• How would this WW2-looking plane do in real life?

    How would this WW2-looking plane do in real life?

    A superfortress military transport. Has 5 large propellers on the front, including a nose propeller slightly larger than the wing ones. Then 2 small reverse-propellers on the tail with blades shaped like ship turbines, with the engines of a fighter plane. Is this a good design?
    A superfortress military transport. Has 5 large propellers on the front, including a nose propeller slightly larger than the wing ones. Then 2 small reverse-propellers on the tail with blades shaped like ship turbines, with the engines of a fighter plane. Is this a good design?
    12 answers · 5 days ago
  • THE a 350-800 AIRBUS PICTURES FROM THE U.S. AIRWAYS AIRLINE SEARCH OF THE JOB TRAINING FLIGHT DIRECTOR, BLUE AIRCRAFT?

    ONE HAS A BAD EXTENSION ON THE FILE ENGLAND-JOHN KRIEKER AVG. WHY IS IT OFF CENTER OF THE TAXIWAY? IS IT IN THE JUNKYARD? USC 49 CHP. 8
    ONE HAS A BAD EXTENSION ON THE FILE ENGLAND-JOHN KRIEKER AVG. WHY IS IT OFF CENTER OF THE TAXIWAY? IS IT IN THE JUNKYARD? USC 49 CHP. 8
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • Aircraft Info?

    Best answer: Google is your friend.
    Best answer: Google is your friend.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it possible to see Seattle AND Portland together from the plane?

    Best answer: As the crow flies, Portland to Seattle is around 145 miles From 35,000ft, the horizon is around 220 miles away So it's theoretically possible but it is doubtful that the air would be clear enough that you can actually see that far and the orientation of the plane and seat position would affect which direction... show more
    Best answer: As the crow flies, Portland to Seattle is around 145 miles
    From 35,000ft, the horizon is around 220 miles away
    So it's theoretically possible but it is doubtful that the air would be clear enough that you can actually see that far and the orientation of the plane and seat position would affect which direction you could actually look.
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • Fighter Pilot Question?

    Seeming that you are going to retire from the Air Force as a fighter pilot, and was interested in becoming an airline pilot, what other steps would you need to take or do for the transition? What license do you get from being a Fighter Pilot?
    Seeming that you are going to retire from the Air Force as a fighter pilot, and was interested in becoming an airline pilot, what other steps would you need to take or do for the transition? What license do you get from being a Fighter Pilot?
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • What is the total cost for flight training in the USA,?

    Best answer: The cost typically falls between $65,000 and $85,000 to obtain a CPL with multi-engine and instrument ratings. After that, it would require a flying job in small aircraft to accrue the 1,500 hours flight time necessary to qualify for the ATPL and an airline job. .Most people obtain a flight instructor certificate... show more
    Best answer: The cost typically falls between $65,000 and $85,000 to obtain a CPL with multi-engine and instrument ratings. After that, it would require a flying job in small aircraft to accrue the 1,500 hours flight time necessary to qualify for the ATPL and an airline job. .Most people obtain a flight instructor certificate in order to build that extra flight time. The FAA does authorize an ATPL with restricted privileges to applicants with only 1,000 hours and who have graduated from an approved CTP flight program which includes a college degree in aviation. Such programs take 3-4 years to complete and typically cost $200,000+, and restricted ATPL holders may only fly as a copilot. Only regional airlines will hire such people however, so it isn't really worth the financial investment required. It's best to obtain a CPL and build flight time toward an ATPL the traditional way..
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • I know you can own planes! But can you own a glider?

    How would it work if I owned a glider?
    How would it work if I owned a glider?
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Fighter jet aerial maneuver?

    I see in a lot of Hollywood films fighter jets' aerial maneuvers have high acceleration and great speed. Below are some links. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEEQGVH_zfY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv7cjo7BVE8 Are real fighter jets' aerial maneuver closer to the those seen in Hollywood movies?... show more
    I see in a lot of Hollywood films fighter jets' aerial maneuvers have high acceleration and great speed. Below are some links. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEEQGVH_... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv7cjo7B... Are real fighter jets' aerial maneuver closer to the those seen in Hollywood movies? I've been watching a lot of war movies, as World War III seems to be approaching?
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • What majors should I take for aviation? To whom can I go to if I need a job as a pilot?

    Best answer: Strictly speaking you don't need a college degree to be an airline pilot, but it helps your chances that you do. A couple of years ago SkyWest Airlines, a large regional carrier based in St. George, UT, hired 37 pilots; only one didn't have a college degree. It doesn't matter much what your major is,... show more
    Best answer: Strictly speaking you don't need a college degree to be an airline pilot, but it helps your chances that you do. A couple of years ago SkyWest Airlines, a large regional carrier based in St. George, UT, hired 37 pilots; only one didn't have a college degree. It doesn't matter much what your major is, but the ones that involve lots of science and mathematics are preferred. Some universities, such as University of North Dakota, offer flying lessons as part of their education curriculum.

    You can earn your Private Pilot Licence (PPL) by taking ground school and flying lessons at your local General Aviation airport. The PPL requires a minimum of 40 flight hours, but in practice it takes between 60 and 80, and costs up to $8,000. After that you have to earn your instrument and multi-engine ratings, also at your expense. Flying is a perishable skill, you have to fly a minimum number of hours per month to keep your ratings current.

