Studying is going well...I suppose. I haven't had to study intensely in almost 4 years.
The basics are the same. I have a PFD, MFD and EICAS screen in the middle. If I push on the yoke the things on the ground get bigger. If I pull back on the yoke things get smaller. If I pull WAY back pretty red arrows will appear and point me in the right direction.
There are some things this plane does automatically that my last plane required me to do. Bleh.
Today I'm going to concentrate on Memory Items and Limitations.
Memory Items are things that....must be commited to memory as they are so important that not knowing them could put the safety of flight in jepoardy.
An example of a memory item:
L (R) REV UNLOCKED Msg
(1) Affected thrust lever- Confirm & Idle
(2) Affected thrust reverser, ---------Emer stow------Select
By knowing this information by heart, the actions can be done immediately without the use of a checklist. Once completed the checklist IS referenced.
Limitations would be something like:
Maximum Altitude, 41,000 ft
Starter limitation: 90 seconds on followed by 30 seconds off
There are lots of memory items and limitations to commit to memory. Hopefully all the old ones will be flushed out.
Oh yeah, don't ever buy ERJ/CRJ/737 whatever flash cards, memory items etc on line. Reason being every airline has their own ways of doing things. I've jump seated on the same plane I used to fly, but flown by a different carrier. They did things entirely differently procedure wise. I bet their memory items and limitations are different as well.
Off to make more flash cards.