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Forum: Tech Log
28th May 2022, 03:10
Replies: 0
Views: 428
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Aerodata Flight Deck Performance Validity

Hello,

I am wondering if any Aerodata FDP users can tell me if their operation imposes limits on FDP validity. For example, if a new ATIS is issued with a 3 degree increase in temperature, or a...
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2022, 06:02
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By RandomPerson8008

That's abnormally slow to climb that jet. ...

That's abnormally slow to climb that jet. Normally you're almost always 300+ knots indicated until crossover even at light weights at most cost indices. 10 tonnes below MTOW? You should be...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Mar 2022, 22:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Boeing/Honeywell FMC POS REF "UPDATE ARM"

Hello,

Can anyone explain in what situation you would use the "UPDATE ARM" selection on FMC POS REF Page 2? I'm guessing that it would be used in a situation where you were in an area with no GPS...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Feb 2022, 09:30
Replies: 8
Views: 2,070
Posted By RandomPerson8008

During autoland, yes, but not during manual...

During autoland, yes, but not during manual landing. The fact that the 747-8 will retard throttles automatically if auto throttles are left on during a manual landing is a difference from the -400....
Forum: Tech Log
28th Feb 2022, 04:48
Replies: 8
Views: 2,070
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Thanks! That answers it.

Thanks! That answers it.
Forum: Tech Log
27th Feb 2022, 05:32
Replies: 8
Views: 2,070
Posted By RandomPerson8008

747-8 Manual Landing with Autothrottle to Touchdown?

For some reason, I get asked this a lot: What will the 747-8 autothrottle do if left on during a manual (autopilot disconnected) landing?

First off, it is mandated by the FCOM landing procedure...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Feb 2022, 20:31
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Ok, thank you very much CV880. That makes a lot...

Ok, thank you very much CV880. That makes a lot of sense, I suspected something like that was the case, but don't have a way to confirm it.

On a related note, I have read on the 777 that the...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Feb 2022, 21:49
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By RandomPerson8008

B747-8: Hydraulic Demand Pumps and Main tank fuel pumps powered by DC?

Hello,

In the 747-8 flight training device (FTD), a DC bus 2 failure induces the loss of the #2 electrically driven hydraulic demand pump and main tank fuel pumps #1 fwd and #4 fwd, among other...
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Feb 2022, 02:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Proper phraseology to request deletion of SID and 250/10k speed constraints?

Hello,

Very basic question. Assume a heavy jet needing 280 knots to fly with flaps fully retracted (Vcl) after takeoff. What is the proper phraseology to use if you want relief from all SID speed...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Feb 2022, 19:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Thanks for the response! Yes, 2 ADC vs 3 ADC...

Thanks for the response! Yes, 2 ADC vs 3 ADC was a customer option. My employer has some of both. I did not think of the possibility of retrofitting a 3rd ADC later, interesting point that would...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Feb 2022, 09:27
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Thank you STBYRUD. It is strange that the QRH...

Thank you STBYRUD. It is strange that the QRH says that flight in icing conditions may result in erroneous flight instrument indications with a heat P/S aux EICAS advisory in a 2 ADC airplane. The...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Feb 2022, 21:20
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Intruder, thank you for the response! Is it...

Intruder, thank you for the response!

Is it an oversight then, of the attached system diagram from FCOM vol 2 that the Standby altimeter/IFSD appears to receive static from the "alternate static...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Feb 2022, 21:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Boeing (747-400) auxiliary static system?

Hello,

In a 744 equipped with only 2 ADCs (L and R), what function do the auxiliary static lines serve? What systems and/or flight instruments does this part of the static system provide...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Feb 2022, 06:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,811
Posted By RandomPerson8008

1. "Cleared xxx Transition": Authorization to fly...

1. "Cleared xxx Transition": Authorization to fly the lateral part of a GPS/FMS routing, including assigned speeds. Altitudes will be issued by ATC.

2. "Cleared xxx Transition and Profile":...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Feb 2022, 19:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,811
Posted By RandomPerson8008

The world has done a lousy job of standardizing...

The world has done a lousy job of standardizing STAR phraseology.

Why does the FAA do it this way, Australia just expects you to comply with STAR altitudes when given "descend 3000 feet"...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Feb 2022, 16:12
Replies: 0
Views: 553
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Track Control System

This is from the ZSPD airport briefing plates. Is a track control system just an autopilot with LNAV or LOC lateral mode, or is it something else?

...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jan 2022, 19:16
Replies: 5
Views: 2,711
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Runways without distance coding, bottom left...

Runways without distance coding, bottom left picture in my previous post. This seems to be the runway used at most European airports versus the runway with distance coding used more often in Asia....
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jan 2022, 00:45
Replies: 5
Views: 2,711
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Runway edge lights change color to yellow in the...

Runway edge lights change color to yellow in the last 2000 feet (FAA) or 600m for EASA/ICAO. Additionally, on an FAA runway the far end of the first set of of the two double-striped distance markers...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Jan 2022, 04:09
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By RandomPerson8008

There is no phraseology difference for a Cat 2/3....

