i live in iran,wanna be pilot out of iran,all friends please answer to my 14 questions…?

October 18, 2008

1-what is FAA?

2-what is JAA?

3-what is ICAO?

4-is any object except above?

5-which one is better for training?

6-how can i undrestand,which flight school is best?

7-which is best for training pilot for carear,flight school,collage,university?

8-what is deffreent between flight school and collage and avation university?

9-where is best place in the world for train pilot and find job with low risk?

10-how cost is for train,ppl,cpl,IR?

11-all course of the pilot are ppl,cpl and IR? or it have more? if yes,please type the course and explain about it?

12-is any way (except to air force or military)to be pilot with low cost?

13-what is your besf offer for me to be airline pilot?

14-what is importance for employ in airline for pilot?

thanks for you for take your time to read and answer.
iman 21 iran

I would suggest enrolling in a University with a flight program in an English speaking country. The main problem here is that the flight program may cost you as much as the university. I would like to think that a young Iranian could go to the US, UK, or anywhere else and have the opportunity to pursue their dreams, but it is worthwhile to mention that you may face hardship and criticism.

You would simply have to rise above any problems you may encounter, whether that be money or criticism. I think Iranian youth are wonderful people, and I wish there was more interaction between Iranian and American Youth, but I would suggest going to the UK as their money is more stable. Because flying is conducted in English I suggest you be somewhere where you may become more fluent.

Don't underestimate how much the American Military would love to have more Persian recruits. This could be a cost effective way to pursue what you want. They are, however, very strict about the requirements to be a pilot, like perfect eyesight and appropriate physical condition.

Foreign License?

October 18, 2008

The company that I fly for just bought a US Registered Learjet 31A, that captain and I have schedueld the training at flight safety for mid march. The airplane is going to be based in Mexico but we are going to keep the US registration for a while, I have a Commercial FAA license I learned to fly in the US. But the captain has a commercial FAA license that is based on his mexican DGAC license, but his commercial faa license has a restriction that he can not cary passengers or property for compensation or for hire. And I dont know why it has this restriction it is a commercial license. How could the capitan remove this restriction from his license, getting a FAA Instrument Rating?? please help thanks!

Well if you only have a VFR AMEL then you are limited to carrying passengers within 50 miles of the airport. It's all in FAR 61.

I think the best thing to do would be to contact your local FSDO.

I would say just make sure that all questions posed to the FAA are hypothetical.

9/11 Coincidences?

October 18, 2008

The Coincidence Theorists Guide to 9/11

That governments have permitted terrorist acts against their own people, and have even themselves been perpetrators in order to find strategic advantage is quite likely true, but this is the United States we're talking about.

That intelligence agencies, financiers, terrorists and narco-criminals have a long history together is well established, but the Nugan Hand Bank, BCCI, Banco Ambrosiano, the P2 Lodge, the CIA/Mafia anti-Castro/Kennedy alliance, Iran/Contra and the rest were a long time ago, so there's no need to rehash all that. That was then, this is now!

That Jonathan Bush's Riggs Bank has been found guilty of laundering terrorist funds and fined a US-record $25 million must embarrass his nephew George, but it's still no justification for leaping to paranoid conclusions.

That George Bush's brother Marvin sat on the board of the Kuwaiti-owned company which provided electronic security to the World Trade Centre, Dulles Airport and United Airlines means nothing more than you must admit those Bush boys have done alright for themselves.

That George Bush found success as a businessman only after the investment of Osama's brother Salem and reputed al Qaeda financier Khalid bin Mahfouz is just one of those things – one of those crazy things.

That Osama bin Laden is known to have been an asset of US foreign policy in no way implies he still is.

That al Qaeda was active in the Balkan conflict, fighting on the same side as the US as recently as 1999, while the US protected its cells, is merely one of history's little aberrations.

The claims of Michael Springman, State Department veteran of the Jeddah visa bureau, that the CIA ran the office and issued visas to al Qaeda members so they could receive training in the United States, sound like the sour grapes of someone who was fired for making such wild accusations.

That one of George Bush's first acts as President, in January 2001, was to end the two-year deployment of attack submarines which were positioned within striking distance of al Qaeda's Afghanistan camps, even as the group's guilt for the Cole bombing was established, proves that a transition from one administration to the next is never an easy task.

