Real Flight Simulator – Learn From Other Pilots’ Mistakes

A real flight simulator is more than just some high-tech airplane video game. It is a learning tool. Aside from being a training aid to teach you to learn how to fly airplanes, it also serves as an educational tool in the sense that it can help you to learn from the mistakes of other…

A real flight simulator is more than just some high-tech airplane video game. It is a learning tool.

Aside from being a training aid to teach you to learn how to fly airplanes, it also serves as an educational tool in the sense that it can help you to learn from the mistakes of other pilots.

Whenever you hear about plane crashes in the media, there is always some sort of discernible, preventable cause.

Pilot error might be at fault. Mechanical error could play a role in the accident. Or even hazardous weather conditions could have made the conditions difficult for a pilot to handle the plane properly in a particular situation.

Whatever the case may be, every aviation accident could have been prevented.

So how can we learn from other pilots' mistakes, to ensure that we do not repeat their mistakes again?

One way is to study each accident in the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident database.

The other way is to use a real flight simulator to try to replay or recreate the conditions of the doomed flight, learn from the mistakes that were made, and then identify how you might be able to prevent the same accident from occurring if you were to ever find yourself in that same set of circumstances that caused the accident in the first place.

With a real flight simulator, you can replicate the weather conditions and you can attempt to maneuver the plane at the same altitude, airspeed, and attitude as the original plane did, and see if you end up with the same result (crashing). If you do, then you know that you have learned from the previous pilot's mistake.

Learning More About Private Pilot Training

When we are growing up many of us have the dream of becoming a pilot, which is why some people find themselves going for private pilot training when they get older. If you want to become a pilot and you want to fly commercial aircraft, you need to know that there are a lot of…

When we are growing up many of us have the dream of becoming a pilot, which is why some people find themselves going for private pilot training when they get older. If you want to become a pilot and you want to fly commercial aircraft, you need to know that there are a lot of things that you have to take into consideration. The first thing that you have to do is make sure that you do well in school, because this plays a huge role in your future studies to become a pilot. This is the reason most people go for private pilot training.

Now, whether you are becoming a commercial pilot or a private one, you will need to know that you are going to need to put in a lot of hours on training and studying, and all of those hours are dedicated to your education before you actually take to the skies, or even see a flight simulator in a lesson. You need a plan at all times; This is one of the things you will learn in your schooling. This is why mathematics, for logical thinking, is needed as a prerequisite in most courses.

Now the experience you get from being a private pilot differs from being a commercial one. You will find that most private pilots do not travel all over the world, as they are – most of the time, flying charted aircraft that will go from one state to another. There are, however, those lucky few that land a job with rich business people who own their own planes. Here you will find yourself flying to many different countries as your take your client from meeting to meeting.

In your private pilot training you will also need to decide if you are going to fly small planes or large planes like private jets. You will find that there are a lot of business people out there who are in need of helicopter pilots – so this may be a route to look at when getting your wings. The one thing that you will need to keep in mind is that you do not what to accelerate your training – never try to cut corners and do not make hasty decisions when you are doing your private pilot training.

Before you start training you will need to find a school that you can trust. There are a number of different schools in the country, but you will have to find one that you are going to like to be at. There is nothing worse than going to a school that does not make the learning process fun.

If you are going to take a course that you can do from home, you will need to make sure that you take your time and learn everything you need to. You will have people lives in your hands when you are in the skies, so make sure that you take their lives and the flying of the plane seriously in your private pilot training.

Flying Far? 15 Tips to Help You Get Over Jet Lag

Over 15 million people fly across multiple times zones and at anytime there are 500,000 passengers in the air. For those people who fly through a 2 or more time zones – especially if they fly east to west – Jet Lag can be a serious issue. It can leave us tired and confused, it…

Over 15 million people fly across multiple times zones and at anytime there are 500,000 passengers in the air. For those people who fly through a 2 or more time zones – especially if they fly east to west – Jet Lag can be a serious issue. It can leave us tired and confused, it disposes our body clock and effects our sleeping patterns. Here we have found ways to stay alert and focused during the day and have a good night's sleep.

1. Acclimatise

If you are going away for more than two days, begin to acclimatise your body to the new time zone, by changing your appointment schedule in advance of taking off, it works best if you start 3 days before you fly.

