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Pilot Saves Baby After Being Involved In A Horrible Accident In Lagos. Photos / Nigerian Pilot, Ademilola, Makes History As First African To Fly The World Solo / Young Pilot Who Flew His Mother: "One Of The Best Days Of My Life" (2) (3) (4)
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 10:24am On Feb 08, 2018|
Olisa4all:I do comprehend your point though, it's the effect on the long run. But I am just been curious on how much significance the weight of the paint can be, on a "giant" that carries thousands of kg. How do you do big bro?
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 11:25pm On Feb 08, 2018|
Eemmm big bro, I'm still waiting for an illumination from you. Let me take it a step further..... You can point how a man capable of carrying 2 bags of Cement at a time will feel the impart of an empty shoulder when running a distance of about 300m as to against running "bare" , but I don't think same can be applicable to the weight on an airplane capable of carrying thousands of kg.
@Sugah, you mind getting airborne into our flight path, to help with some clarification(s).....
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 7:07am On Feb 09, 2018|
What is the status of private leisure aviation in Nigeria?
Are there private schools where you can rent planes?
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 7:42pm On Feb 09, 2018|
New York is 3 hours ahead of California but it does not mean that California is slow, or that New York is fast. Both are working based on their own "Time Zone."
Some one is still single. Someone got married and 'waited' 10 years before having a child. There is another who had a baby within a year of marriage.
Someone got married between 25-30 and became Widow/Widower at 40 while another got married at 40 and lived happily with the spouse till old age with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren!
Someone graduated at the age of 22, yet waited 5 years before securing a good job; and there is another who graduated at 27 and secured employment immediately !
Someone became CEO at 25 and died at 50 while another became a CEO at 50 and lived to 90 years.
Everyone works based on their 'Time Zone',
People can have things worked out only according to their pace.
Work in your “time zone”.
Your Colleagues, friends, younger ones might "seem" to go ahead of you.
May be some might "seem" behind you.
Don't envy them You are not early ... you’re very much On time stay blessed.
You Are In Your Time Zone............Enjoy ur day
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 1:24am On Feb 11, 2018|
An inner view of a Cockpit of A350
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 9:10am On Feb 13, 2018|
Ellen Church was the first female flight attendant to take to the skies, on a United Airlines flight from Oakland to Chicago. The trip on a Boeing 80A took 20 hours, made 13 stops and carried just 14 passengers. It landed in the Windy City 83 years ago today. That flight now takes about four hours. Before 1930, flight attendants were all male and mostly sons of the men who financed the airlines. When Church and her early peers began flying, the standards were high: stewardesses could be no older than 25, no taller than 5 feet 4 inches and weigh no more than 115 pounds. They also had to be registered nurses to tend to commonly airsick passengers onboard, though they mostly served refreshments and lighted cigarettes and cigars. Church, who was born in Iowa in 1904, went on to serve as a nurse in World War II after her career at United ended and later became a director of nursing at an Indiana hospital. She died in 1965 at 60 after a horseback riding accident. In 2010.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 7:37pm On Feb 14, 2018|
Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) are gas turbine engines used primarily during aircraft ground operation to provide electricity, compressed air, and/or shaft power for main engine start, air conditioning, electric power and other aircraft systems.
APUs can also provide backup electric power during in-flight operation
An APU is a small turbine engine installed to provide #supplementary_power. Often found in the tails of larger jets and turboprops, APUs serve several useful purposes. APU generators provide #auxiliary_electrical_power for running aircraft systems on the ground when the main engines aren’t running and no ground electrical power is available. Applications include powering environmental systems for pre-cooling or preheating the cabin, and providing power for crew functions such as preflight, cabin cleanup, and galley (kitchen) operation. Many aircraft APUs can also be operated in flight, providing backup power for the main engine generators. On larger aircraft, APUs also generate auxiliary “#bleed_air”, referring to pneumatic pressure drawn from the engine’s compressor section. That’s because large jet engines like those on airliners must be started using pneumatic power. Unless a ground pneumatic source is available, the only way to start large turbine engines is from an operating APU (unless another engine is already running, of course). To accomplish this, the small APU engine is first started using an electric motor (often doing double duty as the generator). Once up and running, APU bleed air is routed to pneumatic starters on the plane’s main engines. Those, in turn, spin up the engine compressors for starting. The schematic shows a typical APU installation. Along with providing ground power, APUs often provide #backup_pneumatic_power for pressurization in flight, and back up environmental systems on the ground and in the air.
