THREE TYPES OF AIRCRAFT ELEVATION

THREE TYPES OF AIRCRAFT ELEVATION

Height, Altitude and Flight Level You might have heard the word altitude many times when travelling, either from the captain’s announcements during a flight or you might have seen it on the in-flight entertainment screen. But is altitude the only aircraft elevation...
Flying train’s could be coming your way

Flying train’s could be coming your way

It sounds like something Q, the tech guy in James bond movies, would create. A plane that lands on a runway shrug its wings off, turns into a train and rolls on to rails to drop you off at your local station. Akka “Link & Fly” flying train concept...
Why Your Airplane Needs IFE

Why Your Airplane Needs IFE

When was the last time you took a flight and could sit back, put your feet up, and watch the baseball game on the flat screen while remaining in touch with your office on the ground? You receive reports and pull them up on the projection screen in front of you and...
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...
Saving The Cessna Caravan

Saving The Cessna Caravan

There’s virtually no substitute for Cessna’s Model 208 Caravan as an economical, high-volume utility airplane. That’s why it was a shock to the industry when the FAA considered revoking the Caravan’s “known ice” certification. After becoming indispensable...
On A Mission: Best Practices On Thunderstorm Avoidance

On A Mission: Best Practices On Thunderstorm Avoidance

Thunderstorms can impede our progress any time of the year. If we kept the plane in the hangar every time a forecast called for them, however, we’d almost never fly in the spring and summer months. To learn how to safely dispatch and conduct a flight in areas of...
Why is fuel stored in the wings of aircraft?!

Why is fuel stored in the wings of aircraft?!

Aviation fuel is an important aspect, as it accounts to the aircraft’s performance during lift or take-off and also contributes to the additional weight of the aircraft that changes throughout the flight course of an aircraft. For these reasons, it is essential...