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Women Impacting the Aviation Industry

Historically, one of the most memorable female names in the world of aviation has always been Amelia Earhart, and in today’s modern aviation industry women continue to make history and break barriers in all fields of aviation. Whether they are managing one of the most time-efficient airline operations in the world, becoming the first black, female Airline Transport pilot for helicopters in South Africa, or advancing the field of aerospace engineering, women all across the world are having a positive impact on the aviation industry. Take Lindie Bruyns for example, the 30 year old operations manager for FlySafair, a low-cost airline...

Becoming a Pilot

The first step when you are thinking about becoming a pilot is to first decide what you want to fly. FAA's rules for getting a pilot’s license are different depending on the type of aircraft you want to fly. There are a variety of different types of aircraft that you can fly, such as airplanes, gyroplanes, helicopters, gliders, balloons, or airships. If you are interested in flying ultra light vehicles, you don't need a pilot's license. Going hand in hand with what type of aircraft you want to fly, you should also think about what type of flying you want to...

Tuned Exhaust: How it Impacts your Aircraft Engine

A tuned exhaust system is an option for some aircraft piston engines. Installation of a tuned exhaust engine can result in increased engine efficiency, increased power, and better performance. To better understand how it works and differs from a traditional engine, we need to know how a traditional engine works. Your engine goes through four "strokes" during the combustion process. The Intake, Compression, Combustion, and Exhaust strokes. An "intake" valve is located at the top of the cylinder. During the intake stroke, the piston moves down the cylinder, sucking a new fuel/air mixture through the open intake valve. The intake valve...

Shortage of airline pilots to fill the industry gap

It seems that every so often, the world stumbles upon a real gem, the perfect opportunity, the diamond in the rough. The part that makes everybody want to take a ride with Marty McFly back to the future is to see whether or not it’s the real thing, or just another instance of iron pyrite, metaphorically speaking. Whether or not it’s the gold rush, dot-com bubble, mortgage backed investments, or startups like Apple, we all get the chance to look at an opportunity and decide whether or not we’re willing to risk the chance. The Civil Aviation Training company CAE has...

How will Aviation mandate the existence of Drones?

Terminator, iRobot, Eagle Eye, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Ex-Machina, Transformers...the list goes on and on into pop culture displaying our fear of robots and how they will take over life as we know it in the future. Well folks, the future is here, and instead of hyper-intelligent humanlike machines, the robots we are starting to see almost daily are flight adept drones. By experiencing an extreme level of hyper-growth in a continually inflating industry, drones have become the answer to defense, filmmaking, intelligence, transportation, recreation, photography, delivery, and even on down to Christmas gifts. They’re even starting to take...

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