If you are flying across eastwards across Canada from Vancouver to Toronto, then 3 days before you take off eat an hour earlier each day, and vice versa, (eat an hour later each day before the return flight)

2. Fly early

Regular business travelers attempt to organize their meetings in other time zones on a Monday, so that they can travel on Saturday or Sunday. This gives them more time to get used to the new time zone and help their body clock. The extra time really helps. There can be some complaints from employers regarding extra nights cost of hotel rooms, but as you are losing your weekend, they can not complain too much.

3. Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of the water on the plane, and also avoid drinking alcohol and any caffeine based drinks while on the plane, all of these can dehydrate you and affect your internal body clock as well as make any jet lag symptoms much worse.

4. Upgrade

If you have an overnight flight and meetings in the morning, and will need to be on top form direct from the flight, book a first or business class seat, so that you can have some sleep. The upright seating position with little legroom in economy makes your body produce an adrenaline- like substance that keeps your blood flowing to your brain. This stops you from sleeping and even if you manage to drop off, stops you from falling into a deep restful sleep. Whereas lying down in a business class seat-bed with all the extra room and comfort that the upper classes offer, reduces the problem and you can be ready for anything when you arrive at your destination.

5. Carb up

Have a plate of spaghetti or linguine or other carbohydrate food for dinner the night before a flight. There is some debate upon the effects that carbs have on jet-lag, and whether it raises or lowers your ability to get a good night's sleep. Recent research on clock genes have uncovered that carbs can increase your chances of getting to sleep, especially when you fly west. No one knows why they help, but it is a fact that carbohydrates give your brain an extra source of tryptophan from which it can make serotonin that helps you to sleep.

6. Stay cool

If it is nighttime at your final destination when you are in the air, then try and sleep on the plane. Use eyeshades and earplugs to help you shut out the noise and lights on the plane, if you can adjust the air conditioning to a high level so you are cool. Your body clock interprets your being cool as time for sleep and as the temperature decreases around you, then your body's core temperature lowers and makes you want to sleep. Whilst a higher temperature raises your body's core temperature and tells your brain it's time to get up. To stop yourself being too cold, take a pillow and blanket set.

7. Do not eat the food

Your body clock is also affected by food, and as airline meals are served based upon the time at the departure airport, eating it can seriously damage any attempt you have made to adjust your body clock.

8. Sleeping pills

If you take short acting sleeping pills these will help you to drop off during an overnight flight, and can help you sleep through the first few nights at your destination. Beware that taking a pill later than you should will increase the effects of jet-lag. A greater danger is if the pill lasts longer than the flight, meaning that you arrive at your destination feeling drowsy and sleepy. Which can have serious consequences if you have to drive a car.

9. Melatonin

Melatonin is an over the counter medication, that once taken will assist you in trying to sleep. It has a weaker effect than sleeping pills, but has an impact on your internal body clock and nudges it towards sleep. Sleep specialists have calculated that if you are flying east you should take a 3-5 milligram capsule once you land and when flying westwards take a pill at bedtime at the local time. You do not need a prescription to buy Melatonin, but as it can affect your brain's chemicals consult a doctor before using, particularly if you are on other medication.

10. Eat Eggs

Having a protein-rich eggs Benedict, in the morning after you arrive, will help your brain produce the neuro-chemicals it needs to stay alert through the day.

11. Do not alter you watch.

If you're only going away for a couple of days, do not reset your watch, stay on the same schedule for eating and sleeping that you have at home. For example if you normally have dinner in Ottawa at 8pm then if you are in Edmonton for a few days have dinner at 6pm.

12. Or change straight away.

If it is a longer trip, then help your body to adjust quickly, by not only resetting your watch but eat, go to bed and wake up at local times as well.

13. Exercise

Many hotels have gym or sports facilities, as well as swimming pools. Try and schedule a 30 minute workout when you are away. Pack you gym kit and you'll feel better.

14. Beware of Fuzz brain

Once you arrive at your destination, do not drive long distances or make important decisions for at least 24 hours after you land. If you are a tiny bit affected by jet lag, you ability to think and react is greatly impaired and can have consequences for you.

15. Stay in the dark

Even if the view from your hotel window is stunning, resist the urge to keep the curtains open, and close the curtains to help you to sleep when you want. Turn the air conditioning down as well, as this helps. If you can adjust the conditions you can induce your body clock and give it clear instructions to go to sleep.

Flying Simulations

For the past few weeks I have been searching for a flying simulations software that will give me all I am looking for in one. Unfortunately, all of the simulators I found were a “basic version” which allows a limited number of air crafts and airports, now, there are many so called flying simulations out…

For the past few weeks I have been searching for a flying simulations software that will give me all I am looking for in one. Unfortunately, all of the simulators I found were a “basic version” which allows a limited number of air crafts and airports, now, there are many so called flying simulations out there but if I am honest (and I tend to be) 90% of them could have been called “games” and it would be a more accurate description of what they are.

