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Forum: Tech Log
10th Jul 2019, 15:22
Replies: 40
Views: 10,691
Posted By PENKO

If you do not stow the reversers upon reaching...

If you do not stow the reversers upon reaching the taxiway you risk ingesting FOD and other stuff, as an A319 crew found out when they exited the runway in wintery conditions with the reversers still...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jul 2019, 07:20
Replies: 47
Views: 9,836
Posted By PENKO

Maybe you should write it up, force Boeing to...

Maybe you should write it up, force Boeing to come out with a new SOP.

Or maybe things have improved over 'decades'.
Or maybe Boeing decided in their wisdom that an occasional fault does not...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jul 2019, 21:56
Replies: 47
Views: 9,836
Posted By PENKO

But the issue is the same on all aircraft, from...

But the issue is the same on all aircraft, from 747 to Cessnas: the urge of some pilots to invent procedures based on unverified, unofficial conjecture, sometimes called mechanical sympathy our even...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jul 2019, 17:53
Replies: 47
Views: 9,836
Posted By PENKO

BN2, some advocate not lowering the gear whilst...

BN2, some advocate not lowering the gear whilst the flaps are still running.
Others won't switch on the bleeds immediately after the APU comes on line.
Some say don't cool the brakes with the fan,...
5th Apr 2019, 14:02
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,253,088
Posted By PENKO

This sums it up nicely as far as I can judge. No...

This sums it up nicely as far as I can judge. No matter the outcome of the investigation, the mere suggestion of the above scenario should send shivers through everyone's spine.

Regarding the...
5th Mar 2019, 20:02
Replies: 49
Views: 37,341
Posted By PENKO

Sorry, misread the start of your post, then we...

Sorry, misread the start of your post, then we agree!
5th Mar 2019, 14:05
Replies: 49
Views: 37,341
Posted By PENKO

Nah, I think he started filming when he saw the...

Nah, I think he started filming when he saw the AC on final. Think about it, the aircraft crosses the threshold 26 seconds into this video. So when the filming started it would have been at 200-300...
1st Dec 2018, 07:45
Replies: 41
Views: 17,207
Posted By PENKO

'Captain, are you absolutely sure you want to...

'Captain, are you absolutely sure you want to deploy the flaps and slats?'

This raises some interesting questions.
What if on approach the door detaches and takes some slats with it?
I'd rather...
30th Nov 2018, 08:46
Replies: 85
Views: 45,393
Posted By PENKO

Less Hair, Do you know for sure if they were...

Less Hair,
Do you know for sure if they were landing overweight? And if so do you even remotely think there was a performance issue in relation to the chosen runway?
Or do you always land on the...
6th Aug 2018, 09:48
Replies: 69
Views: 19,360
Posted By PENKO

Lot's of inflated opinion here. Get used to it,...

Lot's of inflated opinion here.
Get used to it, my dear young FO! This is how it will be for the coming 4000 hours:
Captain A wants X, captain B says he's all about Y but does Z, captain C let's...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jul 2018, 18:32
Replies: 21
Views: 3,832
Posted By PENKO

True. Another more widespread problem are crews...

True. Another more widespread problem are crews who switch on the strobe lights as soon as they get a conditional line up clearance! They can't yet line up because there's traffic on final or on the...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jul 2018, 06:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By PENKO

Except, you did not really get an answer to the...

Except, you did not really get an answer to the question you asked, i.e. a reference.
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jul 2018, 05:07
Replies: 21
Views: 3,832
Posted By PENKO

Interesting to see that different operators have...

Interesting to see that different operators have adopted different procedures. We just switch on all the lights as soon as line-up clearance is received. No further switching for the actual takeoff...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jun 2018, 19:43
Replies: 40
Views: 11,759
Posted By PENKO

Why so paranoid? It's perfectly legal, no tech...

Why so paranoid? It's perfectly legal, no tech log entry necessary after you've dispatched. Any professional engineer will have no hesitation to advise you to go or not go, in writing, or on a...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jun 2018, 18:27
Replies: 40
Views: 11,759
Posted By PENKO

This is not EASA-based. So to be clear, you...

This is not EASA-based.
So to be clear, you would go back to the gate for say..a burnt turn off light?
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jun 2018, 12:33
Replies: 40
Views: 11,759
Posted By PENKO

That's a different discussion jaja. An...

That's a different discussion jaja. An interesting discussion for those quiet cruise portions on a long flight indeed, but still a different discussion.
Now we can produce a long list of failures...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jun 2018, 11:25
Replies: 40
Views: 11,759
Posted By PENKO

If you ask me what is whise, then yes, of course,...

If you ask me what is whise, then yes, of course, the MEL is one of the things you consider in your scenario of ECAM during taxi. The MEL is also a wonderful companion with ECAM in flight if time...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jun 2018, 07:40
Replies: 40
Views: 11,759
Posted By PENKO

This is what EASA states in its document...

This is what EASA states in its document 'Certification Specificationsand Guidance Material for Master Minimum Equipment List CS-MMEL':

So it is very, very, very clear till what stage a defect...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jun 2018, 07:21
Replies: 40
Views: 11,759
Posted By PENKO

Just to be clear, it's misleading in this...

Just to be clear, it's misleading in this discussion to say 'the MEL applies'.
The MEL does not 'apply' anything. What applies is that you go back to the gate, open the doors, enter the defect in...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2018, 16:26
Replies: 24
Views: 3,885
Posted By PENKO

This is what EASA says: A conversion from...

This is what EASA says:

A conversion from meteorological visibility to RVR/CMV should not be used:

(1) when reported RVR is available;

(2) for calculating take-off minima; and

(3) ...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2018, 09:49
Replies: 24
Views: 3,885
Posted By PENKO

Our ops manual states you cannot use conversion...

Our ops manual states you cannot use conversion tables for minima below 800RVR after conversion. Hence I have never seen much use of this table.

For dispatch we are to use met vis only, again...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2018, 07:49
Replies: 11
Views: 1,987
Posted By PENKO

Why are the cloud tops in the FL300's always...

Why are the cloud tops in the FL300's always bumpy whilst the climb through the (Cirrus) cloud layer is stable and smooth?
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2018, 07:37
Replies: 42
Views: 4,589
Posted By PENKO

But now that you mention it pineteam, there is...

But now that you mention it pineteam, there is anecdotal evidence that some pilots in my company keep their ANR headset on during the cruise whilst their colleague is on speakers. This has become...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2018, 06:56
Replies: 42
Views: 4,589
Posted By PENKO

That’s not what it says pineteam. Really. I...

That’s not what it says pineteam. Really. I respect your opinion but the text you quote just tells you that pilots should be either on headsets or on speakers. I.e. one pilot cannot be on seakers...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jun 2018, 16:29
Replies: 42
Views: 4,589
Posted By PENKO

Pineteam, please cut the drama. It's a very...

Pineteam, please cut the drama. It's a very simple discussion.
I have never ever encountered this interference you write about, and I have used just about every ANR headset currently on the market....
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