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What Makes Formula 1 Cars Similar to Aircraft

Formula 1 (F1) seems to be on the rise in terms of audiences around the globe. People love to watch the rivalry, the drivers, the tracks, and the cars. But little do they know is the amount of aerodynamics and physics that go behind an F1 car. To put it simply, an F1 is an…

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Flying Cars are Not Fantasy Anymore!

The future of flying cars is no more a fantasy, the first flying car display was recently held in Dubai. A flying car built by Chinese electronic manufacturer Xpeeng Inc made its first public flight in the United Arab Emirates, as the company is working forward to launching the electric aircraft on international markets. “Will…

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Guess the Airline! – Aviation Quiz

For the First time I would like to introduce a fun and interactive aviation fun quiz . Hope you enjoy this small activity . Feel free to give us ideas and suggestion and help us to improve our quality of our articles !

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Why does London have so many airports?

London Heathrow airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, with around 220,000 passengers per day, but why does it need so many more airports? Join me as I take a look at the city’s history with aviation, and why it has so many different hubs. Early Aviation in London In the first…

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What Are Those Rods On The Aircraft Wing?

What Are Those Rods On The Aircraft Wing?

Have you ever wondered what those rods protruding from the trailing edge of an aircraft wing are? Some may believe they are aerials or sensors, but it is much simpler than that. These are known as static wicks, and they are critical for safe flight. Here’s what you should know! What is the Static Wicks?…

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Heads-Up-Displays (HUD) And How It Works

Heads-Up-Displays (HUDs) And How It Works

The cockpits of modern commercial aircraft are technological marvels, packed with features that aid pilots in their work. One example is the heads-up displays (HUDs) on a plane. But how exactly do they function? Let’s figure it out! What is a “heads-up display”? A HUD, or head-up display, is an instrument that projects important flight…

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How People Used To Book Their Flights Before The Internet?

Let’s take a quick free Flight. Operated by your device, to 60 years ago, and learn how people were booking their flights at that time. We hope that you enjoy this flight with us! To book a flight nowadays, you log onto the internet and not only select the route! You pay for the ticket,…

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Why Do Airbus Planes Have Side Sticks While Boeing’s Have Yokes?

Many similarities can be found in any plane’s cockpit, including an array of switches, information screens, and more. However, depending on the manufacturer, you may notice the presence of a yoke or a side stick. While Airbus planes have side sticks, Boeing planes have yokes to steer the plane. But why is this the case?…

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What is Windshear and How Can It Be Prevented?

There are several ways that weather might endanger an aircraft. One of the toughest situations is windshear, in which highly concentrated winds occur close to the ground. What is windshear, how can it affect an aircraft and how can it be prevented are all questions to be answered in this article, let’s dig in! What is Windshear? When the wind…

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How Do Fighter Jets Land On Aircraft Carriers?

If you’ve ever attempted to land a plane before, perhaps in a simulator or maybe even in real life, you know that it takes a significant amount of runway length to bring a plane to a complete stop. If an entire runway of such a great length is required for an aircraft to land, then…

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Weightless route flight

The earth is always pulling us to its center with its gravity, a force to which all bodies on the planet are subjected. At the beginning of the space program of the United States, reduced gravity was an important matter on the general body behavior, making this study a key to space exploration and transportation,…

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What is this Aircraft?

It’s known as the “Sky Whale,” and I can see why: it’s massive. Before we even get into it, the plane’s design is impressive, and more importantly, it prioritizes safety.

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How does Wi-Fi Work Onboard Airplanes?

Have you ever wondered how can you get connected to a Wi-Fi network during your flight that is already cruising at a high flight altitude far from the ground and at a very high speed? In this article, we will discuss how can you be connected to your friends and family during your flight, let’s…

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Aircraft Fuel Dumping and What Happens to the Fuel Dumped?

Fuel Dumping is an emergency procedure used in certain situations to maintain and prepare the aircraft for a safe landing. In this article, we will discuss the procedure of fuel dumping and the consequences of this procedure. Let’s dig in!

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Rare Incident: The Pilots of Flight ET343 Slept During their Flight at FL370!

ET343’s pilots were asleep on the flight deck at the time and were awoken by the aural warning associated with the autopilot disconnecting after overflying the airport.

