How to calcutale approach speed manually?

can it even be done? I mean is it possible to work out the approach speed myself, without using the 'init ref.' thing? M not a pilot for real, sorry if this is a stupid question. Thanks

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Approach speed can be calculated quite easily, and the calculation will vary dependent on the aircraft type and model. Here's an article that shows you how to calculate it: http://www.ehow.com/how_2087258_determine-approach-speed-landing-airplane.html

How to learn how to fly a helicopter?

I have always wanted to learn how to fly a mi-24 so are there any good flying school in England, close to Birmingham where I can learn.
FYI jack asses you can buy Russian demilitarised helicopters like the mi-24 hind.

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Uhh dude... The Hind is a military aircraft. A civilian cant fly those.

How to obtain a pilot's/aviation license in the state of Minnesota?

So, my birthday is coming up on Tuesday, the 18th. And for my birthday, I was planning on taking flight lessons. How many lessons, and hours in the air do I need to qualify for a aviation license?

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Go to your local (little not MSP) airport and ask these questions.

How to start a career in the airline industry ?

Hey guys, I am 18 years old living in Adelaide, Australia. There are a few different things I have been looking into such as Customs Officer, but am not to sure as to what qualifications would be needed before they even consider me for a trainee-ship or whatever it is they do? If you could tell me that would be great! Also i am very interested in working with airplanes and was curious how people get jobs such as airline refueller and grounds person etc. Again, if you could tell me the steps needed to be taken to get my foot in the door that would be great!

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I would say go for the customs job, youll get better pay. those ground jobs are pretty much manual labor, its the equivalent of working at a department store or something, its not something you would do as a career normally, but if you like being around air craft, and have an interest in law enforcment like customs, you could be an airport police officer, not sure how that all works in australia, but here in america we have like 1200 cops that work at LAX airport. they patrol the tarmac and deal with angry people, but it sounds like it would be pretty cool! you would need to know a different language probably. If you really want to be a baggage handler/refueler, I would suggest that you call the main office of the airport that you would like to work at, and ask if they are hiring, there isnt much requirements, you will need to be able to lift heavy objects and be on your feet all day doing miscellaneous tasks, seems like it wouldnt be that bad really.

How to become a flight attendant in California?

I was wondering how do you become a flight attendant in California. How to get hired, where do I apply? Do i have to take a certain class before or after. Please help me out I really want to become a flight attendant. Also, whats the height requirement?

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The procedure is exactly the same as becoming a flight attendant anywhere else in the USA. FAQ's: http://www.flightattendantcareer.com/faq.htm

How To Become A Fighter Pilot?

I read in several places that the only way to become a fighter pilot is by graduating from the us af academy...

i graduated highschool 2 years ago
i never applied to any colleges
and never took the SATs

im 20 years old now and would like to become a fighter pilot

how can i get accepted into the academy?

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Apply to a college or university - choose a "hard science" degree - Do you know any senator who can help...? Try to get in the AF ROTC - If you end up in the Air Force, you might (I say again "might") be selected as pilot - No guarantee you will be "fighter pilot" - you might be selected as B-52 driver - It is not your decision - I know a guy who ended up transferring to Air National Guard - Flew F-4 fighters - .

How to start flying people to remote locations?

So, I'm not a pilot (yet) but I want to start a business where I fly people to remote hunting and fishing locations. Basically, have a sea-plane and fly people to lakes deep in the woods and drop them off. My question really, is this even possible, where do I start, and what kind of licensing/permits do I need to land in those remote places.

Any help would be great, thanks.
Thanks, cost is a concern but not the biggest one yet. I really just wanted to know if it could even be done by one person. Thank you everyone for your help!

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I currently fly for a company in Alaska doing this. To start your own "bush flying" business is a daunting and expensive process. You will first need a commercial pilot certificate for single engine aircraft, an instrument rating and a seaplane rating. Then you will need to have at least 500 hours flying time in order to do charter flights. If you don't accrue most of this time in the area where yopu plan to operate a business, you won't even be insurable. You will also need to apply for a Part 135 air taxi certificate, which takes a mountain of paperwork and a lengthy approval process. The bureaucratic red tape makes this process very lengthy and you can easily spend a year or two satisfying all the requirements. As an alternative, you could purchase an existing certificate, but this is usually very, veryu expensive. Your investment in flight training alone will be about $50,000, at which point you'll only have about 250 hours. Then you will need to spend a year or two working for someone building flight time doing jobs like banner towing or flight instructing until you have a minimum 500 hours. If you don't build most of that experience flying in some place like Alaska, the insurance companies will probably require 2 to 3 times that much flying experience. Even then, insurance costs the order of $20,000 per year for a 4-seat airplane, paid in advance. Of course, you will also need an airplane and a suitable place of business. A suitable starter airplane for a charter business, like a 30 year old Cessna 180 on floats, costs close to $100,000. Access to seaplane facilities is quite expensive and in many places costs a small fortune. And then you will need a substantial reserve of operating cash to get your business going until it starts paying for itself. a minimum of one year operating expenses is recommended. This amounts to tens of thousands of dollars of reserve funds. In addition, you would be wise to get an aircraft mechanics license (takes 2 years of schooling) so you can do most of your own maintenance, otherwise a lot of your profits will go to contracting for maintenance on your airplane. There then comes the need for a place of business, and of course you'll need to expend a lot of time and effort building a clientele, which is not easy because you will be facing a lot of experienced competition. Most people with such businesses spend 5 to 10 years flying for someone else while they build their reputation and experience. Bottom line, plan on this taking many years and spending a lot of money, just to get started. It's doable, but far from easy. The owner-operator is a dying breed because the costs involved and the ever more strict regulations make if very difficult. Dreams are great. To achieve them you need a solid plan, a lot of time, and a lot of dedication.

How to pay for a pilot license?

I am looking to get a pilots license, but dont have enough money my self to obtain it. Is there funding for this. Also I curently work so the only scholl I can take is online.

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Well you can't learn to fly online, only in the airplane. As for funding, the rest of us got a job and saved money to get our ratings.

How to get from monrovia to boyle heights?

I want to know what buses(or whatever is faster) to get from monrovia to get to boyle heights? Can anyone help me?

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Transit directions to Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA Monrovia, CA Walk to Primrose / Walnut About 2 mins (492 ft) Primrose / Walnut Stop ID: 17946 270 Bus towards 270 Norwalk Station 9:26am - 9:59am (33 mins, 31 stops) El Monte Station - Layover Stop ID: 1198 Walk to El Monte Station W About 3 mins (8 mins to make transfer) El Monte Station W SilverStreak Bus towards Silver Streak- Los Angeles (aqua) 10:07am - 10:21am (14 mins, 2 stops) USC Medical Center W Walk to Marengo / State About 4 mins (14 mins to make transfer) Marengo / State Stop ID: 11659 251 Bus towards 251 Lynwood 10:35am - 10:47am (12 mins, 11 stops) Soto / 7th Stop ID: 13954 Walk to Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA About 8 mins (0.4 mi) Boyle Heights Los Angeles, CA

How to commercial pilots know how to line up with the runway?

I gather they have to plan far in advance to prepare for landing. How to commercial pilots know how to line up with the runway?

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In commercial aviation, most flying by the flight crew is done using reference to instruments that keep the aircraft on its desired course. Depending on the type of aircraft, these instruments can be relatively simple (simple VOR radio navigation instruments and GPS, for example) or can be integrated within very sophisticated and complex navigation systems that involve computers that calculate in real time aircraft position/attitude, desired flight paths, and projected flight paths. But either way, the aircraft has equipment that determines it's location/position at any given time. The flight crew typically uses these instruments along with guidance from air traffic control to navigate their way to the beginning of a landing approach. Most commonly, when an aircraft is close to the airport that it will be landing at, air traffic control will see the aircraft on it's radar screen and assign headings and altitudes for the aircraft to fly to get it pointed towards the final approach path. The final approach path is most commonly defined by a what are called a localizer and glideslope, which together make up an instrument landing system (ILS). The ILS is a precision ground-based navigation aid that "tells" an aircraft whether or not it is aligned with the runway and on an appropriate descent angle towards the runway. There are of course a number of other types of instrument approaches, but ILS is by far the most commonly used in commercial aviation. In clear weather, the aircraft may do what it called a visual approach to the runway, whereby the flight crew uses visual references on the ground to determine it's position relative to the airport and final approach course. Basically on a visual approach, the pilot sees the runway out the cockpit window when they are 5 to 10 miles away from the airport and then lines up with the runway visually, much in the same way that you would stay aligned on a road while driving a car.

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