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by Woodreau
Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 51
Views: 2406

Re: RTO for impending fire

You’ll feel the aircraft veer off before any other indication. The priority is to maintain centerline and after V1 get airborne. It’s not a Herculean struggle, just step on the rudder pedal. But it is easy to overcontrol if you stomp on the pedal. Once tracking down the centerline, rotate and takeof...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?
Replies: 16
Views: 1138

Re: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?

At least in the US, the FAA now requires air carriers to conduct EET/URT training every two years. When the rudder hardcover events happened to the 737s, pilots were presented with an aircraft rolling due to the rudder. Under normal circumstances, when the plane rolls uncommanded, you counteract wit...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?
Replies: 16
Views: 1138

Re: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?

Woodreau, could you perhaps elaborate on "all but impossible" Is the "all but impossible" scenario practiced in the simulator? Did I not answer in the post above? The way the demonstration is conducted in the simulator is the instructor has the non-flying pilot deflect the rudde...

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by Woodreau
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?
Replies: 16
Views: 1138

Re: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?

It's not just the 737, it can happen to any airplane in the world... it just so happens that the problem became apparent after 3 737's crashed in similar incidents. but an Airbus can crash due to rudder hardover as a 737. The solution was training all pilots (not just 737 pilots) to reduce AoA becau...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport

Texas is pretty particular about registration within 30 days. But you’ll have a Canadian vehicle operator, vehicle registration and insurance so I don’t think it will be a problem for Texas. All you’d need to do is have a plausible story for the border crossing. Taking a motorcycle trip to Texas. I ...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport

There is this place that is near the NE hotel complex. Their corporate website mentions motorcycle and ATC storage but I couldn’t find anything specific about this particular location I guess you could call them Public Storage (972) 947-2822 https://goo.gl/maps/g6UsR5X9rLjURs55A Basically ran a “mot...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport

Probably want to look for a place near your layover hotel rather than the airport. Unless your layover hotel is near the airport.

Or maybe see if your layover hotel would be open to you keeping your bike at the hotel.

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by Woodreau
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737
Replies: 13
Views: 1631

Re: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737

Soon the ULCCs will be replacing the regionals as the choice of stepping stone to get to the legacies…. If you are a new pilot with 1500hrs and fresh wet ATP had a choice between going to a regional airline flying a 76 seat regional jet or a ULCC to fly 319/320/321s which one would you pick before m...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 51
Views: 2406

Re: RTO for impending fire

The fuel flow at takeoff is already “insanely” high compared to normal cruise fuel flow. But it’s unlikely you’re going to notice it at v1-10. You do notice when the engine is not producing thrust as the plane veers and you have to make a correction to maintain centerline. There’s very few things th...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Re: On the DC-10, what is the function of the "gear horn off" button other than the obvious.

I don't think modern airplanes have it. (But that is my uneducated opinion since I am only familiar with the 320) The closest function on the 320 is GPWS override. On the 1900, the Gear Horn override was used every flight. Since the condition which caused the gear horn to go off was insufficient pow...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 1860

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

The E45 cruises faster than the CR2. Most likely, I've never flown the CR2 only the CR7. We flew the CR7 at M0.83 everywhere. But i've always heard the CR2 was not known for it's performance. We were behind a Skywest 175 today, and ATC asked their speed, M0.62... then asked our speed, M0.80 ATC the...

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by Woodreau
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?
Replies: 25
Views: 1824

Re: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I’d love to see pilots raised on “glass” enter and fly an intersection hold with dual VORs.


I wonder if they teach the TTTTT anymore.... lol

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by Woodreau
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?
Replies: 25
Views: 1824

Re: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?

In the US holding is a last resort tactic. ATC has Traffic Management that will implement metering if needed to ensure arrivals don’t overwhelm airports The ground holds that you refer to is an example of that. We get issued EDCT times. Based on the EDCT times we are used by ATC, we can either have ...

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by Woodreau
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 1860

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

This thread is explains the reason a friend who worked down the street from me in Houston Center (ZHU) would ask CRJ2 pilots, "if you had a vertical rate what would it be"!! :stirthepot: Though us in the TRACON just let everyone else climb above you guys in the CRJ2, E145 and E45X, then l...

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by Woodreau
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1724

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

Is Spirit the same, I heard something about them recognizing prior 121 time with a few buddies that went there, or would that just be pay scales not equipment ? I’m not sure I understand the question. There is only one equipment type - narrowbody 320. so everyone is on the same pay scale. Wouldn’t ...

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by Woodreau
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1724

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

And can you comment on how reasonable that is from the technical point of view? Seniority system is a given, and I am not the one who is going to challenge that. But - is it something hindering operations safety (CA with low hours on the type, as discussed above) or having CA with high total hours ...

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by Woodreau
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best ASW Helicopter?
Replies: 22
Views: 1991

Re: Best ASW Helicopter?

USW is a team endeavor. A MH-60R is a sensor platform which is an extension of the ship. The helo can do limited USW independently but the ship provides most of the processing capability. The USW team on the ship is doing the USW plot and uses the helo as an organic sensor in concert with the ships ...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1724

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

A bit different aspect of it, I assume what original question implied: How important is the experience on the type vs general experience? How transferrable skills are? E.g. how much 10k+ hours on 737 matter for the upgrade to, say, A350 captain - aircraft being pretty dissimilar to 737. Does overal...

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by Woodreau
Fri Jan 07, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emergency Equipment at Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: Emergency Equipment at Airports

At airports in the US there is something called a movement area and a non movement area. The two areas are clearly demarcated with markings on the pavement. Everything in the movement area is controlled by ATC . Airplanes, vehicles,snow plows, operations vehicles all have to request clearance from A...

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by Woodreau
Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?
Replies: 63
Views: 8281

Re: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?

Water on the deck is never water… Actually on certain flights to certain destinations, one of the lavs is blocked for crew use only because we expect the lavs to get trashed by the passengers who have never been on a plane before and don’t know how to use the lavatory facilities. The only airline th...

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by Woodreau
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does moving from the A32x to the A32xNEO require differences training?
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Re: Does moving from the A32x to the A32xNEO require differences training?

The first time I reached cruise in a 320NEO when the aircraft transitioned from THR CLB to MACH, The barely audible engines became imperceptible. I thought I had just experienced a dual engine failure not hearing the engines at all and only hearing airflow noise around the flight deck. I had to doub...

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by Woodreau
Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US3 Airline Pilots Scheduling
Replies: 12
Views: 1846

Re: US3 Airline Pilots Scheduling

Thanks for the insight, I better understand how some of the scheduling works now. As far as I can tell based on the posts above, even if certain circumstances are at play, seniority plays a big role. Seniority is everything. It dictates what airframe you fly, where you are based, what your monthly ...

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by Woodreau
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does moving from the A32x to the A32xNEO require differences training?
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Re: Does moving from the A32x to the A32xNEO require differences training?

One 5 minute differences cbt training module. Different numbers to remember for limitations. Different number to freak out about when the dispatcher plans you to have 4400lbs EFOB at destination, you reach for the phone to request 2000lb more fuel then you realize you’re on a NEO and that is perfect...

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by Woodreau
Thu Dec 23, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do airliners still fly landing patterns?
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

Re: Do airliners still fly landing patterns?

It is still available as a profile in the FCTM for the rare instance you’re cleared for an approach and enroute center controller just tells you radar services terminated, frequency change approved.

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by Woodreau
Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airspeed lost
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: Airspeed lost

I don’t think you can get an A319 to do 320kts IAS at FL390 The Airbus protections would prevent the overspeed. There is no way to have the aircraft to reach that speed using autothrust with the autopilot engaged. The maximum indicated airspeed of an A319 at FL390 is 250kts at M0.82 indicated. The a...

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by Woodreau
Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3053

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

Most airports keep planes high on the downwind for sequencing with aircraft coming from the opposite cornerposts. Then there will be a circumstance when there is no one on final and so the aircraft on downwind will be #1 for the runway. You can tell when you’re the next one. Normally on downwind you...

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by Woodreau
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3053

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

Hold down the clutch and let it coast if manual. Drop down a gear and take your hand off the throttle if automatic. ;) I find opening the window and holding the palm of my hand into the wind also helps. But you have to slow to 200kts first to comply with the cockpit window speed limitation to open ...

