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international flight plan12/31/2016Kevin Parker
  Q: If a charter executive jet (in the business of flying for hire people around) flew from Heathrow ...
  A: Steve, Happy New Year! In aviation a flight plan is a flight plan. The difference is which ...
Short Haul Flight Paths and More8/4/2016Ned Dolan
  Q: Good morning, Ned I have probably a bit of an unusual question(s) for you today. I am a Canadian ...
  A: you have not provided enough information to tell if your route was near the lake. However, at jet ...
Time Building4/22/2015D. Norkus
  Q: It's good to hear that airline won't be able to be picky about which kind of flight school pilots ...
  A: Sharon There are many who do not want to become a CFI to build time. I was one of them. There are ...
regional airline hiring3/24/2015D. Norkus
  Q: Would you happen to know the hiring forecast for regional airlines for the next few years? I read ...
  A: Ian The forecasts I have seen project the majors losing about 18,000 pilots by 2022 due to ...
Electronic Panel Doors in Commercial Airplanes.10/14/2014Marc Eichler
  Q: Is there a single front door near cockpit in commercial planes for passengers and crew members for ...
  A: For this question, I'm not the person to give the answer. I can, however give you a great resource ...
Electronic Panel Doors in Commercial Airplanes.10/14/2014Kevin Parker
  Q: Is there a single front door near cockpit in commercial planes for passengers and crew members for ...
  A: Prashant, by your questions it seems that you have not been on a commercial aircraft. Not all ...
Retractable mechanism for Landing gear in airplanes.10/12/2014Jeff Davis
  Q: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_gear Are the Landing gears always retractable in all airplanes ?. ...
  A: Nearly all larger airplanes have retractable landing gear, but many smaller craft, especially ...
Retractable mechanism for Landing gear in airplane.10/12/2014Mike Hicks
  Q: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_gear Are the Landing gears always retractable in all airplanes ?. ...
  A: Well..aircraft with retractable landing gear are faster (less drag) not all aircraft have ...
Retractable mechanism for Landing gear in airplanes.10/12/2014Mike Burbridge
  Q: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_gear Are the Landing gears always retractable in all airplanes ?. ...
  A: Most airplanes do have retractable landing gear, but not all. Many small, single-ended airplanes ...
Retractable mechanism for Landing gear in airplanes.10/12/2014Colin Woehrle
  Q: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_gear Are the Landing gears always retractable in all airplanes ?. ...
  A: Not all airplanes have retractable landings gears. For instance, many small, privately-owned general ...
Retractable mechanism for Landing gear in airplanes.10/12/2014Ned Dolan
  Q: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_gear Are the Landing gears always retractable in all airplanes ?. ...
  A: When the landing gear is not retracted it provides resistance to the air as the plane moves forward ...
Retractable mechanism for Landing gear in airplanes.10/12/2014Kevin Parker
  Q: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_gear Are the Landing gears always retractable in all airplanes ?. ...
  A: Some light aircraft do not have retractable landing gear. Larger aircraft, especially commercial ...
Retractable mechanism for Landing gear in airplanes.10/12/2014Marc Eichler
  Q: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_gear Are the Landing gears always retractable in all airplanes ?. ...
  A: No, not all landing gear are always retractable. Look at the Cessna 152, 172, and 182, among ...
Private aircraft landing on International and Domestic Airport10/7/2014Mike Burbridge
  Q: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_aviation According to the aviation rules, laws & regulations, Are ...
  A: I can only speak to the rules as they are in the U. S., according to the FAA and US law. For ...
Private aircraft landing on International and Domestic Airports10/7/2014Jeff Davis
  Q: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_aviation According to the aviation rules, laws & regulations, Are ...
  A: Private aircraft are allowed to land at international airports. However, many pilots choose ...
Private aircraft landing on International and Domestic Airports10/7/2014Mike Hicks
  Q: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_aviation According to the aviation rules, laws & regulations, Are ...
  A: Prashant, Yes you will have to read the airport facility directory to find out all the rules and ...
Private aircraft landing on International and Domestic Airports10/7/2014Kevin Parker
  Q: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_aviation According to the aviation rules, laws & regulations, Are ...
  A: Private Aircraft, like all other aircraft, operate, in most cases, within a system which requires ...
Private aircraft landing on International and Domestic Airports10/7/2014Adrian Beney
  Q: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_aviation According to the aviation rules, laws & regulations, Are ...
  A: In the UK and in the USA almost all civilian commercial airports are open to private flights. The ...
Private aircraft landing on International and Domestic Airports10/7/2014D. Norkus
  Q: Norkus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_aviation According to the aviation rules, laws & regulations, ...
  A: They may land at any airport, domestic or international, that does not prohibit that type of ...
Private aircraft landing on International and Domestic Airports10/7/2014Marc Eichler
  Q: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_aviation According to the aviation rules, laws & regulations, Are ...
  A: Yes, private aircraft can land at your larger airports. What often discourages this are high ...
Propellers5/22/2014Kevin Parker
  Q: Parker. Why have some aeroplane engines 3 propellers, some have 4, some have 5 ? Why not 6 or 8 or ...
  A: Remember props are wings too. The speed of the aircraft, the speed of the blade rotation and the ...
