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Since they allow some large well known airlines special call signs like "Cactus" then they allow them special numerics as well.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 22, 2018

You will just have to get checked out on any aircraft that you want to fly, with a flight instructor.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 22, 2018

Getting your aircraft pilot's license takes work (and money), but it is well within the reach of anyone of normal intelligence and physical ability. I've known college students who basically collected pop bottles for the deposit, and picked up part time work on weekends, and managed to get an hour or two of training every month or so. Took them a couple of years to get their license, but they managed it.

For a normal category license, you are looking at about 40 to 60 hours of flight training (actual time in the plane). Not all of that requires an instructor. Once you "solo," you will be allowed to fly by yourself (with the instructor's approval). Often the training aircraft will be older and very basic planes - but that's just fine. It's the basics that you are learning.

It takes lots of practice, and there is a lot of book learning (weather, regulations, principles of flight) as well. But you can do it if you want to. Most things that are really valuable take work.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 05, 2018

Are you asking about the certification of the aircraft itself (14 CFR part 3 vs. 14 CFR part 23?), or approval for instrument precision landings (ILS CAT III)? If the latter, it's really not an aircraft issue, but rather an equipment issue. That means you can have two aircraft of the same type, but one is equipped for CAT III and the other is not.

CAT III is basically autoland, which means it needs redundant navigation equipment, computer throttle controls, etc. But you could, in theory, outfit an old Citation with all that and get it approved (at some huge price <G>). And, don't forget, the crew needs to be certified as well.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 05, 2018

Pilot can do anything he judges best for his flight.

Aircrafts | Answered on Jan 29, 2018

Yes but the heat will be dryer. Its a lower water content.

Aircrafts | Answered on Jan 29, 2018

Its easier to control the airplane with that balance, a twin like that would be easier than a single for the same reason that the prop rotation makes the plane easier to turn to one side than the other.

Aircrafts | Answered on Jan 29, 2018

Wings provide lift with enough speed against the air mass.

Aircrafts | Answered on Jan 29, 2018

Changes in terrain and weather, planning assent/descent, and for balloons seeking the desired wind direction to get somewhere.

Aircrafts | Answered on Jan 29, 2018

Depends on aircraft and altitude.

Aircrafts | Answered on Jan 29, 2018

Its a business deal. You could contract for a fixed minimum period of time.

Aircrafts | Answered on Jan 29, 2018

That would be the ground prox system on the aircraft it lets the flight crew know how far they are above the ground during an approach to the landing runway.

Aircrafts | Answered on Jan 26, 2018

Yes. There are propeller driven airliners in service today, mostly on short routes.

Aircrafts | Answered on Jan 16, 2018

I have never heard of that (although maybe you should suggest it to them). I am fairly active on COPA (Cirrus Owner and Pilot's Association), and I have never heard it mentioned.

I will tell you this - the parachute works. It's an emergency device, and the plane is rarely salvageable, and you *may* even get banged up - but the impact under canopy is almost always survivable. And that is far better than the outcome for most IMC loss of control or aircraft control failure situations in conventional aircraft.

Aircrafts | Answered on Jan 16, 2018

Your subject choices are apt. But just bear in mind that, what Airlines are looking for when they say they are looking for future pilots, is exactly that (and nothing more). E.g; if at some point during the multi-staged interview process, you are given/placed into a scenario that is not 'on a plane', for instance. you're asked to role-play the role of a boss of a furniture factory, a disgruntled customer had phoned in and complained to your staff(a manager) about the color of paint used on a chair.. how do you resolve the issue?
Answer: YOU must take that scenario and make it plane/pilot related. So Boss=Pilot, staff(manager)=Hostess, customer=passenger, color of chair=brand of soda served..
And then you resolve THAT scenario, and follow up by going back to the furniture factory scenario. THAT is the type of candidate that will make it through to the simulator stage of pilot assessing

Aircrafts | Answered on Jan 13, 2018

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