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Florida CFI Endless Bummer Edition

Welcome to the /gag/~

/gag/ is dedicated to all the pilots and pilot applicants out there, and although the name suggests otherwise, airline, military, and charter discussion is welcome. Keep it on topic, keep the shit throwing to a minimum.

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>>1256986
Boi this better either be near SUA or FPR cuz I know this coastline
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>>1256990
its nearby yeah
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Any military pilots in here?
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It's interesting to see how in 30 years of this raid, pilots got older and the planes got smaller and lighter.

http://www.rtsl.fr/rallye_2019/html/videos_youtube.html
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why are hot air balloons so expensive?
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anbody know much about working for Planesense? Training/how many hours you fly/contract? I just applied with 1,000hrs
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Oh no not another episode of “Sunday traffic patterns at the best breakfast spot around.”
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My school has some serious safety issues and won't refund the money for the hours that i haven't flown (Almost all of them). Should I sue them?

Europe btw
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>>1256986
Any advice for new student pilots starting out?
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>>1257001
Yeah what's up
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>>1257570
Right rudder
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>>1257670
Please explain this meme.
Is this caused by spinning prop, and this affects only single-engine AC?
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this thread is a lot slower than the last one

do you all hibernate at the first sign of frost?
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>>1257693
Keep trying to take a picture when I’m up but I keep forgetting. Also had 2 flights cancel today; one for student not knowing his stuff and the other for lack of resources.

>>1257672
God I wish it were a meme. It’s cause by spiraling slipstream (propwash hitting the vertical stabilizer and pushing on the rudder), torque (equal and opposite reaction from the engine’s rotation), and P-factor (descending blade has a higher AoA than the ascending blade at high power, high AoA, and low speeds causing asymmetrical thrust from the propeller). New pilots and applicants just don’t add rudder cause they get fixated on other stuff and half of the flight is uncoordinated. They are frequently reminded to use more right rudder.
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Any advice for someone who´s dreamed of becoming a commercial pilot since age 6, but lives in a shithole in central america which has no flight schools and can´t really afford one atm, guess I still got time since I´m just about to turn 19, but I still don´t know how to get there
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>>1257709
Start with having rich parents. Relocating to another state would not be such a big deal.
>>1257700
Sounds like you're flying on untrimmed a/c.
You may need to apply a lot of left/right rudder on descend/takeoff, but the rudder should be trimmed in such a way that you don't have to apply a lot of pressure on cruise. I used to fly on a lawn chair like that. Rudder was trimmed with a bungee cord. After 3 hours of xc my right foot was getting very tired.
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>>1257700
>Keep trying to take a picture when I’m up but I keep forgetting
Why don't you take someone to take pictures for you?
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>>1257709
Military? But they won't hire basedboys.
I think Sopa-de-Macaco has some flight schools for sure.
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>>1257700
>God I wish it were a meme. It’s cause by spiraling slipstream (propwash hitting the vertical stabilizer and pushing on the rudder), torque (equal and opposite reaction from the engine’s rotation), and P-factor (descending blade has a higher AoA than the ascending blade at high power, high AoA, and low speeds causing asymmetrical thrust from the propeller).
So... It is caused by single prop spinning, right?
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>TFW the Florida winter is beginning
enjoy your snow faggots
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>>1256986
How do I learn 'foxtrot uniform Charlie kilo India November golf' phonetic alphabet?
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>>1257779
buy a kneeboard and actually fly
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>>1257782
But seriously?
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>>1257787
git gud, memorize that shit and fly a lot so you'll ease into it. when I started out I didn't know shit for radio but eventually I got better at it the more I flew
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>>1257779
Literacy say the NATO phonetic alphabet in order a lot. It’ll come.
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Planefags i am visiting San Diego and can someone please explain why the airport is located in the CENTER of the city and is a massive annoyance every 8 minutes REEEEEEEEEE I understand getting to the airport in 5 minutes is a blessing but why as opposed to my local airport (DIA) I would rather drive the 45 minutes into the middle of nowhere than live with this
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>>1257779
Spell adverts, plate numbers of the passing by cars when you're driving/walking. Helped me a lot. Even better if you can do it out loud without attracting too much of unwanted attention.
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>>1257868
lmfao like there's any other feasible location for an airport anywhere near SD, just get a different hotel faget
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>>1257595
I applied to my country's air force (Canada). I got a good score on my aptitude test but I'm preparing for my interview at the moment. If you don't mind I'd like to ask some questions.
What aircraft do you fly?
Why did you decide to become a pilot in the military specifically?
What's an average day entail for you?
What was the most difficult part of the application process?
How did you deal with the more difficult parts of your application?

Thanks in advance, anon.
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>>1257769
>TFW the Hawiian slightly cool and ranier season begins.

Enjoy your sub 60 temperatures faggots.
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>>1257750
I get busy trying to fit all the shit into the allotted time while my student drags their feet on checklists and procedures.

>>1257747
>untrimmed aircraft
All three of the aforementioned factors of left turning tendencies occur at high AoA, low airspeed, and high power setting. If the aircraft needs constant rudder pressure during level flight the ground-adjustable tab on the rudder isn't set correctly or the rudder cables aren't tensioned properly.

>>1257761
It is caused by the engine and propeller, yes. It affects multi engine planes arguably worse because you now have twice the torque and P-factor.
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>>1257996
>student drags their feet on checklists and procedures
ffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuckkckk
Literally everyday i remind myself multiple times that A) the student needs to learn this and B) every .1 they waste doing checklist i get paid to do nothing
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>>1257997
How do you like being a CFI?
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>>1258004
That says a lot, I have heard mixed things at least. Are you at least logging a decent amount of flight time?
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>>1258005
im getting good time yeah, depends on the school though. Im about to the place where i can apply for real jobs
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>>1257996
>the ground-adjustable tab on the rudder isn't set correctly
This is what I meant by
>untrimmed aircraft
That thing on the rudder is called rudder *trim* tab.
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>>1257996
>It is caused by the engine and propeller, yes. It affects multi engine planes arguably worse because you now have twice the torque and P-factor.
Why engines can't spin different directions to compensate?
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>>1258021
Some do... those are called "handed" props (bc they are like your hands that way). However, that does add to the cost, and now one engine is more "critical" than the other in case of failure on one side. Overcoming that left-turning tendency depends on the plane design. Size/configuration of the rudder, engine distance and angle from the centerline. Push-pull types (engines in front and rear of the fuselage) cancel each other out. Pic is Burt Rutan's Boomerang... assymetrical and weird-looking af, but it was designed to minimize all of that for easy handling even with an engine failure.
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>>1257984
sub 60s is pretty comfy here and it never rains so there's no excuse to not fly
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>>1258046
Having propellers on a multiengine aircraft spin in opposite directions removes the critical engine issue.
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>>1258046
I'm trying to imagine what the performance and handling issues would be like on this plain if the nose engine failed.
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>>1258091
>plain
What's the point of being able to cancel posts before they go through if it doesn't fucking do anything.
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>>1258090
This.
But it increases the price. At the very least you'll need "left" and "right" prop, cam shafts, and pickup/magneto locations.
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what is the most amount of ice you've picked up in a non-FIKI plane? I got about an inch today on a single engine cessna
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>>1258115
I think the most I've gotten is a quarter of an inch.
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this thing popped up on my local craigslist

there's no way you could legally fly this in the usa, right? it's multiple-engine, and fucking jet turbines at that, strapped to your feet
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>>1258159
Would probably be fine up to a certain altitude.
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Why is there still so many MD11
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>>1257971
Not the same anon that replied before but I'm a pilot in training in the RCAF.