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Here’s Why Airplane Tires Don’t Explode On Impact

The chances of a baby landing an airplane is higher than tires exploding on impact. It does make sense in expecting the tires to explode when an airplane touches the runway with the sheer amount of speed and momentum, but why don’t the tires burst like a balloon? Well, there are a lot of reasons…

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Can Two Airplanes Collide in Mid-Air?

Accidents involving vehicles of all sizes from bikes to trucks are something that we’ve all heard and seen. Whether it is two bikes crashing into one another or two trucks, the chances of such accidents on the road are extremely high. But when talking about airplanes, can two airplanes collide in mid-air? Well, simply consider…

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A Battle Of Stealth: F-22 vs F-35

On one hand, you’ve got the world’s premier aircraft in air dominance, and on the other hand, you’ve got the most expensive weapons procurement program in world history. Even though the two jets have many things in common, both are still very different. The sole reason for the F-35 was to fill the void left…

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Aircraft Exterior Lighting – Explained

Every component on an aircraft holds vital importance whether it is a small landing light or a vertical stabilizer. Lights are often shadowed by the sheer brilliance of other parts of an aircraft but do not be mistaken. Without lights, an aircraft would barely be recognizable. Recognizable in the sense that it would be difficult…

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Which private jet is the best to travel in?

Private jets, the transportation of the super-rich, can be luxurious or a total scam. But which private jets are the best to travel in, based on cost, comfort, and range? Please note, that this list excludes all private jets which are also commercial jets, such as the BBJ or ACJ range. Gulfstream G-650 The Gulfstream…

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Types of aircraft wings

We all know that an aircraft’s wings are one of the most significant, if not the most crucial, components of the plane. As it provides lift, which allows the plane to leave the ground and take off, as well as hold the fuel. As a result, wings feature streamlined cross-sections that operate as airfoils and…

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A look inside the UK’s royal plane

What is the royal plane? The UK has many aircraft, but the one which is most commonly known is the reconditioned Airbus A330, used for long-haul flights for the royal family and higher government officials. It has been fitted with 58 business class seats and can be regularly used to transport large groups of people…

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Why is Water Not Allowed Through Security?

One of the most common problems that travelers encounter at the airport is the inability to bring water past the security checkpoint. This rule is often puzzling to many people, as it may seem absurd to prevent people from having something as essential as water. Why is something as harmless as water not allowed through…

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Tara Air Flight Crashes With 22 People On Board

On Sunday 29th May, Tara Air and Nepalese authorities confirmed that a De Havilland Canada Twin Otter flight operated by Tara Air had gone missing. The Nepalese flight was reported missing at around 09:55 AM local time on Sunday, this information was confirmed by an airline spokesperson. The flight was supposed to take only 20…

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Airlines of the World; “Say yes to the world” Lufthansa

Continuing our airline series, we’ll look at Lufthansa, one of Europe’s most significant airlines.IATA: LH,  ICAO: DLH Part 2; Lufthansa: Lufthansa, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, is Germany’s flag carrier and the country’s largest airline.After Air France – KLM, Lufthansa, is Europe’s second-largest airline. The corporation was founded in Berlin in 1926, and its name is derived from the…

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What Are The North Atlantic Tracks?

The North Atlantic Ocean is one of the busiest airspaces in the entire world. On average, about 1,800 flights cross the eerie ocean every day. The ocean connects two major markets, Europe and North America. Flights range from commercial to cargo to military personnel. Considering that there is minimal radar coverage above the ocean, how…

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How Do World Leaders Fly?

Air Force One, the plane that carries the US President is one of the most secure aircraft in the world, equipped with heat-seeking missile decoys and extensive sets of defenses, and according to several sources, Air Force One is so durable that the plane’s body can withstand a nuclear explosion. Other than the USA, which…

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How do airlines deal with the death of a passenger on a flight?

