This Is Why You Don’t Want To Fly Into A Microburst

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Microbursts have the power to knock any aircraft out of the sky, even jets. And since we’re still in the middle of summer’s convective weather, there’s an increased risk everywhere in the US. Microbursts took down Eastern Airlines Flight 66 in 1975 (a 727), and Delta Airlines Flight 191 in 1985 (an L-1011). Since these two accidents, microburst detection has[…]

Witness relives #MidrandPlaneCrash

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Johannesburg  – Tragedy replaced the joy of the momentous occasion of an initial solo flight for a young female pilot amid raging questions of her flight centre’s culpability in the fatal Midrand crash. On Monday, Lanseria Flight Centre student pilot, who has been identified as Kutlwano by aviation sources, crashed into a suburban backyard in[…]

Single-Pilot passenger planes could soon take to the skies, says Boeing

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Aircraft manufacturer also working on hypersonic jet to fly passengers from New York to Tokyo ‘for lunch’ Plane maker Boeing is actively working on technology that would remove the need for two pilots in the cockpits of its passenger jets. Existing European aviation rules state that passenger planes with more than 19 seats must have a minimum of two pilots in the[…]

Formulas / ATPL theory summary by (Rob Groothuis)

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Here is a list of handy formulas and guidelines for the following subjects: General navigation Meteorology Instrumentation Communications VFR / IFR Mass and balance Flight planning Human performance & limitations Radio navigation Principles of flight Aviation law Operational procedures Performance Aircraft general knowledge Download Here

Know Your Limits

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We all have limits. But do we know where the line is before we cross it, or do we only have some vague recollection later of where the line probably should have been? The first question is probably the most obvious: Is it legal for me to do it? The second is, “Is it within[…]