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by Woodreau
Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "THR CLB" v. "THR LVR"?
Replies: 16
Views: 2139

Re: "THR CLB" v. "THR LVR"?

Yes we wait until the white box disappears before the PM verbalizes what the PF is supposed to verbalize. I’ve never heard an Airbus call 1000 to level. e.g. FL360 to FL370. There is no altitude c-chord when the autopilot is engaged. If the autopilot is not engaged the altitude alerter sounds at 700...

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by Woodreau
Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "THR CLB" v. "THR LVR"?
Replies: 16
Views: 2139

Re: "THR CLB" v. "THR LVR"?

Make sure you say the Flex number too. ;) "MAN FLEX fifty-seven, SRS, (runway,) autothrust blue". Once in the climb phase, "Thrust climb, climb, autothrust." Yes, I don't actually talk to myself like that in X-Plane, but point noted! :) I believe most if not all Airbus pilots ve...

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by Woodreau
Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "...low cycle fatigue fracture of a torque tube"?
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Re: "...low cycle fatigue fracture of a torque tube"?

The accident report explains how the fracture of the torque tube caused the accident.

Under paragraph 2.2.4 the second and final dive on page 133.

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by Woodreau
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "THR CLB" v. "THR LVR"?
Replies: 16
Views: 2139

Re: "THR CLB" v. "THR LVR"?

GLIDESLOPE STAR, GO AROUND ALTITUDE SET THREE THOUSAND WHITE.

these new EIS updates are making up all sorts of new colors to verbalize, MAGENTA, BLUE, WHITE... i wonder whats next GREEN?

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by Woodreau
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: LAT/LONG - The most preferred unit used by USAF aviation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

Re: LAT/LONG - The most preferred unit used by USAF aviation?

The other posts have mentioned precision which both MGRS and Lat/Long provide and accuracy which depends For targeting the target location is determined using a mensurated target coordinate which is a Lat/long which can be converted to MGRS retaining the same precision. It depends on what the weapon...

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by Woodreau
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "THR CLB" v. "THR LVR"?
Replies: 16
Views: 2139

Re: "THR CLB" v. "THR LVR"?

LVR CLB flashes to indicate that the aircraft is above thrust reduction altitude set in the FMGC and the thrust levers have not been retarded to the CLB detent. THR CLB indicates that the thrust mode is fixed and that the aircraft will use pitch to achieve the selected or managed speed instead of us...

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by Woodreau
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 22 year old CFI
Replies: 15
Views: 2939

Re: 22 year old CFI

In the current hiring environment you will not have an issue getting hired at a regional airline. While being a regional airline pilot is not your goal, your training record at the regional airline will become more important than your GA training record People fail their initial CFI or CFII check ri...

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by Woodreau
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Complicated, by design. But is it really?
Replies: 20
Views: 3338

Re: Complicated, by design. But is it really?

Just try using those touchscreen cockpit trainers…. It absolutely sucks flying a simulated plane with the cockpit touch screens. We’re not even in the air, but firmly grounded in the training center.

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by Woodreau
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 minimum engine oil qty for dispatch
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Re: A320 minimum engine oil qty for dispatch

for my air carrier

V2500 is 11qts + 0.3 qts/hr of planned flight time
PW1100 is 14qts

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by Woodreau
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Complicated, by design. But is it really?
Replies: 20
Views: 3338

Re: Complicated, by design. But is it really?

call me oldfashioned, but i want a physical switch or button to turn or push.

trying using a virtual keyboard when you're in turbulence and you cant get your hand to stay over the virtual button to push.

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by Woodreau
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do airlines test fly planes before buying a new type?
Replies: 11
Views: 2641

Re: Do airlines test fly planes before buying a new type?

Pilots do test fly an aircraft before taking delivery of a new aircraft. Write up a squawk sheet of items to be resolved before the aircraft is transferred from the manufacturer to the airline. On one delivery test flight the depressurization didn’t keep the cabin below 15000 like it was supposed to...

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by Woodreau
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Survey: Visual Descent Point
Replies: 10
Views: 1815

Re: Survey: Visual Descent Point

There may be plenty of airports with NPA. But if the airline is not authorized for NPAs then there is no opportunity to fly LOC VOR or NDB approaches.

