Clear As Crystal

So last week was the following question:



Should conditions warrant exterior surface anti-icing protection, which specific windows in the Boeing 777 flight deck will activate with this protection?


Answer:


The two most important windows for both the commanding officer and the second:




THE FRONT TWO "MAIN" WINDOWS




And now on a more technical level..  (Time to throw a curveball)



Clear Air Turbulence (CAT, not to be confused with "Category") is down right difficult for the naked eye (of a pilot) to detect. To the 777 , special radar for this is in place by selecting two switches.






TRIPLE TRIVIA QUESTION
TUESDAY JANUARY 15th, 2013:




Which switches activate this radar and when will the CAT radar appear on the Navigation Display?






Stay tuned for our answer next week!

-J








Comments

  1. All I can say is I knew, I knew. But the Boeing is my passion, and it makes sense to only anti-ice the forward windows.

    So... the weather radar. I don't think it can see Clear Air Turbulence. The radar actually needs precipitation to be available to see turbulence at all. So is this a trick question?

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    1. Haha! I knew you knew! Boeing is a passion in itself. Also an obsession. When I typed the post I meant to word the question differently to make it appear not as tricky but I will say this we should fly the 777 sometime and I'll take shotgun. ;-)

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  2. It's already activated on the photo given. (Just a guess)

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    1. Alex, that is a great guess. I say we all fly the 777 and you and I take turns riding shotgun.

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