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Forum: Tech Log
22nd Nov 2022, 15:28
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By Escape Path

FD, in the absence of more detailed information...

FD, in the absence of more detailed information from Airbus (as you point out regarding the amount of info contained in the FCOM), we can absolutely agree that using the CL for any departure change...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Nov 2022, 16:36
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By Escape Path

Hello everyone. First of all thank you for...

Hello everyone.

First of all thank you for your responses. Second of all, while the experience gathered from all of us here makes for interesting discussions, suggestions and whatnot, my focus...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Nov 2022, 17:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By Escape Path

Airbus "departure change" check

Hello everyone.

Regarding the new Airbus SOPs and the new "Departure Change" checklist, consider the following scenario:

Weather is favorable for takeoff on both RWY 01 and 19, ATC may clear...
6th Nov 2022, 17:22
Replies: 13
Views: 10,449
Posted By Escape Path

A320 landed with 200kg of fuel remaining

How come this hasn't been discussed here?

https://avherald.com/h?article=4ffdb8d6&opt=0
Forum: Tech Log
14th Sep 2022, 19:47
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By Escape Path

Hi FlightDetent would you happen to have any sort...

Hi FlightDetent would you happen to have any sort of documentation about this? We are having this discussion at my outfit right now and it would be really helpful to have any info that could help us...
Forum: Tech Log
24th May 2022, 01:36
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By Escape Path

None of the FCU buttons light up in other color...

None of the FCU buttons light up in other color than green
Forum: Tech Log
19th May 2022, 23:58
Replies: 65
Views: 10,266
Posted By Escape Path

I know! Funny thing is, if you missed them on the...

I know! Funny thing is, if you missed them on the walkaround, I hardly think an item on a checklist that (on a NB in mentioned short turnarounds) is answered to almost by reflex (cause they're always...
Forum: Tech Log
19th May 2022, 00:12
Replies: 65
Views: 10,266
Posted By Escape Path

Well, that same aircraft has had extensive...

Well, that same aircraft has had extensive modifications during its lifespan; the technology and the regulations have changed in those +30 years and, certainly, people have come up with new ways to...
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2022, 19:02
Replies: 35
Views: 34,127
Posted By Escape Path

LGCIUs, ELAC fault described by Flight Detent ,...

LGCIUs, ELAC fault described by Flight Detent , BSCUs... they all require, by QRH, to write up the reset, even if successful. I think there's a couple more in there somewhere
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2022, 18:50
Replies: 65
Views: 10,266
Posted By Escape Path

It's not that is needed, but old habits indeed...

It's not that is needed, but old habits indeed die hard. In the back of your head, you know you lost a safety net if you forget to raise the gear (even though I haven't done such thing in all of my...
Forum: Tech Log
14th May 2022, 03:39
Replies: 65
Views: 10,266
Posted By Escape Path

Thanks for the docs FlightDetent . The one with...

Thanks for the docs FlightDetent . The one with the explanations makes for interesting reading.

While I concur that some of the items that were modified or added are curious (i.e: wing lights,...
Forum: Tech Log
11th May 2022, 04:30
Replies: 65
Views: 10,266
Posted By Escape Path

+1 on this one, if possible. Thanks!

+1 on this one, if possible. Thanks!
Forum: Tech Log
11th May 2022, 01:49
Replies: 65
Views: 10,266
Posted By Escape Path

I switched companies on April to a company using...

I switched companies on April to a company using Airbus OEM procedures. I must say it's quite a change in some regards to my previous outfit, mainly in the before start checklist part. I've liked the...
22nd Apr 2022, 00:46
Replies: 38
Views: 15,000
Posted By Escape Path

Re taking extra fuel...

Never in 11 years of flying commercial planes have I performed 3 go arounds in a single flight, nor I have heard of anyone else doing it. I can only think of one instance when I did 2 in a single...
22nd Apr 2022, 00:12
Replies: 18
Views: 9,526
Posted By Escape Path

This is the case for Colombia. Operational...

This is the case for Colombia. Operational manuals are approved by the CAA, including the MEL. Hmm, 4 to 6 weeks... nice ballpark. I had no idea how long it could possibly take
18th Apr 2022, 00:08
Replies: 18
Views: 9,526
Posted By Escape Path

The mentioned Airbus Safety First article also...

The mentioned Airbus Safety First article also states that dispatch with an inoperative NWS (as you say, in free castor mode) was removed from the MMEL. This revision was published/issued in February...
2nd Apr 2022, 15:36
Replies: 18
Views: 9,526
Posted By Escape Path

Re: RAT extended, I was baffled too when I saw...

Re: RAT extended, I was baffled too when I saw some pictures that showed the RAT deployed. I remembered the Landing with abnormal LG procedure and went for my QRH to have a look at it and found the...
30th Mar 2022, 01:07
Replies: 18
Views: 9,526
Posted By Escape Path

LATAM A320 lands with nose wheels at 90 degrees

Once again, an A320 lands with the nose gear at 90 degrees, this time at Medellín, Colombia (SKRG/MDE). Link to news (in Spanish):...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Dec 2021, 16:02
Replies: 10
Views: 6,114
Posted By Escape Path

I get your point. However, what my 6 years on the...