1. Doing phase 2 on the Harvard right now.

2. it's a lot more exciting than commercial flying, better pay and job security compared to entry-level commercial jobs

3. Average day is spent preparing for your flights, briefing, flying (or getting cancelled due to weather which happens a lot at this time of year) and de-briefing.

4. Aircrew selection in Trenton

5. Study for the mental arithmetic portion of the aircrew selection tests at this website: http://www.speeddistancetime.info/test
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an aircraft ive been looking for for a while now has popped up on barnstormers, but the catch is it's in canada (and 30 fuggin hours away by car)

is importing from canada to the usa a nightmare for aircraft, or is it easy? can i just truck it in and call it scrap parts?
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>>1258159
Probably counts as an ultralight, no license needed
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>>1258159
This thing is supposed to be wired to the ground/sea right? at least that's what I saw from a nearby amusement park
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Post pictures.
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Mad skills.
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>>1258260
Can you 92 gasoline (European octane number) into some Cessna which needs avgas100ll?
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>>1258262
No, afaik. Continental is a high compression engine, it may start detonating on a lower octane fuel.
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>>1258263
How about this https://generalaviationnews.com/2012/06/04/c150-owner-saves-800-annually-with-autogas/
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>>1258263
They have like 7:1 ratio while modern shitbox has 10:1, and yet, shitbox can work on 91 gas
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>>1258272
>modern shitbox
They all have injectors and the ignition timing is controlled by a computer.
These engines are designed to adapt and run on low-octane fuel even though they have higher compression ratio. But if you put lower grade fuel into an old carb+magneto engine designed to run on a higher fuel grade - it will probably run ok for a while, until you end up with crooked exhaust valves and spark plugs.
There's also a problem with alcohol contents. Fuel lines and all related rubber parts may start cracking and decomposing unless they are designed with alcohol in mind.

But probably the most important problem is regulations. You can put any donkey piss in your experimental a/c and fly at your own risk, but if you intend to do business, you must adhere to the operator's manual, which states what type of *certified aviation fuel* is acceptable for this specific engine. AFAIK, none of the automotive fuel is cross-certified as an aviation fuel, so chances are none of the certified engine's operation manual has a reference to any type of mogas. Rotax on the other hand has a line of non-certified engines (e.g 912UL). Ops manual for them states which types of aviation or automotive fuels are acceptable. The manual is actually the only difference - certified and non-certified versions are physically the same. The only difference is what you are allowed to do with them. If you put non-certified engine in your plane, the whole a/c becomes non-certified and you're a Chad now.
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>>1258091
Handling would actually be easier than a similar engine failure on a more standard multiengine design. The dead weight of the nose engine is much closer to the good wing engine. So you don't have to bank into the good engine as much, and the drag is on the fuselage, half the distance than a right-wing engine would be... so less rudder needed to stay straight. Less overall drag and easier control, so gives you better chance of getting it back. Weird, but good... making planes symmetrical is more of a habit than a necessity. Burt Rutan designed other asymmetrical planes that also flew great. Pic related....intake on one side, gun on the other, with tilted engine exhaust.
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>>1258432
>They all have injectors and the ignition timing is controlled by a computer. These engines are designed to adapt and run on low-octane fuel even though they have higher compression ratio.
Yes, but some 90's shitboxes with carbs had engines with 10:1 compression, and ran on 91 (RON) without any problems. Injection won't magically allow engine to run on donkey a piss.
> but if you intend to do business, you must adhere to the operator's manual
Or be in thirdworld shithole.
>If you put non-certified engine in your plane, the whole a/c becomes non-certified and you're a Chad now.
But can you make non-certified a/c certified by installing certified part back?
I guess I know why nobody cheap on fuel, engines are expensive, there is no 92/95/98 gas in the airports.
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Any CFIs in here? Currently working on my commercial licenses, wanna know how the pay is around the US. I would hope to instruct part time, and fly skydivers on the weekends, always been something I've wanted to do. Just how brutal are the CFI checkrides?
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>>1258530
>Yes, but some 90's shitboxes with carbs had engines with 10:1 compression, and ran on 91 (RON) without any problems
Old carburated shitboxes with mechanical ignition used to have compression ratio of about 8:1. And none of them were air-cooled.
>Injection won't magically allow engine to run on donkey a piss.
Injectors + oxygen sensors allow near-perfect stoichiometric mixture regardless of how oxigenated the fuel is or how high is the fuel grade (within reasonable limits).

But I agree, it is not a single thing which does the magic. It is the whole lot of things:
- manifold turbulence
- intentional limit for the peak power output
- water cooling (keeps CHT stable)
- ignition timing (electronic ignition allows superior timing control and this is extremely important for anti-knocking)
- continuous mixture control (go reach if EGT goes too high)

