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Airbus A320 - From Cold and Dark to Ready for Taxiing

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http://www.balticaa.com Baltic Aviation Academy's series of reportages guiding people to know better the aircraft controls are continued. This week Pranas Drulis, ATPL integrated student, explains what does it mean 'Cold and dark' in aviation. It will be shown how to start-up an airplane from the very beginning. Get a little preview before your type rating trainings!
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Tony Lee (1 day ago)
just make sure you dont choose the fish from the inflight menu :)
Bailey A (1 day ago)
Man hopes he checks the checks list bit more carefully then that with peeps on board
Chuck Pope (3 days ago)
Thanks, now I can finally get that Airbus out of my backyard ...hahahaha
Joel Louzy (3 days ago)
"Miss could you tell the captain to turn the air conditioner down here in the aft cabin, its too damn hot"!
KIDMATH (4 days ago)
Wow thank you very much. Im not a pilot but I am planning to be. When I do start flight school ill refer to this videos for any questions I may have . Thank You
Usman M (5 days ago)
my big wish to be a commercial pilot..but cnt afford.
John w (6 days ago)
He's in a simulator.
REHMAN KHAN (7 days ago)
Great video, I leaned a lot
amarasrinu challa (8 days ago)
you didn't show the controls of control surfaces
amarasrinu challa (8 days ago)
Good demonstration
Andrew Rockhold (9 days ago)
He made it look easy. Cool video
WSCraft (10 days ago)
This tutorial is for starting 'Murican planes. The Russian ones they start you
Agent Smith (10 days ago)
I found this video very useful because I'm sick and tired of pilots leaving A320s in my back yard. The next one that lands is going to get flown to the Mojave desert and sold for cash.
enterprise59 (12 days ago)
Umm.. where's the joystick???
C w (14 days ago)
Love the video, instructions are pretty clear and precise.
C w (14 days ago)
I have two questions. 1. Why didn't you plug in alignment sooner due to it taking about 20 mins to align. 2. On shutdown do you have to dim all contrast and light switches all the way down like they do in the military? I.e, all switches from bright to dim.
Yellow Von (15 days ago)
shouldn't you push back first before starting the engines?
Quack (16 days ago)
2:42 "bip"
typedef (17 days ago)
14:30 I'll check the checklist... everything seems to be checked.
Ali Ali (19 days ago)
good vidio
Zacharia Sande Jowi (19 days ago)
Aeroplane control design need to be simpilified (a) a big Master Switch for things to be switched on (b) status of inert electrical things; and have some way that an error comes on only when there's a problem - otherwise run quietly in the background as soon as master switch is on, with a Progress Bar showing when ready.
H M (20 days ago)
You teach verry bad
PN Houle (21 days ago)
14:07 "So... I've just released the f*ing brakes" The brakes and him have a bit of history.
Fk67Lg (7 days ago)
+Shea Goff I thought he said fucking too. So matter- of-factly. Sure sounded like fucking brakes to me.
PN Houle (18 days ago)
+Shea Goff Yes thanks. I was joking.
Shea Goff (18 days ago)
PN Houle he said parking break
Diesel Power (21 days ago)
Just leave the ol engines in start mode...
Gabriel Bonanno (22 days ago)
thank you. It was kinda like trying to read Chompsky, but I think people should wittness things they don't understand more often.
Gabriel Bonanno (22 days ago)
looks like it has rainX on tap
UserEden (22 days ago)
Slight error in forgetting to switch the air conditioning from "Fresh/Clean" to "Damp/Smelly".
Lee ludlow Art (22 days ago)
Holy crap how do you remember all that???? And where’s the steering wheel???
IxxxMnMxxxI (24 days ago)
there are soooo manyyy buttons to press, its easy to forget one
Aninston Motor (25 days ago)
hha not really difficult as well. if you have knowledge to power on the battery and the engine 😎😂
John Smith (26 days ago)
Parking brake/rudder?
