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Forum: Tech Log
3rd Feb 2009, 00:10
Replies: 9
Views: 5,140
Posted By SIDSTAR

Has common sense gone out the window? You put in...

Has common sense gone out the window? You put in on when you're about to enter cloud in the descent when the temp is below +10C. Why would you put it on in clear air? Remember "visible moisture" ?...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jan 2009, 21:33
Replies: 25
Views: 18,107
Posted By SIDSTAR

Look up your ATHR logic. In Managed speed the...

Look up your ATHR logic. In Managed speed the ATHR will give a thrust setting for the flap lever position. With Slats/Flaps locked will you get the normal config when you move the lever? Better to...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jan 2009, 21:21
Replies: 1,524
Views: 623,443
Posted By SIDSTAR

Clandestino, System design very well...

Clandestino,

System design very well explained except for the case where two similar but erroneous inputs are sensed by the ADRs (from Pitot/Static system). In such a case, the aircraft doesn't...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jan 2009, 03:46
Replies: 39
Views: 17,691
Posted By SIDSTAR

Airbus has a simple procedure for capturing GS...

Airbus has a simple procedure for capturing GS from above. You set VS of 1500 to 2000 fpm depending on how far off slope you are and this will bring you down to the GS when it captures (GS*) and you...
15th Jan 2009, 23:03
Replies: 2,018
Views: 923,601
Posted By SIDSTAR

Amazing. Another professional crew doing a...

Amazing. Another professional crew doing a professional job when called upon, just like the Ryanair crew in CIA.

Looks like a perfectly executed ditching - textbook stuff. Fantastic job, ladies...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Nov 2008, 00:38
Replies: 1,524
Views: 623,443
Posted By SIDSTAR

There have been numerous instances of ELAC...

There have been numerous instances of ELAC failures in the recent past on the worldwide A320 fleet. (ELAC = Elevator Aileron Computer which controls pitch and roll). These have allegedly been put...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Nov 2008, 00:31
Replies: 1,524
Views: 623,443
Posted By SIDSTAR

Reported as some sort of test flight after a C...

Reported as some sort of test flight after a C check. To my knowledge, the A320 doesn't normally require a test flight after a C check (unless some elements of the flight controls have been worked...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Nov 2008, 03:05
Replies: 76
Views: 42,069
Posted By SIDSTAR

AirRabbit, Excellent description of how to...

AirRabbit,

Excellent description of how to teach someone how to correctly "flare" (check?) for landing - the best I've ever read - thanks!

Re the initial issue, just to add to the confusion -...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Nov 2008, 04:55
Replies: 34
Views: 45,773
Posted By SIDSTAR

Almost impossible to fly the 2500 on EPR as...

Almost impossible to fly the 2500 on EPR as already explained due to small range of movement. Everyone I've spoken to flies it on N1.

Dont forget the potential inherent errors in any EPR...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Nov 2008, 04:45
Replies: 13
Views: 4,845
Posted By SIDSTAR

Regardless of a/c type - FLY THE AIRCRAFT first. ...

Regardless of a/c type - FLY THE AIRCRAFT first. Get it to a safe altitude (400 common these days) and UNDER CONTROL, then deal with the problem. In most cases reduce thrust and if necessary, shut...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Nov 2008, 09:15
Replies: 12
Views: 17,421
Posted By SIDSTAR

If not used carefully EPR can give erroneous...

If not used carefully EPR can give erroneous indications - i.e. leading the pilot to think he has a certain amount of power/thrust wehn he hasn't. Remember the 737 accident in Washington. The...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Nov 2008, 08:33
Replies: 10
Views: 3,329
Posted By SIDSTAR

BOAC, Absolutely correct. EUOPS requires...

BOAC,

Absolutely correct. EUOPS requires the Operator to provide crews with a safe path back to a point from which a landing can be made. In the past we all had Emergency Turns only where there...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Oct 2008, 00:59
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By SIDSTAR

And for LVO takeoff, the reported RVR (if too...