That so many influential figures in and close to the Bush White House had expressed, just a year before the attacks, the need for a "new Pearl Harbor" before their militarist ambitions could be fulfilled, demonstrates nothing more than the accidental virtue of being in the right place at the right time.

That the company PTECH, founded by a Saudi financier placed on America's Terrorist Watch List in October 2001, had access to the FAA's entire computer system for two years before the 9/11 attack, means he must not have been such a threat after all.

That whistleblower Indira Singh was told to keep her mouth shut and forget what she learned when she took her concerns about PTECH to her employers and federal authorities, suggests she lacked the big picture. And that the Chief Auditor for JP Morgan Chase told Singh repeatedly, as she answered questions about who supplied her with what information, that "that person should be killed," suggests he should take an anger management seminar.

That on May 8, 2001, Dick Cheney took upon himself the job of co-ordinating a response to domestic terror attacks even as he was crafting the administration's energy policy which bore implications for America's military, circumventing the established infrastructure and ignoring the recommendations of the Hart-Rudman report, merely shows the VP to be someone who finds it hard to delegate.

That the standing order which covered the shooting down of hijacked aircraft was altered on June 1, 2001, taking discretion away from field commanders and placing it solely in the hands of the Secretary of Defense, is simply poor planning and unfortunate timing. Fortunately the error has been corrected, as the order was rescinded shortly after 9/11.

That in the weeks before 9/11, FBI agent Colleen Rowley found her investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui so perversely thwarted that her colleagues joked that bin Laden had a mole at the FBI, proves the stress-relieving virtue of humour in the workplace.

That Dave Frasca of the FBI's Radical Fundamentalist Unit received a promotion after quashing multiple, urgent requests for investigations into al Qaeda assets training at flight schools in the summer of 2001 does appear on the surface odd, but undoubtedly there's a good reason for it, quite possibly classified.

That FBI informant Randy Glass, working an undercover sting, was told by Pakistani intelligence operatives that the World Trade Center towers were coming down, and that his repeated warnings which continued until weeks before the attacks, including the mention of planes used as weapons, were ignored by federal authorities, is simply one of the many "What Ifs" of that tragic day.

That over the summer of 2001 Washington received many urgent, senior-level warnings from foreign intelligence agencies and governments – including those of Germany, France, Great Britain, Russia, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Afghanistan and others – of impending terror attacks using hijacked aircraft and did nothing, demonstrates the pressing need for a new Intelligence Czar.

That John Ashcroft stopped flying commercial aircraft in July 2001 on account of security considerations had nothing to do with warnings regarding September 11, because he said so to the 9/11 Commission.

That former lead counsel for the House David Schippers says he'd taken to John Ashcroft's office specific warnings he'd learned from FBI agents in New York of an impending attack – even naming the proposed dates, names of the hijackers and the targets – and that the investigations had been stymied and the agents threatened, proves nothing but David Schipper's pathetic need for attention.

That Garth Nicolson received two warnings from contacts in the intelligence community and one from a North African head of state, which included specific site, date and source of the attacks, and passed the information to the Defense Department and the National Security Council to evidently no effect, clearly amounts to nothing, since virtually nobody has ever heard of him.

That in the months prior to September 11, self-described US intelligence operative Delmart Vreeland sought, from a Toronto jail cell, to get US and Canadian authorities to heed his warning of his accidental discovery of impending catastrophic attacks is worthless, since Vreeland was a dubious character, notwithstanding the fact that many of his claims have since been proven true.

That FBI Special Investigator Robert Wright claims that agents assigned to intelligence operations actually protect terrorists from investigation and prosecution, that the FBI shut down his probe into terrorist training camps, and that he was removed from a money-laundering case that had a direct link to terrorism, sounds like yet more sour grapes from a disgruntled employee.

That George Bush had plans to invade Afghanistan on his desk before 9/11 demonstrates only the value of being prepared.

The suggestion that securing a pipeline across Afghanistan figured into the White House's calculations is as ludicrous as the assertion that oil played a part in determining war in Iraq.

