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260 years of unsolved and unknown regime of high speed dynamics of gases were broken with the significant flight of the Bell X-1 research vehicle installed under the B-29 bomber of World War II vintage, on October 14, 1947 in the Mojave Desert in California.
The desire of vertical flight was always present, and it grew after the first successful flight of the wright flyer, but the technical limitations for reaching this did not give the needed result. Leonardo da Vinci illustrated a sophisticated “rotary-wing” similar to a helicopter, the main sketch that remain for years without any success.
By the beginning of November this year the first prototype of the MC-21-310 was completed and equipped with Russian engines PD-14. The introduction to the first flight will come true soon, relying on the multiple tests carried out, and the aircraft is in the final line of the assembly waiting for the flight tests that expand the entry to aviation market.
Have you ever been sitting in the airport waiting for your flight whilst watching planes with different sizes taxiing, taking – off, and/or landing infront of you? Did that ever make you wonder what type of planes are these? And how specialists differentiate between them?
Have you ever been on an airplane and wondered how many people are needed to operate this aircraft? Perhaps a pilot, a co-pilot, flight attendants and maybe a relief pilot for longer flights?
Well, there’s also an unsung hero in this whole story and he’s the flight engineer. In this article we’ll explore his role and duties.
Article by Youssef Mohammed
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Let me tell you a little bit more about a pilot’s career and how he/she progresses upon joining other pilots on a flight deck.