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Incidents where airline pilots recovered effectively from errors

I am training airline instructors in competency-based assessment and grading skills, and could use examples of pilot resilience where there are both good and not-so-good competencies in play. To this ...
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Radiotelephony Practices of American Pilots in Comparison to ICAO Standards

As a commercial pilot with experience in various airspaces, including frequent interactions with American pilots, I've noticed a distinct difference in their radiotelephony etiquette compared to the ...
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Can I get a UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued Class 1 medical with monocular vision?

I was born with no central vision in my right eye, and I would like to know if this would hinder my ability to become a commercial pilot.
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What department does an airline pilot fall under?

On LinkedIn, I saw on the Page for the Harry Reid International Airport there were charts for 346 members, 157 of them working in Operations, 43 for Administrative, 37 for Business Development, 25 for ...
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How should you handle a Hazardous Attitude?

As a First Officer, when you sit inside the cockpit to meet the crew but having a talk with the PIC, Do you have a talk explaining that if he makes a wrong decision, you as FO will take controls if it ...
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I built my 1500 hours outside US. Will airlines in US still consider them as valid hours?

All of my flying licenses are FAA-based, ranging from PPL to IFR, CPL, and even a frozen ATPL. I acquired these licenses in Nepal, where I accumulated my 1500 flight hours as a first officer. In Nepal,...
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on the airbus A320 does applying rudder and tiller sum up?

on the airbus A320 while taxing, does applying rudder and tiller sum up the turn? if so where is it mentioned
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What are the chances of a fresh pilot school graduate to get a 'trainee' position at an airline in Europe?

My daughter (19) is about to start a career as a pilot. She completed the entry test to a pilot school in Norway (we live there) and got her Class 1 medical license. She's going to enroll for a 2-year ...
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Would a Cessna 172 be as safe as an airliner if flown by an airline pilot?

I know that general-aviation flight is much more dangerous than airline flight. Is this because of the planes or the pilots? If an airline pilot is flying a Cessna 172, is that Cessna as safe as an ...
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How many commercial or ATP pilots have lost their medical yearly from 2015 to 2022?

I wold like to know how many pilots have lost their medical that prohibits flying on a commercial or ATP, year to year from 2015 to 2022.
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What does "Except" mean in this ATC request?

I guess ATC wants the pilot to leave FL 280 for heavy traffic approaching from behind. But since I'm not sure, I wanted to ask. Also in the second quote from pilot, except should be expect, right?
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Can TCAS and GPWS work at the same time?

A manoeuvre to avoid a collision with terrain, might put you onto a collision course with traffic above you. Can TCAS and (E)GPWS work at the same time? Are they coordinating?
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Exceeded myopia limit on UK CAA Class 1 Medical, am I still eligible?

I am 17 and this may sound stupid but my vision in my left eye is -4.50, and my right eye is -7. My right eye exceeds the limit of -6 by just 1, I am following off the UK CAA guidelines as I hope to ...
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What button did a pilot press that led to them being caught for falsifying experience?

I just saw this Newsweek article, Man Pilots Planes for 2 Years After Lying to Airlines About Experience: A man has been sentenced to one year in prison for lying about his job experience before ...
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Do rotorcraft flight hours count for airlines requirements?

I have a question about flight hours. Many civil airlines require first-officers to have over 1500 hours. I have 300 hours for fixed-wing, and also have 2000 hours for rotorcraft(helicopter). In this ...
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Do airline pilots really put on an oxygen mask when alone in the cockpit above 25,000 ft?

The FAA requires a pilot to put on the oxygen mask if the other pilot leaves cockpit when cruising above FL250. It also requires that one pilot always wears an oxygen mask when flying above FL410. Do ...
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How Do Airline Pilots Park Right on the Line? [duplicate]

I’m sitting here at the airport waiting on my flight and I’ve always wondered: how do airline pilots park those big birds (737s and above in size. I can understand smaller regional jets where you’re ...
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What should be approx altitude of jet aircraft 10 nautical miles to landing [duplicate]

Please assume the elevation of airport to 2000ft ASL. Under what conditions ATC might mandate aircrafts to fly at lower altitudes? What might be approximate speed at this distance?
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Is it possible to graduate from ADFA and then apply for an airline job? [closed]

I am a current year 10 student wanting to become a pilot. I am choosing between going to ADFA (Australian Defence Force Academy) to take a course in aviation and the airforce fast jet pilot and going ...
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How is flight planning performed with short turnaround times?

For low cost carrier short-haul flight such as Dortmund-London I have experienced multiple times that turnaround times are around 20-25 minutes. In such a short time what is included in the flight ...
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What exactly does "Commander" mean? Synonym of First Officer?

I know that in the navies of the Commonwealth and US, three full stripes (like those worn by FOs) denote Commander, 4 Captain. "Because Pan Am operated flying boats, the company decided to step ...
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How does an airline pilot log P1U/S time under EASA regulations?

I am looking for the exact way to log P1 Under Supervision (P1U/S) time for Commercial Airline Pilots (FOs). I know as a fact that, as a Pilot Flying first officer, you can log up to 500 hours in ...
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What's the record for total commercial flight-hours?

Which airline pilot has the record for the highest number of total airline flight hours globally? I found an article on Ed Long who had over 65,000 hours, but I'm only interested in airline pilots (...
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Can a non-citizen get a pilot job in Canada if they have an FAA CPL? [closed]

I am an Indian national and considering taking CPL classes in the US. Upon graduation I should have around 250 hours under my belt and FAA licenses. Based on my citizenship status and FAA licenses, ...
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Is there a minimum amount of time an airline has to leave between using two identical callsigns?

Does anyone know if there is a minimum time that an airline has to leave before reusing the same callsign? I have noticed that airlines reuse callsigns, they usually leave a day or two between ...
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How many stripes does a student pilot have?

