Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Ajay Raghavendra

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Take those Left or Right Deviations for Weather

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Thunderstorms are an essential part of the Earth’s weather system, but these storms are a significant hazard to aviation. In fact, thunderstorms harbor all...

White Jet Trails across a Blue Sky

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We often observe aircraft condensation trails (commonly, contrails) at high altitudes. These long cloudy streaks form behind the turbofan engines that power airliners. The...

Going with the flow!

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Consider a distance of 100 NM and a true airspeed (TAS) of 100 kt. Under a zero-wind condition, an aircraft will cover this distance...

Taxi, Takeoff, Landing and Ice Skating?

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The threats from winter weather are not limited to flight, but also produce potentially hazardous conditions for push-back, taxi, takeoff and landing. Improper ground...

Check HOT before Takeoff

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Holdover time (HOT) helps pilots determine the temporal effectiveness of the deicing procedure across a wide range of temperatures and precipitation intensities. Often, colder...

Get Out! You’re on Thin Ice

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Professional pilots undergo frequent recurrent training and education. However, some evaporation of knowledge from the classroom is expected with time. This winter, my goals is to...

Foggy Fall Flying

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METAR from Buffalo Niagara International Airport (KBUF) on October 26th, 2021 at 0754 EDT KBUF 260354Z 02009KT 3/4SM R23/P6000FT -DZ BR OVC002 10/09 A2973 RMK AO2 SLP070...

PSA Airlines Offers the Absolute Best Place for Pilots with Industry-Leading...

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Pilots looking for the absolute best place for an airline career should look no further than PSA Airlines. As a wholly owned subsidiary of...

Canadian Government Makes Major Changes to Border Security Protocols

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Tim Perry, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l Canada (ALPA Canada), issued the following statement today following an announcement by the Canadian...