"Levels of Flight" By: Kayleigh Jessica & Maria The main problem is the congestion of traffic in the air. With the congestion come further problems, such as: There are too few large airports Planes are getting too big There is beginning to be a shortage of fuel
"Levels of Flight"
The main problem is the congestion of traffic in the air. With the congestion come further problems, such as:
There are too few large airports
Planes are getting too big
There is beginning to be a shortage of fuel
Weather factors can also be an issue
As previously stated, air traffic is incredibly congested. There are either too many planes in the air at one time or hazardous weather. We also keep making our planes bigger. The bigger the plane the more airspace it takes up. Taking up so much air space causes further congestion.
Not only is it the plane’s fault though. There are too few airports where planes need to stop to refuel. Planes need spots to stop off and to refuel. Also with bigger planes comes the need for more fuel. Thus lowering the amount of fuel we have for the smaller planes. One of these days we’re going to need something fast, like weapons or food, and we won’t be able to get it fast enough because to the amount of fuel we use now.
Road traffic is another main problem. It increases on the waiting time which leaves people feeling irritable. The more irritable the people are the less willing they are to deal with all the delays for the planes.
All of this traffic causes a problem with the cargo. Because of the traffic around the airport the cargo can not arrive on time. This is a very dangerous since most cargo is food and food does not last forever.
Lastly all of the traffic causes a safety hazard. If the airport were to catch on fire and the firemen couldn’t get close enough to help, or to even get water, then millions of people would die.
What does an air traffic controller do?
They must coordinate the movements of thousands of aircraft, keep them at safe distances from each other, direct them during takeoff and landing from airports, direct them around bad weather and ensure that traffic flows smoothly with minimal delays.
What does the air traffic controller do when there is a storm that might affect aircraft in the area?
The path of your plane may have to be changed from the original flight plan to move around bad weather or avoid a congested sector.
How do commercial airliners know where they can fly?
The air traffic controller tells them where it is safe to fly
How does weather affect an aircraft’s flight?
It delays the flight path.
Can a pilot change routes in flight?
Yes, because they can tell the air traffic controller that they are going to change and they can tell all the other pilots that he is going to change his flight path.
How do safe distances affect how many aircraft can take off or land at one time?
It allows less aircraft to takeoff
How far can a small aircraft fly without having to land and refuel?
How many passengers can fit in a small plane?
What types of aircraft require short runways? Long runways?
Passenger and larger aircraft require long runways. Small aircraft requires a small runway
What types of aircraft require no runways/
Crop planes and Helicopter