There is no phraseology difference for a Cat 2/3. You receive a normal approach clearance; it is up to the crew to review approach charts, notams, opspecs, aircraft MEL’s, etc to determine the...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jan 2022, 03:23
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Takeoff Target N1%/EPR displayed on EICAS vs. Performance vendor calculated values

Hello,

I am wondering if any operators have specific tolerances for variation between the aircraft's calculated target N1 or EPR value for a given takeoff thrust setting compared to the calculated...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Dec 2021, 08:13
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Boeing/Honeywell ADS-C and Waypoint Sequencing

2 related questions:

If you execute a route offset of more than 21 NM and fly in LNAV, will the waypoints correctly? Systems manual implies no, stating that "during transition to or from an offset...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Nov 2021, 20:50
Replies: 19
Views: 3,370
Posted By RandomPerson8008

I agree with all of you, which is why it is...

I agree with all of you, which is why it is frustrating to be instructed to run the ENG FAIL checklist in this situation. The ENG FAIL checklist asks you "do high airframe vibrations WITh abnormal...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Nov 2021, 18:20
Replies: 19
Views: 3,370
Posted By RandomPerson8008

No N1 and N2 rotation - Appropriate non normal checklist

Boeing CF6/GenX oriented question -

If you suffer an engine failure and there is 00.0% N1 indication and 00.0% N2 indication (seizure, no windmilling), what is the appropriate non-normal checklist...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Nov 2021, 05:27
Replies: 9
Views: 2,102
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Temperature Uncompensated VNAV error on Hot days/Inversions

Does anyone have any good resources to study the potential operational impacts of temperature uncompensated VNAV systems such as those used in the Boeing 747-400 and 747-8?

Of course it is...
4th Oct 2021, 12:24
Replies: 232
Views: 52,891
Posted By RandomPerson8008

American Champion Super Decathlon 8kcab followed...

American Champion Super Decathlon 8kcab followed by Beech Baron A55. 747/757/767 are wallowing pigs in handling, of course they will climb well though.
25th Aug 2021, 22:09
Replies: 94
Views: 59,083
Posted By RandomPerson8008

A coworker tested positive at HKIA months after...

A coworker tested positive at HKIA months after receiving moderna vaccine and was still kidnapped to the hospital by HKG CCP health authorities. Rest of crew sent to penny bay despite also being...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Aug 2021, 07:22
Replies: 5
Views: 2,098
Posted By RandomPerson8008

If you have the original sperry or non-NG...

If you have the original sperry or non-NG Honeywell software FMC (and it sounds like you do):,
You should probably use the altitudes that your flight planning software/paperwork recommends. Step...
3rd Jul 2021, 12:12
Replies: 283
Views: 210,190
Posted By RandomPerson8008

HNL ATC is quite often a shiiite show, sad to...

HNL ATC is quite often a shiiite show, sad to say. They do some asinine things for noise abatement there. Plus, the usual idiocy of one controller working 2-4 frequencies with no repeater for the...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jun 2021, 00:33
Replies: 4
Views: 1,250
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Boeing (744/8) Localizer "sensing"

Hello,

B744/748.

Is there any prohibition or harm in arming the LOC prior to having "correct sensing" i.e. when the localizer pointer is still sensing in reverse due to the aircraft not yet...
Forum: Tech Log
19th May 2021, 16:39
Replies: 17
Views: 4,111
Posted By RandomPerson8008

One time I did have to press the main deck cargo...

One time I did have to press the main deck cargo fire arm and depress/discharge switch due to a FIRE MAIN DECK AFT message. Unfortunately this was at about 30 west on the NATs. Not a good feeling. ...
Forum: Tech Log
18th May 2021, 13:51
Replies: 17
Views: 4,111
Posted By RandomPerson8008

The need to land ASAP is the reason. You may only...

The need to land ASAP is the reason. You may only have about 15 minutes to live unless you get it on the ground if the fire is real. If you are very close to the airport you want to land at when the...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2021, 17:56
Replies: 14
Views: 2,458
Posted By RandomPerson8008

We were on a approach with full automation on and...

We were on a approach with full automation on and a go around was exexuted at 800 feet by pressing TOGA due to marginal flight path control (over 5 degree drop in pitch attitude and corresponding...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2021, 09:09
Replies: 14
Views: 2,458
Posted By RandomPerson8008

So, it is not 100% clear to me if the...

So, it is not 100% clear to me if the autopilot-flight-director & autothrottle performs differently in windshear escape vs. a normal go-around. I always thought that it did as described by the FCOM...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2021, 03:05
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Pan or Mayday callsign suffix after initial callup

Hello,

Recently I have noticed that almost all of my colleagues, in simulator training have started using a "mayday" or single "pan" suffix at the end of their callsign during every transmission...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd May 2021, 23:34
Replies: 14
Views: 2,458
Posted By RandomPerson8008

Thanks Intruder. Unfortunately we don't have the...

Thanks Intruder. Unfortunately we don't have the B5F on the -400 at my present employer.

I agree that that the second press of TOGA upon encountering windshear after a go-around has already been...
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