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Forum: Tech Log
4th May 2012, 04:36
Replies: 33
Views: 4,807
Posted By FatFlyer

On a "bus" the speed bug is driven by the FMGC...

On a "bus" the speed bug is driven by the FMGC when in managed mode according to the zero fuel weight entered plus fuel remaining but the Vls speed (lowest selectable speed- V ref) which is displayed...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Apr 2012, 19:35
Replies: 21
Views: 4,293
Posted By FatFlyer

I was once shown the "push the stick forward to...

I was once shown the "push the stick forward to lift the main wheels as they touch" technique on a 737 by a captain who always did very smooth landings.
I tried it once and did a very gentle...
10th Feb 2012, 22:59
Replies: 7
Views: 2,470
Posted By FatFlyer

I also understand that changing from a UK...

I also understand that changing from a UK national CPL/ATPL to a JAR one loses the automatic IMC privileges.
Can anyone point to information about when the last IMC will be issued, it was to be...
8th Jan 2012, 23:00
Replies: 84
Views: 6,218
Posted By FatFlyer

The CAT 3 single or CAT 3 dual FMA asked about a...

The CAT 3 single or CAT 3 dual FMA asked about a few posts ago is an airbus rather than Boeing mode. The cat 3 dual refers to a fail operational situation where should 1 autopilot fail below alert...
6th Jan 2012, 16:10
Replies: 46
Views: 23,781
Posted By FatFlyer

Pin Head, There are over 120 F/Os on the...

Pin Head,
There are over 120 F/Os on the command waiting list as of 21/11/11. plus quite a few more going through development flights and assessment.
I don't think there were many takers for the...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jan 2012, 15:55
Replies: 168
Views: 33,988
Posted By FatFlyer

Hi, The way to disable autotrim would be to...

Hi,
The way to disable autotrim would be to turn off a few flight control computers and put the aircraft in direct law .The message USE MAN PITCH TRIM would appear on PFD and you would use the trim...
19th Dec 2011, 17:26
Replies: 6
Views: 1,980
Posted By FatFlyer

Hi, I am not an engineer but it might have...

Hi, I am not an engineer but it might have something to do with dispatch with loss of ADR2 when conf1+f is also not allowed?
This is because loss of airspeed information could lead to auto...
30th Nov 2011, 22:21
Replies: 431
Views: 187,702
Posted By FatFlyer

Flap3- higher pitch attitude on approach and...

Flap3- higher pitch attitude on approach and during flare, less drag - more risk of long landing/ tailscrape. Less tolerant of mis-handling during flare. After a few dodgy landings,now restricted to...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Nov 2011, 23:06
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By FatFlyer

Hi, This is the sort of thing which management...

Hi,
This is the sort of thing which management pilots come up with to justify their positions.
I think that Boeing/Airbus put a lot of effort into fuel saving/ efficiency and publish articles on...
9th Nov 2011, 21:31
Replies: 14
Views: 2,076
Posted By FatFlyer

Back to the original question, It might be worth...

Back to the original question, It might be worth looking up when you may log time as P1/S (PICUS)?
Apart from on a multi crew plane(airliner), It is "during a test for the grant or renewal of a...
9th Nov 2011, 21:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By FatFlyer

Hi, The next paragraph of the trainingcom, which...

Hi, The next paragraph of the trainingcom, which I have pasted below, seems to say they do not recommend holding the aircraft in a developed stall?



Two points should be emphasised here:...
Forum: Questions
1st Nov 2011, 01:14
Replies: 48
Views: 11,285
Posted By FatFlyer

A320/319 lights work well as additional...

A320/319 lights work well as additional speedbrakes, as Tallboy says, they help give you an extra rate of descent if needed, those of you who say this is rubbish might like to try it !
Ezy prefer...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,254
Posted By FatFlyer

I know nothing of BA SOPs but would guess that...

