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Exploring the World of Drone Pilots

A drone pilot is an individual who operates unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. Drone pilots are responsible for flying and controlling drones for various purposes, which can include photography, videography, data collection, surveillance, delivery, and more. Here are some key aspects of a drone pilot’s role: Flying and Navigating Drones: Drone pilots…

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What is Short Touch Down?

The term “short touchdown” in aviation refers to the situation where an aircraft touches down on the runway within the first 500 feet of its landing surface. Airlines and aviation authorities do not typically allow or encourage short touchdowns, especially during normal landing procedures at airports. Aviation authorities, such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)…

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What is Sterile Cockpit and No Contact Period

A “sterile cockpit” and a “no contact period” are terms used in aviation to ensure focused and distraction-free communication and actions during critical phases of flight. These procedures help maintain a high level of safety during takeoff and landing, where precise and concentrated coordination is crucial. STERILE COCKPIT The “sterile cockpit” is a safety procedure…

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Decoding Aircraft Fire Classes!

Fires are classified into different categories or classes based on the type of materials or substances that are fueling the fire. Understanding the class of fire is crucial for selecting the appropriate firefighting methods and extinguishing agents. Fire extinguishers used in aircraft are typically designed to handle specific classes of fires, and they are chosen…

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Who governs Dubai airspace? FAA or EASA

Dubai airspace and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) airspace, in general, are not governed by either the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. Dubai’s airspace is subject to the regulations and oversight of the UAE’s aviation authority, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The GCAA is responsible for…

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Level D Flight Simulators

A Level D simulator is a specific classification of flight simulator that is recognized and regulated by aviation authorities, such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Europe. These simulators are the highest level of full-flight simulators, designed to replicate the characteristics and…

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“Drift Down” and “Depressurization” strategies (DP and DD Procedures)

“Drift Down” and “Depressurization” strategies are important procedures in aviation safety. Pilots are trained to recognize the applicability of “Drift Down” and “Depressurization” strategies through a combination of their initial pilot training, recurrent training, operational experience, and guidance provided by their airline or the aircraft manufacturer. Drift Down Procedure Drift Down is an emergency procedure…

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