Flying over the atlantic and suddenly you go, ”What would happen if one of the engines fails?”. Just […]
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It is undoubtedly the largest aircraft in the world, working as a multi-tasking platform for research and commercial […]
On April 29th of last week, Stratolaunch, the world’s largest plane by wingspan, flew for its second time […]
Ever wondered how pilots communicate with air traffic controllers on the ground when flying over the oceans? Air […]
Airbus Beluga The Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter), or Beluga, is a modified version of the standard A300-600 widebody […]
Airspace Airspace is a portion of the atmosphere controlled by a country above its territory, including its territorial waters or, more […]
Airbus and Boeing prevail possessing a vast noteworthiness under competitive airline manufacturing industry around the globe. The duopoly […]
You may have noticed those spinning white spirals in a jet engine at one point or another. But […]
The least popular variant of the 747 has been unexpectedly brought back into commercial service after being absent for almost 2 years. A few weeks ago, Iranian based carrier “Mahan Air” reactivated one of their old 747-300s after it had been on the ground since 2015. Only 81 747-300s were ever built, and almost all of them are retired. As of 2020, the only 747-300 that remained in operation was a cargo plane owned by Trans Avia Export Cargo Airlines. The return of such an uncommon plane for passenger use is certainly a rare and surprising occurrence. In this article, we will be explaining why Mahan Air brought back and revived the 747-300.
The helicopter as an aircraft is not as simple as it seems, the unique flight features make the […]
The use of the word “SQUAWK” comes from the system’s origin in WORLD WAR II- IDENTIFICATION FRIEND OR […]
If a sudden decompression were to happen inflight, each passenger and crew member would have their own oxygen […]
As the Boeing 737 MAX planes have been gradually reinstated into service this past year, another problem has emerged with the infamous aircraft. Just a couple of months after the FAA approved of the aircraft’s re-entry into service, Boeing has discovered a production error in several of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and has called for the removal of several of these planes from service. This minor additional issue brings up questions about if this aircraft is actually safe to fly, and it could further damage the reputation of the aircraft type. In this article, we will discuss what the electrical issue actually is and how it has affected airlines with the 737 MAX.
The Antonov 225 “Mriya” is the world’s biggest cargo plane that weighs around 285 tons when empty and […]
It is considered as another way to produce lift, and if this is attached to the wing then […]
Emirates claims the title of the World’s Best Airline. Fittingly, the First Class cabin on Emirates Airlines is nonetheless a prestigious and luxurious flying experience – even being called the “hotel in the sky”. Emirates continues to surprise us in every way possible. From complete entertainment systems and gourmet meals to spas at 30,000 ft., what would you say? Luxurious or outrageous?
Almost 50 years ago, the first commercial supersonic jet was introduced into the world, revolutionizing air travel and opening a new chapter in the way people flew. Flying at 2 times the speed of sound and faster than the spin of the Earth, Concorde was a peak of innovation in aviation, and it allowed people to travel across the Atlantic Ocean in just 3 hours. Today, however, the time of flight for the same distance is double. In this sense, aviation seems to have taken a step backwards since the Concorde. If no level of innovation could match that of the Concorde, then why exactly was it retired?
The Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” is a long-range, high-altitude, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed and manufactured by Lockheed […]
Many of us have seen tanker trucks around when the aircraft is on the ground and think about […]
From its base at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Avelo plans to start service on April 28 to underserved […]
While the COVID19 pandemic is still slowing down aviation and the globe in general, it is obvious (hopefully) […]
When your car runs out of fuel, the first thought that comes to your mind is to rush […]
If you’ve ever been in an airplane, you might’ve noticed that there’s a small hole in the bottom of your window. If you haven’t noticed it before, look for it next time; it’s on every plane. If you have noticed it before, you might have wondered whether it should be there and whether it was safe or not. The hole is actually an important component of the window, and contrary to what you might have thought it did, the hole actually helps the safety of the window. In this article, we will be discussing the function of the hole and what it actually does.