Due to the importance of flying in our modern life, it’s common to witness different accidents and/or incidents during flights. Several emergencies could happen on flights such as strokes, high blood pressure, and other medical incidents. Among all of these accidents is the death of a passenger during the flight. Although, each airline has its…

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A brief history of the Star Alliance

The Star Alliance celebrated its 25th Birthday on May 14th, But why was it started and which airlines formed it? Join me as I take a brief look into the history of the alliance. When was it formed? Star Alliance is the world’s largest alliance, being formed by 5 airlines in 1997. The 5 founding…

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Tips to learn how to fly on budget

Lots of people would love to learn to fly, but the fact that it is expensive prevents lots from doing it. This article will provide you with some suggestions for less expensive ways to learn to fly.     1. Don’t attended a fancy flight school Many of us are drawn to the large, professional flight…

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A glance over business aviation

Business aviation is essential for many companies of all sizes and types. This article we will discuss some of the benefits of business aviation and its customers, and the most distinctive air jet. What is business aviation? Business aviation is a part of general aviation that relies on using airplanes and helicopters, piston-powered propeller-driven airplanes,…

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What’s special about A320?

The Airbus 320 family is a line of narrow-body aircraft designed and manufactured by Airbus.In March 1984, the A320 was introduced, followed by the longer A321 in January 1994, the shorter A319 in April 1996, and the much shorter A318 in July 2003. The A320 The A320-100 and A320-200 are two variations of the A320…

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Concorde: the Supersonic Airliner, and Why did it Stop Flying?

Believe it or not, the world witnessed a flight between London and New York that took about three hours only! (Nowadays it takes about 8 hours to fly this flight) So, how was that possible, and what kind of airplane was able to fly about 5,600 km (3,500 miles) in only 3 hours?! In this…

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Narrow-body vs Wide-body: Which is better for transatlantic flights?

In recent years, we have seen many airlines such as TAP Air Portugal and JetBlue using narrowbody aircraft for their flights across the pond, but which option provides more comfort and ease when traveling? Why are Narrowbodies used? Narrowbodies are used on transatlantic flights to provide flights that may not have the same amount of…

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Why are the seat belts on airplanes different than the ones on cars?

Airplane seat belts are an important safety factor that must be in consideration on every single flight, as well as on cars during car rides, simply because, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); seat belts reduce the risks of injuries and death by half, Although seat belts’ designs on airplanes are…

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Did you know…? “Facts about aviation“

There are several basic flying facts that some of us may overlook.If you’re even somewhat interested in aviation, these facts must tickle your interest! First Commercial flight: Did you know that the first commercial flight was in 1914 The first scheduled passenger airline flew for the first time on New Year’s Day, 1914. The first…

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The Checks Required To Perform Aircraft Maintenance

Airplanes are one of the most complicated machines ever built by humans. People often overlook the sheer level of engineering that goes into manufacturing a metal machine that can sustain flight for several hours, cross oceans, land countless times and repeat the same procedures the next day. When boarding a modern jet airplane, it’s easy…

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How to Recognize the Type of Commercial Airplanes – PART#3

Today I’ll be giving some simple and easy ways to differentiate between planes, with different angles of view. In part#1: we’ve talked about Airbus and Boeing’s narrow-body airplanes, then in part#2: we’ve talked about Airbus’s wide-body airplanes, and finally today in part#3 it will be all about Boeing’s wide-body airplanes. Let’s dig in!!

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How to Recognize the Type of Commercial Airplanes – PART#2

Today I’ll be giving some simple and easy ways to differentiate between planes, with different angles of view. In part#1 we’ve talked about Airbus and Boeing’s narrow-body airplanes, and today it will be all about Airbus’s wide-body airplanes. Let’s dig in!!

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The Ultimate Aviation Quiz

Want a quiz that can challenge all your fellow aviation enthusiasts? If you’re stuck, some of these answers appear in AFA’s other articles so look there for help! Take a look at these 20 questions and show your friends just how much you know about aviation… Questions What is deployed from the engine when a…

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How to Recognize the Type of Commercial Airplanes – PART#1

Have you ever been sitting in the airport waiting for your flight whilst watching planes of different sizes taxiing, taking – off, and/or landing in front of you? Did that ever make you wonder what type of planes are these? And how specialists differentiate between them?

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Will Electric planes ever work?

In recent articles, I have talked about how the real plane of the future will be the Boeing 797, a mid to long-range, narrow-body plane that is capable of flying transatlantic, but could electric planes overtake the 797 in the running for the best plane that is to come? Join me as I take a…

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Have you ever thought to become a flight instructor?

For many people, learning to fly is a dream come true. But have you ever considered teaching flying? To be a flight instructor? A flight instructor is someone who instructs others on how to fly planes. Specific powers allowed to holders of a flight instructor certificate differ by country, but in general, a flight instructor…

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How is the War in Ukraine affecting commercial aviation?

