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Forum: Tech Log
2nd Oct 2020, 08:44
Replies: 11
Views: 1,422
Posted By hikoushi

Not sure which engine model you are working with,...

Not sure which engine model you are working with, but for the PW equipped 321NEO that information is not accurate. I have had one in the aircraft, and the BLEED LEAK is an amber ECAM and there is no...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Apr 2020, 09:09
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By hikoushi

May not be in any way relevant to your particular...

May not be in any way relevant to your particular operation but in our outfit (in the USA) there would be two possible ways to document a reset. If the reset were done as a result of a discrepancy...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Apr 2020, 09:20
Replies: 35
Views: 8,873
Posted By hikoushi

The A321 NEO with the new ELAC is very similar,...

The A321 NEO with the new ELAC is very similar, and states:

”When the aircraft passes 100 ft RA, the THS is frozen and the normal flight mode changes to flare mode as the aircraft descends to...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Apr 2020, 09:30
Replies: 35
Views: 8,873
Posted By hikoushi

It simply goes into the equivalent of direct law...

It simply goes into the equivalent of direct law in pitch at 100 feet, and auto trim stops. Essentially natural longitudinal stability and pitch/power couple take care of the same thing the original...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Mar 2020, 19:12
Replies: 29
Views: 3,842
Posted By hikoushi

One simple alerting function that was already...

One simple alerting function that was already used to great effect by Douglas was the good ol’ “Bitching Betty” voice screaming “STABILIZER MOTION!!!” every time the trim moved for more than a few...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Mar 2020, 09:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By hikoushi

Many moons back, single-engine no flap offset LDA...

Many moons back, single-engine no flap offset LDA approach with multiple stepdown fixes (pre-CDFA days). “The engine exploded and took out part of your hydraulics” on a day where the non-ILS runways...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Feb 2020, 09:39
Replies: 21
Views: 3,873
Posted By hikoushi

From the FCOM (A321NEO): Engine-out...

From the FCOM (A321NEO):

Engine-out operating speed in clean configuration. (Best lift-to-drag ratio speed).
Also corresponds to the final takeoff speed. Represented by a green dot on the PFD...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Feb 2020, 09:41
Replies: 21
Views: 3,873
Posted By hikoushi

I stand corrected. The VAprot and stall strips...

I stand corrected. The VAprot and stall strips can move above Vls, bringing the “foot” of the airspeed tape up, but Vls itself does not move. It DOES move with speedbrake use and configuration change.
Forum: Tech Log
17th Feb 2020, 23:17
Replies: 21
Views: 3,873
Posted By hikoushi

Green dot, F speed, S speed etc are fixed and do...

Green dot, F speed, S speed etc are fixed and do not (they move with weight only). Vls is dynamic, and moves with bank, g loading, atmospheric conditions, speedbrake deployment, and configuration.
Forum: Tech Log
14th Feb 2020, 04:42
Replies: 9
Views: 3,659
Posted By hikoushi

The alternative to a “circuit” in the QRH is a...

The alternative to a “circuit” in the QRH is a “diversion”, which by its definition means you are going to a different airport. While there may be some different ways to interpret what “circuit”...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Dec 2019, 08:13
Replies: 19
Views: 2,699
Posted By hikoushi

I could obviously not second guess either your...

I could obviously not second guess either your experience or the check airman’s judgment, having not been there but....

Generally Vls in the scenario you describe is treated as a sort of “caution...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Dec 2019, 07:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By hikoushi

In our fleet at least (NEOs), we have FLS, which...

In our fleet at least (NEOs), we have FLS, which precludes RNP approaches. RNP approaches with radius-to-fix legs requires FINAL APP mode, which does not play well with FLS. An update is supposedly...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Oct 2019, 09:06
Replies: 19
Views: 3,156
Posted By hikoushi

https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory...

https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/90-108.pdf

This will lead to the FAA guidance on the subject.... basically within certain limitations RNAV systems can be used in lieu...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Sep 2019, 06:20
Replies: 72
Views: 9,135
Posted By hikoushi

Sometimes a combination of instinct and procedure...

Sometimes a combination of instinct and procedure is the right technique. The time that most of us will instinctively move the stick (“DUAL INPUT!!!”) before pressing the takeover PB is either a...
Forum: North America
3rd Aug 2019, 08:34
Replies: 2
Views: 2,199
Posted By hikoushi

Drive up to Gig Harbor and check out Pavco Flight...

Drive up to Gig Harbor and check out Pavco Flight Center at Tacoma Narrows Airport. If you will be spending any time elsewhere in Washington, Regal Air at Paine Field (KPAE) is also excellent.
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2019, 06:54
Replies: 11
Views: 3,214
Posted By hikoushi

Having only flown the A321 NEO, what is different...

Having only flown the A321 NEO, what is different in the programming of the rotation and flare from a CEO 321?
11th Mar 2019, 08:30
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,502,171
Posted By hikoushi

In the Airbus, a faulty AOA or ADR causes the...

In the Airbus, a faulty AOA or ADR causes the airplane to either:
1. Do nothing, or
2. Turn off Normal Law.
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Mar 2019, 08:04
Replies: 18
Views: 4,713
Posted By hikoushi

These were from early on, as the aircraft was...

These were from early on, as the aircraft was just beginning to reveal it's behavioral idiosyncrasies! As mentioned lower altitudes and hard-selecting a slightly higher speed were the temporary...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Mar 2019, 08:13
Replies: 18
Views: 4,713
Posted By hikoushi

Our NEOs tend to like living a couple thousand...

Our NEOs tend to like living a couple thousand feet below REC MAX, and even then the margins can be very tight at altitude when heavy. Some examples below from early on. The trop heights were...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Feb 2019, 07:44
Replies: 45
Views: 10,828
Posted By hikoushi

Absolutely. Coming from Boeings and having flown...

Absolutely. Coming from Boeings and having flown for many years into a home airport where strong crosswinds are the standard, I agree that as long as a person has developed the exact technique you...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jan 2019, 11:30
Replies: 5
Views: 2,020
Posted By hikoushi

I only emphasize that because I only can answer...

I only emphasize that because I only can answer definitively for the airspace I have actually flown in, which does not include the NOPAC fixed route structure. I can tell you for sure that you can...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jan 2019, 09:44
Replies: 5
Views: 2,020
Posted By hikoushi

The simple answer is that in MOST Pacific...

The simple answer is that in MOST Pacific airspace (basically everything between the US West Coast all the way out to Japan and down south most of the way to Australia and NZ) no, it is not required....
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jan 2019, 08:54
Replies: 35
Views: 9,352
Posted By hikoushi

The APU AUTO EXTG test button on the overhead...

The APU AUTO EXTG test button on the overhead maintenance panel will cut off the APU if running. The regular fire test has no effect at all, and should be done even if it is already running!
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jan 2019, 08:51
Replies: 36
Views: 4,981
Posted By hikoushi

FWIW it is in our (relatively unmolested) FCOM in...

FWIW it is in our (relatively unmolested) FCOM in the “standard call outs” section under Standard Operating Procedure. Both in the call outs for passing transition altitude / level, and in the FAF...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Oct 2018, 09:26
Replies: 23
Views: 5,420
Posted By hikoushi

You say "blue" twice!

Per Airbus one should call out both the color of the armed vertical mode, AND the new altitude target on the PFD. The FMA response by the PM is "checked", and the PM should repeat the set altitude...
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