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Is a reversal of heading allowed in the NYC Hudson VFR corridor?

The special rules chart indicates that northbound traffic should follow the eastern edge of the Hudson and southbound should follow the west one. Suppose a pilot wanted to only go mid-way through the ...
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How does Air Traffic Control know a flight's route and destination?

I am trying to find out in layman's terms how does ATC determine the direction a flight has to take after takeoff, or when should it start descending for the destination airport. I understand it has ...
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What does the message content in the ARINC 615A FIND protocol look like?

I know the FIND protocol is used to discover which LRUs are available if the data loader supports the FIND protocol. I also know the message is sent as a broadcast using UDP, but what is in the ...
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Definition of Rotation vs Lift-off

Is rotation speed and lift-off speed ever used interchangeably? I thought I clearly understood the difference between these two terms: Rotation is the point at which the longitudinal axis of the ...
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What are dimensions of the B-17 propellers?

I'm curious about the aerodynamics of the Boeing B-17 propeller, as the proportions looks perfect for a project I'm working up. Does anyone out there know where to find the specs/dimensions/models for ...
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649 views

What is an aileron bushing?

What is an aileron bushing,and what's its use?
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Gas Turbine Engine Starting Sequence

How to explain the figure above?
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Is aerodynamic flutter speed dependent?

Is it possible for control surface flutter to occur at low Reynolds and low speed? If yes,why don't Ultralights have counter weights or tail sting mass to immune the control surfaces against flutter ...
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How to calculate vertical speed given airspeed [on hold]

I was wondering if there was a formula to calculate vertical speed given the current airspeed in TAS or GS. What I'm really trying to do is predict what altitude an aircraft would be at a certain RTE ...
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How does Boeing Deliver single aisle jets to South east Asia? [duplicate]

I am not sure if they can fly on full tank gas to their destination (say India or Thailand), but how does Boeing deliver single aisle jets to these destinations. I read somewhere about the process of ...
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Does a vortex/wake turbulence reach ground level nearby?

Where I live not many houses are built under the immediate approach/takeoff line of airports. Instead, they use the area for, say, sports fields. Is it possible, in otherwise no-wind conditions, for ...
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In a situation where both pilots are unable to fly the airplane, will a experienced flight simmer be able to land the airplane? [duplicate]

So, I was flying in X Plane and suddenly thought of something. So, lets say you are an expert 737 pilot in XPlane or P3D (and you never been in a full motion sim ), and somehow got on a Ryanair flight ...
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Where can I find the German GAFOR online?

Where can I access the GAFOR for Germany for free online (or at least something close)?
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In the Philippines' Civil Aviation Regulation Part 7, what does this part mean?

In the Philippines' Civil Aviation Regulation Part 7 it says individual certificate of airworthiness of the first production aircraft under the type certificate I want to know what does "first ...
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How can I calculate the fuel required for a specific route and aircraft?

Okay, I'm writing a online game. I've got two airports and the equipment. For example: Heathrow - LAX on a 744. What I want to work out is the fuel required, as this will apply a cost to the airline. ...
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108 views

What is the “A/B AUTO EXT” button for in a Falcon 7X?

What is the "A/B AUTO EXT" button in the overhead panel of the Dassault Falcon 7X? I see it's in the Flight Control section but I don't know what is its purpose. (sorry for low quality image)
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Are there any aids (like a padded “belt”) that can ease hip discomfort during aerobatics?

When flying aerobatics, particularly maneuvers such as a slow roll, I frequently experience rather high discomfort on my jutting hip bones. I've googled "padded belts" but I have not found anything ...
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Why two passenger airplanes travel side by side?

Recently (2018-08-19 17:40 UTC) two planes flew above my city (Poznań, Poland). They were heading in the same direction, kept really close distance (side by side) - both flights to Riga: https://www....
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Does a pilot follow the PAPI lights in the same way in all categories of aircraft?

Since there are different dimensions of aircraft in various approach categories, I wonder what changes pilots in different aircraft have to make when following the PAPI lights. I know that 3° (for ...
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What is your responsibility when a distraught pilot is on frequency?

I found the recent SeaTac incident with a suicidal pilot frightening. I myself remember being in very bad places mentally, and it got me to wonder what I should do if someone is on frequency, making ...
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Why do the C-141 and C-5 have T-tails?

Both the C-141 Starlifter and C-5 Galaxy have T-tails, where the horizontal stabilizers and elevators are mounted on top of the vertical fin rather than on the sides of the aft fuselage. T-tails are ...
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Why was the cabin light turned off before landing? [duplicate]

I was just recently on board of a flight. Around 15 min before landing the pilot told us he'd now turn of the cabin lights and fly the rest of the way in darkness. He did not give a reason. I was ...
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What is the Specific Fuel Consumption of CFM56-7B24/26/27 engines?

I think the title completely says what I need. I use FSX (Flight Simulator X) to simulate flights and while flying the B738 I saw that it consumes much more fuel than the estimated amount, which is ...
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1answer
55 views

Is there a way to calculate the difference in pitch required to reach a certain vertical speed? [on hold]

I am programming an autopilot for a 787 flight sim software and I've been having a problem. I'm trying to simulate a PID that controls the pitch of the aircraft In relation to the vertical speed ...
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Which photo more accurately represents Flaps 1 in a 737-800?

or A recent update in a sim craft changed the visuals from what I'm used to, but from my research it looks to be more realistic. This post clearly reflects the more extended option being more ...
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When did the military/Air Force start measuring fuel in pounds instead of gallons?

Watching a training film for the B-47 from 1951, they mention (around 12:30) that the fuel is now measured in pounds instead of gallons on the instruments. Was that a new concept with jet aircraft? ...
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Vmc, flaps, and performance

A study guide I recently found indicates that Vmc and aircraft performance improve with takeoff flaps set. The Vmc improvement makes sense but the performance improvement does not. At a basic level ...
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101 views

What does the acronym PDA stand for in the aviation domain

While reading an article about Hang Gliding reserve parachutes, I came across the acronym "PDA". The article seemed to imply that this is a type of parachute and a further google search seems to ...
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What is the maximum rate of descent in an instrument approach?

What is the maximum rate of descent approved in an instrument approach procedure non-precision? Basically what is the maximum rate of descent (Fpm) that I use during the approach?
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Best glide speed vs. best glide angle? Maximum glide range?

I have some open questions regarding best glide in a descent: I understood, that there is a best glide speed. This best glide airspeed occurs at the highest lift-to-drag ratio (L/D). This best glide ...
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Denver International Airport pneumatic tube systems

Wikipedia says: Denver International Airport uses many pneumatic tube systems, including a 25 cm diameter system for moving aircraft parts to remote concourses, a 10 cm system for United Airlines ...
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I have bad eyesight, can I still be a commercial pilot in Malaysia?

So, I have really bad eyesight (short-sighted): without my glasses, I can't read text unless it's near. So can I be a commercial pilot?
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How can someone without a pilot's license arrange an initial test flight for a homebuilt aircraft?

I think this has more to do with culture and expectations than actual rules, so maybe this might attract opinionated answers, but I still want to know what people think: If a person were to construct ...
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Does the “Climbing right turn” instruction of this SID violate the “Climb to 400 feet above DER before turning” requirement?

I was examining the LaGuardia Five SID, and I noticed that for runway 13 (Coney Climb) it gives the instruction, immediately after takeoff, "Climbing right turn heading 180 degrees to intercept CRI R-...
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Could a civilian aircraft in distress land in Area 51? [duplicate]

Just curiosity, but in case of a real life-threatening emergency (where you can't fly to closest airport or strip), would they (Air Force, military or whoever) allow the plane to land on the Area 51 ...
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Is there (some form of) penetration testing in aviation?

I just listened to the first Miles to go podcast about a near miss at SFO where an Air Canada flight nearly landed on a taxiway where 4 aircrafts were waiting to take off. The incoming Air Canada ...
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Under what circumstances can a flight attendant unbuckle and get up during landing?

Lately I've been on several flights where the flight attendants had to talk sternly to passengers that were getting up either just before landing or just after (which is quite obvious to everyone ...
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How is the type of deicing fluid chosen and how much time is required for application?

From my understanding there are 4 different types of deicing fluids. How exactly is it determined what type of fluid needs to be used? How much delay does every type of fluid cause on average? What ...
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Is this test question correct about the causes of detonation?

So detonation is explained brilliantly in the answer of this question. In the accepted answer, NathanG goes on to say the following: the octane rating of a fuel is basically the amount of pressure ...
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Are same-era military aircraft cockpits designed to be familiar to transitioning pilots?

The wonderful SR-71 ha what looks to me an intimidating cockpit: However, lots of planes of that era have ostensibly-similar cockpits to the layman, take this F-5 for instance: I choose the F-5 as ...
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Categories of aircraft (A,B,C,D): Is it possible for an airplane to move into a different category?

Categories are defined for the Vat (Speed at threshold) which is Vso multiplied by 1.3, or Vsldg multiplied by 1.23 . Since these speeds are related to the weight of the aircraft is it possible for an ...
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Does a headwind/tailwind affect your rate of climb?

I am still confused whether a head wind or tailwind would affect the rate of climb. Since in a HW/TW condition our a/c is basically still climbing in the same parcel of air, it is just that parcel of ...
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What is a SFM fuel message?

Could anyone help me with a SFM fuel message? Its apparently a Type B message. Need to see a sample & its de-coding. Thanks
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If airliners profit by moving luggage from checked to carry-on, why do some LCC gate-check luggage?

According to this answer, the less luggage is transported as checked luggage, the more "room" (in terms of weight) there is to bring along cargo, and thus more profit. At the same time, some LCCs ...
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1answer
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Why are some ATP CTP providers not on the FAA's approved list?

The FAA has published a list of ATP CTP provider schools. But I can still find other schools not listed in this list, like "ATP flight school". I'm sure that only approved facilities can provide an ...
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Has this “straight through” airport design ever been contemplated?

Here's an airport, with some planes on the various runways/taxiways and some using the terminal .. (airliners in green) Airport/terminal design is really tricky. There are many spatial problems ...
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Why are fighter jets equipped with dorsal fin?

I don't really get whats the purpose of dorsal fins and what they do with the flow over the vertical stabilizer. I noticed on most single tail configured aircrafts are equipped with a dorsal fin like ...
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How much does basecoat/clearcoat paint cost for an airline?

Suppose an airline with 15-20 A320 wanted to change the paint for the entire fleet, how much would it cost approximately? I need this for my thesis, but unfortunately, paint manufacturers I contacted ...
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Can hours accumulated in a glider count towards the 1500 hours for an ATP certificate?

If you have ratings in Glider, ASEL, AMEL do all your PIC hours in all categories count towards an ATP certificate, or must the Glider hours be kept separate?

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