The war in Ukraine has been going on for nearly 2 months now, but how is it affecting the commercial aviation industry and what does the future look like for the skies above Ukraine? How it started There are many reasons why the war in Ukraine started, one of the most prominent reasons being Russia’s…

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The Pathway to Heaven; Passengers Boarding Bridge

A passenger boarding bridge (PBB) is a moveable, enclosed link that connects an airport terminal gate to airplane passengers can board and disembark without having to step outdoors and risk being open to external conditions.  It was created by Frank Der Yuen, an American aeronautical engineer, who envisioned a system for loading and unloading passengers…

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How are F1 cars transported by plane?

F1 is one of the most viewed sports events across the world, with a fanbase of over 70 million people watching every Grand Prix in the 2021 season. But how do these large cars and their drivers and teams get transported across the world in the space of just a few days? Whilst air transport…

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Aviation’s Controversy With 5G Networks

Early this year, the aviation industry and data companies captivated national attention when they encountered obstacles with the deployment of long-awaited 5G networks in areas in proximity to airports. 5G is the 5th and fastest generation of mobile networks, and the rollout of the network had been anticipated for several years. The process was however…

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What are Spoilers and what do the Aerodynamics of the plane do?

Ever wondered what those large flaps on the wing are which often are open when the plane touchdown? These are spoilers and they work using aerodynamics. Join me as I take a look at what Aerodynamics actually does, and how spoilers help with it. What is Aerodynamics? Aerodynamics means the airflow surrounding the plane when…

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Why is flying so expensive?

In my previous articles, I have talked about how Low-cost airlines make their money off of cheap, quick, non-stop flights. That all leads to the question, why do traditional airlines like British Airways and KLM need to make flying so expensive? If you were to fly from LAX to JFK in New York, the money…

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Transition, recurrent training, and checks

Being a pilot isn’t a skill to learn or forget. Pilots have to keep themselves and the passengers safe. Before being a pilot, the person has to get through a lot of training in several stages, which may take two years of intensive learning. Getting the license and certificates doesn‘t mean there aren’t more training…

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Ukraine confirms destruction of the World’s biggest aircraft

After the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, The Ukrainian minister for foreign affairs confirmed the destruction of the Antanov AN-225 Mriya, otherwise known as the world’s biggest aircraft. Days of fighting in Ukraine have led to untouched airspace of the country and evacuation from airlines as the Russians move in towards the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.…

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The Job of the Aviation Manager

“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…

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What will be the new Air Force One?

Air Force One is a plane designed for comfort, security and diplomacy. The current air force one plane has been in service for 32 years after the government used a Boeing 707. As the aircraft gets older, what will replace it? Join me as I take a look into a brief history of the presidential…

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What is “ground effect” and its causes?

What is ground effect? Technically, it is the change in the airflow around the wings when the aeroplane is near the ground. It is a phenomenon when the lift increases and the drag decrease due to wings being close to the ground. While landing, the aeroplane gets near to the ground because the air pressure…

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How does GPS work in aircraft? And how does WAAS improve GPS work?

What is a GPS? It’s Global Positioning System in the cockpit of every plane, the receivers provide the pilot with a huge amount of information. Receivers of GPS supply the pilot with two important advantages; the first thing is that it enables the users from knowing their location. The second is that it directs users…

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Hangars – where an aircraft rests

What is a hangar? A hangar is a closed facility that houses planes or spacecraft. Metal, wood, fibers, and concrete are used to construct hangars. The word hangar is derived from Middle French hanghart (“enclosure near a house”), which is derived from Frankish *haimgard (“home-enclosure”, “fence around a group of dwellings”), which is derived from…

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Why are low-cost airlines such big money makers? | Part 2

As I mentioned in my previous article, low-cost airlines are such massive money makers, but why? Join me as I take a look into the big names including Southwest, Ryanair and EasyJet. Always flying One of the biggest things you have to understand about low-cost airlines is that they’re all different. Ryanair is noticeably the…

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Types Of Aircraft Icing And Its Effects On Flights

In-Flight Airframe Icing occurs when supercooled water freezes on impact with any part of the external structure of an aircraft during flight. Let’s figure out the types of aircraft icing and its effect on flights. The way ice builds up on aircraft There are two types of ice buildup on aircraft: the first type is…

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Runway lights explained

When it comes to runway lighting, like with most aspects of airport design, safety comes first. Every airport that conducts aircraft operations must have a lighting system in place. Pilots can land and take off safely at night or in bad visibility situations thanks to the airport lighting system. The runway lights are an important…

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B747 vs a380-How Much Are They Worth in 2022?

