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Forum: Tech Log
16th Apr 2018, 19:18
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By fuelevaporator

sure would be nice!

eventually some brainstorming required as should be easy and reflect pilots problem who could be ordering fuel 2 hours before or 6 hours before landing..
Forum: Tech Log
16th Apr 2018, 16:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By fuelevaporator

„metar normally prohibiting landing“

for some airports „TS“ in metar can be - felt - 50nm away from the field, but suggest to use it anyway as such a „potentially lethal“ time for landing if not forecasted, as in worst case TS could sit...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Apr 2018, 16:06
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By fuelevaporator

weather forecast quality

seen from a pilot perspective for a time window of plus/minus 1hr - suggest to use a more narrow band which has a correlation with minimum available „reserve fuel related flexibility window“ - there...
Forum: Tech Log
11th May 2013, 16:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,951
Posted By fuelevaporator

situational awareness

in this context I'm talking about the only now acquired awareness when the terrain data are presented automatically where before pilot e.g. had weather radar display on..

and since now even man...
Forum: Tech Log
11th May 2013, 14:25
Replies: 9
Views: 1,951
Posted By fuelevaporator

"pull up" - wings level or turn away?

aggressive reaction is a life saver but things are never easy:

both airbus and boeing show terrain information on navigation display but there seems to be a major difference in recommended...
Forum: Tech Log
11th May 2013, 13:58
Replies: 65
Views: 21,574
Posted By fuelevaporator

>7% up to 1700ft

departure 31 sez with right turn before hills.
know of a company using thrust reduction and acceleration at 800ft for a while and this is what a first officer told me to have happened to him three...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jan 2013, 06:59
Replies: 1,100
Views: 174,535
Posted By fuelevaporator

the experiment I would suggest

temperature sensors are never sitting at hottest spot and in this case they are sitting far away of this hottest spot I would expect in the middle of the cell.

now provoke a rapid thermal runaway...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jan 2013, 18:18
Replies: 1,100
Views: 174,535
Posted By fuelevaporator

don't be shy, ask for expertise

why should boeing not learn from teslamotors.com
electric cars manufacturers from all over the world ar knocking at their doors.
no, am not working for them nor have I shares but am following them...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Nov 2012, 06:05
Replies: 2
Views: 1,568
Posted By fuelevaporator

more thrust changes on gusts - thank you

since easiest explanation for autothrottle behaviour is what priority was given in the software - comfort or safety - can not see a problem with more agressive behaviour of airbus autothrottle...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Nov 2012, 07:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,568
Posted By fuelevaporator

ground speed mini on a boeing?

when will one manufacturer admit that the other might have good ideas too?

for b787 on an approach below 1000ft a sudden speed drop of 15kts wants to be treated as a windshear but on an airbus you...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Oct 2012, 18:54
Replies: 36
Views: 412,543
Posted By fuelevaporator

and to disregard the limits is no good idea...

pilots tend to take sop more important than jeppesen limits and this happened in a company with thrust reduction and acceleration 800ft:
departure with an early right turn due hills ahead and...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Oct 2012, 13:16
Replies: 21
Views: 4,474
Posted By fuelevaporator

B787 IAN Glidepath

Instructors claim that this FMC calculated glidepath, which is used like an ILS-glideslope for ALL non precision approaches where the database publishes an angle is NOT prone to cold weather...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Oct 2012, 13:00
Replies: 15
Views: 3,734
Posted By fuelevaporator

How about this guess: It all comes down to...

How about this guess:

It all comes down to what one person had in her or his mind when constructing a procedure, be it an approach or a departure and it clearly is poor policy to design an...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Sep 2012, 13:01
Replies: 32
Views: 6,458
Posted By fuelevaporator

less noise with 4 degrees glideslope

just heard another discussion on the radio about noise plagued people around an airport and once more heard the song about the all solving solution: clean approach.
am working for an airline with...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jan 2012, 20:33
Replies: 21
Views: 4,474
Posted By fuelevaporator

gps altitude - best use of equipment

ever checked the tolerance of your gps altimeter at the stand?
ever been worried about too complicated procedures for temperature correction?

would it make sense to use lower indication comparing...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Nov 2010, 20:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,772
Posted By fuelevaporator

shift in sop

initially were told to do exactly this (if in doubt about severity, use manual mode) but of course am still not a pro in auto mode, especially do not believe a big system should change color from...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Nov 2010, 11:10
Replies: 5
Views: 1,772
Posted By fuelevaporator

thunderstorm system - acid smell - hen or egg?

flying through extended weather system over indian ocean.

new generation radar with 2 beams in automatic mode plus calibrated position shows green with diameter 100nm with embedded spots yellow...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Nov 2010, 20:21
Replies: 4
Views: 2,378
Posted By fuelevaporator

cell phone jammer - nonsense?

most companies do not allow use of cell phones but fight a lost battle since after "cabin secured" passengers still use them during most critical phase of flight when only action of cabin crew can be...
Forum: Tech Log
27th May 2010, 08:13
Replies: 11
Views: 2,272
Posted By fuelevaporator

opening doors in flight

allways interesting to compare procedures on different planes:
dc9 and b747 had procedure to open 2 cabin doors in flight as last resort.
fokker stated once "more than ventilation by ram air is...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Jul 2009, 13:57
Replies: 20
Views: 2,860
Posted By fuelevaporator

deadly threat radar brightness control in airbus?

every pilot admits it has happened to him or to her that this knob was fully closed when switching on radar for wx watch, resulting in a "happy situation" with no visible echoes.
some of the...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jun 2009, 16:47
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By fuelevaporator

Fuel evaporation

Fuel temperature before flight here sometimes 45 degrees centigrade. How much of the fuel will disappear through the vents before the fuel temperature is down to "normal level" at high altitude?
Am...
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