I know nothing of BA SOPs but would guess that they require stable approaches.
The Riviera approach (or VOR A as it now called) has a turn in at 3 miles from CGS VOR at a height of 1410 feet, as...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Nov 2011, 00:34
Replies: 23
Views: 7,281
Posted By FatFlyer

On a 3 degree slope, if you have a strong HW but...

On a 3 degree slope, if you have a strong HW but use the same airspeed, the groundspeed will be lower, therefore required vertical speed lower (approx 3 time G/S?) so there will be a slightly higher...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Sep 2011, 21:55
Replies: 58
Views: 20,629
Posted By FatFlyer

The unlikely case of both rad alts giving an...

The unlikely case of both rad alts giving an incorrect height and causing the aircraft to go to idle power and flare, but at the wrong height (mentioned a few posts ago) when on approach was covered...
17th Sep 2011, 18:09
Replies: 431
Views: 187,702
Posted By FatFlyer

Hi, Eddie, just curious where you got the ...

Hi,
Eddie, just curious where you got the number of 250 waiting for command?
There are just over 70 on the waiting list as of 13th August and are there even 250 SFOs left in the company? At my...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Sep 2011, 20:40
Replies: 71
Views: 15,853
Posted By FatFlyer

Hi, Just to be pedantic, alpha Floor...

Hi,

Just to be pedantic, alpha Floor protection is an autothrust function which adds TOGA(full) power and locks the thrust at this when the angle of attack reaches a certain figure. It is not a...
31st Jul 2011, 14:51
Replies: 43
Views: 11,658
Posted By FatFlyer

Hi, In a recent online question session,...

Hi,
In a recent online question session, Caroline (CEO) was asked this and said that we would be recruiting a mixture of cadet and experienced F/Os.
There have been some concerns over F/O...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jul 2011, 22:29
Replies: 3
Views: 2,082
Posted By FatFlyer

Bom Dia, The FMGC calculates a VAPP speed...

Bom Dia,

The FMGC calculates a VAPP speed depending on weight and the surface wind which you enter in the PERF APP page. (it is VLS+5 with light winds)
If in managed speed the autothrust will...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jun 2011, 13:25
Replies: 2
Views: 2,725
Posted By FatFlyer

Hi, A possible explanation? If the SID is...

Hi,
A possible explanation?
If the SID is coded correctly in the database, it should work. I am not sure about that particular departure but I have seen similar SIDs where the first turn point is...
15th Jun 2011, 18:23
Replies: 61
Views: 23,032
Posted By FatFlyer

speculation is afoot about the new base which may...

speculation is afoot about the new base which may be announced tomorrow !!

rumours suggest an "exotic riviera holiday resort" I am sure they will SENd us info ON which we can SEA the exciting new...
9th Jun 2011, 18:08
Replies: 87
Views: 39,741
Posted By FatFlyer

Hi, I have just counted the names on the...

Hi,
I have just counted the names on the command waiting list and there are 97 as of last month, without massive expansion or lots of captains leaving, this should keep them going for sometime?...
Forum: Tech Log
15th May 2011, 21:19
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
Posted By FatFlyer

The question may come from a student pilot or...

The question may come from a student pilot or PPL,
1)DA decision altitude- the altitude on an ILS approach at which if you do not have the required visual reference to land, you go around.
2)DH...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Apr 2011, 01:17
Replies: 154
Views: 40,672
Posted By FatFlyer

Hi, I have always assumed that the approach...

Hi,
I have always assumed that the approach climb gradient found from tables in the 737 manual or from LPC for A320 were single engine, as when going around at DA, we have to assume that one engine...
23rd Feb 2011, 23:41
Replies: 18
Views: 1,444
Posted By FatFlyer

you are probably right, i found it on...

you are probably right, i found it on Legislation.gov.uk (http://www.legislation.gov.uk) article 25 (sorry)
I may have been browsing expired legislation (2005) ANO. maybe the bit i thought i...
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