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11th Aug 2022, 13:36
Replies: 106
Views: 14,866
Posted By FullWings

No, it’s not. I doubt if the guys who leave skid...

No, it’s not. I doubt if the guys who leave skid marks on the piano keys understand what a balanced field is. Do they roll their own V1?
11th Aug 2022, 12:33
Replies: 106
Views: 14,866
Posted By FullWings

That is a very good point. I’ve never operated to...

That is a very good point. I’ve never operated to JSI but I have used airports with similar LDA.

I can understand the reluctance to use a “standard” approach and landing technique but that’s what...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Aug 2022, 14:03
Replies: 69
Views: 3,799
Posted By FullWings

Much as I would personally like to see lower...

Much as I would personally like to see lower taxes, I don’t think it would help much in the current situation. Inflation is being driven by supply side constraints, so injecting more money into the...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Aug 2022, 15:29
Replies: 15
Views: 3,938
Posted By FullWings

It’s been a long time since I flew the 737 but...

It’s been a long time since I flew the 737 but distant memory says that if you have an overheat that doesn’t go away at idle, you are directed to the Engine Fire Checklist, which treats a fire and an...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jul 2022, 07:50
Replies: 57
Views: 9,179
Posted By FullWings

An interesting sim exercise we did a few years...

An interesting sim exercise we did a few years ago was to set up a generic runway in CAVOK with all the electronic and visual aids available (ILS, DME, VNAV, PAPI, etc.), then keep repositioning onto...
26th Jul 2022, 20:39
Replies: 140
Views: 32,868
Posted By FullWings

Would it be impolite to say “Whoosh”? Given...

Would it be impolite to say “Whoosh”?

Given the very public and very costly MCAS debacle, which may still propel Boeing Commercial into even direr straits, what are the options? They cannot afford...
26th Jul 2022, 18:46
Replies: 140
Views: 32,868
Posted By FullWings

No, of course not - that was part ironic, part...

No, of course not - that was part ironic, part humorous (maybe?) What it has exposed is that for Boeing, DAL C might as well be DAL K, for Kwality. What is even more ironic is that if EICAS (DAL A)...
26th Jul 2022, 07:20
Replies: 140
Views: 32,868
Posted By FullWings

Would it though? When I flew the 737, admittedly...

Would it though? When I flew the 737, admittedly some time ago, I was rated on the -100 to the -500 and regularly swapped between the -200 (steam) and -400 (hybrid glass + FMC) on the same day. No...
20th Jul 2022, 21:38
Replies: 33
Views: 4,024
Posted By FullWings

In my experience, French ATC are a bit more...

In my experience, French ATC are a bit more laid-back than their British counterparts and can appear quite disinterested in what you are doing, although I’m sure they actually provide a decent level...
16th Jul 2022, 14:37
Replies: 242
Views: 69,393
Posted By FullWings

[/b] I think the point that quite a few people...

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I think the point that quite a few people on this thread have been making is that, no, you can’t do a meaningful range/altitude check on a Baro-VNAV approach because it will always appear...
12th Jul 2022, 18:27
Replies: 242
Views: 69,393
Posted By FullWings

That surprises me as well. From the report they...

That surprises me as well. From the report they said they never saw anything, but even in fog you’d expect to see something at 6R. Daytime as well but heavy rain with the wipers on. I suppose the 6R...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jul 2022, 05:42
Replies: 20
Views: 1,765
Posted By FullWings

Follow the GS when you intercept it? You know why...

Follow the GS when you intercept it? You know why you’re going to be indicating low at XXXX (ISA deviation) so it’s not compromising obstacle clearance as the ILS occupies the same place in space...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Jul 2022, 07:24
Replies: 18
Views: 3,104
Posted By FullWings

As a general point common between most makes of...

As a general point common between most makes of aircraft, I find the use of speedbrake with V/S a) requires more attention thus increasing workload and b) is, for most situations, unnecessary as OP...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jun 2022, 09:29
Replies: 20
Views: 1,765
Posted By FullWings

In that scenario (USA) if ATC wish you to respect...

In that scenario (USA) if ATC wish you to respect any altitudes between the one you are at and the one you have been cleared to, they will say so: “Cleared approach 17L, maintain 4,000’ (or above)...
15th Jun 2022, 14:41
Replies: 29
Views: 10,963
Posted By FullWings

I did a TRUCE day at Swanwick not that long ago...

I did a TRUCE day at Swanwick not that long ago (within the last 10 years I think?) and one of the practice sessions was a fallback to pen and paper as the screens blanked one after the other. I...
15th Jun 2022, 09:50
Replies: 29
Views: 10,963
Posted By FullWings

I suppose like the ones you get in places that...

I suppose like the ones you get in places that have no radar and procedurally separate on position reports and altitude/FL.

Maybe they were sold a system that claimed such low downtime that it...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jun 2022, 17:59
Replies: 7
Views: 2,045
Posted By FullWings

On the 777 it seems to be a mixture of two...

On the 777 it seems to be a mixture of two things: occasional inaccuracy in the FoB measurement mid-flight when partially loaded, and rather optimistic fuel predictions from the FMC.

