• Is there a month a Beechcraft Bonanza won't crash in the US?

    Man those planes are crashing once too often. The last one killed two in San Diego, there was another one this month killing the pilot. What's going on with Bonanzas.
    Man those planes are crashing once too often. The last one killed two in San Diego, there was another one this month killing the pilot. What's going on with Bonanzas.
    6 answers · 8 hours 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.
    8 answers · 2 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 · 22 hours 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.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Remember WHEN it wasn't all that long ago that there would be 20-30 posts in this section every day? What happened?

    Best answer: Dumb people are using Google and Wiki now? Yea, the good old days of kamikaze helmet questions.
    Best answer: Dumb people are using Google and Wiki now? Yea, the good old days of kamikaze helmet questions.
    8 answers · 3 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 · 1 week 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 · 6 days 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 · 1 week 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
  • What kind of moron flies a drone close to an airport?

    Best answer: As someone already noted, it's the same mentality as it takes to point a laser at an aircraft. That being said, in spite of the thousands of "near misses", and "possible strikes", there has only been one verified quadcopter/aircraft collision, that I've heard of.
    Best answer: As someone already noted, it's the same mentality as it takes to point a laser at an aircraft. That being said, in spite of the thousands of "near misses", and "possible strikes", there has only been one verified quadcopter/aircraft collision, that I've heard of.
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • If a commercial pilot flys to a place, do they fly straight back or stay there for a while?

    Best answer: Answer: Pilots have what's called a "layover" if the return trip, or continuing to another destination will cause them to exceed their flight time or duty time limitations. The length of the layover is in part determined by the number of hours they have flown, the number of hours they have been on... show more
    Best answer: Answer: Pilots have what's called a "layover" if the return trip, or continuing to another destination will cause them to exceed their flight time or duty time limitations. The length of the layover is in part determined by the number of hours they have flown, the number of hours they have been on duty in excess of the time spent in the cockpit, and the number of time zones they have transited. Layovers can be as short as 8 hours and as long as 24 hours. They rarely exceed 24 hours on layover, so no, modern international pilots do not get multi-day mini vacations when they go overseas like they did in days of old, if that's what you're thinking.

    English Lesson: As a verb, FLIES is a conjugation of the verb TO FLY, which means to move through the air. Flies is the third person singular present tense conjugation of this verb. Example: John FLIES for United Airlines. The word FLYS is a misspelling of the verb flies. Flys has no place in contemporary English.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago