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|Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 3:53pm On May 22, 2016|
Well, while we are still waiting for Seun, justwise and disguy to create an aviation section on nairaland, I decided to create this thread.
The purpose of this thread is to help aviation enthusiasts and fans get answers to aviation related matters by asking a commercial pilot.
By the special grace of God, I'm a first officer on a Boeing 777-200LR. I was previously a first officer on a Boeing 737-800 (Next Gen) so I know one or two things about flying. I look forward to interacting with all aviation fans and fellow aviation professionals here
My colleagues like olisa4all from the rotary wings branch , (helicopter pilots) are on hand to answer your questions too.
If I don't reply on time, I'm probably somewhere in the sky doing what I love.
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|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 3:53pm On May 22, 2016|
*Reserved for future use. *
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|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Cutehector(m): 4:00pm On May 22, 2016|
Op how do u guys press all those buttons?
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|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Mrval20(m): 4:02pm On May 22, 2016|
This is a rare opportunity, thanks for creating this thread...
1. As an Electrical/Electronics Engineering graduate, what is the most cost effective way of becoming a pilot?
2. Why are pilots assigned to a specific airplane?
3. Does the mode of operation of different airplanes vary greatly? Like can you fly just about anything flyable after probably going through the manual?
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 4:08pm On May 22, 2016|
consider those buttons to be like a TV remote control.
You only press the ones you need at a particular time for specific purposes.
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|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 4:27pm On May 22, 2016|
How long does it take for a pilot to be type-rated for a particular aircraft?
What is the function of a pilot with 2 bars on his/her shoulder?
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Cutehector(m): 4:37pm On May 22, 2016|
Boeing777pilot:alright. I want to knw how to land a plane.. what is the procedure.. incase during an emergency, maybe both pilots are incapacitated.
What can a lay man do in this point. To land the plane
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by fados4sure(m): 4:39pm On May 22, 2016|
Boeing777pilot:Good-day captain! please, i would like to know if there is any difference between Boeing, Airbus & Dreamliner
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by ifex370(m): 4:49pm On May 22, 2016|
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 4:54pm On May 22, 2016|
Boeing and Airbus are both aircraft manufacturers.
The Dreamliner is the name of an aircraft manufactured by Boeing.
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|Re: Ask A Pilot... by fados4sure(m): 4:57pm On May 22, 2016|
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 5:02pm On May 22, 2016|
This your question ehn...
Usually the cockpit is secured from inside because of security concerns especially when air borne.
If that unfortunate event happens and a passenger can access the cockpit, he can be guided to land the plane, that's 50/50.
However, the likelihood of that happening is extremely slim.
Landing aircraft generally follows a common procedure but differs by each aircraft and landing conditions.
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|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 5:12pm On May 22, 2016|
It varies, for a example if I just got my commercial license and want to be type rated on a Boeing or Airbus, it would take up to six months.
However, if I am switching between aircraft by the same manufacturer, it's less
Then if I'm switching from the same product line eg B777-300ER to B777-200LR it may take a few weeks.
N.B Type rating means you are trained to operate a particular aircraft.
Two Bars and three bars are both for first officers but the one with three bars is senior. The first officer is the co-pilot and carries out duties as given by the captain.
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|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 5:19pm On May 22, 2016|
Boeing777pilot:Thank you. I've a better understanding now
So Joan Obasi of Arik is a senior First-officer.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 5:21pm On May 22, 2016|
1. Via cadet programs, a form of scholarship but this is not common though.
2. Aircraft are very complex equipment so for it to be operated safely, the pilots have to be trained for that specific aircraft. For a pilot to operate an equipment, he must have a certain number of hours on it before being certified.
3. The principles are the same but details differ vastly hence the specialization.
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|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Cutehector(m): 5:24pm On May 22, 2016|
Boeing777pilot:just tell me how to land dah mudafvckn plane. speaking in Samuel L Jackson's voice
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|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 5:28pm On May 22, 2016|
Technically yes. But some airlines have "Senior first officers" *These ones have three and half bars the reason is because they are due to be promoted as Captain but no space yet but the three and half bars ain't common though as very few airlines do this.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 5:29pm On May 22, 2016|
Different procedures for different planes.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Cutehector(m): 5:31pm On May 22, 2016|
Boeing777pilot:ok let's say a commercial aircraft. Wait are there different kinds of planes?
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 5:36pm On May 22, 2016|
Yes. There are different types of commercial aircraft, boeing 777, 737, 747, 787, 767, etc Airbus 320, 321, A380 etc.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Mrval20(m): 5:38pm On May 22, 2016|
Boeing777pilot:Thanks, I'm cleared now.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Cutehector(m): 5:43pm On May 22, 2016|
Boeing777pilot:alright. I shall google landing procedures for these aircrafts
Ehen another question
What is the black box
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Originalsly: 7:40pm On May 22, 2016|
Do commercial airlines fly the same 'lanes' /heights as passenger airlines?
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 7:49pm On May 22, 2016|
Commercial airlines are mostly made up of passenger airlines like Emirates etc, cargo airlines like cargolux and private charter services.
The cruising altitude is dependent on several factors including how high the aircraft can fly, assigned altitude and flight plan but there's separation between aircraft to avoid collision.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Originalsly: 8:15pm On May 22, 2016|
Ok...I really meant cargo aircrafts. Guess the answer remains the same. Moving on.......are airstrips "weight rated"?....like allow for the safe landing of planes including cargo up to a certain weight?
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by casttlebarbz(m): 9:04pm On May 22, 2016|
God bless u for this thread...never being in a plane b4, but i respect pilots a lot.
thank u once again...
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by cranknicholson: 9:18pm On May 22, 2016|
What is the easiest way for a Licensed AME and fresh CPL holders to secure job in Nigeria? Not seeing much adverts these days
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|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 9:35pm On May 22, 2016|
what has been your best / worst experience flying and how did you handle it.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 10:00pm On May 22, 2016|
In layman's language yes they are.
The runway has to be able to withstand the stress of heavy impact landing
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 10:03pm On May 22, 2016|
Try to have insiders that will let you know know when they are recruiting, I think I have seen a few adverts though however it's faster if you are already type rated as it saves the airline money
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 10:06pm On May 22, 2016|
My best was my first solo flight, that's where it all began. My worst was a cross wind landing, we had to abort the landing thrice and finally landed at the fourth attempt.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by djlaqua91(m): 11:15pm On May 22, 2016|
Good day Captain, please what's with the turbulence when airplanes pass through clouds and how do you guys navigate through. I had a very terrible experience in one some years back. More grease to your elbow and aircraft.
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