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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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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 ...
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What might happen if I receive flight instruction in a plane with an airworthiness deficiency?

Let's say I were to a day VFR flight with a new instructor, in hopes of eventually pursuing Sport Pilot - Airplane privileges (U.S.A.) During the flight, I notice the plane has a minor airworthiness ...
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Is lift force less than weight during a descent?

In the above image lift is the same during a climb and during a descent. Is lift force not supposed to be less than weight during a descent? Secondly, does descending at an airspeed much lower than ...
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In the US, is there a way for a pilot to legally “maneuver at will” in actual IMC?

In the US, is there a way for a pilot to legally "maneuver at will" in actual IMC? Let's say you want to practice a series of reversing 360-degree turns and not have to communicate every change in ...
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In the US, is it legal to cover up some of the required gyro instruments during flight under IFR in actual IMC?

In the US, is it legal to cover up some of the required gyro instruments during flight under IFR in actual IMC? The purpose being for "partial panel" practice.
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What is the name of this vintage helicopter trainer?

I am curious about the tiny training helicopters that can be seen from the second 0:10 in this vintage video about the Cuatro Vientos helicopter school, near Madrid. ...
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Does an active pilot based outside the US require a flight review to maintain FAA currency?

If a pilot is a holder of both Canadian and FAA commercial pilot certificates and is flying regularly in Canada, does this pilot still require a Flight Review to maintain currency of their FAA ...
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What defines the end of a “cross-country flight” for ppl aeronautical experience purposes and for general logbook purposes?

Assume "pilotage" is used for all flights other than circuits around the pattern. Assume, in the flights that follow, at any point where required, an instructor travels to the departure point and ...
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Can I use the private pilot written exam for sport pilot?

I'm planning to first get my sport pilot license and then continue on to private pilot, to save on written exam costs is it possible to just take the private pilot written exam for the sport pilot ...
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LAPL vs PPL - Which is more suitable?

I would really like some help on making the decision as to which license is more suitable for my situation. From reading various forums online, others have had the same questions, but I couldn't find ...
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What's a typical first lesson of glider flying like?

What is a typical first lesson for glider flying like? Does it usually include a pre-flight mini lecture on basic theories at all, or if not pre-flight, do instructors usually spend some time on the ...
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How much do '1,500 total hours with 500 multi crew hours' cost in Europe?

This company offer a 'fast-track' modular course which, in their words: Our speciality is the training of pilots with no flying experience to become Fastrack airline ready pilots by means of ...
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Why don't jetliners maneuver to avoid a bird strike if spotted in time?

With 75%* of the bird strikes hitting the wings and engines, why isn't there any training to avoid such strikes by banking if a flock was spotted with enough time to react? It seems what Boeing ...
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Aircraft EFIS Configurability [duplicate]

What should be the general logic to automatically switch between different pages of EFIS during failure of single or multiple displays?
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Why aren't passengers trained and evaluated for operating emergency exits in commercial aircraft?

The passengers sitting on the overwing exit doors are expected to operate the doors in times of emergency, with only a verbal instruction. Is that enough? Q. Why can't we have a designated area in ...
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What are the approximate total training costs of flight school?

I don't really understand how pilots fund their training and then, how it is paid back. Could someone possibly provide a 'timeline' that covers: How much does flight school/training cost from being a ...
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Time to switch instructors? or not? [closed]

To give a bit of background before I get into my scenario, I recieved my PPL in Canada two years ago, and then my night rating about 10 months after that. I was able to remain current but due to ...
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Can a flight instructor without instrument rating legally provide instrument training?

In the US the FAA requires student pilots to receive at least 3hrs of instrument flight training. Can a flight instructor that does not hold an instrument rating legally provide a private pilot ...
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Are the ICAO phonetic numbers used anywhere?

I ran across a table of ICAO (NATO) approved phonetic number pronunciations. As early as I can remember (50+yrs) in the United States "nin-er" is the only one I ever remember hearing in aviation and I ...
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Is the FlightGear sim accurate in 2018, specifically Cessna 172 aircraft? [closed]

So, I fly on FlightGear as I like the fact its free. But is it accurate enough to train to fly the real Cessna 172? Are there any better free flight sims? Please give your honest opinion and please ...
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Is medical certification required for flight attendents?

In the history of stewardesses: "In the earliest days of commercial flight, there were teenage cabin boys, and the first female stewardesses had to be registered nurses." The 2009 book Flying Across ...
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What website(s) can I use to plan an IFR route along airways? WORLDWIDE [closed]

I'm looking for a good website where I can create a IFR route including the airways. I tried route finder but it doesn't give me the airways.
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Can actual instrument time count as simulated instrument time for the PPL? [duplicate]

Just wondering if actual instrument time can be added with simulated instrument time for the requirements of the Private Pilot minimums (3 hour instrument). I have actual instrument time from when my ...
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What is the average number of flight hours that US private pilots require before passing their checkride?

It's easy to find comments and claims online (including on this site) about the average number of hours that's required for a new US private pilot to pass their checkride. Some are very precise - 67 ...
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What are the 40 hours requirements for a PPL?

According to 14 CFR 61.109, a private pilot applicant must log 40 hours of flight time. (...) that includes at least 20 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo ...
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Icing conditions temperature range: SAT or TAT?

Considering the general rule of thumb defining potential icing conditions: temperature between +10 and -40 degrees C and presence of visible moisture, is the temperature range regarding TAT (total ...
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Is a 61.31 solo endorsement a one-time thing, or does it need to be repeated?

The FAR 61.31(d)(2) reads that a person can act as pilot in command if they: Have received training required by this part that is appropriate to the pilot certification level, aircraft category, ...
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Are there any training maneuvers that are only allowed when flying with a flight instructor?

My understanding of dual instruction training with a flight instructor and a student in a cockpit is, that certain maneuvers, that else would be not permitted, are okay, e.g. simulated engine failure ...
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What is the average total flight time to get a private pilot license in SF bayarea, CA?

I've heard that to get a private pilot license in bay-area, CA, San francisco is a little bit harder than other place, because of difficult and busy airspace, ATC, air traffic and some reason. Do you ...
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What to look for when purchasing a headset

I'm currently a student pilot, and I'm starting at an aviation university this fall to major in commercial aviation. Needless to say, I will be flying a lot. I'm looking to upgrade to a nice headset ...
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Are there any footwear regulations for private pilots?

Just wondering, as I'm working on my PPL during a hot summer, if it's legal (but probably more importantly, a good idea) to wear flip flops to fly a plane? I'm training in a 172, if that's an ...
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Calculating Ground Speed - E6B vs Pythagorean Theorem

I have been trying to create an excel formula for calculating the ground speed of an airplane using the TAS, Course, Wind Dir, and Wind Velocity. The issue that I am finding is that I can't properly ...
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Do I need to obtain a student pilot certificate to transition from Glider to Sport Pilot?

I am a current Private Pilot Glider, and will soon begin training to obtain my Sport Pilot Licence. My question is about the requirement to obtain a student pilot certificate to solo in the training ...
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What is the throttle setting of a piston aircraft during cruise?

I am learning to fly nowadays, I am sorry if this sounds like a dump question. What is the throttle setting of an aircraft during cruise flight? After stabilizing the flight after climb do i need to ...
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Under what circumstances does a flying club need to do 100-hour inspections?

I am part of a not-for-profit 501(c)7 flying club that owns a handful of airplanes. These airplanes may be used only by the club members. Members pay monthly membership dues; and pay for Tach time to ...
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Under what conditions can a pilot log simulated instrument time?

Can a pilot log simulated instrument time with these conditions and what regs would justify this: VMC Safety pilot on board View limited device VFR-only aircraft Unapproved instrument navigation ...
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When can I log PIC time in a new category of aircraft?

I am currently a Private Pilot Rotorcraft and I am doing an addon for ASEL. When can I log PIC time? I've been told it's only when you're the solo occupant but after some reading I'm not so sure. 14 ...
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Can I log flight training outside the US in a US-registered aircraft?

I work outside the USA. I have access to fly an airplane with work. I'm working on my instrument rating. Can the time I'm flying be used towards my instrument rating requirements? We always fly on an ...
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Is a holding pattern required on the Twentynine Palms VOR for RWY 26?

I am an instrument student and confused about whether or not you have to fly the holding pattern charted on the VOR RWY 26 at Twentynine Palms. At Jehli (Intermediate Fix), it says "No PT".
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Why is the Departure leg of the traffic pattern being mistaught as Upwind?

I hear a LOT of newer pilots and CFI's erroneously referring to the Departure leg of the traffic pattern as the Upwind. Ref. A.I.M. Sec 4-3-2. Actually had a Tower controller tell me "I'll call your ...
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Which official document lists active airport identifiers?

Is there an official FAA document with which I can find an airport by its identifier code if I do not have a name or location? In the Chart Supplement I can find the airport if I know the city and ...
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Is there still a minimum height required for becoming a Lufthansa pilot?

basically what the title says. Do I still need to be at least 165 cm to become a pilot or has this changed? There is no limit stated at their website but they also don't tell you that there is no ...
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Are there references for the different maneuver configurations?

Since it's helpful to have specifics, lets use a 1978 Cessna 172RG as the reference (it's what I'm most interested in knowing about anyway). Is there resources that would have the following ...