First PHASA test success raises BAE ambitions

[Ref Flight International Magazine 25 Feb – 2 Mar 2020] First PHASA test success raises BAE ambitions BAE Systems has performed a maiden sortie of its solar-powered PHASA-35 high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) from the Woomera test range in South Australia. Further flights will follow this year, says BAE. The 35m (115ft)-wingsan, 15kg (34lb) payload PHASA – […]

Seattle sticks to middle way on NMA

[Ref Flight International Magazine 18-24 Feb 2020] Seattle sticks to middle way on NMA New Mid-market Airplane is designed for a segment of 4,000-5,000nm (7,400-9,260km) routes. Boeing had for years planned to tackle the mid-market space with a 270-seat widebody dubbed the NMA. However, 737 Max grounding has delayed the NMA beyond an ideal mid-2020s […]

Why many pilots fail to pass stress test?

[Ref Flight International Magazine 18-24 Feb 2020] Why many pilots fail to pass stress test? Despite a common public ­perception that a cockpit career is glamorous and prestigious, well rewarded and a job for life, a survey reveals that pilots often feel anxious and insecure. The recent survey polled more than 1,300 working pilots worldwide […]

Turbulence v.s Windshear

[Ref HKO, AC 00-6B] (Last Update : 2020 Apr 26 1422Z) Turbulence is caused by rapid, irregular motion of the air / aircraft ; Windshear is a sustained change (i.e. lasting more than a few seconds) in headwind or tailwind resulting in changes in the lift to the aircraft. Turbulence is caused by rapid, irregular […]