That Afghanistan is once again the world's principal heroin producer is an unfortunate reality, but to claim the CIA is still actively involved in the narcotics trade is to presume bad faith on the part of the agency.

Mahmood Ahmed, chief of Pakistan's ISI, must not have authorized an al Qaeda payment of $100,000 to Mohammed Atta days before the attacks, and was not meeting with senior Washington officials over the week of 9/11, because I didn't read anything about him in the official report.

That Porter Goss met with Ahmed the morning of September 11 in his capacity as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has no bearing whatsoever upon his recent selection by the White House to head the Central Intelligence Agency.

That Goss's congressional seat encompasses the 9/11 hijackers' Florida base of operation, including their flight schools, is precisely the kind of meaningless factoid a conspiracy theorist would bring up.

It's true that George HW Bush and Dick Cheney spent the evening of September 10 alone in the Oval Office, but what's wrong with old colleagues catching up? And it's true that George HW Bush and Shafig bin Laden, Osama's brother, spent the morning of September 11 together at a board meeting of the Carlyle Group, but the bin Ladens are a big family.

That FEMA arrived in New York on Sept 10 to prepare for a scheduled biowarfare drill, and had a triage centre ready to go that was larger and better equipped than the one that was lost in the collapse of WTC 7, was a lucky twist of fate.

Newsweek's report that senior Pentagon officials cancelled flights on Sept 10 for the following day on account of security concerns is only newsworthy because of what happened the following morning.

That George Bush's telephone logs for September 11 do not exist should surprise no one, given the confusion of the day.

That Mohamed Atta attended the International Officer's School at Maxwell Air Force Base, that Abdulaziz Alomari attended Brooks Air Force Base Aerospace Medical School, that Saeed Alghamdi attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey merely shows it is a small world, after all.

That Lt Col Steve Butler, Vice Chancellor for student affairs of the Defense Language Institute during Alghamdi's terms, was disciplined, removed from his post and threatened with court martial when he wrote "Bush knew of the impending attacks on America. He did nothing to warn the American people because he needed this war on terrorism. What is…contemptible is the President of the United States not telling the American people what he knows for political gain," is the least that should have happened for such disrespect shown his Commander in Chief.

That Mohammed Atta dressed like a Mafioso, had a stripper girlfriend, smuggled drugs, was already a licensed pilot when he entered the US, enjoyed pork chops, drank to excess and did cocaine, was closer to Europeans than Arabs in Florida, and included the names of defence contractors on his email list, proves how dangerous the radical fundamentalist Muslim can be.

That 43 lbs of heroin was found on board the Lear Jet owned by Wally Hilliard, the owner of Atta's flight school, just three weeks after Atta enrolled – the biggest seizure ever in Central Florida – was just bad luck. That Hilliard was not charged shows how specious the claims for conspiracy truly are.

That Hilliard's plane had made 30-round trips to Venezuela with the same passengers who always paid cash, that the plane had been supplied by a pair of drug smugglers who had also outfitted CIA drug runner Barry Seal, and that 9/11 commissioner Richard ben-Veniste had been Seal's attorney before Seal's murder, shows nothing but the lengths to which conspiracists will go to draw sinister conclusions.

Reports of insider trading on 9/11 are false, because the SEC investigated and found only respectable investors who will remain nameless involved, and no terrorists, so the windfall profit-taking was merely, as ever, coincidental.

That heightened security for the World Trade Centre was lifted immediately prior to the attacks illustrates that it always happens when you least expect it.

That Hani Hanjour, the pilot of Flight 77, was so incompetent he could not fly a Cessna in August, but in September managed to fly a 767 at excessive speed into a spiraling, 270-degree descent and a level impact of the first floor of the Pentagon, on the only side that was virtually empty and had been hardened to withstand a terrorist attack, merely demonstrates that people can do almost anything once they set their minds to it.

That none of the flight data recorders were said to be recoverable even though they were located in the tail sections, and that until 9/11, no solid-state recorder in a catastrophic crash had been unrecoverable, shows how there's a first time for everything.

That Mohammed Atta left a uniform, a will, a Koran, his driver's license and a "how to fly planes" video in his rental car at the airport means he had other things on his mind.

The mention of Israelis with links to military-intelligence having been arrested on Sept 11 videotaping and celebrating the attacks, of an Israeli espionage ring surveiling DEA and defense installations and trailing the hijackers, and of a warning of impending attacks delivered to the Israeli company Odigo two hours before the first plane hit, does not deserve a response. That the stories also appeared in publications such as Ha'aretz and Forward is a sad display of self-hatred among certain elements of the Israeli media.

That multiple military wargames and simulations were underway the morning of 9/11 – one simulating the crash of a plane into a building; another, a live-fly simulation of multiple hijackings – and took many interceptors away from the eastern seaboard and confused field commanders as to which was a real hijacked aircraft and which was a hoax, was a bizarre coincidence, but no less a coincidence.

That the National Military Command Center ops director asked a rookie substitute to stand his watch at 8:30 am on Sept. 11 is nothing more than bad timing.

That a recording made Sept 11 of air traffic controllers' describing what they had witnessed, was destroyed by an FAA official who crushed it in his hand, cut the tape into little pieces and dropped them in different trash cans around the building, is something no doubt that overzealous official wishes he could undo.

That the FBI knew precisely which Florida flight schools to descend upon hours after the attacks should make every American feel safer knowing their federal agents are on the ball.

That a former flight school executive believes the hijackers were "double agents," and says about Atta and associates, "Early on I gleaned that these guys had government protection. They were let into this country for a specific purpose," and was visited by the FBI just four hours after the attacks to intimidate him into silence, proves he's an unreliable witness, for the simple reason there is no conspiracy.

That Jeb Bush was on board an aircraft that removed flight school records to Washington in the middle of the night on Sept 12th demonstrates how seriously the governor takes the issue of national security.

To insinuate evil motive from the mercy flights of bin Laden family members and Saudi royals after 9/11 shows the sickness of the conspiratorial mindset.

Le Figaro's report in October 2001, known to have originated with French intelligence, that the CIA met Osama bin Laden in a Dubai hospital in July 2001, proves again the perfidy of the French.

That the tape in which bin Laden claims responsibility for the attacks was released by the State Department after having been found providentially by US forces in Afghanistan, and depicts a fattened Osama with a broader face and a flatter nose, proves Osama, and Osama alone, masterminded 9/11.

That at the battle of Tora Bora, where bin Laden was surrounded on three sides, Special Forces received no order to advance and capture him and were forced to stand and watch as two Russian-made helicopters flew into the area where bin Laden was believed hiding, loaded up passengers and returned to Pakistan, demonstrates how confusing the modern battlefield can be.

That upon returning to Fort Bragg from Tora Bora, the same Special Operations troops who had been stood down from capturing bin Laden, suffered a unusual spree of murder/suicides, is nothing more than a series of senseless tragedies.

Reports that bin Laden is currently receiving periodic dialysis treatment in a Pakistani medical hospital are simply too incredible to be true.

That the White House went on Cipro September 11 shows the foresightedness of America's emergency response.

That the anthrax was mailed to perceived liberal media and the Democratic leadership demonstrates only the perversity of the terrorist psyche.

That the anthrax attacks appeared to silence opponents of the Patriot Act shows only that appearances can be deceiving.

That the Ames-strain anthrax was found to have originated at Fort Detrick, and was beyond the capability of all but a few labs to refine, underscores the importance of allowing the investigation to continue without the distraction of absurd conspiracy theories.

That Republican guru Grover Norquist has been found to have aided financiers and supporters of Islamic terror to gain access to the Bush White House, and is a founder of the Islamic Institute, which the Treasury Department believes to be a source of funding for al Qaeda, suggests Norquist is at worst, naive, and at best, needs a wider circle of friends.

That the Department of Justice consistently chooses to see accused 9/11 plotters go free rather than permit the courtroom testimony of al Qaeda leaders in American custody looks bad, but only because we don't have all the facts.

That the White House balked at any inquiry into the events of 9/11, then starved it of funds and stonewalled it, was unfortunate, but since the commission didn't find for conspiracy it's all a non issue anyway.

