The UAE is standing up a comprehensive system to train its RPAS pilots, sensor operators and mission specialists.
Space tourists could lift off from a spaceport in the United Arab Emirates under an agreement between the pioneering commercial space operator and the UAE.
The inquiry found that the pilot, Iain Traill, had “took a chance” that the low fuel warnings he received were erroneous, Sheriff Principal Craig Turnball concluded in his report into the Clutha Vaults accident, published Oct. 30.
A look at the symbology on aviation weather charts.
Turbulence reports must be carefully evaluated because one citing moderate turbulence encountered by a Boeing 757 would translate into a much worse experience in a King Air.
Why? In general, business aircraft are lighter and have lower wing loading than a commercial jet, and many have relatively little wing sweep, all of which increase the gust load factor and thus the amount of turbulence felt.
Passengers may be in for bumpier rides in the future and the potential for serious injuries when unbuckled passengers and flight attendants are jolted around the cabin.
Prudence suggests that flight plans of the future more closely look at the likelihood of encountering clear air turbulence.
The North Atlantic Warming Hole (NAWH) is linked to a slowdown of the large system of ocean currents that carry warm water from the tropics northward into the North Atlantic.
Clear air turbulence (CAT) often strikes without warning and can toss unbuckled passengers, cabin crew and objects around, sometimes violently.
The Citation Longitude is entering a crowded market niche, but its prospects appear bright because NetJets intends to buy up to 175 aircraft.