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What is needed to go from a student pilot license to a private pilot license?

I will be 16 in a few weeks and I really want to get flying so I am currently thinking that I should get a Student Pilots license and then get a Private Pilot License next summer when I am 17 but I ...
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Does FAA recommends specific maneuvers for complex endorsements? [closed]

I was pretty excited for a 5 hour flight in a piper arrow in a new school this coming weekend but my instructor that I have not flown with before texted me saying that he will not sign me off after ...
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How much simulator training for general-aviation?

How much training/refreshing is necessary/desirable for instructing general aviation pilots? All I see is commercial pilots been trained in simulators. A real general aviation airplane might be not ...
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Are 737 pilots required to train in manual-reversion flight?

All jetliners prior to about 1970 had flight controls that could, if need be, be manually operated without the use of any hydraulics: Some, such as the DC-9, had manual flight controls with hydraulic ...
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How to get the correct speed/power on downwind?

(Note: in this example I'm taking speeds from a Cessna 172) I was taught that on downwind, you fly at pattern altitude at a normal power setting until you beam the numbers, at which you reduce power (...
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How to calculate aerodrome elevation given QNH and QFE [closed]

Would someone be able to explain how to get the answer to the following question? 13) The QFE for the aerodrome is currently 985 hectopascals. The QNH you have been given is 1031 hectopascals. ...
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Was there any kind of preventative collision training for dogfights during WWI and WWII?

Watching some old films on YouTube about dogfighting has me curious about this. Definitely seems like most dogfights around this time were extremely close, involving tight formations and turns. Was ...
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Help clarify Pilot's difficulty balancing forces acting on aircraft during cruise stage?

How does the ideal disposition of the four forces in an aircraft relate to the nose-up or nose-down pitching moments? What are the difficulties that the pilot can face to maintain such an ideal ...
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Is there a maximal time to pass a type rating?

Let's say you begin a type rating for a long haul carrier (e.g. A350 or B787) at day 1. After few days, your training stops due to external causes (airline paying your training bankrupt, all aircraft ...
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Circle to land in VFR conditions

I'm currently studying for an IR (US). One of the exam practice questions concerns an IAP having only circling minimums, and references 5-4-20(c) of the AIM, which reads: Straight-in Minimums are ...
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Do gliders make a better pilot? [closed]

I've often heard that learning to fly gliders makes you a better airplane pilot, in person and in answers here and here. Is this true, and if so, what specifically is it about gliders—or at least ...
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Are there dual pilot planes to pilot myself? [duplicate]

I understand planes have 2 piloting systems often? Is there a plane I can demo fly first flight? I'm interested in saying I have flown and that's it.
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What to do as an international student without a driving license that is needed for PPL Training in Germany?

I am required by the Luftamt Südbayern to provide information from the driving suitability register from the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany but I do not have a German driving license as ...
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Buy an aircraft to train first or after? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about learning to fly. Is it worth buying an R22/S300 or C172/Cherokee to train in then fly afterwards?
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Am I required to be current in my aircraft type to start CFI training? [closed]

Do i have to be current on my type (Cessna 172) to start flying the flight instructor training course?
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Why can’t level D simulators produce a G-force effect?

From what I know so far, simulators can’t simulate this feeling, I’ve heard some say it will never be possible. Is that true? There’s really no way of producing this in a simulation?
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What are the unique shapes of the weapons control switches in a F-14?

In his answer to the question Muscle memory for weapons systems? Michael Hall mentioned "'blind fold cockpit checks'... (learning to) locate certain switches by feel, reinforcing muscle memory to both ...
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What questions should I expect during an EASA skill test?

I have my skill test in few days. I'm lost on what are the questions that will be asked during the oral part of the atpl skill test.
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Muscle memory for weapons systems?

How often do military pilots train to retain muscle memory for use of weapons systems?
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How do dummy bombs simulate real bombs in training when they're so much smaller?

This picture shows a couple of Mk-76 25lb (11kg) Inert Training Bombs on a McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II; it's clear that the physical characteristics of the dummy bomb are quite different to ...
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When approaching a stall, is the first priority to apply power or lower nose?

I’ve always wondered. And I’d assume it’s the same regardless of aircraft? But when approaching a stall would the main priority be adding more power? I ask because what if a crew was on final for ...
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Is it harder to get a first pilot certificate in a motorglider compared to a normal powered aircraft (near St. Paul, MN.)?

Is it harder to get a first pilot certificate in a motorglider (glider - self launch) vs. normal powered aircraft near St. Paul, MN. It seems like a self launch glider certificate would be a great ...
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How did the Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority have MCAS on paper from Jan 2018?

how could they know but nobody else did? Did they buy the extra sensor or something?
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How would a pilot stabilize the aircraft after a dual engine failure?

Since there would be no more thrust, they would have to exchange energy by losing altitude to keep forward speed. But what happens towards the end, when you have to reduce your V/S to something like -...
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What are the main obstacles to becoming IFR-rated in USA?

Compared to getting a PPL, is it hard to become IFR-rated in USA, and if yes, why? I recalled from the late 90s and early 2000s a statistic that said there are two GA accidents every three days. And ...
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When will robots take over pilots? [closed]

So, I am considering a career being a pilot. However, the course is real expensive, and I do not want to invest so much money if in a couple of years robots will replace pilots. So, anyone have any ...
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What is the most cost effective way of combining an instrument and multi engine check ride?

