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Best (iOS) study app for the Airbus 320?

Old 6th Nov 2016, 12:21
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Best (iOS) study app for the Airbus 320?

Is there any consensus as to which is the best A320 iOS application to study the aircraft?

(I have searched the forum several times without any luck)
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Old 6th Nov 2016, 18:31
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Try googling "F C O M". All these study Apps are bullshit
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Old 6th Nov 2016, 19:01
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Apart from the company provided CBT course on our company iPad i just use the usebeforeflight ECAM trainer. Kinda expensive, but pretty useful to run ECAM drills.
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Old 6th Nov 2016, 19:16
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It may say A320 on the outside but Airbus have been building this for over twenty five years and constantly developing it. The key to understanding the bus is look at the system diagrams, in particular interaction with other systems. The aircraft is automated to the point that you cannot force it into the state that you want and you need to learn how to cope with the fbw degradations.
The FCOM and the flight crew trainng manual are ver good places to start.
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Old 6th Nov 2016, 20:27
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Or, you could do the real course and learn properly.
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Old 9th Nov 2016, 02:38
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Not actually answering the query.

Does anyone know a good iPad app to learn about the A320 systems?
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Old 11th Sep 2017, 19:08
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Resurrecting this thread. I'm starting an A320 course soon and want to get ahead of the game. Looking for a good tech resource (oldskool book, modern app, whatever) to allow me a bit of breathing space when I'm doing the CBT. Any recommendations?
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Old 11th Sep 2017, 20:08
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Smartcockpit used to have a copy of the fcom. The FCOM format has recently changed so don't bookmark any pages.
As I previously posted the Airbus can be very different under the skin depending on age and operator but the basic systems haven't changed too much. Remember it is just an arliner that has had computers inserted to automate many of the functions These are 1980s computers that recognise yes and no but not maybe, i.e it works, or it doesn't and you cannot coax it to change its mind.
The FCTM has some background info about some of the systems..
If you are starting a course soon then the course provider should provide documentation for you.Send me a dm if you want to know anything specific.
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Old 12th Sep 2017, 00:45
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Not sure why people want to be "ahead of the game" unless it's to simply show up others in the class. Reading ahead invariably gets one into trouble because they could learn something wrong and it's pains to unlearn the wrong thing to learn the correct. Just follow the program as it is taught and you will be fine.
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