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28th Oct 2018, 03:33
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Posted By EXWOK

I have approx 2.5k hrs in gliders and about the...

I have approx 2.5k hrs in gliders and about the same in single engine piston aircraft. I’ve never been frightened in a glider, but have been somewhat concerned on several occasions when the ‘Lycoming...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jun 2018, 10:51
Replies: 1
Views: 1,138
Posted By EXWOK

AFAIK it was to keep a semblance of commonality...

AFAIK it was to keep a semblance of commonality when we first started getting the automated calls - I.e some fleets had PM or Flt Eng calling “100ft, 50, 30...” and other fleets were in transition...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jan 2018, 20:02
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,157,741
Posted By EXWOK

Favourite: OAF for fuel burn and subjective...

Favourite: OAF for fuel burn and subjective personal preference.

OAC second for the reg!.

OAD was indeed the schedulers' favourite for long charters although I have to say that I didn't have...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Dec 2017, 00:03
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Posted By EXWOK

I’m not sure we *know* the tank 11 txfr pumps...

I’m not sure we *know* the tank 11 txfr pumps were on.

The 5/7 inlet valves were in the override position.

Even if the T11 txfr pumps were off, the de-air pump would pump fuel to the trim txfr...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Dec 2017, 12:35
Replies: 2,046
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Posted By EXWOK

Tanks 5 and 7 inlet valves have an ‘override’...

Tanks 5 and 7 inlet valves have an ‘override’ position, do they not?

During the t/o roll, while the trim transfer pumps in 11 will be off, the de-air pump would allow flow through the trim...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Aug 2017, 11:13
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,157,741
Posted By EXWOK

It must make a fair difference: On average, much...

It must make a fair difference: On average, much of the 'interior' is ahead of the CG and remember AB has no cockpit, which is a fair chunk of weight a long way forward,

I vaguely recall that AB...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Aug 2017, 09:57
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,157,741
Posted By EXWOK

AB had them removed for balance reasons, given...

AB had them removed for balance reasons, given that it has no interior.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jul 2017, 09:14
Replies: 10
Views: 2,645
Posted By EXWOK

Elapsed time: 1 minute (with a maximum of 3...

Elapsed time: 1 minute (with a maximum of 3 mins).

IIRC, procedure required if previously shutdown for >10mins and <5hrs.

Edited to add that I've never flown an aeroplane where you used/trusted...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jun 2017, 10:17
Replies: 10
Views: 2,645
Posted By EXWOK

Debow on Concorde was done differently to the...

Debow on Concorde was done differently to the above examples (as always!) insofar as it wasn't motored by the starter, but the engine was started then run in a sub-idle condition.

The gens...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Feb 2017, 09:03
Replies: 2,046
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Posted By EXWOK

A slightly tongue-in-cheek comment, Megan. ...

A slightly tongue-in-cheek comment, Megan.

The BA Ops Manual requires an approach to be fully stable at 1000'R. It used to be slightly more relaxed, but even then a 'reduced noise' approach was an...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Feb 2017, 14:01
Replies: 2,046
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Posted By EXWOK

It would appear so....but I wonder if Vref+10...

It would appear so....but I wonder if Vref+10 came about as a result of earlier experience and that was the source of the story?

I get what you mean about the height response at the cockpit vs...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Feb 2017, 09:25
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,157,741
Posted By EXWOK

I'm not sure the 'negative elevator effect' was...

I'm not sure the 'negative elevator effect' was ever a practical issue in flight (as opposed to on rotation) - the response was entirely normal and I reckon that the increase in lift is near enough...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Feb 2017, 17:35
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,157,741
Posted By EXWOK

I didn't find any problems in strong headwinds. ...

I didn't find any problems in strong headwinds.

We used to use Vref+10 instead of Vref+7 if it was windy (which made a bigger difference than the numbers may suggest) and, if anything, this made...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Dec 2016, 11:36
Replies: 2,046
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Posted By EXWOK

Fraser - You are correct, the INS's had...

Fraser -


You are correct, the INS's had a access to a separate memory facility in later years of operation. The access method is as you described, and then a numerical entry to access the...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jun 2015, 10:34
Replies: 2,046
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Posted By EXWOK

NineEighteen - 9mins brake release to M1.0...

NineEighteen -

9mins brake release to M1.0 sounds about right from SNN; out of JFK we consistently achieved M1.0 10mins after brake release and that was with a noise-abatement departure which...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Apr 2015, 13:52
Replies: 2,046
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Posted By EXWOK

I've no idea about testing, but in line...

I've no idea about testing, but in line operations the Vmo peaked at 530kts, having started off rather lower depending on alt and mass. (Normally 380-400). I'm pretty certain there's at least one flt...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Apr 2015, 19:40
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,157,741
Posted By EXWOK

Ruddman - No autobrakes. (And - with...

Ruddman -

No autobrakes.

(And - with my pedant's hat on - no 'manual' brakes either. Pedal brakes, yes. I know that the 'manual brakes' has become an accepted term, but the nonsense of it...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Mar 2015, 04:30
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,157,741
Posted By EXWOK

Nope. Don't remember ever doing that. ...

Nope. Don't remember ever doing that.

Occasionally tech stopped ANU or SMA if tight for fuel.
Forum: Tech Log
19th Mar 2015, 12:55
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,157,741
Posted By EXWOK

……it was pumped. Tank 11 also had two...

……it was pumped.

Tank 11 also had two hydraulically-powered fuel transfer pumps to cater for other failures which may deprive you of elex power to the usual pumps, just to cover all eventualities.
Forum: Tech Log
18th Mar 2015, 08:30
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,157,741
Posted By EXWOK

Time for descent may well have been a...

Time for descent may well have been a certification requirement for max FL - others will know better than I…

I don't believe the ramp schedules were designed to operate far above FL600, I vaguely...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Mar 2015, 09:29
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,157,741
Posted By EXWOK

Just happened to look in, and saw this thread was...

Just happened to look in, and saw this thread was active again.

No trouble getting down from the CRZ:

Idle power would be used (the ramps should cope with the change of airflow). Idle power at...
Forum: Questions
17th Sep 2014, 07:02
Replies: 17
Views: 4,221
Posted By EXWOK

The 787 does indeed reflex its flaps in the...

The 787 does indeed reflex its flaps in the cruise.

As I remember it, there's a separate (electromechanical) actuation system which reflexes the flaps slightly according to the current position in...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Feb 2014, 10:14
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,157,741
Posted By EXWOK

For the AICUs perhaps?

For the AICUs perhaps?
Forum: Tech Log
6th Dec 2013, 01:41
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,157,741
Posted By EXWOK

..... not convinced that theory's true..... ...

..... not convinced that theory's true.....

The PFCUs will offer a lot of damping, even while unpressurised. I've never seen a control surface 'slam' side to side on a hydraulically powered...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Oct 2013, 20:03
Replies: 2,046
Views: 1,157,741
Posted By EXWOK

'Dry' thrust was used for a go-around, except in...

'Dry' thrust was used for a go-around, except in the case of wind shear when 'contingency' was used. (A bit more than full thrust and reheat).
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