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Should't there be two flight instructors flying with a student for safety purposes at any moment? [closed]

A pilot may get incapacitated Probabilty is very low of such an accident but why have it or risk it... I would like to have two flight instructors with me while flight training
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Can I log dual received if I received training from a CFI and I sit in the back seat?

(h) Logging training time. A person may log training time when that person receives training from an authorized instructor in an aircraft, full flight simulator, flight training device, or aviation ...
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Zero experience to A320 in seven months?

Some flight schools advertise a "direct path to A320 or B737 f/o after 7 months." Is it a more difficult transition to go to a fly-by-wire aircraft straight out of initial training? Are ...
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How can I best use the ACS?

I'm a student pilot and I feel I'm well studied but there are some concepts that I seem to forget. I'm trying to get beyond the point of relying fully on memory and more so using common sense to ...
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Can a missed approach be used to satisfy the requirements for the long cross country as part of an instrument rating?

The long cross country requirements are as follows: §61.65(d)(2) (ii) Instrument flight training on cross country flight procedures, including one cross country flight in an airplane with an ...
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What happens if you change power setting with constant mixture setting?

For a given Cruise Setting: Manifold set / RPM set / Mixture set according to P.O.H. values: what happens to the Mixture if you were to reduce power or increase Power by varying throttle? Does a ...
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Is foreign based flight-time accepted in Canada?

I'm currently doing PPL course in Canada. Actually, I have flight times which was logged in my country. Can this flight time used when meeting the requirement for the PPL flight time?
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Is this exam question on traffic patterns wrong?

I just don't know the difference between Left-hand traffic and Right-hand traffic. I thought Left-hand traffic uses when land to the East and right-hand traffic for when land to the west. Is anyone ...
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Why is the listed sectional for KEIK Cheyenne instead of Denver?

I'm confused why a municipal airport (KEIK in Erie, CO) lists Cheyenne as its appropriate sectional, instead of Denver? It's just over 20nm WNW of KDEN under its outer class bravo shelf and is well ...
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How do the OSD-FCD regulations apply to STCs?

Today, I discover the regulation OSD-FCD. I read the regulation many time and unfortunately it is still very blurry for me... Is there someone who have experience in OSD-FCD applicable for STC (...
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How long does it take to train a commercial pilot to fly a fighter jet?

The question is motivated by the recent events in Ukraine and the Ukrainian parliament on Monday tweeted that Europe was sending 70 fighter planes to Ukraine. If this were to happen, how much time ...
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Lost Logbook, but have all flight information on ZuluLog

Good afternoon everyone. Back in 2013 / 2014 I did Part 61 training in WA State. I had to stop due to financial difficulties at that time. I moved to Phoenix 6 years ago, and now that I want to get ...
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Holding entry is counted as a one turn holding?

If I ask ATC 'request direct to ABCDE waypoint and one turn holding', do they expect me to do the teardrop entry or parallel entry if I need to and fly the whole holding pattern after that? Or ...
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Can a Student Pilot credit night takeoffs and landings towards meeting FAR 61.57 night passenger carrying requirements once becoming a PPL?

In the U.S., can a Student Pilot (Airplane-SEL) while training with an instructor and being the "sole manipulator of the flight controls," credit 3 takeoffs and landings to a full stop in ...
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Why might flight schools prohibit you from testing pitot heat during pre-flight?

Why might flight schools prohibit you from testing pitot heat during pre-flight? I know of a school in Texas that has this policy but don’t understand why. Here is a snippet of the C172 AFM which ...
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Is it unusual to train with multiple CFIs?

I've been struggling to schedule my flight lessons. My current instructor tends to be available later hours, and the planes I've been training in book up especially fast during that time of day. I ...
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Are ILS approaches taught as part of instrument rating?

Are ILS approaches taught as part of instrument rating? What categories specifically? CAT I? CAT II? CAT III A? CAT III B? CAT III C?
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Explaining a "Great Circle Route" to young Civil Air Patrol cadets

What would be an easily understood explanation of a "Great Circle Route" for young Civil Air Patrol cadets who are being introduced to aviation and navigation principles for the first time?
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Do you have to fly to an airport with an instructor before you can solo there?

I am currently doing my flight training and my CFI said that before I can fly solo to another airport he needs to fly with me there first. Is this true?
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Can instrument dual given by a non-CFII during PPL training be credited towards the 25 hours of SIM/Actual time required for an instrument rating?

A person applying for a U.S. airplane instrument rating must have at least 3 hours of flight training on the control and maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to instruments. This training ...
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What happens after a professional unintentionally crashes in a simulator? Can they be disciplined?

I was wondering about what happens if a professional pilot who's training to fly a major commercial airframe unintentionally crashes during flight time in a simulator? I'm not asking about some ...
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As a private, non-instrument rated pilot, can I log an instrument approach with a CFI (not a CFII) on board?

I’m a US based private pilot building time toward the instrument rating. A CFI flies with me as safety pilot for simulated instrument conditions. They are not a CFII yet. If I fly a XC under the hood ...
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Is there a standard button layout on a side-stick for software-based flight simulators that matches what would find in real life?

My son wants to become a pilot so we started him off with the FlightGear Simulator and a joystick with lots of buttons so he can get his feet wet. Is there a standard layout for buttons on a joystick ...
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Is company-sponsored training considered compensation?

I have a company looking to hire me to help setup their new flight department. During that process and while I am on salary they want to pay for me to get the rest of my ratings. I don't believe this ...
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For a PPL, do I pursue gliders or airplanes first? [closed]

I'm interested in pursuing a Private Pilot's License. I'm interested in both gliders and powered flight. Gliders look like fantastic fun and powered flight would be an amazing thing to have – I could ...
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Why do we still interpolate in performance tables?

