For the last decade or so, I have been working on a document called Boeing 777 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.
Note : With the COVID-19 Pandemic I have been stood down from flying and expect to be made redundant shortly. Accordingly I am attempting to generate some income from the Procedures and Techniques document by converting it to a Kindle book on Amazon. While I work on this new version, the current release has been taken down from Infinidim. If you would like a copy for personal use, please contact me at ken.pascoe (AT) gmail.com
I recently completed an update of the document, and two versions of it can be accessed as follows:
- Clean Document : Infinidim B777 Procedures and Techniques 23Feb20.PDF
- Highlighted Changes : Infinidim B777 Procedures and Techniques 23Feb20 HL.PDF
Note that the version with Highlighted Changes is only required if you just want to check out what has changed (significantly) since the last version.
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.
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.
Many of my posts on Infinidim become content in the Procedures and Techniques Document (and vice versa). Examples of this include:
- Unreliable Airspeed on Takeoff – A Simulated Scenario
- Runway Change
- P&T : Engine VIB-ration
-  SLATS DRIVE
-  FLAPS DRIVE
- FMC Holding Speeds/Altitudes
- APU to Pack
- GPWS Go-Around From an ILS Approach
- B777 Engine Failure on Takeoff (EFATO)
- 777 Engine Failure Analysis
- TAT and Takeoff Thrust in the 777
- Reading Into/Beyond the Checklist
- The Volcanic Ash Encounter
- GPS Failure and Subsequent Navigation
- KLAX Los Angeles SIDs & STARs
- Cold Temperature Altimetry Corrections
And many more …
You may have noticed that I’ve included a TransferWise link on my web site. With my recent redundancy, I am attempting to generate a small, income from my past efforts on Infinidim. I have included a link to create an Account on TransferWise but in the end TransferWise is just a Bank and you can send me money using any normal transactional service that you can send to any bank – via PayPal, bPay or whatever you use, 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. I won’t be charging for anything I do or offer to others; but if you feel like throwing a few $$$ towards my efforts – that would be lovely, thanks.
If you wish to send me a monetary contribution and don’t wish to use TransferWise, please get in contact with me through LinkedIn or my gMail address (ken.pascoe (AT) gmail.com) for transfer details.
Regards, Ken Pascoe