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Pilot Instructor Tests Microsoft Flight Simulator

Pilot instructor Stephen Maltz tested one of Microsoft’s recent video games, a flight simulator that claims to be the next best thing to real flying.   Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020: What Is It? It is currently the most popular flight simulator game on the market today thanks to its highly ...

How Faulty Aircraft Mufflers Can Pose a Serious Danger

Unlike vehicle aircraft mufflers that are mainly used to reduce the noise from a combustion engine, aircraft mufflers play a more crucial role: They don't just reduce the noise but also keep the exhaust gases away from the engine and fuselage and supply cabin heat and carburetor.  The aircraft muffler's ...

Piper J3 Cub

The prototype of Piper J3 Cub was built in 1937, and a year later, it was sold on the market until 1947. Meanwhile, this light aircraft has a high rectangular wing, a conventional landing gear, a 40 hp (30 kW) flat-4 piston engine, and a fuselage with a welded steel frame wrapped in fabric.  ...

Aircraft Boneyard: Where “Dead” US Military Planes Get a Second Life

When US military and government planes have served their purpose, they are brought to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group or 309 AMARG, which earned the moniker the "Boneyard." The aircraft boneyard is located in Tucson, Arizona, specifically in the Sonoran Desert, a perfect storage facility with low humidity (only 10%...

How Long Do Airplanes Last?–Factors Affecting Their Lifespan

Conventional wisdom says that, on average, airplanes are operable for 30 years before they lose their airworthiness. But the truth is, there are no clear-cut answers because their lifespan depends on a myriad of factors, including their maintenance, their intrinsic design, and how they are being used.   Are Older Planes ...

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