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Has anyone successfully solo'd a helicopter with no actual flight experience?

Especially at low speed, such as during takeoff, while hovering, and while landing, helicopters are famously difficult (impossible) to control for someone with no experience. Is there a documented ...
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Can I count simulator hours towards a commercial flight certificate training?

I attend a Part 141 training school and have a total of 98.5 hours of flight training towards a commercial certificate, with 8 hours of simulator training, also for the commercial certificate. Can I ...
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Does landing in extreme weather conditions require any different or special training?

Is there any special training, relating to land under extreme weather, such as snow storms, contaminated runways or ice conditions?
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What types of non-permanent GoPro mounts exist for the ceiling of a Cessna 172? [closed]

What alternatives are available to using a permanent mount to place a GoPro on the inside ceiling center of a Cessna 172?
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why does it cost so much just for an hour of training? [closed]

I'm currently in the process of becoming a pilot and the question I keep asking myself is why does it cost so much for just one hour?
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Where is a missed approach point for circling while flying ILS?

In my company we have a problem that we cannot understand completely, because we cannot find the answer. If I don't have the runway in sight at the circle minimum (MDA) on an ILS approach, I must ...
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Do logged hours with a Sport Pilot instructor count towards a private pilot certificate?

I've my Sport Pilot licence and I've got logged hours with a sport pilot instructor that isn't a private pilot instructor. Can I use my logged instruction hours in order to upgrade to private pilot?
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How does one train for making landings and takeoffs in bad weather?

I thought of this while coming in on a bumpy flight into Memphis, TN. The pilot of the airliner brought in the aircraft nicely, despite having to fight it quite a bit during the slowest portion of the ...
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How do young pilots in the USA accumulate 1500-hours to become a first officer?

The FAA requires 1500 hours as a pilot: The rule requires first officers — also known as co-pilots — to hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate, requiring 1,500 hours total time as a ...
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Does FAA simulator (AATD/BATD) count toward experimental rating 1,000 hours requirement?

In the USA, a pilot can obtain an AEA (authorized experimental aircraft) rating to fly demilled surplus military turbojet-powered aircraft under FAA 5-1580(A). Part of its requirements are to have ...
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What considerations should be taken into account for landing on gravel airstrips?

For the pilot of a Cessna or Piper 4 seater, what techniques and other considerations should be given before operating on a gravel/dirt airstrip?
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Where can a civilian obtain centrifuge training/testing?

Where can a civilian get high g-force training/testing in a centrifuge? (Likely by paying.) Preferably with and without a g-suit. Preferably based in the US, maybe Canada. I'm betting the US Air ...
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Can I obtain a license over several years?

How long does training for student, sport, recreational, or private licenses "count" toward your license, before it's considered outdated/expired? Can you start the process, intending to spread out ...
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Am I required to obtain a student license before a sport, recreational, or private one?

I want to double check if my first step in obtaining a sport, recreational, or private license is to obtain a student license. I'm assuming student license always comes first, but want to make sure. ...
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What qualifications are required to become chief instructor at a 141 flight school (FAA)?

Under the FAA jurisdiction flight school operations can be conducted under the provisions of part 61 or part 141. If a flight instructor wanted to become a chief instructor at a part 141 flight school,...
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Does a private pilot certificate require a certain number of ground school hours?

To obtain a private pilot certificate in the US you need a minimum of 40 flying hours. Is there a minimum of ground school hours? Or is it just however long you need to pass the test?
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Does one have to practice engine failures in flight training?

Are engine failures practiced normally? What exactly are the reasons? Is there a particular type of failure that is required training for all pilots worldwide?
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Requirements for Steady Level flight at various speeds [duplicate]

Let an aircraft in a steady level flight be trimmed at certain speed. A level and steady flight at a higher speed can be achieved by changing throttle and elevator together ( and not just by changing ...
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Are airliners' pilots trained to safely ditch an aircraft?

After reading this question and these two answers it is clear that ditching is taken into account, at least for biggest airliners (and with reasons as it occured several times in aviation history). ...
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Is it harder to learn to fly rotary wing after learning on fixed?

I have a private license for single engine land and I want to transition to helicopters. I have been told by some that learning helicopters is more of a challenge after learning fixed wing. However I ...
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Are pilots generally trained for crosswind landings?

A YouTube footage of a KLM Boeing 777 landing at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands is certainly scary as the plane bumps and weaves and rolls from side to side. Are pilots generally trained to ...
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If I do PPL ground school online, do I have to do all of it?

I am not doing normal ground school (I chose to do it online). I have passed my PSTAR, and will be doing my ROC-A in the upcoming weeks. With this in mind, must I do the entire online ground school ...
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What is the ratio of actual flight time to simulator time on type for airline pilot training?

I know that training flying time on large commercial aircraft is awfully expensive but I'm just curious how much training time a typical scheduled passenger airline pilot gets on the real craft these ...
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Do airline pilots practice stalls in actual aircraft?

PPL pilots are taught stall recovery by experiencing it first hand with an instructor. Do airline pilots intentionally stall an aircraft during training? Or is it all simulator practice because it's ...
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How much knowledge/experience can be transferred between different categories/classes of certification?

