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jianqing

c130 stall speed?

ok, you know I want the sim to be as real as possible. I've noticed no real stall speeds on mike stone's planes(for example the L1011 stalls at 105 kts). Now c130 I am using stalls at like 80kts, I have no idea if is that real or not(i don't know the stal...

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nottobe

what kind of aircraft in the movie "flightplan"?

I saw it last night, but couldn't tell what kind of aircraft it was. didnt look like A380, certainly not B747, nor did it look like A340. they just made up a fancy jumbojet?...

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Frank Akinkuotu

Exploring Causes and Impacts of Oxidation on LPT Vanes in ATR 42-320

What can cause oxidation deterioration in LPT VANE OF ATR 42-320, how can material from LPT vane affect LPT BLADES as well as PT BLADES?...

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Guest

What is a Spoiler ?

What is a Spoiler? what does it do? do all airplanes have it?...

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Prozac919

Widowmaker approach at Roswell NM

Many years ago in pilot training, we all had to fly a bear of an approach known as the Widowmaker at Roswell. I can't find this approach anymore. Does anyone know if there is a copy of this procedure posted anywhere on the internet?...

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Bhupesh

CRS Selector

Hi Friends: Back with one more query what exactly the Course Selector is used for to be precise the CRS button on the autopilot panel? I believe we have to enter the approaching airport/runway heading. Please help me out as this is triggering too many ...

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ianstephens on
JTH

What's QNH?

Since I started flying on VATSIM, several controllers have given me a four-digit number they call QNH. This has only happen when I fly in Britain, so maybe it's part of British terminology, I'm not sure. Could anyone spread some light on this? Thank...

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jetman35

Airbus Fuel Dumping?

Does the Airbus 320 have the ability to dump fuel? I was watching jetblue yesterday and from time to time I would see streams of white stuff flow out of the back of the tail area. JetMan...

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chrissie

longest runways

Hey does anyone know what is the longest runway in the world and if so do you know the ICAO??? Also, what about other longest runways that are close to this longest runway in the world?  I would love to learn about many long runways (and why they may ...

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twistedsucker

Which airport is closest to the Grand Canyon?

I am not really good with maps and directions and stuff and I don't really know where the grand canyon is lol. Anyway can someone please give me the name of the airport closest to where the grand canyon is situated?...

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99jolegg

KIAS --> MPH Conversion

Hi, Does anyone know of a simple way to convert Knots Indicated Air Speed to Miles Per Hour? Thanks 😉...

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ianstephens on
SamIntel

Helicopters Questions

I just got a few questions regarding helicopters. Do helicopters have a mixture control? There is that cylinder-like lever in between the seats in a helicopter, what does it do? On the cylinder-like lever there is a rotating handle at the top of it, wh...

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Guest

Supersonic Aeronautics Control Reversal???

G-day :help!: I heard about this theory on the control reversal of an aircraft after it breaks the sound barrier. Is this true? if so what are the reasons behind it? I've searched on Google and only received info about "flutter" which I don't thi...

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ianstephens on
Brook

Flying Technique - Leveling off at Altitude

Anyone--perhaps a real pilot--know if there is a "proper" way to make your desired altitude and level off? Is it best to hit your FL, push the nose over, and trim for speed? Is it OK to "ease up" to your FL, dropping the nose gradually as you approa...

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seadogs

CPL Training Questions

Hello to everyone I have been doing some checking on obtaining my CPL in South Africa. Would airlines accept you on just a CPL or do you need an ATPL? How does one get an ATPL? Also, would it be best to get a degree, such as mechanical engineering or o...

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ianstephens on
Brook

Airport IDs

Anyone know the protocol governing airport callsigns? For instance, why does California have some airports designated "CA##" while others are "Oscar##" What qualifies an airport for a Kxxx callsign (in the US)? Size? Traffic volume?...

