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  • I've heard this term used to describe approaches into low weather (e.g. category 2 ILS), what is it? How is this different than an ILS approach?

  • What happens to a turbine engine from the time that a start is initiated until stable idle is achieved? What can go wrong?

  • I have flown a bunch of times on a Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 on a couple of different airlines, and several times I have flown a shuttle flight that is basically empty. I have been instructed to change ...

  • Under what conditions do I need to have a takeoff alternate airport listed on a dispatch release? How far away can my takeoff alternate airport be? Do I need to worry about this in part 91 operation...

  • If an airplane is already equipped for RVSM flight, how do we obtain a Letter of Authorization (LOA) for RVSM in order to actually fly in RVSM airspace?

  • Exemption 3585 allows 121 carriers (and perhaps others) to dispatch to destinations in certain cases with weather below minimums. What are the forecast weather minimums to be dispatched under exemp...

  • When flying to Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) and cleared via the JAIKE THREE ARRIVAL from Flat Rock (FAK): What does ATC expect when they give a clearance like: N1234, Descend VIA the JAIKE THREE ARRIVA...

  • The reason for my arguments here are (assuming that you have sufficient runway distance): That with less thrust, less force should also be required to hold the aircraft as desired, and possibly the a...

  • Under normal 2 pilot part 121 ops I could only be scheduled to fly 8 hours in a given day. This is plenty for the routes we flew (longest leg around 4 hours) so I never encountered the rules for long...

  • When frost adheres to the airplane or it is snowing, you need to make sure the airplane is clean when you depart. You've probably seen the trucks spraying aircraft in the winter before departure, but...

  • Pay for your Training David Espina

    What are the pros and cons for "paying for your training"? Specifically, there are companies out there that will sell the right seat for so many dollars an hour for those aspiring pro pilots to build...

  • Is it possible for airline pilots to communicate with dispatchers? If so, what methods do they use? A special radio channel?

  • A previous question pondered the legality and safety of low visibility Part 91 takeoffs. I am wondering about the requirements for low visibility takeoff for commercial airline operators (e.g. Part-1...

  • From the pictures I have seen of airline simulators, it looks like the range of motion is limited to somewhat level flight. Are there any flight simulators, possibly military trainers, that can do a c...

  • When aircraft is at high altitude, atmospheric pressure will be too low but inside aircraft pressure is maintained such that it is comfortable for crew and passengers. But how is it maintained? As I ...

  • When operating a large turbine aircraft under 14 CFR 135, does the FAA allow a passenger to occupy the jump seat in the cockpit? Falcon 900 jump seat Would it matter whether or not they are a com...

  • I was looking through my ADSB Virtual Radar outputs couple days ago and saw a weird re-route for one of the aircraft that looked out of place. Can one of the pilots/ATC guys pitch in to help me under...

  • 14 CFR 121 and 135 certificate holders are required to maintain operational control of their flight operations: ยง135.77 Responsibility for operational control. Each certificate holder is responsibl...

  • If the pilots, crew and passengers had all passed out from an unexplained result of gradual de-pressurization and ground personnel were somehow aware of this scenario would there have been anything th...

  • You can find anecdotal mention of this phrase among pilots you may talk to as well as postings on various forums. The idea conveyed is that telling a controller to "mark the tape" means they will mak...