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Forum: Tech Log
10th Nov 2021, 20:37
Replies: 16
Views: 3,324
Posted By Intruder

CCA Reversers will not have any effect on...

CCA

Reversers will not have any effect on stopping distance on landing with Autobrakes, since they are set to a decel rate. However, on an RTO the reversers WILL have an effect, since brake...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Nov 2021, 15:31
Replies: 16
Views: 3,324
Posted By Intruder

IF you hold the brake pedals all the way down, it...

IF you hold the brake pedals all the way down, it is the same as RTO. RTO IS max braking, which is more than MAX Auto.

From the 744 FCOM:

Rejected Takeoff
Selecting RTO (rejected takeoff)...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Oct 2021, 19:53
Replies: 22
Views: 3,722
Posted By Intruder

But you're only flying away from the destination...

But you're only flying away from the destination for the first (slowest) 2/3 of the turn)... Getting rid of drag and climbing into thinner air are the goals.

Another data point: In a heavy 747...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Oct 2021, 21:17
Replies: 22
Views: 3,722
Posted By Intruder

If there is no limit on altitude or turn radius,...

If there is no limit on altitude or turn radius, clean up in the turn.
Forum: Questions
2nd Sep 2021, 18:40
Replies: 9
Views: 2,087
Posted By Intruder

To dispel any doubt, if you are ATC, give a clear...

To dispel any doubt, if you are ATC, give a clear instruction: "Airplane 123, Go around. Climb now to 1500'. Follow the Missed Approach Procedure."

Without any other instruction, I would start...
10th Jul 2021, 18:30
Replies: 12
Views: 6,820
Posted By Intruder

Hmmm... Looks like picture-taking was allowed as...

Hmmm... Looks like picture-taking was allowed as long as it was from atop the head...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2021, 20:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By Intruder

It will "fl[y] through the windshear fine" as...

It will "fl[y] through the windshear fine" as long as the downdraft does not exceed the climb rate, and/or you have enough time and altitude. The problem is that you don't KNOW how much time you...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2021, 00:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By Intruder

YES - push the TOGA button again - it can't hurt!...

YES - push the TOGA button again - it can't hurt! At light weights (below max landing weight), 2000 fpm is easily attained, especially if the landing gear has already been raised and/or if you have...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Apr 2021, 22:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,294
Posted By Intruder

Easily found in a quick search of "747 wing angle...

Easily found in a quick search of "747 wing angle of incidence" (9th entry):

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-angle-of-the-plane%E2%80%99s-wings-when-cruising-at-35-000-feet?share=1

21st Apr 2021, 22:02
Replies: 850
Views: 843,081
Posted By Intruder

DaveReidUK Depends on the history. If the...

DaveReidUK

Depends on the history. If the airplane has several clean flights in a row, I go back to the last flight with a squawk. If there are many deferred items or recent maintenance actions, I...
21st Apr 2021, 15:28
Replies: 850
Views: 843,081
Posted By Intruder

It was required in Naval Aviation and in the...

It was required in Naval Aviation and in the airline where I worked.

It is also covered under FAR 91.103 in the US:

Recent maintenance history and recurrent maintenance problems certainly are...
17th Apr 2021, 14:51
Replies: 850
Views: 843,081
Posted By Intruder

golfyankeesierra If you consider a review of...

golfyankeesierra

If you consider a review of recent maintenance actions as "not mandatory", I don't want to fly in your airplane!
16th Apr 2021, 22:40
Replies: 850
Views: 843,081
Posted By Intruder

EDLB If they read the maintenance logs, they...

EDLB

If they read the maintenance logs, they knew about the problem. If they didn't read the logs, they were derelict in their duty.
16th Apr 2021, 18:39
Replies: 850
Views: 843,081
Posted By Intruder

WillowRun 6-3 The article also states that...

WillowRun 6-3

The article also states that the system WAS redesigned in later models. Further, that particular airplane had a history of autothrottle problems ever since it was brought out of...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Apr 2021, 03:48
Replies: 10
Views: 2,300
Posted By Intruder

Packs Off takeoffs are prohibited in our "400C"...

Packs Off takeoffs are prohibited in our "400C" airplanes - a converted Combi and a BCF. Both have extended upper decks, no nose door, and GE engines. They are also prohibited on the LCFs with...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Apr 2021, 03:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By Intruder

In practical terms, you can plan for Cat III and...

In practical terms, you can plan for Cat III and revert to Cat II if the weather gets better than Cat II mins and/or equipment precludes Cat III. You would also have to brief the differences in...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Apr 2021, 03:32
Replies: 12
Views: 2,205
Posted By Intruder

You can answer this question yourself by trying...

