Flight Archive

Why don’t airlines have parachutes for passengers?

In order to dive from an airliner you would need to be, in a stable altitude, at low air speed, and below about 12 000 ft (though skydiving is performed in 15000–18000 ft max). One more thing

How to Land using the (ILS) Instrument Landing System.

Principle of operation An instrument landing system operates as a ground-based instrument approach system that provides precision lateral and vertical guidance to an aircraft approaching and landing on a runway, using a combination of radio signals and, in many cases, high-intensity lighting arrays to

The Himalayan airport so dangerous only eight pilots are qualified to land there

Passengers flying to this remote region may have to take something to steady their nerves. The tiny airport nestled among the steep mountains of the Himalayas is said to be the most dangerous in the world. Paro