Brief history (B747) After the introduction of the 707 in 1958, Pan Am wanted a jet two and half times its size, to reduce its seat cost by 30% to democratize air travel. Hence in 1965, Joe Sutter left the 737 development program to design the 747-the first twin-aisle airliner.  The 747 is a quad jet, initially powered by JT9D turbofan engines, then GE CF6 and RR RB211  engines for the…

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Mayday and emergency calls during flights

What does Mayday mean? It’s a word used around the world to make an emergency call via radio communications in both a ship or a plane. The call has to be said three times in a row loudly- Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! – to confirm it as not a mistake during the noisy conditions in the…

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What do you know about “ghost flight”?

What is the ghost flight? When we see a plane flying, we imagine it full of passengers or at least partially full. A lot of flights around the world are known as “ghost flights”. This was the result of pre-pandemic regulations which required carriers to make a minimum number of scheduled flights to avoid losing…

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Rules you may wonder about their importance during your flight

During flights, many rules have to be applied and we as passengers might don’t understand the reasons behind these rules. in addition to that, many of us may feel that these rules aren’t very important, so we may think that ignoring them might not be a big deal during flights. In this article, we will…

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Why are the windows of planes round or curved?

Did you ever ask yourself why the plane windows are round? Whether you prefer to sit beside a window or not in your flight, after reaching your seat and putting your belongings in the overhead bin, you look around and notice the rounded edges of the window and wonder why this shape? Over years, the…

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What are runway names?

Runway names determine where a plane lands at an airport, especially if there is more than one runway. But, why are they named after numbers and what do these numbers mean? To work out a runway name, Maths is the main tool. This is easy for pilots as they taught simple maths like this problem…

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Why Do We Board Planes From The Left-Hand Side?

You might wonder about the reason for using the left side only of the plane to board and deplane passengers from the aircraft. There are many points of view about this case, some say that it is because of safety sides, and following old designs or other means of transport. So let’s understand the case.…

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Where do some strange sounds come from during flight?

While traveling in planes, passengers may feel some strange actions and sounds during take-off, flight, and landing. Somebody may think that these sounds of rumbling, banging, and thumping mean that something is not fine, but actually, this is normal in aircraft. Knocking before takeoff It’s a usual order to hear knocks while boarding a plane…

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How do vibrations in the aircraft occur?

It is not uncommon for aircraft to vibrate sometimes during flight. Landing gear extension and retraction, an extension of speed brakes, free play in moveable surfaces, and system failures are all causes of aircraft vibration. Definition of the vibration types Vibration is any periodic motion of a rigid or elastic body driven from a position or…

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The Head-up Display (HUD), What Is it?

A head-up display (HUD) is a transparent display that displays information without requiring users to shift their eyes away from their normal viewing positions. The name comes from a pilot’s ability to examine the information with his head “up” and facing forward, rather than tilted down and staring at lower instruments. A HUD also eliminates…

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What makes planes always take the hard way?

We all have experienced getting bored on our flights, trying to pass the time on board, playing with your stuff, you might think of looking up at the inflight map, and see that the determined route for the plane seems to be always chosen curved and long – apparently on purpose! In this article we…

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Honk! Honk! Can planes hoot at each other up in the air?

Do planes have horns? If they have one, why haven‘t we ever heard it? Can planes hoot at each other? In this article, we will answer every question about the plane’s horns and the cases it might get used in. So first of all, do planes have horns? Well, pilots would never use horns in…

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Emergency communication between cabin crew and flight crew

There are different vague emergency communications between the cabin crew and flight crew. Cases of evacuation and rapid deplaning in commercial air transport operations, some of misuse of terminologies from the side of crew members, cabin crew members and passengers’ poor understanding of the pilots commands causes difficult situations. In January 2021, the International Air…

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Cleared for takeoff | The take off procedure explained

