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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,...

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10 Ways Pilots Can Build Flight Time

Increase Your Flght Time Today 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...

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How Things Work: Flying Upside Down

Here are the tricks that keep the engine from knowing it’s not right side up 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....

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The secret codes airlines don’t want you to know!

You might want to sit back, relax and zone out on your next flight. But if you’re eager to know if the pilot is expecting delays, if your plane has been hijacked or even if a member of cabin crew is being rude — listen for these key phrases. Pilotspeak is used by all...

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The Problem With Flight Training

A catchall phrase, pilot error, is assigned either as a broad cause or a factor in upwards of 90 percent of general aviation accidents. But pilot error comes in two distinctly different flavors: tactical errors, which can be attributed directly to a pilot’s chosen...

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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 as a...

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‘Ground-Breaking’ UAE ATM System About to Go Live

In what it called a “ground-breaking and historic moment,” the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is to launch a major change in airspace management on December 7, signaling completion of the UAE Airspace Restructuring Project (UAE ARP), a project that has...

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10 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Flight Attendants

1. IF THE PLANE DOOR IS OPEN, WE’RE NOT GETTING PAID. You know all that pre-flight time where we’re cramming bags into overhead bins? None of that shows up in our paychecks. Flight attendants get paid for “flight hours only.” Translation: The clock doesn’t start until...

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20 Things You Never Knew About Flying Commercial!

20 Things You Never Knew About Flying Commercial It doesn’t matter if being up in the air feels like a second home to you and you’re practically an honorary pilot at this point for how much you jet set - there’s a lot you probably never knew about your commercial...

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Boeing Confirms The Inevitable!

Boeing Confirms The Inevitable End Of An Era. We've all seen them, you've probably even flown in one of them, it's the world’s most iconic jet: the Boeing 747. Just about anybody can recognize this aircraft as it flies overhead, carrying passengers and cargo. For...

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10 things air hostesses hate about passengers

10 things air hostesses hate about passengers They might be at their politest best in spite of your arrogance and that’s only because it is their job. While we don’t give it much thought, they are the lifeline of the aviation industry. Yes, we are talking about air...

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Why is fuel stored in the wings of aircraft?!

Why is fuel stored in the wings of aircraft? Fuel is stored in 3 tanks, however, contrary to popular belief, the 737–800 has 5 tanks. They are: Fuel is stored in the wings for primarily 3 reasons 1. Fuel acts as a counter stress for the wings shortly after takeoff...

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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...

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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 in pairs to...

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Air cargo

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

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Aerodynamics

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 fields. The...

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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...

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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...

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Vertical stabilizer

The vertical stabilizers, 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,...

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Why planes have winglets

Why planes have winglets_top A Boeing 737 Boeing/Business Insider 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 wings? What you see are "winglets," and they have...

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25 INTERESTING AND FUN AVIATION FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW

DID YOU KNOW… 1919 KLM is the world’s oldest airline, established in 1919 1920 Qantas is the world’s second oldest airline, established in 1920 USD$40,000 In 1987 American Airlines saved $40,000 by removing 1 olive from each salad served in first class 37 SECONDS An...

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Boeing Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the date when of one of the most influential aircraft manufacturers in the history of the world — The Boeing Company — was born. Since July 15, 1916, the Seattle-based aircraft giant has had its ups and downs, but managed to...

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Piper Delivers First M600

Piper Aircraft delivered the first M600 single-engine turboprop yesterday, handing over the keys to the airplane to its new owners a day after Flying had a chance to put the model through its paces, which was closely followed by the FAA’s final validation flight...

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Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane lands in Cairo

The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has finished its penultimate flight, landing in Egypt's capital, Cairo. It took off from the Spanish city of Seville at 04:20 GMT on Monday, taking just over 48 hours to make the trip. The zero-fuel aircraft is now in the home...

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Three things no pilot wants to hear

Pilots have many popular sayings we share among ourselves and with others. They result from a desire to impress non-pilots with our “daredevil” spirit and how we “conquer” the mystique of flying, sprinkled with a certain fatalism. I’m thinking of things like, “The...

