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Les, I read your article about your sim check with another check airman. You mentioned on the first takeoff, 500RVR, you had a fire warning 10 kts before V1. The check airman flying did not react to the fire warning so you took over and aborted the takeoff.
Les, I also am a senior check airman and I believe you made a very bad call especially with a 500RVR. First, even with only one engine, tghe plane will continue to accelerate to Vr. Remember, unless you have a catasrtrophic failure, the burning engine is still putting out power.
With a 500RVR, were you able to determine how much runway you had remaining. If you had continued the takeoff, you would have the entire runway to land, not try and stop the plane in the remaining runway especially if you can't see how much is left.
Third, why would you jump on the brakes when the auto brakes in the takeoff mode will stop the plane faster then you can do manually?
Les, I wou;d suggest you yhink anout the consequences of your techniques before you instruct. I know the manual says to reject a takeoff if a failure occurs prior to V1, but it's a lot safer to continue the takeoff under most conditions.
Common sense should always come first.
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