This question was originally going to be "Is it possible to earn an ATPL without also ending up with at least one airliner type rating?", but I thought I'd broaden it just a bit (hopefully not too ...
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Can you do your PPL solo time in an ultralight?

I've been thinking of getting an ultralight as a low cost way to pursue flying. And I've been wondering, when my instructor finally signs me off for a solo flight, am I allowed to do that in an ...
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I want to get as much information i can get to start a new airline who can help me please? [closed]

I have been researching about the aviation industry and i have some questions about the leasing and buying procedures and faa ,fcc permissions costs, i would really appreciate your help , thank you
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What type of visa is required to be allowed to earn a PPL in the US?

What are the visa types (H1b, L1b, H4, L2, J1, etc) accepted by TSA to learn flying for recreational purposes? UPDATE 1 I found some further information from National association of flight ...
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Is Sonex a good trainer plane? [closed]

Hello I am thinking about buying a Sonex to start to learn how to fly. I want to know, if it is a good plane to learn in?
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How is a type rating administered for aircraft that do not comply with 91.109?

Let's say you have a demilitarized A-10 (this isn't too farfetched an idea, as this SDSM&T proposal for a replacement thunderstorm research aircraft demonstrates). With an empty weight twice the ...
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How are type ratings created for new aircraft types?

When a new aircraft is developed that requires a new kind of type rating to fly, considering that FAR 61.195(b)(2) and (e) require the instructor giving a type rating (or any sort of instruction) in ...
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What are the effects of crosswind on glide angle?

When gliding what are the effects of a crosswind on my glide path angle? If I have head-wind, the minimum flight path angle (usually called gamma) will be lower than the one without crosswind and ...
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How useful are simulators in pilot training?

For commercial pilots' training, airlines rely heavily on the training at computer simulators (fixed base simulators), where one can learn the cockpit controls and how to use the cockpit displays to ...
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How are pilots trained to prepare for crashes?

I once read somewhere that pilots can go to some facilities so get trained for crashes. I actually went to a facility in New London, CT where they actually dunk you in water strapped in the seat ...
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What constitutes an “emergency” in flight procedures?

In reading through the more informal literature (Wikipedia, FAA PDFs, Av.SE), I often come across a caveat to standard flight rules and procedures: "unless an emergency exists". The intention is ...
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How many flight training hours can a student realistically do in a week?

How many flight training hours can a student realistically do in a week? I have 11 PIC flight hours (and solo'd at 7hrs) but I havent flown (PIC time) since 2008. I want to finally get my license ...
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Is there a downside to trying multiple flight instructors?

My local airport has a Part 61 flight school and gives students the option of selecting among three Certified Flight Instructors. Farhan and others have posted excellent explanations of ...
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Do Blue Angels jets have a snap-to-angle feature in their control sticks?

So, in most drafting/modelling software, we have a feature called Snap to Angle or Snap to Edge; its function is to snap the ...
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Is a pilot's instinctive reaction to a stall counter-intutive?

Is the correct stall recovery action somehow counter-intuitive? I've read about crashes like Colgan Air 3407 where pilots experiencing a stall have done the exact wrong thing and pitching the nose up. ...
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How does the aviation industry train and certify English proficiency?

How does the aviation industry (pilots and ATC in particular, as opposed to cabin crew) train and certify English proficiency? Do they use classes and examinations associated with general-purpose ...
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Will driving experience benefit flight training? [closed]

I think my question/situation is a little bit of rare so I start this question and want to hear from you experience pilots. I'm a 30+ migrant from China working as a software engineer for 10 years. ...
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How to turn a fighter jet?

I am not a pilot - just a student & play Ace Combat sometimes So I turned off the flight turn assistant in the Ace Combat flight simulator/game & now I have to manually control bank & ...
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What is the maximum age limit for getting a pilot licence? [closed]

Can I do pilot training courses even after age 26 ?
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How to choose a flight school?

I am considering enrolling in a PPL course, and am getting information about the flight schools in my city (Rome, Italy). What should I be looking for? How can I choose among them? Their fees differ ...
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How meaningful is the total number of flight hours?

What hours count towards the total number of flight hours? In a long haul flight, do all the hours of the flight count towards the total? Even if the pilot is resting? Do 10 short flights of 1 hour (...
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What job opportunities are there for low time pilots in Malaysia?

Does a new pilot who has just obtained ATPL license has job opportunities? When I search at pilot job offered on Internet, they mostly required more than 3,500+ flying hours. What I knew about those ...
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At what age may a student log time and use that time to obtain a rating?

A few years back the FAA was upset about young pilots attempting to set records and crashing in the process. Were there any rules instituted regarding logging of time with a CFI / instructor? May a ...
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Can X-Plane be used as a professional simulator?

Can X-Plane be used as an actual Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer (FNPT) level 1 flight simulator with Out The Window (OTW) visuals, separate Instructor Operation Station (IOS) and replica ...
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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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Must I log aircraft checkout flights as dual received?

14 CFR 61.51 says: (h) Logging training time. (1) A person may log training time when that person receives training from an authorized instructor in an aircraft, flight simulator, or flight ...

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