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747 Taxiing And Instruments  
User currently offlineFuture_747_f/o From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 918 times:

do the 747's taxi along the ground using their rudder or another method and how does the captain plot the course and what is the name of the screen that the course is put onto.

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User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (16 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 857 times:

I do believe that the pilots use what's called a "nose-wheel tiller" to turn the aircraft on the ground. It is located by the Captain's left knee.

In order to navigate (in the -400 series, anyways), the crew preprograms the computer before the flight.

User currently offlineVuelo777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 838 times:

The Computer where they type in the waypoints and all the route information is called "ECAM" which stands for Electronic Crew Alert and Monitoring Sytem...that computer allows the crew to talk to the A/C...And type in all the information the plane (and crew) needs to find their way to their destination


User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3727 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (16 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 836 times:
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Vuelo777 is wrong. The system the nav data is in or inputted into is the Flight Management System (FMS)

ECAM (Airbus Terminology) is, as it's full name describes, integrated computer systems that monitor the a/c systems (Engines, Air Conditioning, Pneumatics etc) and alert the crew if there is a problem.

The Boeing Sytem is EICAS - Engine Indication & Crew Alerting System

User currently offlineAM From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 600 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (16 years 3 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 823 times:


Just wanted to ask you if you read my reply to your post "Instruments in the cockpit", there I explained some things that can really answer the kind of questions I see you have.

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