flight idle

flight idle

An engine RPM in flight at a given altitude with the throttle set to the minimum, or idle, position. The flight idling RPM typically increase with an increase in altitude.
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Wherever I moved the throttle, the engine maintained a flight idle state with no response.
Have the ability to perform a Run Up / flight idle test.
SOCATA also encourages pilots to take advantage of one of theTBM850's other tricks: It will descend like a box of hammers if the power is pulled to flight idle and the nose is pushed over to VMO, which is 266 knots indicated.
Once begun, it's a continuous descent at around 200 knots and flight idle power to the FAF, with a standard descent gradient of 250 feet/nm, slowing to approach speed and [less than or equal to] 150 feet/nm before reaching the FAF without a level-off.
About six seconds before the end of the data stream, the power levers were commanded back from an approach power setting to flight idle.
The pilot cycled the bleed-air knob, clearing the caution, but it returned every time he increased power from flight idle to military.
In a lot less time than it's taken you to read the last paragraph, the A/C abruptly pulled both throttles to flight idle, extended the speedbrake, turned our squawk to "emergency," and commenced a rather aggressive descent.
The previous proposal would have superseded an existing AD that currently requires repetitive visual inspections or checks to verify that the flight idle stop system circuit breakers are closed, as well as repetitive functional tests to determine if the backup flight idle stop system is operative.
Fearing an unresponsive engine at this point, I immediately brought the collective full-down, took the twist grip back to flight idle and then back to full-open in the hope that something would reset and the engine would spool up.
With power reduced to flight idle for approach, it got low and slow and then wouldn't spool back up, winding up as an very expensive lawn dart 100 feet short.
The pilot reported then setting the parking brake and positioning the throttles back to flight idle before placing the propeller levers in the feather position.
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