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Questions tagged [flight-training]

Flight training includes all aspects of training and testing pilots and other crew members

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Does aeronautical experience ever expire?

Do the hours of flying with instructor or solo ever expire? I have my 50 (yes, 50) year old pilot's Flight Log with CFI entries for 20 hours dual and 1 solo. Do I have to start over, or would some of ...
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Can I fly a paramotor after learning on a paraglider?

This video has inspired me to spend next week doing a 6 day paragliding course. The only downside is the school near me don't teach paramotoring. Could I buy (and safely use/self-teach) a paramotor ...
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Ways to find a practice area

I am taking a check-ride at an unfamiliar airport. How should I look for a practice area for maneuvers?
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Will dual-learning in a glider make my airplane learning safer?

This question got me thinking, would attending gliding lessons at the same time as my airplane training make me safer in a small plane or microlight?
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Can the commercial night cross country be done under IFR?

The below doesn't mention anything about needing to be night IFR, so if you were to shoot an approach on this flight, would it be legal? Also, if the instructor isn't a CFII, but PIC does have an ...
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What is the Eights on Pylons maneuver intended to demonstrate about a pilot's skillset?

This maneuver has the common requirements such as clearing the area, and it has the unique requirement among maneuvers to determine the pivotal altitude and select appropriately spaced pylons as ...
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Do most flight schools and FBOs in the US prohibit student pilots from practicing stalls while flying solo?

Do most flight schools and FBOs in the US prohibit student pilots from practicing stalls while flying solo? This question is asked in the context of civilian flight training in single-engine land ...
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In the US, in the last 50 years, have there been any accidents known to involve a student pilot intentionally practicing stalls in solo flight?

In the US, in the last 50 years, have there been any accidents known to involve a student pilot intentionally practicing stalls in solo flight? This question is asked in the context of civilian ...
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How can I correct the heading for this navigation problem?

I'm a pilot trainee in Hungary and just encountered a navigation question problem which is from the PPL Training Questions book. Would be glad if someone can briefly explain how to do this typical ...
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Which airlines allow you to gain hours with them by paying them [closed]

As a fresh grduated pilot is there any airline that you can pay them to fly with them without a salary just to build hours?
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Yet another “Why aren't I soloing yet?” scenario [closed]

Undoubtedly this question has been asked many times, but perhaps my situation is a little different than others. I'll try to be detailed but succinct: I've accrued about 18.5 hours, 17.5 under the ...
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What ISA temperature to use in the density altitude calculation?

In the density altitude formula: DA = PA + [120 x (OAT - ISA Temp.)], should one use the ISA temperature at the field elevation or the ISA temperature at the pressure altitude?
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How can I best prepare for my first lesson on stalls? [closed]

I am a flight student preparing to practice stalls and stall recovery in a Tecnam P-2002. I have already done spin recovery. On top of that, what preparation techniques have others found useful?
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How would you use the mental clock code to solve this dead reckoning problem?

Can someone explain the question below in details? You plan to fly a cross country flight at 2 000 feet at a true airspeed of 120 knots. Your track is 270° (True) and the wind is from 225° (True) at ...
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How would I calculate CG in this practice problem?

As I'm studying PPL theories, I've encountered with this kind of a question below and it would be great to understand the principle behind the calculation of the 'CG' Calculated take-off mass = 2300 ...
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An appropriate way to practice ATC communications

I'm a PPL trainee and I'm looking for a way to improve my radio communication. https://www.liveatc.net/ is a great way to practice but I can't fully understand the conversation between the unit and ...
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Does a large simulator bay have standard public address announcements?

We are simulating a "simulator bay" (with simulators) within a simulation and were wondering if there were any announcements made over the loudspeaker audible to people inside or outside the ...
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Are student pilots required to have spin entry and recovery training?

Do trainee pilots learn to enter into spin and recover out of it in any basic trainer aircraft? Does any regulation mandates this?
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How to calculate cross-/headwind components on Jeppesen Student flight computer?

How does one calculate the cross-/headwind components on a Jeppesen Student flight computer (CSG) given the aircraft’s true heading, the wind direction and the wind speed? Say 040 degrees, 070 degrees ...
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Is an EASA flight school required to give me my training records if I leave?

I am having troubles with my flight school in Austria/Europe. So I want to change school but the school won't give me my training records so I can't finish my training somewhere else. Is there any ...
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How can I calculate a gradient using a Jeppesen Student Flight Computer?

On a Jeppesen Student Flight Computer (CSG), how does one calculate the gradient in percentage if the ground distance and height above ground level are given? I can't find anything in the ...
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When to turn from crosswind to downwind to base in a circuit?

I was told by my instructor that my circuit spacing is inconsistent. I do not know how to look at the runway and use it to judge when to turn downwind and base. As a result, my base leg is sometime ...
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Is it possible to take PPL lessons in different locations and countries?

I have been wondering if it is possible to do flight lessons in different locations? For example, I am currently taking my PPL lessons (VRF) in Manchester, UK. I usually travel between countries in ...
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When is a CFII required to provide instrument training?

61.195(c) states: (c)Instrument rating. A flight instructor may conduct instrument training for the issuance of an instrument rating, a type rating not limited to VFR, or the instrument ...
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Why don't all pilots receive at least basic instrument training?

