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Forum: Questions
22nd Oct 2020, 20:27
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By FlyingStone

If you haven't passed an LPC, the rating is valid...

If you haven't passed an LPC, the rating is valid until the validity date on the licence.

If the rating has expired, you need to pass an LPC after training determined by the ATO, taking into...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Oct 2020, 10:06
Replies: 17
Views: 2,267
Posted By FlyingStone

Strakes, ventral fins, etc. aid directional...

Strakes, ventral fins, etc. aid directional stability at high AoA, where the vertical stabiliser and the rudder are shaded from airflow by the fuselage.

As said above, directional stability at...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Oct 2020, 22:57
Replies: 15
Views: 2,901
Posted By FlyingStone

Any example of such approach in the world?...

Any example of such approach in the world? Haven't seen a circle to a more than 4deg PAPI.
11th Oct 2020, 14:07
Replies: 81
Views: 27,872
Posted By FlyingStone

Would you prefer manual loadsheets? Those are...

Would you prefer manual loadsheets? Those are definitely error-proof.
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By FlyingStone

It does consider it. There is a note, however,...

It does consider it. There is a note, however, stating that some aircraft might have problems achieving 2.5% at weights close to MTOW, but this is more problem at heavies where MTOW >> MLW:


...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Oct 2020, 09:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By FlyingStone

100% (or whatever the limit is), is rotational...

100% (or whatever the limit is), is rotational limit of the low-speed shaft, it's not a thrust limit. You can only see the latter by inputting the correct temperature into the FMC, which I assume...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Oct 2020, 08:22
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By FlyingStone

If you exceed maximum takeoff/go-around N1 for a...

If you exceed maximum takeoff/go-around N1 for a given OAT, you are effectively overboosting the engines. The risk is that you are putting more load on the engine components that they are design to...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Oct 2020, 17:12
Replies: 44
Views: 3,521
Posted By FlyingStone

Sticking to Mr. Boeing/Airbus SOP has a distinct...

Sticking to Mr. Boeing/Airbus SOP has a distinct disadvantage - it means the airline's SMS has nearly zero input into it, and the input it might have, will have an enormous latency between the line...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Sep 2020, 08:54
Replies: 44
Views: 3,521
Posted By FlyingStone

Been a while since I flew the Airbus, but: ...

Been a while since I flew the Airbus, but:

It's probably policy on any modern aircraft that you don't rely on what MCP/FCU is showing (button lights, values), but rather on what your PFD/FMA/ND...
28th Sep 2020, 13:07
Replies: 40
Views: 6,873
Posted By FlyingStone

I guess we can thank the 17.4m well-educated...

I guess we can thank the 17.4m well-educated people who have no doubt performed thorough research and voted the way they did in 2016.
23rd Sep 2020, 08:31
Replies: 31
Views: 3,290
Posted By FlyingStone

Patience, patience, patience and more patience;...

Patience, patience, patience and more patience; nobody was born a pilot, we all need some time to get to the required level.
Leave them to it; stay silent and don't touch the controls - let them...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Sep 2020, 09:01
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By FlyingStone

A220 reaches FL400 at MTOM?

A220 reaches FL400 at MTOM?
10th Sep 2020, 16:30
Replies: 39
Views: 16,270
Posted By FlyingStone

Not if it's a VFR outside of controlled airspace...

Not if it's a VFR outside of controlled airspace it won't.



There's many aircraft flying around that's not Airbus FBW, and a large part of the video very much applies even in 2020. AFAIK even...
1st Sep 2020, 21:18
Replies: 141
Views: 153,222
Posted By FlyingStone

Surely any sensible authority would enable tests...

Surely any sensible authority would enable tests to be done in aviation's universal language, English?



Schrodinger's union? Pilots want to work as little as possible, but block the company...
1st Sep 2020, 19:48
Replies: 141
Views: 153,222
Posted By FlyingStone

Most airlines have manuals in English, checklists...

Most airlines have manuals in English, checklists in English, cockpit placards in English, callouts in English, R/T is in English, yet... you need to be native in [insert language of choice].

I...
1st Sep 2020, 14:43
Replies: 141
Views: 153,222
Posted By FlyingStone

It being common doesn't make it right. There...

It being common doesn't make it right.

There are many (well-paying) jobs which don't require nor use nor knowledge of the local language. But a pilot, who is abroad for a large majority of their...
24th Aug 2020, 12:40
Replies: 364
Views: 166,146
Posted By FlyingStone

I was under impression most sensible airlines...

I was under impression most sensible airlines already have that in their FDM, and for me personally, not having to go and see the chief pilot for tea with no biscuits, is a great incentive to not...
24th Aug 2020, 10:26
Replies: 364
Views: 166,146
Posted By FlyingStone

On the other hand of spectrum, you have people...

On the other hand of spectrum, you have people taking more than half an hour of extra fuel to an almost deserted 2-runway airport in severe CAVOK, just because 15 years ago they had to fly one turn...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Aug 2020, 20:46
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
Posted By FlyingStone

I'm always fascinated why some airlines prefer to...

I'm always fascinated why some airlines prefer to have its pilots fly manually in extremely marginal weather conditions with HUD rather than use autoland, where available.

Do you perhaps know why...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Aug 2020, 06:14
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
Posted By FlyingStone

No, as engaging second autopilot will cause the...

No, as engaging second autopilot will cause the autopilot to trim slightly nose up at 400ft RA to provide "flare spring bias". This enables the aircraft to slighly pitch up in the event of autopilot...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Aug 2020, 07:14
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
Posted By FlyingStone

Minimum use height (in any autopilot mode) is...

Minimum use height (in any autopilot mode) is 140ft for 737-700/900/900ER, 138ft for 737-600 and 158ft for 737-800. That's for aircraft with EASA AFM, it might vary for other authorities.

Boeing...
18th Aug 2020, 10:18
Replies: 364
Views: 166,146
Posted By FlyingStone

A lot of regional airports in Europe don't have...

A lot of regional airports in Europe don't have it as well.



Most runway overruns tend to happen because the aircraft is too fast on approach and then bleeds the energy in a float over the...
17th Aug 2020, 04:49
Replies: 364
Views: 166,146
Posted By FlyingStone

If airlines in Europe can safely operate the 737s...

If airlines in Europe can safely operate the 737s day in and day out with 150/200h cadets in the RHS, then there's really no excuse.

Look at the UTAir 737-800 overrun in Sochi in 2018. Crew...
15th Aug 2020, 11:02
Replies: 39
Views: 16,531
Posted By FlyingStone

How does that work on regional aircraft with 2-2...

How does that work on regional aircraft with 2-2 seating? Half of the aircraft empty?
14th Aug 2020, 19:35
Replies: 364
Views: 166,146
Posted By FlyingStone

Every aircraft is a compromise in some way. ...

Every aircraft is a compromise in some way.

Airbus didn't have the technology to have interconnected sidesticks in 1980s when A320 was developed, but Gulfstream has proven the technology is here...
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