What’s the best way to avoid accident and prevent error?

[Ref ISBN 978-1-61854-262-5 Chapter 18, FAA-H-8083-25B] Q:  What’s the best way to avoid accident and prevent error? A:  To avoid accident and prevent error, pilots should learn and apply ADM, CRM and Threat and Error management skills in their daily operations. Actually, the goal of all flight crews is good ADM and the use of CRM […]

What’s the meaning of “terrestrial”?

[Ref Cambridge Dictionary, Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, FAA-H-8083-25B Page 12-15] According to the Cambridge Dictionary, it means “(of a planet) similar to Earth“/ “relating to the earth“. Rightly, my next question is : What type of fog ALWAYS form over land? Ans: Radiation fog Radiation fog forms when the ground cools rapidly due to terrestrial radiation! Fog

What’s the difference between flying over land and over water at daytime? (Convective currents)

[Ref Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, FAA-H-8083-25B Page 12-7] Q: What’s the difference between flying over land/pavement/continent and over water at daytime? A: the convective currents cause turbulent   Convective currents Convective currents cause the bumpy, turbulent air sometimes experienced when flying at lower altitudes during warmer weather.   Pavement / Land releasing heat wave […]

What’s “Primary Systems”

[Ref. Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, FAA-H-8083-25B Page 7-1] The primary systems on most GA aircraft include but not limited to: Engine (engine itself + 6 sub-systems) propeller Airframe System electrical system Hydraulic System – e.g landing gear environmental control systems – e.g Oxygen system, Heating System Flight Control System Note : Flight Control system is […]

Oxygen Systems

[Ref. Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, FAA-H-8083-25B Page 7-37, 7-38, 7-39] To prevent hypoxia, crew and passengers use oxygen systems, in conjunction with pressurization systems. An oxygen system consists of a mask/cannula and a regulator that supplies a flow of oxygen dependent upon cabin altitude.   Regulations about oxygen systems In the US, regulations require […]