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I am not aware of any commerical transponder that accepts a signal to automatially switch to 7700. Some aircraft have an "Emergency" switch, that, when set, will do a lot of stuff automatically, like tune the radio to 121.9, activate the ELT, etc. I'm not aware that any commercial transponder that will automatically switch to 7700. However, military ...


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Whether or not an airlines is in an emergency situation is not a black or white question. There are millions of different internal and external factors that come into play, any combination of which may or may not be considered an emergency. No computer can be programmed to accurately and consistently calculate whether or not a flight is having an emergency ...


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I believe the other consideration not mentioned here is that the spade design comes from earlier wwI British designs like the se5a. So it was a carry over from those planes and the trainers like the tiger moth. The spade facilitated two handed control. The early spits and hurricanes had no hydraulics (which were more costly to manufacture and viewed as ...


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It really depends on the aircraft. In most certified light piston training aircraft it's a non-event as described in other answers. In the Lancair 320/360 and Legacy which have forward-hinged canopies instead of side doors, and have much higher wing / tail loading than the typical trainers, it can be quite deadly. Beyond the pilot distraction factor, the ...


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A door popping open in a GA aircraft is not considered an emergency. I have not seen it in the FAR/AIM. I don’t have a POH in front of me. If memory serves me correctly, the POH for a 2015 and later Piper Archer has this event listed under the category of Abnormal Procedures. There is a separate category for Emergency Procedures. On the checklists for three ...


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A door popping open is not an emergency in itself, it has to cause a threat to the safety of the flight or those on the ground to be an emergency. I've had doors pop open in a light aircraft in flight and it has been a non-event every time, I didn't mention it to ATC as there was no reason to, I just told maintenance once I was on the ground. I've never seen ...


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