Ajay Raghavendra

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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...

CloudDancer Helping Veterans Learn to Fly

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It was cold on December 03, 1992 in Fort Worth, Texas when Michael Ashton Johnson came to us from the Lord above. He grew...

Breeze Airways™ Arrives in Las Vegas, Announces New Nonstop to Akron-Canton

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Breeze Airways, the Seriously Nice™ low-fare airline founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, announced a new route from Akron-Canton, OH, to Las Vegas – just as...