Traffic Pattern ? How to fly and steps need to be done!

Traffic Pattern: Traffic pattern at an airport is a standard path for coordinating air traffic. It differs from “straight-in approaches” and “direct climb-outs” in that aircraft using a traffic pattern remain close to the airport. Airport traffic patterns (Left/Right) are developed to ensure that air traffic is flown into and out of an airport safely. (Consult the AFD- Airport Facility Director) After completing the required air work (or maneuvers), the applicant has to return to the airport of departure or in some cases a nearby airport to complete the takeoff and landings.

Royal Brunei Airlines’ first all-female pilot crew lands plane in Saudi Arabia – where women are not allowed to drive

The first ever all-female flight deck crew for Royal Brunei Airlines has operated a plane from Brunei to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Although it was a milestone for the airline, the pilot crew touched down in a country where women are still not allowed to drive a car. To mark Brunei’s National Day, which celebrates the country’s independence, Captain Sharifah Czarena Surainy Syed Hashim, Senior First Officer Dk Nadiah Pg Khashiem and Senior First Officer Sariana Nordin flew flight BI081, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, to the Middle Eastern country on 23 February. Saudi…

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 Crash Lands In Odessa

 Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet with TC-JGZ tail number, flying from Istanbul, Turkey to Odessa, Ukraine, rolled off the runway following its landing in Odessa International Airport. The incident happened tonight, resulting in what appears to be a collapse of the plane’s nose gear. All 134 passengers and flight crew onboard the aircraft evacuated the plane without any injuries. According to unofficial sources, after a missed approach the aircraft circled over Odessa and skidded off the runway during second attempt. There are no reports of injuries following the evacuation of…

Government told it has to curb aviation emissions to meet net zero climate target

The growth in demand for flights must be curbed to tackle greenhouse gas emissions as part of the UK’s climate targets, government advisers have said. Extra levies on those who fly frequently, reformed taxes or a price on carbon and management of the amount of airport capacity in the UK are among the potential measures suggested by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). They are needed to limit the growth in demand for flights to no more than 25 per cent above current levels by 2050 as part of efforts to…

Thai Airways Chairman Resigns

Thai Airways revealed yesterday that its chairman, Ekniti Nitithanprapas resigned effective immediately. His resignation comes at a challenging time for the airline, which has posted heavy losses so far this year. AP News reported earlier today on Thai Airways’ most recent high-level resignation – Chairman Ekniti Nitithanprapas. He stepped down yesterday without explanation, joining three of the airline’s executive directors who also recently quit their positions. In his place, Air Chief Marshal Chaiyapruk Didyasarin, who was Vice Chairman, will step up to become acting chairman until a replacement is confirmed. Why…

Planes crash on runway

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped Pitts departed from Runway 3 at the airport in Farmville, Virginia, flew out to the aerobatic practice box, completed his practice, and returned to the airport. He entered a downwind for Runway 3 and announced his location relative to the traffic pattern throughout the landing. He heard another aircraft making calls in the traffic pattern, but nothing he was concerned about. After he landed, during the rollout about midfield, he heard someone announce on the radio that there was an airplane on the runway. This…