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How Did Aircraft Use Celestial Navigation – Compass and Sextant Sensor

Before modern aircraft navigation systems like GPS and INS to fly RNAV for example, Precision approaches, Non-precision approaches, celestial navigation was used to find aircraft’s position on the planet or in the celestial sphere. The most basic method of celestial navigation is to use the positions of the Sun and the Moon. With modern technology, however, one can use the positions of other celestial bodies to find their position on the planet or in the celestial sphere. Even with the possibility of navigation, the aircraft can’t fly with IFR vs VFR flight rules using this method of navigation. The most…

List and Types of Non-precision Approaches

All of the types of non-precision approaches use a navigation system for course deviation to the runway but do not provide glide path information. These approaches include VOR, NDB, LNAV, PAs, and APVs. Non-precision approaches are the most basic type of the types of instrument approaches procedures. They are sometimes referred to as NPA because they provide only lateral guidance from the runway localizer signal. They do not provide vertical guidance, such as a direction from the current altitude to the runway or the required descent, which makes them less precise than precision approaches. But they have still considered instrument…

What does ELT stand for in aviation? (Full Explanation)

ELT is an interesting device, each of us wants to have it functioning inboard, but never wants to use it at any time. Long story short, I will explain to you this important device, what does ELT stands for in aviation, and how it actually saves lives of many pilots in general aviation aircraft, as airliners use additional more advanced systems see this article for more see Aircraft Black Box Colour, and let’s get started. The ELT in aviation stands for the Emergency locator transmitter, a device that’s used to transmit and broadcast a special signal, depending on the application,…

IFR vs VFR Flight Rules, What is the difference?

IFR and VFR are very popular terms in aviation, we hear a lot about them in flight planning and when we try to read and decode the airport’s approach plate. In this article we will learn about IFR vs VFR Flight Rules, What is the difference between them, what they mean for a pilot, and in what conditions they’re used. So let’s see What is the difference between IFR vs VFR and compare them. In aviation, IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) and VFR (Visual Flight Rules) are the two governing rules regulations governing all aspects of civil aviation aircraft operations. Both…

Safest General Aviation Aircraft in The World

The Diamond DA40 NG is considered to be the safest general aviation aircraft in the world, According to safety records, The Diamond DA40 NG has the minimum low accident record in the world compared to other general aviation aircraft. Particularly with regard to stall and spin accidents. Its overall and fatal accident rates are one-eighth that of the general aviation fleet and include no stall-related accidents. The DA40 NG is the new generation of the Diamond DA40 family by Diamond Aircraft Industries and was designed with high-performing capabilities than Diamond Aircraft’s other diesel-engine single-engine aircraft. The New generation equipment accompanied…

What is VOR/DME vs RNAV vs ILS Approach (Description)

To Aviate an Aircraft to the final approach for landing, pilots must know their position (with their distance in some cases) related to a fixed point in the ground, this point may be a radio station emitting a special radio signal from its antenna and located in the ground or a navigational system guiding pilots through their approach for landing in a specified runway using one of the Types of Precession approach or Non-Precession Approach methods. You can also, reading this article IFR vs VFR Flight Rules, What is the difference? for more information on flights using these approaches. In…

Carburetor icing and heat in Cessna 152/172

Carburetor icing, or carb icing, is a problem that can happen in the aircraft’s fuel system due to the formation of ice from water vapor in the atmosphere, causing a partial or full blockage that can prevent air/fuel mixture to enter the engine. To countermeasure this issue in aviation, every aircraft engine uses a Carburetor fuel system equipped with Carburetor heat, or Carb heat, preventing the ice formation and melting it in case of its formation. Carburetor icing development The development of ice in the Carburetor can be caused by the temperature drop in the carburetor, because of fuel vaporization…

Diamond DA40 Review, Variants, Development, and Specs

In the single-piston general aviation market, The Diamond DA40 is a popular name, gaining the trust of a lot of pilots and air forces around the globe as the safest general aviation aircraft. This IFR aircraft has outperformed many aircraft from the same class like the Piper PA 28 Cherokee aircraft. In this article, you will find the story of this aircraft, show you the features and specifications of this model, how it gained its reputation with the spectacular design across all of the model’s variants. Diamond DA40 Development Story After the successful introduction of the previous two-seat single-piston aircraft…

Aircraft Black Box Colour

Black Box, every one of us have already heard about this term in aircraft investigations and news, after each crash of an airplane, investigators rush to find the Black Box to download flight data, recordings, and different parameters saved during the last aircraft’s flights. There is also another simple device for emergency locating usually used in smaller aircraft, read What does ELT stand for in aviation? (Full Explanation) for more. Below, we will discuss what is the color used to paint the black box and why they choose that color exactly. We will also illustrate the functions of the black…

Piper Cherokee PA-28, Their variants, Specs, and info

Aviationemy Academy introducing The Piper PA-28 Cherokee is a family of two-seat or four-seat light aircraft built by Piper Aircraft and designed for flight training, air taxi, and personal use. The PA-28 family of aircraft comprises all-metal, unpressurized, single-engined, piston-powered airplanes with low-mounted wings and tricycle landing gear. They have a single door on the right side, which is entered by stepping on the wing. The Piper PA-28 Cherokee Begining The first PA 28 Piper Cherokee received its type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1960 and the series remains in production to this day. The PA-28 series competes…