Just wondering, for the A340, how is the centre gear extension controlled? Thanks.
Hi Concord977: Well if it seemed to you like the pilot was coming in very fast then he could possibly be landing in a tailwind, which explains why the landing was 'harder' than those you normally experience. Pilots tend to put the plane down firmer on the runway when coming in faster so as to not ta...Jump to post
Hi <acronym title="Air Belgium">AJ</acronym>: Wouldn't this burn quite a lot of extra fuel? Also are all 744s without fuel tank heating? If so then wouldn't <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym...Jump to post
Flpuck6: Probably because with a longer runway there's a better safety margin for the A340? It also depends on how heavy they are. For example the 777 might only be making a short hop to Denver/Los Angeles while the A340 might be going all the way back to Europe, thus the need for a longer runway fo...Jump to post
Hi again, Just to clear some things up, the A340's takeoff performance is comparable to most other airliners. It only looks like it has very low power because it performs a reduced thrust takeoff (called FLEX) very often (much more than other airliners). That's just the way the plane was designed an...Jump to post
Hi guys, The A343 is able to make that flight without much payload restrictions as it does not carry much cargo on that flight anyway, so the ZFW would be less, thus reducing the Takeoff Weight and runway required. I am not sure why the 747 classics were unable to make that route non-stop, though. I...Jump to post
Hi Ejazz, Thanks for your reply. Isn't having only 4 takeoffs and landings a bit on the low side for a Captain? I'm not saying it's unsafe but it wouldn't be prudent to go on the safe side and have something similar to <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> procedures? Thanks...Jump to post
Did anyone notice that the Captain had only 54 hours on the B744?! He is relatively inexperienced on that aircraft as a Captain and he only had 4 takeoffs and landings on the 744! This was a big contributing factor to the tailstrike and in my opinion, SIA should not have made such an inexperienced p...Jump to post
Lyzzard: Why would <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> want to do that? Shouldn't it be best to leave the priority takeover button on the FO's side as well but train them not to use it unnecessarily or override the Captain? After all we never know when the FO might actually need to use ...Jump to post
Yes I agree with Flyingbronco.. it's really a serious error on the pilot's part and hopefully it serves as a reminder for all pilots to double-check their data everytime. It is regrettable that such an incident occured but we must not forget that given the low speed the aircraft lifted off the runwa...Jump to post
I disembarked from a Thai 744 in Bangkok from the right door. The plane had arrived late for its next flight so they were getting ready to let the passengers for the next flight board while we left the plane. It's not much difference whether it's the left or right door.. just that for the right door...Jump to post
The 777 seems to be a more flexible aircraft compared to the A330 in terms of operating both short and long range routes easily. For example, <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> has had problems operating their new A332s for short domestic legs, despite them being certified at a lower M...Jump to post
Apparently today's LX9 (<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH), Switzerland">ZRH</acronym>) was changed to an A343 instead of the usual MD11.. does anyone have any idea why? JME was used for this fligh...Jump to post
Hi Turtle, Engines usually sound quite loud on final approach as quite a lot of thrust is required to overcome the drag produced by the flaps and gear. Also, like flyingbronco said, in bad weather the pilot might fly at a higher speed especially when there are strong winds. The gusting winds probabl...Jump to post
I flew into <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> last June on a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> A320; it was a great flight. I landed on 28L. I then left for <acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH)...Jump to post
Hi all, I will be leaving for Brisbane sometime next month on SQ235 and returning on SQ236. Does anyone have any experiences to share on <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> 772s? What can I expect on this flight? Thanks a lot! <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"...Jump to post
Hi Starflyer, I too have the PSS A320 and A340. The patch will be released sometime next week. <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> You can read the post on their forums here <a href="http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=134&topic_id=224...Jump to post
Hi Odie, Service on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> is generally pretty good, especially on their 777s. The interior is nice and it's quite comfortable. You will be flying a 777 for both legs of the route, but it may not be the exact same plane (even though same flight number). B...Jump to post
Thanks for the explanation Skipper. It's much clearer to me now.
Can you please explain what you mean by Alert Height?
Also, when conducting a normal ILS approach into a CAT III runway in good visibility, what would you set your DH as?
Thanks a lot!
Hi Bellerophon, nice to see you around. <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I was wondering what are the differences between the four supersonic tracks and when SO and <acronym title="SATA Air Azores (Portugal)">SP</acronym> are used instead of <acronym title="Sabena (Belgi...Jump to post
As for the original question, there are a lot more factors that determine how a plane lands, not just whether it is Boeing or Airbus. Personally I have not experienced much of a difference, for me I have experienced equally smooth touchdowns on both the A330 and 744. On the topic of Airbus though, i...Jump to post
Hi Wing, I was just wondering what are your experiences in landing the 734 in very strong crosswind conditions? It seems like I always hear of 737s making it down in very strong crosswinds while other planes have to either divert or try multiple times. It always comes as a surprise to me, but it see...Jump to post
Wow, a really sleek and beautiful aircraft. The engines really look huge though. But it's a great plane... good to see the A340 back in <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>'s fleet! <acronym title="AMC Aviation (Egypt)">9V</acronym>-SVA, I'm sure you'll grow to like it; maybe it's just t...Jump to post
Hi Lyzzard! It's great to have someone like you on the forums, we can certainly learn a lot more about the A345 from you <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I hope you have a nice time flying it. I was wondering if you could drop me an email? I would like to ask you a few q...Jump to post
Does anyone know what is the scheduled flight duration of VS19 and VS20 with the A343? Thanks.Jump to post
It really depends on what you mean by 'fastest' - fastest rate of climb or fastest climb speed. If you mean fastest rate of climb, it depends a lot of weight but generally, the 757 and 777 do very well in this category, with the B762ER a close second. The MD11 is more well-known for its fast climb s...Jump to post
There is nothing stopping the Airbuses from over-rotating as the plane is in direct law when on the ground and the flight control movements will be proportional to sidestick deflection. It is only when the plane is in the air when the other flight control laws will come into place (e.g. pitch and ba...Jump to post