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21st Sep 2019, 09:48
Replies: 1,535
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Posted By tom775257

Just in case the worst happens, I would recommend...

Just in case the worst happens, I would recommend downloading anything you can from company servers - things like pay slips, tax info, training records, evidence of hours etc. Hopefully it won’t be...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Feb 2018, 14:30
Replies: 62
Views: 13,201
Posted By tom775257

I suspect Vilas is referring to phase advance...

I suspect Vilas is referring to phase advance which used to be allowed, moving the thrust levers above the climb gate for a short period of time to temporarily get man thrust / MCT until you click it...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2018, 10:18
Replies: 182
Views: 23,423
Posted By tom775257

Hi VP959, Yes agreed true power has been /is...

Hi VP959,

Yes agreed true power has been /is measured for domestic. What I am suggesting is they will switch to measuring and charging for apparent power rather than true at some point once...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2018, 09:14
Replies: 182
Views: 23,423
Posted By tom775257

Surely the final aim is to eventually convert a...

Surely the final aim is to eventually convert a 'unit' of electricity from KWH to KVAH as our domestic loads change from resistive to inductive / capacitive over time with increasingly variable power...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Aug 2017, 02:44
Replies: 35
Views: 6,395
Posted By tom775257

UK airline, A320. Essentially do whatever we want...

UK airline, A320. Essentially do whatever we want regarding levels of automation or not, just use a bit of common sense.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Aug 2017, 14:00
Replies: 16
Views: 5,002
Posted By tom775257

If you require to increase all engine thrust...

If you require to increase all engine thrust reduction altitude due to obstacle clearance, what are you meant to do if you lose an engine? Now there may well be airfields where you do have to do this...
Forum: Questions
26th Jul 2017, 17:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,626
Posted By tom775257

Assume you are talking A320 series. I would...

Assume you are talking A320 series.

I would as per the Zurich requirements on the Take off perf page modified to have thrust reduction 2900' and 4500' for accel.

On approach leave G/A perf page...
26th Jul 2017, 16:09
Replies: 125
Views: 96,670
Posted By tom775257

A320 Airbus SOP checklist AFAIK: After...

A320 Airbus SOP checklist AFAIK:

After Takeoff / Climb

LDG GEAR......UP
FLAPS...........RETRACTED
PACKS..........ON
-------------------------
BARO REF......___ SET (BOTH)
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jul 2017, 09:36
Replies: 14
Views: 4,982
Posted By tom775257

Anyone tried this in the sim recently? It would...

Anyone tried this in the sim recently? It would seem a big mistake to keep the note in error.

Mind you it wouldn't be the only way to lose all comms with elec problems. On some MSNs with a DC ESS...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Jul 2017, 06:30
Replies: 12
Views: 3,295
Posted By tom775257

As per an approach at Luton yesterday, 165 to 5...

As per an approach at Luton yesterday, 165 to 5 is much better IMHO on the A320 series than 160 to 4, no idea about other jets.

Typical 160 to 4. Option 1: Drop gear at 5, big increase in drag,...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jun 2017, 10:00
Replies: 43
Views: 11,607
Posted By tom775257

It is an interesting topic, having spent a little...

It is an interesting topic, having spent a little time looking at typical switch mode circuits it seems to me that the answer is, sadly, it depends. (warning, not a professional just a keen amateur...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jun 2017, 17:03
Replies: 43
Views: 11,607
Posted By tom775257

Step one of an AC to DC switch mode power supply...

Step one of an AC to DC switch mode power supply is generally to rectify to DC/filter before chopping up at high frequency (in the KHz). It couldn't care less within reason the frequency of the AC...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jun 2017, 13:42
Replies: 11
Views: 3,078
Posted By tom775257

Indeed the A320 on gravity feed has either FL360...

Indeed the A320 on gravity feed has either FL360 as a limit with deaerated fuel or FL260 with non-deaerated fuel.

The decider as to whether the fuel is aerated or not is whether you have been...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Apr 2017, 09:15
Replies: 59
Views: 12,764
Posted By tom775257

It just the captains showing lack of knowledge of...

It just the captains showing lack of knowledge of the aircraft. In the FL200s or so and above where climb actually becomes sluggish, MCT and climb are the same thrust setting anyway.
Forum: Tech Log
28th Feb 2017, 15:38
Replies: 78
Views: 17,641
Posted By tom775257

If you turn off 2 ADRs you will lose Flight...

If you turn off 2 ADRs you will lose Flight directors, Autopilot and autothrust.

If you turn off 1&3 you will need to manually extend the gear and will be in direct law for remainder of the flight...
12th Jan 2017, 11:57
Replies: 9
Views: 4,472
Posted By tom775257

Sorry I wasn't clear enough. What I mean is that...

Sorry I wasn't clear enough. What I mean is that your pitch attitudes to fly are fairly similar between the aircraft in the various flight phases. So your approach/flare pitch attitudes are similar...
11th Jan 2017, 21:22
Replies: 9
Views: 4,472
Posted By tom775257

Homsap: a) No, tailstrike not prevented by...

Homsap:

a) No, tailstrike not prevented by software. On latter models an indicator is on the PFD to show limits and a 'Pitch Pitch' aural warning from the FWC. Edit: There was a ELAC update a few...
Replies: 403
Views: 259,571
Posted By tom775257

MrWingNut. From the little you describe of your...

MrWingNut. From the little you describe of your position I would personally recommend to keep your current job and use the money to fly GA as a hobby which, in my opinion, is much more fun. See how...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Dec 2016, 10:24
Replies: 17
Views: 2,879
Posted By tom775257

Just speed up, it unstalls. If you have an old...

Just speed up, it unstalls. If you have an old A320 it used to stall at gear down anyway and would unstall in the go around once gear up. If you are using elec power just press the emer elec power...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Oct 2016, 06:34
Replies: 2
Views: 1,624
Posted By tom775257

Hi, FCTM, Normal operations, task sharing...

Hi,

FCTM, Normal operations, task sharing for supplementary procedures.

With regards to engine starts...Read the procedure, PM reads, PF does.

Cheers
31st Aug 2016, 12:58
Replies: 13
Views: 6,375
Posted By tom775257

I was for a while a right seat checked captain in...

I was for a while a right seat checked captain in the A320 so I might have done 2 days as Captain in the left, the next day as an FO in the right seat, then back to the left for a few days etc. It...
16th Aug 2016, 11:48
Replies: 16
Views: 5,221
Posted By tom775257

It is worth noting that short cuts might have...

It is worth noting that short cuts might have been passed by the French (Brest control) to the crew on coordination with LATCC. Sometimes I get direct Honiley over Germany speaking to Rhein radar!
Forum: Questions
1st May 2016, 08:18
Replies: 7
Views: 3,710
Posted By tom775257

Airbus have a cabin which is meant to be fairly...

Airbus have a cabin which is meant to be fairly air tight with the outflow valve shut.

On an air test we had an air frame with a 6000' / min rate of climb of the cabin pressure when the packs were...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Apr 2016, 11:50
Replies: 27
Views: 4,649
Posted By tom775257

On the 320 I use it as a confirmation of landing...

On the 320 I use it as a confirmation of landing clearance received, nothing more than that.
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Apr 2016, 06:25
Replies: 7
Views: 2,585
Posted By tom775257

Hi, Just have a look at your unreliable...

Hi,

Just have a look at your unreliable airspeed QRH tables, it will give you some N1 pitch and power.

To be honest tooling the thing around I don't look at the EPR gauges much at all because I...
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