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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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Can I become a pilot if I am under treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder?

I know that before you even begin training in flight school, you are required to get a physical examination from a doctor to determine if you are fit to fly. Online articles stressed the importance of ...
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Does flight training have any impact on my H1B visa?

I'm on an H1B visa, working in the IT industry and I need to know if I take flight training after getting an AFSP clearance from the TSA, does that affect my current visa or IT job?
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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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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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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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What are the requirements to obtain an FAA private pilot's license in Bosnia?

I'm a US citizen currently living in Bosnia. Before I left the states, I was working on getting my PPL. I currently have about 65 hours and was very close to finishing, but I was unable to do so ...
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Flight Training in US as an Alien [duplicate]

I am currently living in the UK, engaged to a US citizen and we are looking to marry and move to the US. The plan is to travel to US with a K1 Visa as fiancé, get married there and apply for ...
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Do I have to prove my flight training time abroad when applying for a standalone FAA license?

I have done flight training in Germany and hence hold a German EASA Private Pilot License. For this I did the appropriate flight training which is documented in my logbook. But in Germany these ...
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Can you obtain a pilot license with impaired vision / being blind in one eye?

A friend of mine is blind in one eye and has normal vision in the other eye. Would this prevent him from getting a Private Pilots License in the US?
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What is the history of the CFI spin endorsement requirement?

FAR 61.183(i)(1) requires that a Flight Instructor candidate receive a logbook endorsement certifying proficiency in slow flight, stalls and spins. How long has the requirement for spins been in the ...
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Can Microsoft Flight Simulator help me learn to fly (or make me a better pilot)?

Microsoft Flight Simulator has "flight lessons" with a virtual flight instructor, some of which teach concepts that are taught during actual flight training. These simulators are becoming very ...
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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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How can I avoid flight simulator software reinforcing bad habits?

While looking into getting into flying I've seen in several sources that using flight simulator software typically creates and reinforces bad habits. Most articles say that it reinforces "instrument" ...
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For the CFIs, CFIIs, MEIs, and AGIs - How often do you find students that utilize your ratings?

I am curious. Out of 100 new students that walk into the average flight school, how many only need a standard CFI, how many do instrument training, and how many do multi-engine training? Additionally, ...
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Can a pilot rated in one category solo in another category without a current flight review?

Scenario: A pilot is rated to fly gliders in the United States. The pilot allows his glider flight review to lapse. That pilot now decides he wants to get a type rating for the airplane category, ...
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Can I count solo complex time as complex training time for a commercial certificate?

Does a combination of both dual and solo hours in a complex aircraft (PA28R-180) which total 10 or more flight hours meet the commercial pilot training requirements of FAR 61.129(a)(3)(ii) or must all ...
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What plane cost less per mile to operate for one person? [closed]

The 98 Toyota Corolla has a strong history for being a low maintenance, fuel efficient and cheap car. 400k mile reliability if driven with respect and preventative maintenance. What plane has these ...
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Why and how would I land straight-in from a circle-to-land approach?

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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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 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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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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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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What does a sport pilot have to do to get a private pilot certificate in the US?

What are the minimum requirements for obtaining a privates pilot certificate if a pilot already has a sport pilot certificate? The requirements for a private pilot certificate don't changes because ...
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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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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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Can PPL, CPL, and ATPL be completed within a year?

It took me about 8 months to complete my PPL, because I struggled to go solo and I haven't started my CPL training yet due to financial set back. I've heard about students who completed their PPL ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How does the FAA BasicMed affect the safety pilot for somebody flying under the hood?

When one pilot is practicing instrument flying with a view limiting device (a "hood"), a licensed pilot needs to be along to watch for traffic (the safety pilot). There are several scenarios where ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What to look for in a flight instructor?

I want to make the most of my time and budget. There are ton of flight instructors and the quality has to vary widely. Besides being a competent pilot, what should I look for in a CFI? What are the ...
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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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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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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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