10:1 engine must be specifically designed to run on 91 RON, otherwise it may detonate. Other thing to consider is a safety margin. Having detonation problem in a car is not nearly as bad as having the same thing in a plane. Aircraft engines must be designed to run at a high power setting (WOT during take off, or 75% on cruise), while automotive engines are designed to run at 10-25% most of their life. Given that detonation is most likely to occur on a higher power setting it is also adding to the mix.
>Or be in thirdworld shithole.
Yeah, I've heard horror stories about a fuel contamination at gas pumps in Russia.
>But can you make non-certified a/c certified by installing certified part back?
I don't think so, although regulations may vary depending the country.
Certified a/c must be always maintained by a certified mechanic. If something goes south with the plane, some poor bastard's AMT/AME license is at stake. If you were allowed to tamper with the plane, no one would probably agree to take the blame of releasing it to service, even if it was legally possible.
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>>1258678
>>But can you make non-certified a/c certified by installing certified part back?
Although, I'm not sure what would happen if you are AMT your self and doing dodgy stuff to your own experimental a/c and what to get it back to certified state.
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>>1258534
The oral and flight for CFI can be a bit long but it depends on both your preparation and your examiner for how rough it’s gonna be. Just remember to give the important ideas, reference the ACS, and have a source for everything you say.
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>>1258530
>I guess I know why nobody cheap on fuel, engines are expensive, there is no 92/95/98 gas in the airports.
I've heard an interesting story about an ultralight club trying to set up an official mogas pump at the field. They've got the figures and made arrangements with one of the major fuel supplier.
Supplier was initially very happy and even offered a huge discount. Club got the county and the aviation authority approval. The pump and the tank was successfully installed at the supplier's expenses. But when the time came to actually fill the tank, the supplier suddenly pulled out. They had to dismantle the pump and take it back at their own expense.
Turns out that someone at the very top of the company heard that they will officially supply fuel to an airfield and has instantly terminated the contract. I can only speculate why they've done it, but it seems to be very reasonable to me.
Imagine you are a fuel supplier and must adhere to certain automotive fuel standards. What's the worst which could happen if you occasionally don't? Someone's car may stop somewhere and if the guy is smart enough to go with an investigation which will point back at the bad fuel in your pump, you, as a pump owner, would have to pay for the repairs and promise that this will never happen again. But what if some one died in a plane crash and compulsory investigation points back at you? First of all, it's going to be all over the media. Then you'll have to deal with dead bodies and aviation authority lawyers at the court.
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>>1258678
>Certified a/c must be always maintained by a certified mechanic. If something goes south with the plane, some poor bastard's AMT/AME license is at stake. If you were allowed to tamper with the plane, no one would probably agree to take the blame of releasing it to service, even if it was legally possible.
I didn't know that.
I guess it would be much cheaper to get an experimental amateur built (modified) a/c. It would be cheaper from the beginning (since it can't fly commercially anymore), and it will be cheaper, since non-certified mechanic (owner) can service it. Btw, can you fly experimental with friends and other pax?
Anyway, I think it is possible to make in normal again, but it would be expensive (paperwork and so on).
>>1258679
As long as it is not documented it is fine, but it is semi-legal.
>Imagine you are a fuel supplier and must adhere to certain automotive fuel standards. What's the worst which could happen if you occasionally don't? Someone's car may stop somewhere and if the guy is smart enough to go with an investigation which will point back at the bad fuel in your pump, you, as a pump owner, would have to pay for the repairs and promise that this will never happen again.
This is literally what was happening in Russia. It is Russian roulette, gas might be fine, and next day they will fill natural donkey piss.
>But what if some one died in a plane crash and compulsory investigation points back at you?
Dead can't sue. But this rule will work only for individuals.
Worst case if plane crashes, people got injured. You might end up paying for medical, for airplane repair/replacement...
>First of all, it's going to be all over the media.
Media is cool to general aviation. They are even cool to freight crashes.
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>>1258706
>I guess it would be much cheaper to get an experimental amateur built (modified) a/c.
Experimental/ultralight/microlight regulations are different depending on the country.
It is not so unusual to sell used 10 years old non-certified 2-seater a/c for +$100,000.
>It would be cheaper from the beginning (since it can't fly commercially anymore), and it will be cheaper, since non-certified mechanic (owner) can service it.
Yes, it is usually much cheaper to maintain non-certified aircraft, even if you're not doing it yourself. Although there is nothing complicated about changing the oil and the oil filter yourself, which is a major part of the 50/100 hour checks.
> Btw, can you fly experimental with friends and other pax?
Yes. You'll need to pass annual inspection and fly the first 25-40 hours solo. You are not allowed to fly it for profit, although I think it's ok to share the fuel costs at least in some countries.
>Anyway, I think it is possible to make in normal again, but it would be expensive (paperwork and so on).
AFAIK, it is not possible. At least not in the UK.
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>>1258199
>http://www.speeddistancetime.info/test
I've been practicing these tests everyday. Since you're RCAF this is perfect. How long did it take between writing the forces aptitude test and Aircrew Selection? Also where abouts are you from and are you going for fast jet?
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>>1258836
The wait time can vary quite a bit depending on when you're available to do it. My recruiting center tried to get me loaded on an aircrew selection course just a month after doing the aptitude test, but i couldn't make it work with my exam schedule, so I had to wait a few extra months. I'm from BC, and I am trying to go jets, though it isn't a great time to become a jet pilot right now, so we'll see what happens.
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>>1259049
Good luck man. I already graduated Uni so I’m hoping to get going ASAP. I’m from Montreal so Kingston isn’t far for me.
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>>1257971
USAF C-130 pilot, still currently in the training pipeline for MC-130 so not very experienced yet. Looks like that other anon was able to answer your questions pretty well, and I don't really have knowledge of the Canadian process. I guess what I can answer is that I started down the military aviation route because it was a stable job and offered a much different experience to the average commercial pilot, also it's a great resume padder if I do decide to go commercial after leaving the military. Also an average day usually consists of various squadron duties like working the step desk or making popcorn and various busy work, while studying things like aircraft systems and emergency procedures to stay sharp for checkrides. On flying days the mission planning shop will hand me all the materials I need for the flight but I'm responsible for checking it over to make sure the filed routes, LZ/DZ info, and charts all make sense for the mission. Then it's route study with the navigator, then we go out to the plane to brief the crew, walk around, fly, debrief, then go home.
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>>1259145
Thanks a lot. I'm sure there's a lot of overlap in the daily routine.
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WHY ALL MODERN AVIATION USES RETARDED UNITS? REEEEEEeee!1111
WHY ONLY SOVIETS USED NORMAL UNITS?
No, really, why knots, when km/h exist? Why feet, when meters exist? Why nautical miles, when kilometer exist? Why weird tons, when metric exist? Why everyone, who wants into aviation should learn fucking units based on subway sandwich length?
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>>1259526
Because the US invented aviation. Deal with it
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>>1259531
Yes, but I don't live in US, so I should have normal, world-wide known units, not some subway sandwiches per hour.
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>>1259536
to be fair no one here uses knots either so it's just as foreign for us
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>>1259526
>No, really, why knots, when km/h exist?
One knot is equal to one minute of latitude. Navigation is more important than your unit preference.
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>>1259526
Same reason why a British pilot once told a German pilot why he had to speak english in a german airport
>Because they lost the bloody war
Also the USA invented Aviation
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>>1259531
>>1259558

>the USA invented aviation

u wot
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>>1259563
Frenchies get their aerodromes and random other french terminology, we get the units. millibars can suck a dick
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>>1259563
Fixed Winged Aircraft are an american invention
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>>1259582
"Fixed Wing" is a phrase helicopter pilots use to feel important. Its airplane single engine land, not fixed-wing single engine land.
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>>1259582
Brazilian.
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>>1257747
How’s Daytona beach?
>>1257769
>>1257984
>tfw northern Virginia winter is starting
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>>1258242
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>tfw plane went in for maintenance last week
>tfw should've been back tomorrow
>tfw got a call they found a bulge in the exhaust system and have to order replacement parts
Welp
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>>1259671
Sounds all too familiar
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>>1258678
To add to that, classic airplane engines rotate very slowly and thus have lower piston speeds, giving more time for an explosion to turn into a detonation. But i'm disappointed airplane engines are not designed to run with higher compression ratios to take advantage of the lower temperature and pressure of air at high altitude, it would be a tradeoff between slightly less power at takeoff (which would have to take place at part throttle) and better power and fuel efficiency at higher altitudes.

Then again, carburettors are still widely used despite their problems with icing and syncronization.
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>>1259673
I guess modern stuff has higher compression.
Anyway, it works, it is bullet-proof. Sure, it could consume less fuel, but... I can't even afford 1960's plane yet. I don't even have a license.
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something like this was flying at my local airport today

i talked to the guys flying it, and they called it a 'gyroglider' and told me people use them as gyroplane trainers

but i got to wondering later: how to hell does the FAA class these?

they aren't gyroplanes, because by definition gyroplanes are powered

while i think they could be classed as gliders, im pretty sure the few glider pilots ive met would scoff loudly at that. and theres no way you could get a glider ppl in it

what do you say /gag/
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>>1259792
Got an idea of the specs of the thing? Looks really interesting, probably would be classed a ultralight not needing license
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>>1259797
what do you mean by specs? i didnt think about asking them the weight, but i assume it's pretty light/ ultralight for unpowered is 150 i think, not sure what this thing weighs

its a frame with a chair, some little wheels, a rotorhead, and a pair of 25 foot or so rotor blades. no engine

it's tethered by a car (not sure if you could do it with a plane?). the forward movement causes the blades to spin, creating lift. it rises like a kite, and the tether is disconnected by the pilot who then zoops around in autorotation until he comes back to the ground
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>>1258260
Wait, can you really just buy a ultralight and be in the air? Sounds crazy as a europoor
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>>1259049
What's the deal with that 'gusset' fin forward of the vertical stabiliser? You see them often on planes with squared off tailplanes, like the P-51 for example.
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>>1259526
Navigation is key and we got their first so we wrote the rules.
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>>1259908
Not true, the French were the first, and have always been world leaders.
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>>1259557
That's not true. First of all, a knot isn't equal to an angle, it's a measure of speed, and is equal to exactly 1,852 km/h, or one nautical mile per hour. Second of all, the nautical mile was originally based on the distance over the Earth's sphere when you moved along a meridian by an angle of one minute, except not much later we found out it's inexact, as arcs of minutes are shorter at the equator, and longer at the poles. Worse, it loses any practicality when you stop moving in a strictly north-south direction. In the day and age of current year, with current technology, the nautical miles/feet system makes 0 sense. It would work just as fine with

