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What are the implications to consider when starting a university Flight Club?

I'm currently a University student in the United States, and finishing my PPL within the next two weeks (assuming I pass my checkride!) Unfortunately, when I return to University for the Fall ...
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Is it a literal hood that's used to simulate IMC?

I know this is a basic question, but a lot of Q&As on here talk about being "under the hood" to simulate IMC. My question is, is this a literal hood? Can someone please explain what this actually ...
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How do instructors simulate instrument failure in basic training aircraft with glass cockpits?

While working towards my private pilot's license in the United States in 2004-2005 (in a steam gauge only airplane), I very much remember my instructor covering one or more instruments to simulate ...
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Why is it not practical for the USN T-45 to be fitted with oxygen systems used in other trainers?

Back in April, the US Navy (USN) grounded all of its T-45 training flights due to issues with the cockpit oxygen system. I personally heard about this before the grounding secondhand from someone in ...
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Statute miles to runway visual range [duplicate]

Is there a formula to converting statute miles to runway visual range? If so, what would it be? I'm seeing how 1 mile is equal to 5000 feet, but I am so confused because 1/2 of a mile is equal to 2,...
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Can you file an open-ended IFR flight plan?

Say you are doing an instrument training flight with a CFII and you are practicing IFR navigation. You will be taking off and returning to the same airport, but you are not certain exactly where your ...
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Can a pilot who is not a CFI give instruction?

Can a pilot (other than an ATP) who is not certificated and current as a CFI give instruction in aircraft required for the issuance of a pilot certificate, e.g. a private pilot certificate?
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Is it really cost effective to put a motion system underneath a Full Flight Simulator?

Civil full flight simulators are mounted on top of a motion system. It is an expensive system, requires higher and therefore more costly buildings, and requires greater structural integrity of the ...
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Is EASA B1 equivalent to DCAM B1?

I am from Bangladesh. Bangladesh has EASA 147 approval. Is EASA B1 equivalent to DCAM B1? Will Bangladesh accept the license? If I want to convert the DCAM license to EASA license what do I have to ...
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What is the quickest way to get an airship rating?

I already have private pilot for single engine land with instrument and commercial ratings.
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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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How to select a Lead In Fighter Trainer in the presence of both single engine and twin engine fighter jets? [closed]

A major part of fighter pilot training is learning the handling of the aircraft itself. On the other hand, automatic controls on modern fighter jets take away a lot of the pain and hassle. I am ...
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Could I receive flight training in my company's jet, while on company business with passengers?

On occasion I will travel on my company's corporate jet. From a legal/FAA standpoint, are there any regulations against receiving flight training from a CFI with the proper ratings and currency during ...
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Do I need to get a new AFSP approval if I change my instructor or aircraft?

I plan to remain with the same provider though.
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Are there any English speaking flight schools to get a PPL in continental Europe?

I'm a UK citizen, planning on getting my PPL this year. My goal was to train intensively, taking lessons several times a week. Unfortunately the UK weather means that even if you have the time and ...
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How should I decide whether to pursue an EASA ATPL or an FAA ATPL?

What are the advantages/ disadvantages of FAA vs EASA ATPL's, and does this translate into the real world with airlines preferring one training standard over the other? As a trainee pilot, it's pretty ...
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61 vs 141: What's better for future US ATP? [closed]

The pros and cons of each are all over the internet. Price and flexibility, which of the two routes looks better when applying for an airline regional or legacy, does it matter? More importantly which ...
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Why must the long cross-country flight for a commercial rating be solo?

Assuming I am interpreting the below FAR correctly, one must either be solo, or have an instructor present to complete the long cross country requirement. More specifically, it seems to me that you ...
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Do some modern VORs not spin? [duplicate]

Today in Ground School we learned about radio navigation. I read here that the rotating part of the VOR rotates at 1,800 RPM (wow! Is it an electric motor that spins it?) We know that modern Active ...
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How to improve manual flight skill?

I've got a question quite specific, and directed to expert pilots: How to improve a manual skill during solo flights? I understand that take an instructor with me would probably be the best way, but I ...
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I just want to fly, so where do I go [duplicate]

Ever since I was 10, I've always wanted to pilot an airplane by myself. I don't want to do it for the money I really just want live that "dream of flight" but where I grew up in a society that doesn't ...
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What qualifications does a commercial aircraft pilot need? [closed]

I have been considering becoming a pilot or first officer but I am unsure as to what qualifications are needed to pass the exams etc. Could someone please tell me?
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On average, how many landings does a student pilot need before their first solo?

On average, how many landings does a student pilot need before their first solo? I know it depends on individual students, but roughly what is the number? Or you can just tell me your experience.
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Do you need 40 hours in a helicopter to get a PPL add-on if you already have an ASEL PPL?

FAR 61.109(c) says: For a helicopter rating. Except as provided in paragraph (k) of this section, a person who applies for a private pilot certificate with rotorcraft category and helicopter class ...
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Does holding an MEI entitle you to instruct in ASEL/ASES as well?

Suppose someone earned a commercial pilot certificate in both ASEL and AMEL as well as only a Multi Engine Instructor license. Contingent upon both the MEI being valid and a valid Class II or better ...
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How likely could there be a loss of cabin pressure?