It is the same at my carrier. We are not authorized to fly LOC VOR NDB. So no VDP to calculate or make a decision about

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by Woodreau
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

Re: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?

Fast food doesn’t spoil; something has to first be fresh before it can spoil. There’s many times I’ve gotten food at airport intending to eat it when I get to the airplane. But preflight ends up taking a little extra longer and I forget that I had gotten food and it’s been sitting on the side conso...

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by Woodreau
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots wearing gloves during flight?
Replies: 10
Views: 3259

Re: Pilots wearing gloves during flight?

I believe gloves on military aircraft are for flash protection in the event of fire.

There is nothing about a civilian pilots uniform that is safe in a fire. I.e synthetic materials that have a low melting point

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by Woodreau
Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

Re: Procedures if a sick/incapicated pilot or co-pilot in flight ?

Neither. Spoiled airport fast food that waited a little too long to get to cruise to consume it

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by Woodreau
Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 121.5 now a political forum in US
Replies: 57
Views: 8497

Re: 121.5 now a political forum in US

Can always ASAP it - don't know what good it will do though - but I hope you're "monitoring" on COM2 and that center is on COM1.

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by Woodreau
Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 2212

Re: Use of rudder in commercial aircraft

After 30 years flying jets I recently took up glider flying. In the beginning my glider rudder use was appalling to say the least. I had to re learn how to properly use the rudder again. Very humbling. That is what the yaw string is for. It’s the most accurate instrument on the glider. If you’re of...

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by Woodreau
Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2556

Re: Did the Pilots forget to retract the landing gears here ?

Just because the news article mentions gender of the pilots doesn’t mean you have to continue perpetuating it

Plenty of flights where male pilots leave the landing gear down for whatever reason and their gender doesn’t get mentioned.

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by Woodreau
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can flaps be used to slow an aircraft or only to allow it to fly safely at slower speeds?
Replies: 18
Views: 1538

Re: Can flaps be used to slow an aircraft or only to allow it to fly safely at slower speeds?

Do you always use flaps to slow? Technique I was taught was to bum around at Flaps 1, then extend further at the S and F speeds unless you really need the drag, but the boards are pretty effective for that if memory serves. I'm curious. At what purpose/reason you will use flaps to slow the aircraft...

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by Woodreau
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can flaps be used to slow an aircraft or only to allow it to fly safely at slower speeds?
Replies: 18
Views: 1538

Re: Can flaps be used to slow an aircraft or only to allow it to fly safely at slower speeds?

I’ve always waited until 10kts below flap limit speed to extend the flaps as that is company procedure. For the A320 Vfe Flaps 1 is 230kts, Vfe Flaps 2 is 200kts, Vfe Flaps 3 is 185kts, Vfe Flaps Full is 177kts. So the flaps come out at 220kts, 190kts, 175kts, and 167kts. I use the flaps to slow fro...

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by Woodreau
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can flaps be used to slow an aircraft or only to allow it to fly safely at slower speeds?
Replies: 18
Views: 1538

Re: Can flaps be used to slow an aircraft or only to allow it to fly safely at slower speeds?

I use flaps to slow the aircraft when ATC doesn't specify a speed to fly on approach.

I'd wager it's personal technique.

But the landing gear works better

I also use the landing lights as well. Speed brake is one of the last things - i usually use it to correct vertical profile vs airspeed

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by Woodreau
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?
Replies: 43
Views: 3530

Re: Is it dangerous when aircraft carry fuel in a center tank beneath the passenger cabin?

It’s there. There’s nothing the pilots can do about it. It operates without pilot interaction. Pilots can’t turn it on or turn it off. All they can do is call maintenance if there is an ECAM or EICAS message about it. Regarding stabilizer fuel tanks I’ve heard that one airline asks during the tech i...

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by Woodreau
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying A Helicopter With 15 Minutes of Training
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: Flying A Helicopter With 15 Minutes of Training

The article is about startup companies that are simplifying the mechanics of flying aircraft to the point where ordinary people can fly an aircraft - a helicopter in the article. To the point non pilots can fly the helicopter or other similarly equipped aircraft like a drone using game controllers o...

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