Flying

The Accident!

I have no clue how to write this down, the thought of this subject is making me tear. Some of you read my blogs from the beginning and know that my best friend from flight school past away in a plane accident in 2009. As I’m writing this I realize this is 9 years ago. Sounds …

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 …

Stereotype Pilot

The biggest stereotype might just be about being a pilot. Aviation is a relatively young profession and people ask me often about all these stereotypes and if they are true. Do all pilots have perfect eyesight? If a pilot stays in a hotel do they have sex with all flight attendants.  After the movie Flight …

SLOT’s

“Dear passengers, this is your captain speaking from the flight deck. We are fully ready but unfortunately, we got given a SLOT in about 45 minutes from now. Please setback and relax and we let you know if we will get any improvements.” Now people who are in aviation know that you just have a …

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 …