And for LVO takeoff, the reported RVR (if too low) may be replaced by pilot assessment - count the lights (as long as you know what their spacing is). RVR is only an approximation of the vis along...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2008, 18:28
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By SIDSTAR

You're trying to figure out Airbus reasoning?? ...

You're trying to figure out Airbus reasoning?? What about changing from calling the colours of some of the FMA items to calling them when armed but not when active? Gimme a break.

Write your...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2008, 18:12
Replies: 16
Views: 9,720
Posted By SIDSTAR

We insist that all single-engine approaches are...

We insist that all single-engine approaches are flown fully stabilised on hitting the glide/ final descent point.

This means (A320) flaps 3 or FULL (we dont specify) at G/S* thus preventing a big...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2008, 18:00
Replies: 15
Views: 2,114
Posted By SIDSTAR

Or just go to TOGA as I heard one idiot did some...

Or just go to TOGA as I heard one idiot did some time ago in the Far East!!
Forum: Tech Log
5th Oct 2008, 03:18
Replies: 42
Views: 25,931
Posted By SIDSTAR

Thumbs down The 320 paper checklist states "CREW AWARENESS" ...

The 320 paper checklist states "CREW AWARENESS"

This is a nasty problem if you're not ready for the implications. Imagine:-

1. Direct Law for landing - therefore flap 3 and a landing distance...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Oct 2008, 03:02
Replies: 19
Views: 3,213
Posted By SIDSTAR

Hi Smokey, Interesting system. I've heard...

Hi Smokey,

Interesting system. I've heard that SIA has a very interesting, graduated system of training new cadets.

First they do the type rating in the sim - 16 sessions
Then 2 sessions of...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Sep 2008, 06:19
Replies: 10
Views: 1,834
Posted By SIDSTAR

Flight Director 7 All good fuel saving...

Flight Director 7
All good fuel saving techniques. Every kg saved is worthwhile. Don't worry about your hotter than normal brakes. If you have fans leave them off until pushback on the next...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Sep 2008, 05:17
Replies: 5
Views: 1,941
Posted By SIDSTAR

Can anyone tell me why Airbus requires the APU to...

Can anyone tell me why Airbus requires the APU to be running for single-engine taxy after landing? Obviously it gives electrical redundancy but what exactly are they afraid is going to happen if...
30th Aug 2008, 10:37
Replies: 2,686
Views: 1,000,763
Posted By SIDSTAR

Rananim Post 1282: Well said re checklist...

Rananim Post 1282:

Well said re checklist handling. I would add one extra item:

Pilot reading "challenge" to look at the switch in order to ensure that the response (usually from the PF in...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Aug 2008, 11:26
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By SIDSTAR

Max Angle, Gary, Interesting to hear that...

Max Angle, Gary,

Interesting to hear that both BMI and Easy do Fully Managed NPAs. Given the onus on the operator to verify the accuracy of the lateral and vertical paths in the FMGS, do you...
2nd Aug 2008, 07:43
Replies: 1,629
Views: 428,229
Posted By SIDSTAR

Well if the spin that the gov is putting in 3m...

Well if the spin that the gov is putting in 3m over a few years into marketing, does it mean Jet* has the Tiger by the tail? Are they just far more savvy? Or do they line the right pockets?
2nd Aug 2008, 07:10
Replies: 81
Views: 32,778
Posted By SIDSTAR

Get this 'faker's' name out in the open so that...

Get this 'faker's' name out in the open so that he can never again degrade and devalue the pilot profession.

Let the 'faker' sue if he has the cojones.
2nd Aug 2008, 06:54
Replies: 262
Views: 74,879
Posted By SIDSTAR

Dicksorchard, Well said. The LCCs do give a...

Dicksorchard,

Well said. The LCCs do give a good service - on-time record is generally better than the majors and price is obviously the big factor.

However, I must say that the BA crews that...
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