You ask if the license is right for you, but you don't specify what you want to use it for?
If you want to become a professional pilot, then go do it.
If you purely want to fly for the love of it, consider another type of flying: recreational (sports), glider, paragliding etc.
I can't speak for this video, but in my country the training for flight attendants is absolutely based on the lowest common denominator, i.e. IQ of 30. You have to recite the stuff word for word, with no thinking allowed. When we do the fire drill, you have to actually make a 'pssst' noise when you ...Jump to post
There's no new way to define FBW. You may define it as you may want to, but regardless as to how you want it to be, FBW will always be defined as the driving of flight control surfaces without a direct link to the control inputs. Whether it is by fibre optics, copper cables etc, if your input goes i...Jump to post
Thanks, realized the D cell piece was a joke, I was mainly wondering how noisy the hole would be when open. The galley drains are loud enough, a hole an inch in diameter would be much louder, I'd think. Our C-130's still had the port, and we carried the sextants still. Not for celestial navigation,...Jump to post
This flight was specially planned in coordination with ATC and regulators to ensure nothing weird happens Wow what a great idea! Instead of studying emergency procedures, single-engine flight and forced landing, next time I'll just phone my local ATC and tell him I plan no emergencies for this flig...Jump to post
Nope. Sorry. Wasn't fully aware this was an A.net myth. Never knew about the sextant mount. Pretty neat stuff. Yea a hand held bubble sextant in 600 mph jet would be a challenge:) Not to mention, the diffraction from the window would make any measurement of celestial bodies pretty much useless, as ...Jump to post
Are we sure that both aircraft are equipped? One was an ATR-72 I believe - entirely possible it didn't have TCAS. Could also be inop. Interesting document about different regulator's requirement for TCAS: https://nbaa.org/aircraft-operations/communications-navigation-surveillance-cns/tcas/ Very sma...Jump to post
Once again why is ATC in the native language of the country. The language of aviation is English and should be practiced as such. Please tell that to ICAO, who also deem French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese as official aviation languages. They only say everyone not able to speak one of the other mu...Jump to post
United has had a fleet of domestic 777s since the 90s which never had seat back IFE it’s not really some new age FU where they are doing away with seat back IFE the domestic 777s were never meant to have it but it certainly would be nice if they did especially since every other plane on the route d...Jump to post
FatCat wrote:Has anyone had experience with this airline?
A significant difference is that, however, Soviet production plants had to deal with multiple design bureaus, and oh boy, there are legends regarding the completely different design philosophies of each major house. Adjusting to production of a new type could be very disruptive, but doubly so if it...Jump to post
That's not the topic, actually. What about it? If you were to sit in on any initial or recurrent ground school, you'd find it'a a frequent part of the conversation and the lesson plan. You vehemently deny attempts to bring that into discussion in the other thread. Lets try again. Summary of this th...Jump to post
(I'm assuming we're talking large airliners here. Part 91 Piper Cubs have different rules, including a maximum stall speed, to handle engine out.) You keep on confusing Part 91/121/135 (Operating Rules) with Part 23 (Normal Category Airplanes) and Part 25 (Transport Category Airplanes) certificatio...Jump to post
Thanks for the info...it somehow stuck in my mind. Well, then the plane I fly does disconnect automatically ;) why did my reply get removed? does this site prefer mindless uneducated opinion over fact? fake news... Quite possibly because you have a history of posting useless incorrect opinions as p...Jump to post
I'm just a private but I also prefer to have another pilot along with me for a trip. It considerably reduces the workload and at least there is someone else who can operate the aircraft if something happens to me. A passenger jet is much more advanced than a single engine piston and can cause a lot...Jump to post
It seems that everyone knows this but you. Your questions have become circular and it's clear you don't know what you're talking about, between drilling holes in airplanes and hair dryers by static ports. Hopefully you don't work on or around aircraft. As you know there is lots off small plane wich...Jump to post
Yes, I have been to both JNB and CPT and no, I'm also "...not talking cushy 5* hotel visits..." either. Oh and robberies at red lights? Take a look at the local news from Chicago, Illinois, USA and run a search on car-hires/ride-sharing services (Uber, Lyft, etc) being held up at gunpoint...Jump to post
I'll add to the above: You say you want to predict the fuel load for a specific flight. So suppose we give you all the variables etc and you make a prediction. How will you validate you prediction? If you don't have access to these numbers in the first place, chances are you won't have access to th...Jump to post
Since their minibus was blocked by a car, maybe they were targeted on purpose? As a South African, I can tell you that, while it is possible that they were targeted, it is also very likely and standard procedure to rob vehicles in that way. Nothing like a SUV blocking your way and 4 dudes with AK's...Jump to post
I'll add to the above: You say you want to predict the fuel load for a specific flight. So suppose we give you all the variables etc and you make a prediction. How will you validate you prediction? If you don't have access to these numbers in the first place, chances are you won't have access to the...Jump to post
I’m confused. I said nothing about NTSB investigation. A hull loss is definitionally an accident regardless of who investigates. No, it’s not an accident, by definition in Annex 13, see quote below. Accident. An occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the t...Jump to post
Has anyone heard of something like this before? I'm guessing most people has heard of broken lights before. :grin One of our planes had a bit of a problem in Kinshasa a few years ago: big thunderstorm that tripped the power for the runway lights. They kept being told that it will take just a few mi...Jump to post
rbavfan wrote:Does South Africa still use FAA for certification. If so that's why they do 1/50 ratio.
