My friend's son is planning to join the Navy ROTC with the hope of becoming a pilot. What is the best computer (console?) flight simulator for the purpose of developing those skills? Are there any special peripherals to get? Is there a different answer for piloting drones than piloting traditional aircraft? Helicopters? Thanks.
Pilot light of one of the two water heaters installed side by side won't come on .... [more inside]
My gas hot water heater's pilot light has been going out regularly. I replaced the thermocouple in an effort to solve the problem, but I seem to have botched it: Not only does the pilot light still go out after the tank is heated, but now the gas continues to flow after the pilot goes out. [more inside]
Last night around 5 in the morning, we woke up because it smelled like natural gas--hard. After determining it wasn't coming from the oven, I remembered groggily to check the maintenance closet in our hallway, which contains two water heaters--one for our apartment, one for the apartment next door--and the natural gas furnace that heats our apartment through vents. I think something is happening to our furnace that causes it to do this, but I don't know what; I managed to stop it, but I'm not sure how. [more inside]
I am trying to locate a MeFi link from perhaps a year ago to a cancelled or unaired ITV/BBC pilot from the 1980s, and none of my MeFi/google/youTube searches in the past hour has unearthed it. Please help! [more inside]
How much time do commercial pilots actually spend flying planes by hand these days? [more inside]
Who has tried to sell a network/studio on an idea for a TV series by producing an episode on their own?
Who has tried to sell a network/studio on an idea for a TV series by producing an episode on their own? Stories of success and failures both welcome. [more inside]
I'd like to buy a gift for a good friend who is a flight instructor (small planes, one-on-one with students); he hasn't been doing it all that long, and doesn't have a huge amount of personal equipment. Anything nice/fancy that is also incredibly useful to have that his employer wouldn't provide? Also, any iPad/iPhone accessories for pilots? Say anything up to $500 (or even a bit more) or so - though unless I was completely assured he'd love the gift, I'd prefer cheaper. Thanks!
Student Pilot Filter: can you recommend web resources for a student pilot: forums, blogs, podcasts, websites. (Et cetera.) [more inside]
Learning to fly in the US, then moving to Canada or the EU -- can I transfer a license? [more inside]
I have a in-law that flies his own plane with his wife to every family event (we all live apart). I'd like to do this as well. I doubt he owns the plane. That being said, what do I have to do to be able to do this myself? I'd like to know what education/certifications I need, cost involved, and then the options for using/leasing/renting a plane for vacation travel for me and my wife.
Pilot light help. [more inside]
Learning to fly a plane in the US -- suggestions and resources [more inside]
How much does it cost to rent/operate a plane as a private pilot compared to flying on a standard commercial ticket
How much does it cost to rent/operate a plane as a private pilot compared to flying on a standard commercial ticket? [more inside]
Is it possible to become a pilot with diagnosed ADHD and depression? (Particularly, work for a major airline?) If you've done it, I'd like to hear from you. [more inside]
Help me prepare for my private pilot checkride! What should I prepare, what tips do you have, any good resources...? [more inside]
AviationFilter: Is anyone here a private / GA pilot in the Portland, OR area by chance? If so, I have a few questions for you ... [more inside]
The young man (12 years old, from India) who I sponsor wants to be a pilot. [more inside]
I have a 2006 Honda Pilot, and noticed that my right headlight went out. Each headlight is comprised of two headlights, a top and bottom one. The top one seems to be working, but the bottom one is out. The top bulb is easy to replace, but the bottom one is a little bit more tricky, as there doesn't seem to be an easy way to remove it. Can anyone point me to a schematic or something? I think the replacement bulb size is H11, I just don' t understand how to replace the lower bulb.
How would one go about getting (assisted and monitored) access to scientific/medical research equipment in the Chicago area? (fMRI, MRI, electron microscopes, mass spectrometry) [more inside]
I'm applying to the Air Force Academy. Would it be wise to get a private pilot's license now? [more inside]
My Palm Z22 no longer syncs to my computer. This problem just appeared outta nowhere. I tried different cords, reinstalling the desktop, hard reset, and switching computers. No luck. Any ideas?
Is the phrase "clear the A-pillar" commonly used by pilots and truckers? [more inside]
Help me identify this photograph. The form I have it in is cut from a magazine (or similar) and then glued to a piece of sturdy paper, the person I got it from doesn't remember where she got it. I just think it's a really nice picture and wonder if it'd be possible to get a better quality version somewhere. I've tried googling around, but to no avail.
Doing a "pilot" for an new internet service product, what should be in our plan to verify it is a viable idea? [more inside]
Can I get my hands on the pilot for the US version of "The Thick of It"? [more inside]
What are some songs about flying, preferably in a plane of some kind? My friend is a pilot and I want to make a mixtape for him with some songs about flying. So far, all I've come up with is the following: AF607105 - Charlotte Gainsbourg (even if it does involve a crash, it's lovely) Learning to Fly - Pink Floyd Come Fly with Me - Frank Sinatra Anyone have any ideas? Thank you in advance!
Help me find webshops with inexpensive Pilot G6 gel pen cartridges, or at least as good alternatives, that ship to private customers in Europe? [more inside]
I know a 17-year-old now applying to colleges who wants to get into a branch of the military (AF Academy) but had a bout of childhood asthma when she was very young (age 2) and has been on preventive medication for the lsat several years. Can she still become a pilot? [more inside]
I'm looking for a program that could serve as a perpetual, scrolling RSS feed that would cull news from various servers to be run on legacy OSes.
AsceticRSSFilter: I'm looking for a program I found by chance awhile ago that could serve as a perpetual, scrolling RSS feed that would cull news from various servers to be run on legacy OSes. [more inside]
New Private Pilot help: I'm trying to take the FAA written exam, I've been doing lots of self study, read plenty of books, taken and passed a dozen free online practice test, and am ready for the real thing but am now being told I need some sort of "ground school endorsment"....? [more inside]
Where can I find a pilot's watch (with a whiz wheel) sized for a small woman's wrist? [more inside]
Getting trained and working as a Helicopter Pilot-filter. - I'm getting out of the Navy after four years, with a worthless AA degree. Flying helicopters is something I’ve always wanted to do but not for the military. Any helicopter pilots out there that can tell me where to get started??? (I'd love to hear some personal experiences:) [more inside]
Palm III: retro or hopelessly obsolete? [more inside]
Do (male) pilots ever experience unintended erections while experiencing high G loads on their body? [more inside]
I have here in front of me a completed pilot script for what could be the next big television show. What should I do with it? [more inside]
Name (or author of) of a biographical book about a RAF pilot in WW2 who loses both legs in an accident, but goes on to fly in combat and ends up in a POW camp, which he then manages to escape from.
How do I remove a Pilot G2 ink stain from my pants? [more inside]
What is the name and method of the military theorist who had a 4-part(?) hueristic for fighter pilots?
Sometime in the last 2 years (I think!) there was a meme going around about a military theorist (from the 50's?) who came up with a rule set for fighter pilots. The idea was a fighter pilot was supposed to go around and around with these four(?) rules. Something like "assess / analyze / ?? / shoot" or something! Does anyone know who this is is, where I can get more info and the precise rule set?
Does anyone know a bush pilot, have contact with one, or know anything about the becoming one? I'm thinking about becoming one, and while I've found a great deal of narratives about bush pilot adventures, I haven't found anything that that talks about it as a career path, which is what I'm primarily looking for.
Where can I find software to sync my vintage USRobotics Pilot 5000 to my Windows 2000 PC? [more inside]
I have a Televison/Cable program idea that would require a "pitch". Question: how does one protect/copyright said "pitch"
For unknown or novice screenplay writers, which is the best tack in trying to pitch an idea for the first time? Should a tv pilot, for example, be submitted as a simple logline and treatment, or should a cover letter, story-bible, script and character synopsis also be provided? [more inside]