While we, the costumers, dream of a real world made in to flying simulations software, we dig deeper and deeper on the search of one just to discover high graphics air combats with almost no relation to the real thing. Of course, it is quite easy to find what we all have been looking for, we just need to reach deeper in to our pockets to buy every plane model and every airport separately.

On my search after the perfect flying simulations software I have stumbled on some which were worthy of their name but did not live to the full expectation I have developed in my mind, at least not at an affordable version and I found myself wasting money for the possibility of finding “the one”. When you love flying as much as I do you will not stop at this, so I gave up the idea of ​​finding “the one” at a good price and bought a rather expensive version of a flying simulations software we all know, without mentioning any names, I really do not appreciate it when I have to pay more and more money in an endless scheme in order to match the level of the game or flying for that matter.

A really fully featured, realistic and inexpensive flying simulations software is still hard to find on regular search paths, I should mention that there are a few and if you are looking for it, you will not make my mistakes and spend an amount of money you can buy a car with.

Boeing Rocks the Battle Space With Its New Phantom Ray

One of the most awesome displays of human ingenuity and proof of the abundance which capitalism provides was the Boeing Company in designing, creating, testing, and proving their concept of their new Phantom Ray UAV. Quite impressive indeed, and it was paid for completely by The Boeing Company. Not often does a company go out…

One of the most awesome displays of human ingenuity and proof of the abundance which capitalism provides was the Boeing Company in designing, creating, testing, and proving their concept of their new Phantom Ray UAV. Quite impressive indeed, and it was paid for completely by The Boeing Company. Not often does a company go out of its way to do what must be done, calculating the future, and seizing the day. The Boeing Company did just that with their introduction of the Phantom Ray.

Why do I feel this is so important? Well, I've been watching the modern battlespace grow up and I too see the future. Sikorsky is also blazing the field with their newer test prototype, calling it pure research, as they display their latest Sikorsky X-2. When companies do this, they are making a statement; they are saying to the world, “we believe in our team, we believe in the American Tradition, and we believe we will be here tomorrow to be part of that proud future.”

For companies like Boeing, Sikorsky, and the others who are on the leading edge of flight, sometimes with secret R and D projects that we do not yet know about, I for one salute you. Not long ago, our Think Tank was discussing a new way to help propel scramjets through transitional periods of flight from an atmosphere, into space, and back again. We noted that the pioneers of yester-year are still with us today. And they are the same fine companies, Built to Last, as Stanford Business School professor Collins might say.

These are the companies who are not only investing in America's future, but their own as well, and we should be proud, because they are flying those dreams; “and like nothing else” as The Boeing Company's marketing explains. The Phantom Ray will change combat forever, and swarms of such robotic unmanned aircraft will protect this nation and continue to serve the free world. It is doubtful that any other nation will have companies that are willing to put their money where their mouths are, and risk hard earned cash and capital and take on such risks.

For these great American companies it should be obvious, they do not see it as a risk, they believe it is a way of doing business, and history continues to reward their endeavors over and over again. If you are wondering where I am betting my money, you have to look no further, I always bet on winners. Please consider this.

The Time Savings Associated With Private Aviation

Among all the perks that flying on private aircraft provide, saving time is one of the best perks private aviation has to offer. For Type A personalities, the alpha leaders, this is a critical discovery because time is everything. It only gets better because this form of aviation not only offers a significant time savings,…

Among all the perks that flying on private aircraft provide, saving time is one of the best perks private aviation has to offer. For Type A personalities, the alpha leaders, this is a critical discovery because time is everything. It only gets better because this form of aviation not only offers a significant time savings, but also makes the travel time more productive.

When flying aboard a private jet the first thing one notices is that there is no having to arrive early to check-in and wait in security lines. Nor is there any waiting for the flight to take-off, there is no chance of delayed flights, flight cancellations, or getting bumped. The entire flight is about the passenger and leaves when he or she is on-board. Essentially the schedule is show-up and leave.

There are no connections. If there is a stop, it is only to get fuel to continue on the journey. So, there is no hours spent waiting to make a connection. Also, because it is all one flight, one's luggage gets to travel with them. No lost baggage trying to travel through multiple airports. This saves time when one lands at their final destination with no baggage claim waiting.

