Top 10 Interesting Facts About Aviation

Aviation is one of the most interesting industries out there – from iconic innovations to curious facts. These are 10 of the most interesting facts about aviation. Continue reading

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All About the Little Black Box

Aircraft wreckage, the little black box, Aviation Triad, North Carolina.

Airplane crashes are extremely rare. In fact, the odds have been estimated to be about one in 11 million.1 However, when they do occur, investigators can usually determine what likely caused the crash, even years later in some cases. Continue reading

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Through the Skies and Across the Ocean: How Seaplanes Have Changed Aviation

For decades after the first successful flight, air travel has relied upon the runways and dedicated storage space of airports for takeoff and landing. Aviation itself was such an enormous feat, it was hard to see how airplanes could possibly be improved. Continue reading

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Test Your Aviation Knowledge

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Do you think you have what it takes to become an expert in aviation? (We think so, but you may doubt!) Here’s a little test to see just how much you know about the parts of an airplane. If you pass…there’s a little surprise at the end!  Continue reading

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How Do Planes Fly?

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To understand how a plane works, you must first understand the four forces acting upon it at all times: Continue reading

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Three Interesting Civil Helicopters You Should Know About

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All helicopters can be broken down into two major types – military and civil – with some of them able to serve both functions. Primarily, military helicopters are used to transport soldiers, attack the opposition, search for and rescue troops or medevac injured military personnel back to a safe location. Their operation affects not only the safety of troops but of the nation. Continue reading

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How NORAD Tracks Santa Each Year

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How do we know when the little ones should be tucked into bed and when the cookies should be ready to eat on Christmas Eve? Thanks to modern technology, we can now track Santa’s flight path through the winter sky, Continue reading

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Fighting Wildfires from the Air

Wildfires are fast-moving, highly destructive forces of nature that are difficult for firefighters to control from the ground. That’s why one of the most valuable components to fighting wildfires is aerial firefighting aircraft, such as helicopters and planes that can drop fire smothering materials like water and fire-retardant foam from a safe height. Continue reading

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The Brains Behind Aircraft Cabin Design

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It’s no secret that airplane travel often leaves something to be desired. Between pre-flight check-ins, long security lines, layovers and jet lag, flying can be a tiresome experience. But one thing airlines do have control over is the experience passengers have during their flight, and that’s where the importance of aircraft cabin design comes into play. Continue reading

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Elements of an Aircraft Incident Investigation

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Despite how much safer planes are compared to trains and cars, the occasional incident may still occur. Modern aircraft are incredibly complex with lots of parts and people responsible for various aspects of the plane’s function, so accurately pinpointing what led to an aviation incident may require in-depth study, analysis and reporting. The organization responsible for investigating aviation incidents depends on the country in which the incident occurred. Continue reading

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