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ianstephens on
Brook

ATC question

In GA, if you are flying VFR in contact with a center for flight following and are ready to switch to an airfield freq. for appr/landing, do you notify the center that you are doing so? Do they need to know that you won't be responding to any more contac...

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ianstephens on
Brook

Variable Pitch Props

I'm interested in learning about when and how to adjust the prop pitch in light aircraft and adapting the knowledge to my flight simming. I'm having a hard time finding any reading material online that describes how to use it and what effect on perform...

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ianstephens on
Brook

Instrument Training

Question about IFR training and real-world application... Are IFR training and real-world practice focused on hands-on aviation or is it more about managing all the tasks while flying mainly under autopilot? Obviously, you need to be capable of flyi...

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ianstephens on
Razgr1z912

Crusing Altitude and Fuel Savings

Is it true that you save fuel higher up because higher up less air to push on you but less air to push out which means higher engine power and higher fuel consumption?...

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ianstephens on
lvpilot1

The real FAA sim vs. the home computer

If anyone is looking to see how the real FAA 737-200 or MD80 flies, there is a new operation in Las Vegas, Nevada that is offering sim time with an FAA-certified instructor to the general public. I was fortunate to be their very first customer on December...

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ianstephens on
Brook

Altimeter readings from ATC

When an ATC Center gives you an altimeter reading, WHERE is the reading being taken and how is applicable to you at your position and altitude? Are they reading the barometer where they sit, or can they give you an accurate reading for your altitude?...

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ianstephens on
Brook

Short takeoff

Is it common or allowable for GA aircraft to shorten their taxi so as to take off sooner, with less runway? I like to get on the sim runway and go ASAP. Assuming light or no traffic, is this OK in real world? Do you have to request it from the towe...

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ianstephens on
seadogs

What creates lift?

Hey I have just started doing my ppl and just wanted to check if i have the concept of lift right. Is lift achieved by the venturi effect, where there is a low static pressure on top and a higher static pressure at the bottom of the wing. And it is the...

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ianstephens on
Karlw

Laser attacks

A very interesting article I saw today on the homepage was talking about how idiots take laser pointers and basically attack aircraft with them. I just want to know if any pilots or passengers have ever experienced this, when and where if possible. I'v...

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ianstephens on
Arina

what distance will they loose VHF contact?

hey guys, im learning now to my RT test, and i have question for you that i have no idea how to answer it 😞 Two airplanes leave Haifa for navigation flight over the sea within Nicossia FIR both cruise a 3000 f AMSL on departing track at what ...

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seadogs

ICAO procedures for a missed app. during circling

Hi all. I am just a couple of weeks off from finishing my comm IF, but need to do some IF theory questions. The question is: State the ICAO procedures for a missed approach during a circling approach. I have been unable to find a suitable answer. In So...

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ianstephens on
somewheresunny

Cross wind landings and takeoff

Hello to all. I was wanting to know about cross wind landings and takeoffs. I heard about 'crabbing' and side slipping. I believe crabbing is with the rudder into the wind, and side slipping is the wing into the wind. Is this correct? What do you use i...

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JimmyNeutron

DP's and IAP's

Greetings fellow simpilots, Although not totally new to sim flying, I'm confused about real life info... being from the Boston area, I've decided to "follow" the Red Sox around this season. I've been going to the FAA site to get airport diagrams and th...

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ianstephens on
Brook

Landing Lights

What are the guidelines or rules for use of an aircraft's landing lights. When should they be on? When should they be off? Do they vary from small GA to large a/c?...

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ianstephens on
Brook

Jets-Takeoff Throttling

OK, through trial and error I've found the best way to control FS jet takeoffs is: after rotation, throttle almost all the way back about 75% and let speed dissipate to my initial climbout speed, whereupon I engage autothrottle. This seems to be the b...

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jianqing

Concorde Stall speed?