The good news...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jun 2022, 15:25
Replies: 16
Views: 1,719
Posted By FullWings

I think the main point is if you land your jet at...

I think the main point is if you land your jet at a particular speed because that correlates with the weight you *think* you are, as long as you are not grossly wrong in your estimations, the landing...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jun 2022, 22:34
Replies: 16
Views: 1,719
Posted By FullWings

I would hazard a guess that you probably know the...

I would hazard a guess that you probably know the mass of fuel on board to greater precision than the rest of the aeroplane and its cargo. Hold baggage is generally weighed but passengers (and crew)...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jun 2022, 09:39
Replies: 64
Views: 8,963
Posted By FullWings

I wonder if you could have adverts tattooed on?...

I wonder if you could have adverts tattooed on? Maybe with a QR code so you got paid by Google every time someone linked to the ad when they took a photo of you.

The Virgin crew could have Book...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jun 2022, 09:27
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By FullWings

Having been on quite a few different flight decks...

Having been on quite a few different flight decks over the years, in reasonably modern ones the majority of the noise appears to come from the air supply, unless you’re in the upper reaches of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jun 2022, 12:57
Replies: 72
Views: 6,495
Posted By FullWings

There is also the question of where does the...

There is also the question of where does the hydrogen come from in the first place? If it’s got anything to do with fossil fuels, then what’s the point and if you are using “green” electricity to...
Forum: Tech Log
30th May 2022, 17:34
Replies: 15
Views: 1,635
Posted By FullWings

We have gone with mBriefing and it feels like...

We have gone with mBriefing and it feels like beta software. So much so that it’s difficult to believe that any pilots were involved in the development process, and the rollout has been delayed...
18th May 2022, 21:33
Replies: 358
Views: 159,216
Posted By FullWings

There’s some of a point there, but it really...

There’s some of a point there, but it really comes under the umbrella of mode awareness? There are 6 autothrottle modes, 10 roll and 11 pitch ones, which is 660 combinations. OK, not all of those are...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2022, 16:11
Replies: 106
Views: 13,169
Posted By FullWings

I have noticed people driving a bit slower,...

I have noticed people driving a bit slower, especially on the motorway. The difference between 70 & 90mph is ~40% in fuel efficiency, so if you get 40mpg at 70 you will get roughly 24mpg at 90. Lots...
11th May 2022, 06:53
Replies: 57
Views: 24,893
Posted By FullWings

Practically, the FO on this flight had just...

Practically, the FO on this flight had just completed a type rating course (ZFT) and part of their line training, so in terms of operating the aircraft, would be pretty current and capable,...
Forum: Tech Log
7th May 2022, 16:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By FullWings

In gliding we now have instantaneous true wind...

In gliding we now have instantaneous true wind and lift/sink indications available from several manufacturers. Hawk (https://gliding.lxnav.com/news/hawk-wind-calculation/) is the best known one.
...
5th May 2022, 05:43
Replies: 57
Views: 24,893
Posted By FullWings

We had a chat about being presented with this on...

We had a chat about being presented with this on my last flight, and things are so chaotic at the moment that it seems well within the bounds of possibility. It did look a rare event with very little...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2022, 06:46
Replies: 29
Views: 6,126
Posted By FullWings

I’m not Airbus qualified but I think most TREs...

I’m not Airbus qualified but I think most TREs assess in a similar manner whatever aircraft is involved.

If you’re uneasy with someone’s general standard of operation under check, and you think...
1st May 2022, 17:33
Replies: 54
Views: 22,486
Posted By FullWings

I guess they will work out something with the...

I guess they will work out something with the regulator. The longest continuous duty I’ve done was just under 28hrs last year under an alleviation.


It’s non-linear and by the time you get out to...
1st May 2022, 13:12
Replies: 54
Views: 22,486
Posted By FullWings

I wonder what the ticket prices will be? One...

I wonder what the ticket prices will be? One 20-hr flight uses considerably more fuel than two 10hr ones. Also, where is the demand for this over a cheaper flight that breaks the journey in two and...
1st May 2022, 10:49
Replies: 180
Views: 88,430
Posted By FullWings

It goes off when you press the button regardless...

It goes off when you press the button regardless of whether the AP was in or not, certainly on the ones I fly.
30th Apr 2022, 14:32
Replies: 180
Views: 88,430
Posted By FullWings

It almost looks like some kind of incapacitation,...

It almost looks like some kind of incapacitation, and that the PF “lost it” for a bit. Agree about the lack of an announced takeover being contributory; it’s difficult to work out who was doing what...
28th Apr 2022, 21:34
Replies: 74
Views: 21,850
Posted By FullWings

It’s not so much the thickness of the tape, it’s...

It’s not so much the thickness of the tape, it’s the roughness of the application. Looking at the pic, there are lots of protruding ridges, which I would suggest are not helping the boundary layer to...
28th Apr 2022, 21:01
Replies: 74
Views: 21,850
Posted By FullWings

Thing is, if they were patches of ice/frost on...

Thing is, if they were patches of ice/frost on the wing of exactly the same dimensions, people would be going nuts if it took off without deicing. There must be a limit to the amount of speed tape...
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