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Maximum Structural Weights

  Manufacturer’s Empty Weight (MEW) It is the weight of structure, power plant, furnishings, systems and other items of equipment that are considered an integral part of the aircraft. It is dry weight including only those fluids which are contained in closed systems(e.g. hydraulic fluid). Operational Empty Weight (OEW) It is the sum of manufacturer’s…

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Isopleth Isotach Isogon Isotherm Isobar Isallobar Isopycnic Isohyets Isomer Isohel (1)
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All “Iso” explained!

  Isopleth Generic term used for any constant Isotach Line joining places of same wind speed Isogon Line joining places of constant wind speed Isotherm Line joining places of same temperature Isobar Line joining places of same pressure Isallobar Line joining places of same pressure tendencies Isopycnic Line joining places of constant density Isohyets Line…

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Western Disturbance Explained for Aviators!

Western – originate in the Mediterranean region (the Mediterranean Sea, the Caspian Sea, and the Black Sea) and travel over Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan before they reach NW India where they get blocked by the Himalayas.  Disturbances – interruption, trouble, or concern (rain, landslide, floods, etc.) Western Disturbance is an extratropical storm. It is a non-monsoonal…

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ICAO recommended Airport Signs, Runway and Taxiway Markings

ICAO shares Standards and Recommended Practices(SARPs) for airport signs, runway and taxiway markings, mandatory instruction signs, information signs, mandatory instruction markings, runway holding position markings, etc. via Annex 14, Aerodromes. MANDATORY INSTRUCTION SIGNS A mandatory instruction sign indicates a location beyond which an airplane may not proceed unless authorized by air traffic control. At uncontrolled…

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