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Can a pilot still land if the tower gives confusing Information?
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If there is a doubt, there’s no doubt: GO AROUND.

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What radio equipment do pilots use to communicate with ATC?
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The major communication tools are obviously Vhf radios for voice, another one is HF, particularly in remote place or oceanic. In tran atlantic the voice comms are thru HF with SELCAL( selective call) ...

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Is there any technical word to be used on Radio Telephony, to say that there is a "body air-shipped"?
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The crew needs to be advised primarily, usually via the NOTOC(Notice to Captain) as this falls under Dangerous Goods classified as HUM under IATA. But indeed, the controllers are not made aware of it, ...

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Can I accept a SID if I can't make the required climb gradient on a single engine but have no problem on two engines?
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In Europe and I suspect the FAA has a similar rule, if you are flying commercially, you're allowed to fly the SID...but you need to have performance documentation on the specific airport with the ...

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Is it unusual for an aircraft to flash its landing lights in sequence?
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It is certainly a standard feature on the Dassault Falcon, we have a "pulse"position where it flashes as you describe which we switch below 10 000 ft, and then the "ON" position which we use on we are ...

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Do all A320-family planes have leading edge high lift devices?
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Most Airlines have slats, as a matter of fact, even smaller jets have them. Slats have to do with swept wings which allow to fly faster. Manufacturers use this method to delay the onset of relative ...

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Is "Tally-Ho" used in ATC radio communication, specifically in the UK?
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The short answer is no. It is never used by either controllers or pilots. "In sight" would be the term used by civilians. It's true, that I have never conducted a survey. It was mentioned earlier ...

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What is the official unit of airplane/aviation speed?
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As said above, Knots are used internationally mainly for convenience. 1 Knot =1 Nautical Mile/per hour. And a Nautical mile is 1 degree taken at a meridian i.e a great circle. This relation comes ...

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Why do aircraft need Mach number?
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All the above is true, and just to add a little something: above a certain altitude, all aircraft operate with Mach number and report to the controllers with that, that’s why you’ll hear quite often ...

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What does "Crew: Top of your mind!" mean in commercial aircrafts?
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Could it rather be « crew: top of climb » which some airlines use, but 2 things contradict this: a TOC mid flight is unlikely and although used by some airlines it is more the top of descend we ...

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What are the standard ATC light signals and emergency messages?
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Those signals are regulated by ICAO Annex 2 rule of the air: https://www.icao.int/Meetings/anconf12/Document%20Archive/an02_cons%5B1%5D.pdf Therefore international.Some other ground signals are ...

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What are the role and responsibilities of "fleet captains"?
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A fleet captain basically deals with fleet specific issues. For instance if a new procedure is introduced in the company how is this going to be implemented on the fleet. The most recent example in my ...

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Why is Reverse thrust more effective at higher airspeeds?
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In simple terms when you deploy the reversers (clamshell or other) it is as if you were sticking both your hands out of a cruising car at 200 Km/h, obviously the slower you go the less effective the ...

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What makes airplanes pitch up during landing?
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I don't know if your question relates to the approach phase or the flare. The later as explained above has to do with the elevator, the former i.e for the approach phase you will notice that airliners ...

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Is 'bouncing' an airliner on landing in high winds a deliberate technique, or something always unexpected?
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Usually bouncing is completely undesirable, because this will increase your landing distance quite significantly to the extend you might overrun the runway if you don’t go around.... so better avoid ...

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Can I become a pilot if I have a medical/dental problem?
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This is a link for the FAA i.e the US one: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/aam/ame/guide/standards/ , Europe has other standards, I am not a AME ( Aeronautical ...

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When is the descent clearance requested from ATC?
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I agree with everything said above, adding that it might depend on the PF(pilot flying the leg) in our aircraft, our vertical path is displayed which takes in to account headwind or tailwind and in ...

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What job opportunities are there for low time pilots in Malaysia?
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Malaysia I suspect would be very similar to where i started working a few years back in Africa. In countries (continent) like that you really need to be there if you are a low timer. Hanging around ...

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Is there any regulation to ensure that life jackets and safety cards are on-board?
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User11933, has reproduce the legislation refering to those specific items.To answer your other question ie:who checks it.The flight attends do, in theory. After each flight they are supposed to check ...

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