Why are holding patterns important?

PILOT KNOWLEDGE | 14DAYPILOT | July 03, 2019

Holding patterns is the pattern, or manoeuvres, that an aircraft takes before landing. However, the question still remains, why are holding patterns important? Why can’t the plane just land? Why do they have to enter holding patterns? Often times, you can see aircrafts circling radio beacons, this is because they are not able to land yet and are currently in holding, usually in an oval pattern.


Entry procedures, DME procedures and Speed limitations

PILOT KNOWLEDGE | 14DAYPILOT | June 26, 2019

Holding patterns have become a crucial part of aviation in terms of safety. However, what is a holding pattern and why do we have holding patterns? A holding pattern is the pattern, or ma-noeuvres, that an aircraft takes before landing. Often times, you can see aircrafts circling radio beacons, this is because they are not able to land yet and are currently in holding, usually in an oval pattern.


Learn to fly cross country with 14DAYPILOT

PILOT KNOWLEDGE | 14DAYPILOT | June 25, 2019

Are you a Singaporean Citizen and a Private Pilot License (PPL) holder? Then what will be discussed here would be perfect for you. With the restrictions put in line for Singaporean PPL holders, which states that Singaporean PPL holders are not allowed to fly cross-country. What good is your Private Pilot License if you can’t use it to its utmost potential? Well, that is why we, 14DAYPILOT Flight Academy, are here. The objective of our Cross-country training program is to lift the restrictions on the Singapore Restricted PPL in order to obtain a full Singaporean PPL that would allow you to fly cross country.


Flying after Diving?! BIG NO

PILOT KNOWLEDGE | 14DAYPILOT | June 21, 2019

Whether you are a regular scuba diver or a beginner, flying after diving is a BIG NO so if you think you’re immune to all the dangers, think again. When it comes to scuba diving and flying, this is something that is often overlooked. We do not want to be going on a nice vacation and coming back home suffering from Decompression Sickness (DCS). But, why is flying after diving so bad? What’s really going to happen to our body? Well, buckle up, you’re in for a ride.