You often on commercial aircraft (whilst on the ground to the runway) hear on the safety video: in the event of a loss of cabin pressure, oxygen marks will be released from the panel .... What ...
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What is a “frozen ATPL”?

I've heard the term "frozen ATPL" and it seems to be some kind of limited EASA ATP certificate. What exactly is a frozen ATPL? What privileges does it give the holder? How is it unfrozen to become - ...
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How able were pilots of three-person cockpits at running the normal FE work?

This question is about whether a FE could fly solo. I'd like to know to what degree the pilots could operate the FE console, e.g. if the FE was incapacitated. How much was covered as part of the type ...
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What's the point of using T-38 to instill flight proficiency in Space Shuttle pilots?

As discussed in this Q&A, NASA pilots had to fly 15 hours a month on T-38 to maintain flight proficiency. NASA Dryden's T-38 Talon trainer jet in flight over the main base complex at Edwards Air ...
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How can I become a pilot in Tanzania? [closed]

I am a student in Tanzania and it's required to take PGM (physics, geography and math) to qualify for studying as a pilot. After qualifying, what am I supposed to do to study for a CPL, and what help ...
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What are the best tips for circuit practice with strong crosswind?

I am a student pilot with around 30 hours of flying right now. I am yet to solo and I am currently in the final stages of closed circuit practice. Overall, my pattern work is good. However, ...
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What portion of an Instrument Proficiency Check must be in the airplane?

I was asked this question by the Chief Instructor at my Part 141 school. I've looked all over and I can't seem to find an answer to this question. We often use the AATD which is a Redbird full motion ...
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How can I combine flight training hours flown under various legislations in a single logbook? [duplicate]

I am a European citizen and last year I went to the US to start flight training. I got my student license and did my FAA private written exam. I logged about 78 flight hours with a flight school. I ...
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Can I use actual IMC time for the requirements in 61.109(a)(3)?

I needed extra instrument time for my VFR checkride but it was cloudy for my lesson. My CFII and I turned it into an introduction to IFR lesson and we flew 0.3 actual and 0.3 simulated (with the hood) ...
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How does the training for an EASA license from the US compare to that from Europe?

My plan is to work as a commercial pilot in Europe. But, I heard that the training in Europe might be more expensive and harder than in the US. For example, to get your PPL you have to face some 1000 ...
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How do different training paths to multi-engine rating compare?

I am going to be initiating my private pilot license shortly and wanted some feedback and comments with regards to utilizing single engine (minimum) and multi-engine to obtain my multi-engine rating ...
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What is the “tennis ball between cylinders” trick used by flight instructors?

From this answer, "A tennis ball stuffed in between two cylinders - a common flight instructor trick to see if students are doing a thorough preflight". A place between the two cylinders is not the ...
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Does avionics type matter when training for PPL?

Soon I want to start training for my PPL (VFR) and I'm currently looking at two flight schools in my area. At one of the two their whole training fleet is equipped with G1000 avionics, while the other ...
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What are the continued education requirements for commercial / airline pilots?

Out of curiosity (I am not a pilot, but do enjoy watching this aviation forum). Question: What are the continued education requirements for commercial / airline pilots? Per FAA rules (if that exists)...
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Can Flight Simulators (FSX P3D) give you the expecience you need to fly a RW plane? [duplicate]

So I am flying on the sim for about 7 years now, which 3 years on the (PMDG) 777 and 737NG. Flying on the sims is almost like the real world right now, you can download multiple addons (PMDG, Aerosoft ...
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Is it possible to extend an AFSP training request?

My training request expires in a week or so. Is it possible to extend it or do I have to submit a new one if I'm running out of time?
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How are Airbus pilots trained for using the mechanical backup control systems?

The A320 and friends have mechanical-only control capability (manual pitch trim + rudder pedals) for cases of total fly-by-wire computer or electrical failure. Obviously, this would be covered in ...
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When should a PPL student start learning navigation?

A big part of the ground syllabus for PPL training is navigation and flight planning. The ground training feeds into practising navigation in-flight and of course eventually to the qualifying cross-...
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Are the first solo flights by a student pilot more dangerous?

The first solo flight is a nail-biting moment, not only for the student pilot, but also for the flight instructor who's sending him off. In theory not having a CFI reduces the margin of safety ...
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Is there anything extra required to spin a Cessna 172 in the Utility category?

I'm trying to find a suitable aircraft to get my spin endorsement for my CFI rating but am running into trouble with most aerobatic aircraft due to my height (too tall). My last thought is that I ...
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Can I log flight time in unregistered helicopters? [closed]

Is there a way to log my flight hours from these flights? During a time I was in middle east I had an opportunity to fly Astar for more than 200+ hours with multi experience majors as Long line, ...
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Does a headwind affect the climb gradient?

When studying for my German PPL exam, I came across this question: For those that do not speak German I'll try to translate the question, but bear with me as it is kinda picky what I'm trying to get ...
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What is the best way to reapply for a denied Class 3 medical certificate?

To Become a helicopter pilot is a major life goal of mine. My aunt was a naval pilot, when she took me up in a helicopter it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Background: Today I ...
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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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Light Plane: Transition to Right-Seat Flying: How to Prepare, What are Common Errors?

I'm preparing to start my CFI training and have almost exclusively logged all my time from the left seat of a Cessna 172 or 182. Is there a standard training program to transition to flying from the ...

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