Aviation

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[…]

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[…]

My Journey

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The journey to becoming a pilot isn’t always the easiest one. It all started when I was 15, Looking up to the vast blue sky and knowing I had a place up there was an indescribable feeling. Unfortunately, when you talk aviation, you talk money and sadly I had to put away that dream for[...]

How planes work | the science of flight

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For thousands of years, people have wanted to fly. Our legends and fairy tales are full of humans and animals that can fly – effortlessly gliding through the air. In real life, of course, no one can just fly into the air. We don’t have wings and a power source strong enough to keep the[...]

Pilots Who Should Not Be Pilots

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Aviation is one of those disciplines where a few weeks is a long time and a lot has been said and speculated around the recent tragedy where a German Wings Co-Pilot allegedly intentionally killed all his passengers. I would like to share an article which I thought might be a good one to demonstrate how complex[...]