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 difficultContinue reading “Aircraft Exterior Lighting – Explained”
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 pressureContinue reading “What is “ground effect” and its causes?”
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 flyingContinue reading “Cleared for takeoff | The take off procedure explained”
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.Continue reading “Why Doesn’t The Boeing 737 Have Landing Gear Doors?”
A regular flight is scary enough for some people. While planes are still one of the safest means of travel, some airports are just more challenging than others. Here are five of the most dangerous airports in the world: 1. Lukla Airport, Nepal It is said that passengers applaud upon landing at Lukla Airport. TheContinue reading “The 6 Most Dangerous Airports in the World”
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?
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.
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 your seatbelts, taxi to the runway, and enjoy your view while we take off! Have you ever asked yourself, how does a pilot know when to pull the yoke? Or how does he know whether to continueContinue reading “Rotate! What are V-Speeds?”