[quote=]Is that a verifiable fact? Because in South Africa we also have the 50 pax rule. Sorry, I didn’t realized SACAA follow the same guideline. I only know of the U.S.[/quote] Haha I can't blame you. SACAA follows just who they want to based on the phase of the moon and the mood of the decider. ...Jump to post
azncsa4qf744er wrote:Every country regulation is different for cabin crew. Only U.S.A. opted for for 50 passengers for one flight attendant. Everywhere else in the world it’s one cabin crew per operating door.
I see. I'm not sure that a preflight of a cargo compartment falls under the purview of in-flight duties, though it's a given that the loadmaster should be closely inspecting the cargo area. The remainder of your description sounds more like a military loadmaster assignment. I'm not sure what you me...Jump to post
Thanks, it seems like our operation is unique in the sense that loadmasters are part of the normal crew, and has inflight duties. I wanted to benchmark working conditions and flight status with someone who does more or less the same, but seems like the only people close to our operations are Lynden...Jump to post
Thanks, it seems like our operation is unique in the sense that loadmasters are part of the normal crew, and has inflight duties. I wanted to benchmark working conditions and flight status with someone who does more or less the same, but seems like the only people close to our operations are Lynden....Jump to post
Runway was definitely contaminated due to heavy rain and wind. I’m sorry for being picky. Rain and wind do not contaminate a runway. Snow, slush, sleet, ice contaminate a runway. To nitpick your nitpick: ICAO defines a runway as contaminated when more than 25 per cent of the runway surface area (wh...Jump to post
e38 wrote:SAAFNAV, this is just my opinion, but I think your question may receive more responses if you move it to the "Military Aviation & Space" forum.
Hey! Thank you for the advice shared so far - but I think I may have misrepresented what I want to achieve. FR24 is perfect for what it is, but what I am interested in is the flight plan information. Once I know that there is a plan to fly, for instance SFO -> MSP, I'm trying to find that informati...Jump to post
A lot of assumptions not based in fact. How exactly is a delayed engine start higher risk than an engine start at push back? It isn't. The fire suppression system does absolutely nothing for core fires while a fire in the fire suppression zones could happen even in flight. So should we have a firet...Jump to post
You can do all this on FlightRadar24... I can, but FR24 is an application offering by someone else. I don't know if they provide their data or want it used with anything other than their app. What I'm hoping to find, which very well may just not exist, is something listing this data pretty much as ...Jump to post
Aircraft reliability is abysmal. Every company always has something on an MEL, CDL, or NEF. Imagine if cars had something wrong with them on every trip! Our expectations for aircraft are very low. Industry needs to be forced to progress into using state of the art technologies. For example, rather ...Jump to post
Maybe not from the bathroom, but Lufthansa pilots have exited the aircraft before. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fs9HcdhUFI I almost started a thread on this once... How on EARTH did the A340 pilot "exit" an aircraft on a taxiway with a full load of passengers (and at JFK, no less)?? I...Jump to post
Sorry to high jack this tread a bit, but I recently read the accident report about AA 1572 and found out that AA flies (or used to fly) with QFE settings. I don't know if this had an influence on AA 965, but I am still wondering: Why did they decide to base their approaches on QFE? There must be som...Jump to post
Now, JNB, is a whole different animal. That flight is packed with wealthy retired baby boomers going on safari on their trip of a lifetime. Very smart, DL. Wow that's a wild stereotype! Maybe some per flight during high season (and you'll know about it because they will tell you), but there is more...Jump to post
@ CosmicCruiser so you wouldn't want to know the weight and how it is distributed along the sections? What Airline was that so I can strike them off m<y list There's a difference between knowing the pallet weights and the load distribution of the aircraft, vs knowing what exactly is on every pallet...Jump to post
Remember Ghanese or Nigerian authorities demanded DL once not to use inferior equipment on a certain route or the authorization would be pulled. That was actually S.Africa, and they demanded that DL not use aircraft beyond a certain age or flight hours (along with other restrictions) in their then ...Jump to post
In certain cases you only have to write a check and someone will hand you a piece of paper saying so. Haha.. Initially when the A320s rolled out they were having a MTOW of around 65T. Current 320 are around 77T. Your cheque writing might work for a few tons but in this case there must be something ...Jump to post
mikeinatlanta wrote:Keep your eye on the ball people. 230 people died and it wasn't a missile, it was us.
High wings certainly help this C-130 to stay afloat. As I've heard (but can't find sources for it now), they had to dispatch fighters to shoot/bomb it to sink.
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When the 737 was introduced, it was a short range airplane. The argument against main gear doors was that the fuel savings wqs negligible on short routes. Now, more than 50 years later, 3 major variants later, and with 3-4 hour legs routine, it still has no gear doors. It doesnt seem like such a gr...Jump to post
ECG? You mean the electrocardiogram? Under EASA it's mandatory for the initial, and then to be renewed every 5 years below the age of 30, 2 years between 30 and 39, 1 year between 40 and 59 and 6 months above the age of 60. As far as I'm aware, the EEG test was phased out by EASA ages ago. I certai...Jump to post