Sharif m a l a y s i a (26 days ago)
😊😀💚💛💜💓💕💖💗👍👍
General Geometrix (27 days ago)
Congratulations, you've now given terrorists a step-by-step guide on how to hijack an aircraft and start it up.
Sandeep Sajwan (1 month ago)
Airbus ✈A330-800 Maiden Flight🛫 Must Watch😳😳😳👇👇👇 https://youtu.be/w46BYlCIDXQ
MrPLC999 (1 month ago)
Of course, this was all filmed in a simulator, not a real plane...
Star Gazer (22 days ago)
And in what way is that significant?
Jörg Meiring (1 month ago)
*Hey guys, the wildfires will come soon... read the Bible please for understanding the world, and understanding what God wants FROM YOU !!!*
Dave Plu (1 month ago)
$71 million and you can’t start it with the windshield wipers on?
bRite_SavagekiLLer847 Fortnite (1 month ago)
The fuel pumps were not on when the apu was started?
Abiti D (1 month ago)
That is how I start my cougars dildo when it’s cold and dark!
Bibek Mukherjee (1 month ago)
Well, we certainly seem to have a lot of pilots putting down comments in the comment section.
Dan Stephens (1 month ago)
I wonder how much longer before ADF/VOR becomes completely obsolete?
Jim Barr Official (1 month ago)
Great video, Pranas is a good instructor. It isn't that intimidating when you understand what the panels do and why there are so many checklists and procedures. I couldn't help but think though - he sounds like Steve Martin's character on SNL back in the seventies == see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGv6uo89yMY
ankhenaten2 (1 month ago)
Dope
Brandon Dye (1 month ago)
736 dislikes are Boeing fanatics
Frank Heuvelman (1 month ago)
Thank you so much. This little information was just what we needed to engage our little terrorist plot. May God have mercy on your soul! Maybe I shouldn't have said that.
iTs_Combo (1 month ago)
i have a 737 in my living room. can you do a tutorial to cold and dark start and taxi it out of the house?
Seb Kes (1 month ago)
'Some of you have an a320 lying in your backyard' lolol oh yeah it perfectly fits in my backyard
crk1121 (1 month ago)
Why is there still a switch to turn off the no smoking signs?
E Gino (1 month ago)
Nice video. Thank you sir
Vlogs & GamePlays (1 month ago)
14:07 I thought he said fucking break
Ian Darley (1 month ago)
When do you shut down the APU?
Michael Bevan (1 month ago)
His flow sequence for lighting up a cold and dark aircraft is wrong. He should have started with the parking brake (in case the aircraft had been towed onto stand from another location) and worked forward. In fact, walking into the cockpit, his first act would be to look left behind the captain's seat, to check that the undercarriage locks are in their holder. He's used to not doing that because he's in a sim and not a real aircraft. He should also have included the radar, as has been pointed out earlier, and the transponder switch (standby or off). When starting the APU, he shouldn't select the start switch immediately after the APU master is pushed, to allow time for the APU air inlet to open and to see a "Flap open" caption on the ECAM. Also, he has to check that the Ditching switch is ON to open the ditching panel, which is often closed deliberately to allow the aircraft to be deiced. It takes about two minutes to start up from cold, as the APU takes just over a minute to get to full power and full generation. What he also forgot is that the start up sequence also includes the couple of minutes it takes for the entire lighting test in the cabin to conclude, which of course, matters to the rest of the crew and the engineers. that's what fooling around with Sims does for you; you forget the rest of the aeroplane.
dennyfrontier (1 month ago)
Thanks, no I can finally start my A320!
Oliver Mayo (1 month ago)
For some reason this is way more complicated than doing it in GTA V.
Marie BCFHS (1 month ago)
Capt: It's time to fly, plane! Airbus: Nein! Capt: Go go go! Airbus: What's the magic words? Capt: OK now please can we go? Airbus: Now that's my boy!
TommyTwobats (1 month ago)
This is the first time I've seen inside a real U-boat. Fantastic! Das Boot!