Decades ago, airplanes started to get more and more automated than ever. The result is a rise in […]
The airlines of most of the Gulf Countries are well known and reputable with their excellent services and high luxury travel experience. As an example for this, we have Qatar Airways & Emirates Airlines and much more! Geographically, the Gulf Countries are well located, and are considered to be in the middle of the world, and this is absolutely one of the main reasons of being a good choice to travel with one of these airlines, as they can fly anywhere! Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, and Etihad Airways are, according to global rating organizations such as SkyTrax, one of the best airlines in the world.
But what is not yet totally noticeable is that a new airline is coming into this top market with it’s amazing services and destination routes, providing their passengers luxury experience while they are traveling in all classes. We will be talking in this article about this airline and what makes it prospective competitor in the market.
If you ask most people who have flown, they would probably say they have seen these “pod-like” structures […]
Whenever you check in a bag, you get a baggage tag. The baggage tag (also known as luggage […]
Have you ever wondered which type of aircraft you were going to be flying on when travelling? Were you going to fly on a relatively large plane or a small one? The answer depends on the type of route you were travelling on. Aircraft are specifically designed to operate routes of a certain distance, so the plane that you would be flying on would typically be a plane designed to fly that type of route. In this article, we will be taking a look at which planes are usually used for short, medium, and long haul commercial flights.
Accidents involving vehicles of all sizes from bikes to trucks is something which we’ve all heard and seen. […]
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“Aviation Manager”? What’s that? You might not have heard about the job of an “Aviation Manager”. So what is that job and what does he/she does? Basically an Aviation Manager is an airport employee who supervises the compliance of the rules and regulations provided by the local, state, and federal organizations. The airport manager sets the seal on the airport and it’s departments to run safely whilst observing the process of the hiring, the management of the airport, and the department staff.
The cost for fuel is one of an airline’s biggest cost driver. If fuel prices are getting out […]
Searching for the cheapest airfares online can be a long and difficult process for many flyers. Finding a cheap price and a good deal for your airfares could take hours of searching and it could impede your travel plans. Whether it’s the cheapest ticket or the most worth-it, almost everyone wishes to find the best tickets when flying. Scoring a deal on a ticket can feel great, and in this article we will be sharing some tips on how to find the cheapest airfares.
An unusual prototype with circular wing in parasol configuration, built in 1934 became a successful STOL airplane, making […]
The chances of a baby landing an airplane is higher than tires exploding on impact. It does make […]
Even though COVID-19 may have halted our travel plans to get away from home. Nonetheless, people are exploring […]
Ever seen a fighter jet rush past you so fast that you hear a loud bang? Well, that […]
“Mayday mayday mayday Thomson 253H, engine failure, continuing northwesterly, inbound towards Wallasey” Flight crew of Thomson 253H This […]
The term “codeshare” has been used over the past decades by many people, even persons not travelling too […]
Everyone has ever heard about the Murphy’s Law or probably is familiar to people who has mentioned it. […]
Overview Last Friday, a group of nine climate change activists from the organization Greenpeace broke into Paris Charles […]
Many of us know about the gliding capacity of airplanes, the fixed-wing aircraft can glide without the engine […]
You’ve probably noticed on your last flight the ground personnel walking and holding their two, red safety batons […]
A lot of you might think that airports are just buildings that you go through before you board […]
Many of you have already visited an airport, at least once. Passengers are usually there early, some even five hours before departure. Staff and managers of the airport try to make your stay as comfortable as possible, so companies come up with certain ideas and projects on how to make your time spent enjoyable. Hence, some airports try to modernize their equipment with the purpose of giving their visitors a taste from the future.
Following the engine failure of United’s 777 last week, the FAA has requested an immediate grounding of all […]
Lightning is an extremely dangerous phenomenon that takes place on earth. About 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth’s […]
Since air travel is currently going through unfortunate circumstances as most other industries around the globe due to the novel COVID19 virus, let’s take a quick free Flight. Operated by your device, to 60 years ago, and learn how did people at that time were booking their flights. We hope that you enjoy this flight with us!