Meanwhile, much can be accomplished in-flight, unlike flying commercially. There is plenty of room to spread work out and to be comfortable while traveling. Executive aircraft are especially fitted with the business executive in mind. There is plenty of communication equipment in many aircraft, so one is never out of communication. Then there is the solitude and privacy to conduct whatever business needs to without fellow travelers overhearing. All of this gives the traveler a greater ability to make use of the time in flight.

As one can see, the time savings and time efficiencies when using a private plane are great. That makes this form of travel perfect for the power executive.

The Luxury of a Private Aircraft

Flying aboard a private aircraft does have it perks. There is a definite reason that the affluent and famous enjoy traveling on a private jet. As a matter of fact, sometimes they demand it as the only way they will travel. Some of that preference may be convenience or the innate security of traveling on…

Flying aboard a private aircraft does have it perks. There is a definite reason that the affluent and famous enjoy traveling on a private jet. As a matter of fact, sometimes they demand it as the only way they will travel. Some of that preference may be convenience or the innate security of traveling on executive aircraft, but the luxury can not be denied. Whether that aircraft is owned or chartered, flying privately is the ultimate in luxury.

The first luxury one would notice about traveling on a private jet is the roominess. Now, this is not the same roominess one would see on a 777 super airliner. Although, boarding the 777 airplane all that room may seem like a lot, but after the plane has 300 to four hundred people crammed into it, one does not have that much room. On an executive plane the reverse is true, getting on it may feel small, but once located and in the air the extra wide seats with all the legroom is luxurious when compared with the major airlines.

The next luxury that flyers gain is all the amenities that come with private aircraft. The aircraft can be designated with a huge number of options. Private owners can give a plane any customization that they can afford and the aircraft can handle. Some have full baths, complete bedrooms, massive entertainment centers, individual video displays, and much more. Private charters have all the previously mentioned amenities and many aircraft are suited for the business traveler with workings, conference areas, printing and communications centers. Both owners and charters have private galleys that can serve custom refreshments while in-flight. Then there are the restrooms that only serve the few passengers and not the hundreds on-board a commercial flight.

Another luxury enjoyed by private aircraft travelers is peace. And that comes in two forms. There is the peace of mind as a private flight is all about the traveler. The flight does not leave until the passenger has arrived and is ready. No having to arrive early, no missed flights, no canceled flights, and no connections. Plus, all luggage travels with the passengers, so no lost luggage.

Then there is the simple peace in flight. The only passengers on-board are the ones one invoices. That means no crying babies or unruly children. No being stuffed next to strangers with questionable hygiene or medical conditions. Again the flight is all about the singular, principal passenger. One gets to travel in complete peace.

The List of Travel Entertainment Accessories

Travel entertainment accessories are pleasurable partners especially when you have a long flight trips. You are lucky enough, if you get in-flight entertainments such as audio / video facilities through personal screen and controls. If you did not get any facilities, it is up to you to entertain yourself with the available resources. During the…

Travel entertainment accessories are pleasurable partners especially when you have a long flight trips. You are lucky enough, if you get in-flight entertainments such as audio / video facilities through personal screen and controls. If you did not get any facilities, it is up to you to entertain yourself with the available resources. During the long hauls, entertainment accessories are compulsory for the solo travelers. In this article, I have discussed about the 6 ways of entertaining yourself while you traveling.

Pocket Board Games:

This will entertain you when you travel with someone. Even you can play with the fellow traveler who is sitting next to you, only if they are willing to join. But in long flights, social interactions are common. It is not possible for anyone to sit ideal for more than an hour. You can enjoy your trip, if you get a nice playing companion to challenge and play in a friendly manner. You can choose to play checkers, Backgammon, Reversi and Chess.

Books and Magazines:

It is a great advantage for you to complete your favorite novels that you have started during your long flight. Reading an international magazine will help you to catch up your current events knowledge. Here, you can spend time on reading interesting books and leading magazines.

Try Paper puzzle games:

If you are interested in resolving puzzles, you can take a few puzzle books and play puzzle games. Here, you do not require disturbing others. You can play it on your own without another partner. There are mind blowing puzzle games such as Sudoku, Crossword and other paper puzzle games.

Puzzle Toys and Rubik's Cube:

You can solve brain teaser questions. You can challenge yourself and play Rubik's cube and other mind blowing puzzle games. This will entertain you wonderfully. You can have a nice pass time playing puzzle games.

