QUOTE(Ranger @ Jan 9 2008, 06:09 PM) [snapback]124232[/snapback]
Lose both (all) engines on any big airplane and a SAFE landing is very much in doubt.
Well, Mr. Ranger, SIR, ah KNOW, YOU could land YOUR aircraft - with NO engines, whilst peeling an orange in your back pocket, with boxing gloves on the wrong hands. And, I aint being funny and I would not be nervous if I sat right seat from you - busy, oh yea, but cool as a cuke.
One of the first things I did with the A320, once I had got going and learned the aircraft, is analyse the non-normal op:
" DUAL ENGINE FAILURE"
This exercise is really one of numbers, its a numbers game.
Until that day arrives ( and Lordy, Lordy I sure hope it does not ) I am, and always will be, the winner, in this gameplan.
I saw an article in Flight International once, about a South American or Mexican B737 which had to land due to . . .no engines and s/he landed it in a field, alongside an embankment and everbody got off the aircraft and went home - and that was the end of that.
In the x-box, I mean the A320 - it goes something like this:
REMEMBER: BASE TO FINALS IS 1/2 D + 2500 FOR THE TURN
Blue Hyd if no windmill
>>Manouvre with care<<
Capt ND ok, (new a/c only)
trim for 280
nav rose 80 nm
apt overlay (which is fine if VMC and overhead the airfield)
GO FOR APT> "Mayday x 3, callsign, position, intentions.
IF APU THEN TRK FPA 5 deg.
OPEN FL 00100
SEL SPEED GREEN DOT if no start
APU IF POSS
MANOUVRE WITH CARE
F/O MONITOR CAPT > then
APU < FL250
BLEED < FL200
"CABIN CREW FORCED LANDING"
CAB ALT 20K
ECAM ONE SCREEN
IF NO FUEL, NO APU
((SUBTRACT 2500FT)) AND DOUBLE ALT
DOUBLE ALT = HALF D!
GO FOR:- RADAR VECTORS FOR A 5 deg APP
e.g. 24 MILES 12,000
8 MILES 4,000 etc.
<<1/2 D >>
Remember: FPA 5 DEG and DOUBLE ALT !!
ALT SET ABOVE CURRENT ALT
MID-DOWN-WIND 5 MILES GREEN DOT / 2500 LOSS IN TURN TO FINAL
EG., IF 16,500 MID-DOWN-WIND THEN FINAL WILL BE 14,000 = 28d FINAL APPROACH
GLIDESLOPE CONFIG 1
"S" SPEED 180
SPEEDBRAKE IF FAST (Aircraft will tend to be fast rather than slow)
5 deg APP.
WHEN SURE OF GETTING IN, RE SELECT TO OR FLY TO A 3 deg APP
F/O CALLS ALT AGAINST DME PLUS ELEV TDZ
1,000 ft "CABIN CREW TAKE YOUR SEATS"
200 "BRACE BRACE"
YOU MAY NOT HAVE AUTOBRAKE, IF SO USE ALT BRAKING BUT WATCH FOR 1,000 PSI SO BRAKE GENTLY SO AS NOT TO LOCK THE WHEELS.
IF NO NOSEWHEEL STRG THEN USE RUDDER AND SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAXI CLEAR OF THE RUNWAY, AND ASK FOR A TOW IN - BY WHICH TIME WHO GIVES A MONKEYS ANYWAY, YOU ARE DOWN, WELL DONE.
"PASSENGERS PLEASE REMAIN SEATED"
"DOORS MANUAL" (CHECK ALT)
====you will ALWAYS land the aircraft.