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Forum: Tech Log
24th Sep 2020, 11:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By mustafagander

My point exactly. Your current clearance limit...

My point exactly. Your current clearance limit will put you at the commencement of the ILS. Now cleared ILS is all you need.
Unless specifically cancelled, your previous clearance remains valid so...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Sep 2020, 10:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By mustafagander

To me people are overthinking this wildly. I...

To me people are overthinking this wildly.
I have never in my 46+ years of long haul jet operation been cleared ILS until we were on a heading for LOC intercept.
Think for a moment - what is an...
25th Aug 2020, 10:28
Replies: 129
Views: 35,573
Posted By mustafagander

As I recall it, the straight staircase to the...

As I recall it, the straight staircase to the upper deck came with the -300 series coz the upper deck went back so far, beyond doors 2.
Forum: Questions
3rd Aug 2020, 10:54
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By mustafagander

Hi Peter47, It is actually acetylene which...

Hi Peter47,

It is actually acetylene which is absorbed in acetone. It has the nasty habit of exploding if left alone in a pressure vessel. A damn nuisance really. Don't ever lie the cylinders on...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Aug 2020, 11:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,943
Posted By mustafagander

Biggie old mate, Do you have any better ideas...

Biggie old mate, Do you have any better ideas when that is all you have??
Forum: Tech Log
31st Jul 2020, 10:20
Replies: 20
Views: 1,943
Posted By mustafagander

As I recall it, what is listed on the approach...

As I recall it, what is listed on the approach page for nav aids, NDB, DME, VOR ILS etc must all be tuned and identified prior to commencing the approach.Hence a twin NDB approach can't be attempted...
26th Jul 2020, 10:36
Replies: 129
Views: 35,573
Posted By mustafagander

Actually LL it was childishly simple to avoid...

Actually LL it was childishly simple to avoid that mix up
First of all we used an Onboard Performance Tool, OPT, resident in our iPads to calculate all performance. We started with the a/c rego...
25th Jul 2020, 10:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,491
Posted By mustafagander

Mach1 I think you'll find that your CIR trumps...

Mach1
I think you'll find that your CIR trumps a NVMC rating. Logic also agrees here. Think about it, you lob into a port in the dark, can you legally do a circling approach and land? How about a...
25th Jul 2020, 10:33
Replies: 129
Views: 35,573
Posted By mustafagander

As I understand it, there was an internal...

As I understand it, there was an internal competition to name the B744 fleet.
One of our Cpt, Len K came up with it.
Brilliant piece of thinking when you look at what her tasks were, long range.
23rd Jul 2020, 10:23
Replies: 88
Views: 23,410
Posted By mustafagander

I am reliably informed that the waypoints for...

I am reliably informed that the waypoints for skippy were sorted out and refined in the sim. At least a full day I hear, then into the system for uplink.
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jul 2020, 10:16
22nd Jul 2020, 10:37
Replies: 88
Views: 23,410
Posted By mustafagander

i.dingbat, I am reliably informed very steep...

i.dingbat,

I am reliably informed very steep turns required, hence F190 so F5 can be extended to reduce speed and hence turn radius. Flap limit is F200.
21st Jul 2020, 10:37
Replies: 87
Views: 9,764
Posted By mustafagander

Hey Dan, The B747 electrical system was...

Hey Dan,
The B747 electrical system was designed by Westinghouse for the B707 in the 1950s. It had a few tweaks but for us ex B707 crews it was obviously a descendant of the B707.
The VC10 & VC15...
18th Jul 2020, 10:53
Replies: 129
Views: 35,573
Posted By mustafagander

Yeah, I too, love this lovely lady. I did over...

Yeah, I too, love this lovely lady.
I did over 35 years and 22K hours in all seats on all variants - 100, 200, 300, 400 & SP.
A delight to fly and very superior engineering. My time as FEO allowed...
25th Jun 2020, 10:43
Replies: 2
Views: 1,139
Posted By mustafagander

At CN I think Altocap and Curtis might be able to...

At CN I think Altocap and Curtis might be able to help you.
9th Jun 2020, 10:32
Replies: 1,932
Views: 629,430
Posted By mustafagander

Long haul S/O is generally entry level.

Long haul S/O is generally entry level.
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jun 2020, 10:27
Replies: 29
Views: 3,240
Posted By mustafagander

I don't know about calculating time but what I...

I don't know about calculating time but what I remember from a course on en route GPS that I helped author many decades ago is that each sat time diff is a sphere surrounding that sat and you are...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jun 2020, 10:22
Replies: 15
Views: 2,537
Posted By mustafagander

In my old mob with B744 we used a two step...

In my old mob with B744 we used a two step procedure for decades. Then the engine manufacturers said no so we transitioned to three step.
Many of us suggested that maybe the engine manufacturers...
1st Jun 2020, 10:51
Replies: 55
Views: 10,845
Posted By mustafagander

Yep Spooky, most of my colleagues used to do the...

Yep Spooky, most of my colleagues used to do the same with the icing light cap.
If you had a Cpt who wanted to fiddle around with the thrust coz you weren't exactly at M.81, fuel heat was quite...
31st May 2020, 11:01
Replies: 15
Views: 1,734
Posted By mustafagander

WHBM, You didn't need to be much of a salesman...

WHBM,
You didn't need to be much of a salesman to sell the B707-320 series. It was a most flexible airframe and had great operating economics. It was likely better than the B720 even for the B720...
31st May 2020, 10:53
Replies: 55
Views: 10,845
Posted By mustafagander

As I recall the JT3D engines, we used to apply...

As I recall the JT3D engines, we used to apply fuel heat at a regular time (30 minutes?) for 1 minute when the #1M tank temp was below a given temp. Tank #1M was the only one with a temp sensor. We...
Forum: Tech Log
11th May 2020, 10:24
Replies: 29
Views: 3,156
Posted By mustafagander

As I see it, the answer to the question asked is...

As I see it, the answer to the question asked is NO.
Airlines have a fleet which is desirable to have as common as possible. A big consideration is certification, is the new whiz-bang kit RPT...
3rd May 2020, 10:51
Replies: 44
Views: 5,995
Posted By mustafagander

The AFM is generally a good guide. Beware...

The AFM is generally a good guide.

Beware instructors' good ideas.
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2020, 10:45
Replies: 23
Views: 3,243
Posted By mustafagander

Easy Michelda, available power in an atmo engine...

Easy Michelda, available power in an atmo engine declines as altitude increases and ROC depends on excess thrust from props or jetpipe. Vx is an aerodynamics thing related to drag. It's all about...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2020, 10:40
Replies: 21
Views: 2,752
Posted By mustafagander

To answer your question RP, as I understand it...

To answer your question RP, as I understand it and flew SIDS ex LHR for a few decades, maintain FL60 ex CLN. You will be cleared to do something different invariably but this is for the radio failure...
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