Feet are absolutely unjustified, as they are not even an exact subdivision of the nautical mile, which is defined as 1 852 metres.
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>>1259914
Why US-tards can't just use meters, kilometers, and kilometers per hour, and metric tons of fuel?
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I have stupid question: why B*eing stretched 30 meter long 737 into 44 meter long 737 MAX, if they could shortened 757 (and they had designed short 757)?
Sure, 757-100 didn't take off back in 1980, but now airlines want exactly this... Also, they would have less problems, since 757 is much newer, wings are higher, so kosher engines would fit. Wingspan is larger, so more fuel efficiency, plus higher cruise speed...
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>>1259918
From what I know, Reagan halted the metrication process that had started in the mid 70's. Whenever Americans elect some clown that will "Make America Great Again", the country is set back three decades.
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>>1259926
When US will elect thirdworlders? I think I can fix US...
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Hello! I am a bit confused and need a little info. So im just another wage cuck. But once I have enough money, I would like to work on entering flight school.

What work is there for amateur pilots? I'm not looking for big airport gigs, rather the smaller stuff. If anyone has anything, it would be 100% appreciated.

Also - I would love to get a degree, totally saving up, but many have suggested going the simpler route of
fly first, school later. I don't have much guidance in real life, so I must resort to online aid.
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>>1259946
CFI
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>>1259956
Whats CFI?
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>>1259918
Why can’t you function with more than one unit system? They are all arbitrary anyway.
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>>1259959
>wants to go into flight school
>doesn't know who the CFI is
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>>1259961
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>>1259956
that poster wasn't me, calm your roasting.
Is there a high demand for flight instructors? Does anyone know any tips before I get too far into this?
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>>1259959
Lurk moar newfag
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>>1259961
That is why flight schools exist. All they do is teach students abbreviations and shit. And CFI exist there as well.
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>>1257709
What country? Couldn't honestly say man but your military or a law enforcement agency would be your best bet
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>>1258534
Like this anon said
>>1258534
Its a bear. At one point I think during 2008-2013 the CFI Initial First time pass rate was somewhere in the vacinity of 20%, which means 80% failed first time. When a few of my buddies went to the airlines and asked if they had any training failures on their record, they were asked to not include initial CFI.
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>>1256986
>be me
>get super into Band of Brothers
> want to own a C-47/DC-3 and run curahee daily
>Dont give a shit about family because I have none. The only bros I have are on the battlefield or 6 feet under..
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>>1259959
certified flight instructor
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>>1260471
take your blog shit to reddit
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>>1260471
Why don’t you enlist in the Air Force or Air Guard as an aircraft loadmaster and you can deploy paratroopers from C-17s?
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And, so it begins.....
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>>1259526
Modern China use metric unit for things like flight level too
>>1259539
Where?
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>1965 tour package from Hong Kong to Japan
>The leg to Tokyo will use "IATA Luxurious jet aircraft"
There were jet aircrafts that aren't IATA?
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>only until the end of next June/start of Juli before the theoretical exams run out
>still have to fly a bunch of navigation flights and all of the radio navigation training
>only got saturdays to fly
I'm scared, I don't want to have to redo all these exams

>>1260745
IATA is just the airline association, a business jet is not necessarily going to be under IATA standards for example. IIRC at least.

>>1259526
It doesn't really matter. It's just numbers on your instruments that you have to memorise, you're not going to convert any of these for anything and they all work with eachother as is.
The only really annoying one is when one plane uses gallons for calculation and another uses liters or kg.
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>>1259910
Right... Maybe with lighter than air, but not so much when it came to aeronautical navigation.

Also, seems like Paris is burning m8. Great job leading by example. Shit posting aside, I hope everything gets better over there for you all.
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I have my initial class 1 tomorrow but somehow managed to miss the part about needing my GP records with me to give to the medical examiner. So I'm going to have to try and get in my GP first thing and beg them to print me some form of records before the hour drive to the aeromedical center.

Am I fucked?
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>>1260935
Reschedule?
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>>1260938

They want 48 hours or you pay the full amount AND have to book another at full price.
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>>1260941
Hmm you may be cucked, I don’t know desu
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>>1260945

There's a chance they'll hand me a record tomorrow morning but if not I'm gonna call them and tell them I don't have it. If they say I have to rebook then tough shit it's my mistake and i'll take the £500 hit I guess. Shit happens.
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>>1260935
lol last two times i got my medical, the doctor listened to my heart then we talked about his helicopter and his tesla. Then I handed him a $100 and he signed my paper and that was it
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All went ok but I need fucking glasses.

>mfw
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>>1260935
I have a small hump. Will it somehow class 1 medial? For what do they check?
>>1261149
Glasses is OK. Fixing back is expensive.
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>>1260647
which exam?
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>>1258159
Which local Craigslist? How much? I would seriously consider buying this for the right price. Hopefully with a parachute...
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>>1258221
You're thinking of the ones that work by shooting out seawater from a hose. These are actual, air-breathing, turbine engines like you would find on a cruise missile or expensive af rc plane.
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>>1261293
Indianapolis, IN
$1500

we live all around corn, so if meth doesnt kill us, amateur aviation does

sometimes both
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>>1259946
>
You cannot work AS A PILOT if you don't have a commercial pilot's license. Other kinds of work that may consider amateur pilots: aerial photographer, aviation museum guide, Signature Flight Support, UAV ("drone") operator (pilot or payload); helicopter news camera operator.
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>>1261297
wouldnt aerial photographer and helicopter news guy be considered working 'as a pilot' or 'in furtherance of a business'
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>>1261298
He means the non pilot wielding a camera or microphone depending on which of the jobs you’re specifically referencing.
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>>1261296
At first, I was stoked for the little turbine-powered hoverboard for $1500. Then, my bullshit meter started screaming. Little sucker looks like it has 6 r/c-sized turbine engines on a platform. Buddy, any ONE of those engines probably cost $3k or more. Since its Craigslist, its gotta be a scam. If you're local, do go check it out in person. I hope that I'm wrong, but since the water-powered version costs as much as a Tesla, I just don't see how. Bring some backup if you go.
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>>1261248
FIA
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TFW you see your local international airport in your anime
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>>1261601
I would squeal if I saw MIA, MAD, or ORD in an anime
Also I'm not sure but I think outside of Japan, we only see IAD, JFK, and most prominently LHR in anime.
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>>1261717
TFW they show Five Guys from the B concourse
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>>1261717
>MIA
Why do they make it so inconvenient to transfer between Tri-Rail and Metrorail? It looks like there's a direct connection, but every time, I end up walking a lot further than it seems like I should have to.
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Well fellas I passed my Commerical checkride today. One of my best flying days too. Got broken up with from a 2 year relationship, got burnt out on flying and a bunch of other personal shit that happened. It's almost ironic how much my personal life went to shit when I had to set it aside and be "professional" about it and fly when I didn't want to.

On to multi and time to find a job :)
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>>1261898
>On to multi and time to find a job :)
I assume you're going for CFI then?
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>>1261898
Congrats lad.

