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by kimon
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Retard-Retard-Retard"
Replies: 18
Views: 28324

RE: "Retard-Retard-Retard"

Boeing systems seems more logical...

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by kimon
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Red LED
Replies: 6
Views: 2611

RE: Red LED

CX flyboy writes:
That is just a row of lights under the combing to illuminate the panel below where the screens sit. It does not flicker but appears to in this video because the person holding the camera is moving up and down, so the strip of lights is coming in and then out of view!!

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by kimon
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Red LED
Replies: 6
Views: 2611

RE: Red LED

Hi Tom,
What is STC?
Muchas gracias!
Kimon

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by kimon
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Red LED
Replies: 6
Views: 2611

Red LED

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODGB1J7qBdk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODGB1J7qBdk</a> What is that cool red <acronym title="St. Petersburg (Leningrad) - Pulkovo (LED / ULLI), Russia">LED</acronym> strip flickering under the <acronym title="Air One (Italy)">AP</acronym>?...

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by kimon
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Retard-Retard-Retard"
Replies: 18
Views: 28324

"Retard-Retard-Retard"

<i><a href="/aviation-forums/tech_ops/read.main/11217" target="_blank">Retard Command</a></i> <font size="1">(by <a href="/profile/Turboprop" class="quote" target="_blank">Turboprop</a> Mar 16 2001 in Tech Ops)</font> Why does Airbus have this and not Boeing? Is the "RETARD" command done automatical...

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by kimon
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can A Pax Notice If Pilot Does A Autoland?
Replies: 38
Views: 9891

RE: Can A Pax Notice If Pilot Does A Autoland?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe_pEK_kRVw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe_pEK_kRVw</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXJCHUmuUyw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXJCHUmuUyw</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPQhyLdWajk" target="_blank"...

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by kimon
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SR111 Autoland
Replies: 13
Views: 3193

RE: SR111 Autoland

They could have made had they not ben wasting their time with endless checklists!

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by kimon
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SR111 Autoland
Replies: 13
Views: 3193

SR111 Autoland

As they could not see anything out of the <acronym title="Cityflyer Express (United Kingdom)">FD</acronym>,would it have been possible to set the autoland for Halifax or Boston? Can one use autoland in case of fire in the <acronym title="Cityflyer Express (United Kingdom)">FD</acronym>?<br/><br/><fo...

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by kimon
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighters Capable Of Autoland?
Replies: 9
Views: 10259

Fighters Capable Of Autoland?

Which fighters have autoland?

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by kimon
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual Engine Rollback
Replies: 1
Views: 3478

Dual Engine Rollback

Hello All,
What is meant by the above,please?
Flame-out or hung engine?
Many thanks

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by kimon
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Military-v-Commercial
Replies: 2
Views: 2020

Military-v-Commercial

Do fighter jets have autoland/autopilot/CATIIIc military runways?I was thinking just how they can land on the USS Nimitz in extreme crazy conditions.

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by kimon
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Winglets
Replies: 6
Views: 3656

767 Winglets

How does one retrofit winglets?
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ts-on-rolls-powered-767-fleet.html

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by kimon
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The 747-400NG
Replies: 29
Views: 5804

RE: The 747-400NG

What is Bedek?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SFC Diff Between CF6-80C2B6 / PW4060 / Trent560?
Replies: 20
Views: 18218

RE: SFC Diff Between CF6-80C2B6 / PW4060 / Trent560?

What does SFC stand for,please?

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by kimon
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions about Para-Visual Displays (PVD)
Replies: 50
Views: 27563

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

Will <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> cease to exist and be supplanted by HUD? I guess that <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> will no longer be available a...

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by kimon
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SQ A380 Landing Procedures
Replies: 3
Views: 6410

SQ A380 Landing Procedures

Does anyone know what are SQ landing procedures on the A380?
Is is it true that the pilots are only allowed to perform autolands only?
If so, why?

[Edited 2010-02-07 14:59:45]

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by kimon
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interflug A310 Incident, Moscow, 1991
Replies: 48
Views: 23571

RE: Interflug A310 Incident, Moscow, 1991

Modern aircraft like the Airbus rely almost exclusively on fly by wire (FBW) control systems to keep them in the air, and to take off and land safely. FBW uses motors and actuators to control the flaps, rudder, engine thrust and so on via wires or fibre optics, a process managed on the Airbus by mul...

