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Forum: Tech Log
2nd Aug 2018, 18:32
Replies: 330
Views: 25,973
Posted By CallmeJB

For a fun cocktail cruise, I will often drive my...

For a fun cocktail cruise, I will often drive my boat up the river. It's a comfortable ride and the boat does well at about 3/4 throttle setting. Every now and then, I will turn around and go back...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Apr 2018, 18:07
Replies: 31
Views: 5,866
Posted By CallmeJB

Lots of good points made in this thread. ...

Lots of good points made in this thread.

Don't forget about aircraft weight and how it affects taxi maneuverability.

Departing aircraft are heavy and take a longer time to accelerate from a...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Mar 2018, 17:08
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By CallmeJB

Disengaging auto brakes with manual braking...

Disengaging auto brakes with manual braking requires applying heavier manual braking than the auto brakes are applying. So it makes sense that the pedal deflection would be higher for higher auto...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Oct 2017, 22:49
Replies: 20
Views: 10,190
Posted By CallmeJB

Yes. OpSpec C077, I think.

Yes. OpSpec C077, I think.
Forum: Tech Log
24th Sep 2017, 13:17
Replies: 52
Views: 15,445
Posted By CallmeJB

Right. Which is why when cleared for an ILS...

Right. Which is why when cleared for an ILS approach, until you reach the Final Approach Segment (glideslope intercept altitude), you should be complying with published crossing altitude...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Sep 2017, 21:45
Replies: 52
Views: 15,445
Posted By CallmeJB

That's correct, if the higher aircraft is flying...

That's correct, if the higher aircraft is flying an indicated altitude of 5000 ft.

But, say that the indicated altitude of 5000ft results in being 2 dots high on the glide slope, or even...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Sep 2017, 15:49
Replies: 52
Views: 15,445
Posted By CallmeJB

These glideslope/step-down fix/barometric...

These glideslope/step-down fix/barometric altimetry violations are almost always about airspace construction and traffic separation, not about terrain.

The actual height of the electronic glide...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Sep 2017, 14:11
Replies: 54
Views: 14,609
Posted By CallmeJB

Vref is usually set at 1.3 Vs. Do the 737 or...

Vref is usually set at 1.3 Vs.

Do the 737 or A320 family ever use Vrefs that are higher than 1.3 Vs? I don't mean wind correction and those things, I mean a systematic increase based on tail...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Sep 2017, 13:51
Replies: 9
Views: 1,694
Posted By CallmeJB

Our FLEX numbers are valid at any number higher...

Our FLEX numbers are valid at any number higher than planned OAT (up to the Flex number), and down to 10 degrees C below the pOAT.

Our FMC uses sensed OAT to set TO thrust; we don't manually put...
Forum: Questions
19th Sep 2017, 12:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By CallmeJB

Yep. It is not limited to Airbus. Turns out that...

Yep. It is not limited to Airbus. Turns out that all pilots use their hand to fly the aircraft.
Forum: Tech Log
8th Aug 2017, 16:18
Replies: 81
Views: 15,598
Posted By CallmeJB

This American was trying to channel some British...

This American was trying to channel some British sarcasm... I guess it didn't quite go over.
Forum: Tech Log
7th Aug 2017, 20:39
Replies: 81
Views: 15,598
Posted By CallmeJB

After takeoff I pull all three Radio Altimeter...

After takeoff I pull all three Radio Altimeter circuit breakers. I figure there's no sense in putting the wear and tear on those systems when they're not needed. And, hey, it's not like I won't see...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Jul 2017, 00:28
Replies: 55
Views: 17,110
Posted By CallmeJB

That gas saved will all be wasted when you nail a...

That gas saved will all be wasted when you nail a light aircraft or a glider out there.

Lights are installed for more than one reason... not just to see the runway.
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jul 2017, 05:18
Replies: 13
Views: 8,688
Posted By CallmeJB

You lost me when you verbed minus.

You lost me when you verbed minus.
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jun 2017, 11:20
Replies: 16
Views: 3,692
Posted By CallmeJB

Some operations assign an FCOM Limitation minimum...

Some operations assign an FCOM Limitation minimum fuel for takeoff in the B744 as 30,000kgs. This is to avoid FUEL PUMP PRESS messages due to unporting of fuel pumps during acceleration.

The 777...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jun 2017, 17:32
Replies: 25
Views: 16,724
Posted By CallmeJB

A quick search of "777-300er landing" will return...

A quick search of "777-300er landing" will return plenty of images showing touchdowns with the bogies 'toed down' to allow full surface contact while the nose is still in the air.

"SEMI-levered"....
Forum: Tech Log
23rd May 2017, 19:54
Replies: 11
Views: 2,512
Posted By CallmeJB

Exactly... that's the 'flat-rating', even though...

Exactly... that's the 'flat-rating', even though nobody really calls it that. That same thrust is attainable at higher density-altitudes because there's still 'room' left before reaching max EGT.
...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd May 2017, 03:09
Replies: 11
Views: 2,512
Posted By CallmeJB

A flat-rated engine achieves rated thrust at...

A flat-rated engine achieves rated thrust at sea-level well below the maximum internal temperatures (ITT). Therefore, that same thrust can be achieved to a high altitude before reaching the limiting...
Forum: Tech Log
13th May 2017, 05:09
Replies: 22
Views: 9,089
Posted By CallmeJB

You still manually program the thrust and speeds,...

You still manually program the thrust and speeds, right? Just take the optimum FLEX that the EFB spits out, drop 10 degrees, and use that for takeoff.
Forum: Tech Log
4th May 2017, 19:40
Replies: 13
Views: 4,400
Posted By CallmeJB

CVRs aren't really meant to be used in an...

CVRs aren't really meant to be used in an investigation involving discipline, if that's what this is a part of.
Forum: Tech Log
21st Nov 2016, 23:33
Replies: 21
Views: 4,991
Posted By CallmeJB

Also you don't fly back through the same air...

Also you don't fly back through the same air parcels in a holding pattern unless there is zero wind, and that's rare.
Forum: Tech Log
18th Nov 2016, 12:56
Replies: 18
Views: 4,165
Posted By CallmeJB

How often do engines start hot or hung these...

How often do engines start hot or hung these days? How often do ground crews flub up a pushback?

As a captain I'd rather monitor the whole situation, including the pushback, without having to be...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Sep 2016, 09:39
Replies: 4
Views: 3,215
Posted By CallmeJB

US FAA Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) ...

US FAA Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)


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Forum: Tech Log
27th Mar 2016, 03:26
Replies: 21
Views: 9,530
Posted By CallmeJB

Here's an (over)simplification of where to start:...

Here's an (over)simplification of where to start:

Fuel burn (lbs/hour) for a given Indicated Air Speed is essentially constant, even as altitude changes.

For a given Indicated Air Speed, True...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Mar 2016, 22:54
Replies: 23
Views: 5,507
Posted By CallmeJB

Lower thrust with a derate can also reduce your...

Lower thrust with a derate can also reduce your V1 speed.

Lower thrust with assumed temperature must 'assume' a Vmcg based on full thrust available, thus limiting V1min to a higher speed than is...
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