- worst: Thunderstorm
- microburst: concentrate column air- meteorologist term
- snow: de-ice airplane.
- tornados: spall line- multiple thunderstorms could be in line.
- Good: clear, light winds, “Smooth
- “types of” flying conditions?
Bouncy air- mountains close to thunderstorm.
Prevailing winds usually west to east
Prevailing winds: flow of the winds: air current
Because of Prevailing Winds: Dulles to Paris = 8 hours: Paris to Dulles = Longer
Jet Stream: catch it to go faster *Catch the Ride* 30,000- 50,000 feet up
Jet speed in Jet stream: 680 Knots over the ground, vs. airspeed under 450 knots over the ground
“true airspeed” speed airplane moves through air
International layovers: body adjustment: sleep patterns “Backside of body clock” : cultural adjustment (big)
- Parts of layover? International layover?
Captain Contrast First Officer
Captain: Left side, final authority, deals with error, in command of airplane, diversion, all emergencies. "Captain's Choice", checklist, captain always taxis.
Ist Officer: Right seat, con give choices on what to do, does fly airplane: alternate leg (unlike movies) checklists
(Possible Paradigm ^^ )
Air Traffic Control (ATC)
- Clears to taxi, controlling all others, cruise altitude: climbing up to certain altitude 35,000 -stay until descending.
- Sequenceing a lll these airplanes important.
- tug salute
- taxi from get airplane to runway on ground
- nose wheel
(All ^^ irrelevant to micro-pilot culture)
“Stall” Not engine stall “a couple thousand feet to recover”
“Simulator” (mentioned in interview 5)
*757 is favorite to fly*
Lift on the wing, spillers wing changers* descending, fallings out of the sky.