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I will do my best to answer any question related to my experience. If I don't know, I promise to help you find the answer. Every question deserves an answer.

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I have 30 years experience in Commercial Type Rating training, program development, human factors, instructor training, flight simulation and flying large aircraft in general. Operated L188, DC8, B747, B757, A320, A330 and A340 aircraft. Involved in cockpit design, flight testing and type certification.


Aviation college, military flight instructor, ATPL, check airman, maintenance test pilot, Simulator Test and Evaluation Pilot, Production Chief Pilot

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2016-12-31 international flight plan:

Steve,    Happy New Year!   In aviation a flight plan is a flight plan.  The difference is which regulatory agencies need to approve the departure, over flight and arrival of the aircraft.  So when the

2014-10-14 Electronic Panel Doors in Commercial Airplanes.:

Prashant, by your questions it seems that you have not been on a commercial aircraft.  Not all aircraft have a door near the cockpit for passenger entry.  Some like B744 and MD-11 have the door further

2014-10-13 Retractable mechanism for Landing gear in airplanes.:

As mentioned previously landing gear extended in flight cause drag.  So to maintain any desired speed with landing gear down will require more thrust therefore more fuel and increased cost.  The advantage

2014-10-12 Retractable mechanism for Landing gear in airplanes.:

Some light aircraft do not have retractable landing gear.  Larger aircraft, especially commercial aircraft have retractable landing gear to reduce drag and decrease operating cost.  Landing gear cause

2014-10-07 Private aircraft landing on International and Domestic Airports:

Private Aircraft, like all other aircraft, operate, in most cases, within a system which requires them to file a flight plan.  This flight plan if accepted by the ATC agency allows the operator to land


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