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1

What is the primary purpose of the ELevator Aileron Computers (2)?
Hint: S-E-A

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1. Stabilizer Control
2. Elevator Control
3. Aileron Control

2

What is the primary purpose of the
Spoiler Elevator Computers?
Hint: 3S
(Three SECS; Three purposes that start with “S”)

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1. Stabilizer Control
2. Standby Elevator Control
3. Spoiler Control

3

What is the primary purpose of the
Flight Augmentation Computers (2)?
Hint: F-L-E-W

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1. Flight Envelope Protection
2. Low Energy Warning
3. Electrical Rudder Control
4. Windshear Detection

4

In Normal Law, what are you actually
commanding when you move the side stick
forward and aft?

Load Factor
(neutral equals 1.0g)
(Angle of Attack (AOA) if slowed to Alpha
Protection range)

5

In Normal Law, what are you actually
commanding when you move the side stick left
and right?

Roll rate

6

During manual flight, you notice on the glareshield these two lights flashing. What does this indicate?

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Dual Input
Both side sticks are being used simultaneously.

7

During manual flight, you notice on the glareshield these two lights illuminated. What does this indicate?

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The FO is holding the takeover pushbutton and inputs are being commanded on the CA’s side stick – would be accompanied by the aural “PRIORITY RIGHT”

8

If the CA were to push their side stick forward,
while the FO was making a side stick input in an
equal amount in the opposite direction, what
would be the aircraft pitch response?

Potentially no change.
The inputs would be added
(summed) and each would
cancel one another out IF
equally applied.

9

Both pilots should not make control inputs at the
same time. If a pilot needs to takeover the
controls what should be done to prevent dual
input?

Press and hold the Auto-Pilot
Disconnect / Takeover red
button.

10

How long should you hold the Takeover
pushbutton to lockout the opposite side stick?

40
SECONDS

11

Can an AP be engaged after a side stick is
locked out?

YES
(The takeover side A/P is available and can be
used)

12

What are the protections available in Normal Law?
Hint: Six (6)

1. Pitch
2. Bank
3. Yaw (YD +Turn Coordination)
4. High Speed Protection
5. Low Speed AOA Protection
6. Load Factor

13

What Flight Control Law is indicated here?

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ALTERNATE LAW
(Amber “x” at the 67o Bank Indicators vs Green “=“)

14

Can you stall the aircraft in Alternate Law?

YES

15

You are in Alternate Law as you begin the approach. After lowering the landing gear, the FMA displays this message…What has occurred?

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Direct Law
(Landing Gear triggered, No Protections )

16

If the speed brake handle is armed, what is
required to activate the Ground Spoilers during a
rejected takeoff?

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Handle armed.
Wheel Speed > 72 Knots with
Thrust Levers at or near idle
Handle not armed
Wheel Speed > 72 Knots with one engine
reverse and the other at or near idle

17

With the AP ON,
what maximum
speed brake setting
is available…
▪ On the A320

A320: HALF
(A321: Full)

18

Speed Brakes are
inhibited (and will
auto-retract if
extended) in
relation to what Flap
position for the
A320

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A320: Flaps config Full
(A321: Flaps config 3 OR Full)

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