While Part 142 sim training is essential, it is clearly not all-encompassing instruction for safe flying.
Getting up to speed with the latest Gulfstream is a matter of adapting old philosophies with new. It has a flight deck for the iPhone generation.
We have entered the age of the drones, any aircraft operated without a human pilot aboard.
Several fatal accidents involving breakdowns in situational awareness provide evidence that more needs to be done to standardize and simplify interfaces.
GPS positioning represents a quantum leap in air traffic control
The use of the GPS position for control is probably the single smartest idea since radar and the ILS.
Oxygen flow to each individual mask is controlled by a regulator mounted on the mask. Masks commonly have two regulator switches.
A flight crew's timely response to a loss of cabin pressurization or to smoke or fumes is critical.
When performing a preflight, it is important to review the temperature compensation chart next to the oxygen cylinder to ensure you have a full supply.
The most common oxygen mask components that fail are around valves, fittings, and connections involving rubber seals, tubing and hoses.
Not only is it distracting and causes distortion, sunlight can hurt the eye and even cause temporary blindness.