Flashcards in Autopilot Deck (26):
Min Height to engage on T/O
Min Enroute Height
Min Height to engage on go-around
Min Height for a precision approach
Min Height for a non-precision approach
Special Instrument Approach
As Specified in the Procedure
When will the FGCS automatically select half-bank?
17° bank angle
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
What does the TOGA button do?
-On Ground - Activates T/O guidance crossbars
-In Flight - Activiates Go-around guidance
What do the T/O guidance crossbars do?
-Maintain extended runway centerline
-Maintain pitch guidance according to slat/flap setting
When is the TOGA mode deactivated?
-Another vertical mode is selected
-Autopilot is activated
-TCS button is pressed
When will the FD automatically disply?
-TOGA when TOGA is pressed
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)
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
Can the Yaw Damp be deactivated if the autopilot is on?
Yes, it is independent of the autopilot
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
Will the auto-throttles compensate for gusty wind conditions?
Yes, up to 5 knots
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
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
What is SPDt? What mode uses SPDt?
-Speed on thrust, thrust is adjusted to maintain selected airspeed
-FPA, VS, GS, ALT, ASEL
What are the AT modes?
SPDe, SPDt, TO, GA, HOLD, RETARD (@ 30ft RA)
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)
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
What does the SRC button do?
Selects pilot or co-pilot as the data source for the AFCS
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