• Why is it hard to feel gravity on airplanes?

    Why does it feel like there is no gravity when u fly on an airplane? It feels like you are still at home when it is flying so high and fast.
    Why does it feel like there is no gravity when u fly on an airplane? It feels like you are still at home when it is flying so high and fast.
    5 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Why aircraft can't fly?

    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • Example of a mid-size amphibious floatplane.?

    Example of a mid-size amphibious floatplane.?

    All the amphibious floatplanes (not talking about sea planes or flying boats) I see are small. I'm wondering if they come in the size similar to, or larger, than the floatplane pictured below. Specifically an amphibious one (a plane that can take off/land on land AND water, not just water). Additionally,... show more
    All the amphibious floatplanes (not talking about sea planes or flying boats) I see are small. I'm wondering if they come in the size similar to, or larger, than the floatplane pictured below. Specifically an amphibious one (a plane that can take off/land on land AND water, not just water). Additionally, is the ability for a floatplane to land on land AND water primarily in the design of the floats? In other words, could water-designated-only floats be replaced with amphibious floats to make the plane itself more versatile? Or does it have to do with the fuselage and or control design, too? Thanks P.S.: What is the specific name for the floatplane in the picture? There were no caption details.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it worth doing Pilot Training after completing Aircraft Maintenance Engineering ?

    I'm currently studying aircraft maintenance engineering but I've always wanted to be a pilot. So i was wondering if its worth getting my pilot license next or should i just invest more on with aircraft maintenance engineering and master this ? Also, what category of license in aircraft maintenance engineer... show more
    I'm currently studying aircraft maintenance engineering but I've always wanted to be a pilot. So i was wondering if its worth getting my pilot license next or should i just invest more on with aircraft maintenance engineering and master this ? Also, what category of license in aircraft maintenance engineer might help me if i go for my pilot training ?
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is the curb/kerb weight of a Airliner?

    Best answer: Curb / Kerb Weight is a term used in the automotive industry. In aviation, the following terms are used: Basic Empty Weight (BEW). Also called Manufacturer's Empty Weight (MEW) or Licensed Empty Weight. It is the weight of the aircraft "as built" and includes the weight of the structure, power plant,... show more
    Best answer: Curb / Kerb Weight is a term used in the automotive industry. In aviation, the following terms are used:

    Basic Empty Weight (BEW). Also called Manufacturer's Empty Weight (MEW) or Licensed Empty Weight. It is the weight of the aircraft "as built" and includes the weight of the structure, power plant, furnishings, installations, systems and other equipment that are considered an integral part of an aircraft. This excludes any baggage, passengers, or usable fuel, but includes hydraulic fluid and oil.

    Zero Fuel Weight (ZFW). This is the total weight of the airplane and all its contents including unusable fuel, but excluding the weight of the usable fuel on board. As fuel is consumed in flight, the total weight of the airplane decreases, but the ZFW remains constant.

    Maximum Zero Fuel Weight (MZFW) is the maximum weight allowed before usable fuel and other specified usable agents (engine injection fluid, and other consumable propulsion agents) are added.

    Operating Empty Weight (OEW) (Roughly equivalent to basic empty weight on light aircraft). It is the basic weight of an aircraft including the crew, all fluids necessary for operation such as engine oil, engine coolant, water, unusable fuel and all operator items and equipment required for flight but excluding usable fuel and the payload.

    You can used any of the above terms in a Google-type keyword search along with the aircraft type and learn the answer for each aircraft in your list.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can we fly them upside down?

    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to determine the right heading or course for an approach?

    Best answer: Ask your flight instructor. That's what HE gets paid for.
    Best answer: Ask your flight instructor. That's what HE gets paid for.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • How does reverse thrust works in a turboprop plane?

    Best answer: Altering the pitch (and thus angle of attack) of the blades so they generate lift to the rear rather than forward. This is the opposite end of the pitch range to a 'feathered' propeller which is used to generate minimum drag from a stopped engine. The pilot sets the pitch to zero angle at idle thrust in... show more
    Best answer: Altering the pitch (and thus angle of attack) of the blades so they generate lift to the rear rather than forward.

    This is the opposite end of the pitch range to a 'feathered' propeller which is used to generate minimum drag from a stopped engine.

    The pilot sets the pitch to zero angle at idle thrust in the 'alpha range', then reduces power further. The power initially remains at the idle setting, but the pitch control is now driven into the reverse pitch range in the 'beta range' on the throttle quadrant. As more reverse thrust is demanded the further movement of the power lever both increases reverse pitch and power setting.

    Note that whenever below flight idle the propeller control is in fully fine, and the pitch is instead controlled by the power lever, with power at the idle or above, and pitch reducing through fully flat to reversed on the power lever alone.
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Does supplemental oxygen make you thirsty the same way SCUBA does?

    Best answer: In both cases the air you breathe is almost completely dry. Here in Arizona we don't often notice the difference but in more humid climes it is very obvious.
    Best answer: In both cases the air you breathe is almost completely dry. Here in Arizona we don't often notice the difference but in more humid climes it is very obvious.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why this Soviet era planes crash so often? Have you ever noticed how many Antonov, Tupolev, Ilyushin crashes ?

    Best answer: Very little to do with the planes. A lot to do with the way Russian and third world pilots fly them.
    Best answer: Very little to do with the planes. A lot to do with the way Russian and third world pilots fly them.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How many female pilots have ever gone supersonic?

    I recently heard of one Russian woman who has, but I've already forgotten her name.
    I recently heard of one Russian woman who has, but I've already forgotten her name.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What causes turbofans to spew out lines of white smoke?

    All I know is that air and oxygen are sucked into the fan with spinning blades at a very high speed. The speed of the mighty fan creates white smoke where it comes out of some turbofan butt.
    All I know is that air and oxygen are sucked into the fan with spinning blades at a very high speed. The speed of the mighty fan creates white smoke where it comes out of some turbofan butt.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • The P-51D had a tail radar to warn the pilot if there was an attacker on his six?

    I didn't know that. Seems pretty advanced for WW2, and seems like it could could have been a pretty big advantage? Does anyone know how well those things worked?
    I didn't know that. Seems pretty advanced for WW2, and seems like it could could have been a pretty big advantage? Does anyone know how well those things worked?
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago