<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/apfpilot" class="quote" target="_blank">apfpilot</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Airbus A320 FCT...Jump to post
I had LASIK back in 2003 and have experienced no problems. However, before I committed to it I visited several different clinics and spoke to many of their past patients for their opinions. I chose a clinic that was more expensive (about £1000 per eye) but I personally felt more comfortable with the...Jump to post
If my maths are right a 3.0 degree glideslope at 140 kts will give a rate of descent of 743 ft/min. On a 5.5 degree glideslope at 140 kts then the rate of descent increases to 1365 ft/min. As many have said this will not work well on most jet aircraft even using all drag devices.
I think 5.5 percent is about a 3.25 degree glideslope. However maths is not my strong point so I apologise if I am wrong! Although 5.5 degrees is the same as London City don't the aircraft need to be certified? We fly to Bodrum where there is a 3.9 degree glideslope and often to ensure you are stabl...Jump to post
I take advantage of hand flying as much as possible depending on the workload. After takeoff I tend to hand fly the <acronym title="Amilcar Cabral / Sal Island (SID / GVAC), Cape Verde">SID</acronym>, although this will depend on the conditions and not forgetting the workload of the non handling pil...Jump to post
Quoting Got2fly (Reply 3): always make sure I put on a couple of extra Kg's for certain airports such as <acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym>. Why do you need some extra Kg's when flying to <acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym>? Just that ...Jump to post
At my company the fuel figure is given on the flight plan we print out when we report. However, depending on the weather, route, expected turbulence etc we are free to add more fuel on top of this figure. Furthermore, experience will also tell you if you need extra fuel. I always make sure I put on ...Jump to post
Just to clarify that the majority of the 737 contact pilots (flexicrew) at <acronym title="London - Luton (LTN / EGGW), United Kingdom">LTN</acronym> are not being fired. They are starting their A320 type ratings over the next few weeks and most are being offered a permanent contract with EZY at <ac...Jump to post
No SOPs that I have seen. On the A320 I fly, a 3 degree glideslope generally gives a rate of descent of about 600 - 700 feet per minute. That's a very firm landing if you don't flare! In heavy rain or contaminated runways I tend to flare slightly less then normal and avoid a greaser, to touch down p...Jump to post
I am extremely lucky to be living my dream. Currently a First Officer for a very orange UK airline at the base of my choice. Sometimes I still can't believe it! I had always wanted to be a pilot after my first flight as a 9 year old and visiting the flight deck. It took a while, lots of hard work, d...Jump to post
"I don't think Ryanair 737 are equipped either and they fly to the canaries" I'm not saying that the A319's or Ryanair 737's can't fly to the Canaries. They do regularly. I was just saying that another advantage of the A320 is that it allows Easyjet to fly to the Canaries using an alternative routin...Jump to post
Furthermore, the A320 is preferred on these routes so there is the flexibility to fly the Tango Oceanic Route, particularly in the busy summer season. Easyjet A319's are not equipped with <acronym title="OLD: Hapag Lloyd (Germany), NEW: Hapagfly (Germany)">HF</acronym> radios and therefore cannot us...Jump to post
At my airline we first discuss the destinations and weather. Cross-wind and visibility limits on landing and/or take off may preclude the F/O from the <acronym title="Palestinian Airlines">PF</acronym> role and we also have some destinations such as Gibralter, Jersey and Isle of Man which are Captai...Jump to post
I find very few differences between our A319 fleet in terms of handling etc and even between the A319 and A320's...in fact it's quite easy to forget which one your actually flying. As others have mentioned though, there are always aircraft in the fleet which have a few little quirks. We have one whi...Jump to post
Subject to aircraft and airport limitations our airline encourages single engine taxi for departure and after arrival. It is estimated that it saves in excess of £1 million a year!
As Maverick623 mentioned on the Airbus we use engine number 1 for single engine taxi for the green hydraulic system.