Here are the forms we are using to plan dispatch releases in AVIA 241. This includes: The Weight & Balance Form The Route Planning Chart The Manual Flight Plan The Dispatch Release Here are the editable versions of these forms: The Weight & Balance Form Master The Route Planning Chart Master The Manual Flight Plan […]
Using the E6B
Here are some notes on using the E6B for flight planning in the Dispatch class. I’ve transcribed them from the side blackboard for your reference: Calculate TAS “Speed” Button – press Enter Arrow down to “Plan M#” Temp – Enter Mach # – Enter HDG/GS “HDG/GS” Button – press Enter” Wind Direction – Enter Wind […]
Weather Homework #5
Hello class, I’ve had several questions about the old link for weather. That website has been taken down. A better source can be found at: https://www.aviationweather.gov/ In addition, while you are studying the METARs and TAFs, here is a good source for if you are trying to decipher it https://www.wunderground.com/metarFAQ.asp
C-130 engine discussion
We had an interesting discussion last week in Systems 122 regarding turboprop engines and when the propellers actually start rotating. It’s a function of the airflow over the turbine that drives the reduction gearbox. The C-130 gearbox adjusts the output of each engine and keeps the propellers turning in phase to minimize vibrations. This is […]
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