Aviation English language vocabulary – FedEx, UPS, Airborne Express, Polar Air Cargo are airlines, cargo airlines (operating under FAR 121) – American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines are passenger airlines (operating under FAR 121) – FAR 121 in the United States is an airline AOC (Aviation Operating Certificate) – A pilot license qualifies that pilot […]
I was given business cards from Anderson Aermotive inc, claiming world’s largest stock of P&W , and Curtis-Wright parts. Also have one from Precision Engines LLC, with a note saying they had a full stock of R-1830 parts. I think they are both still in business. I’m not!!
Yes, that is the world famous “triangle aircraft with 3 lights and 2 flashing red lights”. It is a very common sighting, just alongside the famed car with 4 wheels with two headlights in the front, and flashing turn signals.
Considering the winds and alternates, can a A330-200 fly nonstop 12,000 km LAX-SYD with full cargo and pax?
No, the range is far too marginal, even at light loads. If we assumed nil adverse wind, (totally unlikely) and light load you would probably get there, but were you unable to land at Sydney for some reason, (perhaps the aircraft landing ahead of you has a mishap) you are now in a critical fuel […]
The Groom Lake airfield is very deep inside a highly restricted airspace. You would be intercepted well before you reach the field. A college classmate of mine who went on to become a Navy pilot and flew EA-6B ICAP and trained at the nearby NAS Fallon said that they were told right from the start […]
Cargo Pilots are actually very smart. They are quite capable of heating up their meal. Some are also rather good with Back yard BBQ at Staff Parties. Some Cargo Pilots are Ladies
Can airline pilots choose what company of aeronautics they want to fly for? (example choosing airbus over boeing)?
You could apply to an airline that flies your choice and hope you get accepted, but that does not guarantee you will finish up flying your choice of airplane. Airlines choose the aircraft which best suits their requirements, for instance, Air New Zealand was pretty much an all Boeing airline, now, other than their long […]
You can get wooden aircraft props on ebay from $100 to $1000. Genuine Zepp parts are thin on the ground having been out of production for 100 years, so expect to pay a lot even if you can find one.
I don’t remember having a day of just “bad landings” when I was learning to fly many moons ago. There were lessons and days where I wasn’t on the mark, and days where I exceeded my CFIs expectations. And that’s why you need to take your issue up with your CFI, like Skipper explained to […]
Thinking about buying a Cessna 150 airplane to learn how to fly with my kid and build hours. Any advice?
I strongly suggest that you go to a flying school first. There are good reasons for this; The aircraft will be insured for the job, it will be very expensive for you to insure an aircraft just to learn to fly in, if you can at all. The Flying School will have facilities for ground […]