Given the frequency with which non-instrument-rated pilots get themselves killed attempting to continue VFR flights into instrument conditions, why don't all pilots receive at least basic instrument ...
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Why does elevator still raise and lower the nose when the aircraft is steeply banked?

In a steep turn, the aircraft is basically sideways. However, when executing a steep turn, one still raises and lowers the nose of the aircraft by using the elevator. Intuitively, it seems to be ...
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Are there left seat qualifications specific to actual handling of the aircraft?

The following three posts explain that both yokes and side-sticks require changing the hand that holds the yoke/side-stick when switching seats: Why are Airbus captain control sticks placed on the ...
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What does the student pilot have to do during his/her PPL practical course?

The PPL theory consists of: Principles of flight. Flight performance and planning. Aircraft general knowledge. Meteorology, Navigation, Flight Planning and Monitoring VFR Communications Human ...
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During multiengine training, are pilots taught how to use the throttles for control?

The use of a multiengine aircraft’s throttles for steering and pitch control is critically important should the aircraft’s primary flight controls fail or severely malfunction; are pilots nowadays ...
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Can a CFI whose instrument rating isn't valid legally offer instrument instruction?

Can a flight instructor whose instrument rating isn't valid legally offer instrument instruction?
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Is the time spent flying in a Sailplane concidered a valid flight hour for a LAPL / PPL license?

I live in the Netherlands. In order to get a Light aircraft pilot licence (LAPL) license 30 flight hours are demanded, A private pilot licence (PPL) requires to have 45 flight hours. flying in a ...
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If the previous 100 hour was overflown but not for hire, is the time still subtracted from the next 100 hour?

A rental plane at a local FBO had an annual inspection at 2345 hours on the Hobbs. The next 100 hour inspection wasn't completed until 2450. If the current hobbs time shows 2547, would it be legal to ...
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How to convert a PPL (Gyrocopter) to a PPL (Helicopter)?

If I have a Private Pilot License (PPL) for gyrocopters, and I want to convert it to PPL for helicopters, are my flight hours in the gyrocopter considered for me as flight hours in helicopters?
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How do I keep a C172 straight on the centerline during landing/rollout?

During rollout upon touching down, I'd often find myself veering off the runway centreline to the left. Every time I input rudder, I have this feeling that I am getting pulled out of the turn (while ...
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How is crew resource management trained?

Pilots are taught that pilot monitoring should speak up if something seems wrong, and take over the controls if the pilot flying does not respond adequately, even if the pilot flying is a senior ...
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Is there employment opportunities of becoming a pilot [closed]

I am 18 years old and I want to become a pilot so bad .i got B grades in math and C grades in physics and geography.but my parents don't want me to be one since is hard to get employment of becoming a ...
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Does the commercial helicopter training in 61.129(c)(3)(i) require a CFII?

For the commercial ticket in a helicopter you need 5 hours of hood time. Can any CFI provide this training or does it require a CFII? 14 CFR 61.129(c)(3)(i): Five hours on the control and ...
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Why do pilots typically start out in piston-engined aircraft, rather than jets or turboprops? [duplicate]

Essentially all pilots begin flying with propeller aircraft powered by piston engines, rather than in turboprops or light jets, even though: Operating a piston engine requires adjusting the mixture ...
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What is the derivation of 15 and 11.3 used for computing pivotal altitude?

Pivotal Altitude Explained: Teaching eights on pylons the easy way at AOPA repeats a common formula for pivotal altitude. To estimate pivotal altitude, square the groundspeed and then divide by 15 ...
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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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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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Forces that wing attach fittings must transfer to fuselage?

I just saw the naked wing (it didn't have its wing fabric) of a Weedhopper ultralight and wondered the types of forces that the wing lift struts must transfer to the fuselage, apart from the apparent ...
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What are the requirements to obtain the ATP license in Canada?

How much exams does a person need to do in Canada do become a ATP pilot and how many hours will be needed to become a pilot, for example ground school time, flight hour time etc....
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Aviation theory for fighter pilots

Background: I'm an 18-year-old Finn and so I'll be starting my military service next summer. I'm currently applying to the Air Force to become a fighter pilot, but I don't have any previous training ...
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How can I pay for flight school in the UK? [closed]

I want to apply for the British Airways future pilot programme. However, it costs £125,000. The biggest loan I can get is £20,000 so where am I supposed to get the rest of that money? I've heard ...
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What happens to manifold pressure reading following a reduction in both throttle and RPM?

This was one of the questions in my online ground school quiz (PPL), detail as follows: To set climb power, you reduce the throttle (manifold pressure) and then the props (RPM lever). After setting ...
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How can Schrenk approximation be used to model lift load on a rectangular wing?

How can I use Schrenk approximation to calculate load distribution on my rectangular wing? A worked example will be appreciated.
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Can I take my Canadian PPL with flight hours logged in the US?

I was wondering if I can combine my flight training hours in the US with my Canadian ones if I want to take my PPL in Canada?
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Performance Calculation with upgraded engine

I have an upcoming checkride and the DPE has asked to plan a cross country flight. The aircraft that will be used is a PA28-151; however, it has an upgraded 160hp engine. Regarding performance ...
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Is drag higher when flying in a crosswind?

Is this true that during a flight with a crosswind the drag increases due to the fact that the relative wind blows at a certain angle to the aircraft's nose but not precisely in the opposite direction ...