Not intentionally. They use a map book with notes of previous trips and water depth. The map book and notes are a pilot's prized possession and take years to fill out. Many of the pilots on the waterways can draw the whole river they operate with every turn and marker from memory. Its Skill and practice more than trig.
An example of work of a pilot:
Someone who flies an airplane
Not sure - but you can count me in amongst them. I've held a Private Pilots Licence for over 25 years.
No, John Travolta is NOT licensed to pilot a Boeing 727! He is a private pilot and do have a rating to fly as a SIC (second in command), co-pilot or First Officer (different names on the same thing!) on his Boeing 707! The rating as a SIC in a 707 gives him the privileges to act as the same in the much rarer Boeing 720 but NOT in a 727!
There are many actors, politicians, CEOs, billionaires and millionaires with their very own private airplane. Some notable personalities with their own private plane are Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Mark Cuban, Rupert Murdoch, and Tom Cruise.
I'm not sure about that, but I found a picture of the Nigerian Regiment in world war 1.
There were two planes which dropped the weapons. The Enola Gay is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, named for Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets, who selected the aircraft while it was still on the assembly line. On 6 August 1945, during the final stages of World War II, it became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. The bomb, code-named "Little Boy", was targeted at the city ofHiroshima, Japan, and caused unprecedented destruction. And the Bockscar, sometimes called Bock's Car, is the name of the United States Army Air Forces B-29 bomber that dropped a Fat Man nuclear weapon over the Japanese city of Nagasaki during World War II in the second - and last - nuclear attack in history.
There is a book that you might be able to find in your local library or get on loan from another larger library. It's titled The Divine Wind. The book was writen by two Japanese officers who commanded air bases where Kamikaze fliers were stationed. It should answer all your questions. Library of Congress Number ISBN 0-553-12578-8
Kamikazes were Japanese pilots who were on suicide missions. They were insructed to run their planes into ships or bases in hope to kill. The Kamikaze pilots were trained in wooden crates as there were not enough planes to train them in. Also, the Kamikaze's only needed to be in the air long enough to find a target.
More intriguing is: Why did Kamakize pilots wear helmets?
Over 40,000 men flew helicopters during the Viet War. That's all services, but only counts the United States. That doesn't count the enemy (they had them, they sunk US Navy Swift Boat #19 (PCF-19) with one), doesn't count the allies (Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, South Vietnam, etc.); and it doesn't count the helicopter crewmen (door gunners, etc.). Contact the Vietnam War Helicopter Associations, they might be able to help...but they might only have what most associations have; lists of the dead, wounded, or decorated.
Roberta Bondar was the First North American woman to pilot a spacecraft
$20 a minute or hour or day
unstable, moist air.
Due to the rotation of the main rotor, when flying forward at any speed, the helicopter generates lift unevenly. The side of rotor that is advancing through the airstream produces more lift than the side of the rotor which is retreating through the airstream.
On most (nearly all) helicopters the rotor spins such that more lift is produced on the right side. Since the pilot is sometimes the only one on the helicopter, it is natural to put his weight on that side.
Additionally, helicopters have 2 levers for controlling the aircraft. The cyclic, like your standard joystick controls the pitch and roll, and the collective controls the lift of the helicopter as well as engine throttle. Since the collective goes on the floor between the seats, it is generally preferred for the pilot to sit on the right, allowing him to control the cyclic with his right hand and the collective with his left.
Airplanes on the other hand only have one primary control for the hands, the yoke or flightstick. All the rest of the controls consist of the various switches and levers on the instrument panel. It is best in this case to have the yoke in the left hand and have the right hand free to fiddle with all the instruments.
Ideally maths and english (or first language of your country) are the initial. Additional qualifications in geography will benefit as well for flight crew
For ATC then maths english are well sset but this also requires very skillful spacial awareness, communication skills and of course a very level temperment
engineering will require maths and an engineering based qualification
Fighter pilots are paid the base rate for there rank in the military. They also receive flight pay with can vary greatly on number of years they have been on flight status.