Constant Speed Props are available on many single engine aircraft and any modern multi engine aircraft I can think of. -The pilot sets a speed for the prop (2500 RPM for example) using a propeller control in the cockpit. The prop governor then changes the prop's pitch as power is increased or decrea...Jump to post
This is true... However, I thought Splitz was refering to something else when he mentioned asking for another slot. To me, that sounds like requesting a backcourse localizer approach. P.s. It should be noted that sometimes ATC won't talk to you for a week after requesting another slot while in the t...Jump to post
Let's not forget the impact of these systems on pilots who like to bounce it in a little rough on landing. Will costs increase for those who would rather land hard on a dry runway than grease it in? My friend frequently visits an outstation because they alow STIFF ops. (Sudden Terrain Impact Forgoei...Jump to post
I'd suggest you look at aircraft and engine total time before you look at age in years. I've flown four year-old aircraft with 4,500 hours and thirty year-old aircraft with 2,000. In this case, the older aircraft required less time in the shop. Either way, if an aircraft is maintained properly, age ...Jump to post
Yes, you will probably always have someone in the cockpit. In addition to the reasons mentioned above, the pilot and flight crew are not the biggest cost in an airline's budget, nor are they a rising cost. Salaries have gone down. *-*Outsourcing is here, but in reverse for Americans. Yes, outsourcin...Jump to post
If they want 90 757 aircraft, they'll probably have to take both P&W and <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> models. The 757 is still very popular with airlines and I hear there aren't a whole lot of them lying around in good condition and without plans to return to service.Jump to post
That documentary you were watching on American showed two flights. One made $295 while another made $18,000. They were just showing how big of a difference there can be, why ticket prices change so much, and why it is so hard to predict airline profitability. Great show if anyone has a chance to see...Jump to post
Great article. The <acronym title="Sunflower Airlines (Fiji)">PI</acronym> and Times usually do a great job with their aviation research. However... "But flying the low-tech Electra -- which has an ax in the cabin in case of a crash landing -- has been special, Mason said." Isn't having an axe (or o...Jump to post
The end of the runway tip is great. Bringing your eyes up to a point in the distance will help you flare at the proper time and hold centerline. Having the proper airspeed on final is very important as well. A few extra knots = a float or bounce. Also, make sure you relax your grip on the yoke. This...Jump to post
As a CFI looking ahead to the next phase of my career, I have a few questions for the airline pilots out there. Does it look bad to Major or Legacy carriers if I work for a small regional airline that has low minimums instead of instructing for a longer period of time and applying to an airline with...Jump to post
Hello fellow pilots, I have my first CFI interview on friday and would love some advice. I'll have to fly commercially to get there, and want to make this trip count. I really want this job! What do you reccomend I bring, say and do during the interview? Any common questions you've been asked? Advic...Jump to post
Sure is hard to tell what the touch down was actually like from the picture. I would guess the gear on a 777 is more than capable of taking several bad crosswind landings. The last crosswind landing I experienced was on an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 777 at Heathrow and tha...Jump to post
My "Educated" Guess: Same reason they still use horizontally opposed engines instead of a V arrangement. Why spend the money to get something new certified when what you have works? They keep building the same airplane with the same engine and therefore the same type certificate so they don't have t...Jump to post
For having to ride a bus, National Express isn't bad. I took their busses for several different trips on my last visit. They're fairly clean, the people on board don't smell like our (American) bus passengers would and the bus drivers are full of good stories if you sit near the front.
Here's a question, Let's say I want to ferry single engine <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> aircraft. I have a CPL with an inst. rating and some spare time on my hands. Is there a website, directory or company that connects pilots with aircraft owners who need their airplane delivered?...Jump to post
If you are under the hood than both you and your safety pilot log the hours as PIC. That's how many pilots build time towards an airline job. They'll split the cost of an airplane rental and one pilot will stay under the hood. PIC time for half the cost!
I wouldn't suggest it. All the seats I know of there are the segmented type. The place also stays pretty busy though the night. I had to wait there for 6 hours once and that wasn't too fun. If you have $50, get a cheap motel room in the seatac area... Just lock your door.
About landing a small airplane in crosswinds... This is something every pilot should practice regularly... with an instructor at first and when it has been a while. You can't choose your destination weather and surface conditions can change quickly. A 15-knot crosswind component will not bother a we...Jump to post
Hey AAFlyer25, As to your fear of flying, it might help to have someone explain to you how an airplane can fly in the first place. Maybe someone already has, but for my friends who were afraid to fly, a quick lesson on aerodynamics helped a lot. It removes the mystery of flight and helps you underst...Jump to post
Thanks for the advice guys. On the CFI issue, I have completed part 141 ground already and a number of flights at the program here, so a flexible program in important too.
As for the multi, I have completed 141 ground and 8 hours in a frasca 242, no flights though.
Hmmmmmmm.... Never thought I'd be posting this message. After 3 years in the flight program at my school, the crap finally hit the fan and many of the CFI and multi engine students are being given the shaft by the flight school we contract with. (It is a very long story but the University has a cont...Jump to post
QX (Horizon) really has their stuff together. They were quick and friendly on this short flight. I'm a pilot getting ready to take their ground school for the Q200 so it was really exciting to fly on the actual aircraft. I was flying home from school instead of driving this year due to terrible traf...Jump to post
KFLLCFII got it right. You can cross any runway on your taxi route except the one you are cleared to. When in doubt, ask. Always look both ways before crossing a runway and ask for progressive taxi if you are confused. Nothing worse than being asked to call the tower.
Planes with lots of hours and cycles (takeoffs and landings or pressurizations and depresserizations) do become more maintenance heavy and prone to problems. Sometimes, those problems are deadly. The 737-200 that blew its top in Hawaii had 86,000 hours and nearly as many cycles. All of that pressuri...Jump to post
Most boeing test flights are done from 10am to 3pm on weekdays. If you want to see large cargo jets, 3 to 6 is an ideal time to watch. Some come in around 12 and one or two come in at 2 as well. It's been a year or so since I've flown at <acronym title="Seattle - Boeing Field / King County Internati...Jump to post
I can't give you any better medical advice that they can, but I can tell you abou the flight training. I have been with many CFIs that are just starting their first job. Most have between 300 and 400 hours. This is becuase it is difficult to some degree to become a CFI with any less than that. By th...Jump to post
I was able to get a student fare last summer to england (from seattle) for about $550. I'm trying to do the same thing again this year in the month of august or september since my girlfriend lives in norfolk during the summer. By the time taxes are added on, the cheapest ticket i can find is over $6...Jump to post
Bottom line: there is no easy way or fast track to an airline career. You'll end up making lots of money and living the good life but the road to the big boys is going to be challenging. This is good though, it proves that you really have what it takes and weeds out the folks who don't give a damn a...Jump to post
The Museum of flight should be open still. Best aviation museum around. It is located on the west side of boeing field. Grab some lunch at the cafe and sit outside, you can watch a very busy airport at work. Most of the cargo jets come in between 11 and 3.Jump to post