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Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 4:47pm On May 23, 2016
okikiosibodu:

in addiction to this questions sir, I grew up with this knowledge that pilots have a particular age they must reach before they are allowed to marry as their marital status/ responsibility can affect their concentration when on duty...is that correct sir?

No sir. It's not correct.

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 4:49pm On May 23, 2016
xager:

Thanks. What's the likelihood of young pilots (say early twenties) getting employed? Are there age restrictions or preferences for certain ages?

Unless you are in your seventies, age is not a factor.
We are more interested in your qualifications.

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by Explorers(m): 6:33pm On May 23, 2016
Nice one.

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by Kx: 7:23pm On May 23, 2016
Hello pilot, pardon my too many questions.

1. Do air traffic controllers have jurisdiction over a nation's air space ONLY or does an arik intl flight Eg leaving lagos to cotonou gets ATC service from d Nigerian controllers alone?

2. I noticed, using flight radar online sites that all or majority of Asia and middle east bound flights that took off from mmia lagos flies out of naija from lag via abuja, through bauchi in the air. Why don't dey just take d short cut of Lagos thru calabar and follow dat trajectory to their destination?

3. On board aero from Abj to lagos around 11pm some months back, we cruised at 18000 to 20000 feet on a small plane. Was scary because I was used to 33000feet or so. What influences the choice of cruising altitude other than the air traffic controller?

4.when pilots "tears through" thick dark clouds in d air,do they still have visibility from d cockpit irrespective of how dark d cloud is?

5. Someone once said from geography days dat it rains from our atmosphere and that planes flies above our atmosphere. In other words, rain nor dey beat aeroplane lol! Is it correct or wrong?

6.dont dey take communication classes in pilot training? Why do pilots talk so fast that dey don't seem to care if the passengers picked what they said so fast or not?

Thanks for satisfying my curiosity.

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by purpleblood: 9:56pm On May 23, 2016
Boeing777pilot:


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 grin

Thank you.

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by purpleblood: 10:05pm On May 23, 2016
oluwarantimi:
Thanks for this opportunity OP.
Whats the best first step after secondary school for aspiring pilots? University or Aviation school? Asking this for my younger brothder who interested in aviation.

If the money is not the problem, he should go to aviation school abroad (say US or Canada). He would get a job almost immediately after passing out. Pilots achievements are not calculated by qualifications and degrees, rather by type ratings and flying hours. The earlier he starts this the better for him. That's in my own opinion.
But if otherwise he can get a degree in Nigeria before going to aviation school. Just to increase his chances of getting something else asides flying in future. But the degree won't add to his pilot career.

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by purpleblood: 10:23pm On May 23, 2016
idu1:
why is helicopter pilot training costier?
Helicopter is a more complicated machine than fixed wing. It's more tasking to fly, and you keep adjusting to maintain balance throughout the flight mission. Unlike fixed wings. Helicopter pilots earn more than fixed wings pilot too (assuming same experience).

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by purpleblood: 10:36pm On May 23, 2016
Boeing777pilot:


Can't say because I haven't done comparison to actually find out which is more expensive.

Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) train fixed wing pilots for 9million (ppl, cpl, IR);
International Helicopter Flying School Enugu train helicopter (PPL, CPL, IR) 20 million.
International Aviation College Ilorin, fixed wings (ppl,cpl, IR) 12.9million.
So rotary wing flying is almost twice the cost of fixed wing.
http://www.iac.com.ng/
http://ihfsng.com/
http://www.ncat.gov.ng/page.php?pid=62

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 10:53pm On May 23, 2016
Kx:
Hello pilot, pardon my too many questions.

1. Do air traffic controllers have jurisdiction over a nation's air space ONLY or does an arik intl flight Eg leaving lagos to cotonou gets ATC service from d Nigerian controllers alone?

2. I noticed, using flight radar online sites that all or majority of Asia and middle east bound flights that took off from mmia lagos flies out of naija from lag via abuja, through bauchi in the air. Why don't dey just take d short cut of Lagos thru calabar and follow dat trajectory to their destination?

