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Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2021, 19:41
Replies: 14
Views: 980
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
2nd May 2021, 23:18
Replies: 14
Views: 980
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, 21:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
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, 21:02
Replies: 833
Views: 781,192
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, 14:28
Replies: 833
Views: 781,192
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, 13:51
Replies: 833
Views: 781,192
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, 21:40
Replies: 833
Views: 781,192
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, 17:39
Replies: 833
Views: 781,192
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, 02:48
Replies: 10
Views: 2,067
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, 02:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
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, 02:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,945
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, 14:44
Replies: 4
Views: 519
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, 13:31
Replies: 4
Views: 519
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, 03:44
Replies: 8
Views: 3,258
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, 20:14
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By Intruder

Description of Progress Page 2:

Description of Progress Page 2:
Forum: Questions
7th Feb 2021, 13:27
Replies: 3
Views: 543
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
30th Jan 2021, 23:16
Replies: 5
Views: 697
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, 22:50
Replies: 5
Views: 697
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, 20:58
Replies: 5
Views: 697
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, 13:13
Replies: 40
Views: 7,023
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, 16:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
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
18th Oct 2020, 23:52
Replies: 10
Views: 2,226
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, 17:40
Replies: 26
Views: 2,868
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, 17:37
Replies: 23
Views: 19,850
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, 22:06
Replies: 18
Views: 2,823
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...
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