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Forum: Tech Log
1st Aug 2021, 13:36
Replies: 55
Views: 10,009
Posted By CaptainMongo

The earth is littered with broken airplanes and...

The earth is littered with broken airplanes and broken bodies flown by pilots who thought they were smarter than the aircraft manufacturer, regulatory authority and their own training department.
2nd Jul 2021, 21:22
Replies: 22
Views: 14,353
Posted By CaptainMongo

It is a push which starts and ends in the non...

It is a push which starts and ends in the non movement area.
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jun 2021, 23:12
Replies: 22
Views: 1,847
Posted By CaptainMongo

Roj approved I stand corrected. A paper...

Roj approved

I stand corrected. A paper plotting chart is no longer required as of less than two years ago, however a paper master flight plan currently is required. (I should know my limitations...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jun 2021, 01:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,847
Posted By CaptainMongo

CA, How would the 13 inch model be more...

CA,

How would the 13 inch model be more effective?

My airline:
The maintenance release document must be paper. If international the master flight plan and plotting chart must be paper.
...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jun 2021, 14:42
Replies: 48
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptainMongo

FlightDetent I have tried it twice over the...

FlightDetent

I have tried it twice over the years, and I wasn’t satisfied with the performance. It didn’t seem to behave like the book said it should. I felt it was slow in slowing down and...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jun 2021, 14:33
Replies: 48
Views: 5,077
Posted By CaptainMongo

gimbal error 11061252]And yes, I made it...

gimbal error

11061252]And yes, I made it common practice to set the restricting MAX Altitudes on the FCU during climb out.

Changing the vertical mode out of managed without resetting the FCU...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jun 2021, 00:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By CaptainMongo

Check with your Chief pilot (if you have one) or...

Check with your Chief pilot (if you have one) or consult your flight operations manual (if you have one) on the requirement of using a personal headset.

At my outfit, it has to be TSO’d.

(F.D...
Forum: Tech Log
31st May 2021, 14:54
Replies: 38
Views: 6,225
Posted By CaptainMongo

BraceBrace I was in the sim a month ago...

BraceBrace

I was in the sim a month ago (A320) with an instructor operating the sim and another in the right seat. I wanted to video the PFD and ND during a circling approach. I prepared a...
Forum: Tech Log
29th May 2021, 14:29
Replies: 38
Views: 6,225
Posted By CaptainMongo

Our carrier hasn’t banned them either. I’m coming...

Our carrier hasn’t banned them either. I’m coming to the opinion however that they should be banned. Not because circling is inherently dangerous, but because we NEVER practice the maneuver prior to...
Forum: Tech Log
27th May 2021, 09:33
Replies: 71
Views: 10,346
Posted By CaptainMongo

Very true words Vilas. I describe it as a...

Very true words Vilas. I describe it as a “curious lack of curiosity.”

Some pilots, when they note the airplane didn’t do something they expected it to do, just shrug their shoulders and move...
Forum: Tech Log
24th May 2021, 14:26
Replies: 71
Views: 10,346
Posted By CaptainMongo

Both PF and PM were training Captains. WRT...

Both PF and PM were training Captains.

WRT vision:

”The PF held a current Class 1 medical certificate, and as a condition of that certificate was required to wear distance vision correction and...
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2021, 12:54
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By CaptainMongo

As part of our maintenance release document, any...

As part of our maintenance release document, any MEL ‘snag’ as you term it (we call them hits) is printed. We started carrying the complete MEL a few years ago. It is helpful to expand knowledge of...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2021, 12:06
Replies: 9
Views: 2,281
Posted By CaptainMongo

B737NG_Pilot HAL is something old geezers...

B737NG_Pilot

HAL is something old geezers refer to.:) From director Stanley Kubrick and author Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

HAL was an all knowing computer, just like the computers...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd May 2021, 12:27
Replies: 9
Views: 2,281
Posted By CaptainMongo

The FINAL FMA in blue - a MAN/MAN approach has...

The FINAL FMA in blue - a MAN/MAN approach has been selected in the MCDU and the pitch is armed to maintain the final descent profile. (You won’t see a FINAL FMA when flying an ILS approach.) Other...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd May 2021, 11:50
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By CaptainMongo

We had that discussion several years ago and it...

We had that discussion several years ago and it looks like your persistence with Airbus paid off - well done.

When did that change? Could you be so kind to post a screen shot of the FCOM stating...
Forum: Tech Log
1st May 2021, 20:35
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By CaptainMongo

If you’re lucky enough to be in and remain in SRS...

If you’re lucky enough to be in and remain in SRS during W/S you get 22.5 degrees.

It would almost make sense to set ACCEL altitude to 1500’ when implementing W/S takeoff precautions to ensure one...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Apr 2021, 13:21
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By CaptainMongo

Does anybody’s SOP call for use of the...

Does anybody’s SOP call for use of the “DESELECTED SATELLITES” function on the predictive GPS page? If so, can you provide some details?

...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Apr 2021, 15:34
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By CaptainMongo

Here’s my take: Your GPS does RAIM...

Here’s my take:

Your GPS does RAIM continuously. If the monitoring fails you get GPS PRIMARY LOST.

Depending on the type GPS installed and operational configuration your onboard GPS can compute...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Apr 2021, 12:57
Replies: 12
Views: 1,964
Posted By CaptainMongo

This is from some research I did a few months ago...

This is from some research I did a few months ago on the Captains clock vice CFDIU clock on our early model A319/320’s: (there just isn’t a whole lot of info on clocks out there)

“Interesting side...
22nd Apr 2021, 13:21
Replies: 849
Views: 816,762
Posted By CaptainMongo

Our company provides us with a maintenance log...

Our company provides us with a maintenance log history based on items. Either the last 20 items which have been closed or all items closed in the last 14 days, whichever is less.

And of course the...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Apr 2021, 20:25
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By CaptainMongo

On the A319/320 the FACs generate a windshear...

On the A319/320 the FACs generate a windshear warning whenever the aircraft's predicted energy level falls below a predetermined threshold.

On our 319/320’s we have EGPWS however the windshear...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Apr 2021, 19:54
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
Posted By CaptainMongo

If you’re cleared for the offset approach you fly...

If you’re cleared for the offset approach you fly the off set approach as published. There’s no “lining up early” you just fly what’s depicted. At some point the offset intercepts the three degree...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Mar 2021, 12:52
Replies: 43
Views: 6,117
Posted By CaptainMongo

Are they already flying with the bird displayed...

Are they already flying with the bird displayed or do they, at some point during the maneuver, bring the bird up? Our manual specifically states do not use FD commands during recovery, and I can’t...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Mar 2021, 14:18
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By CaptainMongo

In the US the term “patchy” can only be applied...

In the US the term “patchy” can only be applied to non runway surfaces.



“New Field Condition NOTAM policy about the term “Patchy”. Based on airport operator requests, the FAA will be...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Mar 2021, 01:09
Replies: 24
Views: 3,826
Posted By CaptainMongo

Denti Funny story. We have one 319/320 of...

Denti

Funny story. We have one 319/320 of 150+- flying around with the switch for the foot warmers installed. It wasn’t in our manual so I asked the fleet about it. They said Airbus screwed up and...
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