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Super Stall – Understanding Critical Aerodynamic Conditions in Aircraft Design

Super stall, also known as “Deep stall”, is a critical aerodynamic condition that can occur in certain aircraft configurations, particularly in those with a T-tail design. This phenomenon arises when the aircraft’s angle of attack (AOA) is too high, causing the airflow over the wing to disrupt the airflow over horizontal stabilizer. This will reduce…

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Can a color blind person become pilot?

Before delving further into the article, it’s important to note that there are no color blindness restrictions for private pilots. However, other categories of pilots may face certain limitations, as will be discussed later in the article. Color Blindness Test for Pilots Most people with color vision deficiency, commonly known as color blindness, can still…

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Fail-Operational, Fail-Passive and Fail-Hybrid Landing System

Fail-Operational Automatic Landing System: A fail-operational automatic landing system ensures that if part of the system fails during landing, the remaining components can still guide the aircraft safely through the approach, flare, and landing phases automatically. It’s like having a backup plan in place to ensure a smooth touchdown even if something goes wrong with…

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What is the reason for setting maximum climb thrust lower than maximum continuous thrust?

Maximum climb thrust being less than maximum continuous thrust for some airliners is due to several reasons: Runway Length and Weight Limitations: Aircraft need to accelerate to takeoff speed within a limited runway length. At or near maximum takeoff weight, this distance could be significant. In cases where the runway is short, the aircraft may…

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Liabilities of Auto thrust – Auto throttle? | Must know for Pilots

Although an autothrust system can significantly alleviate pilot workload throughout various flight phases, there are associated liabilities that may lead to an undesired flight profile or aircraft state. This risk is particularly heightened when the autothrust system is not utilized in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations or when pilots have an incomplete or incorrect understanding…

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Auto Thrust vs Auto Throttle

If you’re seeking to understand the distinction between auto thrust and auto throttle, your initial query might be incomplete. You may be interested in whether it pertains to the movement of throttle or thrust levers. Understanding the word Throttle First! Starting with “throttle,” technically, it refers to a device that regulates airflow by constraining an…

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