I'm getting my Private Pilot License. In the coursework, we learn about flight planning, which requires looking at performance charts for your particular aircraft. These charts in my case are tables ...
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What were the typical military training aircraft of the mid- to late-1930s in USA?

I am writing a novel that includes 1939 to present. I am interested in what pilots in training first used when they were entering flight school during the mid-late 1930s in USA. Can you advise me?
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How to Start Flying? [closed]

I am a teenager(mid teen) who wants to learn how to fly and recently discovered this website. I currently want to learn to fly just for my own pleasure. I don't exactly know what I want to do as a ...
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How does a commercial helicopter pilot get a Light Sport Aircraft type rating?

I hold Commercial Pilot certification with over 4,000 helicopter pilot in command flight time. What would be my flight training requirements to obtain a type rating for Light Sport Aircraft?
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How do airliner pilots practice recovering from a bounced landing?

Other questions say bouncing an airliner is bad, why bounces happen, and how to recover from a bounce. How do pilots practice bounce recovery?
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Have there been accidents involving flight simulators?

Have there been any accidents which have happened to/in flight simulators? I understand that simulators are used to simulate general accidents for training purposes (engine failure, birdstrikes etc), ...
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Do Flight Simulation Instructors stop the simulator before a simulated crash?

There has been quite a lot of debate in healthcare simulation communities around whether or not to allow a simulated patient to die during training because it might negatively impact the intended ...
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What control inputs are required to perform a "turning-while-in-flight" maneuver in a helicopter?

My question is relatively simple and has to do with the required control inputs to perform a simple turning maneuver over a large area. Suppose a helicopter is traveling in forward flight, straight ...
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Is it worth it taking flying lessons even though I can't commit to regular lessons right now? [closed]

I can’t commit to flying on a regular basis right now. I’m close to a Class B airport with a flight school. There’s a C150 for 100/hr and a Zlin 242 for 160/hr. Instruction is 50/hr. There is, ...
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Should I do bachelor first or pilot training first?

I am a student now going to grade 12 residing in Nepal. I am perplexed about should i do my training first get a job and do bachelor alongside with my job or should I do bachelor first and then ...
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Where do flight sims get their data on aircraft flight characteristics?

Flight sims offer very realistic simulations of how a particular aircraft feels, claimed by pilot interviews on youtube. But how do sims get their data? First, does all this data even exist, i mean ...
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IFR training in the free route airspace

The free route airspace is spreading in Central Europe, consuming routes and decomissioning VORs. There are no routes left in the high airspace, and some of the FIRs keep a few low (up to FL95) RNAV ...
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Did C-124 loadmasters receive parachute and water survival training?

When the position of "loadmaster" was created for the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, did prospective USAF loadmasters attend the parachute training and water survival school at the 3904th ...
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My kid wants to be a pilot

My 7 yo is really keen on taking up aviation as a career. I have seen multiple times where kids at the age of 15-16 get licenses to fly. How does that happen? Looking for some advise on how to start ...
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Can Savannah be stalled with agressive yoke pull?

My friend fly ultra light Savannah, 2 seats plane,wings dont have slats ,it has vortex generators at leading edge. He says that he cant stall plane with agressive yoke pull (I talk about speeds above ...
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Where to start learning how to fly and build flight hours? [duplicate]

High school student here. I really want to be a commercial pilot since I was a kid. I really don’t know where to start learning, either cadet pilot school (funded and organized by the airline), a ...
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Why is training regarding the loss of RAIM given so much more emphasis than training regarding the loss of SBAS?

I've noticed a lack of subject matter on the loss of SBAS as compared to RAIM. In the ACS there is mention of RNP, SBAS (WAAS), and RAIM, which are all related, but the available content for RAIM and ...
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What are the pros and cons of PPL training at class C airport?

I'm looking to start PPL training soon, and the closest airfield is Austin-Bergstrom International, which is a class C. The only downside I see to doing training at KAUS is that the few PPL programs ...
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Can a CFI give training outside the US in a non-N registered aircraft?

My question is if a US CFI can give instruction in other countries with an airplane that's not registered in the US (N) (as long as he has certifications to fly those airplanes in other countries)? ...
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What instrument can be used to check that constant attitude is maintained?

In Sporty’s training, the following question came: One way to determine that you are maintaining a constant attitude is to occasionally check: A. The vertical speed indicator B. The tachometer C. The ...
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In USAF are people WSO by choice or is it because they didn’t make the cut to be a pilot?

Generally, is a US Air Force Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) someone who wanted to be an WSO or is specifically assigned and trained to be an WSO from the start, or someone who failed flight training ...
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Are any flight schools or clubs in Canada using Pipistrel's Alpha Electro or Velis Electro?

I'm interested in the business and environmental possibilities of using electric trainers for training. Are there flight clubs or flight schools training with electric aircraft? I thought I'd read ...
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First time passenger flight by two pilots?

In this video, the captain proclaims after take-off: We were nervous about this, but takeoff went smoothly It was his first passenger flight in the A350, but still... not exactly what I would want ...
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Is a CFII required in order for a flight Instructor to provide training for added class ratings?

Must a flight instructor have a CFII to provide multi-engine add-on training to a customer meeting the following criteria: Holds a commercial pilot certificate with a single engine land class rating. ...
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Why does aileron response diminish as speed becomes slower, from slow-flight up to the stall? (In a light trainer)

Can someone phrase the explanation to this in simple words as you would explain to a student?
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