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Forum: Tech Log
16th Jun 2019, 16:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,379
Posted By Airmann

Well just wait until the 777X folding wingtip...

Well just wait until the 777X folding wingtip mechanism fails and you'll have the first ever commercial flight with the use of a flapping wingtip.
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jun 2019, 10:54
Replies: 16
Views: 3,351
Posted By Airmann

With regard to braking techniques, there are a...

With regard to braking techniques, there are a few choices. Would like to know if anyone here could shed light on their effect on temperature

1. Brake pressure vs Length of application

One...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jun 2019, 18:40
Replies: 7
Views: 2,817
Posted By Airmann

Both GF and the airport would have to pass FAA...

Both GF and the airport would have to pass FAA audits in order to be allowed to fly to the US. The airport has experience with UA which flew in there for a number of years. Hey if Air India can get...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jun 2019, 13:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,868
Posted By Airmann

Possibly because with a thrust reverser inop you...

Possibly because with a thrust reverser inop you still have thrust coming out the engine with the reverse inop. This adds to the yawing moment of the aircraft. With the engine inop there is no...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jun 2019, 12:30
Replies: 2
Views: 1,350
Posted By Airmann

In this day and age of computer monitored...

In this day and age of computer monitored everything I don't think it would be hard to install a system the alerts the pilots if altitude readigs divereged past a set limit. And then we can just...
Forum: Tech Log
26th May 2019, 08:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,683
Posted By Airmann

Because Reactive Windshear warnings are only...

Because Reactive Windshear warnings are only available below a given height agl. And the RA is used to measure that.
Forum: Tech Log
18th May 2019, 06:23
Replies: 35
Views: 6,368
Posted By Airmann

There is a school of thought that one should set...

There is a school of thought that one should set QNH during descent as soon as one is given an altitude not at transition. A number of airlines follow this procedure.
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2019, 23:54
Replies: 15
Views: 1,997
Posted By Airmann

My operator specifies that past the divergence...

My operator specifies that past the divergence point between the Engine out SID and the normal SID we are to continue on the normal SID. So this isnt technically true. In some cases the divergence...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2019, 05:42
Replies: 2
Views: 1,181
Posted By Airmann

Using Airbus FLS in High Temperatures

Did a FLS approach the other day in temperatures well above ISA and it left us quite high on the approach. This left me wondering about the FLS performance with regard to vertical guidance in high...
Forum: Middle East
13th Apr 2019, 18:40
Replies: 1
Views: 1,379
Posted By Airmann

Doesn't every single website that sells flights...

Doesn't every single website that sells flights do this(expedia, kayak etc.)?
I believe that if you just type the two airports into google and type flights at the end you'll get an extensive list. ...
12th Mar 2019, 14:49
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,154,458
Posted By Airmann

Sure, but the experienced Captains have long...

Sure, but the experienced Captains have long since retired and the third world PPLs have upgraded to the left seat. And for that matter the first world PPLs are not much better.
Forum: Tech Log
8th Mar 2019, 01:47
Replies: 9
Views: 3,045
Posted By Airmann

They've omitted the request for aircraft type on...

They've omitted the request for aircraft type on departure a number of times for me. Since the aircraft landed just 90 min prior they are sure of the type.

Otherwise I think it's their way of...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Mar 2019, 21:13
Replies: 19
Views: 2,097
Posted By Airmann

1hpa/mB is roughly 30'. 3hPa = approx 90 FEET.

1hpa/mB is roughly 30'. 3hPa = approx 90 FEET.
Forum: Tech Log
5th Mar 2019, 07:56
Replies: 9
Views: 3,045
Posted By Airmann

Why don't they just use Flight Radar 24!:}

Why don't they just use Flight Radar 24!:}
Forum: Tech Log
4th Mar 2019, 07:36
Replies: 9
Views: 3,045
Posted By Airmann

Is still there on the ATIS. Also applicable for...

Is still there on the ATIS. Also applicable for departure.
Forum: Tech Log
26th Feb 2019, 13:40
Replies: 19
Views: 2,189
Posted By Airmann

So is it fair to say that Airbus fly-by-wire...

So is it fair to say that Airbus fly-by-wire aircraft are made to have neutral stability as the flight computers maintain the pitch and bank after an external force changes the flight path?
Forum: Tech Log
26th Feb 2019, 07:55
Replies: 19
Views: 2,189
Posted By Airmann

Positive Stability in Fly by Wire Aircraft

Was wondering if anyone knew of the how positive stability characteristics of a fly by wire aircraft such as the Airbus' works compared to an aircraft with conventional flight controls.

Namely...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Feb 2019, 18:55
Replies: 28
Views: 4,064
Posted By Airmann

The issue that I had/have with this conservative...

The issue that I had/have with this conservative mind set is more that could it inadvertantly get you into trouble? (Otherwise I have come to accept that some guys are actually way to anxious in the...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Feb 2019, 02:23
Replies: 28
Views: 4,064
Posted By Airmann

Using 'Conservative' Performance Numbers

Was with a pilot the other day that wanted to do the performance numbers using a 5kt tailwaind even though winds reported were around 15kt headwind. Not the first time I've seen this but at the end...
Forum: Middle East
11th Feb 2019, 11:09
Replies: 28
Views: 13,205
Posted By Airmann

What is safe and reasonable is dictated by...

What is safe and reasonable is dictated by company requirements, not the other way around. Welcome to aviation in the Middle East.
Forum: Tech Log
7th Feb 2019, 08:37
Replies: 42
Views: 9,275
Posted By Airmann

Airbus 320

Airbus 320
Forum: Tech Log
7th Feb 2019, 07:32
Replies: 42
Views: 9,275
Posted By Airmann

Not extending flaps while gear is extending

Had a Sim recently where the instructor was adamant about not extending flaps until gear extension was completed. But never got a satisfactory answer as to why.

Anyone have an answer?
Forum: Tech Log
12th Jan 2019, 14:37
Replies: 27
Views: 4,800
Posted By Airmann

Reporting a poor breaking action is no joke ....

Reporting a poor breaking action is no joke . There are plenty of operators that will not allow landing if braking action is reported poor.

I just don't see how pilots would be able to judge...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jan 2019, 12:53
Replies: 18
Views: 2,749
Posted By Airmann

Airbus' new policy is to start the first full sim...

Airbus' new policy is to start the first full sim in direct law then turn on the flight control computers through alternate law and into normal. Was back into normal about 10 minutes into the Sim.
...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Dec 2018, 03:26
Replies: 20
Views: 3,004
Posted By Airmann

Look at it from a commercial standpoint. On a...

Look at it from a commercial standpoint. On a runway that requires derate in order to lift a higher load, a weather system which contaminates the runway suddenly costs the company direct revenue if...
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