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  • What should a pilot of any large commercial passenger airplane do if they feel sleepy? What is the maximum time per day during which the pilot may control the airplane ?

  • In reference to this incident by a certain (in)famous artist, i'm wondering how effective modern aircraft are at clearing smoke for single aisle commercial aircraft such as B737/A320 or a business jet...

  • I observed that the cockpit windows on the commercial airliners actually open - good for a hot day while waiting on the airfield, I suppose. Is there a mechanism which prevents the window from being ...

  • You pull a flap on airplane seatbelts, you push a button on car seatbelts. Why?

  • I was watching some clips from Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo DeCaprio as Frank Abagnale. I was wondering- If brought a ticket on an airline today, came dressed up like a pilot, would you, be ...

  • In the Slashdot article Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard? it says: what aviation analysts call a 'design-induced pilot error' I tried to search for design-induced pilot error on Google, but found things too complex to understand! What does this mean?

  • Here are a few thoughts: 'Real' accidents happen much too seldom to be of any real measure, and they would have to be compensated for the number of passenger kilometers as well to be objective. Large airlines may have be involved in more accidents, but they have more aircraft. Many airlines low down on the reports had accidents many years ago. Avherald and the like may be good sources but emphasize that they don't report on all accidents. Different jurisdictions have different reporting requirements. What is a fair and unbiased method of measuring airline safety?

  • Tonight's fireworks got me wondering: With all of the firework displays happening at the same time, how do they keep aircraft away from them? Is there any risk of collision or blinding the pilots? ...

  • I was watching a documentary about a Lufthansa A380, and they said that the pilot and co-pilot are required to eat different meals; why is that? Is it a country-specific requirement, or airline-speci...

  • When the Cirrus was first introduced, it included a Ballistic Recovery System, which shoots a parachute out the rear of the plane that can save a plane and its occupants when something goes wrong. Se...

  • I've always wondered, what are those dual-layered (bonus: sometimes they have a little <2mm hole, why is it there?) windows commercial jets put next to their seats made of?

  • Our Cessna 172P is equipped with a digital CO-meter rather than the traditional Quantum eye carbon monoxide detector. Today I was flying along in winter conditions, and naturally used cabin heat. Duri...

  • Have there been any studies that gathered statistics on overlooked items on preflight inspections, or even statistics on how many pilots actually perform a good preflight (following a checklist, etc.)...

  • A "Sterile Cockpit" means avoiding all conversations and actions not related to flight during important flight times. (eg. No extraneous conversations, no non-important electronics, no eating, etc) ...

  • It's apparently legal for pilots to fly over the top of clouds and fly VFR. However, I don't understand how it's possible to do so, especially since there is no visual reference to rely on to ensure t...

  • I hear a lot about CRM these days (it seems to be a buzz word). It is related to safety, but what exactly is it? From what I know, it also applies to single pilot flights (even in a Cessna 150!), but where is the "crew" that is being managed in this case and how does it improve safety?

  • When climbing or descending in a multi-crew cockpit, most SOP's require a verbal callout at 1,000 ft. prior to the assigned altitude. I typically hear different callouts by different people: "One to go" "Six thousand for seven thousand" "Six thousand climbing seven thousand" "Six for seven" Is this just a personal preference kind of thing or is there an actual safety benefit to one or the other?

  • When flying on a long-haul airliner flight in economy, often you find it very hard to fall asleep (at least I do). However, when off cockpit duties, they still have to get rest so that they are able t...

  • Many commercial airliners have car-like window-wipers. I would presume this is for taxiing only, as the wind would surely keep the windows free from water when airborne, or do they turn them on in fl...

  • How does TCAS work? Danny Beckett

    TCAS is obviously a fantastic piece of kit, but I was wondering: exactly how does it work? What I mean is, how does it determine whether to tell a pilot to climb or descend when there's traffic? Als...