The main landing gear wheels sit uncovered after folding into their housing, as seen on the underside of the Boeing 737 shortly after takeoff or in flight. On most other planes, it’s hidden behind closed doors. Since the introduction of the first 737, this has been the case. The most obvious reason, you guessed it,Continue reading “Why Doesn’t The Boeing 737 Have Landing Gear Doors?”
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 toContinue reading “Secrets You Never Knew While Flying”
Every component on an aircraft holds vital importance whether it is a small landing light or a vertical stabilizer. Lights are often under 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 beContinue reading “Aircraft Exterior Lighting”
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”
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 theContinue reading “The Most Dangerous Airports to Land On”
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?
Mount Everest, that mountain almost all of us know. One of the most difficult and dangerous to climb, but it is not a normal job for airplanes to carry climbers there as airport facilities are necessary. The idea of building an airport came from the Sir Edmund Hillary one of the first to reach theContinue reading “The airport that reached Everest”
When flying you’ve got two rules and it’s up to you to choose depending on your training and rating. You have VFR and IFR. What’s difference? Why is this relevant? What are your restrictions?
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”