This is why most aircraft are painted white

This is why most aircraft are painted white

Why are airplanes commonly painted white? It doesn’t just have scientific advantages, but it also costs quite a bit less. As they say, white goes with everything, right? Commercial planes are generally white because of these reasons: white color provides a thermal...
Ailerons

Ailerons

An aileron (French for ‘little wing’) is a hinged flight control surface usually forming part of the trailing edge of each wing of a fixed-wing aircraft. Also refers to the extremities of a bird’s wings used to control their flight. Ailerons are used...
Air Cargo

Air Cargo

Air cargo is any property carried or to be carried in an aircraft. Air cargo comprises air freight, air express and air mail. Aircraft types Different cargo can be transported by passenger, cargo or combi aircraft: Passenger aircraft use the spare volume in the...
What is Aerodynamics

What is Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics Definition Aerodynamics the study of the motion of air, particularly its interaction with a solid object, such as an airplane wing. Aerodynamics is a sub-field of fluid dynamics and gas dynamics, and many aspects of aerodynamics theory are common to these...
Aviation fuel

Aviation fuel

Aviation fuel is a specialized type of petroleum-based fuel used to power aircraft. It is generally of a higher quality than fuels used in less critical applications, such as heating or road transport, and often contains additives to reduce the risk of icing or...
Why Airplanes Are Safe

Why Airplanes Are Safe

Your airplane ride may be the safest part of your day. Frequent fliers, you may have heard the legend of the pilot who bid passengers farewell after landing with these words: “The safest part of your trip is now over.” That isn’t just one pilot’s boast, it’s a truth...
Vertical stabilizer

Vertical stabilizer

The vertical stabilizer, or fins, of aircraft, missiles or bombs are typically found on the aft end of the fuselage or body, and are intended to reduce aerodynamic side slip and provide direction stability. It is analogous to a skeg on boats and ships. On aircraft,...
Why planes have winglets

Why planes have winglets

Why planes have winglets_top A Boeing 737 Boeing. Ever look out the window of a plane or watch as it pulls up to the gate? Have you ever wondered why some planes have pointy bits at the ends of the winglets? What you see are “winglets,” and they have...