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by buckfifty
Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 15
Replies: 251
Views: 93621

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 15

I'm imagining that the Malaysians are grappling with a very serious issue with their air defence mechanism, or rather the lack of it. They know to look in the Malacca straits, yet simultaneously maintain a search on the east coast. That means they are not sure, and they are trying not to say too muc...

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by buckfifty
Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 11
Replies: 272
Views: 85592

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 11

Amazing how wild the speculation is now, which isn't terribly surprising though considering the circumstances. I fly this route quite often, and I cannot even fathom how not even a single piece of floating debris has been picked up yet in such a crowded area of the world. A lot of fishing activity, ...

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by buckfifty
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds
Replies: 16
Views: 8436

RE: Runway Excusion On Ice Runway With Gusty Winds

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Goldenshield" class="quote" target="_blank">Goldenshield</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Not exactly. The geographic nort...

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by buckfifty
Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Honeywell Developing A Ground Autopilot System
Replies: 20
Views: 5831

RE: Honeywell Developing A Ground Autopilot System

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tdscanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">tdscanuck</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i> You don't even need an EFB...Boeing h...

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by buckfifty
Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BEA Recommendations - AF447
Replies: 382
Views: 21195

RE: BEA Recommendations - AF447

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tdscanuck" class="quote" target="_blank">tdscanuck</a> (<a href="#362" class="quote">Reply 362</a>):<br/><i> The inertial system does, indeed ta...

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by buckfifty
Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Honeywell Developing A Ground Autopilot System
Replies: 20
Views: 5831

RE: Honeywell Developing A Ground Autopilot System

I think EFB with a moving airport map display will be a simpler and less complex solution than what all this entails. Most pilots get into trouble in low vis situations not because they don't know how to taxi, but because they don't know where they are. Having EFB's on every aircraft will reduce the...

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by buckfifty
Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BEA Recommendations - AF447
Replies: 382
Views: 21195

RE: BEA Recommendations - AF447

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tommytoyz" class="quote" target="_blank">tommytoyz</a> (<a href="#356" class="quote">Reply 356</a>):<br/><i>FPV display uses altitude barometric...

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by buckfifty
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Route To Eastern Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 2950

RE: Air Route To Eastern Europe

Almost 3/4 of the waypoints on the Kaunas flightplan exists within Western European airspace, so no, it's not an Eastern European issue. In my experience, the busier the airspace is, the more waypoints there are. The route between London TMA and Copenhagen (CDA, or Codan) is one of the most congeste...

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by buckfifty
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hot Brakes Delays Departure - Preventable?
Replies: 41
Views: 23173

RE: Hot Brakes Delays Departure - Preventable?

The other solution is to install brake fans. Wonderful devices these are, and are great for aircraft that are constantly doing short turnarounds. Not sure how much they weigh, but they are especially useful going to ports where they don't have any (or have poor) brake cooling equipment. Which remind...

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by buckfifty
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Yssy - Txy T1 East Of Txy U, What's Its Purpose?
Replies: 13
Views: 3947

RE: Yssy - Txy T1 East Of Txy U, What's Its Purpose?

T1 is used primarily for intersection departures, IIRC.

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by buckfifty
Tue May 24, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AF447 Crew Allegedly Did Not React Correctly
Replies: 291
Views: 27352

RE: AF447 Crew Allegedly Did Not React Correctly

It is very hard to deal with unreliable airspeed, because the problem, especially with icing, could be quite insidious. Noticing the signs means that you have to have good awareness as to the aircraft's pitch and thrust prior to such an event. Or at the very least, know some standard cruise pitch an...

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by buckfifty
Thu May 12, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Keeping The Nose Up On Landing
Replies: 38
Views: 12583

RE: Keeping The Nose Up On Landing

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Wingscrubber" class="quote" target="_blank">Wingscrubber</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i> On a short runway, with a cross...

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by buckfifty
Thu May 12, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Keeping The Nose Up On Landing
Replies: 38
Views: 12583

RE: Keeping The Nose Up On Landing

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Wingscrubber" class="quote" target="_blank">Wingscrubber</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>Looks like he was just trying to...

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by buckfifty
Thu May 12, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Keeping The Nose Up On Landing
Replies: 38
Views: 12583

RE: Keeping The Nose Up On Landing

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/catiii" class="quote" target="_blank">catiii</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i> Any insight on the inboard engines going in...

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by buckfifty
Wed May 11, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Keeping The Nose Up On Landing
Replies: 38
Views: 12583

RE: Keeping The Nose Up On Landing

I think that people have to accept the fact that we don't do things 100% correct all the time, and that mistakes can sometimes be made. Derotation is actually important, get the nose wheel down in good time for more lateral authority. However, with a negative AOA on the A330/340, sometimes it can mi...