Why don’t you start your CFI now, start racking up your hours immediately and just do your multi over the course of the next year? You’ll get to 1,500 faster that way
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>>1261900

>>1261904

Nope, I don't have the patience for CFI. I have a local aerial survey opportunity this spring while I'm doing my multi. That should get me up to 500-600 hours and put me in a good spot for Air Choice One or Cape Air or something like that
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>>1261905
I wish I was as lucky as you.. i’m studying for CFI right now and I’m seriously dreading this shit. I should be like this guy and work in Hawaii

https://youtu.be/XbRSJWGscp8
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>>1261906
Yeah I got really lucky. The Chief of Flight Ops at the aerial survey place was a student in my commercial ground school and he is really into giving low time pilots opportunities.

Also, if Mokulele wasn't such a shit company it would be awesome working in Hawaii
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>>1257779
What >>1257875 said. Just start using it. Every time you spell something out, use the radio letter for it - even if only in your head.
>>1258159
Best way would probably be to operate it as an ultralight under Part 103, but since it's faster than 55 knots you'd need to get a waiver from FSDO as per §103.5. Similar waivers are commonly used to permit paraglider and hang glider pilots to conduct tandem (2-person) training flights.

Otherwise, to operate under Part 91 it'd have to be registered as an experimental aircraft, probably powered lift category, and you'd need a pilot's license with a powered-lift category rating (and AFAIK the only people with those to date are test pilots and ex-mil who were trained to fly tiltrotors or jump jets). So potential dead end there.

Either way, I'd call your local FSDO and ask what they think the best route would be.

>it's multiple-engine
Oddly enough, that's completely irrelevant in either case. ONLY airplane-category aircraft have to deal with additional hurdles when multiple engines are used for propulsion. The FAA makes no such distinction between mutli- and single-engine examples of ANY other category of aircraft (helicopters, airships, etc.).

>and fucking jet turbines at that
Again, not an issue whatsoever for Part 103, nor for Part 91/61 in this case. § 61.31(a)(2) ONLY applies to airplanes in particular. Jet-powered motorgliders are exempt, as would be any hypothetical jet-blimp or jet-autogyro.
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Check out these cool engines I saw today
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>>1262061
OK they're not actually sideways
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>>1262062
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>>1261905
Lucky cunt. I'm going to have to buy my hours.
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>>1259946
Ok,,,start,,Now!
,,paper airplane,,build,,Fly!,
,,,thatseasy,,howas the flight?,no drift?, clean descent?,open runway??,
,,,learn the crash,,avoid.,
,now play with weight and balance,,how little makes disaster!,
,,,doit!, everyday,,twice,,fly,,putitin your Dreams.,
,,we want reports!,flight analisissy!,Pics!,
,pic of Pplane,,,,,,ill wait,,,,,,
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>>1262061
>>1262062
>>1262063
What museum?
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How we doing boys? I think I'm about to be offered a job at a cargo airline. It's not one of the big boys like Cargolux etc but it does give me the opportunity to get stuck in and there will be jumpseating required for some overnight ops in different places. Downside is it's mon-fri so it greatly reduces my flying opportunities. Even so, the amount I'll learn and the time I'll spend on the flt deck makes it surely worth it. Right? RIGHT?
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>>1262173

For clarification: this is an ops job not a flying job, im only doing PPL atm.
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am i the only one in here flying helicopters?
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>>1262205
what do you pay for lessons?
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>>1262136
It's the Rolls-Royce heritage centre in Derby UK
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>>1262205
Explain how autorotation works.
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>>1262205
Due to the sheer costs involved you might just be
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>>1262173
you're getting paid right?
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>>1261723
there's a station that has both the tri-rail and the metrorail. also lose weight fatty
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>>1259946
>What work is there for amateur pilots?
nothing for you unless you have a commercial pilot's license
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>>1262612
what if i sell $150 handshakes that include a free hour flight
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>>1262615
>Private Pilot Privileges and Limitations
>1. As a private pilot, you may not act as a pilot in command of an aircraft that is carrying passengers or property for compensation or hire, nor may you be paid to act as a pilot in command, except a) You may act as a pilot in command, for compensation or hire, of an aircraft in connection with any business or employment if the flight is only incidental to that business or employment and the aircraft does not carry passengers or property for compensation or hire.
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>>1262610
>lose weight
I'm underweight.
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>>1262615
If you get caught you will lose your license
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>>1261909
what is the survey company? i'm a survey pilot too
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBXWCiG8v64
Why it was recommended to me by YT? I don't speak chopstick...
And why chink is ranting on Airbus interior?
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>>1262858

https://youtu.be/Qe50R7Iufls
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Is United Airlines about to unveil a new lively??.

https://youtu.be/NGs3hiETjfY
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>>1263036
They should revert back to their old livery. I wasn't happy with the stolen livery from Continental.
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>>1257868
What up fellow DEN-bro.
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Need some advice guys. So I'm getting to the point of applying to colleges in the hope of working for an airline. I've started getting my PPL and I'm considering ASU and Western Michigan, anyone have any advice for applying?
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>>1264052
ASU will have better weather year-round for flying. That being said its gonna be hot in the summer. Michigan will be freezing in the winter, and stuff like ceilings, visibility, wind, and icing (plus deice ops) will fuck with your flight training.
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how do i get a blimp rating without working for goodyear
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>>1264339
In North America? Is there even anyone else that operates them in the US besides GY?
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>>1264567
Hot air airships are somewhat popular in Europe, there's even a competitive scene for it

But in the US it'd be illegal to fly these without a blimp rating
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>>1262320

Well, the engineer says "I had to tab a blade down, we'd better do an auto", your palms get sweaty, you realise you haven't done one in years and tell him "I haven't got time, I'll do one on the way home and tell you how it went". And then neither of you speak of it again
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Anyone got tips for the CFII checkride?
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>>1264339
>Later this month, Goodyear will launch its newest airship, the 246-foot, 10-ton Wingfoot Three, out of a hangar in Akron, Ohio. It's a big deal, and not just in the literal, bigger-than-most-jumbo-jets sense.

>It's the culmination of a seven-year effort to break from the company's century-long tradition of blimp-making and to adopt sleek, modern airships designed by Germany's Zeppelin conglomerate. In short, Goodyear is getting out of the blimp business.

>Very few of them have. Only 128 people are qualified to fly airships in the U.S., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Aside from contractors and experimental pilots, we count that about 17 of them are paid to do it full time. And 13 of them fly for Goodyear.

>The others fly for AirSign, which has operated the blimps advertising MetLife and DirecTV. AirSign operates only one ship at present, but it has 14 other blimps and a pool of trained pilots on standby.
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>>1264915
Study the pilot cafe IFR guide. Fly good approaches. Mine was a joke compared to CFI
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https://youtu.be/bQzqr-2sgLc
Video of Japan JASDF's upcoming 77W that would replace their 744 as government chief plane
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>>1261898
>It's almost ironic how much my personal life went to shit when I had to set it aside and be "professional" about it and fly when I didn't want to.
Not ironic at all. Life's way of saying "concentrate on THIS detail so you can be ready when the other parts fall into place." Sorry about the relationship, but if she dumps you just when things are about to get interesting professionally, you needed her gone anyway, whether you know it yet or not. One day you'll have someone who appreciates the hell out of you and your career. That's how it worked out for me. "Living well is the best revenge."
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Guess this is the best place to ask.
Practicing my mental math speed/distance/time and fuel calculations with this site.
http://www.speeddistancetime.info/test
But I'm having some trouble figuring out "tricks" so speed it up.
I usually split the hour up as 2 of 30 mins, 3 of 20 mins, 4 of 15 mins, 5 of 12 mins, etc. but I get stumped when I get one like this.

