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Went flying again today and perfected my landings. The goal was to hit straight on the runway numbers when landing. I did it 3 out of 5 passes in less than ideal conditions. It was almost 100 degrees today which means the air is really thin and it makes it hard for the plane to climb. There was also a cross wind to contend with as well as a wonky fuel gauge. I like to think about flying in terms of life. Yes there are challenges and there are always going to be factors outside of your control. But you, as pilot in command of your own life, have to navigate those changing conditions and still meet your goals. What are you going to let a little cross wind or turbulence stop you? No. If you have a goal you have to make a plan and be ready to deal with adversity no matter which direction it comes from. #leftseat .
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Fly in Colorado.. the views are beautiful. 🀨 lots of smoke on my cross country this morning. .
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That day, back in WWll, when a spitfire took off.
This one goes on top of my list! What a great plane.

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The beaud, @delta @boeing 737-800 parked overnight at the gate at Richmond International. Rainy Tuesday morning and although the raindrops lost the poll, I decided I liked them better than without πŸ˜‚
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πŸ“·: My iPhone 5 lol
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DOPPLER RADAR and why it’s equipped in planes.

Video: @firebirdjetq8
Every modern commercial aircraft is equipped with a front-facing Doppler weather radar that feeds real-time weather information to the pilots’ instrument panel.
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As you might expect, airplanes are usually affected by weather. Often reroutings are made due to it, and overall weather is very influential to airports in terms of safety and usability. πŸ›©
Before we knew they existed, a disastrous weather phenomenon called a microburst would wreak havoc on airplanes that were especially close to the ground. A microburst is a massive downdraft of air that usually spouts from a thunderhead during a thunderstorm. If entered, they’re very disorienting; the pilots first encounter a strong headwind, tempting them to reduce power. Then the downdraft hits and throws the plane toward the ground. Confused, the pilots generally increase power, but then the tailwind hits.
Weather technology, at the time of their discovery, was unable to detect a microburst accurately. So research began and the aviation industry settled on Doppler radar as the best choice.
Doppler weather radar proved to be the only type of detection device that could accurately detect and identify microbursts. The Doppler radar seen on planes is very different from ground based Doppler radar, though. It’s actually called Pulse - Doppler and it uses a combination of different radar types to actually determine the distance and its velocity in reference to the aircraft of a target object. This is what set apart Doppler from other radar types.
So yep, Doppler Radar.

As always, my explanations are 100% original and are written by me, @aviation_physics πŸ‘Œ
(Besides the names of stuff)
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Concorde, a true beauty. One of only two supersonic aircraft to enter commercial service. Such an amazing airplane, so sleek and elegant, one of my favorites!β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
Concorde was a true supersonic, topping at 1,354 mph, (2,179 km/h) and she did it very efficiently too, ranging over 4,000 nmi.
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Concorde was only flown over transatlantic routes, meaning she wasn’t seen often over land. The designers of Concorde took into account the fuel burn required to reach and maintain supersonic, very economical. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
Turbojet engines were used for Concorde. She had four afterburner turbojet engines that were ultra-efficient and brand new at the time, when Concorde entered service in 1969. Afterburner is when air isn’t compressed before combustion in the engine, the air is fed around the combustion chamber and directly into the afterburner. Afterburner is constantly on to maintain supersonic in fighters and such. This method provides so much more thrust than no afterburner, but it consumes much more fuel too. Concorde was different. She used full afterburner to reach cruising speed of 1,341 mph, but, the engines were able to maintain supersonic without the use of afterburner, saving fuel.
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More stuff about her, Concorde’s interior was TINY. Very small seats with only 4 abreast seating (4 seats in a row). But, she set the speed record for the fastest commercial supersonic transatlantic flight, in just under three hours from New York, New York to London Heathrow. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
Concorde, due to her wing shape, had to land and take off at an extremely high angle of attack. So high that the pilots could not see the runway out of their cockpit windows, so the actual nose of the Concorde dropped during takeoff and landing. It was unofficially dubbed β€˜droop snoot’.
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No idea who took the picture.
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- The future can always be brighter than the past - Man, gotta say, this photo shoot was just straight up fun! For the shoot, we flew into an airstrip for some photos and then took a scenic flight on the way back! Crusin’ the skies in Marco’s Cessna, it was amazing to see how small everything looked! And it was crystal clear, with an absolutely incredible view of Mt Rainier, the Port of Tacoma, and Seattle! More pics and even some GoPro videos to come! Love deeply. Live simply. πŸ€™πŸ»

Had a pretty cool ferry flight today bringing home an A211 Aquila from Zell am See Airport with @burki_95 as the pilot in command✈️ #instadaily #aviatorsofinstagram #pilotsofinstagram #ferryflight #innsbruck #aviation #picoftheday #flying #avgeek #ohsunnydayβ˜€οΈ

Vapor cones.
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Vapor cones are cones of condensation that form around objects that are entering supersonic speed - Mach 1. (about 750mph) Parts of the aircraft are subsonic while other parts of it are supersonic; called transonic flight. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
Cones like this usually can form in humid, dense air; near the surface of the ocean is a very common place to see it. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
As the aircraft is traveling it cools nearby air down below its dew point temperature, causing the water molecules to condense into a cone shaped cloud. The shape comes from the shock waves emitted by the air movement over the wings. I think the shock waves merge at supersonic which creates the sonic boom that can be heard hundreds of miles away.
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Commercial Pilot πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€βœˆοΈ ✈️. You never know how strong and motivated you are until the ground starts to crumbling every step you take. When you are just barely holding on and still seem to find the strength somewhere to finish the task at hand.
One of the newest commercial pilots!!! Thank You, to everyone who helped me reach this point. I’m truly grateful for all of y’all. Thank you to all my friends for understanding I’m was not really ignoring y’all i just was focused on the goal. Thank you to Mike and Richard. 4/22/18 #aviation #femalepilot #pilotlife #pilot #obap #theninetyninesinc #commericalpilot #aviator #blackpilots #girlsflytoo #aviatorsofcolor #aviatorsofinstagram @theninetyninesinc @aviatorsofcolor

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