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by kimon
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27338

RE: Some Questions About Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

Touché, Mandala499! <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> has 30 773s and 12 on order. I think one day <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> will disappear as the vultures are already circling. Long gone are the halcyon days of Lord King! I like when fleets follow form rather than functio...

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by kimon
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27338

RE: Some Questions About Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

Did not realize that they had no 773!! How backward of them! No self-respecting fleet can be without 773! Well spotted! This is simply because of their slavish grovelling to <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> and will only want <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United King...

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by kimon
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27338

RE: Some Questions About Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

Sorry,I could not find any <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 773 <acronym title="Cityflyer Express (United Kingdom)">FD</acronym> photos. Thanks for the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 744. I noticed that on <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> and <acronym title...

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by kimon
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27338

RE: Some Questions About Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

Excellent!Wow most impressed with your customised <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym>! This is what they should have updated it to include a vertical indicator! <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> are the greatest fans o...

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by kimon
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27338

RE: Some Questions About Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

Thanks,Mandala499! I shall start digging up the photos of the various airlines you mentioned. Just one point:my <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 773 captain confirims that <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> is on bot...

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by kimon
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27338

RE: Some Questions About Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

<a href="http://www.pprune.org/engineers-technicians/17892-para-visual-display-query.html" target="_blank">http://www.pprune.org/engineers-tech...892-para-visual-display-query.html</a> <a href="http://www.pprune.org/engineers-technicians/383349-para-visual-display-744-pvd.html" target="_blank">http:...

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by kimon
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27338

RE: Some Questions About Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

All BA 744 and 773 are PVD equipped.

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by kimon
Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27338

RE: Some Questions About Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

Are you with <acronym title="Air Tahiti (French Polynesia)">VT</acronym> or <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>? <acronym title="Air Tahiti (French Polynesia)">VT</acronym> do not have <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym>...

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by kimon
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27338

RE: Some Questions About Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

Thanks,Mandala499!
Excellent research!
Just one burning question:which aircraft have HUD which would finally supplant PVD once and for all?

[Edited 2010-03-08 13:19:00]

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by kimon
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27338

RE: Some Questions About Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

The four airlines which are <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> equipped are:BA,LH,SQ and <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>. If it were so useless,why did the above-mentioned bother having it? Just multiply the cost...

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by kimon
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27338

RE: Some Questions About Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

The <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> requires the ILS for the take-off runway to be on and tuned. It will then give left/right corrections about the runway/ILS centreline. It follows that if the aircraft is not on the correct r...

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by kimon
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Mode Glitch?
Replies: 18
Views: 6126

RE: A320 Mode Glitch?

Indeed!Must have been one hell of a gust!
BTW,are there limits on windy landings?
Are aircraft barred from landing in crazy wind?
What are the regs and rules?
For T/O no problem if crazy windy?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Mode Glitch?
Replies: 18
Views: 6126

A320 Mode Glitch?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote" ><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>German investigators believe Airbus should assess aspects of A320 flight logic after determining that partial loss of lateral control authority contribute...

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by kimon
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions about spoilers.
Replies: 15
Views: 4280

Questions about spoilers.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgeT-F9-1KI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgeT-F9-1KI</a> <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vikkyvik" class="quote" targ...

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by kimon
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions about spoilers.
Replies: 15
Views: 4280

Questions about spoilers.

I thought the spoilers deployed with idle, not reverse thrust.
What is the deal?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SQ006 PVD RWY Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 3230

RE: SQ006 PVD RWY Identification

Hi Mandala499,
EVS?
Which aircraft will be equipped with HUD?
Many thanks!
Kimon

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by kimon
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SQ006 PVD RWY Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 3230

RE: SQ006 PVD RWY Identification

I wish I could fit <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> on the coaming of my <acronym title="Air Dabia (Gambia)">YM</acronym> 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee! It is the most aesthetically pleasing item on the <acronym title="Cityflyer Exp...

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by kimon
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SQ006 PVD RWY Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 3230

RE: SQ006 PVD RWY Identification

<a href="http://aerowinx.com/html/gallery04.html" target="_blank">http://aerowinx.com/html/gallery04.html</a> As all BA fleet is equipped with PVD thus RVR minimums is 75 metres as opposed to non-PVD fleets which have RVR minimums of 125 metres.<br/><br/><font size="-4">[Edited 2010-02-28 00:43:23]<...

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by kimon
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SQ006 PVD RWY Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 3230

RE: SQ006 PVD RWY Identification

Yes,All <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> 744 pax are equipped with <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> but not freighters. See SQ AFM + Boeing supplement on PVD. SQ006:Upon entering the wrong runway, the flight cre...

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by kimon
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interflug A310 Incident, Moscow, 1991
Replies: 48
Views: 23473

RE: Interflug A310 Incident, Moscow, 1991

This should solve it:http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/#description

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by kimon
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions Regarding Blind Takeoffs.
Replies: 15
Views: 4266

Some Questions Regarding Blind Takeoffs.

Since all <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> aircraft are equipped with <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym>,the RVR minimum is 75 meters as opposed to others (non-<acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green Stat...

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by kimon
Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interflug A310 Incident, Moscow, 1991
Replies: 48
Views: 23473

RE: Interflug A310 Incident, Moscow, 1991

Why is Der Speigel so anti-Airbus?
Sensationalism to boost circulation or some other agenda?

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by kimon
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interflug A310 Incident, Moscow, 1991
Replies: 48
Views: 23473

RE: Interflug A310 Incident, Moscow, 1991

"The controls suddenly feel completely different to the pilot," says flight expert Hüttig. The sheer complexity of the Airbus' systems makes it difficult to control in critical phases of the flight. It would be easier for pilots if they could simply switch the computer off in critical situations, as...

