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CROSS-WIND APPROACH AND LANDING SYSTEM OF AN AIRCRAFT

In aviation, a crosswind landing is a landing maneuver in which a significant component of the prevailing wind is perpendicular to the runway center line. Aircraft in flight are subject to the direction of the winds in

10 Top Paying Jobs in Aviation

Many people wish for the glamorous lifestyle and income of a pilot. But, do pilots always wear crisp uniforms and make the big bucks? Not necessarily, according to Al Lee, director of quantitative analysis at online salary database PayScale.com.

AIRCRAFT ENGINE STARTER

Many variations of aircraft engine starting have been used since the Wright brothers made their first powered flight in 1903. The methods used have been designed for weight saving, simplicity of operation and reliability. Early piston engines

Runway Lighting Technical Specifications

Technical specifications  Runway lighting is used at airports that allow night landings. Seen from the air, runway lights form an outline of the runway. A particular runway may have some or all of the following: Runway end

A plane on conveyor belt which in opposite direction, Can takeoff?

The plane on the conveyor belt A plane is on a conveyor belt which moves in the opposite direction. Can it take off? This page is an appendix to the Physclips page Vectors and relative motion. It

Pakistani pilot sisters make history by flying Boeing 777 aircraft at the same time

Two sisters working as pilots have become the first pair to concurrently fly Boeing 777 aircraft. Maryam Masood and younger sister Erum Masood, who work as pilots for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), have both flown various planes

Turkey nightclub attack: Manhunt for gunman intensifies

Turkish police have launched raids in Istanbul and arrested 12 people, as the hunt for an attacker who killed 39 people in a nightclub intensifies. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said authorities had fingerprints and a basic

Maloney said the real reason for the destruction of Titanic [Video]

The “unsinkable” Titanic was sunk by an iceberg, but there are other reasons why the tragedy that occurred 100 years ago this month was as tragic as it was. Even a century later, the case of the

What does a pilot say when he thinks he is going to crash?

I waited a long time to answer this, mainly because listening to cockpit voice recorder tapes has been about the worst part of my career in aircraft accident investigation. I put it above running across unrecovered body

THE 20 LONGEST NONSTOP FLIGHTS IN THE WORLD

Other than one of these 21 infuriating questions, you know what the worst thing you can ask a flight attendant is? “Are we there yet?!” Not surprisingly, they like it even less than your dad did, only