That the 9/11 commission's executive director and "gatekeeper," Philip Zelikow, was so closely involved in the events under investigation that he testified before the the commission as part of the inquiry, shows only an apparent conflict of interest.

That commission chair Thomas Kean is, like George Bush, a Texas oil executive who had business dealings with reputed al Qaeda financier Khalid bin Mafouz, suggests Texas is smaller than they say it is.

That co-chair Lee Hamilton has a history as a Bush family "fixer," including clearing Bush Sr of the claims arising from the 1980 "October Surprise", is of no concern, since only conspiracists believe there was such a thing as an October Surprise.

That FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds accuses the agency of intentionally fudging specific pre-9/11 warnings and harboring a foreign espionage ring in its translation department, and claims she witnessed evidence of the semi-official infrastructure of money-laundering and narcotics trade behind the attacks, is of no account, since John Ashcroft has gagged her with the rare invocation of "State Secrets Privilege," and retroactively classified her public testimony. For the sake of national security, let us speak no more of her.

That, when commenting on Edmond's case, Daniel Ellsberg remarked that Ashcroft could go to prison for his part in a cover-up, suggests Ellsberg is giving comfort to the terrorists, and could, if he doesn't wise up, find himself declared an enemy combatant.

I could go on. And on and on. But I trust you get the point. Which is simply this: there are no secrets, an American government would never accept civilian casualties for geostrategic gain, and conspiracies are for the weak-minded and gullible.
Here is where you can see this with links for every statement:

A good 9/11 truth movement website:
What are your thoughts on these "coincidences"?
What is the "Cole's Notes version"?

Gosh darn it, you are a wordy little twerp aren't you? Can you send me the Cole's Notes version?

What liability issues caused Cessna to stop making twin-engined piston aircraft in 1985?

October 18, 2008

I find it really unfortunate that airplanes like the 421, 414, and 310 stopped being produced at that time. What was the big deal? was there a 'landmark' court case or something?

After becoming a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corporation in 1985, Cessna stopped producing piston-engine airplanes with the 1986 model year due to concerns over product liability. In 1992, Textron, Inc. acquired Cessna Aircraft and soon resumed producing light aircraft. However, rising production costs and concerns over product liability did not justify the reintroduction of the popular and affordable two-seat models. ?

Can someone list at least 10 different aircraft manufacturers? I already have boeing, bombardair, cessna.?

October 18, 2008

Can someone list at least 10 different aircraft manufacturers? I already have boeing, bombardair, cessna.

Scaled Composites
De Havilland
De Havilland Canada
Gulfstream Aviation
British Aerospace
Israel Aircraft Industries
Micoyan Gurovish
Avions de Transporte Regionalle (ATR)
Lockheed Martin

Why did the wings on this Cessna 150 separate from the aircraft in flight?

October 18, 2008

A while back I asked if the wings ever fall off Cessna 150s and I got some joking replies. I expected that.

However, I did find a few instances where the wings did fall off of a 150 in flight. (Nearly always in a uncontrolled flight.)

This is the latest:

I am not for sure, but from what can I ascertain is that the pilot lost control of the aircraft in a fog and in the ensuing dive the stresses exceeded airframe parameters and the wings tore off. I guess it does happen!

Am I reading the report right?


There are three ways to do that; overspeed the airframe, load to many G's or fail to have thorough annual inspections done. Since both wings appear to have failed, my guess would have to be with one of the first two.

Some models of the 150 are not approved for spins, the M model that a buddy of mine owned comes to mind, and some weren't approved for spins with full fuel, max gross weight or CG within the envelope but too far forward or aft.

Private pilot training typically tries to teach enough to fledgling, VFR pilots if they inadvertantly find themselves in IFR conditions. It doesn't teach much more than that.

Reading the report, which states that the wings were sheared away in an upward direction, and showed signs of being over stressed. The Pilot's report to ATC of suspecting he was inverted leads the reader to believe that he wasn't paying sufficient attention to the pumpkin, his turn coordinator or whiskey compass.

The low time, VFR pilot appears to have flown boldly into clouds despite not being certified to, experienced vertigo and rolled the airplane onto its back resulting in an inadvertant dive.

