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How Aircraft Ice Protection Works

Ice protection systems are designed to keep atmospheric ice from accumulating on aircraft surfaces, such as wings, propellers, rotor blades, engine intakes, and environmental control intakes. Beacause the combination of flying aircraft and icing conditions can be bad...

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How Does A Turbofan Engine Work?

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A day in the life of an aircraft mechanic

As one might imagine, the life of an aircraft mechanic is not a glamorous one. Earlier, I passed along a few memorable tales of my time as a mechanic for a larger regional airline. This time, I would like to elaborate on what a typical day is like for an airline...

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Nine reasons why it’s cool to be a pilot

There are those who are content to sit on the ground and watch aircraft soar overhead. Many of us are excited to be passengers, modern-day jetsetters who travel the globe. But for some, the passion for flight is overwhelming, and the need to fly becomes a lifelong...

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ABOARD VICTOR, THE UBER OF PRIVATE JETS

Flying back to London from Nice we encounter some turbulence that sends champagne into the air. Instinctively, automatically by this point, everyone lifts their flutes accordingly, catching it and bringing it back to safety in what resembles a financially hazardous...

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HOW TO BECOME AN AIRCRAFT MECHANIC

Major aircraft manufacturers are predicting a need for thousands of aircraft mechanic s each year over the next several years as more and more airplanes are produced. So the career as an aircraft mechanic is still up-and-coming. There is the answer of how to become an...

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The Digital Passport — Concept

The elegant All-In-One Identity solution for every Citizen. One  Digital Card Replacement for Passport Booklet,National ID, Driver’s License, Voter ID card, Government National ID, Car Registrations, Bank Debit/Credit Card and every other Personal ID. Have you ever...

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Airbus 2050 concept aircraft

Designed in response to user surveys about the future of air travel, the airbus 2050 concept craft houses replaces first, business, and economy classes with lifestyle ‘zones’, all housed in a panoramic transparent body designed for both more comfortable travel and...

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The world’s best aviation museum s

Aviation Museums Aviation museums showcase the monumental achievements of engineers and pilots through history. From the first aircraft and fighter jets to present-day satellites and Russian-made rockets, join us to explore the world's best aviation museums to explore...

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A New World of Airline Travel

The world of airline travel has changed dramatically over the years. From the first commercial flights in 1914 until now air travel has expanded on a massive scale creating larger jets, extensive routes and changes from more luxurious during the glamorous heyday of...

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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...

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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...

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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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‘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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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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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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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

Look up the hashtag #avgeek on Twitter or Instagram 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 group whose reach has swelled beyond the borders for a...

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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 (Zero fuel plane) 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 plane is now...

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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: 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 only takes 45...

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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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Boeing 777 300 Aircraft Demolition

See hyperlapsed video of a Boeing 777-300 teardown by Aircraft Demolition, including dismantling of the center-section, wing and cockpit removal. All video by Aircraft Demolition Edited by Jen Deglmann Song: Go On Then by  Jim...

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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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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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13 Things You Never Knew About the Boeing 737

The Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in the United States. Originally developed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engine airliner derived from the 707 and 727, the 737 has...

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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 ..!

A metal microlattice developed by Boeing and HRL Laboratories has just been awarded the Guinness World Record for lightest metal. Made from nickel phosphorus, the microlattice emulates human cell structure, reaching a density and surface area similar to lung tissue....

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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 two...

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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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World’s 15 most scenic airport runways..!

The airport is unique, being the only one in the world where scheduled flights use a beach as the runway. The runway is underwater once each day. The airport is operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited, which owns most of the regional airports in mainland...

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Why Do Airplane Windows Have A Tiny Hole In Them?

Looking out the window of a airplane – 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...

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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 crew fistfight -- involving at least two flight attendants. The Aviation Herald is reporting the captain of Flight...

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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 fun aviation facts. Call it a hobby, an obsession or anything in between, but this is one interest...

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Plane passengers allowed to buy seat for spirit dolls

It's time to board the plane., don't forget your spirit dolls You cross your fingers, hoping you're not going to be seated next to a child. No such luck. But this is no ordinary kid. She doesn't cry, move or kick seats. That's because she's actually a Luk Thep -- or...

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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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