Pilots see static discharges dancing on their windscreens fairly often. As a passenger, you might be surprised or […]
Some of you may want to go on a vacation, because you are used to traveling. Traveling could be your passion, your favorite hobby, something you cannot give up in. We’ve decided to write a list of destinations, where it is possible to travel – with some restriction. Firstly, I would like to mention, that you should look for the necessary information yourself. People from different countries don’t have the same rules, so it’s recommended you study your country’s travel conditions before you decide to travel. These conditions could unwind some info on the covid the situation in your country.
Here are just general information, for further instructions you should visit the website of your Ministry of health.
For starters, explaining the colors you see on the map, these colors state the conditions for entering certain countries: Green, orange, red and dark red. When the country is labelled in green, it means that you may enter the country easily. If it’s labelled in orange, you will need to fill an arrival form and have a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours. You are also obliged to wear a respirator class FFP2 or KN95, or at least a disposable surgical mask for a period of 10 days after your arrival.
Red has the same rules as like orange, but with some added regulations. Like, you must present a second negative PCR test, performed in the country of your arrival. Though, you do not need to test yourself immediately after arrival. You’ve got 5 days after entering a the country. Dark red means you should self-isolate, do a second test after your arrival, if it comes back negative, then you’re free to go roam.
Remember to keep these rules in mind when thinking of travelling. Be cautious and follow them thoroughly. No need to ruin a much needed nice trip over trivialities. For example, you are obliged to wear respirators or masks for your own and others safety.
This Saturday, a United Airlines flight experienced a severe engine failure shortly after taking off from Denver International […]
Like in many aspects of life, looking ahead brings you further than looking back. Depending on someone’s personality, […]
The wings are the most relevant parts of an airplane. They maintain the flight by the reaction forces […]
Ever thought of an aircraft that lands on two wheels? Well, look no further than the U-2. The […]
For anything in this life, there is a beginning. For aviation the beginning is considered to be a […]
How many turbine engines are on an Airbus A320? Two, right? Would you believe three? How about a […]
Airplanes are machines that need special requirements to properly work. Technicians make a lot of effort in order […]
Boeing’s latest aircraft, the 777-9x, is part of the new generation of twin-engine widebody jets and was first announced in 2013 in response to the Airbus A350. The flagship aircraft is marketed as the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine aircraft, combining features of the Boeing 787 and iconic Boeing 777. It features an array of new technologies, such as folding wingtips, new GE9X engines, and wider cabins. The 777x was slated to be delivered in 2020, but the date has been constantly pushed back and delayed due to multiple setbacks and obstacles throughout the years, such as the 737 MAX incidents and the pandemic.
Have you ever wondered about the beginning of one of the most important aeronautical research institution? NACA, stands […]
Have you ever thought about landings? Do you think it is complicated? Well, being it’s the pilot’s job, he/she should be able to handle it. As a matter of fact, landing is not that challenging, but there are some airports where you need special training to land on. For instance, you’d need to know the airport well, since one mistake can ruin your career.
This article is not covid related, maybe it’s better we take a little break. Many of you have […]
Car accidents happen everyday, thus are quite common. But what about the most reliable means of transport – […]
Modern aircraft have come a long way in terms of design and building materials. Engineers have discovered new […]
Since the first vaccine against COVID19 appeared, all countries around the world were managing to compete to vaccinate […]
After the article about A-CDM (Airport Collaborative Decision Making), focussing on improving the overall airport performance at one […]
The Airbus A320 family has undoubtedly a wide range of members, visible at any airport. Some of us […]
Answering this question is not that challenging, actually it is very simple. However, some people are interested to know. So, what happens? Where does it go? Does it fall down on earth or what? Well, let’s keep reading.
Last year, thousands of airline pilots were furloughed and suspended from their jobs due to the novel coronavirus. […]
Airbus company wanted to respond to the B747 – queen of sky, so it tried to make a better one. On 27th of April, 2005, do you know what happened? A380 made its first flight. This new plane turned out to be a revolution for the aviation industry, especially since it has unique qualities – 525 seats, 4 engines produced by companies like Engine Alliance and Rolls Royce. In addition, it could fly approximately 14.800 km nonstop. But does this airplane pay off?