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Landing In Aspen With A 16 Knot Tailwind

This should have been an easy flight. As scenic trip through the mountains on a gorgeous day. And then this: Boldmethod So how did we get here? Aspen's a short flight from our home base of Denver Centennial. Driving takes 4 or 5 hours, depending on traffic. Flying...

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11 Things That Frustrate Pilots

1) A marshall directing you to park 300 yards away from the FBO door. (Find out why they did that here.) Boldmethod 2) When you ask how much a passenger weighs for weight and balance and they give you a number from 20 years ago in college. Jason Pineau 3) When pilots...

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The One Seat You Need To Avoid on a Plane

Everyone agrees that legroom is a huge deal. But it’s not the only way that airplane seats come up short. Others are constantly bombarded with the scent of the airplane lavatory. Point is, there are many ways your seat can disappoint. Fortunately, you can steer clear...

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Tips to ground an aircraft while refueling

Lately, I have received a number of questions concerning grounding or bonding an aircraft during the refueling process. The reason for using a bonding strap during refueling is that when an electrically, non-conductive fluid like Jet A or 100LL is transferred, these...

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Tomorrow’s Wings

The airfoils and flight control surfaces of the future might be very different than what we’re used to. Think engines, lots of them, and bird wings. If you’ve been around aviation for any length of time, you know a few stories about so-called revolutionary aircraft...

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Here’s the simple reason planes have winglets

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 wings? What you see are "winglets," and they have essentially become standard equipment on all new airliners. Why are...

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13 Things you didn’t know about the Boeing 747

Introduced in the 1970s with Pan Am, nothing has ever screamed “American prosperity” quite like a double-decker plane, the Boeing 747. Large enough to destroy even the most claustrophobic passenger’s fears, these airborne islands—with penthouse apartments for business...

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You May Check In To Your Next Flight On Facebook

Facebook’s popular chat app Messenger has signed on its first airline, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, as the social network aims to turn the app into a one-stop shop for commerce, transportation, customer service, and more. KLM flyers will be able to automatically receive...

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12 Things You Need to Stop Doing on a Plane

Because you’re probably an adult, and we expect so much more of you. Using the aircraft bulkhead as a footrest. The aircraft bulkhead is not your personal ottoman. It is not there for you to put your bare, un-socked, smelly feet on. Please keep your toesies covered...

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13 Things You Never Knew About the Boeing 737

1) The 737’s maiden flight was on April 9, 1967 – more than two years before the first moon landing. Wikipedia 2) The 737 is the best-selling airliner in history, with over 8,500 built. Bryan Burke 3) On average, more than 1,250 737s are airborne at any given time....

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9 Flying Experiences Every Pilot Should Have

There are some experiences that no pilot should miss out on. Here are a few things to check off on your pilot bucket list. (Remember to ALWAYS fly with an instructor if you are not properly licensed, rated, trained, or comfortable with a flight activity!) 1) Aerobatic...

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The 4 Steps Of Spin Recovery, Explained

Have you ever practiced a spin? If you have (and even if you haven't), you've probably heard the recovery acronym "PARE". But do you know what each step is for? First Off, What Exactly Is A Spin? Before we jump into the spin recovery steps, let's take a quick look at...

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The 11 Ugliest Aircraft Ever Built

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but these aircraft leave a little to be desired... 11) Airbus Beluga The Beluga was developed to transport Airbus parts to the final assembly plant in Toulouse, France. And while it's very good at doing its job, it isn't...

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Malaysia Airlines Retiring Their Cursed 777s

The Boeing 777 has been one of the most reliable aircraft of the past couple of decades, and has really shaped many airlines’ route networks. Routes which weren’t previously feasible on the 747 (either due to demand or distance) became feasible with the 777. While the...

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Boeing developed Lightest metal ever ..!

      Microlattice is the lightest metal ever made. At 99.99% air, it’s light enough to balance on top of a dandelion, while its structure makes it strong. Strength and record breaking lightness make it a potential metal for future planes and vehicles.  ...

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The World’s Smallest Personal Helicopter ..!