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by kimon
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Ram Air Turbine
Replies: 42
Views: 15107

767 Ram Air Turbine

Is this true? The ram-turbine on the Boeing 767 was insufficient to produce the power to deploy the flaps in the Comoros ditching and the lowering the nose wheel in the 'Gimli glider' incident.

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by kimon
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interflug A310 Incident, Moscow, 1991
Replies: 48
Views: 23571

RE: Interflug A310 Incident, Moscow, 1991

Quoting Matt Macmaster: I have ten years experience flying airliners both conventional and fly by wire. I am currently an Airbus A320 pilot. Flying is a technically complex issue so I understand a layman may find it difficult to get it all correct in such a report. There is no difference between fly...

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by kimon
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 741 Warning Horn
Replies: 3
Views: 2987

RE: 741 Warning Horn

Tenerife 1977:This is what exactly happened to Clipper Victor when Captain Grubbs desperately tried to move out of the way when they were close to taxiway C4 which joined the runway at 45°. "He advanced the throttles wide enough to pass the point at which the warning horn begins to blare 'body-ge...

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by kimon
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FBW Avro Vulcan
Replies: 1
Views: 1857

FBW Avro Vulcan

Is this true?Avro Vulcan was a totally FBW aircraft and that was yonks ago.

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by kimon
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 733 Vs 734
Replies: 6
Views: 3485

RE: 733 Vs 734

On which series did the LCD appear on the 737?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 733 Vs 734
Replies: 6
Views: 3485

733 Vs 734

How was the 734 flight instrumentation modified after the Kegworth crash? Any photos of the upgraded post-Kegworth 734 flighdeck? The <acronym title="St. Petersburg (Leningrad) - Pulkovo (LED / ULLI), Russia">LED</acronym> instruments on the original 734 were a lot harder to see compared with the 73...

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by kimon
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 741 Warning Horn
Replies: 3
Views: 2987

741 Warning Horn

Does anyone understand this sequence on a 741?
Why is there a warning sound?
"He advanced the throttles wide enough to pass the point at which the warning horn begins to blare 'body-gear disarm' is still on."

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by kimon
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Asde Vs Smgcs
Replies: 4
Views: 3859

Asde Vs Smgcs

ASDE vs SMGCS
What is the difference?
Why are they not standard on all RWYs?
It would save lives!
In fact,worldwide RWYs should have a safety rating.

[Edited 2010-02-06 01:25:08]

[Edited 2010-02-06 01:26:28]

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by kimon
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trident Full Autoland
Replies: 46
Views: 7986

RE: Trident Full Autoland

Which brings us back to SQ006. I have not had time to read the 530 pages of the accident report but the airport had only three RWYs and they still got it wrong. In fact,the author of a French book on air disasters,which covers a chapter on SQ006,said that pilots tend to drop their guard on small air...

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by kimon
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trident Full Autoland
Replies: 46
Views: 7986

RE: Trident Full Autoland

Would ATIS help in blind taxiing and rollout?
What is ATIS?
Many thanks

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by kimon
Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trident Full Autoland
Replies: 46
Views: 7986

RE: Trident Full Autoland

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/474218" class="quote" target="_blank">474218</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>A CAT IIIc landing is not the problem. But w...

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by kimon
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interflug A310 Incident, Moscow, 1991
Replies: 48
Views: 23571

RE: Interflug A310 Incident, Moscow, 1991

I suggest a vote be taken amongst us forumistas to settle the safety debate between Airbus vs Boeing.

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by kimon
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trident Full Autoland
Replies: 46
Views: 7986

RE: Trident Full Autoland

LHR CATIIIc:Did they bother with the upkeep?
I spoke with an old BA hand and he said that it has been decommissioned a while back.
He also stated that there must be zero interference and any building may block off the signals.

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by kimon
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Convair 990: What Did It Sound Like?
Replies: 40
Views: 13577

RE: The Convair 990: What Did It Sound Like?

Enjoy your flight: <a href="http://archives.tsr.ch/dossier-swissair/swissair-japon" target=_blank>http://archives.tsr.ch/dossier-swissair/swissair-japon</a> <a href="http://archives.tsr.ch/dossier-swissair/swissair-avion" target=_blank>http://archives.tsr.ch/dossier-swissair/swissair-avion</a><br><b...