For years NASA has dominated delivering cargo and satellites to space, and now SpaceX seems to be doing […]
You’ve all been familiar with the Evacuation Slides if you’ve flown before – either presented to you by […]
The whole world suffered and is still suffering from Corona virus. However, when it comes to the aviation […]
Founded by a dozen of aircraft homebuilders in 1953, the Experimental Aircraft Association became one of the most […]
As known, ATA stands for “Air Transport Association”, an American organization. But when talking about it now, ATA […]
Lion Air, an Indonesian low cost airline used to operate the Boeing 747-400 until they were retired and […]
When reading the title of this article, you might wonder what this article is about. SSR stands for […]
Airline alliances have been around for a couple of decades now, and they have proven to be great […]
A-CDM stands for Airport Collaborative Decision Making and is, in contrast to most other projects or initiatives, about […]
Lockheed Martin owned Sikorsky and Boeing unveiled their brand-new assault helicopter to the world this month. It is […]
A ground handler is subject of many audits. These audits are performed internally, but also from an external […]
First of all, what is Drag? Drag is the force that resists movement of of an aircraft through the air. It slows the aircraft in flight by limiting the forward speed of the airplane. There are two main types of drag: parasite drag and induced drag.
The aviation industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with travel restrictions, it’s almost impossible to […]
It seems an airplane to observe, that is the name and the meaning. But all the aircraft seem […]
In this article, I will be explaining how airplanes stay in the air in the simplest way possible. By explaining how the four forces work. So, have you ever wondered how planes stay in the air? No, it’s not magic, it’s called aerodynamics.
The pinnacle of excellence, and an eye-catcher; the Airbus A380 is truly a marvel. When Singapore Airlines took […]
Have you ever wondered where pets go when you bring them on an airplane? If passengers are not […]
On the fateful day of December 17, 1903, the first airplane flew for a distance of 120 feet […]
Introduction & History Since the starting days of aviation, the technology has improved and new records were often […]
Navy Strategy, the need of a supersonic interceptor plane in time when Jet engines were not as advanced […]
Did you know that it’s not even black? Or a box? What? But after you learn the reasons […]
With the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine and a possible end to this pandemic in 2021, is the […]
When your car coughs up its last mile, it is either sold away or it ends up in […]
You probably wondered why airplane food is often tasteless and dull. Of course you cannot just blame every […]
What are the frequencies that pilots depend on for voice communications and navigation? We have low frequency (LF), medium frequency (MF), high frequency (HF), and a very high frequency (VHF) bands. What is each one currently used for?
“This is the Captain” the captain’s voice said over the intercom, “Brace for impact!”. A hush fell over the passengers. They thought they were going to die as the flight attendants were screaming: “Brace! Brace! Brace! Heads down! Stay down!”
Pilots have various resources in order to know the weather. There are 3 main aviation reports that provide […]
Flight schools around the world use various types of trainer aircraft. In this article I will mention few of the best aircraft for training. Flight schools choose their aircraft according to what suits their training and vision. Nonetheless, all trainer airplanes are designed specifically to assist with the flight training of pilots and aircrew. Private and Commercial pilots are usually trained in light aircraft, with two or more seats for the students and instructors. What are few of the best trainer airplanes out there?
When flying, you might have observed how cargo was loaded into the belly of your aircraft. You might […]
An inspirational story about the pilot, Jessica Cox, who achieved what was thought to be impossible. She was able to fly and earn her licence despite being born without arms. Even though she had her fair share of constant disappointments and difficult times, she was able to fight through and fulfil her dream.
