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How does an Airbus pilot decide whether to use HDG-V/S or TRK/FPA guidance?

It's mostly up to points 2 and 3 on your list rather than personal preference: Note that most ATC instructions (beit on departure,cruise or initial approach) will ask of you to fly a specific heading ...
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Why is the flight director at 9 degrees nose high when hitting TOGA?

curious to know if other jets set their pitch attitude to a different value. 747-100/200 aircraft didn't have a TOGA button to press, but at the two 747 carriers I flew for in the 1990s, the flight ...
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Do pilots have procedures and safeguards against unintended altitude captures?

On the Boeing 737 NG: ALT ACQ is always armed when flight directors and/or autopilot is engaged in a climb/descent mode (V/S, VNAV, LVL CHG, TO/GA, CWS P), it is however, as you suggest, inhibited in ...
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Why 737 NG Flight Director need to be Recycled?

At the moment when both switches (and the autopilot) are off, there is no active guidance mode (like HDG, V/S, LNAV, LVL CHG, APCH, etc). (In fact that's typically the reason to turn them both off, to ...
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Airbus A320 automatic speed mode protection in SRS vertical mode

High speed protection is still available (in normal law) in SRS (check FCOM DSC 27 20-10-20). What you will not have is the reversion mode of the autothrust to Speed. You will get the protection (...
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How does an Airbus pilot decide whether to use HDG-V/S or TRK/FPA guidance?

The standard-operating mode for lateral navigation is the NAV mode, where the aircraft is tracked inbound RNAV-Waypoints, heading mode is of no use because you would always have to correct for the ...
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How may I verify WAAS channel number on G1000?

The channel number does not mean what you think. The channel is a legacy of how the LPV is encoded in the nav database. The format used is the same as a GBAS approach where a local VHF transmitter was ...
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