Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wednesday Survey

This question is for everyone (airline pilots, comm/genav pilots, aviation enthusiasts, or if you have no connection to aviation whatsoever..):


You're flying as an international Captain on a heavy jet based on the U.S. east coast with no ties to anyone - no family (except family such as parents) or anything. 

Your airline is on the verge of merge and you hear that there is a possibility of a major downgrade or worse - without a paycheck. But you are uncertain. 

Around the same time, another airline (new startup) far overseas has offered you an A320 Captain position with almost three times the pay and quite a few added benefits and perks. There is also a slight possibility for a promotion to assistant chief pilot at one of their start up bases. The keyword with this one is: new.  Meaning: the unknown is the future of that airline. 

Which one would you choose? 

Have a great day everyone!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Painting The Sky

Aviation and flying is an art. It's all about knowing what you are doing while enjoying it. Especially when you are able to look back and say... A job well done. 

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Physical Sense

April 4th, 2014

I have fond memories of this plane.  00L and I developed a special relationship because this aircraft was where I really started to develop the "feel" of the airplane in every physical sense (to reflect on yesterday's post.)  I spent time in this airplane learning and practicing takeoffs, ground reference maneuvers, stall/spin recovery, and emergency landing procedures.

Not only did this aircraft produce such memories for myself, but also others flying with the Israeli New York Flight Club.  Sadly, 00L is no longer based with us at Farmingdale - Republic Airport, however, the memories will always be attached.  Not only are memories attached but I am attached to amazing pilots that I connect and fly with in the Israeli New York Flight Club.  And those connections keep coming.  

How do we connect?  Events such as the one we are having this weekend out on Long Island near JFK Airport.

Please join the Israeli New York Flight Club on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at 3:00p.m. EST in welcoming Boeing 747 Captain Oved Dahari.  Captain Dahari holds a Ph.D in AstroPhysics and will be discussing various physical phenomena in aviation.  For more details, please e-mail or like the INYFC Facebook page.  And yes, coffee and cake will be served..

Hope you can join us and have a great weekend!

Safe takeoffs, blue skies, & landings!

Jeremy D. Carlisle

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Throwback Thursday


The logo for this site from way back when.  Back in the WordPress days and when a different website name and domain were present.  The visual above was a flight simulation I flew from Detroit to Shanghai-Pudong (DTW-PVG).  I loved my days on this program and still do whenever I get the chance to sit down and do a short or medium range simulation for fun.  There is one thing though, that this program could never re-produce, no matter how realistic the payware is, and no matter how sweet your set-up is in your own den or living room on that huge flat screen painted on your wall. That re-production is:


This "feel" is achieved through the following four basic flight maneuvers:

  • Straight & Level Flight
  • Turns
  • Climbs
  • Descents

It's one thing to make a turn or program the automation on the simulator to turn the plane for you, however, another to feel the effect of a pilot's sense of feel and ability to use the controls correctly when making inputs in a real aircraft.  It's one thing to do a mechanical maneuver with an aircraft in real life for its own sake; but to feel the effects of it is what is just as important, especially operating at low airspeed.  One example of this is slow flight - low airspeed, high angle of attack, high power and constant altitude.

In the same simulation as the photo above, I was nearing final descent into Shanghai and there were five aircraft ahead to land and only one runway in use.  After flying for 13 hours, a go around wasn't on my list of wishes.  Yes, slow flight was the answer in a 777 on the simulator to maintain assigned speed and requested priority approach.

When I performed slow flight in a 172 for the first time - it was a totally different story.

So... exactly, why again, am I comparing simulator to real life flight?

Because I realized that once I started flying real planes, it wasn't as easy for me to adapt to the feel of the plane less alone using certain controls (simultaneously) having used the simulator before for so many years - since 1999 to be exact.  For me it was an inexplicable difference.  Every (student) pilot is different and has different levels and needs.  However, had I not used flight simulator before reality came, it would have been a totally different story.  I would venture to say it would have been much easier to get this feel.

PC Flight Simulators are a great way to get a young dream of flying to take off, however, I would personally venture to say that as soon as one is able to take an intro flight and a couple follow up lessons - do it.  PC flight simulators will never feel the same way to you again.

Jeremy D. Carlisle


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Happy Hump Day

The good sign of a hump day.. Preparing the week in for a nice and smooth landing...

Speaking of this weekend.. A special


ELAL Captain and Astro Physicist to speak out here on Long Island near JFK on Sunday April 6th, 2014. Please email if you're interested in joining us and/or further information.

Have a great day!

Safe takeoffs, blue skies, and landings!

Jeremy D. Carlisle

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


This week's Tuesday Tweeter is someone who I struck a few chords with upon discovering his follow in the notifications box.  Not only he is an aspiring airline pilot, but also a classical musician as a violinist and I as a cellist/bassist.  We also harmonized well with the fact that we both are Long Islanders that at one time transplanted to Jacksonville, Florida.  (Go JAX!)  Without further delay, please rosin your bows and meet our

APRIL 1st, 2014


What made his dream take off and help others who share his dream?

Ever since I started flying on Microsoft Flight Simulator back when I was about 7 years old, it has been my dream to become an airline pilot.  It’s great to be on the path to realizing this dream and to be helping others achieve their dreams as well.  Jacksonville University's partnership with Aerosim Flight Academy (formerly Delta Connection Academy) gives me the wonderful opportunity to train under an FAA-Approved Part 141 training environment. The training and knowledge that I have gained from working through Craig Airport (KCRG) has proved to be invaluable.

It's all about passion.  And with that passion comes the drive to thrive.  We both share two areas to which he is currently pursuing as a dual major:

I am currently a student of Jacksonville University, working on my Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management and Flight Operations degree, as well as my Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance degree. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be studying both of my passions!

And off the flight profile....:

Aside from flying both in the virtual world and in the real world, and playing the violin, I enjoy all things technology.  I love keeping up with the newest toys out there, and whenever I can, I try to get my hands on them! I was born and raised in Long Island, New York.  As a transplanted New Yorker down here in Florida, I make sure people know my love for my city.  What I wouldn’t do for a good slice of pizza down here … My mother is an excellent cook, and so naturally, I am learning … bite by bite! I always love trying new flavors and dishes, and on my days off, you’ll most likely find me at some restaurant.

Joseph is definitely right.  A great slice of pizza is hard to find down in Florida, however, I will say, that if there is anything that brings people together in a social setting is - food and especially, family.  Thank you Joseph for sharing a little bit about yourself to us, your symphony of support for this website, and by following us on Twitter.

Please head over to Twitter and follow Joseph.  And on this high note, his finale:

Feel free to ask me any questions, and I hope to see you in the friendly skies.

Happy Contrails!

Thank you Joseph for your time and happy safe takeoffs, blue skies, and landings!

Jeremy D. Carlisle