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Super Stall – Understanding Critical Aerodynamic Conditions in Aircraft Design

Super stall, also known as “Deep stall”, is a critical aerodynamic condition that can occur in certain aircraft configurations, particularly in those with a T-tail design. This phenomenon arises when the aircraft’s angle of attack (AOA) is too high, causing the airflow over the wing to disrupt the airflow over horizontal stabilizer. This will reduce…

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Can a color blind person become pilot?

Before delving further into the article, it’s important to note that there are no color blindness restrictions for private pilots. However, other categories of pilots may face certain limitations, as will be discussed later in the article. Color Blindness Test for Pilots Most people with color vision deficiency, commonly known as color blindness, can still…

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Fail-Operational, Fail-Passive and Fail-Hybrid Landing System

Fail-Operational Automatic Landing System: A fail-operational automatic landing system ensures that if part of the system fails during landing, the remaining components can still guide the aircraft safely through the approach, flare, and landing phases automatically. It’s like having a backup plan in place to ensure a smooth touchdown even if something goes wrong with…

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What is the reason for setting maximum climb thrust lower than maximum continuous thrust?

Maximum climb thrust being less than maximum continuous thrust for some airliners is due to several reasons: Runway Length and Weight Limitations: Aircraft need to accelerate to takeoff speed within a limited runway length. At or near maximum takeoff weight, this distance could be significant. In cases where the runway is short, the aircraft may…

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Role of Tropopause Entry in the A320 MCDU

As the temperature stops decreasing at the tropopause, aircraft performance sees a favorable turn. Staying below this threshold becomes advantageous, particularly for aircraft like the A320, tailored for short to medium flights. Entering the tropopause in the MCDU is essential for adjusting the Flight Management and Guidance Computer (FMGC) temperature model to accommodate non-standard temperatures.…

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Airbus A320 Pilots – Do you understand thrust levers well?

As an Airbus A320 pilot, it’s crucial to thoroughly understand the function of your thrust levers. They not only control engine thrust but also interact with your flight guidance mode. Additionally, Airbus thrust levers serve as mode selectors, highlighting the importance of comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in their operation. What else thrust levers do? Engaging…

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Wind Speed on ND – Airbus A320

In the Airbus A320 and most modern aircraft, wind speed and direction are typically calculated and displayed through the aircraft’s Air Data Inertial Reference Unit (ADIRU) or Air Data Inertial Reference System (ADRIS). Here’s a simplified explanation of how wind speed is calculated in the A320: The A320 is equipped with multiple sensors that measure…

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