Veronicca Lakewood (1 month ago)
So I didn’t see cabin pressurization. .. good video though , I don’t know that this aircraft has auto start .
eventfulnonsense (1 month ago)
Scan Flow didn't seemed that bad.
Максим Заболотнов (1 month ago)
Interesting video!
Captain Steven Markovich (1 month ago)
Excellent 👍👍. Subscribed
Ithinkiwill66 (1 month ago)
Where is the damn steering wheel? 😂😂🤣
Tom Evans (1 month ago)
Great video, very informative. Thanks for posting.
anne hansen (1 month ago)
😁😁😁👍👍👍🇳🇴
John Smith (1 month ago)
Actually pushback is done Before starting the engines and the request to make engine start is not done with ATC by rather with the all Clear from the pushback team so that they can leave the area safely ... ONe of the safety conditions is that of course pushback Can Not be done with engines started ... if that was the case there would be no need for pushback trucks, pilot would simply engage reverse thrust and the airplane would move by it's own. (making a all of of noise on the terminal floor that is :) ATC request to departure procedures and start the taxing operation is done Way before engines are started ... after that request is accepted then taxing can begin with the instruction conducted by the ATC.
Laura Anton (1 month ago)
Wow, I wanna be a pilot now!
Cal (1 month ago)
where's the gearstick?
GaU raV (1 month ago)
Same procedure compared to how to turn on a girl
Death Parade (8 hours ago)
Only Mumbai girls are this tough. Small town ones are like a Cessna.
Totally Not John Wick (23 days ago)
GaU raV no this is way easier
AR M (1 month ago)
1 question: What happens if you accidently, while on the ground, pull the landing gear lever up?
Fk67Lg (7 days ago)
+toddy2519 Smart move retiring now. Had you not done so, the next time when a landing gear is deployed while still on the ground, they would probably blame you for it. Just you wait and see.
AR M (1 month ago)
+toddy2519 Thank you very much. Good to know that it is a impossible task.
toddy2519 (1 month ago)
AR M, nothing would happen. Large, commercial aircraft have what's called a "squat" switch which is located on the gear leg, depressed, whenever the plane is sitting on the ground. When it's depressed by the weight of the aircraft the gear switch in the cockpit is disengaged. Once the plane lifts off the ground the gear leg extends downward slightly and the squat switch is disengaged, control returns to the cockpit. There have been incidents where smaller general aviation aircraft pilots have accidentally put the gear lever in the "up" position when on the ground that resulted in gear retraction, usually after landing, during taxiing. Most likely the pilot hit the gear switch instead of the flap switch. Flaps are normally retracted after landing to put the full weight of the aircraft on the ground. Retracting the gear on the ground makes taxiing a bit difficult and generally frowned upon by the aircraft owner as well as the tower! I don't know how those particular aircraft can retract their gear on the ground but it has happened, (possibly because the squat switch was damaged, defective, or was never a part of the aircraft retract system). As a licensed pilot and A&P, (aircraft mechanic) for a large commercial airline, I've never seen or heard of a retraction on the ground with any of our aircraft. (I'm retired now.)
Bloguetrónica (1 month ago)
Each battery outputs 28W. Interesting.
Star Gazer (21 days ago)
+Samuel Lourenço The batteries aren't "outputting" 28W. They are charging from the DC bus at 1A. The APU is carrying the load with 59A to the DC1 side, and 36A to the DC2 side. The batts are at 28V, the TR1 and TR2 are at 29V. The batteries aren't putting power onto the bus, they're float charging, as you'd expect with either the engines, apu, or external power available.
Samuel Lourenço (21 days ago)
+Star Gazer It is 28W indeed, as in power, not voltage. 28V times 1A equals 28W. Please, do the math.
Star Gazer (22 days ago)
28 Volts, not Watts.
Harry Nield (1 month ago)
Not good if you have OCD.
Joe Undercoffer (1 month ago)
That’s awesome bro! Are you now a pilot?