This word will never be heard outside of the cockpit; instead, the cabin crew will tell you to stay in your seats, secure your seat belts, and turn off all electronic devices as the plane takes off. Takeoff is the phase of flight in which an aircraft transitions from moving along the ground to flying…

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The story of America’s only ever unsolved hijacking

On the afternoon of November 24th, 1971, a man under the name of Dan Cooper hijacked a Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 flying between Portland and Seattle. The Hijacking today remains the only unsolved hijacking in American history, hundreds if not thousands of people came forward claiming to know the real Dan Cooper, but was one…

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Max crew duty and captain’s discretion

The flight crew members have to get 10-hours of rest time every 24 hours. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and has to be followed by 10-hours of rest in their hotels. While scheduling flights, the operators may arrange 12-hours of rest instead of 10-hours. These extra 2-hours allow the crew to arrive at…

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Where Does The Crew Sleep on Flights?

On flights lasting several hours, the flight crew on the plane, just like the passengers, also needs to sleep and rest. the flight crew takes turns resting, but they are nowhere to be seen. This article will reveal precisely where these airline crew members disappear during a flight. The location where airline crews rest is…

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When a plane dies, where does it go? The fate of graveyard planes

Just like everything in life, airplanes also have their own ages. They retire and they move to their graveyard, the aircraft graveyard, where planes sit still and silent in a solemn scene. Why and when would an airplane move there? 1. To get maintained What we actually mean when we say an airplane dies is…

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Why Were The SR-71 Engines’ So Far Apart From Each Other?

The SR-71 was a marvel, a super plane that marked an era. The technology it had on it is still unmatched. One of the most impressive things about the jet was its engines. Not only the sheer power of them but their placement of them. Two Pratt & Whitney J58 axial-flow turbojet engines powered the…

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The top 5 coolest Island Air Force Bases

Air forces need to be on alert constantly when and where the action happens. Island air bases have proved a great station to get your aircraft to where you need them, when you need them and this proved a lot in the Pacific island fighting of the second world war. However these can be a…

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Why Windows Should be Opened During Take-Offs and Landings?

It’s the flight attendant’s typical request that you’ll hear while landing and taking off. Having to wake up from a hardly-slept nap on a long tiring flight or having to pause what you’re watching on screen or whatever you’re doing to just open your window is undeniably annoying. However, this seemingly useless and annoying command…

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The Top 5 Traditional Airlines

We all know of a traditional airline, no matter where you are, the country you live in will most likely have a traditional airline as it’s flag carrier, but why have they taken off as well as Low-cost airlines, and why do people still fly with them? *DIsclaimer before we start, All these airlines are…

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Why Doesn’t The Boeing 737 Have Landing Gear Doors?

The main landing gear wheels in the Boeing 737s sit uncovered after folding into their housing. On most other planes, it’s hidden behind closed doors. Since the introduction of the first 737, this has been the case. In this article, we will discuss why doesn’t the Boeing 737 have landing gear doors like other aircraft.…

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Can UV Rays From Flying Hurt You?

When you are souring miles above the surface of the Earth without any cloud cover or protection, can the beaming sunlight from the windows of a plane hurt your skin? Just like a hot summer day on the ground, the strong sunlight from the windows contains UV rays that can cause damage to your skin.…

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The Winglets: What are they for?

The jet age which started in the 1950s has marked many transformations in the aviation industry where the aircraft have reached high speeds. This came with challenges in reaching aerodynamic efficiency. One of the parts of an aircraft is the wingtips or winglets which are located at the end of the wing of a commercial aircraft.…

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TRANSONIC TRUSS-BRACED WING

Based on aerodynamics and fuel efficiency design. Nasa and Boeing are studying a concept design named Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW), belonging to the Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research program. Boeing has a configuration with an outstanding aerodynamic flying within Mach 0.70 – 0.80 (Transonic), a competitive speed similar to airliners. The wing plane comprises a…

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Ballistic Aircraft Parachute

Also known as emergency ballistic reserve parachute, a parachute system within the aircraft systems. And here comes the question: Do all the aircraft have a parachute in their systems? Well, the answer is no. Do not confuse it with a drogue parachute designed to decrease the speed of the object or aircraft in the landing stage. We…

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First Signs of Recovery for the Aviation Industry

With the current headlines in the news where COVID19 cases are still high and new variants keep expanding, you might think this headline is unbelievable. However, society has a growing travel demand, the aviation sector itself of course wants this too. What signs do we see at the moment? Demand for air travel, especially for…

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What Factors Can Prevent You from Becoming a Pilot?

