Waked
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In short: acclimatization, both chronic and acute. During your Tibet-trip, you had probably spent days at high altitudes, allowing your body to acclimatize to the lower oxygen partial pressure (...

The "extension" at the front is called "dorsal fin". Its main purpose is to improve directional stability in high side-slip situations (asymmetric flight due to engine failure, crosswind landings, etc)...

Altimeters are calibrated to a standard atmosphere model (International Standard Atmosphere, ISA). What the altimeter shows you is the vertical distance between the altitude equivalent to your ...

This answer will be quite anecdotal (I have not seen a survey on the question). It will answer the question for "most people I've worked with", and for "my" aircraft (B737NG). Also, the usual ...

$V_X$ published in the manual is $V_X$ for flaps up. $V_{X_{F10}}$ will be slower than $V_{X_{UP}}$. Most likely, the speed in the procedure is, or is very close to $V_{X_{F10}}$. $V_X$ (speed for ...

Yes, almost all modern computer navigation systems take this into account. The track between two points along the "spherical" earth is called the great-circle track. Except for a N/S heading (or a E/...

To my knowledge, no established procedures exist for any contemporary civilian airliner that would land with any gear up to decrease landing distance. However, contrary to other answers/comments, in ...

They are searchable at FNS NOTAM search: https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/ A link is provided to a PDF, containing a link to the actual LTA. (Filter by LTA, remember the agreement might not ...

First calculate horizontal component of airspeed, then add the wind: $$v_{GS} = cos(\theta) * v_{TAS} + v_{wind}$$ with $\theta$ being the angle between the horizon and the path of the aircraft in ...

Each operator is of course entitled to apply stricter regulations, but there's no restriction against carbonated drinks in the IATA-DGR (based on the ICAO TI, which sets out the framework for ...

Excerpt from the FAA Publication "Instrument Procedures Handbook": Standard taxi routes improve ground management at highdensity airports, namely those that have airline service. At these ...

In my view, the best tool for reminding yourself of recurring "household chores" is by using a timer, if the noise profile of your aircraft allows it. (Try it! You can probably hear more than you ...

In a modern B737 (NG/MAX) (and probably most other comparable aircraft), this is trivial. The simplest (and most realistic option for an emergency turn procedure) would be to fly the procedure in HDG ...

Without having flown this particular aircraft: According to Wikipedia, the aircraft is powered by the, non-turbocharged, Lycoming O-540-E4C5. This means that in a climb for instance, where you'd ...

Other than being controlled by Take-Off Run/Distance Available (TORA/TODA) or Accelerate Stop Distance Available (ASDA), all field limits, maximum $V_1$ is also controlled by $V_R$ (Speed for rotation)...

On the Boeing 737 NG: ALT ACQ is always armed when flight directors and/or autopilot is engaged in a climb/descent mode (V/S, VNAV, LVL CHG, TO/GA, CWS P), it is however, as you suggest, inhibited in ...

No clearance is required for VFR Flight in Class C airspace. It is however required to establish two way radio communications (FAR 91.130). The most common interpretation I've come across is that as ...

A propeller not affecting the velocity of the free stream air would not generate any thrust (or drag), as the propeller works by the principle of creating thrust by accelerating a large mass of air, \$...

My experience from flying Commercial IFR in Europe is that ATC never proactively re-route around bad weather, but are however usually expedient handling requests from pilots (heading changes to ...

Very rarely will a manual directly be used by flight crew for calculation of fuel uplift. Flight crews generally receive an Operational Flight Plan prepared by the operator (the airline), or an agent ...

The procedure used would depend on which information is conflicting/unreliable (and of course the aircraft type). With one or more unreliable airspeed indications (which is one of the more critical ...

During "normal" flight with wings level, the amount of lift generated will vary with the wings angle of attack (alpha). Within the normal flying envelope of the aircraft, the relationship between lift ...

ICAO document 4444 contains phraseology and pronounciation in chapter 12. It might however be a little bit difficult (but not impossible) to find online, as ICAO documents are rarely officially ...

From my subjective experience, training pilots without driving experience is not a big deal, as long as it not an indicator of being uninterested in things technical. (Remember, tons of people start ...

The easiest way to find out for a particular aircraft type is to check its (TCDS) Type Certificate Data Sheet. In it, you will find its certification basis and airworthiness category (CS-22, CS-23, CS-...

As stated in other answers, the receivers used by FR24 is not the same receivers as ATS use. In a comment you indicate that this is irrelevant: "I'm not asking about coverage, but position accuracy,...

Gyromagnetic compasses do indeed exist even in smaller aircraft, and need not be overly complex. The basic principle for an analog system is as follows: Heading is measured against a gyro rotating in ...

Yes, they need to be corrected, mainly for two reasons: 1) Legally, the horizontal criteria for circling is the distance from the threshold of each usable runway (search for TERPS circling criteria ...