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5th Jan 2022, 22:34
Replies: 297
Views: 106,984
Posted By Fursty Ferret

No offence intended but it sounds like you were...

No offence intended but it sounds like you were part of the problem here with the fact you didn't seem able to say "I'm knackered, would you mind keeping the autopilot in until 1000ft?" Did you...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Dec 2021, 15:37
Replies: 26
Views: 3,749
Posted By Fursty Ferret

APU uses either battery only or combination of...

APU uses either battery only or combination of battery plus AC to start. Start is much quicker than on battery only.

To answer the original question - if you don't start the APU then you're in a...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Nov 2021, 21:42
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Some antifreeze compounds have a lower freezing...

Some antifreeze compounds have a lower freezing point when diluted with water (hydrogen bonding). Might be this?
Forum: Tech Log
24th Nov 2021, 12:02
Replies: 24
Views: 21,187
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Not convinced by this. Do you have an FCOM...

Not convinced by this. Do you have an FCOM reference?

Common localiser frequencies for the reciprocal runway would cause an RNAV approach to end in tears.
Forum: Tech Log
14th Nov 2021, 19:24
Replies: 23
Views: 5,046
Posted By Fursty Ferret

This may be less to do with the ability of the...

This may be less to do with the ability of the system to brake and more to do with timing.

The autobrake won't kick in until the thrust levers are at idle, which means that for an RTO where the...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Nov 2021, 13:06
Replies: 18
Views: 2,982
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Worst case is that the centre tank fuel is pumped...

Worst case is that the centre tank fuel is pumped to the tank with working fuel pumps and then to the other wing tank via the cross-feed. So I don't think it's actually an issue and gravity fuel...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Nov 2021, 21:31
Replies: 10
Views: 2,782
Posted By Fursty Ferret

There's a bit of discussion about this in the...

There's a bit of discussion about this in the FCTM. From what I understand, the slow acceleration caused by windshear may leave you much further down the runway than your performance figures allowed...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Nov 2021, 11:44
Replies: 63
Views: 12,433
Posted By Fursty Ferret

IAN only works for straight-in approaches, so...

IAN only works for straight-in approaches, so anything else LNAV/VNAV needed.
Forum: Tech Log
31st Oct 2021, 10:12
Replies: 63
Views: 12,433
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Yep. The missed approach altitude was, I think,...

Yep. The missed approach altitude was, I think, 3000ft and we went to set it as we passed through about 2500ft from an MDA of ~540. As the ALT knob clicked through 2500 the aircraft went into VNAV...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Oct 2021, 11:11
Replies: 63
Views: 12,433
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Oh no it won't. Been there, done that (albeit in...

Oh no it won't. Been there, done that (albeit in a 787, but VNAV behaves like it was programmed in the 1960s so I assume it's the same).

Set altitude increment to thousands, wind fast, then very...
11th Oct 2021, 09:01
Replies: 32
Views: 15,990
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Because there's a decision-making process to be...

Because there's a decision-making process to be made, which requires information to be gathered and considered. It's not like a car where you pull over into a convenient layby and get out to call for...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Sep 2021, 17:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Don't forget that there's a difference between B...

Don't forget that there's a difference between B SYS LO PR and B ELEC PUMP LO PR.

The ECAM has the condition statement: "If blue sys lost by ELEC PUMP LO PR", so the line to deploy the RAT...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Sep 2021, 14:59
Replies: 15
Views: 2,569
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Frequency-wild AC is rectified and then inverted...

Frequency-wild AC is rectified and then inverted by the CSMCs for the CACs, so is independent of engine speed.
12th Sep 2021, 10:02
Replies: 2
Views: 2,689
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Does Air France control PPRuNe?

I posted a link to a BEA accident report on this forum yesterday showing a loss of control by an AF 320 (false G/S capture). The thread has been deleted without even the courtesy of a PM from the...
11th Sep 2021, 20:35
Replies: 13
Views: 3,926
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Air France false GS capture

Flight data replay of event

Watch and learn. 40kt tailwind, wrong GS from above technique, inadvertent level off, false lobe capture, alpha floor activation and new underwear needed.

Flight...
28th Aug 2021, 09:41
Replies: 14
Views: 9,572
Posted By Fursty Ferret

TCMA, innit? Having said that no one on the 787...

TCMA, innit? Having said that no one on the 787 knew about it until it surprised a crew in Japan with a dual-engine shutdown on the landing roll and we got an airworthiness bulletin.

I've just...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Aug 2021, 18:58
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Because if you don't turn off the autothrust...

Because if you don't turn off the autothrust you'll get a chime every few seconds telling you that the autothrust is limited, and to put the the thrust lever back where you found it...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jul 2021, 13:56
Replies: 17
Views: 2,878
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Using a pen as a pointing stick and jabbing the...