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by kimon
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autoland And Rollout
Replies: 4
Views: 9516

Autoland And Rollout

Does the former never go without the latter?
I understand autoland but not too sure about rollout.
Is rollout the part right after autoland?
Many thanks,
Kimon

[Edited 2010-02-03 10:53:51 by kimon]

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by kimon
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Etops Danger
Replies: 14
Views: 3916

Etops Danger

Engines Turn Or Passengers Swim "They have changed the rules and now they have extended the range that two engine aircraft have to be away from an airfield at which they could land. "They have stretched it and stretched it. I am afraid to say that at some stage there had to be this sort of incident....

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by kimon
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot And Power Loss
Replies: 13
Views: 3254

RE: Autopilot And Power Loss

CosmicCrusier:
Is there anything in your expert MD11 opinion that the flight crew of SR111 could have landed in the nick of time?
There was an similar case of fire on the flightdeck with a DHL MD11 whereby the pilot did not waste precious time with check lists and got the plane down.

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by kimon
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot And Power Loss
Replies: 13
Views: 3254

RE: Autopilot And Power Loss

No RAT on 747s except 747-8.

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by kimon
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Life Of A Cargo Pilot
Replies: 31
Views: 43833

RE: Life Of A Cargo Pilot

Tb727:would you mind sending me the link,please?

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by kimon
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autopilot And Power Loss
Replies: 13
Views: 3254

Autopilot And Power Loss

Bizarrely,when all four engines failed,the <acronym title="Air One (Italy)">AP</acronym> did NOT disconnect. Is this the way it should be? <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2QGc4nqpgo&feature=related" target=_blank>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2QGc4nqpgo&feature=related</a> Are the restart...

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by kimon
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B744 Engine Start Question
Replies: 17
Views: 5822

RE: B744 Engine Start Question

Does anyone know the start sequence of the 747-800?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B744 Engine Start Question
Replies: 17
Views: 5822

RE: B744 Engine Start Question

Many thanks,CCA! Was the "manual" start only for <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym>-powered engines? Was this because of FAFC ie <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> is FADEC averse? As the <acronym title="Syrian Arab Airlines">RB</acronym>-524 s...

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by kimon
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B744 Engine Start Question
Replies: 17
Views: 5822

RE: B744 Engine Start Question

QUOTING <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> flyboy: Most airlines using the 747-400 now have autostart which makes life a lot easier. I am not sure exactly how it works, but apparently you flick all the switches and it starts two at a time and you save time and energy. If ...

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by kimon
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Life Of A Cargo Pilot
Replies: 31
Views: 43833

RE: Life Of A Cargo Pilot

Is their a relief crew on a 744ERF?
Of all the cargo vids I have seen,I have never noticed any heavy/relief crew.
Is this right?
Many thanks,
Kimon

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by kimon
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trident Full Autoland
Replies: 46
Views: 7986

RE: Trident Full Autoland

Forget about "all four engines have gone" but just what type of landing was this interms of CAT and autoland? <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tID1GXF3Nwg&feature=related" target=_blank>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tID1GXF3Nwg&feature=related</a> The windscreen was scrubbed so bad by volcan...

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by kimon
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trident Full Autoland
Replies: 46
Views: 7986

RE: Trident Full Autoland

CXFlyboy writes: In answer to your questions, not every aircraft is approved to do the different categories of landing. Let me explain a little of how it works. The ILS is made up of two signals, one is a thin band from almost ground level to very high. This is the localiser and guides planes onto t...

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by kimon
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B744 Engine Start Question
Replies: 17
Views: 5822

RE: B744 Engine Start Question

What about on the new 747-8?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trident Full Autoland
Replies: 46
Views: 7986

RE: Trident Full Autoland

What is the difference between alert height and decision height?
Many thanks!

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by kimon
Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trident Full Autoland
Replies: 46
Views: 7986

RE: Trident Full Autoland

Autoflare: <a href="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,898891,00.html?promoid=googlep" target=_blank>http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...171,898891,00.html?promoid=googlep</a> Avionics The Trident (and also the VC-10) were the first aircraft to have automatic blind landing devices. ...

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