• Are there non-pilots that are allowed to drive a plane on the ground without actually flying?

    Like a maintenance person moving it from one hangar to another?
    Like a maintenance person moving it from one hangar to another?
    17 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can a pilot with a private pilot license become a commercial pilot? And can i get one at the age of 17?

    Best answer: FAA rules say you can get a PRIVATE pilot's license at 17. You must be at least 18 for a commercial pilot's license. And yes... You CAN upgrade from private to commercial, but you'll need several hundred hours more of VERY EXPENSIVE training.
    Best answer: FAA rules say you can get a PRIVATE pilot's license at 17. You must be at least 18 for a commercial pilot's license. And yes... You CAN upgrade from private to commercial, but you'll need several hundred hours more of VERY EXPENSIVE training.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Commercial airline pilots only!!?

    Best answer: Hey JetDoc. Why don’t you sod off. ???
    Best answer: Hey JetDoc. Why don’t you sod off. ???
    6 answers · 9 hours ago
  • What’s the best way to sell a small airplane?

    Best answer: Trade-A-Plane and Barnstormers are definitely your best venues. You'll do best with good photos, accurate logbook info and a fresh annual.
    Best answer: Trade-A-Plane and Barnstormers are definitely your best venues. You'll do best with good photos, accurate logbook info and a fresh annual.
    11 answers · 6 days ago
  • When flying with a GPS, is the bearing and track indicators true or magnetic?

    Best answer: Magnetic. The bearings and tracks are laid out reference to the WGS 84 geoid with current magnetic variation over the geographic area. The track will change along route both because of the change in variation as well as because it’s a great circle route. If it is integrated into aircraft instrumentation... those... show more
    Best answer: Magnetic.

    The bearings and tracks are laid out reference to the WGS 84 geoid with current magnetic variation over the geographic area. The track will change along route both because of the change in variation as well as because it’s a great circle route.

    If it is integrated into aircraft instrumentation... those instruments reference a direction gyro or Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) which is corrected to magnetic north with a magnetic flux valve and gyro slave system.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Who was the worst GA passenger you ever had and why? How did you cope with him/her?

    Best answer: My mother in law, did you check the oil, do we have enough gas, is this thing safe? As we took off, I hit my hand on the door and said... oh my gosh we just hit a duck! I hope we are going to be ok. A few minutes later I dropped the throttle and acted like we just lost our engine... then banged on the... show more
    Best answer: My mother in law, did you check the oil, do we have enough gas, is this thing safe?

    As we took off, I hit my hand on the door and said... oh my gosh we just hit a duck! I hope we are going to be ok. A few minutes later I dropped the throttle and acted like we just lost our engine... then banged on the glareshield as I brought the throttle up. That was the last time she asked to fly.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Commercial pilots ONLY!?

    Best answer: There are all sorts of "commercial pilots", not just airline pilots, who represent only one segment of commercial aviation. I'm a "commercial pilot" and am home every night. I've had other flying jobs where I was away from home for many days or weeks at a time. So, if you are referring... show more
    Best answer: There are all sorts of "commercial pilots", not just airline pilots, who represent only one segment of commercial aviation. I'm a "commercial pilot" and am home every night. I've had other flying jobs where I was away from home for many days or weeks at a time. So, if you are referring to airline pilots who work for a scheduled airline, that's what you should be asking about.

    Having done airline flying for a portion of my career, I can tell you that you don't get much, if any, choice of schedules or routes when you are first starting out as a newly hired copilot and start at the bottom of the seniority list, and it is that way again when you upgrade to captain and move to the bottom of the captains seniority list. One generally moves up that list very slowly and it can take many years to obtsin as schedule you are happy with. And, too, how long one might be away depends on whether you fly domestic short-haul or international long-haul routes.

    I can also say this from experience. It's very hard on some families and that airline pilots have one of the highest divorce rates of any profession. In the flying profession, like the military, the job comes first and family obligations comne second.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • How are wood framed air craft constructed?

    Specifically, how are the spars, stringers etc attached? In a model airplane the answer would be cement. But how are real airplane (say a Piper Cub) connected?
    Specifically, how are the spars, stringers etc attached? In a model airplane the answer would be cement. But how are real airplane (say a Piper Cub) connected?
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • What will happen if Airforce One suddenly explodes?

    Best answer: Anyone on board will be killed instantly and anyone in the close vicinity would likely suffer injuries at best.

    So basically the same as if any plane exploded suddenly.
    Best answer: Anyone on board will be killed instantly and anyone in the close vicinity would likely suffer injuries at best.

    So basically the same as if any plane exploded suddenly.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it possible to fly a super mini drone with a camera attached into AREA 41?

    It's such a mysterius place, everyone wants to know wtf is going on there.
    It's such a mysterius place, everyone wants to know wtf is going on there.
    17 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why did the Skycatcher fail?

