- Feb 6, 2005
I was asked last week by one of our F/O's how to use our radar in the manual mode. I could tell that what I was saying to him was too detailed and involved for his experience level and there is sooooooo much to a radar, I just confused him. That gave me the idea to put together a muanual for radar use (nothing aircraft specific, just a radar's use in general), so I thought I would get on here and ask you guys how you operate yours and what, if any, special techniques you use to get the picture you want. Just plain english I could put in a manual and pass along when asked to give a basic knowledge and understand of how the radar should be operated. Rules of thumbs, ground use before departures, climbs settings, decent settings, ect. That sort of thing. I have Archie Trammells little book, but some of those things he says can get you into lots of trouble about FL310. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance......