Tag Archives: cockpit

Airline or Private?

This question is so often asked on Instagram. What would you prefer to fly, airline or private? Do you want to fly a bigger plane? The answer is quite simple! At this moment I fly a so-called Medium sized jet that flies faster and higher than most airlines and could fly further than a Boeing 737 …

Typerating

That does that even mean? A type rating? There is a big misunderstanding about pilots and the aircraft they can fly. So today I’ll try to explain a little bit about the different aircraft and how it works. To start a pilot has to get a license like a car license. With a car license, you …

Turbulence

Turbulence is one of the things that frightens the most passengers on board of an aircraft. People mostly thing that the wings of an aircraft will fall off because of this or it might end up into something worse but these stories are not true. In this blog, I’ll try to explain in an easy way …

How to fly!

How to fly a plane? Easy! The formula on the right explains everything that you need to know. I promise you need nothing else. This is more or less everything they told me the first day of aviation training. I didn’t remember the formula anymore but at the time they pretended like you are going …

Airway

Airways are like highways for cars. An aircraft has to fly on these airways to fly from 1 place to another. There are different kinds of airways but I’ll explain the basis of how they work. Let’s say you take your car and want to drive from Amsterdam to Paris. You take a highway to …

Autopilot

If you have anything to do with aviation you probably heard once or twice the word AUTOPILOT. Nowadays you even hear it if they talk about Cars. Who is this guy called autopilot and how does he log its flight hours? I’ll try to explain you some of the basics below. The autopilot release work …

Take-off

A take-off can be done by the Captain (sitting on the left) or the first-officer (sitting on the right) in the cockpit. The pilot who does this take-off is called the “Pilot Flying” (PF) the pilot who is assisting is called the “Pilot Monitoring” (PM). Today the first-officer/co-pilot will be the Pilot Flying (PF) in …