Learn about Airbus Alpha Floor Protection - written by an Airbus pilot. Learn what Alpha Floor does, why it is triggered and its relation to TOGA LK.
Learn about the Airbus A380 Ram Air Turbine, or RAT. When does the RAT deploy on the Airbus A380 and what does the Ram Air Turbine actually do.
Learn how the Airbus A320 hydraulic system works, how each hydraulic system is arranged and what is does on the Airbus A320 from an Airbus Pilot.
A guide to the Airbus A320 Ram Air Turbine (RAT). Learn how this lifesaving piece of equipment works on Airbus A320 aircraft and how the RAT is used by pilots.
A pilot's guide to commercial aircraft hydraulic systems. How hydraulic systems are used on modern aircraft, their components and how hydraulics work.
Learn all the Airbus A330 hydraulic system from the point of view of one of its pilots.Learn how the hydraulics work on the A330 and its multiple backup systems.
Learn about the use of Recommended Maximum (REC MAX) and Optimum Altitudes (OPT ALT) on modern commercial airliners and how and why pilots use this information.
Learn what is Airbus's "Green Dot Speed", why it's so important and how pilot use Green Dot to improve safety on every flight.
Learn about GPWS (Ground Proximity Warning Systems) - how they work, how they keep aircraft safe, the differences between GPWS and EGPWS, and how pilots use them.
Though ADS-B and ADS-C have similar names they're quite different systems. Learn how both ADS-B and ADS-C work and the 3 important differences between them.
What does the acronym OOOI stand for in aviation and what is it used for by pilots and airlines? Learn how aircraft record and transmit OOOI times.
Learn the 5 main differences between ACARS and CPDLC, how each of them works, who uses them and the advantages and differences of both CPDLC and ACARS
Learn how ACARS (Aircraft Communications and Addressing System) is used by airlines,pilots and aircraft systems during flight-how ACARS works and what it's for.
Learn how aircraft transponders work and how pilots use transponder squawk codes to communicate with Air Traffic Control.
What do pilots actually do during the cruise? Find out what keeps pilots busy during the cruise, and the planning they do for when things go wrong.
What is a Cost Index (CI) on aircraft and how do airlines use them to reduce costs? What factors are considered when deciding on the best Cost Index?
What is the purpose of Ram Air Turbines (RATs) in aviation? How do they save aircraft in emergency situations, and what does the RAT do for pilots?
Why do aircraft squawk 7700? What emergency might cause a pilot to squawk 7700? What are some real MAYDAY situations involving squawking 7700?
What do some airports have displaced thresholds on their runways? Why have a displaced threshold and what does it mean for pilots and aircraft performance?
What are ECAM EICAS used for on Airbus and Boeing aircraft? What information do they display and what do pilots get from ECAM and EICAS?
Aviation METARs: the definitive list! What is a METAR weather report and what information does it provide to pilots? Learn how to decode a METAR here!
Find out what a SPECI weather report in aviation is and why it's issued. What information is in a SPECI and where can you get SPECIs?
When do airline pilots use the QRH (Quick Reference Handbook) and what do they use it for? Find out what's in the Quick Reference Handbook(QRH)!
What does an aircraft tech log contain? How do pilots use the technical logbook, and what important information is in it?
What does the term INOP mean? What happens when an aircraft system becomes INOP? And can aircraft even fly with inoperative equipment or instruments?
What does "guard frequency" in aviation mean? What is it used for? Real life stories from airline pilots involving fighter interceptions, MAYDAYs and more.
Everything you need to know about inflight turbulence: what causes it, can it be predicted, and what can pilots do to avoid it?
Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) and the factors affecting take-off performance for airline aircraft.