Questions

How do pilots keep track of flight hours?

How do pilots keep track of flight hours?

Log Your Flight Hours: Many pilots use logbook apps to keep track of their flight hours. Create Reports: Your app can easily create flight reports for you based on data that you input.

What calculations do pilots use?

Pilots use math on a daily basis. In addition to basic arithmetic, algebra and calculus, a thorough understanding of geometry allows pilots to do their job well.

How do I get DOD pubs on ForeFlight?

Go to apps.nga.mil on your device, login with your Disadvantaged User account, and download the GEOINT App Store. In the GEOINT App, look for ForeFlight MFB. Install it, then go to Settings -> General -> Device Management to trust the US DOD enterprise certificate. Open ForeFlight MFB and request a new license.

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Do pilots use statistics?

Sometimes, pilots receive some obscure statistics like the “Safety Index” or the “Fleet performance”. For a regular line pilot, this information is almost useless at an individual level. Pilots also have the possibility to ask their Flight Safety Department for specific flight data (like an approach for example).

Does ForeFlight offer a military discount?

As an individual US military pilot, you can purchase ForeFlight MFB for the US with DOD data directly through the ForeFlight website. Individual MFB subscriptions purchased from ForeFlight are $360 USD per year for MFB Performance (US DOD) and $240 USD per year for MFB Pro (US DOD).

Does ForeFlight ever go on sale?

These are on sale fairly regularly with larger discounts around the holidays. I typically buy when the discount is 20\%; the highest I’ve seen is 25\%. I buy enough each year to cover the cost of my plan + tax.

How does the FAA know how many flight hours you have?

Every time a pilot applies for a new certificate or type rating he reports his hours to the FAA. Every time there happens an accident, authorities can tell the exact amout of flight hours the flight personnel has logged on a type and altogether.

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How is flight time calculated for taxi instruction?

Under initial training you log brakes release to brakes apply for taxi instruction as well. In modern aircrafts, flight time is automatically calculated, as a “Block Time” i.e., the time between parking brake is released- blocks out, till parking brake is set-blocks in. (Blocks been the shocks placed against wheels).

How many flight hours do you need to get a pilot’s license?

Naturally, this requires more flight hours. To get the license, you need at least 30 hours, including a minimum of 15 hours of flight training, 3 hours of solo flight, and 2 hours of cross country. Remember when we talked about the different types of flight schools under the FAA rules?

What is the glossary for pilots and air traffic services personnel?

Now known as the Glossary for Pilots and Air Traffic Services Personnel, the text has been revised in conjunction with NAV CANADA as well. This glossary is not a regulatory document, but serves rather to illustrate the aeronautical terminology used in Canada and emphasize any differences in terms or definitions as used by ICAO or the FAA.