Trek001 (2 months ago)
Right, might pop over to the airport and take an A320 up for a spin
Miles Coverdale (2 months ago)
Where is the kick start?
Vinny V (2 months ago)
Oh god, the refresh rate of the cockpit screens is so bad.
McRocket (2 months ago)
Does a pilot have to memorize all these steps? Or can he/she reference a checklist?
Telkine (1 month ago)
McRocket both
John G Martin (2 months ago)
Did not check rudder action or Flap action or settings  on take off  !!,,always check your flap position on the runway for take off.  never the less good insight to the starting procedure on the aircraft
Yolunik (12 days ago)
+John G Martin Sorry, i have a poor english, but for me flaps are zero (up). Or i don't see it? Cordialement.
John G Martin (14 days ago)
Flaps set at 1+f or 2 ,will make you fly even  better Sir !! Good interesting video though !
Yolunik (23 days ago)
The elevator trim tabs were not rigged. Flaps is up... Checklist is OK. Go!.... I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky.... ^^
Professor Simon Holland (2 months ago)
Next time I need to start an A320....handy.
Arachnofondler (2 months ago)
Why can’t there just be a giant button that says GO
Hridoi Rajkhowa (2 months ago)
perfect detailing.... .. just anyone could be a pilot after watching this .... salute 🙏
Dexter Thompson (2 months ago)
WTF! why cant a person just sit there turn it on, then let the computers take care of it????? then taxi out and take off!!!
dogmandan79 (2 months ago)
What no clutch? And stupid people on the news wondered how some ground guy could steal a plane. Hmmm
Cl4rendon (2 months ago)
You`re cute - Can i have your number?
Gil Davis (2 months ago)
I'm interested in how the communications system works in detail. For example; say I was forced by circumstance to fly the plane. How would I contact the ground for help and talk with them? How would I talk with the passengers, etc.?
MRZsiir (2 months ago)
can anybody tell me what is the wheel next to the thrust controller? We can see them moving during flight as it is pained in black and white.
Star Gazer (22 days ago)
Those are the trim wheels
Devon Trains 43 (2 months ago)
Copy that?????
Tony Merlot (2 months ago)
So young and so knowledgeable! 😊
Samuel Marley (2 months ago)
He didn't check the blinker fluid,...
Star Gazer (22 days ago)
That's headlight fluid, dumbass.
robert wolf (2 months ago)
I want more!
Fook Youshit (2 months ago)
Where is the checklist for checking the checklist?
Jimmey Onefamily (2 months ago)
Nice
Chris LaFont (2 months ago)
Good but flawed. First, irs switch setting out of order; second, did not set lights;third pack settings missed; fourth, left apu on; fifth, engine start clearance from ground. No need for pushback, looks like he wasn't gated, just on apron. Wonder if pushback was edited out.
Matīss Jurģelis (2 months ago)
What a sequence. So to shut it down you just turn of engine switches and disengage batteries? Because on the startup you will set up everything anyway.
FlightSimmerAustralia (2 months ago)
mate, you don't need to ask ATC for engine start, you need to ask them for push back, but not engine start
Internet Quality Police (2 months ago)
You should have checked the hand brake right away instead of at 8 mins in. While you were messing with all those lights and switches you may have rolled forward and crushed a little old lady walking her dog.
Michael Kerr (2 months ago)
A perfect do it yourself video for the next group of Muslim terrorists.
pingpongpung (2 months ago)
Wow! Thanks for this! I have to try this at my local airport.
Aviation enthusiast 737-800 (2 months ago)
If I had this,my would follow like this Eat Sleep Fly Repeat
Arash Khoshghadamnia (2 months ago)
by "extinguish" you mean "turn off" or "go out", don't you?
John Doe (2 months ago)
i swear, pilots get a massive boner while doing preflight checks, they life for that shit :D
Andrew Jeffrey (2 months ago)
You pilots are something else, hats off to you.