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by buckfifty
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Are Cockpits Cleaned?
Replies: 23
Views: 7621

RE: How Are Cockpits Cleaned?

On one flight I did years ago, one of the RMP's failed, necessitating a replacement. When it was removed, we peered down the hole... ...besides the dust, bread crumbs and cobwebs, we managed to see a few dead cockroaches. Small ones at least. Nevermind the stuff that goes on in the cabin, I have man...

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by buckfifty
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 Crosswind Difficulty
Replies: 40
Views: 10311

RE: A330 Crosswind Difficulty

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PGNCS" class="quote" target="_blank">PGNCS</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i> It can be difficult with an incline, or with ...

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by buckfifty
Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 Crosswind Difficulty
Replies: 40
Views: 10311

RE: A330 Crosswind Difficulty

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pihero" class="quote" target="_blank">Pihero</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i> The theory I alluded to calls for a diminis...

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by buckfifty
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 Crosswind Difficulty
Replies: 40
Views: 10311

RE: A330 Crosswind Difficulty

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pihero" class="quote" target="_blank">Pihero</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>Sometimes to an extraordinary level : I've s...

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by buckfifty
Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 Crosswind Difficulty
Replies: 40
Views: 10311

RE: A330 Crosswind Difficulty

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pihero" class="quote" target="_blank">Pihero</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i> There has been a lengthy discussion on that...

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by buckfifty
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 Crosswind Difficulty
Replies: 40
Views: 10311

RE: A330 Crosswind Difficulty

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/GoBoeing" class="quote" target="_blank">GoBoeing</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Guys, listen. I put that quote from the gu...

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by buckfifty
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ipad: Maybe Not A Good Idea On Cockpits Afterall
Replies: 63
Views: 11388

RE: Ipad: Maybe Not A Good Idea On Cockpits Afterall

I use my iPad for things such as weather, charts of offline ports for reference, manuals, etc. For commercial ops, it brings a lot more flexibility in terms of having information accessible immediately from a small package which is easy to read. But seriously, I would never think to use an iPad for ...

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by buckfifty
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd Recommendation For NRT Arr In Training Manual
Replies: 11
Views: 4865

RE: Odd Recommendation For NRT Arr In Training Manual

The most interesting thing is that they actually observe this restriction from the ground to make sure you actually do it. We operate into <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> very often, and on one instance I know of, a colleague of mine actual...

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by buckfifty
Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quick Turns!
Replies: 16
Views: 4437

RE: Quick Turns!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HAWK21M" class="quote" target="_blank">HAWK21M</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Just curious......Isn't there a requiremen...

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by buckfifty
Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Freezing Rain: What's Protecting The Engine Face?
Replies: 8
Views: 4633

RE: Freezing Rain: What's Protecting The Engine Face?

We actually have to do engine run up procedures if there's freezing rain or fog present. Having ice on the fan blades is akin to having ice on the wings, as it will reduce the thrust generated. And when it's frozen solid on the fan blades, it takes a bit of time to get rid of them. In extreme circum...

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by buckfifty
Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was Autoland Possible On Kai Tak Runway 13?
Replies: 8
Views: 10038

RE: Was Autoland Possible On Kai Tak Runway 13?

No autoland was possible on 13. The correct term for the guidance to the checkerboard was an IGS, as it only guides you to a fixed point in space, not the threshold of the runway. The final segment can only be done in a visual environment, using manual control.

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by buckfifty
Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Question For Pilots.
Replies: 24
Views: 6554

RE: A Question For Pilots.

Generally, the speeds are calculated manually (via charts in the cockpit), or by a system at an airline's home base, where the data can be accessed from the aircraft by ACARS. The V speeds are extrapolated from a database created during the aircraft's flight test program, using variables which inclu...

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by buckfifty
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sound Of Wind After Landing?
Replies: 16
Views: 7887

RE: Sound Of Wind After Landing?

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by buckfifty
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help KELPkid Decorate Jr's Room W/planes :)
Replies: 30
Views: 5148

RE: Help KELPkid Decorate Jr's Room W/planes :)

When I was a young one, I had a 10 foot tall poster of a 747-100 cockpit right over my bed. Good for the motivation. By the age of 10, I could barely reach the throttle controls.

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by buckfifty
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Major Safety Problem Uncovered W/recent Ditching?
Replies: 51
Views: 7474

RE: Major Safety Problem Uncovered W/recent Ditching?

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by buckfifty
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 Main LDG Gear?
Replies: 20
Views: 5398

RE: A340 Main LDG Gear?

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by buckfifty
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 Main LDG Gear?
Replies: 20
Views: 5398

RE: A340 Main LDG Gear?

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by buckfifty
Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Ditch Switch
Replies: 79
Views: 36764

RE: Airbus Ditch Switch

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by buckfifty
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Ditch Switch
Replies: 79
Views: 36764

RE: Airbus Ditch Switch

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by buckfifty
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Crash In NY-operations Question
Replies: 51
Views: 17824

RE: A320 Crash In NY-operations Question

Alpha Floor would have nothing to do with this event, as if you pull full backstick, yet there is no thrust, the computer will only command a nosedown attitude to keep the airspeed. You may put the aircraft into a stall much quicker this way by creating unnecessary drag, thereby worsening your situa...

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by buckfifty
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Ditch Switch
Replies: 79
Views: 36764

RE: Airbus Ditch Switch

Not sure about the A320, but in the 330/340, we have a ditching pushbutton that closes all the holes in the fuselage (outflow valves, vent extract, ram inlet, PFCV and the cargo isol valves). Basically, anything below the waterline of the aircraft will be sealed to keep the water out. We use this sw...

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by buckfifty
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kai Tak Airport Question
Replies: 17
Views: 5641

RE: Kai Tak Airport Question

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by buckfifty
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Snow Tyres On Airplanes?
Replies: 25
Views: 8245

RE: Snow Tyres On Airplanes?

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by buckfifty
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Snow Tyres On Airplanes?
Replies: 25
Views: 8245

RE: Snow Tyres On Airplanes?

It'll be hard to put more tread on airplane tires, because the friction generated from landing on anything but snow/ice will greatly increase the heat produced, and thus causing possible blowouts. And not to mention the tread blocks coming off causing damage to the aircraft. To strengthen the tire f...

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by buckfifty
Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altitude Announcements Before Landing
Replies: 26
Views: 9532

RE: Altitude Announcements Before Landing

With navigation so accurate these days, quite often the radalt will be active when another aircraft pass 1000' below us. For the uninitiated, it will seem a bit disconcerting when the final items/checklist pop up on the ECAM display, as it does so automatically when the radalt measures the height be...

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by buckfifty
Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 Hyd. Transfer
Replies: 22
Views: 7335

RE: A330 Hyd. Transfer

As I understand it, the A330 braking system are run off separate hydraulic systems for each individual braking pot/cylinder, fed from individual hydraulic lines. If the green system is powering the brakes, only certain cylinders will activate under all conditions. If the alternate (blue) systems is ...

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by buckfifty
Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Automated Taxiways
Replies: 10
Views: 5753

RE: Automated Taxiways

Singapore and Incheon have this 'follow the greens' system also. Very good during nighttime ops, but during the daytime in fog, their effectiveness is quite limited. In the future, I can see <acronym title="Dallas - Addison (ADS), USA - Texas">ADS</acronym>-B ground surveillance being the norm, with...

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by buckfifty
Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nasa Propulsion Controlled Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 5287

RE: Nasa Propulsion Controlled Aircraft

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by buckfifty
Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nasa Propulsion Controlled Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 5287

RE: Nasa Propulsion Controlled Aircraft

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by buckfifty
Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nasa Propulsion Controlled Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 5287

RE: Nasa Propulsion Controlled Aircraft

It's just not thrust vectoring, but the system on the JSF allows the pilot to fly his or her aircraft via the control column, even if the hydraulics have failed. I remember this specifically when I read about the lift fan version of the F35. Just did a search, I think it's called the IFPC on the JSF...

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by buckfifty
Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nasa Propulsion Controlled Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 5287

RE: Nasa Propulsion Controlled Aircraft

As far as I know, the only aircraft that is implementing such a system is the F-35. Other than that, not sure. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixe...

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by buckfifty
Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Latitude Limit Over Greenland? 747/757
Replies: 25
Views: 7707

RE: Latitude Limit Over Greenland? 747/757

On the 346 I used to fly, there is a button which switches our navigation from magnetic to a true grid. Without such a device, we could not do polar ops, simply because everything above an average latitude of 82N is denoted in true bearings. For example, if you have a polar chart out, check out the ...

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by buckfifty
Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots Your Vote Pls, Best ATC Country?
Replies: 55
Views: 11211

RE: Pilots Your Vote Pls, Best ATC Country?

LHR and <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> have the best ATC I find anywhere in the world. The instruction is standard, precise, and spoken at a normal pace. The word I use to describe it is 'competent', because they give you that impression that they can d...

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by buckfifty
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus Pilots - Do You Like It?
Replies: 73
Views: 15662

RE: Airbus Pilots - Do You Like It?

I still remember, when I first touched that sidestick, it just felt natural. I can't explain it, but it is just an ergonomic design. It took me a while to get used to the 1G demand input system though, the control inputs during finals is just different enough from a conventional aircraft that I foun...

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by buckfifty
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot A.netter To Other A.netters-inflight
Replies: 8
Views: 3564

RE: Pilot A.netter To Other A.netters-inflight

I've filled out four logs so far this year. Don't know if any of them were a-netters, but judging by the anal retentiveness of the information being asked, I assume at least one or two of them are.

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