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by kimon
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SQ006 PVD RWY Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 3230

SQ006 PVD RWY Identification

Had the crew not ignored that the <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> remained shuttered,whould it have saved them from disaster? The failure of the <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rho...

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by kimon
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Are Any Fighters Equipped With PVD?
Replies: 3
Views: 3068

RE: Are Any Fighters Equipped With PVD?

I guess that HUD is the standard and is far superior for low viz T/Os and landings than PVD.

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by kimon
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27338

RE: Some Questions About Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

Since all BA aircraft are equipped with PVD,the RVR minimum is 75 meters as opposed to others (non-PVD) which is 125 metres.

[Edited 2010-02-24 09:28:51]

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by kimon
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions Regarding Blind Takeoffs.
Replies: 15
Views: 4266

Some Questions Regarding Blind Takeoffs.

What is the status on blind takeoffs?
Zero viz T/Os?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighters Capable Of AutoTakeoff?
Replies: 4
Views: 3401

Fighters Capable Of AutoTakeoff?

Any Auto T/O fighters?
Does it exist?
If Autoland exists why not Auto T/O?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Are Any Fighters Equipped With PVD?
Replies: 3
Views: 3068

Are Any Fighters Equipped With PVD?

Have ParaVisualDisplays ever been part of the FD?

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by kimon
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Auto T/O
Replies: 3
Views: 1845

RE: Auto T/O

Ross Aimer writes:
Auto T/O
I guess because too many things happen during T/O. Speed is constantly changing so is the attitude, and configuration changes that the auto flight cannot handle.
I have used HUD on 737-800. Great device. you can do a CATIIIC Approach hand flown with

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by kimon
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rope Start
Replies: 11
Views: 6533

Rope Start

I only flew the Classic (Rope Start) 747s.
What is a Rope Start?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Auto T/O
Replies: 3
Views: 1845

Auto T/O

Why no auto T/O? How would it work?The opposite of an autoland? Many thanks! I do not really dig the following but if this helps: I have had no problem engaging HDG HLD, HDG SEL, V/S and FLCH on a 747-400 on the ground. Theoretically, you could use FLCH for takeoff, if it wasn't so risky doing so (I...

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by kimon
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trident Full Autoland
Replies: 46
Views: 7961

RE: Trident Full Autoland

Quoting Captain Ross Aimer: Yes, United Airlines fleet were certified to do CATIIIC landings. I have done a few actual CATIIIC landings in <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">S...

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by kimon
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27338

RE: Some Questions About Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

Has anyone ever seen <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> on an Airbus? The para-visual display has been developed as optional equipment for the A320. Mounted on the glareshield, the instrument guides the pilot along the runway cen...

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by kimon
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27338

RE: Some Questions About Para-Visual Displays (PVD)

FYI:All BA aircraft have PVD.
Even on 773-ER.

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by kimon
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Levers:Speed Brakes + T/R Airbus
Replies: 3
Views: 4425

Levers:Speed Brakes + T/R Airbus

I can not see them clearly on Airbus.
Any shots,please.
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trident Full Autoland
Replies: 46
Views: 7961

RE: Trident Full Autoland

Is this an autoland?
http://corporate.airfrance.com/fr/pr...la380-dair-france-a-johannesbourg/
It looks incredibly perfect.

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by kimon
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TV Screens FD
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

RE: TV Screens FD

Does the new 748 have GMC?

[Edited 2010-02-22 03:48:10]
Ditto for the 787.


[Edited 2010-02-22 04:11:06]

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by kimon
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TV Screens FD
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

RE: TV Screens FD

B77W:I did not realise that you can select which screen you can view the the GMC (Ground Manoeuvering Cameras)
but usually at the bottom.
Does anyone have some cool shots of the GMC in action?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TV Screens FD
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

RE: TV Screens FD

Ground Maneuvering Cameras! (by Ts-ior Jul 12 2002 in Tech Ops)

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by kimon
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TV Screens FD
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

RE: TV Screens FD

Was the 757 the first with TV screens,then?

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by kimon
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TV Screens FD
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

RE: TV Screens FD

I mean whereby the flight crew can see the back of the plane as well as other blind spots.
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TV Screens FD
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

TV Screens FD

I always thought the A380 were the first with <acronym title="Cityflyer Express (United Kingdom)">FD</acronym> <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> screens but I watched this 777 vid <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ4keU4xcrM&feature=related" target="_blank">http://www...

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by kimon
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trident Full Autoland
Replies: 46
Views: 7961

RE: Trident Full Autoland

Quoting HaveBlue: The F-18 has autoland for landing on the CVN's, though I don't think it's used much. Also the F-16 has flown with autoland recently, but just in testing. <a href="http://www.defencetalk.com/first-eve...of-the-f-16-fighting-falcon-16146/" target="_blank">http://www.defencetalk.com/f...

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by kimon
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hot And High
Replies: 1
Views: 2663

Hot And High

Were RR Conways the first "Hot and High" powerplants?

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by kimon
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A300 T/0
Replies: 1
Views: 1501

A300 T/0

Airbus A300 can perform a 15/0 takeoff, where the leading edge slats are adjusted to 15 degrees and the flaps kept retracted.
Can any other airliner do the same for "hot and high"?

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by kimon
Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Retard-Retard-Retard"
Replies: 18
Views: 28287

RE: "Retard-Retard-Retard"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mandala499" class="quote" target="_blank">mandala499</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table bor...

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