Month: March 2011

The 1500 Hour Rule Explained

There is a lot of confusion and uncertainty in the aviation community since Congress passed H.R. 5900, which they titled the “Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act.” The commonly held belief is that the new law will require pilots to have 1500 hours of flight experience and an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate before they can be hired to fly for any airline.
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Why Pilots are Important

I recently came across this video that tells the story of a Quantas A380 on a flight from Singapore to Sydney Australia. On this particular flight, one of the new Rolls Royce engines on the world’s largest airliner exploded and sent huge fragments of the flaming hot engine through the wing and undercarriage of the aircraft.
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