I can answer many types of questions on military and civil aviation, and aviation/aerospace history.
I am a Captain in Civil Air Patrol, serve as flight crew on various Civil Air Patrol missions.
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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University
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It had been my dream since I was 3 to fly military jets, but a back injury put an end to those dreams. Though I'll naver fly for the military, I can still teach about their aircraft, and maybe encourage somebody else to reach for the sky. Currently, I am looking for work in the field of journalism.
People as far back as Leonardo da Vinci had designs for aircraft. In fact, in 2003, when some of his designs were tested, they actually flew!
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For this question, I'm not the person to give the answer. I can, however give you a great resource to look. This is a link to a book called "Cockpit Confidential." I thought I knew just about everything
For takeoff, it's pretty much as soon as the aircraft assumes a safe rate of climb. For landing, that is honestly something I am not sure of. I can tell you that in Microsoft Flight Simulator, I typically
No, not all landing gear are always retractable. Look at the Cessna 152, 172, and 182, among others. It has to do with airflow around the plane, which can impact speed and impact maintenance and an airline's
Hi Prashant - Yes, private aircraft can land at your larger airports. What often discourages this are high landing fees, the traffic, and the fact that there are often small airfields not too far
1. They use radios. The flight deck of the C-130 is too high for hand signals to be effective - I think. 2. I am not sure about this. IF it could be lowered in flight, the aircraft would have to
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