Consequences of entering an airspace without clearance

PILOT KNOWLEDGE | 14DAYPILOT | July 06, 2019

What happens if an aircraft enters airspace without clearance? What should the pilot do? How often does this occur? After learning about airspace in our Instagram posts (@14daypilot), some curious minds have wondered what to do during such situations. Hence, we will be answering the questions right here, right now.


Centre of Gravity and how it affects flight

PILOT KNOWLEDGE | 14DAYPILOT | July 06, 2019

The centre of gravity (CG) of your aircraft can be seen when you manipulate the location of the centre of gravity forward or aft. However, how does the differences between forward centre of gravity and aft CG affect you during flight? Well read along, you’ll find the answers here.


Accidents caused by navigation

PILOT KNOWLEDGE | 14DAYPILOT | July 06, 2019

Cases of aircraft crashing into one another have been heard of before, but did you know that a number of those cases were caused by navigation issues? Navigational issues include the failure of pilots to read the GPS and compass deviations due to electronics used on an aircraft below 10 000 ft. Why did these things occur? What other issues were there that caused navigation related accidents? Don't worry, we'll answer the questions right here.


Reports of Airspace violations

PILOT KNOWLEDGE | 14DAYPILOT | July 06, 2019

Considering the fact that most people are fairly knowledgeable on the topic of prohibited airspace and/or controlled airspaces, we would expect that the number of airspace violations to be just a handful. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. From the years 1992 to 1993 there was a significant increase in the number of controlled airspace violations, and even though the numbers have decrease ever since, there are still at least one aircraft violating a controlled airspace.