At 340 mph, how long does it take to travel 51 miles?

Nothing divides nicely.

t=d/s
t=51/340
t=0.15hr
t=9min

Also Just got accepted to air force pilot selection at the end of February so the grind is on.
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>>1265997
Think of it this way:

If I’m going 60 kts I’m traveling 1nm per minute. Multiply to the nearest speed, so in your case, 340 is close enough to 360, which divides nicely by 6. 360 kts/60= 6nm per minute. 51nm is close enough to 60nm, and at 360 kts it would take 10 minutes, which is close enough to your answer of 9 min for mental calculations.

It’s all about ballpark figures.
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>>1259925
737 pilots don’t have to aquire new type ratings and its easier to sell to boomer executives stuck in the past.
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>>1264925
If I ever found myself with Paul Allen/Larry Ellison money, I'd spend it on building a replica of the Akron/Macon fitted out as a dieselpunk air-megayacht capable of launching and recovering something like a modified Staggerwing, Howard DGA, Spartan Executive, or Lockheed Electra as a "tender". You know, for when you need to visit airfields that you can't put the big girl down on.

Also, just passed my PPL written, on to my Stage III, checkride, and spending the 1st half of 2019 quitting my day job to blitz my way to CFI as quickly as possible!
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~~~Reminder~~~

airplanes > women
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https://twitter.com/Gatwick_Airport/status/1075756803747647489

What are drone shitters trying to do?
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>>1266133
id be happy with a retired goodyear blimp
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>>1266251
I'd rather an Airship Industries Skyship 500 or 600, just because the Porsche aircooled engines and those ducted fans combined to make one of the sexiest-sounding aircraft of all time.
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>>1266261
And yes, it used 80s Porsche flat-sixes, and the Skyship 600 used the turbocharged engines off of the 930 Turbo.
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>>1266261
yeah but where are you gonna get one of those now

theres a ton of old goodyear blimps still around
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>>1266264
iirc there are still Skyships flying today, and I know there are a bunch of gondolas and envelopes in storage, no different from those used Goodyear blimps you would find.

Besides, the only non-military postwar Goodyear airship I'd have any interest in owning (other than the NT's) is the one I know I'd never be able to get my hands on.

Otherwise, I'd rather own a WDL than one of the old piston Goodyears.
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>>1266274
cool beans, next time one pops up on ebay lets go halfsies on a skyship flying club
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Is a pilot a cool career?
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>>1262742
Air Scout. Central Illinois, pretty small company
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>>1265735
Thanks anon, you're right. :)
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>>1266299
Like any job that comes down to attitude.some regional pilots are absolutely miserable despite having historically high pay and work rules. Don’t come into aviation looking for solutions to your happiness. That being said there are many like myself who have always aspired to be involved in aviation. Nowhere on earth does anyone have the perfect job. While I can only speak for myself I absolutely love my job and have enjoyed all the flying I’ve done so far. Yes it has pros and cons but I was careful to research what those were and decided they would fit the lifestyle I wanted. It is up to you to do the same.
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>>1266584
Do pilots have more free time@home?
In theory they should... But I'm not sure if it is fun being awake in 3:00 AM
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Passed the FIA with a 91%

Soooo glad I have no more written exams until ATP, but that won’t be for another 14-15 months or so
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>>1265997
60/1 rule nigga, just like what >>1266001 said. Make things as simple as you can. 60/1 is the holy grail of pilot mental math.
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>>1266587
That also depends on your job. I spent 210ish days gone in 2018 and was hired in February and had to take November and December off due to an injury. I have buddies who flew less than 30 days. I also have friends who are almost never gone overnight because they do mostly day charters. All depends on your job.
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anyone got any airport/airline horror stories?
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Fffuuuuuucccccccckkkkkk DA20’s

That is all.
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>>1266717
Yes. Imagine flying for 12 hours, surrounded by cry babies, that can't control urination and defecation.
I can't wait until I become a fucking pilot, just to fly on jump seat, where passengers can't reach you that easily.
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>I’m friends with someone who’s very senior at JetBlue, the other day he asked me how my flight training is going. Then he said to me “get some letters of recommendation from your instructors, get to a regional so they pay for your ATP, and once you finish your ATP, contact me.”

Wew lads.
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Anyone getting put in for the January Air Force rated board? Hoping to be selected and to pass medical.
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>>1267624
What's wrong with the DA20?
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Is it wrong for me to fucking HATE these pilot bunnies? I fucking despise them

https://www.instagram.com/pilotnoelle/
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>>1267624
There is literally nothing wrong with the little Diamond
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>>1268365
why would an airline ever allow their pilots to dress like that?
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>>1268433
What a stupid question.
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>>1268434
why? She is dressed like a slut. If I was a passenger on that flight I would have thought “what the hell is this??”
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>>1268435
You don't sound like the type to go to burning man anyway, so who cares what you think in this matter.
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this is the MD-80.
say something nice about her!
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>>1268365
No, of course not.
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>>1268435
>She is dressed like a slut.
i hope you dont see how stewardesses dressed in the 60s
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>>1268540
based benis DC-9
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>>1268583
Post
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>>1266717
>be me in June 2017
>fly to Spain for the first time in 10 years
>fly an AA 777-200ER
>AA68 MIA-MAD and then YW from MAD-ALC
>get a delay on the gate for 4 hours
>get dehydrated on flight due to booze and flight attendants are cunts
>land in MAD 4 hours late in the morning
>miss two connections and be stuck in MAD T4 Domestic for 10 hours
>finally get on the 10pm flight on YW to ALC on a Bombardier
>the fucking Bombardier was more comfy than the 777
>finally arrive to my hotel at 3am
Fucking hell AA68 is always delayed for some retarded reason
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>>1268540
Very pretty girl. I wish that I could get a 1/200 model
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>>1259818
outside of the regulations regarding being in the air, if you built the aircraft 50+% yourself you get to avoid 99% of the regulations.
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>>1268365
So you hate sharing aviation with women, especially if they happen to be hot and fun. Gotcha. Hope your "no gurls allowed" club keeps you warm at night. Here's a New Year's present to everyone else.
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>>1269186
we got a salty beefer here
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>>1269236
dafuq is a “beefer”
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>>1267729
>mfw dad is good friends and old squadron mates with the chief of recruitment for a major airline
>mfw gotta get to regionals and get to minimum requirements before they both retire
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I am about to do my Discovery flight. Anything I should ask/do with instructor?
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>>1269396
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofXxe5ntoXU
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>>1268540
man, i love the look of the american MD-80s. spent a good deal of my child hood in those things.
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>>1269399
ask what happens ,,at 5280 feets AGL?
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>>1269482
i remember hearing rumors on some pilot forums that american might be considering buying -8is. i wanted to believe but deep down i know its not true.
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>>1269488
>AA buying 747s
Next you're going to tell me that Iberia is getting the 777x
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>>1269653
i know theyre not. it was just baseless rumor. although i dont think it would be the worst idea for them.
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I work full time monday-friday, 3pm-11pm. I have $15,000 saved up specifically for my PPL. How long do you figure it will take me to get my license if I am mostly competent and using my weekends wisely for lessons/hour building. I live in Toronto, and there is a flight school in the downtown area on an island.
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>>1257570
You STILL need more right rudder.
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>>1270162
My instructor tells me I'm using too much
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>>1266717
How old is that picture, I got off a 757 the other day with windows that looked identical to that.
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Just a reminder that
Airbus > Boeing
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Can I pass a flight physical if I have been diagnosed with PTSD but have never taken medication, never been a facility of any sort, and can have my physician write a letter saying I am not a harm to myself or anyone else?
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>>1270762
You might have to go through some thorough additional testing. I had to jump through a shitload of hoops just because of an ADHD diagnosis when I was in middle school.
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So apparently Qantas is the worlds safest airline.

