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  1. Pilot Training 101

    We have come a long way since the plane was first invented in the early part of the 20th century. It was an incredible engineering feat then, and they have only gotten more impressive. As part of your pilot training, you should get to know your aircraft inside and out – but here are the basic parts to get you started.

    The “Power Plant”
    One of the most complex parts of air craft, the power plant includes the propeller and the engine, which generate the power. This part of the ...
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  2. 4 Ways to Fly Despite Your Fears

    Flying is one of humanity’s greatest achievements, as it allows for the fastest and safest form of long distance travel. However, many are afraid of flying. In come cases, this is because of a fear or heights, or it may be because they perceive plane crashes to be much more common than they actually are. Here are some crucial life hacks that can make flights more tolerable.

    There are a couple of very good reasons to sleep through a flight. While many simply aren’t ...
  3. How to Help Your Kids Survive Long Flights

    While most people have had the unfortunate experience of traveling with an unhappy child, there are many steps that you can take to reduce the possibilities of full meltdowns. As parents, a long flight with kids may be one of the most anxiety-provoking aspects of traveling. You can help mitigate potential issues and prepare yourself for any major problems along the way. If being trapped in an airplane with your kiddos is causing you a lot of stress, get yourself prepared with these tips.

    Updated 09-07-2020 at 12:14 PM by kevgardner83

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  4. A Self Assessment is an Important Pre-Flight Checklist Item

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    When it comes to getting an aircraft off of the ground, there is a lot that goes into it. Not only must the airway be clean, organized and free of obstacles, but certain steps have to be followed to avoid disaster. When you're in charge of piloting an airplane there are a number of things that need to be assessed before allowing a flight to go through. One of the most important pre-flight checklist items though, is taking care of yourself.

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  5. 747 needs MOD fix lights

    by , 09-01-2020 at 02:20 PM (Kapitan Aviation Stories)
    Quote Originally Posted by Kapitan View Post
    Just as there is a group MOD doing wonderful improvements in the Airbus 320 Neo, I wish the 747 will be tackled next. Its badly needed.

    One thing that shouldnt be too difficult is change the cockpit light colors to a tone of red, and green in the FMC

    I have enclosed two photos of real night 747 cockpits compared to a third from MSFS2020
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