Aircraft Doors and Emergency Exits

Openings on aircraft fuselages will be subdivided into doors, hatches and flaps. The doors will be classified as either  entrance doors, emergency exits, cargo doors or cabin doors, while flaps are either inspection or service flaps. The

Why You Have at Least Two Pilots on Your Flight

The skies over the United States have seen two incidents of commercial pilots becoming incapacitated in-flight in just two days. A United Airlines co-pilot lost consciousness mid-flight this morning, airline officials said, one day after the captain

What does a pilot say when he thinks he is going to crash?

I waited a long time to answer this, mainly because listening to cockpit voice recorder tapes has been about the worst part of my career in aircraft accident investigation. I put it above running across unrecovered body

What are some things that airline pilots won’t tell you?

Most pilots won’t tell you that “air traffic control delays” aren’t really ATC’s “fault”; these delays would be better termed “overscheduling delays”. The vast majority of what the airlines and system term “ATC delays” are actually from

What are some unique airports in the world?

Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Martin [SXM] Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, Maldives [MLE] Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Nepal [LUC] Paro Airport, Bhutan [PBH] Kansai International Airport, Japan [KIX] Gibraltar International Airport, Gibraltar [GIB] Federal Transfer Center, Oklahoma City, USA

How does a Turbo Fan Engine CFM56 7 Work

The turbofan or fan jet is a type of air breathing jet engine that is widely used in aircraft propulsion. The word “turbofan” is a portmanteau of “turbine” and “fan”: the turbo portion refers to a gas

What are some things that airline pilots won’t tell you?

Most pilots won’t tell you that “air traffic control delays” aren’t really ATC’s “fault”; these delays would be better termed “overscheduling delays”. The vast majority of what the airlines and system term “ATC delays” are actually from

Aircraft flight control system

Primary controls Generally, the primary cockpit flight controls are arranged as follows: a control yoke (also known as a control column), centre stick or side-stick (the latter two also colloquially known as a control or joystick), governs