• What makes a Boeing 767 a very great plane?

    Hi. I'm looking at a book and it says it is the first plane to have a device called FMS computer and this plane is very automated like nothing else. It can fly all by itself with the FMS computer and the pliots are much more relaxed and it is safer. How could they make a very good plane like this?
    Hi. I'm looking at a book and it says it is the first plane to have a device called FMS computer and this plane is very automated like nothing else. It can fly all by itself with the FMS computer and the pliots are much more relaxed and it is safer. How could they make a very good plane like this?
    6 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Are turbine engines always rated in pounds of thrust?

    Best answer: Horsepower and pounds of thrust have no direct conversion factor. A turbine engine can be rated using HP. But so much depends on the aerodynamics of the craft.
    I think he took on too much salt water and his information is scrambled.
    Best answer: Horsepower and pounds of thrust have no direct conversion factor. A turbine engine can be rated using HP. But so much depends on the aerodynamics of the craft.
    I think he took on too much salt water and his information is scrambled.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is there a month a Beechcraft Bonanza won't crash in the US?

    Best answer: It’s the forked tail doctor killer. They are expensive high performance aircraft with little utility value... so they are generally owned by wealthy people like doctors, lawyers, or businessmen who are time poor and often driven by success in their professional fields. This means their flying skills are nascent or... show more
    Best answer: It’s the forked tail doctor killer. They are expensive high performance aircraft with little utility value... so they are generally owned by wealthy people like doctors, lawyers, or businessmen who are time poor and often driven by success in their professional fields. This means their flying skills are nascent or rusty and they often have meetings or schedules they HAVE to make or else see themselves as failures.
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • How do high-performance stunt pilots get to where they are?

    Are they all ex-military who had access to jets and high speed flight training? Or really really rich dudes who can fund their own plane and training, and can race without having to worry about income? Can "regular" people ever peruse this sport?
    Are they all ex-military who had access to jets and high speed flight training? Or really really rich dudes who can fund their own plane and training, and can race without having to worry about income? Can "regular" people ever peruse this sport?
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • Aircraft Mechanic Technician outlook as of 2017?

    So i'm a senior in high school getting ready to graduate here in the next few months and wanting to become an Aircraft Mechanic Technician. I've heard various answers pertaining to this field, some people say that its incredibly difficult to get a job, and I've also heard that there is a shortage and... show more
    So i'm a senior in high school getting ready to graduate here in the next few months and wanting to become an Aircraft Mechanic Technician. I've heard various answers pertaining to this field, some people say that its incredibly difficult to get a job, and I've also heard that there is a shortage and new mechanics are needed, most of these answers are years old so i'm not for certain the validity of them so I came on here seeking someone with first hand experience to shed some light on whether or not this is a good trade to learn or if I should seek another area as work would be difficult to find.
    8 answers · 7 days ago
  • Is becoming a regional airline pilot one of the few great jobs that you can have without a college degree?

    Best answer: For some maybe, but it's getting to the point of being hired, and then all the years put in to upgrade to captain at low wages, and all the more years put in to achieve decent seniority, pay and a good schedule that makes it a not-so-great job. Been there, done that, made captain, made top level seniority list... show more
    Best answer: For some maybe, but it's getting to the point of being hired, and then all the years put in to upgrade to captain at low wages, and all the more years put in to achieve decent seniority, pay and a good schedule that makes it a not-so-great job. Been there, done that, made captain, made top level seniority list and still walked away and never looked back with regret at quitting that grind and doing something more fun and interesting.
    7 answers · 7 days ago
  • What kind of plane could this be?

    So it's dark out right now and there was this loud-ish rumbling noise outside that I could tell was moving. It's actually been happening a lot but this time it was especially loud so I decided to see if it was a car or something sneaking around in the dark. Lo and behold I see 4 moving orange lights with a... show more
    So it's dark out right now and there was this loud-ish rumbling noise outside that I could tell was moving. It's actually been happening a lot but this time it was especially loud so I decided to see if it was a car or something sneaking around in the dark. Lo and behold I see 4 moving orange lights with a red light blinking in the center of something. My first thoughts was, oh it's a jet but then as I continued to watch it another orange light appeared. The only way I can think of describing it is if you've made one of those awkward paper airplanes that ends up with more rectangular than triangular wings or a 2D house without a floor. Imagine an orange light on every point of either of those examples and a red light dead center and that's what I saw flying across the sky. What plane is that? I live in the middle of nowhere with no major airport for hundreds of miles so if sounds like a commercial airline plane I have no clue wtf they're doing out here...
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is Singapore Airlines Cadet Pilot Programme open for Indians?

    I live in India and dream to become a pilot. Well learning about different airlines I came across Singapore Airlines which provides Cadet pilot training to nations. I would like to know what is the fee for this training and i need the email id of those people who had joined this cadet pilot program so I could... show more
    I live in India and dream to become a pilot. Well learning about different airlines I came across Singapore Airlines which provides Cadet pilot training to nations. I would like to know what is the fee for this training and i need the email id of those people who had joined this cadet pilot program so I could contact you.
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • How can a Boeing 737 safely land without using flaps?

    Best answer: At one time we had to make a no flaps landing with a 737-200. We touched down at 2kts below the max speed for the tires. That's not exactly "safe". Too close for comfort. Heat from the additional braking effort melted the thermal plugs on the wheels and we had 4 flat tires too.
    Best answer: At one time we had to make a no flaps landing with a 737-200. We touched down at 2kts below the max speed for the tires. That's not exactly "safe". Too close for comfort. Heat from the additional braking effort melted the thermal plugs on the wheels and we had 4 flat tires too.
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is there a pilot shortage in us airline industry Are airlines not going to have enough pilots by 2020 Due to pilot shortage?

    Best answer: This is the exact same GARBAGE that colleges and commercial flight schools have been feeding to people for the past 50 years. "Hurry and give us your money because there's going to be a shortage somewhere in the future and you'll be fully qualified to cash in..." Hasn't happened yet, and as... show more
    Best answer: This is the exact same GARBAGE that colleges and commercial flight schools have been feeding to people for the past 50 years. "Hurry and give us your money because there's going to be a shortage somewhere in the future and you'll be fully qualified to cash in..." Hasn't happened yet, and as long as there is a surplus of young IDIOTS who are willing to mortgage their future and go THOUSANDS of dollars in debt to finance the training for a commercial pilot's license, there won't be a pilot shortage in three years.

    Airlines LIKE having a surplus of qualified pilots. When there are 100 applicants for every job, at least one of them will be willing to work for peanuts just to get the experience...
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can a Boeing 757 pilot have any wide jet time?

    Best answer: As asked, your question makes no sense. There is no restriction on the amount of time a pilot can have in other types, so yes, a 757 can have time in some type of 2 aisle plane. . There is also nothing recognized as "wide jet time".' If you are asking if a 757 pilot can fly a 767, they have a... show more
    Best answer: As asked, your question makes no sense. There is no restriction on the amount of time a pilot can have in other types, so yes, a 757 can have time in some type of 2 aisle plane. . There is also nothing recognized as "wide jet time".'

    If you are asking if a 757 pilot can fly a 767, they have a common type rating, but the pilot has to go through "differences" training to fly both.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can a middle class folk afford a Cessna 172? Or is the dream of having a plane really just for rich people?

    Best answer: You can BUY an older Cessna 172 for about the same price as a new mid sized car. The problem isn't owning one, it's the cost of maintaining it after you get it. By the time you figure in the cost of fuel and maintenance, storage, insurance, etc, it will cost about $100 per hour to fly anywhere you want to go. show more
    Best answer: You can BUY an older Cessna 172 for about the same price as a new mid sized car. The problem isn't owning one, it's the cost of maintaining it after you get it. By the time you figure in the cost of fuel and maintenance, storage, insurance, etc, it will cost about $100 per hour to fly anywhere you want to go.
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Whats the biggest Airplane ever built?

    Best answer: A Boeing 747
    Best answer: A Boeing 747
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago