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What Does It Mean, If A340 Computer Says "retard"?  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 12020 times:

http://www.fsaviation.com/video/fraapp2001.zip

That was a very cool video of a LH A340
landing at FRA.(shot from jump seat)

What does it mean when the computer
says "retard, retard, retard" just a few
feet before touching down?

Thanks!

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User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 11944 times:

decrease the throtte  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
"retard the throttle"

...Serge


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 11921 times:

...or it could be an insult  Big grin

take your pick!

...Serge


User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1021 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 11916 times:

If the Pilot makes a bad landing the Aircraft Calls Him or her a Retard (J/K) Big grin


Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 11900 times:

It means to slow down or retard the throtles (to idle)?

User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 11888 times:

It's for those China Air 200 hour pilots...TC


FL450, M.85
User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 11878 times:

Awesome video clip!

User currently offlineYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 11850 times:

"Retard" in french also means slow or to be late. Should have heard my french class when that was explained  Big grin


Contact Winnipeg center now on 134.4, good day.
User currently offlineJgore From Argentina, joined Feb 2002, 550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 11834 times:

Maybe the computer says "Retard, not even thing about going arround"  Smile  Smile  Smile

ehheheheh byes!


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 11734 times:

Hehe, and short before the AF A320 crashed into that forest, the computer shouted "...100...50...40...30...20..IDIOT IDIOT...10...boom!"  Smile

That's the style airbus teaches the pilots to learn flying  Big grin


User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 11710 times:

But seriously, when the pilot is doing a manual landing with autothrust engaged the "retard" callout comes in the flare. The autothrust interprets the flare as a level off and unless the pilot retards the throttles to idle the plane will simply level off and fly down the runway at 10ft.
I hope this is clear enough.


User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 11670 times:

Retard means to slow. Look it up in a dictionary.


Work Hard. Fly Right. Continental Airlines
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11646 times:

My question is why would they program
the computer to use that word?  Big grin



User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4229 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11633 times:

Retard means to pull the thrust levers back to idle.


Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11608 times:

No you Retard!!! This Is a TAXIWAY!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11599 times:

assuming you're referring to CI A340's
little incident at ANC...

Sorry, the computer wouldn't say that...
Airbus has specially fitted a "skip
message" switch for CI pilots. The
dual-purpose switch also changes the
color of the lights on the taxiway and
turn it into runway lights!  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin
Personally, I think they should install
panic buttons for every passenger...
(and the flight controller who has to
watch them take off)


User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 11564 times:

I beleive the annunciator panel word on the B737 is "Retard" too. So that word is now aviation jargon.

User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 11556 times:

Bobcat...LOL! Big grin Ya..I was refering to that incident!

User currently offlineSafeFlyer From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 627 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 11538 times:

I just downloaded the video, but it seems that my computer does not want to open it. Can anyone help me?
Thanks, SafeFlyer.


User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1039 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 11507 times:

SafeFlyer,

maybe your system did not downloaded the entire file. Try to download it again, maybe this helps.

And for anybody else, go to www.a340.net there are more cool videos of A340!

Cheers,

Andrej Lippay  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 11501 times:

I just checked out all the videos at a340.net. The A340 actually seems like a sweet piece of machinery, before i saw the cockit videos i didn't like it very much. Airbus v Boeing 1-1 for me now. Used to be 0-1.  Big thumbs up

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