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Screen height is based on the height of a (London) "double decker bus, as used in the original trials at Croydon, where they hit one while taking off." Source: Phil Croucher (2019) EASA Professional Pilot Studies, p.9-6


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The initial turn should be made at 400 feet AGL. Unless otherwise specified in the departure procedure, the initial turn should be made when reaching an altitude of 400 feet above the runway elevation as specified in the AIM: Unless specified otherwise, required obstacle clearance for all departures, including diverse, is based on the pilot crossing the ...


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You won't be measuring any static pressures because facing the transducers into the sense direction produces dynamic positive pressure which is not subject to temperature compensation or air density corrections at altitude. A Vertical Speed Indicator works by taking static pressure and a calibrated leak inside the instrument to show your climb rate. You can'...


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The Doak VZ-4 twin ducted propulsor flew in 1958, the Bell X-22 took that up to four in 1966. So yes, people have been thinking about it for over half a century. Analogously to any tailless aircraft, the side-by-side twin is sensitive to CG in vertical mode and trim must be closely maintained. Although not ducted, the Boeing V-22 Osprey convertiplane suffers ...


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Disclaimer: I'm not an airline pilot so don't just take my word and apply it in a real world environment From my understanding: TOGA means takeoff/go around and is usually a thrust setting of the engine. It can also be the vertical or lateral mode of an autopilot/flight director. I haven't seen anyone referring TOGA as a situation of flight though. "I've ...


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Immediately after touchdown, the autobrakes will start to function, and may start applying the brakes depending on the aircraft's deceleration and the commanded deceleration. If the pilot hasn't yet started to deploy the thrust reversers, a go-around is still possible at this point. Advancing the throttles will disengage the autobrakes, and it's a normal ...


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