B741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4238 times:
I noticed that Airbus talks about sea swells and how to judge the sea when ditching in their A310 manual. But Air Canada does not mention this in their emergency manuals for the A319,320 and 321. Why the difference in this very important emergency procedure?
320tech From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined May 2004, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4178 times:
Most Canadian pilots have come up through the flying instructor route, I think. So it wouldn't be presumptuous to think that they don't have float experience.
AC 320's fly to the Caribbean, so there are overwater routes. There are only a few aircraft so equipped, though - 213 to 217, 257 to 261, and 465 to 467 - I might be a number or two off there. Perhaps you saw the manual for one of the non-overwater flying aircraft.
Seems like something you'd want to have in there, though.
The primary function of the design engineer is to make things difficult for the manufacturer and impossible for the AME.
LongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5871 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4052 times:
Do you have access to the Flight Crew Training Manual? This is a very large (400+ pages) publication that gives a "how to" to just about everything involved with the A319/320/321. It is published "in house" by Air Canada's training department, and has a very comprehensive explanation with regard to ditching.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!