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A320X Tutorials


Simon Kelsey

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Hello all,

I have started putting together some video tutorials for various aspects of A320X operation. My list to do going forward includes control laws, autoflight modes, non-ILS and non-precision approaches, descent management, a closer look at some of the MCDU pages and functions and so on. Hopefully you find them useful and if there is anything you would particularly like to see, any suggestions would be welcomed.

I have started with landing as this is a fairly commonly-asked question!

Landing

Circuits

 

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Hi Simon, 

 

Many thanks for doing these, I look forward to watching them. I would be interested in the MCDU pages. In particular the fuel prediction page, as I find it a little confusing :)

As you are so knowledgable Simon Do you happen to know the DOW of the aircraft modelled?

Cheers

Neil

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Thanks Simon, much appreciated! 

Maybe you can do a video about the different possibilities how to get the flightplan imported (from PFPX) into the FMGS. 

That gets asked a lot in the forums and would help massively. 

Thanks again. 

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On 4.2.2017 at 9:23 PM, ha5mvo said:

There are quite a few videos on utube by one "blackbox711" that are very informative and thorough.

Actually Blackbox was the one who got me totally for this amazing aircraft. He was apparently a former 320 pilot with loads of knowledge. Maybe you will have the chance to collaborate with him?

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Simon Kelsey

Hi chaps,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. As you've probably seen by now -- here's the post detailing the MCDU setup for circuits:

Whilst I'm here -- thank you for all the kind comments! I'll look at putting some more videos together soon. I think @Tim Mitchell has already recorded something regarding flightplan import etc, so when he knits that together we could perhaps add it to this thread.

Best,

Simon

 

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Yes - I have some raw footage of flight planning and importing that now I have some free time shall put together. Although as I've got a swanky new monitor I'll probably re-record in 1440p.

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Simon Kelsey

Hello,

18 hours ago, Matthb89 said:

From what I've been told, the GND SPLRS are armed during a circuit.

I think this is airline-specific -- I've seen material referencing both techniques (likewise some airlines fly the circuit in Config 1 etc).

Arming the spoilers is fine -- just remember to disarm them again after touchdown ;)

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Arto E.P. Karhu
1 hour ago, Simon Kelsey said:

Arming the spoilers is fine -- just remember to disarm them again after touchdown ;)

I understand one would end up fine even if forgetting that one. The ground spoiler function requires that the handle is armed AND thrust levers are at idle. This is required all the time, as it is not a "latched" condition, unlike ground transition, so advancing the power levers should retract the ground spoilers.

-Esa

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Matthew Johnston
12 hours ago, Simon Kelsey said:

Hello,

I think this is airline-specific -- I've seen material referencing both techniques (likewise some airlines fly the circuit in Config 1 etc).

Arming the spoilers is fine -- just remember to disarm them again after touchdown ;)

They should disarm once you set more thrust (e.g TOGA), as in a go around :D 

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On 3/4/2017 at 7:22 PM, Matthew Johnston said:

They should disarm once you set more thrust (e.g TOGA), as in a go around :D 

100%... Its system logic. 

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Oliver Langen

Great, Thanks for that tutorial, well flown.

 

Perhaps I missed it in the video, but from what i learned is from abeam you count a second for every ten feet and another second/kt  windspeed, descend 500ft/min just when turning into final, bird around 3 degrees down to stay on the glide scope like it was seen on your great video

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Oliver Langen

Disregard, its 3 Seconds/100ft. 

 

Perhaps for someone this explaination of the VA is helpful

 

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Usually flown at 1500’ AGL so around 45 seconds downwind once abeam landing threshold works (+\- wind correction).

Important to get flap 2 before turn (flap 2 gives a slight pitch up effect)

And start a gradual descent of 300 fpm once turning towards final. And then adjust descent/FPA accordingly once PAPIs and runway in sight.

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On 2/6/2017 at 4:23 PM, Sergej Weber said:

Actually Blackbox was the one who got me totally for this amazing aircraft. He was apparently a former 320 pilot with loads of knowledge. Maybe you will have the chance to collaborate with him?

He still is a A320 Captain.

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