You can answer this question yourself by trying it in ANY airplane or simulator! At low speed, you can move the trim wheel or hold the button for a second or 2 to make a desired change. At high...
Forum: Questions
5th Mar 2021, 15:44
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Intruder

I was 44 when I got my second Master's degree. ...

I was 44 when I got my second Master's degree. Immediately got a job in the field at Boeing...
Forum: Questions
4th Mar 2021, 14:31
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Intruder

ALWAYS have a "Plan B" when you're working for an...

ALWAYS have a "Plan B" when you're working for an airline! As long as you're out of work, and can afford the tuition, get the degree!

HOWEVER, I wouldn't get it in such an airline-specific field....
27th Feb 2021, 04:44
Replies: 8
Views: 3,874
Posted By Intruder

"Engine sensor problem"?!? OK... What sensor? ...

"Engine sensor problem"?!? OK... What sensor? What was the indication?

SHEESH! Gotta sensationalize every engine anomaly now?
Forum: Questions
20th Feb 2021, 21:14
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Intruder

Description of Progress Page 2:

Description of Progress Page 2:
Forum: Questions
7th Feb 2021, 14:27
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Intruder

If you're flying in the USA, FAR Part 61: 61.57...

If you're flying in the USA, FAR Part 61: 61.57 - 61.58 would apply for the pilot in command, 61.55 for second in command. For day VFR or IFR flights, see 61.55(g).
Forum: Questions
31st Jan 2021, 00:16
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By Intruder

The 747-400 and -8, when in Autoland mode with...

The 747-400 and -8, when in Autoland mode with all 3 Autopilots engaged, will both crab and induce wing-down and top-rudder sideslip, as needed for crosswind. AFAIK, there is no Autopilot disconnect...
Forum: Questions
26th Jan 2021, 23:50
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By Intruder

Also a practical limitation: You will have to do...

Also a practical limitation: You will have to do each company's recurrent training separately, unless they are merged as with Atlas/Polar. To me, even 1 company's worth of recurrent training is too...
Forum: Questions
26th Jan 2021, 21:58
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By Intruder

In the US, Atlas does it. Their pilots operate...

In the US, Atlas does it. Their pilots operate under the Atlas and Polar certificates interchangeably. To do it, though, the FCOMs and training had to be merged so they are identical. In the past,...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Dec 2020, 14:13
Replies: 37
Views: 7,614
Posted By Intruder

For many things, they can only certify what they...

For many things, they can only certify what they test to.
Forum: Tech Log
24th Dec 2020, 17:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,450
Posted By Intruder

In the CF6, for example, Autostart wil retry a...

In the CF6, for example, Autostart wil retry a start without intervention if it does not get lightoff in a certain time. In many cases it turns off the fuel without disengaging the starter, keeping...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Oct 2020, 00:52
Replies: 10
Views: 2,441
Posted By Intruder

That's OK; it was tied down (or tied on...).

That's OK; it was tied down (or tied on...).
Forum: Tech Log
27th Sep 2020, 18:40
Replies: 26
Views: 3,739
Posted By Intruder

Back in the '80s, a pair of HTGCRs (High...

Back in the '80s, a pair of HTGCRs (High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors) were proposed in the US (Arizona, IIRC). They were also based on the Thorium cycle. Advantages included inherent safety -...
6th Aug 2020, 18:37
Replies: 23
Views: 20,787
Posted By Intruder

It must have been a REALLY dynamic landing (lots...

It must have been a REALLY dynamic landing (lots of roll rate) to get #2!
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jul 2020, 23:06
Replies: 16
Views: 2,932
Posted By Intruder

For the initial Type Rating, a pilot has to...

For the initial Type Rating, a pilot has to essentially memorize the function of every switch and gauge in the cockpit, and tell the examiner what is happening in the affected system when the switch...
23rd Jul 2020, 16:47
Replies: 48
Views: 28,738
Posted By Intruder

It could have been undeclared DG or a quantity of...

It could have been undeclared DG or a quantity of Li Batteries that was less than the requirement for declaration...
22nd Jul 2020, 23:13
Replies: 48
Views: 28,738
Posted By Intruder

4 hours after landing, inbound cargo was likely...

4 hours after landing, inbound cargo was likely already gone, and at least some outbound cargo loaded.
Forum: Questions
6th Jul 2020, 16:00
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By Intruder

Simply, a flag operation allows international...

Simply, a flag operation allows international flights. In the US, that also includes flights from the "lower 48" states to Alaska or Hawaii.
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jun 2020, 21:34
Replies: 43
Views: 6,082
Posted By Intruder

You NEVER rely on a single instrument! For the...

You NEVER rely on a single instrument! For the Positive rate" call, you use (as a minimum) VSI, altimeter, airspeed, pitch angle, and engine thrust, all AFTER the aural sounds of the relays clicking...
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