Using a pen as a pointing stick and jabbing the screen is my pet hate. There are inky scratches on nearly all our 787 screens.
Forum: North America
7th Jul 2021, 17:58
Replies: 9
Views: 2,062
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Call "metering" 10 mins before your scheduled...

Call "metering" 10 mins before your scheduled departure time and they'll tell you your planned runway.

It can still change, though... 😭
6th Jul 2021, 09:05
Replies: 282
Views: 197,031
Posted By Fursty Ferret

If anyone is going to respect the phrase MAY DAY...

If anyone is going to respect the phrase MAY DAY it'd be the French... ("M'aidez").
29th Jun 2021, 16:10
Replies: 265
Views: 77,489
Posted By Fursty Ferret

It's an interesting idea but they won't be...

It's an interesting idea but they won't be seeking approval for single-pilot operation: they need approval for zero pilot operations during cruise. When I leave the flight deck to take my morning...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jun 2021, 15:54
Replies: 10
Views: 2,361
Posted By Fursty Ferret

I think one of the advantages of FLS is that it's...

I think one of the advantages of FLS is that it's automatically temperature compensated.
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jun 2021, 08:52
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By Fursty Ferret

I really wouldn't do it while the localiser is...

I really wouldn't do it while the localiser is showing the wrong direction, if for no other reason that it might then not turn onto the inbound course when the pointer flips to the correct side. Or...
Forum: Tech Log
25th May 2021, 10:07
Replies: 14
Views: 6,837
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Were both FMGCs showing the same? I've noticed in...

Were both FMGCs showing the same? I've noticed in the past that when one TAT measurement differs from the other, you'll get conflicting suggestions for optimum and recommended max.
Forum: Tech Log
22nd May 2021, 14:26
Replies: 37
Views: 7,206
Posted By Fursty Ferret

I'd have thought that a FFS would replicate small...

I'd have thought that a FFS would replicate small sideslips at any level with good accuracy. That being said I think it's an utterly ridiculous idea and if anything happens this thread will be...
Forum: Tech Log
21st May 2021, 09:43
Replies: 71
Views: 11,928
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Going to respectfully disagree here. ...

Going to respectfully disagree here.

Consider the situation where you climb into an increasing headwind at high level and experience a transient increase in airspeed, leading to a high rate of...
Forum: Tech Log
14th May 2021, 09:42
Replies: 24
Views: 3,645
Posted By Fursty Ferret

ECAM warning and cautions are driven by flight...

ECAM warning and cautions are driven by flight phase, so take-off is different to missed approach.

For your second question, you'll need to disconnect the autothrust in order to decelerate below...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd May 2021, 09:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,541
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Correct :-)

Correct :-)
Forum: Tech Log
1st May 2021, 10:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,541
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Caveat - current 787 driver, not 747. If the...

Caveat - current 787 driver, not 747.

If the FDs or AP are on then the autothrust engages in THR mode for 2000 fpm. Pushing a TOGA switch with FDs off will bring them back temporarily, so yes,...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Apr 2021, 16:49
Replies: 9
Views: 2,117
Posted By Fursty Ferret

When my previous employer acquired a pair of IAE...

When my previous employer acquired a pair of IAE aircraft on a temporary basis I seem to recall that we were just sent an email with a list of differences and then set loose.

No issues of note....
Forum: Tech Log
13th Apr 2021, 14:07
Replies: 25
Views: 4,428
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Was always flap 3 for me on an A321 if...

Was always flap 3 for me on an A321 if performance permitted. Handling characteristics are great, and 160-to-4 is much easier if you only have to lose 5-10kt.

Also helped that you could vacate at...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Apr 2021, 09:39
Replies: 12
Views: 3,100
Posted By Fursty Ferret

The 737 doesn't have any computers capable of...

The 737 doesn't have any computers capable of assessing the aircraft energy state / flight path so the job is offloaded to the GPWS system. I imagine it was a convenient decision to hand the problem...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Apr 2021, 13:36
Replies: 16
Views: 3,432
Posted By Fursty Ferret

^^ brilliant post, thank you

^^ brilliant post, thank you
Forum: Tech Log
8th Apr 2021, 09:07
Replies: 16
Views: 3,432
Posted By Fursty Ferret

Unlikely, I think. I've had full rudder in at low...

Unlikely, I think. I've had full rudder in at low speeds in the simulator with engine failures and never felt that the roll authority was limited. I would also expect the spoilers to always be able...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Apr 2021, 20:30
Replies: 16
Views: 3,043
Posted By Fursty Ferret

And outside of the SAT envelope.

And outside of the SAT envelope.
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