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21st Nov 2002, 11:00
Replies: 146
Views: 54,375
Posted By apfds

Lu is not correct in his assumptions. The...

Lu is not correct in his assumptions.

The fuel imbalance check list states that it should not be used unless a fuel leak has been completely ruled out. The previous page give step by step...
1st Nov 2002, 21:28
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By apfds

Lets not forget the Valiants guys! I was on...

Lets not forget the Valiants guys!

I was on 543 at the time of Cuba , we spent longer on cockpit stby then than the rest of my V force time put together.
7th Oct 2002, 09:54
Replies: 138
Views: 26,177
Posted By apfds

411a's robust approach has ruffled a few...

411a's robust approach has ruffled a few feathers, but he is correct.
As professionals we should all know what the law says about fuel planning and when you should declare an emergency. The safety...
4th Oct 2002, 21:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By apfds

Blue Eagle, I am sorry but you are wrong,...

Blue Eagle,

I am sorry but you are wrong, the UK retirement age is 65. Theoreticaly the European Union is all 65, but some of the countries have not enacted the law.
16th Sep 2002, 15:23
Replies: 43
Views: 9,535
Posted By apfds

I have to agree with Boris.I first came into...

I have to agree with Boris.I first came into contact with the 'retired' BA pilots back in the '70's and they all gave good value. Over the years that has not changed. 411 normally comes out with...
Replies: 22
Views: 4,622
Posted By apfds

If CX have been experiencing Alpha Floor on flap...

If CX have been experiencing Alpha Floor on flap retraction then I would expect more than an email from the Fleet Manager.
This makes it even more difficult to believe.
Replies: 22
Views: 4,622
Posted By apfds

Blue Eagle, Difficult to say and in fact I...

Blue Eagle,

Difficult to say and in fact I find the report hard to believe.

The airbus system shows clearly on the speed tape when it is safe to retract the next stage of flap, and this speed...
30th Aug 2002, 14:37
Replies: 22
Views: 4,622
Posted By apfds

411a. I fail to see how the FBW system can...

411a.
I fail to see how the FBW system can lead a pilot into retracting flap early. The indicating system shows quite clearly at what minimum speed the flap should be retracted and I ,among many,...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Aug 2002, 14:29
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By apfds

I ts in all the FCOM's, mainly there due to...

I ts in all the FCOM's, mainly there due to regulatary pressures.
Never given me any problems anywhere in the world but to be remembered and acted on if necessary.
24th Aug 2002, 15:30
Replies: 67
Views: 12,517
Posted By apfds

There is no design fault in the 330 , the problem...

There is no design fault in the 330 , the problem was the crew not following proceedures.
They did a great job after the engines flamed out , but it was a shambles up to that point. I hope they have...
28th Jul 2002, 12:07
Replies: 79
Views: 16,779
Posted By apfds

An uncalled for remark about Nick Warner and...

An uncalled for remark about Nick Warner and incorrect,the a/p was diconnected.

There is nothing wrong with flying manually but remember high performance a/c are more efficiently and comfortably...
28th Jul 2002, 11:39
Replies: 109
Views: 28,056
Posted By apfds

Some of the comments made worry me somewhat; ...

Some of the comments made worry me somewhat;

1. On modern swept wing aircraft it is taught to use aileron to pick up a wing,rudder should not be used. Ailerons are effective into the stall.
...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jul 2002, 11:23
Replies: 30
Views: 10,324
Posted By apfds

.All Airbus fly by wire a/c operate on a '.Ground...

.All Airbus fly by wire a/c operate on a '.Ground Speed Mini' technique on approach. This is very similar to your RGS system except that the computers convert it into an equivalent indicated...
23rd Jul 2002, 21:40
Replies: 31
Views: 3,263
Posted By apfds

As one who went through CFS after a co's tour on...

As one who went through CFS after a co's tour on V- bombers and then went into civil flying, I found it the best qualification one could ever have for promotion in airlines
26th Feb 2002, 15:19
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By apfds

Post I presume all pilots accept the fact that if one...

I presume all pilots accept the fact that if one pulls to much 'G ' then the wings may fall off.. .Why then is it so difficult to accept that the vertical stabilizer can also be overstressed.
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2002, 04:33
Replies: 97
Views: 8,107
Posted By apfds

Post The original Skyvan was 'The five ton budgie'....

The original Skyvan was 'The five ton budgie'. .The Blackburn Beverley was '80,000 rivets in lose formation'. .The Jet Provost was 'The constant thrust variable noise machine'
7th Feb 2002, 01:38
Replies: 62
Views: 5,444
Posted By apfds

Post Sorry Brian Blank but I cannot agree with your...

Sorry Brian Blank but I cannot agree with your reasoning.If aircraft were able to be designed and built the way you suggest then there would be no requirement for the two highly paid professionals up...
4th Feb 2002, 01:58
Replies: 62
Views: 5,444
Posted By apfds

Post Sorry, I got posted before I was finished.. .The...

Sorry, I got posted before I was finished.. .The QRH tells the pilot to check for a fuel leak,something that was not done on this occasion.. .rick1128 this time you are wrong!This time the crew did...
4th Feb 2002, 01:53
Replies: 62
Views: 5,444
Posted By apfds

Post 320 driver is right there is no ECAM wng for a...

320 driver is right there is no ECAM wng for a fuel leak.It draws the pilots attn to a fuel imbalance and then the QRH
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jan 2002, 02:03
Replies: 40
Views: 2,403
Posted By apfds

Post It is very probably 'Pod Nod' caused by...

It is very probably 'Pod Nod' caused by fluctuation of the VIGV'S as the aircraft accel.up towards 250kts after t/o.
It should be reported to the engineers.
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jan 2002, 01:18
Replies: 74
Views: 4,182
Posted By apfds

Post On the stalls you witnessed you never saw the...

On the stalls you witnessed you never saw the pilots putting in full rudder followed immediately by full opposite rudder.
Thats what breaks aeroplanes!
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