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Teen Flies Aircraft Solo

Jim Ballard has trained many eager students with dreams of flying as a Federal Aviation Administration-certified instructor of JB Flight Services in Carlsbad. However, training sixteen year old Payson Norton to solo fly a 260 horsepower Piper Comanche PA24 was a unique experience....

Top 4 reasons why takeoff is smoother in a larger plane

For those who have flown in a small airplane versus a large commercial jetliner, you know that the experience is quite different, even though all the parts are the same: takeoff, fly in the air, land. So why is it such a different experience if both planes are doing the...

How your Teeth are Helping Build Better Planes

What does a human, a walrus and a Tyrannosaurus Rex all have in common?

I bet your first guess was not the microscopic structure of their teeth enamel, but if somehow it was, you are exactly right!

This fun fact was discovered by Nicholas Kotov, a professor of chemical...

How Often Do Airplanes Hit Deer?

Stats behind wildlife strikes may surprise you When we think about birds hitting airplanes or getting sucked into the engines and forcing planes to land or even crash, many of us are reminded of the unlikely story of US Airways Flight 1549 on January 15,...

Piper Aircraft Appoints New Vice President

Piper Aircraft hires industry veteran as new VP of International and Direct Sales Industry veteran, Drew McEwen, has been appointed as Piper Aircraft’s new Vice President of International and Direct Sales. In this new position he will lead the company’s global and factory direct sales efforts for the fleet, trainer, and...

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