Antonov An-225 Mriya : The Plane With 32 Wheels

The Antonov 225 “Mriya” is the world’s biggest cargo plane that weighs around 285 tons when empty and is even bigger than the Airbus A380 airliner, the An-124, and the Boeing 747 Freighter. The sole purpose of the Myria is to carry cargo for large distances. It is powered by six Ivchenko Progress Lotarev D-18TContinue reading “Antonov An-225 Mriya : The Plane With 32 Wheels”

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’s a lot of reasons why.Continue reading “Here’s Why Airplane Tires Don’t Explode On Impact”

What Is the Sky Divided Into?

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?

Would You Fly Over the Bermuda Triangle?

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?

Can You Request a SVFR?

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,Continue reading “Can You Request a SVFR?”

Emergency landing of AN-124 in Novosibirsk

Friday, the 13th of November 2020 was not the best day in history of the Volga-Dnepr Company. The 30 years old AN-124 with the registration RA-82042 has been prepared for a flight from Seoul to Vienna with a planned stop in Novosibirsk. After lining up on runway 25 and taking off from the airport Novosibirsk-TolmachevoContinue reading “Emergency landing of AN-124 in Novosibirsk”

The Military version of an Antonov Airliner (The An-12)

Some airliners turn into military aircraft as well. This is the An-12 “Cub”, a military aircraft that had a version of a passenger airplane in the Soviet Union. Constructed simultaneously with the An-10 “the airliner” but with structural differences to allow military operations, one of them is a defensive tail gun. This airplane was DesignedContinue reading “The Military version of an Antonov Airliner (The An-12)”