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“What is the maximum height for deploying a parachute?” Probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 60,000 feet MSL. I have no citation for this opinion. Based on what I have seen and experienced, there will be some limiting factors that will not make a parachute effective beyond that. As a matter of fact, a better plan would be to fly the plane as long as ...


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Not for large passenger aircraft. Single engine failure flies on. 2 engine failure? I'd rather have a (shielded) 3rd engine, perhaps doubling as a very robust APU. Probability of a major structural failure in a commercial aircraft is not high enough. Both pilots incapacitated, same. Saving people from a loss of control due to spatial disorientation or ...


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It just means an engine using a pressurized oil system to the main and cam bearings. These systems require oil pressure to keep the metal of the bearing and the journal separated, as opposed to roller or ball bearings where there is direct rolling metal contact and the oil only needs to be splashed (radials use roller/ball bearings typically for the main ...


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EDIT: With the additional information that the oil pressure gauge is "pegged", the CFI is correct in calling it un-serviceable. It sounds like the A&P has checked the engine oil pressure with another means and finds that the actual engine oil pressure reading is within limits. The A&P then signs it off thinking that a correct gauge reading is not ...


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According to the "Supplementary Procedures / Green Operating Procedures - One Engine Taxi" in section PRO-SUP-93-20 of the A320 FCOM: Use Engine 1 for taxiing because it pressurizes the green hydraulic system (normal braking). and Y ELEC PUMP.............................ON This pressurizes the yellow hydraulic system (nosewheel steering) without ...


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