I hate to admit it on this forum, but I messed up again today. However, I feel only halfway responsible. Let me explain:
I was descending in a 77W from 11K feet to 6K feet, on initial descent into Montreal Trudeau. I was using autopilot, with the airspeed set to 230 knots (the set rate of speed while I had been level and maintaining 11K feet), and the vertical descent rate set to 1300 feet per minute. In most IF airframes, it’s okay to set it and forget it for a minute or so.
With the 77W today, I got four speed violations. Even with no additional throttle, the airspeed increases materially on this airframe when the rate of descent is >1000 feet/min and no flight spoilers are activated. This is the second time in a week that this has happened. There were NO audible signals.
My grade has been reduced from 5 to 2, and I’m much less likely to run IF on the casual/training server.
- Has anyone else experienced this with the 77W airframe (materially worse than other airframes)
- Shouldn’t there be audible signals for the pilot to know that they are over speed below 10K feet (> 250 kts)