>It is extraordinary that Qantas has been the lead airline in virtually every major operational safety advancement over the past 60 years and has not had a fatality in the jet era.

www.airlineratings.com/news/worlds-safest-airlines-named-for-2019/

Is this legit?
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>>1270815
I am waiting on the FAA to get back from shutdown to ask people some questions. How long did it take to get through the process? Did you go through an AME?
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>>1270086
maybe in 6 months or so. I flew only once a week, and there was 1 months I didn’t fly at all. I got my ppl in about 10 months
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>>1270815
Wew wew. I was diagnosed with ADD in elementary school. I never told the government about that
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People at my school are pissed. Apparently nobody can take any written exams due to the shutdown. I wonder if that’s effecting checkride too
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>>1271510
ADD isn't even an officially extant diagnosis anymore, iirc.
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>>1271594
well thank God that I still have a bit to go before taking my exams and checkride
>goddammit it also means I have to do my solo, CC, Solo CC and 1 more hour of night flight
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>>1270653
pretty recent, i think.
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>>1269653
yeah, crazy to think that airlines would actually do something smart for once.
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>>1271699
You will never see Iberia buying a boeing again. They might be owned by a major Boeing customer, but thats the fact
>ywn see a 777-200ER on IB colors
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>>1257570
Taking big brakes in between lessons (week or more) is the fastest way to waste money and time.
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>>1271709
thats going to bite them in the ass, i guarantee it.
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>>1271772
>>1271772
Really? I though to begin with renting a CFI with plane once in a while, while I'm studying ee degree in uni, and later, if I'd like flying continue with proper flight school, while working as some shady repairman.
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There are some birds that fly at 37 000 ft. They weight 10 kilos.
What can happen to a jet liner, if it accidently one?
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>>1271809
The A350 is a good plane though. I just think that that what they need is the A350-1000 to replace the A340-600s though. A350-900 could work as their version of AA's 777-200ERs
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Really not looking forward to being a CFI for 2 years
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>>1272332
Sounds shitty. I'm probably going to end up buying my hours, which is its own kind of shit.
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>>1272456
Jesus. How much money do you have to spend?
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>>1272332
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Okay, which one of you started all plane thing on b?
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>>1259049
Hey, idk if you're still in the thread but I have aircrew selection for the end of February and I'm studying now.
For the tests are you allowed to use a pen and paper to work stuff out or is it all mental arithmetic?

I also started using https://pilotaptitudetest.com and the speed distance time site.
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>>1272460
Too damn much. Likely tens of thousands of dollars.
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>>1271851
What planet are you living on? At least on Earth there isn't a single bird that matches your description. There are a few fringe cases of a dead bird getting carried up really high by wind currents and hitting planes, but they are essentially frozen turkeys at that point.
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>>1272557
Not worth it. Just be a CFI
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Guess the aircraft
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>>1257570
Make sure you and your instructor have chemistry and you can work together easily
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>>1269488
i would honestly be very interested in how an american airlines 747 would work out.
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>>1272674
Hell no.
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>>1272707
boeing, but idk the top offs after three years.... six seven?
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>>1272811
Sorry, not a Boeing and not a 767
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>be me
>live an hour and a half NW of DFW in the middle of no where on a lake
>just me and the dogs
>commercial airliners begin their descent over the lake in bound to Dallas
>Usually around 20 to 25 thousand feet, give or take by the time they pass over.
>get flight radar 24/7 on my phone
>see where they are coming from
>make of plane
>how long they’ve been in the air
>Kinda cool.
>autismmeterpeggedout.img
>Monday mornings there is a handful of big bodies coming in from Asia
>I guess for de pressurization they get down to 15000 usually.
>Was fucking this girl outside my trailer at about midnight a few months back
>had her bent over and across the seat of my Harley
>smacking the shit out of her ass
>hear one flying over
>From the direction and altitude I could tell he was coming from Los Angeles/San Francisco to Dallas
>”LA to Dallas.. San Fran maybe.. 737”
>said it aloud as I pounded away
>she said “wh-what!?”
>replied “nothing..”
>sudden feeling of loneliness in my head
>thought to myself “I can’t let you in bitch”.
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>>1273126
lol same here, Especially since I live near MIA
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>>1273126
>”LA to Dallas.. San Fran maybe.. 737"
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>>1272671
That's not true, I've seen geese as high as 23,000, and there are vultures that go above 30.
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How do I learn VOR? Been looking at YouTube videos but I still don't feel like I truly understand it. Not sure what the needle actually represents, or the difference between "to" and "from". What I understand is that the station emits 360 degrees of radials and an airplane can be on each one of those radials. But I'm still not sure how to use this thing for navigation.
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>>1273565
if you want to go somewhere that has a VOR , spin the dial til the CDI needle centers and the "TO" indicator is shown, then fly that heading.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCCk2ch-xL4
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>>1272671
I thought the same, until someone on /an/ mentioned that vultures can climb 37 000.
I was confused, and I thought that it was some sort of mistake, but no
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%BCppell%27s_vulture
After more googling I realized that other birds (i.e. eurasian crane) can fly 33 000, which is pretty high.
Also I don't understand how they don't freeze there...

The question is what will happen to passenger jet (let's say A320) if it hits bird at such altitude on cruising speed.
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>>1273565

https://youtu.be/38D03xtbxn0

https://youtu.be/Fk_hnws0Tw8
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Is it worth it, or should I just save up for a real jet?
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>>1273742
Just how much are you making?
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>>1273742
buy a mig and a few engines
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>>1273670
i dont know so much about biology and bird physiology,but id say that the insulating properties of feathers coupled with the physical exercise of flying does enough too keep em warm. imagine its comparable to a person wearing thick down coats running distances in a polar enviroment, right? apart from the pressure difference and scarcity of oxygen but birds have way different lung systems compared to us.

And about the birdstrike; It really depends on a few factors. A: relative velocity between plane and bird eg. is the bird sucked into the engine flying the same direction as the plane or is it flying head on into the plane ? B:Windspeed and IAS . No idea how fast those birds can get , but im sure they coast with the high winds up there adding to their IAS in total velocity. C: where does the bird hit the plane? striking a winglet will tear it off but the aircraft will still be able to land safely. Even an engine strike an consequent failure is manageable, if its just one engine. Striking the cockpit, compromising the forward windshield and causing an explosive decompression event in the cockpit would likely down the aircraft though.
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>>1273742
>345 mph cruise for $2 MM
No. Those are a shit meme for richkids, and not worth the money and maintenance hassle. If you really want a Cirrus and aren't a pretend-rich larper, just get an SR20.

