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How long does it take for pilots to become unconscious after an uncontrolled depressurization at FL 340?
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According to: Time of useful consciousness: Altitude (measured barometrically) - TUC FL150 (15,000 ft; 4,550 m) - 30 minutes or more FL180 (18,000 ft; 5,500 m) - 20 to 30 minutes FL220 (22,...

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Is the landing gear controlled by the pilot or is it automatic?
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The landing gear system is operated by the pilots. The extension and retraction, depend on the action from the pilot monitoring, on 2 pilots operation. The pilot has a lever on their panel, on which ...

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Can commercial air traffic operate from uncontrolled airport, airspace?
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I will answer your question with what we can see in Brazilian Airspace and its rules. In Brazil, there are some airports - non towered, operated by radio stations - which give information such as ...

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How can you identify an Airbus or Boeing from the inside?
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There are many details to recognize, for example: The handle that locks the doors. Image is a still from this video Image source Another way is to read the safety card, on them, you can read ...

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Flight Levels shall be transmitted by pronouncing each digit separately. And how should be FL200 transmitted?
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According to ICAO Annex 10 v.2-2016 8/11/18 No 91 5.2.1.4.1.2 FL 200 - flight level two hundred FL 190 - flight level one nine zero

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How can an airliner make up for time lost?
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On NMOC (Network Manager Operations Centre) there is one member of each airline, and in case of fleet delays, due to weather for example, they discuss and instruct the ATC to expedite one or some ...

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Is it required for pilots to contact ATC while flying VFR?
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Note: This answer is specifically about procedures in the USA; it does not apply to the rest of the world, although most countries are very similar. It depends "where" you are flying resp. in which ...

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How much responsibility does ATC have to alert a flight about being in a dangerous situation?
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On emergency situations, or even on abnormals, the ATC will provide the instructions, according to the manuals and procedures. All the instructions, given by controllers, can be, at any time, avoided ...

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Would it help airlines, if they knew passenger weight before hand?
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Despite of the "delay" during the check in procedures, it would be safer than the average companies usually use. For instance, the latest FAA guidelines on aircraft weight and balance control set ...

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What is the relationship between the terms "airprox" and "near mid-air collision"?
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AIRPROX is the phraseology recommended by ICAO, midair collision, close call and near miss can also be used, but not as a standard phraseology!

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How do pilots fight jet lag?
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Usually, crew member should follow the local time (base/hub time) for their routines on ground, and if necessary, some of the take melatonin to synchronize the circadian rhythms.

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