    Best answer: - It was intended to be made in China, many saw this as controversial - its introduction coincided with the 2007 sub-prime crisis and financial problem that followed. Suddenly, the attractiveness of a $150000 twin seater became questionable; many general aviation makers faced huge set-back around 2009, with... show more
    Best answer: - It was intended to be made in China, many saw this as controversial
    - its introduction coincided with the 2007 sub-prime crisis and financial problem that followed. Suddenly, the attractiveness of a $150000 twin seater became questionable; many general aviation makers faced huge set-back around 2009, with inventory that would not sell.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it likely that aeroplane designers can muffle or silence the sonic boom on supersonic and hypersonic aircraft?

    There has been some talk about the return of supersonic aircraft for travel. Can they muffle or silence the sonic boom or is this just speculation? Also, do you think it would affordable for the regular everyday non business travellers?
    There has been some talk about the return of supersonic aircraft for travel. Can they muffle or silence the sonic boom or is this just speculation? Also, do you think it would affordable for the regular everyday non business travellers?
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should I put penetrating oil on a starter motor on a ‘72 Cessna 172?

    Best answer: Gee, maybe you would think like most mechanics and pull the starter to grease up the Bendix shaft. Or you could be like the Jet-Dork and use any WD40 spray can crap rated for a Dodge 3/4 ton truck. Old sorry azzed Skippy-Doc doesn't even know what DEF is for his Dodge truck sitting on the ground. Sorry there... show more
    Best answer: Gee, maybe you would think like most mechanics and pull the starter to grease up the Bendix shaft.
    Or you could be like the Jet-Dork and use any WD40 spray can crap rated for a Dodge 3/4 ton truck.
    Old sorry azzed Skippy-Doc doesn't even know what DEF is for his Dodge truck sitting on the ground.

    Sorry there Mr mehoe Jet-Skippy-Dork, you aren't qualified to grease up a manure spreader "SKIPPY".
    And Pisser-Man is an obvious lunatic who fixed avionics and portrays as a Gubber at the corner shop.
    14 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What additional qualification should an airline pilot have?

    Aside from the licence and school/university education are there any other qualifications or courses that would set you apart from other candidates when applying for a job with an airline?
    Aside from the licence and school/university education are there any other qualifications or courses that would set you apart from other candidates when applying for a job with an airline?
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How come airliners are not affected by icing?

    Best answer: They are affected by icing. On the ground, they need deice and anti ice fluids to remove and prevent accumulation of frozen contaminants on the wings and tail. Certain precipitation like freezing rain and freezing drizzle or heavy snowfall introduce severely restrictive time constraints for these fluids to be... show more
    Best answer: They are affected by icing.

    On the ground, they need deice and anti ice fluids to remove and prevent accumulation of frozen contaminants on the wings and tail. Certain precipitation like freezing rain and freezing drizzle or heavy snowfall introduce severely restrictive time constraints for these fluids to be effective.

    In the air, severe icing from freezing rain or convective activity can overwhelm the in flight deice or anti icing systems.

    Excessive icing on the ground will usually mean flight delays or cancellations. Excessive icing in flight is dealt with by a climb to clear or colder air or diversion around convective clouds or a descent below the freezing level.

    At the cruising altitude of most airliners, the only ice there will be will be in very large thunderstorms which are avoided for numerous other reasons.
    22 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What are the minimum hours and ratings required to get a job flying for a charter service?

    Best answer: For VFR flying, the legal minimum to act as pilot-in-command is 500 hours including at least 100 hours of cross-country flight time, at least 25 hours of which were logged at night; A commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating is required, and a multi-engine rating is needed if a multi-engine aircraft will... show more
    Best answer: For VFR flying, the legal minimum to act as pilot-in-command is 500 hours including at least 100 hours of cross-country flight time, at least 25 hours of which were logged at night; A commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating is required, and a multi-engine rating is needed if a multi-engine aircraft will be flown.

    For IFR charter flying as pilot-in-command, a minimum of 1200 hours is required, including 500 hours of cross country flight time, 100 hours of night flight time, and 75 hours of actual or simulated instrument time at least 50 hours of which were logged in actual flight. For multi-engine or turbine powered aircraft, 100 hours in type is required.

    These are minimums. Insurance requirements or individual company requirements are often higher and may include significant flight time in a specific aircraft.

    Entry level pay varies widely and could be as little as $125 a day for flying a Cessna 206, or even less if just paid by the flight hour or a salaried position. It could also be 2 or 3 times that. The amount of flight time per month varies widely too. It really depends on the job and there is no such thing as a "typical" charter flying job. It varies from tour flights to medevac to light cargo to on demand executive charter to various types of contract flying.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago