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Flying becomes a passion if it's what you're meant to do. Once you take that first lesson you will never see an airplane again without yearning to be in that front seat. You should go up for an introductory flight at your local airport and see how it goes. You can get a sport pilot certificate to start if you want. It's cheaper and would meet the needs of most any recreational pilot.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

The license or "certificate" does not expire, however you must have a flight review every 24 calendar months with an instructor in order to continue to fly. The flight review consists of at least 1 hour of ground school and 1 hour of dual flight with the instructor to ensure you haven't developed any bad habits.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

Most headset and aircraft mics have noise cancelling because between engine and wind noise it would be difficult to understand the pilot without it. To use the noise cancelling mic it must be very near the lips

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

Personally I'd much rather fly in a DC10 than an L1011.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

You can use a program like to see flights that are on an instrument flight plan. That won't get you any info on most flights though.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

They can use almost any jet fuel on a short term. For longer term use there is usually an adjustment required on the fuel controller.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

Jets, by nature perform better at altitude. Fuel economy and performance are much better up high.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

It is very common for small airports not to have a control tower, radar, or communications equipment. There are very well developed procedures for "uncontrolled airports". There is a standard traffic pattern that aircraft fly at almost all airports (consisting of a downwind, base, final, and upwind leg) and there are specific radio calls that are supposed to be made at certain points in the pattern. Most airports have a fixed base operator to supply fuel and services. They often monitor the common traffic frequency and supply some info to pilots about wind direction and runway in use. There's also a specific way to enter the pattern - usually at a 45 degree of the downwind leg, Yes it's possible for aircraft to collide and it happens several times a year - usually when a low wing airplane is above a high wing airplane in the pattern. Neither can see the other so occasionally that can happen.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

You should have been escorted off the plane and charges files for violation of Federal Aviation Regulations. IF she had done her job she would have had you arrested when you landed.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

To an atheist, the threat of hell is just one more brainwashing trick of religious education. There comes a time, if one is alert through life when one finally discovers that it's purely ridiculous to pray to God for your team to win or for this to happen or that to not happen. There's no value in it. The only good it does is to give the person praying false hope. Face it, stuff happens. Unexplainable things happen and religious people call them miracles. Religion was invented because people couldn't understand why things happened so they created a deity as an easy explanation. If you research religion, the Jesus-like character has existed in many different stories in many different times even to ancient times (many many years BC) The Bible is so often taken out of context and only the portions that are convenient to the follower are ever followed. Many current trends, such as tattoos are expressly forbidden in the Bible,. In today's world a majority of Christians seem to be conservative politically which does not even begin to follow the teachings of Christ, who promoted social programs, give your riches to the poor, etc.... No atheists need not fear hell because it will be filled with Christians. While Christians all endure the rapture the atheists will gladly stay behind and take care of the Christians' pets.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

Only in the practice of thinking of what you need to say before you key the mic. Possibly in being able to understand incoming transmissions also, but that won't help too much unless you have an idea of what kind of calls you can expect in each circumstance so that you can deal with some of the rapid fire controllers out there.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

From a pilot's point of view, every aircraft comes from the factory with a checklist of things to look at specifically before every flight to ensure airworthiness. It's generally called a walk-around inspection, checking flight controls for security and condition, tire condition, engine for obvious problems. propeller, fuel and oil quantities. and many other things. The walk around also includes checking to ensure all required paperwork is there including weight and balance, airworthiness certificate, aircraft registration, operator's manual. etc. I would also check the log book to verify the transponder check was done within the past 24 months and the annual or 100 hour inspection is current. From an A&P mechanic point of view much the same applies, however I would look much closer at the maintenance logs for engine and airframe.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

If you're going for a Private Pilot Single Engine Land (PPSEL) certificate you don't need to know anything about IFR approaches. You will learn to fly traffic patterns and all the maneuvers and procedures required for that and for safe flight, learn how to navigate, and learn about airplane systems. You can get a huge head start by looking at websites and you tube links from places like,, and UND aviation.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

It's quite permissible to do so, however a general aviation pilot in a low performance plane should be ready for fast instructions and quite a bit of maneuvering to stay out of the way. The best time to do it would be at night. Here's a youtube video of one doing it.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

It is not only ******* for a VFR only pilot to fly in the IFR system, it is also potentially very dangerous. Even many IFR rated pilots are killed each year from spatial disorientation. IF you are on a straight in approach to a runway with a localizer or ILS and just tune it in and fly the ILS I don't think that's an issue.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 03, 2017

I would understand, but I'm a private pilot so that may not count.

Aircrafts | Answered on Feb 02, 2017

no they are not delta wings. they are a double tapered wing.

Aircrafts | Answered on Jan 16, 2017

yes just pay the higher price.

Aircrafts | Answered on Jan 15, 2017

North Americans often say " Seven Oh Seven " (erroneously) -
We often also used " Oh " in flight numbers - such as " Clipper one oh three "
They often use " Oh " rather than " zero " when giving phone numbers.

Aircrafts | Answered on Jan 11, 2017

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