When a student is finishing a Bachelor in Sc. Aviation, how many stripes does a student have? Can a student have stripes during his bachelor graduation or do they have to go through other PPL courses?
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Is it possible to be a pilot for both the RAF and a Commercial company?

I have always wanted to be a pilot for both the RAF and Commercial airlines. Would it be possible for me to serve, for say 6 months in the RAF, and then when not deployed work as a commercial pilot. ...
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Is having a history of seeing a therapist not allowed for pilots?

In a recent question someone said: I thought about seeing a therapist, but as I want to work at a major company, I don't know if you're allowed to have a history of seeing one. Is it true that ...
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Do pilot uniforms always include a shirt with stripes?

On airliners, pilot's uniform usually include a shirt with stripes on shoulder. I cannot find examples of pilot without this kind of uniform while in service (either in the airport before departure/...
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Can I get a restricted ATP based on part 61 training?

I graduated from a college with 60 credits that are related to aviation but I got my IR and CPL from out of school which is part 61. Am I still qualified as a candidate who can apply for a 1000hr R-...
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Are there any legal requirements concerning airline pilots and their watches?

Are there any legal requirements concerning airline pilots and their watches? Do they have to be of any particular kind and are pilots required to wear one at all?
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Is there anything a copilot can do to stop a pilot from doing anything while flying? [duplicate]

Is there anything a copilot in a commercial aircraft can do to stop a pilot from doing anything while flying? As I see it, there are two scenarios: The pilot is going to do something malicious, in ...
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What are the consequences of an airline pilot deviating from a flight plan to perform a random maneuver?

What are the consequences of a pilot flying a scheduled airline flight with passengers deviating from a flight plan to perform a random maneuver? Say during a normal landing procedure, he spots ...
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Why does the US not have AIREPs?

After looking into aircraft report data at Aviation Weather Center, I realized that PIREP is usually reported inside of US; on the other hand, AIREP is typically reported outside of US. I was ...
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What currency requirements exist specifically for Commercial and ATP pilots that a Private pilot wouldn't know about?

Besides a different medical certificate, what other currency requirements do commercial and ATP pilots have to contend with that a private/instrument pilot would not?
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Are there generic routes all pilots can fly?

The recent question Is the destination of a commercial flight important for the pilot? stoked my curiosity but the answers were rather explaining that a pilot does not necessarily need to know where ...
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Are there any known instances of airline pilots passing off aerobatics as “turbulence”?

Inspired by this Far Side cartoon, which shows the pilots of (presumably) a passenger airliner rolling the plane steeply from side to side, and claiming (to the passengers) that they’re just passing ...
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Airplane generations - how does it work?

I was reading about Atlas B763 that was involved in an accident on Feb 23rd, 2019. Based on what I read plane was 25 years or so old. As a person who has no relationship about aviation industry ...
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When cruising, is any moment that a pilot will reduce his/her airplane speed?

Say, a pilot is piloting his/her jet commercial airplane and suddenly see cumolonimbus or a dark cloud. Then, should the pilot reduce his/her airplane's speed to avoid turbulence?
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I want to be an airline pilot. Would becoming a NON-COMBAT Air Force pilot be a good way to become one? [duplicate]

I know that becoming a fighter pilot is highly competitive, making it a difficult route, but would becoming a pilot for an Air Force cargo aircraft or something of the like be a good way to reach my ...
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Are commercial pilots ranked or graded differently based on the size of the aircraft they fly?

I am not sure whether "rank" or "grade" are the most suitable words for this question. If someone know which the most suitable, please edit this question. I mean, is the rank of a pilot of, say a ...
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What exactly do "captain", "pilot", "co-pilot" and "first officer" mean?

I know the co-pilot sits beside the pilot. But it's not clear for me, who is the captain and who is the first officer? And where they are sitting during the flight? Who is in right seat and who is in ...
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Why can't airline pilots listen to music while flying? [duplicate]

In an interview I read, a 747 captain (Mark Vanhoenacker, an American British Airways pilot) says he doesn't understand why he cannot listen to music inflight, when for example surgeons – who ...
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How airlines select new Captains...? [closed]

How does an airline select Captains for a new but different airplanes (ie, Boeing vs Airbus) that they just added to their fleet? As an example, Delta has purchased many new Airbus A220. Since it is ...
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How many pilots does an airline hire for each new plane they purchase?

I guess this would depend if the airplane is narrow body or wide body because wide body airplanes make longer trips. Another way to ask this question is what is the ratio of airplanes and pilots in an ...
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Can a pilot choose his co-pilot?

How are pilots paired in the duty roster? Pilots choose their co-pilots from a pool (whitelist)? (Pilot has the final say) Randomly, but taking pilot wishes into consideration? (Airline has the final ...
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How can pilot remember when or where to do tasks such as changing radio frequency and change fuel tank? [duplicate]

As a student pilot, I sometime forget tasks such as changing radio frequency after reaching a location or switching fuel tank in long navigation. These tasks happen in specific time or location ...
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What are the differences between EASA (UK) and CASA flight training?

I'm a British citizen living in Australia who is tossing up on whether to train back home or in Australia. Given the sheer amount of complex information out there, I was wondering what the differences ...
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Can pilots smoke in the cockpit of an airliner?

An answer on travel.se suggests that some pilots are smoking on long-distance passenger flights. Can passenger airliner pilots smoke if both the captain and first officer agree it’s ok? If I recall, ...
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Which of the pilots flies when it gets dangerous?

Who flies when it gets dangerous ? In other words: Which pilot takes control of a passenger aircraft as Pilot Flying (PF) in an emergency (aircraft upset, loss of control, mechanical failure, etc.) ...
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