Right now, satellites surround our planet, nearly 6,000, circle the earth, with huge constellations and different features. Even […]
The United kingdom´s strategic nuclear strike force, officially known as the V-force or Bomber Command Main Force was […]
The 737 variant everybody feared, finally makes its return to the skies. Will it win the trust of […]
Saturday, the 9th of January, a Boeing 737-500 operated by Sriwijaya Air has gone missing just four minutes […]
Imagine your dinner is ready and a you cannot wait any longer to taste the delicious and spicy propeller of a Cessna. Mmmmh!
This Monday evening, the nation of Saudi Arabia announced the reopening of its maritime borders and airspace with Qatar, normalizing the tensions between the two countries following a 3-year conflict. This is a major breakthrough and a huge step forward for the two countries. It is a significant event for the aviation industry in both countries, especially for Qatar airways.
Have you ever wondered how WIFI works on a plane? How does a plane have an internet connection thousands of feet up in the sky when even a phone doesn’t have cellular data or any type of service? Furthermore, how is this connection strong enough to accommodate the hundreds of passengers onboard? Internet connection on a plane is a revolutionary invention and an astonishing breakthrough in air travel. In this article, we will explain how WIFI works on a plane and answer questions raised from this invention.
‘Is that a UFO?’ or ‘That surely is not a plane!’ are the words coming out of almost everyone when the B-2 flew past them. Although the B-2 was not a UFO, it could disappear like one in a blink of an eye. A plane, so unmatched and different that people still do date are seen scratching their heads when they see one. US’s most formidable and mysterious of weapons is the sole best-known stealth aircraft in the world, capable of dropping both conventional and nuclear payloads.
In 1996, a Douglas DC-9 aircraft operated by ValuJet Airlines took off from Miami International Airport bound for Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Georgia. Only eight minutes later, a fire that had started during take-off, started to spread throughout the cargo hold, eventually engulfing the cabin and cockpit, which caused the electrical systems to fail. When Captain Candi Kubeck said: “We need to go back to Miami”, the crew knew that this was the turning point of life or death. While the pilots were overwhelmed by the perilous situation, the smoke gradually started to take over them while the DC-9 was in a nose dive. At this point, the crew were both unconcious. Seconds later it crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 passengers and crew on board.
Flying too low is dangerous, many accidents happened due to flying at unsafe altitudes. This is why the […]
A flying saucer made for the U.S. military, devised in the Cold War (period 1958-1959) by Canadian Scientists, was a completely top secret project. Avro Canada, a Canadian aircraft manufacturing company, designed and built two prototypes of this aircraft, under the funding of the U.S. military that believed on an “alien” looking plane. At those times as a common story on media, the UFO cases were arising, and news speculated some UFOs were actually Soviet-built saucer-shaped vehicles.
Colonel Merryl Tengesdal, born in the Bronx, New York, in 1971 was the first and only African American woman to fly the United States Air Force’s U-2 spy plane, the unique and famous aircraft used to spy and reconnaissance flown in the Cold War over the Soviet Union, China, Vietnam, and Cuba. Merryl overcame and broke down barriers in more ways than one. She has accomplished what seemed like a mission impossible, to be in Air force being a pilot working for the spy missions and risky operations overseas.
A weirdly shaped, not very aesthetic plane that looks like a saucer that can never fly. This is the Vought V-173, an American prototype with a circular airfoil with large-diameter propellers on the wingtips.
Ever since the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, the aviation industry has been playing a critical role in the transportation of this valuable asset. Countries all around the world are in urgent need of this vaccine, and the world is counting on it to put an end to the global pandemic. However, the transportation of this vaccine also comes with many challenges. The shipping of the COVID-19 vaccine is not as simple as it sounds; it’s not just loading cargo into an aircraft and then flying the cargo to its destination. The process is much more intricate and complicated, and one simple mistake could ruin the entire shipment and cause the vaccines to be useless.
An aircraft model that with its capabilities and performance, could surprise us, The P-750 XSTOL. A not so widely known aircraft, such as cessna´s or piper´s. However, this plane has many things to offer because of its multi-disciplinary roles, applications and variants whether it is freighter, passengers, Spraying, Fire Fighting, and skydive operations.