Thanks for reading
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 7:38pm On Feb 14, 2018|
I think I will love to be a man
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 8:08pm On Feb 15, 2018|
*TOPIC* : AERODROME AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES
•Taxi instructions issued by a controller will always contain a clearance limit,which is the point at which the aircraft must stop unless further permission to proceed is given.For departing aircraft the clearance limit will normally be the holding point of the runway in use, but it may be any other position on the aerodrome depending on prevailing traffic.
*PILOT* : LILONGWE TOWER, 7Q-ZOU C172 BY THE SOUTH SIDE HANGARS REQUEST TAXI FOR VFR LOCAL FLIGHT.
*ATC* : 7Q-OU TAXI TO HOLDING POINT RUNWAY 14 VIA TAXIWAY DELTA 2
WIND 130 10KNOTS QNH 1010.
*PILOT*: TAXI TO HOLDING POINT RUNWAY 14 VIA TAXIWAY DELTA 2 QNH 1010
� *TO BE CONTINUED*
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 2:58pm On Feb 16, 2018|
Hello House, Pls there's this guy that went to MADIBA BAY FLIGHT SCHOOL here on this forum but I can't locate his moniker again.
Pls if you are able to see this post, KINDLY CONTACT me or reply me here.
I need some info from you asap.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 5:12am On Feb 18, 2018|
*TOPIC* : AERODROME AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES
•Where *ATIS* broadcast is established the controller does not need to pass departure information to the pilot when giving taxi instructions.
*PILOT*: JOHANNESBURG GROUND KENYA 250 WITH INFORMATION BRAVO REQUEST TAXI.
*ATC* : KENYA 25. AFTER THE B747 PASSING LEFT TO RIGHT TAXI TO HOLDING POINT RUNWAY 21L
*PILOT*: TAXI TO HOLDING POINT RUNWAY 21L,, TRAFFIC IN SIGHT, KENYA250
� *TO BE CONTINUED*
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 6:10pm On Feb 23, 2018|
Regrann from @aviatorsfeed - What happens when the emergency exit door opens mid-flight?
EMERGENCY exit doors are great when you need to get out of a grounded plane in a hurry, but when the plane is mid-flight, the prospect of the door opening can be terrifying.
And there have been plenty of scary incidents in which passengers have tried to yank open the emergency door mid-air.
Just last year, a first class passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight tried to open the door but was restrained by crew and arrested when the plane arrived at its destination.
And a few days later, another passenger tried the same thing on an AirAsia flight from New Delhi and Ranchi. He was also restrained by passengers & crew, who handed him over to authorities when the plane landed.
In both cases, flight crew intervened before anything serious happened.
But had they not, what would have happened if the emergency exit door had opened?
There are two answers to this.
The first answer is that nothing would happen, because a passenger, no matter how strong, would never be able to open an emergency door mid-flight.
“It’s physically impossible,” “When at cruising altitude, the pressure difference between the outside of the plane and the inside of the plane,which is pressurised,creates a situation where the door cannot open.”
Cabin doors,including emergency doors,open inward. So when a pressurised plane cruises in the sky, there is a tremendous amount of pressure that pushes against the plane’s interior, and it’s more than any human could pull open a door against.
Any plane you see with open doors, such as the ones skydivers jump out of, are depressurised planes & a completely different story.
But let’s say it was possible to open an emergency door mid-flight — what would happen then?
This is where the second answer comes in. An open door would cause catastrophic “explosive decompression”.
In other words, cabin would rapidly lose air & yes, someone may be sucked out of the plane.
But while trying to open the emergency exit door won’t cause any of that to happen on a plane — because you’d never be able to open the door in the first place — that doesn’t mean you should try it.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 10:16pm On Feb 23, 2018|
For the first time in FedEx history, a Black woman will take control of the cockpit. Airbus Captain and Line Check Airman Tahirah Lamont Brown has been promoted to pilot for the international shipping company. After making the decision in high school to become a pilot, Brown has never looked back. In an interview that ran on the FedEx blog, she recalls the barriers she had to overcome to succeed in this male-dominated industry.
