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23rd Nov 2019, 11:05
Replies: 44
Views: 33,803
Posted By Midland63

SLF here. Easy to be critical with hindsight but...

SLF here. Easy to be critical with hindsight but in an absolutely perfect world in order to avoid pax bleating to the press afterwards, would it not have been possible for one of the flightcrew to...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Nov 2019, 13:28
Replies: 13
Views: 2,436
Posted By Midland63

Me too! Was he the TriStar guy?

Me too! Was he the TriStar guy?
11th Nov 2019, 15:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,976
Posted By Midland63

Thanks again wiggy. So would I be roughly...

Thanks again wiggy.

So would I be roughly right in thinking that VNAV's fine for the first bit of your descent and approach down from cruise until you contact approach and they say "Vectors to...
10th Nov 2019, 18:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,976
Posted By Midland63

Thanks for a commendably succinct reply wiggy. ...

Thanks for a commendably succinct reply wiggy.

So what assumptions as regards the portion of the flight over which it will be vectored does the FMC assume when calculating T/D? For example, do...
10th Nov 2019, 15:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,976
Posted By Midland63

Question about VNAV on Boeings

Hopefully there will be a kind pro out there willing to take time to answer this question.

As I understand it, in the crudest and most general terms, VNAV plans a descent from cruise by drawing a...
10th Feb 2019, 18:30
Replies: 99
Views: 97,567
Posted By Midland63

Thanks. Didn't appreciate the thing about the...

Thanks. Didn't appreciate the thing about the gear doors creating extra drag but understand now. But there seemed to be an implication that there was a different procedure re the gear (leaving them...
10th Feb 2019, 11:36
Replies: 99
Views: 97,567
Posted By Midland63

Would the pro's care to explain to an SLF why...

Would the pro's care to explain to an SLF why gear stays down in a windshear (but not any other type of???) G/A?
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jan 2019, 11:04
Replies: 50
Views: 14,775
Posted By Midland63

Thanks Bloggs. In my SLF ignorance, it never...

Thanks Bloggs. In my SLF ignorance, it never occurred to me that a 787 wouldn't have all that sort of functionality built in as standard.
Forum: Tech Log
28th Jan 2019, 12:24
Replies: 50
Views: 14,775
Posted By Midland63

Thanks for reply Bloggs but I don't understand...

Thanks for reply Bloggs but I don't understand that post. Something to with the fact EFB apps don't show your position on the ground movement charts so you buy your own GPS to add that...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Jan 2019, 12:03
Replies: 50
Views: 14,775
Posted By Midland63

I hope the pro's won't mind an SLF question here....

I hope the pro's won't mind an SLF question here. Sorry if I'm being a dolt but I'm still not clear why a professional airline pilot would buy a GPS to use in his/her company's 787 flight deck. Don't...
27th Jan 2019, 16:36
Replies: 25
Views: 19,032
Posted By Midland63

Ref. frozen door, I remember watching a TV series...

Ref. frozen door, I remember watching a TV series in the mid 90s about the original development of the 777 and one of the tests featured was whether the doors would open in some very icy looking...
28th Oct 2018, 16:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By Midland63

Thanks, didn't know that. (Each new factoid I...

Thanks, didn't know that. (Each new factoid I learn about this prompts another two questions but I'll spare you!)

M63
28th Oct 2018, 12:45
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By Midland63

Thanks Tango. I knew about setting 40%...

Thanks Tango.

I knew about setting 40% initially to allow the engines to stabilise (and "equalise") but I wasn't sure whether the TOGA buttons (on Boeings) commanded the pre-arranged derated...
28th Oct 2018, 11:42
Replies: 17
Views: 3,211
Posted By Midland63

Seems like a hell of a risk (including to one's...

Seems like a hell of a risk (including to one's career) just to save a few cupfuls of fuel!
28th Oct 2018, 11:08
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By Midland63

Thanks for the replies. That's cleared up...

Thanks for the replies. That's cleared up something that's puzzled me ever since I first read about the concept 30+ years ago in an article about BA's introduction of 757s!

When setting the...
26th Oct 2018, 22:50
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By Midland63

Think I've got it now. You're not "tricking"...

Think I've got it now.

You're not "tricking" the engines, you're giving them a command: "Set the thrust which is the maximum you'd be able to give if the temp was 55C". That will be less than...
25th Oct 2018, 22:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By Midland63

Gulp! That still doesn't me. Sorry! Am I...

Gulp! That still doesn't me. Sorry!

Am I overthinking this and the flex temp is just a co-efficient reflecting the environment which happens to be a temperature by convention (perhaps because that...
25th Oct 2018, 22:03
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By Midland63

Thanks for your reply Tango. I get that...

Thanks for your reply Tango.

I get that engines don't perform so well on hot days so if you tell them it's 55C, why don't they react by saying "Crumbs it seems to be hot out there today, we better...
25th Oct 2018, 21:43
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By Midland63

Question about Flex Temp

Was watching a Cap Joe vid about this and I get the general principle about "fiddling" the parameters to "trick" the FADEC (yes?) into setting a particular thrust but setting a high temp to get a...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Sep 2018, 13:12
Replies: 33
Views: 6,451
Posted By Midland63

I'm just SLF and love watching these cockpit vids...

I'm just SLF and love watching these cockpit vids on YT but, if I were a non-exec director of the airline at a meeting considering a policy on this, I might put up my hand to ask is there not a risk...
27th Mar 2018, 21:48
Replies: 214
Views: 87,179
Posted By Midland63

Ha! I'm a lawyer (retired) and use that...

Ha! I'm a lawyer (retired) and use that expression regularly, conscious that I'm often adding to the doubt considerably!
21st Dec 2017, 23:10
Replies: 15
Views: 2,007
Posted By Midland63

Oh! I thought they all had zero viz autoland...

Oh! I thought they all had zero viz autoland these days! Maybe need to get some BEA Tridents back! Or does EDI not have the required Cat III (or whatever) ILS then?
21st Dec 2017, 17:48
Replies: 15
Views: 2,007
Posted By Midland63

EDI 21/12/17

Anyone know what happened at EDI about 14.00 this afternoon to cause all arrivals to circle over the town and environs (one RYR diverted to GLA) and no departures for about 45 mins?

Not suggesting...
21st Jan 2017, 11:24
Replies: 54
Views: 35,006
Posted By Midland63

I'm just SLF (and haven't read the reports) but...

I'm just SLF (and haven't read the reports) but "The pilots told investigators that they did not consider a go-around ďas they were aware that the takeoff area of the Runway 13 was a mountainous...
1st Dec 2016, 21:18
Replies: 1,098
Views: 1,141,963
Posted By Midland63

Ah, so Sisy wasn't actually the FO, they were...

Ah, so Sisy wasn't actually the FO, they were just hamming it up for the photo ops with the footballers, right? That sounds more logical.
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