    After the 2009 Colgan Air crash the Congress passed the law that requires the airline pilots to have at least 1,500 hours of flying experience. You can get the hours by becoming a flight instructor, flying crop dusters or towing banners along the beach, but with low hours your chances of landing a job are not good, and if you know someone who helps you get a job, the pay is low. Most people are doing it for the flying hours anyway. You can pay for your ratings and hours yourself but it can cost over $100,000.

    Another way to get flying experience is through the military. However, you should pursue this option ONLY if you want to serve your country, not for the free flying lessons. The pilots in the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps are commissioned officers. To be an officer you must have a college degree and graduate very near the top of your class to be selected for the flight training. Many apply, few are chosen and even fewer get to fly. If you wash out of the flight training you don't get to go home, you must serve out your your enlistment. If you pass the flight training, it's "Wings plus Ten." You owe the Uncle Sam 10 years of your life. So between waiting about two years for a flight training slot to open up, up to 18 months of flight training, depending on what you get to fly, and 10 years of operational flying you are looking at 13 to 15 years before you can sell your services to the United Airlines.

    Of the airlines in the US only jetBlue that I know of makes its own pilots, and only dozen or two dozen per year. The competition to get into jetBlue's ab initio training program is fierce, even fiercer that the one for the military flight training. A successful completion of the program does not guarantee the graduate a job with jetBlue either. Graduates go on to fly Cessna 402s from Boston to Martha's Vineyard or from Fort Myers to Key West for Cape Air, jetBlue's regional affiliate before, with some luck, finding their way into a right seat of a jetBlue's E-190.

    If you manage to tiptoe your way through the tulips and get all your ratings and hours, you can get hired by a cargo airline. Forget UPS, Atlas, or FedEX, or even Kalita. You will fly auto parts to the assembly plants in the planes with questionable pedigree and maintenance at the time when normal people should be sleeping in bed.

    If you are lucky you get hired by a regional affiliate of a major airline. At least the regionals take better care of their planes; a crash of an old DC-9 full of pick up truck steering columns does not cause as much splash in the news as the crash of a regional jet with 70 passengers aboard. While the starting pilot pay had improved over the last couple of years, whether you fly cargo of passengers, the pay is still low, in some cases new hire co-pilots are eligible for Food Stamps.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why is the Beechreaft Baron $400K more than the Piper Seneca?

    Best answer: A few things. Piper has alwys been bargain basement unless loaded with lots of amenities, why it outsells the beach. Load both up with the same avionics and options they compare very close. Sure, you could stick Allisons eiither plane and up the price another 500K. Here is a novel notion, get a low time used at far... show more
    Best answer: A few things. Piper has alwys been bargain basement unless loaded with lots of amenities, why it outsells the beach.
    Load both up with the same avionics and options they compare very close.
    Sure, you could stick Allisons eiither plane and up the price another 500K.
    Here is a novel notion, get a low time used at far less than new and special order for either plane.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should i be a pilot?

    is it worth it? how much money could i make? is there competetion in this feild????? does studying this thing envolve studying math? pls tell me everything about it
    is it worth it? how much money could i make? is there competetion in this feild????? does studying this thing envolve studying math? pls tell me everything about it
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is a Boeing 737-800 a 2 or 3 cabin?

    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do airplanes fart clouds?

    Best answer: Jet engine exhausts are mostly water vapour. At the right altitudes, the vapour forms contrails, often of ice particles. In busy air corridors, those contrails merge with many others and form layers of wispy clouds. With the worldwide almost total shutdown of jet transportation in the days after the... show more
    Best answer: Jet engine exhausts are mostly water vapour.

    At the right altitudes, the vapour forms contrails, often of ice particles.

    In busy air corridors, those contrails merge with many others and form layers of wispy clouds.

    With the worldwide almost total shutdown of jet transportation in the days after the atrocities on September 11th, 2001, there was a measurable decrease measured by satellites of the reflectivity of the Earth’s atmosphere, and that was due to the lack of clouds caused by jet contrails. As soon as the flight ban was rescinded, the reflectivity increased once more.

    So yes, jets farts form clouds.
    10 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Do civilian aircraft mechanics require a security clearance?

    I understand that places like Lockheed Martin probably require their aircraft mechanics to have security clearances, especially when working on military projects. But what about normal airlines such as Delta, etc. How common are civilian aircraft mechanic jobs that don t require security clearances. I tried... show more
    I understand that places like Lockheed Martin probably require their aircraft mechanics to have security clearances, especially when working on military projects. But what about normal airlines such as Delta, etc. How common are civilian aircraft mechanic jobs that don t require security clearances. I tried search engines, but all I get are job posting websites that don t answer my question.
    10 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How can I make $5,000 in a year as a teen?

    Best answer: It'll be a little difficult at 15. If you're in the U.S., you need to get a work permit first. Then you'll have to find an employer willing to hire a 15-year-old. However, if you manage to get a job and you do a good job for a long enough time, you should be able to scrounge up 5,000. (Also consider... show more
    Best answer: It'll be a little difficult at 15. If you're in the U.S., you need to get a work permit first. Then you'll have to find an employer willing to hire a 15-year-old. However, if you manage to get a job and you do a good job for a long enough time, you should be able to scrounge up 5,000. (Also consider doing side jobs such as mowing lawns.) If you're looking for ideas of where you can apply, a bunch of fast food chains will hire minors. Some theaters will hire them as ticket takers, and if you're lucky you might find a favorable retail job.
    12 answers · 3 weeks ago