>p.s. Enjoy trying to work on a composite aircraft when you buy the cirrus meme
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>>1273742
for that money i would personally consider just renting out a large enough place, and just build my own aircraft. contractors for manufacturing and machining structural parts are easily found.
just gotta have the knowledge and intelligence to design and build.
i could imagine on hell of a turboprop or even a smaller used but in great condition jet engine at that budget. It would be a real viewcatcher at any airshow too, as most exotic-ish selfbuilds are.
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Why is it that women who are into aviation are always huge feminists? There are two gorgeous (like 9/10s) who are doing their commercial ratings but they are super into the whole #girlswhofly #womeninaviation bs. It makes me sick. I don’t even want to associate with them
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>>1273779
they show off to their gf's. It's respect or subconscious dominance establishing thing. The reaffirmation they get feeds them also. You gotta be kinda gutsy to fly and i guess gutsy girls tend to be more dominant than others.
as long as they are rational i dont see a problem about that.
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>>1273794
Physically they are both very attractive and it’s hot they like airplanes. But the whole feminist thing is extremely unattractive and destroys their value. All they talk about is Women in Abiation and they are very involved in that organization
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>>1273798
Not that guy, but they sound like trash desu. Try flying overseas maybe and pick up some foreign /plane/ chick.
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>>1273798
wellp i guess thats their social life.... sounds very american. the bad kind of very american, at least from that little info.
so whats the agenda of the organinisation about anyhow? crazy third wave men degrading feminism or rational argumentation, encouragement and education for others?
if the first, they are batshit, if the second you may not get along with them but they fine, aint doing no hurt to have more capable women in aviation.
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>>1273779
Because the industry bends over backwards and caters to them like crazy to virtue signal the 'womyn in aviation' meme.
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>>1273779
Because most fucking women are feminist cunts nowadays, the fucking colleges brainwash them
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>>1273886
man I would love to have my own plane
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>>1273889
I'm looking at buying one rn, after getting my xc endorsement ticked off. It's going for like $35000 AUD, and it's not the fastest thing out there, but it'll take off in under 50m. And that'll be decreased even more when the engine is overhauled and a turbo added
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>>1273891
good luck man, I'm more interested in a C172 or a C152 instead. Although if I had the bucks a Mitsubishi Solitaire would be sweet
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>>1273892
I'd aim personally for a Cherokee, as they go for a lot cheaper used. But Cessna's are a lot more comfortable

Also the pic related from before is a zenith 701, vne is 110kn, which is way below the cruising speed of the 172's 140kn
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>You must get a Flight Instructor to sign off on your info to complete your Student Pilot Certificate application
Yeah sure let me just call up my CFI buddy who does this shit all the time, he'll get me done in no fucking time at all

In reality, do I have to go to some flight school and ask someone there to help me finish my SPC app? None of this makes any sense to me, especially since I can't find any decent info on anybody's website

TL;DR Am college student with no clue how to find a flight instructor for my student certificate
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>>1273897
Ah, I don’t think just any instructor will do that. I think your individual instructor does
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>>1273742
For the same up front cost and roughly the same or cheaper operational costs you could get a second-hand well maintained TBM. Turboprop is always cheaper than turbojet. Then your annual recurrent is an insurance requirement and not a legal one like it would be for a jet. Nevermind the fact that you'll achieve the same speeds and have better payload in the TBM.
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>>1273759
Considering how fast airplanes fly, bird is stationary.
>Striking the cockpit, compromising the forward windshield and causing an explosive decompression event in the cockpit would likely down the aircraft though.
Is it possible to notice bird at such speeds?
What 10-ish kg can do to a plane, which travels 800-ish km/h?
Birds much softer than aluminium tho...
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>>1274089
Can very much so go RIGHT through the cockpit glass windshield. Pilots have been killed like this before.
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>>1274095
Scary.
Are there any regulations about nose structure and windshields?
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737 got hungry, ate a birdy
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>>1274114
>>1274115
Well, I expected that nose is made from fiberglass.
>>1274116
But did it go through metal?
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>>1274121
looks like it went through the fiberglass and maybe aluminum mesh. I'm not 100% on the construction materials in a 737 though
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>>1274127
I don't know either, but pulley with cable is somewhat concerning.
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>>1272707
KC-10?
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Slave planes are back on the menu boys
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>>1274298
Well, sitting on floor is not as bad, as sitting on turd.
But safety is definitely compromised, so technically they can sue airline, and get compensation and shit.
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>>1274298
>>1274316
Yeah, either this airline is incredibly incompetent or this story is fake. Pretty certain that shit goes directly against regulation.
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I'm not sure where to ask this or where to find the answer. I'll be flying back from Europe to the west coat of the US and I will fly with Air France to Vancouver and then use Westjet to LA. I was reading that you have to pay for the checked bags but I don't know where I'll pay for that since I'll be checking in with Air France. Will i have to go get my bags in Vancouver and check in again once I get there or will they continue on and I'll just pay here in Europe.
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Where do I find ILS frequencies? I don't see them on SkyVector.
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>>1274437
in the individual ILS plates usually
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>>1274363
>>>/trv/
They might know better how airlines work from passenger side.
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>>1273759
you're full of shit. so wrong all over
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How the fuck are you suppose to work on your CFI cert and take 12 credit hours at uni???????

How the FUCK do people do this? Today is only the first day of the semester and I have no fucking clue how I can manage this.
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>>1274728
why did you sign up for 12 hrs the semester you took CFI?
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>>1274808
Because people told me to get as much of a degree done as I can before I get to the regionals
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>>1274849 I can only offer my condolences, good luck fren
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>>1274728
>>1274849
Do you need a degree? Do the regionals really require a degree to fly with them? Is it possible to work for a regional without a degree or any airline for that matter?
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>>1274952
IIRC most US airlines require at least a Bachelor's
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>>1274885
>>1274952
the regionals don’t the majors do
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>>1274963
Even of you've flown with a regional for say 5-10 years? They seriously wont hire you without the bachelor's? If so that's fucking dumb
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>>1274968
Fuck being in a regional for 10 years..

But I’ve heard it’s not uncommon for pilots to get stuck in regionals for more than 5 years because they are just starting to work on their degree
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>>1274971
Well fuck me, at least I only need two more years to get my bachelor's but I didn't want to finish it...
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Why airplanes have fancy seats and stuff?
I think planes should work like busses or train (travel with stops), have standing places and interior like in slav train.
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>>1274986
well if you already have your associates done.... get to the regionals, and once you have your ATP, transfer that for credit. At TESU it’s worth 57 credits.

Do this https://www.tesu.edu/alpa
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>>1274991
Retarded post
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>>1275033
No. I think (((they))) can pack planes like trains and make more money.
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>>1275038
>he doesn’t understand W&B
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>>1275042
What is W&B?
Weight? It is lower than mtow, since there is no cargo.
Balance? Well, it needs to be fixed
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>>1275073
woke and broke nigga
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Any of you have a link to an audio vlbook version of the Instrument Flying Handbook?

I found the FAAs pilots flying hand on librivox, but nothing for instrument.
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>>1274991
There are reasons the Soviet Union collapsed.
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>>1275271
SU collapsed, yet those trains still transport people.
I mean, best design ever. No european train can compete with this abomination from Riga.
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One thing I hate about aviation is you can’t seek therapy. I’ve been having many nightmares the past few weeks. Multiple times a night. I feel pretty bad. But I don’t want to get dicked by the FAA
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>>1276386
Yeah, such is life. It's better this way.
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can you get a job with a private license? or do I have to go straight for the commercial
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>>1276485
it fucking blows. I want to speak to a therapist. My nightmares are quiet disturbing. I had a dream of a demon crawling above me while I slept. Like what the fuck is this shit.
>>1276497
No you can’t. You need to get your commercial before you can be paid for services, and even then there are legal limitations.
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>>1276386
>>1276544
Just see one in secret and pay for it out of pocket



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