For the last decade, I have been working on a document called Procedures and Techniques. It has it’s genesis in what was originally a Common Errors document based on observations of Pilot/Student actions in the Simulator – but most particularly Instructor/Examiner activity in the Brief/Sim/Debrief as well.

The current versions of Infinidim B777 Procedures and Techniques document can be downloaded from here:

Note that since this is the initial release, the Highlighted Changes document – shows no highlight changes as yet!

Over the years this document has grown. It’s morphed from a document that purely adds to what Boeing say in the FCOM/FCTM (and elsewhere); to a document that explains what Boeing (likely) intend in the FCOM/FCTM, and how that works in the Simulator and in the Aircraft during Airline Operations. It details and explains Procedures; describes Techniques – but more than this it seeks to raise levels of understanding about why we do certain things the way do – or do not do certain things.

While I wrote it for my Airline, our Instructors, our Pilots – much of the content is universally relevant to all 777 operations – and wider. I’ve been fascinated where it’s turned up. At one point I needed some kind of simulation software on my PC to make training material. I discovered PMDG’s excellent B777-200/300 product and Rockwell Collins excellent Prepar3D. While wandering around the PMDG B777 forum I was fascinated to discover that most of the avid B777 simmers were referring to a 2011 copy of Procedures and Techniques when trying to add real-airline realism to their hobby.

Meanwhile I’ve seen the content popup in several Middle Eastern and Asian 777 carriers, as well as a certain Australian 787 operator …

I’ve spent the past several weeks combing through, reviewing the content and removing identifying references to my own (or any) airline. That said – the essence of this document is my voice to our pilots and instructors, so I hope you find the content speaks to you as well.

You can now download this revised document from the front page of Infinidim.org – it’s on the top RHS under Procedures and Techniques – with the most recent update (date) indicated. Moving forwards, there will be a clean version, as well as one with yellow highlighting (HL) to indicate significant changes.

I’m always looking for topics of interest to research and write about – the section of on Cold Temperatures Corrections came after a particularly interesting query from Air France. So if you have any suggestions for content, please get in contact.

Ken.


Contributions Appreciated

You may have noticed that I’ve included a PayPal link on my web site. As I move more away from developing company documentation and focus back on Infinidim, I have included a link to my US PayPal account for anyone who may wish to offset some of the time and cost associated with maintaining my content. Many of you have expressed thanks and a willingness to contribute to my efforts towards content, and development and maintenance of the EBA Overtime/Allowance and ATO Allowance Tax calculator – here’s your chance. I won’t be charging for anything I do or offer to others; but if you feel like throwing a few USD towards my efforts – that would be lovely, thanks.