The dive lead to airframe stressing speeds, and as the aircraft departed the cloud layer and the pilot was able to visually detect ground, he applied sufficient force to the control yoke to cause sufficient G's to cause the wings, and upper fuselage, to seperate from the rest of the airplane

From that point on the remaining fuselage, engine, prop and empenage were ballistic, and the wings as stated in the synopsis, would "twirl" in the air as they alternately stalled and made lift in their descent, free of the aircraft.

The reports of the airplane being fueled with Mogas are irrelevant. Mogas being detected in the wing tanks is irrelevant.

The pilot pulled a "Kennedy", flying into IFR conditions without IFR training, suffered spatial disorientation, and by indicating that he thought he might be inverted, obviously disobeyed one of the first things taught in ground school; trust your instruments, not your *ss.

There being no further detectable mechanical discrepancies with the recoverable portion of the aircraft or instrumentation suggests that this pilot wasn't merely exceeding his endorsements, he was ignoring his instruments. All of which are cardinal no-no's.

Deliberate flight into IFR conditions without training, experience or instrumentation for IFR conditions, failure to properly understand and trust the instruments despite ground schooling and testing as well as a check ride, all suggest that this pilot killed himself, a passenger, and ruined a perfectly good airplane through his disregard for safety.

The wings will break of anything from a Stearman to an A380 if you manage to do something stupid enough. A Stearman's a little more difficult, (they were only tested to 12G's because there wasn't equipment sophisticated enough to stress them beyond that,) but it can be done.

My personal favorite is this one;

Name of the airport in Arizona U.S.A.?

October 18, 2008

Sky Harbor Airport is in Phoenix.

Will I get stopped at the airport?

October 18, 2008

I am going back to my home country to satisfy a voluntary departure. I have 2 misdemeanor warrants. Will I get stopped at the airport because of these? I will be travelling from Arizona airport to LAX to catch my direct flight to go home. Am I gonna have problems? Also my name on the warrants is not the same last name on my new passport because I am married now
Thanks for any help

You do not mention where home is, so it is difficult to answer. If you live within the United States there is a great risk you will be, if you live out side, since you mention the passport you most likely will get to leave but not reenter.

a trip to arizona?

October 18, 2008

im taking a plane to the airport of Phoenix, arizona..this is the first time i go there.. do you know any hotels that are close to the Phoenix Airport.. what about a place to rent a car.. is there taxis waiting for you outside the airport? What is the best hotel to stay at.. is it expensive.. im planning to stay for a week.. what city should i visit first.. is ther alot of hispanic people there???

Well I live in AZ you can rent a car from the air port and even set up your hotels in advance just go to orbitz.com and they have all the current rates for hotels and cars their. As far as what to do, what do you like? Their is the grand canyon and hover dam as someone has told you already. I would only go to hover dam if you plan on going to Las Vegas though its a long drive and long wait to get across the bridge though it is very cool to see once. Same with the grand Canyon their isn't much to see but everyone should see it once, I think their may even be snow their right now. Tell us what you like I'll check back later and give you some more ideas if you do. Their are a lot of clubs and the night life is a popular attraction. Their are a number of Hispanics why do you ask?


October 18, 2008

“Close call” Airbus A320 landing at Hamburg RWY 23 ….The pressure for the darn ON TIME PERFORMANCE combined with the lack of positive judgement and/or poor preventive guidance from dispatch/ATC …JAA syllabus and in house flight training should be closely revaluated in order to avoid future tragedies.
Notes from a European Airbus Driver;

Wind was 290/33 gusts to 49 (time ~ 13:55)
happened on flight LH 044 (D-AIQP) a A320 from MUC
runway for landing 23 LOC-DME (ATIS gave no other option)
after g/a, pilots elected runway 33 also LOC-DME approach and landed safely…

Airbus recommeded limits;
T/O 29 kts gusting 38 kts
Ldg: 33 kts gusting 38 kts

for non-contaminated runways – goes down for flooded runways, snow, ice etc.

The crosswind limit is defined as the crosswind at which no pilot input is required in yaw until the nosewheel is down in a normal landing (same for any commercial jet). Yes you can land with more of a crosswind if you are a good pilot but you are exceeding the certified limit and will be hung in any aaib investigation that arises.

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