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13th Oct 2020, 18:29
Replies: 89
Views: 21,136
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

It was a heck of a 'deflagration' :8 ...

It was a heck of a 'deflagration' :8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iSRkvAupT8
9th Oct 2020, 19:19
Replies: 81
Views: 28,029
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

I don't have acess to A321 performance data, as I...

I don't have acess to A321 performance data, as I have only flown the A320, and that was some time ago. However:

- if anything, the Vmc speeds on the A321 should be lower than on the A320 due to...
9th Oct 2020, 11:44
Replies: 81
Views: 28,029
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

For those who are quick to jump the gun and blame...

For those who are quick to jump the gun and blame the crew. If you care to read the actual AAIB report, you will find that:

- the crew was presented with a A321 loadsheet indicating a CG within...
25th Sep 2020, 20:50
Replies: 25
Views: 7,031
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

Having been born on the wrong side of the...

Having been born on the wrong side of the curtain, I've done it all:
- Hand-flying an Antonov 24 on the captain's lap as a 6-year old. It had a pretty good flight-director. I was told "just keep the...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jul 2020, 09:12
Replies: 11
Views: 2,518
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

I must say we donít seem to have any scratches on...

I must say we donít seem to have any scratches on ours - and we operate some fairly old airframes (by 787 standards) - from 2012 or so...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Jun 2020, 14:25
Replies: 7
Views: 2,918
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

Lightly loaded plane with an active center tank...

Lightly loaded plane with an active center tank could do it.
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jun 2020, 07:58
Replies: 22
Views: 2,113
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

Our fuel gurus actually claim the opposite - but...

Our fuel gurus actually claim the opposite - but I must admit that I havenít seen the numbers, so it is anecdotal.
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jun 2020, 12:15
Replies: 22
Views: 2,113
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

AFAIK itís the opposite - descending on a...

AFAIK itís the opposite - descending on a profile, that is too high/too fast and with speed brake uses around twice as much as descending too early and flying a lower speed.

787 VNAV is utterly...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2020, 19:57
Replies: 15
Views: 2,015
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

Iím pretty sure, that if it needs one, it is...

Iím pretty sure, that if it needs one, it is embedded deep in the FBW logic.
Forum: Questions
5th Jun 2020, 13:51
Replies: 11
Views: 2,703
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

IIRC the slight over-pressurization has to do...

IIRC the slight over-pressurization has to do with change of airflow around the fuselage during rotation, which may result in an uncomfortable pressure bump for pax. To counter this, the cabin is...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Apr 2020, 06:17
Replies: 20
Views: 3,963
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

What plane? if itís an Airbus, the perf...

What plane?

if itís an Airbus, the perf software could have give you a fixed de-rate/ no FLEX, which may sometimes be better for a light plane due to Vmc considerations.

On the Bus you canít...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Apr 2020, 16:17
Replies: 50
Views: 6,871
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

787 IRS may be aligned in flight as well...

787 IRS may be aligned in flight as well...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Feb 2020, 15:26
Replies: 15
Views: 2,899
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

For me the biggest pet peeve is that pushing FLCH...

For me the biggest pet peeve is that pushing FLCH opens the speed window. On the Bus the speed stays managed...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Feb 2020, 15:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,610
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

I seem to remember, that my Boeing instructor's...

I seem to remember, that my Boeing instructor's explanation was that selecting the landing alt to 8000' was meant to increase the cabin altitude, thus decrease diff. pressure in order to reduce the...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Feb 2020, 17:54
Replies: 48
Views: 14,991
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

Polish HEMS EC135 almost losing it on landing

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=emb_title&v=wmkfYt0S0vw
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jan 2020, 06:22
Replies: 39
Views: 10,277
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

In one airline I used to work for, the 2 people...

In one airline I used to work for, the 2 people in the cockpit rule was introduced as a knee jerk reaction, immediately after the Germanwings crash.

Result - we had two cases of lost comms in the...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Dec 2019, 17:17
Replies: 11
Views: 3,528
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

That's called 'necroposting' ;)

That's called 'necroposting' ;)
27th Dec 2019, 14:15
Replies: 177
Views: 113,297
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

Yeah, right! Letís make those 250 hours wonders...

Yeah, right! Letís make those 250 hours wonders Captains immediately. Judging from the responses on this thread they know it all and can fly better than us, merely mortals with several thousand of...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Dec 2019, 04:06
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

Supercritical airfoils?

Supercritical airfoils?
Forum: Tech Log
20th Dec 2019, 05:45
Replies: 16
Views: 2,113
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

This flaps 2 mandate was a pet peeve of mine,...

This flaps 2 mandate was a pet peeve of mine, when flying the 'Bus. 2 out of 3 operators I've flown for insisted that we always used F2, only one allowed OPT flaps.


The main reason cited,...
13th Dec 2019, 16:15
Replies: 5
Views: 2,155
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

787-8 has the same tanks and actually burns...

787-8 has the same tanks and actually burns slightly less fuel than the -9, because it is lighter and shorter. The problem is that the -8 has 27 Tonnes less MTOW than the -9. So, when empty it could...
11th Dec 2019, 21:36
Replies: 1,596
Views: 1,092,660
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

I personally know a couple of Wizz pilots wearing...

I personally know a couple of Wizz pilots wearing beards, so definitely not forbidden, at least as long as you keep it relatively well maintained...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Nov 2019, 12:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,490
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

Iíve been told on numerous occasions by Boeing...

Iíve been told on numerous occasions by Boeing and airline instructors that ďaltimeters will always show the same, no need to compare themĒ.

Yet, Iíve seen myself a difference of ~100ft between...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Nov 2019, 07:38
Replies: 18
Views: 3,649
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

Interesting. The 787 FCTM indeed mentions this...

Interesting. The 787 FCTM indeed mentions this phenomenon (without going into detail), but personally, I have never noticed it. Maybe I'm too ham-fisted (ham-footed)? :}
Forum: Tech Log
18th Nov 2019, 11:04
Replies: 18
Views: 3,649
Posted By Sidestick_n_Rudder

As a side note, I remember reading, that this...

As a side note, I remember reading, that this issue was first encountered in the Harrier during hover operations and x-wind or sideways movement, leading to possible loss of control.

They...
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