I get your point. However, what my 6 years on the Bus have taught me is that this is not a mechanical aircraft; there’s way too many software logics for each of the systems, quite a bit of them are...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Dec 2021, 16:46
Replies: 10
Views: 6,114
Posted By Escape Path

Lantirn The FlySmart software (which we use as...

Lantirn The FlySmart software (which we use as well) does have an option to account for anti ice protection being used both on takeoff and landing. However, there’s no “wing anti ice only” option,...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Dec 2021, 18:18
Replies: 10
Views: 6,114
Posted By Escape Path

I’m bumping this. I had this MEL item last week,...

I’m bumping this. I had this MEL item last week, with exactly the same wording, and I couldn’t tell how we were supposed to apply this penalty.

We are using the FlySmart software, and there’s no...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jul 2020, 17:18
Replies: 83
Views: 14,147
Posted By Escape Path

Thank you vilas for your clarification on OEM...

Thank you vilas for your clarification on OEM FCOM vs company FCOM.

I do think we are not supposed to be pushing buttons in the middle of a landing roll. Takeover manually if your setting isn’t...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jul 2020, 17:08
Replies: 69
Views: 23,013
Posted By Escape Path

Check Airman no snow in these Caribbean...

Check Airman no snow in these Caribbean latitudes, nor any of our destinations, so no check on that. I was just interested in knowing the logic behind the numbers hehe

I wasn’t being able to get...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jul 2020, 18:08
Replies: 69
Views: 23,013
Posted By Escape Path

I guess that’s where the confusion starts from....

I guess that’s where the confusion starts from. Our FCOM says to “stow reversers when reaching taxi speed”, then it says that “speeds below 30 kts are considered taxi speeds”. But then it says that...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jul 2020, 17:57
Replies: 83
Views: 14,147
Posted By Escape Path

My quote is straight out of my A320s FCOM. ...

My quote is straight out of my A320s FCOM.

Macdo: I concur with your opinion (and I apply that myself). I just found it curious that it’s labeled as a warning. Then again, I think FD’s right on...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Jul 2020, 22:56
Replies: 69
Views: 23,013
Posted By Escape Path

I think Airbus is pretty clear that we should...

I think Airbus is pretty clear that we should have the reversers stowed before leaving the runway, whether high speed or low speed turn-off...

Anyone care to enlighten a Caribbean pilot on why...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Jul 2020, 22:12
Replies: 83
Views: 14,147
Posted By Escape Path

Refreshing my SOPs during this pandemic I found...

Refreshing my SOPs during this pandemic I found something of interest that caught my eye, and couldn’t find a reference for. In the landing section of my A320 SOPs it says:



I already knew we...
28th Jul 2020, 18:29
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,877,928
Posted By Escape Path

Interesting point Willie Nelson. It could be a...

Interesting point Willie Nelson. It could be a possibility that FDA is not properly monitored or followed up, hence the violation of all possible stabilization criteria becoming something usual: the...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2020, 18:20
Replies: 79
Views: 18,897
Posted By Escape Path

I’d be hesitant to describe an airplane failing...

I’d be hesitant to describe an airplane failing to respond to your “alpha prot kicked in”-panic-induced nose up input so near to the ground as “no problem”. Alpha prot at around 200ft not dangerous?...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jul 2020, 04:59
Replies: 79
Views: 18,897
Posted By Escape Path

Thank you for your input vilas. hans...

Thank you for your input vilas.

hans bringer: Interesting article. Thanks for sharing. It seems like it is a matter of both, actually. Both low temperatures and brake applications seems to be the...
10th Jul 2020, 02:56
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,877,928
Posted By Escape Path

It’s pretty ingrained in almost all of us,...

It’s pretty ingrained in almost all of us, apparently, to fire the APU at the hint of a dual (or even a single!) engine hiccup. However, I’m with vilas on this one: it wouldn’t have made any...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jul 2020, 18:11
Replies: 79
Views: 18,897
Posted By Escape Path

I failed to understand this connection between...

I failed to understand this connection between fuel and brakes. May I ask you for some further clarification?



More brake applications during this phase, I suppose?
8th Jul 2020, 17:58
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,877,928
Posted By Escape Path

From a pure accident investigation point of view,...

From a pure accident investigation point of view, particularly of the human performance, I’d be really interested to know what happened after the go around. But my guess, also stemming from what we...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jul 2020, 18:32
Replies: 79
Views: 18,897
Posted By Escape Path

Thank you for your insight vilas. Funny thing,...

Thank you for your insight vilas. Funny thing, our company asks us to modify conf almost the other way around: Abrk, then flaps, then rev. I know there are different “brake maintenance packages”, I’d...
7th Jul 2020, 18:18
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,877,928
Posted By Escape Path

Seems like they: a) forgot to turn on the APU by...

Seems like they: a) forgot to turn on the APU by instinct after recognition of the second engine failure; b) didn’t remember/have time to apply the “Emer Landing (all eng fail)” procedure; or c) they...
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