Becoming a commercial pilot is an exciting opportunity for many people who find joy in flying. While nearly anyone can get a drivers’ license, a commercial pilot license has some strict stipulations. From health concerns to random drug tests, here is a list of just some things that might prevent you from becoming a commercial…

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Surge in Passenger Travel Yet Slashes in Flights and Hike in airfares. Why?

A shortage of pilots and a faster-than-expected takeoff in passenger demand are forcing some airlines to cut back flights and retool schedules. Passengers who have already booked their summer travel should look out for the possibility of rebookings — and those who have yet to buy their tickets should watch out for rising airfares. week,…

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Airbus and Cathay Pacific Partner To Cut Pilot Staffing On Long Haul Flights

Long haul flights currently have up to four pilots Currently, all commercial flights have from two to four pilots in the cockpit. Two pilots is the absolute minimum for any length of flight Then for long haul flights there are often one or two relief pilots, who take turns at the controls while the primary…

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The only person able to fly

23 May 1848, Anklam Prussia, born and raised with his siblings, worked together on technical, social, and cultural projects. Then they started to study the flight of birds, dreaming with the idea or the fiction of human flight. After years of other studies in other fields and life situations, he got the idea for his…

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Top 5 Advanced Fighter Aircrafts

Fighter aircrafts are fixed-wing military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat. In a military conflict, the role of fighter aircraft is to establish air superiority of the battlespace. Domination of the airspace above a battlefield permits bombers and attack aircraft to engage in enemy targets’ tactical and strategic bombing.   How do you gauge the performance of a fighter craft? The key performance features of a fighter include not…

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Xwing Completes Demonstration Of A Fully Autonomous Gate-Gate Cargo Flight

A novel strategy to create planes that can fly themselves – The Wall Street Journal As the old adage goes “change is the only constant” – it only seems befitting, more so in the aviation industry now. Automation is, and has always been, inevitable with the industry trying to enhance security and reduce manual workforce which…

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What Does Airworthiness Mean?

A word that gathers a lot of conditions that an aircraft must meet. An official definition does not exist. However, the aviation and aeronautical regulations states the minimum requirements for which the aircraft is deemed to be airworthy and this is also showed under a Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA). You may think of the minimum…

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Why Don’t Airplanes Fly Over Tibet?

Aeronautics has progressed to the point where we can now fly at double the speed of sound and scientists want to fly to Mars, but there are a few areas on Earth where planes aren’t allowed to go. Such a place is Tibet. But why Tibet? When it comes to planes flying over this portion…

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Bangkok Airways: A Silent Success Story

Bangkok Airways is a Thai short-haul carrier, has had a very rewarding fifty years of the past. Winning several awards and ranking highly among Skytrax ratings. The COVID-19 pandemic has left the aviation industry crippled but some airlines have been more affected than others. The Thai Aviation Industry was hit hard, with many airlines appealing…

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Secrets You Never Knew While Flying

You could be an experienced flyer, or you could just be a newbie making his/her maiden flight. Often times we think we know it all about travel and flying and most of the times we’re right! Wait a minute-hold that thought.. Bottomline: There’s more to it than meets the eye and you’d be dumbstruck to…

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Float like an astronaut,fly like a superhero! – The ZERO-G experience

That’s one small step for man,one giant leap for mankind NEIL ARMSTRONG Who hasn’t dreamt of draping a superhero cape and flying through the sky like a superman as a child?! We all have and some of us still do. Well, it’s never too late to dream because, as surprising as it may sound, there…

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World’s Largest and Smartest Indoor Aerospace Facility

Strive for perfection in everything you do -Henry Royce ROLLS ROYCE has officially opened ”TESTBED 80” with the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for the Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy, in Derby, UK. TESTBED 80 is touted to be the world’s largest and the smartest indoor aerospace testing facility. The project…

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The Future of Sustainable Air Travel May Be Closer Than We Think

To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything OTTO LILIENTHAL The future depends on the sustainable work we do today. Growing awareness of the global climatic crisis means people around the world are looking for more cleaner,cheaper and energy-efficient ways of moving from point A to point B.Though aviation…

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