e38 wrote:but generally they involve the 3:1 or 3.5:1 rule.
MarceloJenisch wrote:e38 wrote:but generally they involve the 3:1 or 3.5:1 rule.
So, the feet (in thousands) needed to be lost should be multiplied by 3 in order to know the distance in nautical miles one should start the descent. As 747Whale examplified: 32,000 ft (32) multiplied by 3 would be 96 mile. In his example, it would be rounded to 100 to simplify the math and the extra 10 miles (plus or less I supose) GalaxyFlyer mentioned are intended to compensate for any winds. I'm correct with everything?
Max Q wrote:Descent planning and the accomplishment of such was actually a lot of fun in the B727 / MD80 days, doing it smoothly and getting it right was very satisfying
thepinkmachine wrote:They can. However in an unpressurized a/c you also need to account for cabin descent rate for pax comfort - depending who you carry of course.
so using those fancy jet calculations is a bit of overkill... They will work, though
gloom wrote:A question for Starlionblue, or other people flying 350/787:
From your experience, and some specific approaches - how often does this better L/D ratio cause problems on approaches? I remember myself flying on COSMON approach to rwy 16L at RJAA, on AY 359, and I think much of the approach (more than half, from what I recall) was done on airbrakes. It is a steep approach indeed, with some "not below" restrictions, as pilots explained to me. How often is that a problem occuring only for those newer planes, with particularly low drag?
longhauler wrote:Remember, if it didn't have FMS, you likely couldn't tell what the wind was doing as well. (At least in the last non FMS aircraft I flew, the 737-200).
longhauler wrote:Remember, if it didn't have FMS, you likely couldn't tell what the wind was doing as well.
747Whale wrote:longhauler wrote:Remember, if it didn't have FMS, you likely couldn't tell what the wind was doing as well.
Of course you can tell what the winds are doing. Basic navigation, basic dead reckoning, and it's something that one can and should do in anything from a Cessna 172 on up. No different. The Cessna doesn't have an FMS, either.
I think there's a lot that's not apparent to the magenta line generation(s), that's really just basic airmanship.
MarceloJenisch wrote:Indeed. I can see an exception in the form of the INS.
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