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 happens when an aircraft runs out of fuel? What aircraft systems help with fuel starvation? Read real-life examples of pilots running out of fuel.
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)!