"There were barriers, for sure. I didn't know any pilots and didn't know how to pay for flight school," Brown shared in the FedEx interview. "I worked two jobs to pay for college and for flight training. I also wrote my family a letter asking them for support. I promised that if they would help me now, I would pay them back when I had the money, and they helped me."
Brown revealed that Bill Norwood, who was the first Black pilot at United Airlines, mentored her through the process. He helped her find scholarships that helped pay for flight school and encouraged her to join the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals. His help proved to invaluable along her journey.
The career path that Brown chose was no walk in the park. She had to work hard to prove herself capable and worthy of every opportunity. She offers advice to young girls who want to become pilots one day--they have to be willing to put in the work. But believing in themselves is probably the biggest challenge to overcome.
"I tell them my life story, and that the end result and sacrifices are going to be worth it. You have to make sacrifices, and the road is going to be hard," Brown said. "I let them know that I am here to support them, to give them advice and to listen to them, because that was important to me. But, they will have to find it within themselves to know that it is achievable. I also tell young people to not allow negative attitudes to affect you. This has been true for me. We can be our biggest barriers at times. We have to overcome our own personal barriers to achieve our goals."
While the announcement of her promotion has been made during Black History Month--and Brown's feat is undoubtedly history-making--she doesn't feel like she has reached the pinnacle of success. There aren't a lot of Black faces in the flight industry and Brown wants that reality to change.
"While I feel like I've accomplished a lot, I will not feel like I've made it until I see more minorities in the industry," Brown explained. "When I speak at conferences, I help provide information about FedEx and encourage minorities to apply. However, I have not seen a significant change."
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 10:18pm On Feb 23, 2018|
Opinion: Despite Huge Ticket Sales, Flybondi’s Dispatch and Management of Flights is Lackluster
A Flybondi 737 (Photo: Flybondi)
Only a few weeks have passed since Flybondi’s first commercial flight, on Jan. 26. Argentina’s first indigenous low-cost carrier appeared as a consequence of the governmental impulse to new companies, and obtained a 15-year permission to operate 85 routes, both domestic and international. Its flight booking opening day generated a huge expectation and a similar response in sales.
However, just 20 days into operation, Flybondi’s flights encounter problem after problem, and the airline’s dispatch reliability is more than poor. It has started flying with a single plane, that found itself in a pile of technical issues and unscheduled maintenance. Several flights have been cancelled or rescheduled, and passenger confidence is quickly lowering.
A few days before starting revenue flights, a company flight to show the aircraft to employees and families had to go back abruptly to Cordoba airport, after an instrumental failure deemed the flight to be unsafe. A week later, a combination of high temperature, airport altitude, and take off weight issues ended up in passengers flying without their luggage, which was later transported by truck to its destination, arriving almost a day later.
On Feb. 9, the expectation to finally open the service to and from Buenos Aires via the new Palomar airport -even though is a military airfield opened in 1910- suffered a hit due to heavy rain, and the inaugural flight was diverted to Ezeiza. A few hours later, service started. But the Landing Distance Available declared for Palomar -1900 meters, 6300ft- is going to be a challenge for a 737-800 when the runway is contaminated, as its surface has no grooving to increase surface friction.
Last week, while Norwegian, the other big low-cost player in the Argentinian market was celebrating its first London-Buenos Aires regular flight, Flybondi’s only aircraft was grounded for a tire issue. Passengers were relocated to another company’s services, and its second aircraft was put into revenue action within hours of completing its delivery flight.
Additional issues are yet to be measured: due to lack of a proper authorization. Flybondi aircraft fleet is restricted to operate below 29,000 feet, or outside the RVSM (Restricted Vertical Separation Minimums) airspace.
This particular operation landscape presents a complex outlook for the company: What will be the financial limit for this quite-more-than-not-optimal operation? Flybondi has faced in three weeks a significant amount of issues that impact directly on the economics of the venture.
While none of these events have posed a serious threat to the safety of its regular operations, and every decision the company made in regards to the events is consistent with industry best practices, it is a matter of time that the succession of cancellations, reschedulings, aircraft groundings and cargo handling mishaps would add up to a loss of confidence of the very passenger that it is trying to seduce.
