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Engine Management Systems for Single and Twin Engines Posted By : Joseph Polizzotto

Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400

As you might guess, an analog dial is far less accurate than its digital version. Take the fuel gauge for example, in the analog version, the quantum of fuel in the aircraft tanks is of a more a guess - assuming the needle is not stuck which can happen due to its reliance on mechanics.

How to Shop Ground Support Equipment for Aircraft? Posted By : Lemon Diaz

Sat, 23 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400

Most of us don't have an idea about how to purchase qualitative ground support equipments. So, for them here they will get the best idea about how to shop such equipments. Mostly, one can see Ground support equipments at the service area of terminal. This type of equipment is used to do service of aircraft between flights. Mostly, all the operations at the place of aircraft ground is done through aircraft ground support equipment. With the help of this airline equipment, one can do ground power operations, aircraft mobility, and loading operations.

The Exorbitant Set Of Fees That Are Involved In Private Jet Maintenance Posted By : Ariel Norton

Mon, 16 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400

Perhaps the single most persuasive argument for chartering a jet is the fact that it's not only a complicated matter to maintain and uphold the working and proper conditions of a private jet, but is of course an extremely expensive endeavor. Most of the funds that pour into owning a private jet, go into (coincidentally), not the operation of the jet, but into the aircraft's private jet maintenance.

India - The New Avenue for World Class Commercial Pilot License Training Posted By : Sandeep Rao

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500

Training students for commercial pilot license on Cessna 172 for single engine training and Piper Seneca for multi engine training, the flight training schools in India are leaving out no facility for providing world class pilot training to aspiring pilots in India. The in-house facilities of the aviation schools in India are at par with the schools abroad if not better.

Seeing Vintage Aircraft at an Air Festival Posted By : Jasmine Stone

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500

You can't imagine the feeling of wonder, viewing a vintage aircraft and watching a vintage aircraft flying. It's really awesome to watch the flying machines of our predecessors. Watching vintage aircraft flying is like going through the pages of history of flying machines scripted by some of the yore flying geniuses.

Airplanes for Sale are the Flying Machine for Fun and Fantasies!! Posted By : Rocky R

Wed, 11 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500

The world is moving in dynamic speed and is just pushing the odds of the world aside to lead the way in front. This speed is unbeaten and unstoppable. These speeds can be narrated by the latest innovations and creativities in the aeroplane industries. The aeroplanes are the carriers of people from one destination to others in the fastest of all the transportation modes. These aeroplanes are having different types and styles that are described here in detail.

Using A Flight Simulator To Learn How To Fly Posted By : Jill Smi

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400

There are many people who want to learn to fly a helicopter and experience the feeling of being up in the air. However, most people are afraid of doing it because it is so unfamiliar to them. One good alternative for people who want to experience flying before venturing into the real thing is the flying series simulator. Simulation is for more than just video game addicts. This flying series simulator is one way to experience how to operate a plane and head to different parts of the world.

Comparing Flying A Plane To A Helicopter Posted By : Jill Smi

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Once you've decided to become a pilot, the question of whether you should fly a helicopter or a plane will become one of your most important decisions. Ideally, you should learn to fly both, but if you're made to choose, which one should you pick? Before you decide, here are some things you might want to know about flying a helicopter versus flying a plane...

How To Plan A Safe Flight Posted By : Jill Smi

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400

A flight plan is more than just a schedule and an itinerary. It is a map of your point of origin and destination indicating the different factors that will affect how safely and efficiently you will take off and arrive. For that reason, you need to have a flight plan that's not only safe and extensive but also legal. Here are some tips for flight planning that you might find useful...

Using Tutorial For Flight Planning Posted By : Jill Smi

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Learning flight planning is as important as learning to operate an aircraft. After all, the safety and success of every flight depends on the efficiency of the flight plan. Before a pilot can hope to spend hours airborne on his aircraft, he must first learn how to prepare a flight plan.

Have The Right Emergency Plan For Helicopter Safety Posted By : Jill Smi

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Flying a helicopter is a challenge for most pilots simply because helicopters struggle with opposing forces in order to keep itself airborne. As such, there is a need to ensure the safety of helicopter flights using proper energy management. Energy management can help the helicopter fly safely in case of engine failure and prevent it from rising to unusual altitudes.

Flying Without Wings Posted By : Mike Glanville

Mon, 24 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0400

Flying without wings, why Hov Podding is popularising hovercraft ownership. Since early man witnessed the ability of early sparrow, he has always wanted to shrug off earth's gravitational force, and fly. Still some way to go in evolution terms, we need to loose a little weight and grow some feathers, wings and stuff, but being an ingenious type of creature, it wasn't too many millions of years until man invented flight by artificial means.

How Jet Engines Operate Posted By : Jonathon Blocker

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

It is a great privilege to be able to retain the services of a lear jet when you need it for business or personal use. Some individuals are seasoned travelers, while others might feel some pangs of reservation when they think of executive jet travel

How To Pick A Helicopter School For Training Posted By : Barney Garcia

Tue, 27 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

A career in flying helicopters or airplanes is a dream of many youngsters. Learning to fly is an expensive affair. It is very important to choose the best training school that trains you in flying. Visit the school; meet with the owner/president, look the facilities and aircraft over.

Aviation - Really Part Of Our Lives Posted By : Michael Russell

Mon, 19 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Aviation, fascinating for many, boring for others. Not here though. Some very interesting aviation "trivia" - and not only for the enthusiast. I often wonder how things affect the way I live. In particular something like aviation. We tend to think of it as a means of transport and of course it is. But how much of a role does aviation actually play in our lives?

The F-22 and the Fighter Aircraft's Future Posted By : Michael Russell

Mon, 19 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Some experts say the fighter aircraft of the future will be able to maneuver closely around each other in situations where the missile will be of little use and the gun will again be all important. Shades of the Spitfire and the Mustang?

The English Electric Lightning Posted By : Michael Russell

Mon, 19 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

The English Electric Lightning was the world's first online fighter to attain speeds in excess of Mach 2.0 in straight and level flight. From takeoff to level flight at 30,000 feet in 2 minutes, it served as part of NATO's first line response until 1976.

The B-50 Superfortress Posted By : Michael Russell

Sat, 10 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

While not many were ordered, the B-50 Superfortress was the ultimate expression of the B-29 family and one of the last piston-engined bombers built. The B-50 was retired from its main role as atomic bomber in 1955 and was removed completely from inventory ten years later. No flying examples exist today, although several can be found in various air museums.

The RAF Lockheed Ventura Light Bomber Posted By : Michael Russell

Sat, 10 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

The Lockheed Ventura Mks I and II were more famous by the end of WW II as bomber trainers, although they were still being flown operationally by the South Africans. With a full load of bombs they were overweight for a twin-engined bomber and fared badly in raids over Europe. Later they came into their own flying maritime reconnaissance and finally as trainers.

World War II - The Foo Fighters Posted By : Michael Russell

Sat, 10 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

"Foo fighter" was used by Allied aircraft pilots in WW II to describe the mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over Europe and the Pacific theatre. Contemporary witnesses often assumed that the foo fighters were secret weapons employed by the enemy. Despite these fears, foo fighters (whatever they might have been) were apparently never reported to have harmed or tried to harm anyone.

The Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley MkV Bomber Posted By : Michael Russell

Sat, 10 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

At the beginning of World War II, the most important night bomber in service with the Royal Air Force was the twin-engined Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley Mk V, the forerunner of the Halifax and Lancaster heavy bombers.

The First Rocket Powered Airplanes Posted By : Michael Russell

Sat, 10 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

In 1947, the first flight that broke the sound barrier was recorded in history of aviation. Since then, we have broken many records and we have seen many experimental rocket powered aircraft come and go.

C-119 Flying Boxcar Posted By : Michael Russell

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

The C-119 Flying Boxcar was a twin-engine, twin boom, twin tail cargo and troop transport that could carry up to 62 fully-equipped troops or a 30,000 pound cargo load. Paratroopers of most countries in the western world jumped from a C-119 at one time or another during the fifties and sixties.

Pan American Airways - From Khartoum to New York City Posted By : Michael Russell

Wed, 31 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Pan American Airways "Pacific Clipper", a Boeing Flying Boat, had just completed it's flight from San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand on Dec 7, 1941 when the news reached them that the USA was at war with the Japanese. This meant that they could not return across the Pacific the way they had just came, so they started out on an odyssey to the west crossing Asia, Africa, the South Atlantic Ocean, to South America and finally north to their home base in New York City.

Pan American Airways - From Auckland to Khartoum Posted By : Michael Russell

Wed, 31 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400

This is part one of Pan Am's First Around the World Flight, from Auckland, NZ to Khartoum. Pan American's "Pacific Clipper" was the first commercial aircraft to circumnavigate the globe in December 1941 and had numerous close calls along the way. This is part one of that flight.