On the early Boeing 737’s there were small windows placed above the captain and co-pilot in the cockpit. These were removed in later models. Did these serve any purpose other than a bit of better views? Why were they replaced?
Aviation’s question answered: Those windows are called eyebrow windows, and they were designed on many aircraft, not just Boeing. The…Read More »
Consuela G.’s question answered: That metal plate covers the external lavatory door opening and closing mechanism. It lifts a spring…Read More »
Anita W.’s question answered: That is an outflow valve, found on all cabin-pressurized airplanes. In the air: To keep a cabin…Read More »
Do pilots for major airlines have an obligation to report about other pilots if that pilot confide in them of mental stress from the job and personal life that could endanger passengers?
Andre M.’s question answered: Major U.S. airlines have great programs in place for this possibility, including my own airline, called…Read More »
Is it true that you can automatically land and take off the airplane by computer? Or, is it all flown by hand? If so, is that safe?
Peter A.’s question answered: Autoland: Yes, sometimes we autoland the airplane, if the runway we land on is approved for auto…Read More »
Broadcast on TV in as many as 217 countries, the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California is a world…Read More »
The Deepwater Horizon oil well explosion of their drilling rig on April 20, 2010 resulted in 11 deaths. It happened…Read More »