How often do pilots and flight attendants have affairs?

Consider this.   In years gone by (let’s say the 1960s through to the early 80s) a crew would leave London, operating a BA flight to Australia.   Because of the limited range of the planes and the need

Why does the captain always sit on the left side?

Because most early rotary engines turned counterclockwise (from the front, clockwise from the pilot’s view).  The physics of rotating objects resulted in left turns being easier than right turns.  That led to standard maneuvers using left turns.

Ashgabat International Airport Has something extra

Ashgabat International Airport , formerly known as Saparmurat Türkmenbaşy International Airport, is one of three international airports in Turkmenistan. It is located approximately 10 km (6 mi) northwest of the capital Ashgabat (Ashkhabad). The old airport, with its air

Can I wear glasses and be a commercial pilot

The answer is yes – you can wear glasses and be an airline pilot – you don’t need to have perfect vision. However you are required to have a certain standard of vision as outlined below.  The

Top 10 Most Heroic Airline Pilots of all Time

1.   June 12, 1972 (American Airlines Flight 96) Captain Bryce McCormick landed the plane safely after the rear cargo door suddenly broke off. None of the passengers were injured. 2.   June 24, 1982 (British Airways Flight) Captain

Wake Turbulence

As your aircraft is on approach, you suddenly feel it start to roll and it’s a relatively calm day. What is it? It can be wake turbulence. While wake turbulence can happen during all phases of your


(a) As discussed in WEEK 1, human (Liveware) is at the centre of the model. Human is generally considered the most critical as well as the most flexible component in the system. Yet people are subject to


Loads on Tail Plane: Where the four main forces can be satisfactorily balanced in themselves, the duty of the tail plane is merely to act as a “stand-by.” Therefore it will be set at such an angle

Conditions of level flight

Conditions of level flight When a body keeps travelling at a steady height at uniform velocity in a fixed direction, this state of steady flight is known as equilibrium. In order to do this the forces acting


As pointed out earlier, there are four elementary flight forces: Lift, Weight, Drag, and Thrust. We have already dealt with lift and drag when we considered aerofoil sections, we now look at these two forces and two