DVD/VCD/CD Player with TV Set/Monitor on Plane.4/6/2014Ismar Avdic, Eng.
  Q: Are DVD/VCD/CD Player with TV Set/Monitor on commercial flights i.e. Local and International ...
  A: Sorry for delay, but I do have very demanding schedule. It is generally the fact that each ...
DVD/VCD/CD Player with TV Set/Monitor on Planes.4/6/2014Mike Hicks
  Q: Are DVD/VCD/CD Player with TV Set/Monitor on commercial flights i.e. Local and International ...
  A: Prashant, First sorry for the delay in this answer, must have been some kind of glitch, as I just ...
DVD/VCD/CD Player with TV Set/Monitor on Planes.4/6/2014D. Norkus
  Q: Are DVD/VCD/CD Player with TV Set/Monitor on commercial flights i.e. Local and International ...
  A: Yes, certainly carriers that have chosen to have inflight entertainment installed on their planes ...
Airplane Crash2/21/2014Ned Dolan
  Q: I was sitting on my couch in front of my balcony window (night) watching TV. I looked toward the ...
  A: since you didn't hear anything there must have been something other than an airplane that you saw. A ...
747 engine failure in Hawaii5/10/2013Kevin Parker
  Q: In the mid 70's, I was on a Boeing 747 flight from Honolulu to LAX that had to return to Honolulu ...
  A: Difficult question. Back in the 70's the rules were very different than today. From a purely an ...
Is there any evidence that a passenger using a GPS unit on an airplane is dangerous?4/27/2013D. Norkus
  Q: I emailed Delta Airlines about their GPS policy for passengers. They said it's okay at cruising ...
  A: NIick The use of any electronic device by passegers on all U.S. carriers (abroad it can be ...
What happens with Problem Passengers4/7/2013Ned Dolan
  Q: I am writing a story in which the hero is an airline Captain. The scene involves an unruly, ...
  A: Under today's environment pilots don't leave the cockpit to handle problems. In your case, with an ...
Flight Distance Formulae4/5/2013Ismar Avdic, Eng.
  Q: I recently found, to my surprise, that the fewer the pasengers on a flight, the further the range of ...
  A: Geoff, That works very nice in theory, but in real world of flying we do not play with that numbers. ...
Query re Flight Duration4/5/2013Ned Dolan
  Q: I recently found, to my surprise, that the fewer the pasengers on a flight, the further the range of ...
  A: There are many weight limits that have to be observed by pilots. One of these is the maximum take ...
V speeds?3/23/2013Adrian Beney
  Q: What are the Vx and Vy of a Cherokee 140 B?
  A: I'd need the flight manual to answer the question, I'm afraid, and not flying a Cherokee any more I ...
Snap roll VS Spin2/15/2013Colin Woehrle
  Q: A snap roll is an autorotation with rudder input and generally higher power or higher speed. One ...
  A: I'm not an aerobatic pilot, but based on my understanding of a snap roll, I may have to disagree ...
Landing a C130 transporter2/15/2013Kevin Parker
  Q: Parker, I am an English language editor who knows nothing about flying. My author writes as ...
  A: He is talking about changing the pitch of the propellor blades. On the ground we do this in a way ...
Snap roll Versus Spin2/7/2013Kevin Parker
  Q: A snap roll is an autorotation with rudder input and generally higher power or higher speed. One ...
  A: The aircraft I've snap rolled had enough power I didn't care about stalling. I just added power. ...
Snap roll/ Spin2/7/2013Ismar Avdic, Eng.
  Q: A snap roll is an autorotation with rudder input and generally higher power or higher speed. One ...
  A: Here is some facts from aerobatic association and their explanation of snap rolls. Snap rolls also ...
Snap roll VS Spin qusetion2/7/2013Jeff Davis
  Q: A snap roll is an autorotation with rudder input and generally higher power or higher speed. One ...
  A: I don't agree. As I said in an earlier response to one of your questions, a snap roll and a spin ...
Snap roll VS Spin2/7/2013D. Norkus
  Q: A snap roll is an autorotation with rudder input and generally higher power or higher speed. One ...
  A: Not entirely. Snap roll definition: "...family of rapid autorotational or 'horizontal spins', not ...
VMCa speed2/5/2013D. Norkus
  Q: In the book Aerodynamics for Naval Aviator it says that for each degree of bank angle towards the ...
  A: 1) In the book Aerodynamics for Naval Aviator it says that for each degree of bank angle towards the ...
VMC speed multiengines2/5/2013Ned Dolan
  Q: In the book Aerodynamics for Naval Aviator it says that for each degree of bank angle towards the ...
  A: Steve, your questions are much to hypothetical to answer. The relationship between Vy, V2, Vmc can ...
VMC speed multieng2/5/2013Kevin Parker
  Q: In the book Aerodynamics for Naval Aviator it says that for each degree of bank angle towards the ...
  A: Vmca is what we call a regulatory speed and in practical terms it is an indication of the ...

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I have 30 years experience in Commercial Type Rating training, program development, human factors, instructor training, flight simulation and flying large aircraft in general. Operated L188, DC8, B747, B757, A320, A330 and A340 aircraft. Involved in cockpit design, flight testing and type certification.

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