Behold the Bell Concept Helicopter of the Future

Behold the Bell Concept Helicopter of the Future

The Future of Vertical Lift Bell Helicopter showed its hometown pride at the Heli-Expo, held this week in Dallas Convention Center. From the new helicopters on display to a slick tech demo that “serves as a roadmap for the future of rotary flight,” the...
The Very Best Light Jets in the Sky Today

The Very Best Light Jets in the Sky Today

Very Light Jets A decade ago, very light jets (VLJs) were a buzzword in the aviation world as plane manufacturers saw the huge potential for small, efficient, and simple jets. A number of canceled and troubled endeavors have dampened that enthusiasm. Even so, there...
TIMELINE INTO THE FUTURE OF AVIATION

TIMELINE INTO THE FUTURE OF AVIATION

From hybrid to hydrogen powered planes….100 years of greener flight In April 1979, the first manned aircraft to fly on solar power set off for a three minute journey, reaching 40ft (12m) and flying 0.5 miles (0.8 km). The aircraft’s pilot and creator, Larry Mauro,...
The Price of 9 Airplane(s) Including the BBJ

The Price of 9 Airplane(s) Including the BBJ

How Much Do Airplanes Cost There are numerous types of aircraft in the world today, ranging from light sport airplane to double-decker passenger planes and from a few thousand dollars to billions of dollars. The price tag on an airplane depends on the type of...
Boeing vs Airbus: And The Winner Is?

Boeing vs Airbus: And The Winner Is?

The Rivalry between Boeing and Airbus The competition between Boeing and Airbus has been characterised as a duopoly in the large jet airliner market since the 1990’s. This resulted from a series of mergers within the global aerospace industry, with Airbus beginning as...
10 Ways Pilots Can Build Flight Time

10 Ways Pilots Can Build Flight Time

So you’ve earned your certificates and ratings in record time — maybe in as little as 350 hours — and you have your sights set on an airline job. But many of these pilot jobs require at least 1,000 hours of flight time, and others require multi-engine and...
The World’s Largest Plane: See The Stratolaunch in Action

The World’s Largest Plane: See The Stratolaunch in Action

The double-bodied stratolaunch plane, boasting the widest wingspan in the world at 385 feet (117 meters). Is one step closer to the sky following recent runway tests. The world’s largest plane recently completed a second taxi test reaching a speed of 46mph (74 km/h)...
Pilots Share What It’s Like to Work in the Sky

Pilots Share What It’s Like to Work in the Sky

From Thunderstorms to the Northern Lights: It’s hard to imagine that some people go to work alongside breathtaking sunrises, puffy clouds, and even The Northern Lights on a daily basis. But that’s what you admire at work if you’re a pilot. Also, it turns out that this...
Weird and wonderful concept planes that history forgot

Weird and wonderful concept planes that history forgot

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? To gaze up at the sky and see an airplane is to witness an engineer’s masterpiece in action. But while we can often tell a Boeing planes from an Airbus planes. Many of would be at a loss for words if we encountered some of the...
How Things Work: Flying Upside Down

How Things Work: Flying Upside Down

Gravity and other forces conspire against conventional flight, but they are positively Machiavellian about inverted flight. Pity the first pilot who rolled inverted and sailed blithely along. Only to hear the engine cough and die of fuel starvation. When the gas...