Monthly Archives: October 2020

How Should I Inspect My Light Aircraft (To Fly Safely)?

Regardless of its size and model, all light aircraft need to be inspected thoroughly before each flight. The pilot or co-pilot is usually tasked to perform the inspection and look for any damages that might have occurred. It is crucial to ensure that the aircraft is still in airworthy condition before retaking flight to keep the passengers safe throughout the trip. The pre-flight inspection consists of a cabin and an exterior inspection. If you plan to become a pilot, learning about these inspection tasks will significantly help you ensure that your flight goes as smoothly and safely as possible. If you want...

Boom Technology Gears Up For Supersonic Jet Launch

Blake Scholl’s startup company, Boom Technology, has designed a prototype for its supersonic jet built for a transatlantic flight. How did an independent company manage to get so far in the industry?

Boom Technology Airliner Concept in flight.

Blake Scholl was an outsider in the aviation field. Sure, he was an amateur pilot and longtime fan of aviation, but his background and early work weren’t exactly geared towards aerospace. A computer science graduate, Scholl worked at Amazon.com Inc.'s advertising division until he founded his own startup, Kima Labs, which was then absorbed by Groupon Inc. So...

New Aviation Initiative Encourages Young Women to Fly

Women play a fundamental pillar in the growth and development of the aviation industry, which has grown significantly in recent decades. And that is why a team of women passionate about aviation founded The Women in Aviation Asia Project (WiAA). This is a platform devised with the aim of inviting, inspiring, and encouraging young women to be part of the industry, which offers a channel for women who have made a mark in aviation to share their experience and knowledge, and also provides resources and tools for young women interested in pursuing educational opportunities and careers in aviation and space.

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Why Did Small Plane Aviation Thrive in the COVID Economy?

COVID-19 disrupted life as we've known it. In a snap, everything had changed. People are staying in; travels are canceled; schools are closed. It sent the world and the economy to a big giant pause. But there is one particular industry that beat the worst of it – the small plane aviation industry. When lockdowns were imposed, non-essential travels were banned. Many airlines decommissioned their planes because maintaining the fleet became too expensive without commercial flights to fund it. Even household name airlines were affected by this pandemic. But the same is not true for the small plane industry. In fact,...

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