I read that the concorde kinda stalls at like 200 knots, but my Concorde stalls at like 130IAS(You start to get the feeling of stall at 140 to 150IAS). I want my sim's plane feel as real as it can, and I don't want my sim to make stall speeds lower and ea...

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ianstephens on
monkeybusiness

Why is LAX called LAX?

Where did the X come from in LAX?...

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ianstephens on
PTFlyer41

Best Location for Spotting at EGLL (LHR)?

Anyone know the best location to do some real world plane spotting nearby London Heathrow Airport? Let me know. I am aware of the Myrtle Avenue location. Any other recommendation or suggestion?...

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The Anonymous Guest

What Left Base means on Landing

ATC talking: 5015, Toronto Tower. Make left base, runway 33L. Im looking at the Toronto Pearson INTL chart right now, and im flying to the airport at 029 degrees course and im wanted to land on runway 33L which im pretty sure you guys got so far. Im fl...

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ianstephens on
Don Wood

Radials vs Courses

Over the past months, there seems to be a fair amount of confusion in a variety of posts of the word "radial" as it relates to VOR navigiation. If those of you who understand it will forgive a little basic instruction, please let me try and define VOR's,...

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jianqing

Planes that never crashed

A list of planes that never had a disaster(information may not be exact): A318: Over 60 built, no hull losses. A319: Over 1000 built, Nobody has died from its crash.(since it was made in 1996) A321: Over 500 built, since it flew around 1994 no...

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Tailhook

The B-25 "Doolittle Raid"

Welshflyer has posted a nice collection of his new toy the B-25 here: https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/35946/b-25/ -- don't miss it!! (Yes, he buys me beers for the propaganda 😀 ) Anyhow, I thought I'd remind us all of the Dooli...

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jianqing

here is something if u want to see the range and pax

https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/images/forumimages/35890/here-is-something-if-u-want-to-see-range-and-pax_ba51e1bfbc82e61dd2b081726d422124.jpg Notice how the 737-700ER can go 5500nm!!!!!!! 😳 , Thats almost Shanghai to SFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

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jianqing

overheating?

if you throttle up, your EPR will go red if you are using the 777 panel, is this ok or is it overheating?...

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jianqing on
seadogs

international cadet program?

Hey Are there any airlines that offer an international pilot cadet program? I read that Eithiad airlines offered a program like that but stopped it. regards...

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Thunderbirdman2

Cessna 182 at Dusk

Went flying in the evning. Flight info is on the side of youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-swMLRyx_9M...

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Karlw on
Brook

"Airplanes are designed sometimes by engineers for engi

Article on Air France crash which raises --for me-- a lot of questions about the Airbus approach to airliner engineering. More to learn I'm sure , but it seems as though they've engineered the pilot's chance of rescuing a flight gone bad right out of t...

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Welshflyer

Send em up...

This little gem of information was sent to me today and i just thought it may make you smile because i certainly did 😀 . Apparantly this ATC conversation was overheard on the VHF Guard frequency 121.5 MHz and it involved one of these on it's w...

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Greg1138

Tribute to Kai Tak

Not sure if this has been posted before - had a hunt but couldn't spot it so I apologise if this is a repost....but I loved this Farewell to Kai Tak on YouTube and had to share it 🙂...

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chez64

raf cosford air show

who is going to this years cosford air show? ive heard its gunna be the best yet...

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Cheeks

Hong Kong 50's-60's

Wow, this is just great!!! 😀 ➡ http://youtube.com/watch?v=NTfD2pztbK0...

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Tailhook on
warlord40

For those space nuts out there

For the newest space news... http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/080305-techwed-atv-maiden-flight.html New European space bus?...

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Karlw on
cheezyflier

steve fosset declared dead

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080216/ap_on_re_us/obit_fossett;_ylt=ArlMpu1WehaCpPoSLN8IvUpH2ocA...

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Cheeks on
Guest

why dont airlines paint wings different colors?

Because paint is heavy, it is not too good to paint wings 😉...

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