Another factor is the resistance to low-cost carrier operation model in general, and Flybondi’s interpretation of it in a particular way. While Avianca Argentina has started operations with two brand new ATR 72-600 and it is covering two routes without any issues, Flybondi opened sales to 16 routes with a total of four aircraft. The stakes are high, to say the very least.
Avianca Argentina provided no argument to those opposing the low fare alternatives to the traditional carriers in the domestic market. Flybondi on the other side is unintentionally making every effort to prove them right.
With Argentina’s geographical distribution in mind, an LCC alternative for a short leisure trip is necessary and it has proven to be well received. Flybondi can tell its own story of success in ticket sales. However, the gap between the cool vibe of its branding and the reliability of its operation is growing fast and steady.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 2:59pm On Feb 24, 2018|
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by prof1999(m): 2:04pm On Feb 25, 2018|
[quote author=TheRealBoss1 post=65336811][/quote]CHECK YOUR EMAIL INBOX ...one of my bro is currently there.and what exactly do you want to know about MBSF. but be INFORMED that from ppl,night rating,hour building, cpl , multi and instrumental rating cost about 14 million excluding accommodation and feeding o ....apart from the fees, becoming a pilot is not for the chicken hearted but for the lion hearted remember becoming a pilot will take your sweat, tears and blood .so u need to be strong. please reply me , i am ready to help and mentor you. also i will send the school pdf instruction and fee to u . (is well)
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by prof1999(m): 2:17pm On Feb 25, 2018|
okikiosibodu:yes sir it will, but not only painting .adding or installing new stuffs in the cockpit or in the plane .all this is always noted because it will change the (AEW) aircraft empty weight. and is very important when calculating weight and balance of the plane during flight planning. (well done bro long time sir)
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 3:43pm On Feb 26, 2018|
Thanks so much Bro. I replied you already. I await your response soon.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 6:19pm On Feb 26, 2018|
Who else follows captain Joe on YouTube? Interesting and highly educative channel I must confess.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Boeing777pilot: 12:22am On Feb 27, 2018|
Hi all, happy new year to you all.
My apologies for my prolonged absence.
I had an accident (not aviation related) coupled with a long recuperation period and I am unable to continue flying again. Ever.
From time to time I'd pop in to answer questions
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by kingreign(m): 2:13am On Feb 27, 2018|
Oops sorry about this bruv, I believe you're totally recovered. We missed you. Better days ahead is what I pray for you.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 5:12am On Feb 27, 2018|
prof1999:Thank you for elaborating, it is well understood now. I now realize (thanks to you) that there is one to "upgrading" an aircraft, as it has effect on the apparent weight of the aircraft, thus having a long term effect on the entire weight when it is occupied, for a flight.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 5:19am On Feb 27, 2018|
Boeing777pilot:It hurts to hear. We need you to be strong. You can find an aviation related job that that will keep your burning passion alive. I had a lecturer during my days as an undergraduate, he aid he had always dreamt to be an ocean diver, but he lost his right arm while he was an undergraduate. He could not be a diver anymore, but he trained (and still trains) ocean divers. Try to take time and see how you can still fit into the aviation world.
It's it the end of the world sir, see you at the top
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by HRHQueenPhil(f): 4:49pm On Feb 27, 2018|
so sorry my mentor, u are still too valuable, pls dont let dis get u down or thinking. all d best!
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by okikiosibodu(m): 8:32am On Mar 02, 2018|
A Night landing video
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by prof1999(m): 10:57am On Mar 02, 2018|
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by klexycole(m): 11:56am On Mar 02, 2018|
Can't believe I just read that! This is really disheartening.
Glory to GOD for keeping you alive. We miss your presence. Be strong sir!
I wish you well, better and beautiful days ahead.
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Olisa4all: 9:28pm On Mar 02, 2018|
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by sugah: 3:10pm On Mar 08, 2018|
Do you mind if I contact you directly?
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by Nobody: 9:45pm On Mar 13, 2018|
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by SammieJayh(m): 7:50pm On Apr 04, 2018|
Good day, please is it possible to be a pilot even though I use glasses?
|Re: Ask A Pilot... by sugah: 8:52pm On Apr 04, 2018|
SammieJayh:Yes it is. As long as you are not color blind.
An aviation medical examination should clear your doubts.
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