FAA type rating oral exam prep

Autothrust Blue

"I’d make a suggestion but you won’t listen”
At the regional, I once had an examiner for a PC ask me questions “backwards.”

Like he’d say “230”

What’s that number mean for limitations?

“In icing conditions, ice light, below this speed, wing A/I on.”

“anything else?”


Then you’re second guessing stuff. Thinking, was the wiper speed 230 or 220 kts?

“Um, the manufacturer limit for flaps 8 is 230, but company we do 200.”



I think that’s a crappy way of examining about things.
Suck it, Trebek!
 

Soul Brotha'

Well-Known Member
Electrical system-
Opens contactor or closes the contactor

Fuel system-
Engine driven pump and an electric one.
If the engine pump fails guess what?

Boom, you just passed your systems evaluation.

You’re welcome
 

Autothrust Blue

"I’d make a suggestion but you won’t listen”
Electrical system-
Opens contactor or closes the contactor

Fuel system-
Engine driven pump and an electric one.
If the engine pump fails guess what?

Boom, you just passed your systems evaluation.

You’re welcome
175: “According to the system logic.”

(Be able to explain some of that logic, lest someone grumpy whoopeth your ass and send you back to ground school.)

Airbus: “there’s a fault.” (Yeah, like what kind of fault?)

Brasília: “the primary flight idle stop is at I forget degrees. The secondary flight idle system activated at I forget plus epsilon degrees and was indicated by the repeated cycling of the BETA 1(2) light as the secondary stop is within the beta range. There are four ways to feather that propeller, which has a diameter of 10’8” (I think).”

Kids these days.
 
Kind of like when I quizzed my PPL students.

Me: What are the day VFR required equipment/instruments?

Student: TOMATOFLAMES!!!

Me: What does TOMATOFLAMES mean?

Student:

I'm being taught it's A TOMATO FLAMES

Altimeter


Tachometer

Oil pressure

Manifold pressure

Airspeed Indicator

Temperature gauge

Oil temp


Fuel

Landing gear

Anti-collision light

Magnetic Compass

ELT
 

Yakob

Grand Prognosticator Nominee
Kind of like when I quizzed my PPL students.

Me: What are the day VFR required equipment/instruments?

Student: TOMATOFLAMES!!!

Me: What does TOMATOFLAMES mean?

Student:

More often than not, I had students list "Transponder" as required VFR equipment, thinking that's what one of the Ts in Tomato is for. Honestly the way acronyms are used in flight training often seems counterproductive, with students focusing on the acronym itself rather than the requirements.
 
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