Before you can ever take the controls of this magnificent 777, you are required to get very familiar with the systems onboard. It makes sense. A pilot must know everything about this multi-million dollar aircraft before being trusted.
Systems training is notorious for being boring, mundane, and hard to grasp. Generally speaking, you’ll be given thousands of pages of manuals to study, in addition to some mediocre material to interact with.
That is not a fun or effective way to learn.
At Angle of Attack, we decided it doesn’t have to be this way.
777 GroundWork was born.
Our videos combine energetic voice overs, powerful visuals, easy to understand diagrams, and easy to follow lessons. You’ll walk away having learned many significant things about the aircraft, in addition to enjoying the learning process.
We believe that learning is easiest and most effective when the material is entertaining AND packed full of great information.
This is a breath of fresh air for those wanting more than boring text documents and terrible CBTs.
In the 777 Training we take what are generally lifeless topics and teach them in a way that is simple to understand. Not only is it easy to listen and watch, but the graphics support the narrative in a way that helps the information melt into your mind.
You’ll come away having absorbed the lessons faster, learned the systems in greater depth, and actually enjoyed the journey. Compare that with the status quo of difficult-to-grasp systems courses, and suddenly the use of awesome video presentations starts to make complete sense.
There are 17 Sections in the 777 GroundWork. If you were to crack open a manual on the 777, you would find the systems in alphabetical order. We don’t think that makes much sense so we organized them in subject areas; controls, air, engines & APU, electrical, fuel, safety and autoflight.
Before sharing the details of each of these sections, here are some cool stats to show you just how HUGE this training is.
Total Duration: 8 Hours 43 Minutes 4 Seconds
Total Minutes: 523
Total Seconds: 31384
Each and every second of this training is packed with useful and entertaining information. Not only will you learn, but you’ll enjoy learning.
Here is summary of each video lesson:
Surprisingly, hydraulics do nothing more than operate the controls of the aircraft. They serve no other function than to supply the following lessons with hydraulic power. This is done with a complex, redundant and automated hydraulic system which you will learn all about.
In this lesson you will be particularly surprised that you can learn the complex hydraulic system diagrams with our beautiful animations.
Duration: 35 mins 40 Seconds
Landing Gear & Brakes
The 777 is a large bird, and it takes a serious landing gear, brakes and ground handling system to assist it on the ground.
In this lesson you will be pleasantly surprised with how much more the Landing Gear & Brakes does than you expected.
Duration: 25 Minutes 19 Seconds
Primary Flight Controls
Eventually you want to get in the air, right? Well once you get in the air, you won’t go anywhere without the use of primary flight controls to steer you on course.
In this lesson you will learn just how modern the 777 is with it’s fly-by-wire controls system, and why that means pleasant hand-flying for you as a pilot.
Duration: 37 Minutes 19 Seconds
Usually called Secondary Flight Controls, the 777 uses High-Lift Controls. These are things like flaps, flaperons, and more.
In this lesson you will not only learn about the normal secondary flight controls, but also the unique flaperons on the 777 and the function they provide.
Duration: 29 Minutes 38 Seconds
Bleed Air System
Engines produce a lot more than just thrust. Pressurized air that can be used for many purposes is just one of those extra things it provides.
In this lesson you will learn how the bleed air system helps passenger comfort and anti-ice of the aircraft, in addition to other features.
Duration: 25 Minutes 53 Seconds
Air Conditioning & Pressurization
The flight wouldn’t be that pleasant without a warm cabin and enough oxygen to breathe, now would it? Air conditioning and pressurization does just that.
In this lesson you will learn how even on such a large wide body aircraft hundreds of people can be kept in comfort through a complex and automated system.
Duration: 30 Minutes 24 Seconds
Engines & APU
What good does an airplane do if there aren’t massive engines attached to it? Otherwise, you couldn’t go anywhere. The 777 has particularly impressive engines, packing the most power of any on the market, and also with the greatest reliability.
In this lesson you will learn how a jet engine works along with the specifics of this particular turbofan engine.
Duration: 38 Minutes 34 Seconds
Did you know the 777 has a third engine? No, that isn’t a typo. There is a small (compared to the larger engines) turbine engine in the tail that can provide electrical and pneumatic power.
In this lesson you will learn all about the APU, it’s operations, and it’s connection to the important systems on the airplane.
Duration: 35 Minutes 25 Seconds
Electrical & Fuel
If needing to power the flight deck instruments wasn’t enough, the 777 also carries many power hungry passengers that have demands for warm meals, hot coffee, reading lights, and power to their in-flight entertainment.
In this lesson you’ll learn just how complex the electrical system is, and get a grasp on what is powered.
Duration: 42 Minutes 10 Seconds
With an endurance of between 15 and 17 hours, fully loaded, the 777 can go a long distance. It would never get there without the proper amount of fuel. And, this aircraft carries a LOT of fuel.
In this lesson you’ll learn about the fuel system and how it feeds the massive engines. It’s a fairly simple system, but also has great automation and redundancy.
Duration: 23 Minutes 31 Seconds
If you want to see where you’re going on the ground, and be seen by others in the air, you better have adequate lighting, especially if it is dark. The 777 can be lit up like a Christmas Tree.
In this lesson you will learn the lighting system, the proper usage of those lights, and the amazing flight deck lighting system as well.
Duration: 14 Minutes 47 Seconds
Caution and Warning
When something is going wrong, the pilots need to know right away. Alerts, bells, and various indications are just a few of the things that are used to get the pilots attention.
In this lesson you will learn the different alerts and the severity of each. Know how to read these alerts so you can get to fixing the problem right away.
Duration: 19 Minutes 30 Seconds
Terrain & Traffic
You’ve heard of defensive driving, and these systems help you in defensive flying. Not only is terrain awareness so important for a flight crew, but the position of other aircraft is important as well. There are plenty of hazards out there, and you need to know where they are.
In this lesson you will learn not only where the hazards are, but also how to react to them and interpret the information.
Duration: 17 Minutes 34 Seconds
Although extremely rare, fires do occur. Just in case one does occur, there are various levels of detection and extinguishing that are available through the engine and cargo areas.
In this lesson you will learn about those detection systems and the extinguishing systems that will put the fires out.
Duration: 40 Minutes 48 Seconds
Ice and Rain Protection
We talked about fire, now let’s talk about ice. Rain and ice to be exact. These conditions are hazardous to an aircraft as well, and need special attention while the 777 is navigating through all different kinds of weather around the world.
In this lesson you will learn about the systems that prevent the buildup of ice and the heavy rain that can become an issue as well.
Duration: 30 Minutes 5 Seconds
Autoflight and FMS
Perhaps one of the most unique things about the 777 is it’s automated flight system. This system, composing of many flight computers, servos, wires and actuators, just to name a few, guides the 777 through the air with precision and fluidity only imagined in past decades.
In this lesson you will learn just how smart the 777 is. Onboard are many computers and systems working to make the flight as smooth and successful as possible.
Duration: 47 Minutes 45 Seconds
In a transitionary lesson you will learn more about the cockpit instruments. Soon you will be flying the aircraft, so it’ll help to know a thing or two about the information that is displayed.
In this lesson you will learn much about what is behind the scenes of the instrumentation system. Now as you enter FlightWork, you’ll have a full grasp on all the systems, even the displays that show all that relevant system information.
Duration: 27 Minutes 24 Seconds
If you are looking to gain a strong foundation of 777 knowledge, and the perfect start to your training in this aircraft, look no further than 777 GroundWork.
Learning the systems of the aircraft is so important before being able to adequately and professional handle it in flight, or even on the ground.
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