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1

Min Height to engage on T/O

Acceleration Altitude

2

Min Enroute Height

500ft AGL

3

Min Height to engage on go-around

400ft AGL

4

Min Height for a precision approach

70ft AGL

5

Min Height for a non-precision approach

MDA

6

Special Instrument Approach

As Specified in the Procedure

7

When will the FGCS automatically select half-bank?

FL250
17° bank angle

8

What is FPA?

-Flight Path Angle is a pilot-selectable pitch attitude (in degrees) of climb or descent
-FGCS adjusts thrust & pitch to mainatin path angle and airspeed

9

What does the TOGA button do?

-On Ground - Activates T/O guidance crossbars
-In Flight - Activiates Go-around guidance

10

What do the T/O guidance crossbars do?

-Maintain extended runway centerline
-Maintain pitch guidance according to slat/flap setting

11

When is the TOGA mode deactivated?

-Another vertical mode is selected
-Autopilot is activated
-TCS button is pressed

12

When will the FD automatically disply?

-TOGA when TOGA is pressed
-Autopilot activated
-Windshear detection

13

What is the function of the TCS button?

-Allows manual override of the autopilot
-When released, airplane maintains new altitude(provided ALT was the active vert. mode), but will return previously lateral mode (except ILS, autopilot will recapture the LOC/GS)

14

What will disengage the autopilot?

-AP button on GP is pushed
-Any manual pitch trim is activated
-Either AP/TRIM DISC button is pushed
-Stick shaker activated
-Flight controls in direct mode
-Aileron or elevator controls disconnected
-Overpowering the yoke
-Internal systems failure

15

Can the Yaw Damp be deactivated if the autopilot is on?

Yes, it is independent of the autopilot

16

When will the auto-throttles engage on the ground? in flight?

-Ground - AT TO(GP) is armed & TLA > 50°
In Flight - AT (GP) is armed & airplane > 400ft AGL

17

Will the auto-throttles compensate for gusty wind conditions?

Yes, up to 5 knots

18

What will disengage the Auto-throttles?

-AT (TLor GP) is pushed
-TLA difference > 8°
-TL at idle with weight-on-wheels or wheels spinning
-Internal systems failure

19

What is SPDe? What mode uses SPDe?

-Speed on elevator, thrust is fixed and pitch is adjusted to maintain airspeed (VS changes)
-FLCH uses SPDe for climbs and descents

20

What is SPDt? What mode uses SPDt?

-Speed on thrust, thrust is adjusted to maintain selected airspeed
-FPA, VS, GS, ALT, ASEL

21

What are the AT modes?

SPDe, SPDt, TO, GA, HOLD, RETARD (@ 30ft RA)

22

What does LIM & OVRD mean on the FMA?

-LIM - The selected vertical mode requires more or less engine thrust than is available
-OVRD - The TL are being manually moved (No AP disengagement)

23

When is CRZ automatically selected

-When +100ft of selected altitude for 90 seconds
-Desired airspeed must be achieved or it will remain in CLB mode

24

What does the SRC button do?

Selects pilot or co-pilot as the data source for the AFCS

25

What does the red AP/TRIM DISC button do on the yoke?

-Disconnects the AP
-Stops all trim actuation if button is pushed and help

26

What does the PREV button do?

Allows the capture of ILS/BC course while still using the FMS as the basic NAV source provided the AUTO TUNE function is enabled on the MCDU and the approach is loaded in the FMS