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Most of us have seen the movie Top Gun. Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards spend a large amount of time strutting around in their flight suits during the movie–those green one-piece jumpsuits. Most of us never questioned the costume, and simply saw it as another military costume which pilots use. While this is certainly true, the flight suit is extremely functional to a pilot. Since the movie was filmed in the 1980s, flight suits have not changed very much. The have merely been streamlined a bit for more comfort and improved agility to pilots in flight. That’s not to say there aren’t bigger things for flight suits on the horizon: on the contrary. The future of flight suits looks very bright, indeed.

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Nomex Flight Suits Provide Better Burn Protection than DCUs

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Saul Wolf is the SEO of Carter Industries Inc. the official manufacturer of Nomex 27/P fight suits to the US Defense Force.  For further information about Nomex Flight Suits or to purchase the suit visit the Carter Industries website. Most United States military personnel currently deployed in the desert typically wear a standard uniform called […]

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Introducing the New Aviation Forum

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First things first, we wanted to thank all of our readers for helping to build Flight Learnings over the past couple of years.  We are very appreciative of everybody that has stuck with us throughout all of the redesigns, server failures and other obstacles that have popped up through the life of this project.  In […]

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Aviation Phonetic Alphabet

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Letters A — Alpha (al fah) B — Bravo (brah voh) C — Charlie (char lee) D — Delta (dell tah) E — Echo (eck oh) F — Foxtrot (foks trot) G — Golf (golf) H — Hotel (hoh tell) I — India (in dee ah) J — Juliett (jew lee ett) K — Kilo […]

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Welcome to Flight Learnings

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Flight Learnings is your go-to destination for your pilot training needs.  There are hundreds of articles here for you to discover using the search box on the right side of your screen.  You can also supplement your pilot training by going through the Pilot Training Categories list below the search box.  We recommend starting with […]

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1974 Cessna 172M – (POH Part 2) Operating Checklist

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Before entering the airplane Make an exterior inspection in accordance with figure 1-1. Visually check the aircraft for general condition during walkaround inspection.  In cold weather, remove even small accumulations of frost, ice or snow from wing, tail and control surfaces.  Also, make sure that control surfaces contain no internal accumulations of ice or debris. […]

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Very High Frequency (VHF) Omnidirectional Range (VOR) – Part 2

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Using the VOR In review, for VOR radio navigation, there are two components required: the ground transmitter and the airplane recieving equipment.  The ground transmitter is located at a specific position on the ground and transmits on an assigned frequency.  The airplane equipment includes a reciever with a tuning device and a VOR or omninavigational […]

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Very High Frequency (VHF) Omnidirectional Range (VOR) – Part 1

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What is a VOR? The VOR system is avaiable in three different types of navigational aids (NAVAIDs): VOR, VOR/DME and VORTAC.  A VOR provides magnetic bearing information to and from the station.  When DME is installed with the VOR then it is known as a VOR/DME.  When military tactical air navigation (TACAN) equipment is installed […]

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Airspace Classifications

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There are two categories of airspace classification: regulatory and non-regulatory.  Within these two categories there are four types: controlled, uncontrolled, special use and other airspace.

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