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Liabilities of Auto thrust – Auto throttle? | Must know for Pilots

Although an autothrust system can significantly alleviate pilot workload throughout various flight phases, there are associated liabilities that may lead to an undesired flight profile or aircraft state. This risk is particularly heightened when the autothrust system is not utilized in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations or when pilots have an incomplete or incorrect understanding…

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Auto Thrust vs Auto Throttle

If you’re seeking to understand the distinction between auto thrust and auto throttle, your initial query might be incomplete. You may be interested in whether it pertains to the movement of throttle or thrust levers. Understanding the word Throttle First! Starting with “throttle,” technically, it refers to a device that regulates airflow by constraining an…

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Approach Climb and Landing Climb Gradient

Aircraft certification bodies (EASA and FAA) have certain regulations related to aircraft performance requirement. Part 25 of regulations require that procedures must be established for the execution of go-arounds from landing configurations (balked landing) and from approach configurations (missed approaches). These procedures should analyze aircraft approach climb and landing climb capacities and restrict the operational…

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Aviation Decision Making – Spatial Awareness and Cognitive Load

Decision-making in the air diverges significantly from decision-making on the ground. Pilots grapple with inherent challenges when it comes to managing three-dimensional space. Spatial awareness becomes critical, introducing complexities beyond traditional two-dimensional decision-making. Cognitive load escalates as pilots must factor in altitude, pitch, roll, and yaw, alongside lateral and longitudinal dimensions. Understanding these challenges is…

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