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Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Aug 2017, 11:30
Replies: 252
Views: 119,826
Posted By Young Paul

For clarification on base training - I did mine...

For clarification on base training - I did mine about 25 years ago (737). No engine failures, simulated or otherwise, in the real aeroplane, just about six circuits. All the failure stuff was done in...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jan 2013, 09:05
Replies: 14
Views: 3,325
Posted By Young Paul

Yep, it's nothing to do with belt and braces. It...

Yep, it's nothing to do with belt and braces. It was a specific technical issue which meant that the cutout pin didn't. I've been flying Airbus 320s for about 12 years, and I can just remember when...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Dec 2012, 14:10
Replies: 308
Views: 47,651
Posted By Young Paul

With regard to the OP - how safe is (airbus) fly...

With regard to the OP - how safe is (airbus) fly by wire? The answer is - statistically, very safe. What is the hull-loss rate for airbus FBW aircraft, and how does this compare with (say) Boeing...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Dec 2012, 21:03
Replies: 2
Views: 1,596
Posted By Young Paul

Yeah, I'm a bit familiar with that conceptually....

Yeah, I'm a bit familiar with that conceptually. I just wondered whether anybody had any insight into a procedure that had changed.
Forum: Tech Log
17th Dec 2012, 22:33
Replies: 2
Views: 1,596
Posted By Young Paul

Strobes ...

A couple of times in the last few weeks, we've been waiting in turn at the holding point behind a Boeing aircraft. On receipt of a line-up clearance ("Behind the landing aircraft at 3 miles"), and...
Forum: Cabin Crew
4th Dec 2012, 15:32
Replies: 5
Views: 5,351
Posted By Young Paul

Only looking to cut posts that are exclusively...

Only looking to cut posts that are exclusively longhaul or shorthaul. So that would be the expensive ones then, rather than MF ....
Forum: Tech Log
14th Oct 2012, 21:34
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By Young Paul

The file format, from what I remember having...

The file format, from what I remember having looked at the content of Aerad floppy disks, is very compact. The B737-300/400/500 fleet we used to have had between 1991 and 1997 (I believe) a 96KB...
9th Oct 2012, 16:04
Replies: 71
Views: 39,367
Posted By Young Paul

http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/0000000...

http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/000000/30000/0000/800/30832/30832.strip.gif
Forum: Tech Log
12th Sep 2012, 09:54
Replies: 44
Views: 9,574
Posted By Young Paul

Save more fuel by having the APU running instead...

Save more fuel by having the APU running instead of an engine for a long taxi ... to or from the runway ... *ducks*

In the air, high speed also means that turns have larger radii, so if there are...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Jun 2012, 08:46
Replies: 77
Views: 14,571
Posted By Young Paul

"Computers are computers" - garbage in/garbage...

"Computers are computers" - garbage in/garbage out.

However, the fact remains that accident rates continue to fall, not only per million flights, but in absolute terms. Yes, we need to continue to...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jun 2012, 07:10
Replies: 77
Views: 14,571
Posted By Young Paul

1) I'm not convinced that this is simply a...

1) I'm not convinced that this is simply a question of more/better flying experience. I agree about insufficiently qualified second officers, but the belief that there is something fundamentally...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jun 2012, 08:19
Replies: 77
Views: 14,571
Posted By Young Paul

Yep. Our parallel sim experience was similar, and...

Yep. Our parallel sim experience was similar, and just as humbling. The old "unusual attitude" training was based on you (basically) flying into it, so firstly avoiding flying into it, and secondly...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jun 2012, 19:51
Replies: 9
Views: 4,094
Posted By Young Paul

Not sure, and inviting response ... but I don't...

Not sure, and inviting response ... but I don't think the "reduced split between Vls and Vapp" is down to differences in weight. I think it's down to differences in C of G. Quite often, it's most...
Replies: 29
Views: 8,634
Posted By Young Paul

Nobody has ever doubted the authority of the...

Nobody has ever doubted the authority of the captain to act in the event of an "extreme emergency" to save the aircraft, or save lives. The point being that this doesn't extend to the freedom to...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jun 2012, 19:21
Replies: 64
Views: 19,399
Posted By Young Paul

sittingidly: Mm. But the extra energy carried...

sittingidly: Mm. But the extra energy carried compensates for the reduced thrust, doesn't it? I have little doubt that a pretty careful analysis was carried out before the idea was implemented. And I...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jun 2012, 16:22
Replies: 64
Views: 19,399
Posted By Young Paul

In our airline, certainly, FDM is more complex...

In our airline, certainly, FDM is more complex than simply looking at whether an event has been triggered. A "High speed below 500 feet" event would result in an analysis of the whole approach. The...
31st May 2012, 20:07
Replies: 29
Views: 8,634
Posted By Young Paul

Thanks for that, Pirate - and for being part of...

Thanks for that, Pirate - and for being part of stopping first officers subsequently being pushed into awkward situations.

But there are many skippers who will behave themselves when being trained...
Replies: 68
Views: 12,111
Posted By Young Paul

I work for a "low cost" airline. Because it...

I work for a "low cost" airline. Because it employs people with many first languages in about seven countries, it receives a high level of scrutiny from a regulatory authority. It was the first...
30th Apr 2012, 11:52
Replies: 29
Views: 8,634
Posted By Young Paul

And yet oddly, {Captains} ∩ {Anarchists} ≈

And yet oddly,

{Captains} ∩ {Anarchists} ≈
30th Apr 2012, 11:36
Replies: 29
Views: 8,634
Posted By Young Paul

Command authority

To what extent is the captain free to invent his or her own procedures, do his or her own thing?
CHIRP says - and without citing an authority, implies that this is understood and accepted - that the...
25th Mar 2012, 06:43
Replies: 568
Views: 120,759
Posted By Young Paul

... seems a bit silly to require loss of slots,...

... seems a bit silly to require loss of slots, since BA will still have fewer than (say) AF at CDG, DLH at FRA, KLM at AMS, Iberia at MAD .... (I am saying this as an independent - these days, this...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Feb 2012, 15:01
Replies: 18
Views: 2,539
Posted By Young Paul

Are you writing a paper, or an article? If the...

Are you writing a paper, or an article? If the latter, by all means gather together reports (if they exist). But if the former, it seems to be begging the question, assuming that there is significant...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Feb 2012, 00:47
Replies: 43
ETP
Views: 10,683
Posted By Young Paul

Does people's aversion to non-active-waypoints...

Does people's aversion to non-active-waypoints also cover abeam positions generated by the FMGC? Personally, I always thought that there was no point in chucking information away ....
Forum: Tech Log
15th Feb 2012, 11:55
Replies: 8
Views: 9,697
Posted By Young Paul

Bottom line - shear rate is not a measure of...

Bottom line - shear rate is not a measure of turbulence. On LIDO, it's recently gone from a scale of 0-5 to 0-10. It is suggested that upwards of 4, there may be a risk of significant turbulence, and...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Feb 2012, 11:48
Replies: 43
ETP
Views: 10,683
Posted By Young Paul

Um ... hadn't considered that about active...

Um ... hadn't considered that about active waypoints, and can't remember offhand how exactly it behaves. However, I'm not convinced that an FMGC derived position - can think also of a time marker,...
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