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New Pilots Guide to ATC Communications

New Pilots Guide to ATC Communications - CAU

Ensuring the operational safety of aircraft is a top priority for a pilot as well as an air traffic controller. Since the introduction of modern aviation safety equipment like runway status lights (RWSL) to avoid runway incursions, the installed precautionary hardware on the aircraft (in addition to security upgrades in the airports) has substantially improved. There are, however, …

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What Are Aviation V-Speeds?

What Are Aviation V-Speeds? - CAU

Many English-speaking people think that “V” stands for Velocity, which is generally correct. But another French aviation phrase, “Vitesse” – which means “speed” – is represented by the letter “V” in V-Speed. The FAA requires that aircraft manufacturers provide certain V-speeds to ensure the safest and most efficient flow of air traffic. They are standard …

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5 Steps to Getting Your Airframe and Powerplant License

5 Steps to Getting Your Airframe and Powerplant License - CAU

Some of the most valuable people in aviation are those who maintain the airplanes. A&P (airframe and powerplant) mechanics and technicians are responsible for certifying each aircraft before each flight, ensuring the safety of all parts – including but not limited to the fuel tank, main body, engine, and landing gear. A&P mechanics are required …

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The Aviation Alphabet Code for All Future Pilots to Know

The Aviation Alphabet Code for All Future Pilots to Know - CAU

We have all had times where we think that we have heard one thing, but it turns out something entirely different was said. The normal reaction in these circumstances is one of confusion. Obviously, confusion in aviation is not a good thing. To minimize any misunderstandings, each alphabet letter is pronounced phonetically when talking on …

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