Let’s just say it like it is, not everyone can be a pilot. It’s not easy, there are certain requirements not everyone possess. It’s nothing personal, for example, I can’t be a pharmacist or a lawyer? It makes sense, it’s too late, I’ve already made my “life” choice. Wait, why can’t I be a pharmacist? I can be a lawyer if I wanted to. It’ll take a lot of time and effort but if I’m passionate about it, I can easily do it. You know what? anyone can be a pilot. Still though, like any career choice in the world, there are a list of requirements you’d need to fill.
How can pilots give a sign to the air traffic controllers if a plane has been hijacked? Today […]
Google it, if you want. Write “What’s the safest mode of travel?”, you’ll instantly know that flying is the safest way. Some of you will think “that can’t be true”, while others will say “that makes sense”. The actual question is, “really? Prove it”. I will prove to you that despite the various ways to visit far away places, whether on the road or over the sea, the safest way to do it is flying.
The earth is always pulling us to its centre with its gravity, a force to which all bodies on the planet are subjected to. In the beginning of the space program of United States, reduced gravity was an important matter on the general body behavior, making this study as a key on space exploration and transportation, and a capability of testing the personnel and equipment.
260 years of unsolved and unknown regime of high speed dynamics of gases were broken with the significant flight of the Bell X-1 research vehicle installed under the B-29 bomber of World War II vintage, on October 14, 1947 in the Mojave Desert in California.
The new coronavirus strain is testing the borders in Europe and the world again, after the announcement made […]
Last Thursday on December 17th, 2020, a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Baltimore skid off the […]
Every aircraft has several external lights. Some of them blink, while others simply glow. They come in all sorts of different colors. But what do they mean?
The story of the two US Navy pilots, Lt. Cody and Ensign Adams, who disappeared into thin air. After 78 years, what happened to these men remains a mystery. There were various theories and suggestions about how the scene was played in the blimp, but nonetheless, remained theories and suggestions since nothing was confirmed. Thus, the story of “the Ghost Blimp” was born.
Do you know what’s it like to fly without the assistance of Air Traffic Control (ATC)? If yes, then you must’ve flown in class G airspace, if the answer is no, this article will let you know what to expact.
Flights within the earth are possible taking into account our atmosphere composed of air. But when talking about flying through outer space or even an almost non-existent atmosphere or one that is composed of other gases like the planets in our solar system, propulsion methods and flight dynamics of the vehicles will be significantly affected.
Two brothers oriville wright and Wilbur wright famously known as The Wright Brothers, were American aviation pioneers who were involved in inventing, building, and flying the world’s first successful motor-operated airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained aircraft flight on December 17th 1903 South of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. On the morning of December 17th, Wilbur and Orville Wright made four brief flights at Kitty Hawk with their first powered aircraft.
The desire of vertical flight was always present, and it grew after the first successful flight of the wright flyer, but the technical limitations for reaching this did not give the needed result. Leonardo da Vinci illustrated a sophisticated “rotary-wing” similar to a helicopter, the main sketch that remain for years without any success.
Emirates has recently welcomed their first of the three Airbus A380’s which will be joining up with the carrier’s operations this month. One of them will be featuring the premium economy product. Carriers within the Gulf region have been famous for not being fans of having premium economy seats on their aircraft, instead, they prefer standard economy throughout as they move towards business class and first-class.
A normal day like today, 14 december, 1986, the Voyager aircraft departed from Edwards Air Force Base in the Southern California using approximately 4.3 km of runway and a huge amount of fuel to fulfill the world record endurance without re-fueling and go around the world. Setting a world record that remains today it is awesome the high efficiency and capacity that this airplane had to beat the record.
This year, the airline industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been a tough year in aviation and many things have changed. One particularly interesting change that has occurred this year is the change in the food service of airlines. Food has been a key part of the flying experience, and this article will explore the ways the novel coronavirus has impacted this experience.
