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Pretty much every FO struggles with this. Technically yes, in the extreme case. If the actions of the capt are about to get everybody killed or otherwise endanger the aircraft, the FO is supposed to have the authority and an obligation, after a suitable verbal interchange, to intervene by saying "I have control" and take over. Generally there needs to be ...


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Yes, the FO is allowed to take over control from the captain on his own initiative, if the circumstances justify it. One case that I know off where it saved the day was this incident of Lufthansa. On rotation for take-off the aircraft started to roll. Corrections by the captian only aggravated the situation until very quickly the aircraft's wingtip was ...


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In real world practice, ATC will have a specific direction for traffic to land and takeoff based on their specific criteria. Regardless of which direction ATC chooses to make the traffic flow, the PIC can choose any runway and/or direction he wishes to land. As long as both parties coordinate and agree, the aircraft can land based on the ATC’s chosen ...


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The answer depends a lot on the type of plane being flow. While plenty of air traffic controllers are also pilots on the side, it is highly unlikely that anyone on duty at the time would happen to have a type rating in a large complex turbine aircraft, and/or enough knowledge to talk through checklists. They may be able to offer very generic advice such as ...


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Generally speaking, ATC must instruct an aircraft to go around whenever the controller has reason to believe the landing cannot be performed safely. In most cases, an ATC-initiated go around is caused by unexpected unavailability of the landing runway, for example if another aircraft, vehicle, person, wildlife (birds) or obstruction enters (or fails to leave ...


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If by Flight Control Room you mean Air Traffic Control, not very likely. Simulators are operated by flight instructors. They will role play ATC for the “pilot” being instructed. So of course, they know the aircraft intimately. There is no requirement for ATC personnel to even have a pilot certificate. If they do have a pilot certificate, they will not be ...


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In this case, the passenger landed a two-seater with the help of flying instructors based at the airport. During this incident, ATC phoned a type-rated pilot and relayed instructions. The passenger did have 150 hours on spamcans but hadn't flown for years and never a turboprop When her husband collapsed, the wife of a pilot was talked down by another ...


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