“alexa, play hotel california by the eagles” day two of san diego consisted of some more sailing, and a LOT of failing at surfing lol... let me tell you what, surfing is very difficult... still had a blast though. thanks a million to @captain.kyle.cook for showing me a great time out there. definitely going back 🏄 🌊 🤙🏼 🌅
RUNWAY NAMING AND MARKINGS ☝️🛬🛫.
Runways are named by a number between 01 and 36, which is generally the magnetic direction/angle of the runway's heading in degrees. This heading differs from true north by the local magnetic declination. A runway numbered 09 points east (90°), runway 18 is south (180°), runway 27 points west (270°) and runway 36 points to the north (360° rather than 0°). For example, when taking off from or landing on runway 09, a plane is heading around 90° (east).
A runway can normally be used in both directions, and is named for each direction separately: e.g., "runway 15" in one direction is "runway 33" when used in the other. The two numbers differ by 18 (= 180°). For clarity in radio communications, each digit in the runway name is pronounced individually: runway one-five, runway three-three, etc. (instead of "fifteen" or "thirty-three").
A leading zero, for example in "runway zero-six" or "runway zero-one-left", is included for all ICAO and some U.S. Military airports (such as Edwards Air Force Base). However, most U.S. civil aviation airports drop the leading zero as required by FAA regulation. .
This also includes some military airfields such as Cairns Army Airfield. This American anomaly may lead to inconsistencies in conversations between American pilots and controllers in other countries. It is very common in a country such as Canada for a controller to clear an incoming American aircraft to, for example, runway 04, and the pilot read back the clearance as runway 4.
Runway designations change over time because Earth's magnetic lines slowly drift on the surface and the magnetic bearing changes. Depending on the airport location and how much drift occurs, it may be necessary to change the runway designation. As runways are designated with headings rounded to the nearest 10°, this affects some runways sooner than others. For example, if the magnetic heading of a runway is 233°, it is designated Runway 23. If the magnetic heading changes downwards by 5 degrees to 228°, the runway remains Runway 23. 💁🏻♂️🤓☝️✈️👨✈️
Last year was the safest year yet in aviation history. I think that's newsworthy. But instead we read about the 0,000025% of fatal accidents in the news. How would the world look like if we started sharing a fact-based worldview and actual trends instead of whatever gets our attention the most?
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I have done with my 5 days and now I am off for the next 4...
Do you know how does it work our duty in my company? We have a fixed roster and we work 5 days follow by 4 days OFF...👍🏻
it means that I can easily know in which day I work or not during the year... this is really good for planning purposes! 😊
In some companies it is completely random... but this is part of our job 😉
If you would have the possibility to choose... which one will you prefer? Fixed or random?