profpilot.co.uk | #2 How Lift is Created

November 6, 2009

http://www.profpilot.co.uk | Version 2.0 of video 2.0 in the profpilot.co.uk flight training video series. Although you might notice a couple of similar pictures, this video is a completely new one so please watch again!

Episode 2 shows the principles behind how a wing works (thanks to Newton and Bernoulli), and how an aerofoil creates lift, which is quite a helpful force to have when it comes to aeroplanes.

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Seemed a shame to delete the old video – if you want to watch that, it is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x9eDazOlkM

Duration : 0:5:42

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Disorientation 1973 Vintage FAA Training Film

August 20, 2009

This program alerts pilots to inflight situations that are potentially disorientating by describing how this physiological phenomenon influences and often distorts flying judgments. It suggests that when physical senses are at variance with pit instruments, you should not randomly hit buttons.

Duration : 0:14:8

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profpilot.co.uk | #9 Aircraft Stalls

August 12, 2009

http://www.profpilot.co.uk | Episode 9 looks at what causes a stall in an aircraft, how to recognise one, and how (and how not) to deal with one when it happens.

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Duration : 0:4:35

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profpilot.co.uk | #8 Induced and Parasitic Aircraft Drag (Sounds Thrilling)

July 14, 2009

Video number 8 looks at what hinders an aircraft in it’s merry way along the sky: drag. Parasite drag, Form drag, Skin Friction drag and Induced drag are all discussed – from how they are created, to how they can be minimised.

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Duration : 0:4:54

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profpilot.co.uk | #7 Secondary Effects

June 23, 2009

Video 7 looks at the secondary effects of the primary flight controls, Adverse Yaw, frise and differential ailerons, and how the engine can effect flight dynamics.

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Duration : 0:4:57

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Cessna 172 VFR In South Africa

June 18, 2009

A Cessna 172 flight from Port Elizabeth – Plettenburg Bay (over Bloukrans Pass Bridge) then to Fort Beaufort and back to Port Elizabeth along the coast. Accompanied by Paul Oakenfold, Southern Sun.

Duration : 0:6:25

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Colgan Flight 3407 NTSB Animation of Buffalo Accident Q400

May 18, 2009

Courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board

The NTSB.GOV website keeps going down, so here’s the animation.

This three-dimensional (3-D) animated reconstruction shows the last 2 minutes of the February 12, 2009, accident involving a Bombardier DHC-8-400, N200WQ, operated by of Colgan Air, Inc., which crashed about 5 nautical miles northeast of Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, New York, while on an instrument landing system approach to runway 23. During the approach, a pitchup motion occurred, followed by a left roll and then a right roll. During these maneuvers, both the stick shaker and stick pusher were activated, and the speed decreased. After further pitch and roll excursions, the airplane entered a steep descent from which it did not recover.
The animation shows excerpts from the flight data recorder (FDR), the pit voice recorder (CVR) transcript, recorded radar data, and aircraft performance data. It does not depict the weather or visibility conditions at the time of the accident. The animation does not include audio.
The upper portion of the animation shows a 3-D model of the airplane and the airplanes motions during the accident sequence. In this area, selected content from the CVR transcript or other annotations are superimposed as text at the time that the event occurred. All times (in eastern standard time) are shown on the right side of the screen.
The lower portion of the animation depicts instruments and indicators, which display selected FDR or calculated parameters. The instruments and indications are shown in three sections, which are (from left to right):
•Airspeed, airspeed tape, low speed cue, attitude indicator showing pitch and roll attitude, altitude, altitude tape, rate of climb, and heading;
•Stick shaker and stick pusher indicated as text, control wheel/column icon depicting the control wheel (rotating right or left) and control column (moving up or down) inputs, and an indicator showing rudder pedal inputs; and
•The power lever and condition lever as indicators, the flap handle selection as an indicator, and auto pilot status and gearhandle position indicated as text.
Excerpts from CVR transcript:
22:15:06.3       HOT-1    flaps five.?22:15:08.1       HOT-2    what??22:15:08.8       HOT-1    flaps five please.?22:15:13.5       APP        Colgan thirty four zero seven three miles from KLUMP turn left heading two six zero maintain two thousand three hundred until established localizer. cleared ILS approach runway two three.?22:15:22.2       RDO-2   left two sixty two thousand three hundred til established and cleared ILS two three approach Colgan thirty four zero seven.?22:15:31.7       HOT-1    alright approach is armed.?22:15:32.8       HOT-2    roger.?22:16:04.1       HOT-1    gear downlocs alive.?22:16:06.4       APP        Colgan thirty four zero seven contact tower one two zero point five. have a good night.?22:16:11.5       RDO-2   over to tower you do the same thirty four zero seven.?22:16:21.2       HOT-2    gears down.?22:16:23.5       HOT-1    flaps fifteen before landing checklist.?22:16:26.6       HOT-2    uhhh.?22:16:37.1       HOT-2    I put the flaps up.?22:16:42.2       HOT-1    [grunt]?22:16:45.8       HOT-2    should the gear up??22:16:46.8       HOT-1    gear up.?22:16:50.1       CAM       [increase in ambient noise]?22:16:51.9       CAM       [thump]

Duration : 0:2:39

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profpilot.co.uk | #6 Secondary Flight Controls

May 11, 2009

Episode 6 looks at elevator trim and flaps on the aircraft; the two main secondary flight controls you will be using in small aircraft.

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Duration : 0:4:46

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profpilot.co.uk | #5 Primary Flight Controls

April 6, 2009

Episode 5 looks at how an aircraft controls itself in pitch, roll and yaw using it’s primary flight controls. For European/UK pilot training course information, requirements, descriptions, listings, flight school reviews and more videos, go to http://www.profpilot.co.uk

Duration : 0:4:46

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profpilot.co.uk | #4 Angle of Attack

March 21, 2009

Episode 4 continues with the whole looking at aeroplanes thing by explaining what angle of attack is, and how we can alter it. Truly an epic piece of cinematography I am sure you will agree. For European/UK pilot training course information, requirements, descriptions, listings, flight school reviews and more videos, go to http://www.profpilot.co.uk

Duration : 0:4:39

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