How do pilots land the plane in bad weather?

How do pilots land the plane in bad weather? For some flyers, much of the flight is perceived to be relatively routine and does not evoke any negative emotions or feelings. That is, until we get to the landing… The grand finale of every flight, the landing is often the phase of flight that really […]

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What happens if the plane hits a bird?

 How dangerous is a bird strike for an airplane? What will happen to the plane? Will we be safe? Ever since the world was introduced to “Sully” Sullenberger, some passengers have been wondering what danger birds pose to their flight. How much damage could a bird or several birds do to an airplane? Just how […]

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Are “go-around’s” in an airplane unsafe? (Part II)

Even for frequent fliers, a “go-around” can be a pretty unnerving experience.  What is most important to recognize about this infrequent, but stressful event, is that the pilots have avoided what COULD have potentially been a less safe landing.  Let’s remember that pilots operate with safety as their primary concern, with strict limitations for every […]

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Do we really need to “put Portable Electronic Devices in airplane mode” when flying?

Many passengers have wondered…. “How important is it to switch your Personal Electronic Devices (PED’s) into airplane mode? The flight attendants say that these electronics can interfere with airplane communications and navigation systems, but is that really true? They seem to make such a big deal about it.” In the recent past, there have even […]

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