3. On board aero from Abj to lagos around 11pm some months back, we cruised at 18000 to 20000 feet on a small plane. Was scary because I was used to 33000feet or so. What influences the choice of cruising altitude other than the air traffic controller?

4.when pilots "tears through" thick dark clouds in d air,do they still have visibility from d cockpit irrespective of how dark d cloud is?

5. Someone once said from geography days dat it rains from our atmosphere and that planes flies above our atmosphere. In other words, rain nor dey beat aeroplane lol! Is it correct or wrong?

6.dont dey take communication classes in pilot training? Why do pilots talk so fast that dey don't seem to care if the passengers picked what they said so fast or not?

Thanks for satisfying my curiosity.

1. When entering a country's airspace, you have to check in with the ATC, so once you enter you gats to Holla at them, same when you are leaving, the said arik flight has to inform Benoise ATC, for example this is W3 approaching xyz at FLXXX, and ATC responds W3 Maintain FLXXX and contact approach on 123. The pilot acknowledges by reading back the same information. Simplified though.

2. It's not that simple, there are a lot of considerations made when planning a flight such as wind, time, traffic, curvature of the earth etc.

3. The small plane, a propeller plane . It can't fly up 30000ft, that's the key thing. If you fly higher, it's faster and burn more fuel.


4. That's why we instrument rated. We can navigate without looking outside our cockpit. " Instrument flying opens your mind to the fact that there is vision beyond sight"

5. Yes. In a matter of minutes, the plane ascends above the rain.

6. Nor vex, not all the pilots talk fast. It may be a rub off from frequent communication with ATC who talk like they have hot yams in their mouths.

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 5:15am On May 24, 2016
purpleblood:

Helicopter is a more complicated machine than fixed wing. It's more tasking to fly, and you keep adjusting to maintain balance throughout the flight mission. Unlike fixed wings. Helicopter pilots earn more than fixed wings pilot too (assuming same experience).
grin grin grin grin grin grin... Heheheheheh hehe..... In your face boeing777pilot.... Now who is the sisi.....

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 5:49am On May 24, 2016
Let's talk about helicopters. This are awesome piece of machine. With ability to take off and land anywhere. Providing an open space or clearance for its rotors. There are 3main components that enables an helicopter to maintain steady flight. 1. The cyclic.- for forward and backward during flight. 2. The collective- for engine (power) for lift and increase in flight or landing as the case maybe..more power more lift..3- Anti - torque pedals. This pedals controls the tail rotor. this turns the nose of the helicopter either to left or right. Depending on the direction of flight. It also acts as a mechanism for keeping the helicopter stable in flight.. Looking at how an helicopter works. We have the main rotors... Which is those long blades which spins from left to right at incredible speed... While we have the tail rotor.. Small blades are the rear end for countering the main rotor force which keeps it stable. And finally the engine.... Depending on the type of helicopter... There are various sizes and engine types... Piston powered for very light aircraft. And jet turbines for medium to large size helicopters.

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by swagifted(m): 8:46am On May 24, 2016
Cutehector:
ok let's say a commercial aircraft. Wait are there different kinds of planes?
try this game... War plane simulator " on android.. I have really learnt some stuffs... Like thrust level needed for taxiing.. Take off... Cruising level and landing.. When to retract landing gear.. How to maneuver the leg lever.. And when the pull and push the hand lever... Etc etc. The simulator on PC is the height!

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by Cutehector(m): 8:48am On May 24, 2016
swagifted:
try this game... War plane simulator " on android.. I have really learnt some stuffs... Like thrust level needed for taxiing.. Take off... Cruising level and landing.. When to retract landing gear.. How to maneuver the leg lever.. And when the pull and push the hand lever... Etc etc. The simulator on PC is the height!
is the game compatible with IOS?
Re: Ask A Pilot... by swagifted(m): 9:24am On May 24, 2016
Cutehector:
is the game compatible with IOS?
i believe dia should be tons of flying simulators on ios.. Meanwhile search the appstore.. Got mine on the android platform
Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 9:38am On May 24, 2016
swagifted:
i believe dia should be tons of flying simulators on ios.. Meanwhile search the appstore.. Got mine on the android platform
this is the best simulator so far. Microsoft flight simulator x. Full advance flight Sim used by pilots too.

Re: Ask A Pilot... by oluwarantimi(f): 10:34am On May 24, 2016
Alright. Thanks too.

purpleblood:


If the money is not the problem, he should go to aviation school abroad (say US or Canada). He would get a job almost immediately after passing out. Pilots achievements are not calculated by qualifications and degrees, rather by type ratings and flying hours. The earlier he starts this the better for him. That's in my own opinion.
But if otherwise he can get a degree in Nigeria before going to aviation school. Just to increase his chances of getting something else asides flying in future. But the degree won't add to his pilot career.
Re: Ask A Pilot... by swagifted(m): 12:30pm On May 24, 2016
igwemoagbo:
this is the best simulator so far. Microsoft flight simulator x. Full advance flight Sim used by pilots too.
that's what i was referring to on the pc platform... But Microsoft abandoned the software since 2009...try xplane... The developers still release updates as at 2016.. But the addons plenty... And its graphics demanding... U can almost run FSX on 1GB ram pc.
Re: Ask A Pilot... by purpleblood: 4:24pm On May 24, 2016
igwemoagbo:
Let's talk about helicopters. This are awesome piece of machine. With ability to take off and land anywhere. Providing an open space or clearance for its rotors. There are 3main components that enables an helicopter to maintain steady flight. 1. The cyclic.- for forward and backward during flight. 2. The collective- for engine (power) for lift and increase in flight or landing as the case maybe..more power more lift..3- Anti - torque pedals. This pedals controls the tail rotor. this turns the nose of the helicopter either to left or right. Depending on the direction of flight. It also acts as a mechanism for keeping the helicopter stable in flight.. Looking at how an helicopter works. We have the main rotors... Which is those long blades which spins from left to right at incredible speed... While we have the tail rotor.. Small blades are the rear end for countering the main rotor force which keeps it stable. And finally the engine.... Depending on the type of helicopter... There are various sizes and engine types... Piston powered for very light aircraft. And jet turbines for medium to large size helicopters.
Are you helicopter Pilot?. Please send me a PM. Thank you.
Re: Ask A Pilot... by lionlee216(m): 7:29pm On May 24, 2016
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Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 8:26pm On May 24, 2016
Boeing777pilot:
Well, while we are still waiting for Seun, justwise and disguy to create an aviation section on nairaland, I decided to create this thread.

Purpose

The purpose of this thread is to help aviation enthusiasts and fans get answers to aviation related matters by asking a commercial pilot.

About me

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
Oga pilot, please can you give an estimate of pilot training from zero hour to type rating(bombardier crj900/1000)? Thanks. #theskyisours.
Re: Ask A Pilot... by EdDave(m): 12:19pm On May 25, 2016
okikiosibodu:


it's part of their trianing Multi -engine rating, Instrument rating, and Night rating. as a matter of fact, they wait for bad weather conditions during their training phase in the flight school , to handle situations better. in the case of low visibility, they rely on their instruments (that's why they need instrument rating), and the ATC (Air Traffic Controller), he coordinates traffic in the air, who gives the pilot minute to minute update about the weather condition as he (the ATC) is in direct contact with with metreololgists . They both are under NAMA (Nigerian Airspace Management Agency)

Meteorologists are under NIMET. (Nigerian Meterological Agency) while ATC (Air Traffic Controllers) and ATE (Air Traffic Engineers) are under NAMA.

Nimet deals with weather reports while NAMA offers CNS( Communications, Navigation and Surveillance) to all aircrafts in Nigerian Airspace.
They are two different agencies but work hand in hand.

Yours sincerely
AirTraffic Engineer. cool

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by SurewayBookings: 5:20pm On May 25, 2016
Boeing777pilot:
Well, while we are still waiting for Seun, justwise and disguy to create an aviation section on nairaland, I decided to create this thread.

Purpose

The purpose of this thread is to help aviation enthusiasts and fans get answers to aviation related matters by asking a commercial pilot.

About me

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 able boss captain, I am indeed very loyal to have come across this your thread. I practically not a fan of airplanes as they always make my heart beat to much but I usually don't have a choice when I have to use them especially when traveling out of the country.

Right now sir, I am totally into corporate hospitality services and I usually work somehow like a freelance marketer with some top hotels around Ikeja and close to the airport.

Being that you work in the aviation industry please is there a way you can link me up with some of these multi national companies that do lodge in hotels on a regular basis.

Please I will be very glad if you can help me out because I really need to achieve a certain target for these hotels and you will definitely be helping a fellow Nairalander get an opportunity to expand in his business.

Please I will appreciate any help from you in linking me up. Thank you.
Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 5:29pm On May 25, 2016
EdDave:


Meteorologists are under NIMET. (Nigerian Meterological Agency) while ATC (Air Traffic Controllers) and ATE (Air Traffic Engineers) are under NAMA.

Nimet deals with weather reports while NAMA offers CNS( Communications, Navigation and Surveillance) to all aircrafts in Nigerian Airspace.
They are two different agencies but work hand in hand.

Yours sincerely
AirTraffic Engineer. cool

noted. thanks for the correction.
A potential Pilot. see you at the top

Boeing777pilot, I sent you a pm but you are yet to acknowledge, pls kindly do so sir
Re: Ask A Pilot... by shirgles(m): 6:28pm On May 25, 2016
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Re: Ask A Pilot... by cutelover19(m): 12:27am On May 26, 2016
captain,
please where in Nigeria can i get some peripherals to engage in simulator action.
Thanks

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by cutelover19(m): 12:54am On May 26, 2016
swagifted:
try this game... War plane simulator " on android.. I have really learnt some stuffs... Like thrust level needed for taxiing.. Take off... Cruising level and landing.. When to retract landing gear.. How to maneuver the leg lever.. And when the pull and push the hand lever... Etc etc. The simulator on PC is the height!
This is not the correct name of the app, please check and confirm as i cant find the app with this name
Re: Ask A Pilot... by swagifted(m): 7:56am On May 26, 2016
cutelover19:

This is not the correct name of the app, please check and confirm as i cant find the app with this name
that's the name... Try this website... fog.com
Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 10:59am On May 26, 2016
cutelover19:
captain,
please where in Nigeria can i get some peripherals to engage in simulator action.
Thanks
pm me.
Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 11:03am On May 26, 2016
Anyone interested in having a simulator on their P.C can contact me ASAP. Have it plus it's add-ons.... Minimum requirements for this simulator is 3gig ram and at least 2.3ghz of processor.

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by xager(m): 1:21pm On May 26, 2016
igwemoagbo:
Anyone interested in having a simulator on their P.C can contact me ASAP. Have it plus it's add-ons.... Minimum requirements for this simulator is 3gig ram and at least 2.3ghz of processor.
I'm interested in it. Is it FSX or X-Plane?

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 11:46pm On May 26, 2016
20132014:
Oga pilot, please can you give an estimate of pilot training from zero hour to type rating(bombardier crj900/1000)? Thanks. #theskyisours.

Conservative estimate 10-12m.

Will confirm sha

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Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 11:47pm On May 26, 2016
okikiosibodu:


noted. thanks for the correction.
A potential Pilot. see you at the top

Boeing777pilot, I sent you a pm but you are yet to acknowledge, pls kindly do so sir

Sorry about, dunno what's wrong with my nl pm stuff, when I reply, the mail bounces back..

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