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by michi
Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taxi Into Position And Hold Ban
Replies: 41
Views: 11996

RE: Taxi Into Position And Hold Ban

Hi Boeing 747_600 you are right. I mixed it up by myself. It is dangerous lining up instead of holding short off the active. Thats what I meant before. I did not want to interact with the delay question. But I wanted to highlight the different phrases used worldwide. And the possibility that foreign...

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by michi
Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taxi Into Position And Hold Ban
Replies: 41
Views: 11996

RE: Taxi Into Position And Hold Ban

Hi there, in europe there is no such phrase like "taxi into position and hold" because there is a risk that it may be mixed up with the holding position before the runway! There has been several incidents before. Instead the controllers in europe use the phrase "line up and wait rwy xxx". This phras...

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by michi
Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest A330-300 Route.
Replies: 48
Views: 15968

RE: Longest A330-300 Route.

Hi there,

it is possible to order 333 without a center tank. That explains some of the range issues.
The aircraft is lighter without the center tank and you can increase the payload as well, which is an important factor for many operators.

Regards, Michael

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by michi
Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 20D...Just Bought One. I Like It
Replies: 23
Views: 4620

RE: Canon 20D...Just Bought One. I Like It

Hi there,

nice camera. I use it with my 24-70L and my 70-200L IS and it performs well.
Autofocus is fast and accurate which is nice. The pictures normally don't need very much editing afterwards.


Michi

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by michi
Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A319/A320/A321 Maximum Climb Rates
Replies: 2
Views: 40630

RE: A319/A320/A321 Maximum Climb Rates

Hi there, there are no structural restrictions/limitations for max. climb or descent rates. But airlines have company procedures for max descent rates. However that was not the question. The max. rate in the simulator for me was 17000fpm (A320) during a GPWS recovery. In real my max. rate was 14000f...

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by michi
Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Use Reverse Thrust On Long Runways
Replies: 30
Views: 10015

RE: Why Use Reverse Thrust On Long Runways

Hi guys, there is a cool down period after usage of reverse thrust out of idle reverse. In case you expect a short taxi time after landing, you should think of using reverse. The cooldown period depends on the type of engine (e.g.. <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> Trent...

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by michi
Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Throttles
Replies: 17
Views: 13257

RE: A320 Throttles

Hi there, actually those levers are named THRUST LEVERS (on an Airbus/FADEC controlled engines). Because you control the thrust! You set the levers at a certain point and you get you desired thrust (the FADEC is doing all the calculations for you). On other, mostly older systems, you did not control...

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by michi
Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lufthansa Callsign, Info Needed!
Replies: 18
Views: 16276

RE: Lufthansa Callsign, Info Needed!

Hi there, it is an ICAO recommendation to say the callsign first. Only if you answer "conversation like" you can put the callsign to the end. But when does a conversation start? So it is easier to state your callsign always in the beginning. Controller also like it when you begin your reply with the...

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by michi
Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Attitude
Replies: 16
Views: 4513

RE: Landing Attitude

Hi there, the attitude during approach depends on the "wing configuration" regarding slats and flaps. The Canadair has no slats (at least the 100/200 series). Extended slats on an airfoil allow an higher lift at a higher angle of attack until stalling. Flaps (when extended) however produce higher li...

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by michi
Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did I Fly TPE-JFK Direct?
Replies: 17
Views: 6697

RE: How Did I Fly TPE-JFK Direct?

Hi there, for shure there are a lot of regulations and restrictions you have during flightplanning. But there is another term: the minimum time track (MTT). Companies use this track rather than the great circle track. It is longer than the <acronym title="Lina Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)">GC</acronym>...

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by michi
Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missing Window Next To Seat
Replies: 23
Views: 4941

RE: Missing Window Next To Seat

Hi there, actually I have another explanation for the black triangle (I can speak only for A320 family). When you look out those windows you are able to see markings on the wing which indicates the current slat or flap setting without any paralaxis. And as well, they are very good to see ice accumul...

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by michi
Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM From JFK To AMS Puts Down In Manchester
Replies: 18
Views: 9347

RE: KLM From JFK To AMS Puts Down In Manchester

Hi BCAL, there are no records like this in my company! It would be too dangerous to have records like that. Because the management could use this tool to "suppress" the pilots. And when they are suppressed they may not perform well or have no chance at all to perform well. Safety is first all the ti...

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by michi
Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM From JFK To AMS Puts Down In Manchester
Replies: 18
Views: 9347

RE: KLM From JFK To AMS Puts Down In Manchester

Hi there, there is a fuel calculation method used by airlines which is called reclearence or decision point procedure (or even other names for the same procedure). Normally you have to have certain amounts of fuel on board to be legal: 1. Trip Fuel: A to B 2. Contingency Fuel (5% of trip fuel, or 20...

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by michi
Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Taxi
Replies: 21
Views: 4001

RE: Long Taxi

Hi there, I saw a taxi chart from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> in our ops recently; headline: TAXI RECORD. They highlighted their taxi routing outbound. That was amazing!! 2 hours, lots of extra fuel and a routing that is nearly unbelieva...

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by michi
Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Equations
Replies: 12
Views: 2587

RE: Flight Equations

Hi there, Using the FMGC (Flight computers) is quite tricky. There are many things you have to be aware of. Otherwise your flight computer will "fly" you in a situation where you don't want to be. One small example: When you did not enter the wind in the descent page of your FMGC the actual descent ...

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by michi
Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320/A319 "barking" After Shutdown
Replies: 39
Views: 25137

RE: A320/A319 "barking" After Shutdown

Hi there, it is the HYD PTU (Hydraulic Power Transfer Unit). It comes on automatically when the differential pressure between the green and the yellow system is greater than 500 PSI (normal system pressure is 3000 PSI). This normally happens, when you start or shut down an engine. The PTU is working...

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