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Old 01-23-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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Ask a pilot anything

Felt bored and I know a lot of people are interested in aviation so go ahead
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:43 PM   #3
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why does the plane not fall down when its up in the air ?
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:45 PM   #4
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What sparked your interest in flying.

What kind of planes have and currently fly.

What would you like to fly one day?

Have you experienced any scares in your career of flying (i.e., uh oh situations)?

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Do we REALLY need to turn our electronic devices off prior to take off and landing? The electronic signals aren't strong enough to really disrupt the planes electronics and navigation are they?
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:52 PM   #7
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why does the plane not fall down when its up in the air ?
It because you overcome drag and weight with lift and thrust. Even if engine fails the wings are designed to keep you afloat.

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What kind of planes have and currently fly.

What would you like to fly one day?

Have you experienced any scares in your career of flying (i.e., uh oh situations)?
Hmm this is a tough one. My uncle was a pilot flying old crop dusters. I flew once and i think after that i always wanted to be a pilot.

I currently am F/o on a Challenger 604 or Citation X and the good old CESSNA 172 (H)

I would like to eventually get into a 777 but thats still far down the line.

Incidents ye originally in my training i was not IFR rated (instrument) got myself into a cloud at night due to unpredicted weather , the plane started freezing up (no de-ice on a 172) and i knew that there was uneven terrain on the bottom. To my luck there was an airport and i got ATC vectoring to the airport. Pretty scary though i was in cloud till 1500Ft from ground. Another one was my engine quitting on final approach. I glided in but was pretty scared since i was over the city.
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Do we REALLY need to turn our electronic devices off prior to take off and landing? The electronic signals aren't strong enough to really disrupt the planes electronics and navigation are they?
This is an ongoing argument. The #1 reason is you want everyone to pay attention to the safety briefing and incase of crash on takeoff/landing last thing you need is some punk kid trying to open the emergency door because he did not pay attention.

Another reason is imagine sitting beside someone throughout the flight and all they do is talk on their cell. (cell phones dont work up there the speed is to fast for you to change towers)

And lastly sometimes we do get interference in the headset when someone has their phone left on. Its the same sound as if you put your phone to the radio and it makes that sound. Really annoying and if you miss a ATC call bad events can happen.

Navigation meh never really had a problem. I think thats really a myth.
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Haha i knew someone was gonna ask. We dont fly with a flight attendant so me personally 5 and that was all with my gf . And longest i ever had was 15 hours. All flying was not done by me because of duty times. Not allowed to fly more then 14hrs in a 24hr range. Usually 2 crews fly long flights.
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I was watching a movie and it said that pilots dont really get paid alot, they pretty much do it for the love of flying. There was a pilot who was on food stamps, and other pilots chimed in saying it wasnt uncommon. True?
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I was watching a movie and it said that pilots dont really get paid alot, they pretty much do it for the love of flying. There was a pilot who was on food stamps, and other pilots chimed in saying it wasnt uncommon. True?
These Tv shows are biased. There is little truth to it. The way it works is when you enter a company the first year salary is 15-20 000USD. This is due to you being in training for most of the year. Also regional airlines are very low pay because they operate under different rules. Regardless by law you never work more then 80hours a month.

I saw the documentary on TLC and i call most of it bs. Yes its not like it was before where flying a small plane you made 100 000 but you still make a ok living. Once you are in your second year for flying your salary is 40-50 000. When you get into AA, Untied etc you start at 70 000.
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Have you ever had air head? When my GF blows me when driving its hard to pay attention to the road. I figure it would be the same while flying.
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And for anyone interested this is what happens when pilots get bored and play around with a million dollar sim
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I did some flying at Spartan School of Aeronautics before dropping out (I just wasn't/am not good at flying...coordination issues)...anywho. Seems like regulations from the FAA have only gotten worse. That was one of the factors in me quitting...didn't feel like dealing with ALL of the bull:censored:. Also, I thought it was 8 or 10 hours per 24 hours for flying...and that it was FAA controlled, not a union thing...is it a union thing?
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I did some flying at Spartan School of Aeronautics before dropping out (I just wasn't/am not good at flying...coordination issues)...anywho. Seems like regulations from the FAA have only gotten worse. That was one of the factors in me quitting...didn't feel like dealing with ALL of the bull:censored:. Also, I thought it was 8 or 10 hours per 24 hours for flying...and that it was FAA controlled, not a union thing...is it a union thing?
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I kid I kid Alex.....
Hands down FAA is way more serious then TC. You guys have a higher volume of traffic so you guys have alot of guys who take job very serious.

I do not own my own plane but soon maybe acquiring a old Cessna. Its not really cost effective here. Alot of people sublet their planes to flying school but i do not want to do this.

The hours for us are controlled by Transport Canada. Its also based on you operations. I.e 701 704 705 etc. Charter has diff rules then airlines and air taxi ops are also different. And yes you are right it is 8hr with a break. I.e you can fly max 8 hours then break and then you can preform an additional 6 but no more then 14 in 24. Its a bit strange how it works. (canada at least) Its also no more then 80hrs a month or 1200 a year.

Lastly i wish you could post that video lol
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