Federal Aviation Administration

Pilots departing from California’s John Wayne Airport are required by law to cut their engines and pitch nose down shortly after takeoff for about 6 miles in order to reduce noise in the residential area below.

What’s Up with the Rollercoaster Takeoffs from Orange County? Orange County’s unique departure profile If you’ve ever had the pleasure (or perhaps the terror) of taking off in a commercial plane from Orange County’s John Wayne airport, you’ll know that it is a takeoff unlike any other. Just seconds after liftoff, you will feel your …

Pilots departing from California’s John Wayne Airport are required by law to cut their engines and pitch nose down shortly after takeoff for about 6 miles in order to reduce noise in the residential area below. Read More »

There is an FAA regulation called the ‘Sterile Cockpit Rule’, requiring flight crews to only discuss topics pertinent to the safety and operation of the flight below 10,000 feet.

The Sterile Cockpit Rule is an informal name for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation stating that all operators certificate holders shall not require, nor may any flight crewmember perform, any duties during a critical phase of flight except those duties required for the safe operation of the aircraft[1]. The FAA imposed the rule in …

There is an FAA regulation called the ‘Sterile Cockpit Rule’, requiring flight crews to only discuss topics pertinent to the safety and operation of the flight below 10,000 feet. Read More »