I have a single engine land commercial without an instrument rating. I am currently completing the instrument rating. Now if I need a single engine and multi engine commercial with instrument ratings, ...
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Is the point of “groundspeed” in aircraft just to have a second reference of speed but two totally different measurements of speed? [duplicate]

From not understanding groundspeed will always be significantly higher than airspeed, unless the plane is pitching up and down. Is the ground speed just there for pilots to look at and say “okay we ...
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Do any companies offer 'ejection' experiences?

Most airlines now offer fear of flying courses, most airports provide flying lessons and some specialist companies offer zero-gravity flight experiences. Are there any companies that provide '...
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What happens during a solo checkride and how do I put myself in the best position to be successful?

What happens during a solo checkride and how do I put myself in the best position to be successful? Also, why is it 2 hours? Is there a reason it would be longer than the flight you're used to if you ...
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How to not converge or diverge from the runway when there aren't checkpoints?

When flying circuits under VFR, if there is no clear distinct checkpoint available, what can you do/use as a checkpoint? I suspect the runway but please correct me if I'm wrong. How do you make sure ...
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Can I transfer TSA approval between flight schools?

I have finally been approved by the TSA for my current school and it has not been one month. If I decide to change the flight school, can my TSA can be transferred fast without any fee?
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Is a Mooney M20 a difficult plane to fly as a beginner? [closed]

I am considering purchasing a Mooney M20 for 60k to fly for my initial certification. I'm not sure if this seems like a logical choice on the surface but let me explain my reasoning. I travel quite a ...
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Is a 5 hour 3 session process normal for a plane checkout you're already trained in?

I've joined a flying club and am in the checkout process for their 152. I've trained in it, was endorsed by a 20,000+ hour instructor (who felt comfortable enough renting his personally owned 152 to ...
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How long does it take to get approved via AFSP as an alien green card holder with a dedicated CFI?

I'm an alien with green card and I own an Cessna 150. I want start my PPL training with a CFI I know. He just submitted his request to be training provider on http://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov. ...
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Is flight training on Russian planes performed in Russian? [closed]

When doing flight training in a Russian plane (e.g. Tupolev, Antonov, etc.), does the flight instructor speak Russian or English?
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How is training for an SIC type rating accomplished when an aircraft is two pilot certified only?

For an aircraft which is certified for two pilots and a simulator doesn’t exist, how does someone go about receiving the required training for an SIC type rating without having the type rating already,...
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Is it true that different variants of the same model aircraft don't require pilot retraining?

I'm referring to this Wendover Productions video - The Economics That Made Boeing Build The 737 Max. The creator asserts that designing a new long range narrow body plane would be more expensive than ...
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When should cross country flights occur in flight training [closed]

Question about 141 flight schools. I'm 52 hours into flight training and my 141 flight school wants me to do my cross country work prior to a maneuvering stage check, landing stage check and solo ...
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What are the effects of dihedral on net lift of a wing? [duplicate]

I read somewhere on the internet that dihedral decreases wing lift,so my question is will dihedral decrease the lift of an airplane wing since the wings are attached to the fuselage at an angle ? If ...
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Can an AFSP training request be renewed when the current one has not yet expired?

My Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) training request expires in about two months, so the aviation school I'm learning with asked me to just go ahead and create a new training request so there's no ...
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Is specifically indicating “uncontrolled airfield, student handling radios” by writing “uncontrolled” in a student's log book necessary?

I'm a student pilot with 52 flight hours. I've had multiple lessons at the same uncontrolled airfield handling the communications on each leg while doing touch and goes. The last lesson my ...
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Does taking a long time to solo mean that I'll take a long time for training in general?

I have a fairly high (in my research - 80hrs and counting) flight hours and still no solo, with landings having been a major reason. There is definitely progress - but I am not convinced I'll solo ...
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How much simulator time can I use towards a part 61 instrument rating?

I am doing Instrument Rating under part 61 with a CFII. To meet the 50 hours cross country requirement (d 1), can I log some of the PIC time in a simulator? There is a 20 hours limitation on the use ...
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Would the benign spiral maneuver be one alternative to dealing with being “stuck above” or inside a cloud?

Recently I provided an alternate answer to a question involving "hands off" recovery techniques. In this I briefly illustrated the benign spiral maneuver. For completeness I will reiterate what I ...
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What is this strange structure, of a type often seen by pilots in hilly regions? [closed]

I spotted a strange structure near a few paragliding spots in italian Alps. It's a screen about 10 meters wide, 6 meters tall, mounted on concrete base on ridge top. Someone said it's a training ...
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Can I log flight time while I am a student?

If I were to obtain a private pilot certificate, would I acquire flight hours during my training, or would I have to wait until I am certificated to obtain flight hours? If I can log hours during ...
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Advantages to doing an initial instrument rating training in a Cirrus over a conventional aircraft?

I live in Australia and I'm in the process of choosing a school for my instrument rating. I need feedback from the many of you out there with IFR experience willing to share their thoughts. I'm going ...
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Are there any IFR training plugins / addons for Microsoft Flight Simulator or X-Plane?

I am an IFR student, looking for software/plugins/add-ons/extensions to either Microsoft Flight Simulator or X-Plane to enhance the IFR training experience. Specifically, I was wondering if there was ...
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Do flight schools typically have dress codes or expectations?

I attend a local flight school for lessons once or twice a month. I normally wear a hoody and some tracksuit bottoms as they are comfortable for me and I like to be comfortable whilst doing something ...

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