Sketch Pad, Scrapbook and Journal:

Sometimes, travelers can start a journal or scrapbook and this is the great way to unleash your creativity. You can keep them as a memory of your travel. If you are interested in drawing, you can prefer doing nice sketching.

Playing Cards:

If you have two or three fellow travelers, you can play poker, bridge or rummy. Also you can play any games with cards. Do not worry, if you are alone. Still you can play a little game like Solitaire. If you feel bored playing alone, you can invite other passengers to join with you in playing. We can see a great chat and conversation amongst travelers especially when they travel for long hauls.

The Inherent Security Associated With Private Aircraft

One of the most overlooked benefits of flying via private aircraft is the additional security one acquires. Much of this security is an extension of more obvious benefits like scheduling. When being sold on using a private aircraft one is told of the immediate benefits, but security is often overlooked because the need is not…

One of the most overlooked benefits of flying via private aircraft is the additional security one acquires. Much of this security is an extension of more obvious benefits like scheduling. When being sold on using a private aircraft one is told of the immediate benefits, but security is often overlooked because the need is not immediate. Neverheless, it is there.

One of the first benefits is that a private flight is private. It is not open to anyone can afford to fly. That means one's fellow passengers are individuals they know or one can be flying alone. This gives a great deal of security from terrorism as no one will be trying to take over control of the plane or trying to destroy it mid-air. In addition to terrorism, there is protection from corporate espionage. No people will be trying to listen on conversation or look at documents one is working on.

One of the selling points for using private jets is that there are ten times more airports available for private aircraft in the United States than there are for the major airlines. This provides a lot options to get to and from a location without detection. It also limits the amount of time one gifts on the ground in an undesired location. This security benefit is enhanced when one is peaking of international travel. Should a country be potentially hostile, a private aircraft can get one in and out quickly.

A concern with the commercial airlines is baggage. With all the inspections they go through, luggage has been a concern for quite some time. With a private aircraft one does not have that concern. Just as one is not flying with anyone they do not know, they are by extrapolation not carrying anything with the intent to harm. If the one is flying solo, then the only luggage will be their own. What the aircraft is carrying is what the passengers bring, nothing more except personally cleaned with the primary passenger and the pilots.

Finally, a key security feature of flying privately is the schedule. One gets to dictate when they leave. There is no waiting on the aircraft. A private flight passenger gives notice that they are ready and the aircraft is prepped to take-off when the passenger arrives. Should the passenger desire to leave much sooner or later than originally planned they only need to give notice. The aircraft will be ready and waiting. Also, the itinerary and passenger list is kept private. There is no one on board to notify anyone of who is on board or where they are going.

As one can see there is much security provided with flying on a private aircraft.

Touch Above the World So High

Wow! We have made everything possible today; we are blooming in such a miraculous world now where we get the best technology, sumptuous living style, classic discoveries and everything seems so strategic. There was a time when a man was amused to see the birds flying in the sky, this activity really appeared to the…

Wow! We have made everything possible today; we are blooming in such a miraculous world now where we get the best technology, sumptuous living style, classic discoveries and everything seems so strategic. There was a time when a man was amused to see the birds flying in the sky, this activity really appeared to the primitive man, who was not able to think about any such idea of ​​flying so high and touching those transparent clouds.

But at that time man was unaware of the brain power he has born with. Gradually, the earth got re-shaped due to natural calamities and now there were several dimensions which created very long distances for the human race and departed so many people from each other. Earth was cut like a cake and scattered its pieces around, and as we know necessity is the mother of invention so now the concept of flying from one end to the other was the one and only way to get connected to each other. Slowly and steadily we invented such a way out which was impossible for our race as we are not wared with those qualities. We actually did what was simply unbelievable!

Yes we were now able to fly, bird watching was no more a miraculous activity but only an activity. We came up with this concept of Air planes which can personify as a metallic bird with wings which can carry a big lot of people from one country to another and then the link established. Later on when the capacity multiplied there were certain conditions and rules emerged and regular coming and going by air was now named as '' Flight ''.

This is how we started commuting for long distances as we can see that now it is like a routine for many of us who prefer flights only if it is an official tour, business conference or whatever the occasion is we move candidly by flight. To make these journeys and ways more comfortable we have marked out few important destinations to catch the flight all over the world. If you talk about India, we have the best and example of Flights to Mumbai . Now Delhi being the central place and the capital of India we have Delhi to Mumbai flights as well. This is the best and the fastest way to get anywhere in any corner of the world. There are several airlines have come which also provide all the facilities to the flyer. So now we do not think, we do it and since we have proved it too.