February 21st 2008, Santa Barbara Airlines flight 518 is preparing for a flight to Carcass from Alberto Carnevalli […]
The sky is more complicated than you’ve ever thought. To a normal person, when they look up, all they see is the clear blue sky. But pilots, on the other hand, manage a complex ‘invisible infrastructure’ that allows them to operate safely in the sky. What are they?
In today’s article, we will talk about one of the most wonderful moments in aviation. Lean back, fasten […]
We all wonder how a plane could fly if an engine fails, but it is more worrying if […]
We’ve all heard various myths, misconceptions, and conspiracy theories regarding the Devil’s Triangle. Do you believe in any of them? Personally I’ve always thought that there must be a rational reason for everything. But what makes the thought of travelling over the Bermuda Triangle so terrifying?
In November 2003, Baghdad airport was the home to American troops in Iraq. The US Air force flew in daily to supply the troops and help at its best to help rebuild the country. Around and outside the airport are terrorists therefore Apache helicopters are deployed full time to check and eliminate any kind of threats.
For the past 24 months, the manufacturer Boeing has been consistently reducing its monthly production tally. While the reductions make sense, there is still a disappointment at the manufacturers announced later last week that in 2021 their current plan of production of six 787’s a month would be reduced once again. By 2021,the company will be producing a total of five 787’s per month from the current original six
It only takes 1 and half minute in air or even less, and definitely you spend more time buying the ticket or fasten your seat belt. This is the flight between two close islands in Scotland’s Highlands and islands, exactly the Orkney Islands of Westray and Papa Westray.
Many of us have seen smoke, gases or fumes in the sky and it is pretty common to see large trail intersections like clouds. While flying, each aircraft can experience condensation in different ways, but each is produced by conditions ranging from altitude to temperature.
Yes, that title is correct. Flying is safer than grocery shopping during this global pandemic. How could flying on a plane, the main cause for the spread of COVID-19, be safer than grocery shopping? It may seem unbelievable, but it’s true. Even the thought of flying during the pandemic may terrify many people, but rest assured, the risk of contracting COVID-19 on an aircraft is significantly lower than the risk of contracting the virus from simple daily activities such as shopping in a store or eating in a restaurant.
As we all usually know that fighter pilots work in a cramped cockpit and modern fighters do not have more person space. The developers of modern fighter jets such as the F-16 and the F-35 made the cockpit extremely small and the average height of design is around 5’10 to 6’2 and 210 pounds .
Imagine two aircraft at the same altitude flying towards each other. If there was no TCAS, the situation […]
Where am I going with this? Yes, Controlled Firing Area (CFA), what does it mean and what’s its purpose in aviation?
It’s the year 1972, on the 29th of December, Eastern Airlines flight 401 is flying between JFK, new york and Miami Airport, Florida. Operated by a 4-month old Lockheed l-1011-1 Tristar registered as N310EA which was just delivered to the airline in August 18, 1979. It is the tenth Tristar delivered to the carrier since fleet no.310.
We already know what VFR stands for, visual flight rules, but what is Special VFR? First, let’s recap, visual flight rules (VFR) is a set of rules under which a pilot operates an aircraft in generally fair weather where the pilot can clearly see where the plane is going. Generally, the basic VFR minimums are, visibility should be at least 3 statute miles and distance from clouds should be 500ft below, 1000ft above, and 2000ft horizontal. So, what’s the difference between basic VFR and Special VFR? What makes it so special?
By the beginning of November this year the first prototype of the MC-21-310 was completed and equipped with Russian engines PD-14. The introduction to the first flight will come true soon, relying on the multiple tests carried out, and the aircraft is in the final line of the assembly waiting for the flight tests that expand the entry to aviation market.
It is not necessary to look like a mighty fighter to be an aviation gymnast and reach incredibly high speeds. This is a light bullet that can be manned by daredevils due to the high acrobatic performance only awarded by fighter jets. Just seeing how this plane flies is shocking because of its small size. We are talking about the BD-5. The small series aircraft created by Jim Bede, an aircraft designer.
After the Wright brothers finally took off . The engineers of that time went in a hurry to try to make a plane capable of taking off and landing on water without sinking.