The company Hirobo is specialized in electric unmanned helicopters, they decided to use their expertise to present, the first one-person electric helicopter, the Hirobo BIT.         Unveiled on 2012 at a local Airshow, but looking for a papularity . the Hirobo BIT has...

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Could this pilot selfie be real?

For avgeeks it’s simple to understand but many people asked me about this and other pics so let me explain to non avgeeks out there! Let me show you the source. This is the Real Picture Then, He cropped that selfie & airplane and pasted it on picture of clouds. (Yes...

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Engine Failure On Takeoff: Do You Stop Or Go??

How do you handle an engine failure during takeoff in a 737 – or any other large multi-engine jet? The answer usually comes down to a V-speed we don’t use in light aircraft –V1. V1 – It’s Time To Make A Decision V1 is often called the “takeoff decision speed”, or the...

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Emirates completes world’s longest nonstop flight

Love to travel but dread delays and stopovers on long-haul flights? There's possibly exciting news for you. Emirates has launched the world's longest nonstop commercial flight by distance between Dubai and New Zealand. An Airbus 380, the world's largest passenger...

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HOW LUFTHANSA CARES FOR PASSENGERS’ MEDICAL NEEDS

Lets face it, nobody wants to need medical care while on board a plane. And yet, with a huge number of people traveling by air everyday, it’s inevitable that it will happen with some regularity. In fact if you travel by air regularly, you have probably heard the...

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world’s 15 most scenic airport runways..!

Flight times vary at this unique beach runway according to the tides. The runway is underwater once each day. The airport is unique, being the only one in the world where scheduled flights use a beach as the runway. The airport is operated by Highlands and Islands...

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Why Do All Airplane Windows Have A Tiny Hole In Them?

Looking out the window of a plane – with many hours to burn and a god-like perspective of the world – can get you pondering some of life’s big questions: Are we alone in the universe? How did it all begin? Is there purpose to our existence? Wait, what are those little...

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EPS diesel engine logs 100+ hours

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Engineered Propulsion Systems reports it is making steady progress in its push toward FAA certification. The company, which completed ground and flight tests on two concept engines last spring, has incorporated a number of refinements in the first...

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FAA updates DC-area unmanned aircraft procedures

The FAA  has updated its conditions for flying unmanned aircraft in the area between 15 and 30 miles from Washington, D.C., to clarify differences for various types of unmanned aircraft, also known as remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). The operating procedures will...

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Crew Fistfight Diverts Flight: Report

Crew Fistfight Diverts Flight: Report A Delta Air Lines flight from LAX to MSP last week diverted to Salt Lake City after what is reported to have been a fistfight -- involving at least two flight attendants. The Aviation Herald is reporting the captain of Flight 2598...

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Passenger Jet Lands With Hole In Fuselage

Passenger Jet Lands With Hole In Fuselage A gaping hole opened in the side of an Airbus A321 jet operated by Daallo Airlines, shortly after it departed from the Mogadishu airport in Somalia this morning, headed for Djibouti. Early reports said there was a loud noise,...

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The Boeing 737 MAX Makes First Flight

Boeing has successfully conducted the maiden flight of its 737 MAX in Seattle, taking the program a step closer to its Entry Into Service (EIS). The fourth generation of this family aircraft comes to compete directly against the Airbus A320neo family aircraft, in an...

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25 INTERESTING AND FUN AVIATION FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW

25 INTERESTING AND FUN AVIATION FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW Look up the hash tag #avgeek on Twitter or Instragram and you’ll see that there’s a world filled with airline and aviation enthusiasts. Call it a hobby, an obsession or anything in between, but this is one interest...

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Concorde may fly again. Seriously

The aviation world is abuzz with reports that a group of Concorde fans may have raised enough money to get the historic supersonic jet back in the skies once again. According to the Telegraph newspaper, "Club Concorde" has raised £120 million ($186 million) for its...

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What are the world’s worst airports for 2015?

What are the world's worst airports for 2015? (CNN)Traveling through Nigeria's Port Harcourt International Airport any time soon? Sorry for your luck. The African terminal received the unfortunate distinction of being named "world's worst airport" in 2015 by travel...

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