Chris Lau
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Do Airbus aircraft have an "off" position for their landing gear?
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I was working for Airbus before, never seen it on A300, A320, A330, A340, A380, A350 or A400M. Only Gear Up or Gear Down position. For confirmation on A320, here the FCOM section: NORMAL OPERATION ...

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Why isn't there a single start button for all systems on aircraft?
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Good question, actually the history of aviation teach us that: any technology on board is robust and capable to not crash or reboot for nothing. Behaviour you can see sometimes on brand new ...

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What is "temporary flight plan" in A320 MCDU?
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The temporary flight plan is visible on the mcdu in yellow when you modify the actual flight plan. It will be shown in yellow as well on the ND (for modes ARC, NAV and MAP) until you press the 6R ...

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Does the PFD/ND XFR work when the PFD is on the ND screen on the Airbus A320?
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From the FCOM A320: As you can see if you fail the PFDU and the PFD is transferred on the NDU, by pressing XFR PFD/ND you will have the ND appearing on the NDU Full description:

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What scale is the speed trend line on a PFD's ASI?
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Direct answer from the A320 FCOM: Speed Trend (yellow) This pointer starts at the speed symbol. The tip indicates the speed the aircraft will reach in 10 s, if its acceleration remains ...

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What are the differences between various simulator levels?
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You will find a perfect description for each kind of simulator in the FAA Part 60 Change 2, the EASA CS-FSTD(a) 2012, the ICAO 9625 Edition 4, the CCAR 60 and many others. Some authorities based their ...

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Is this opinion on personal computer flight simulators too strict or is it actually true?
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It will depend of what do you want to learn from your PC Based simulation. That is also why all type of regulation have different type of simulator qualficiation (ICAO, FAA, EASA, CAAC, ...) If we ...

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What is the relation of AIR BLEED IN message with the pack system on an Airbus A320?
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On A320, if the BLEED P/B are still pushed ON, it will not be a reason from the FWC to get a an error message on the ECAM in phase 1, 2 or 10 (Elec power, 1st Eng Start and 2nd eng shutdown) But you ...

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What types of data can be extracted from a non-motion flight simulator?
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It will depend on the representativeness of the modeling. If your fuel system model, your engine model, and your aero model are representative of the aircraft, whatever is the qualification of the ...

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Does the reference for AGL include obstacles?
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The AGL is mostly taking reference to the Radio Altimeter. The RA is measuring the distance between the ground and the aircraft through waves sent to the ground and receive the rebound of it. The time ...

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What kind of aviation careers could I pursue?
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Aviation is a large field, You can work for an Airliners manufacturer, a Military plane manufacturer, Business Jet manufacturer, Small planes, .... You have also opportunities in the safety field, ...

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Is it really cost effective to put a motion system underneath a Full Flight Simulator?
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Complicated question. A lot have been said about how the human body is receiving these information of motion and they are most of them true and acceptable. But why using Full Flight Simulator with ...

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What could cause instant nausea when entering larger passenger planes?
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On A320 and most of the airlines (exception for B787 and A350), the air conditioning is taking is air from the bleed system (ATA 36), which is furnish either by the APU, the engines or a ground system....

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