- Shallow turn when thermal is worse (or you’re out, and in sink)
- Steepen turn when thermal is better
- Uses the Pseudo-adiabatic Chart
In normal flight, a light aircraft derives its forward motion from the thrust provided by the engine-driven propeller. If the aircraft is maintaining a constant height, direction and speed then the thrust force will balance the air’s resistance to the aircraft’s motion through it. The forward motion creates airflow past the wings and the dynamic pressure changes within this airflow create an upward-acting force or lift, which will balance the force due to gravity — weight — acting downward. Thus, in normal unaccelerated flight, the four basic forces acting on the aircraft are approximately in equilibrium. The pilot is able to change the direction and magnitude of these forces and thereby control the speed, flight path and performance of the aircraft.
The definition of airmanship is somewhat indistinct. With the introduction of computerised control systems, the application of airmanship is certainly more broadly based and complex now than 50 years ago. Some might say it involves pilot proficiency, flight discipline, aircraft system and airworthiness knowledge, and skill in resource management, plus being fully cognisant of every situation and exercising excellent judgement. A few years ago someone did say — in relation to the management of airline transport aircraft — airmanship is “the ability to act wisely in the conduct of flight operations under difficult conditions”. If that is valid then the three-pilot flight-deck crew of Air France Flight 447, with 20 000 flight hours experience, failed their crucial airmanship test on June 1, 2009.
Volcanic Ash Hazard – Considerations for aviation
OK guys, now to the topic of Volcanic Ash Hazards to aircraft. How much do you rememeber about the effects of volcanic ash / cloud penetration to aircraft? Test your memory with these questions here developed for AESO’s Aviation students this week.
This brochure provides operational recommendations and guidelines to implement the conclusions and recommendations of various international work groups like Flight Safety Foundation, CFIT and ALAR Task Force etc. Following events account for 75% of approach and landing incidents and accidents:
Safety and security are the industry’s top priorities. Disruptive passengers continue to be a major issue and unruly passenger incidents are a very real and serious threat to both safety and security. The severity of some unruly passenger incidents, along with their operational consequences, are a cause for concern