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What it takes to own a small plane

Owning a private plane is probably one of the highest standards of luxury. First and foremost, only a small percentage of people own private planes. It can be generally associated with celebrities, politicians, and business tycoons. However, some hobbyists also invest on their plane. Let us bust the myth as early as now; you do not need to be a billionaire nor a big shot celebrity to buy your own plane. But you do need to have a substantial amount of money to splurge on it.  What does it really mean to have a plane? What are the...

Pilot schools across the nation

Being a pilot is probably the dream of many young Americans. To some, it is viewed as the profession for the highly trained elite group of individuals. Now, you may wonder where they get their training from. There are many pilot schools across the nation. There are some available on-site at most airports, and there are others that are off-site managed by training providers. When it comes to choosing a flying school, there are many important things to consider beyond the price of tuition. This includes the number of aircrafts available, the quality of the program, and the expertise of...

So You Want To Be an Aviator? (What To Expect When You Start With Your Flying Lessons)

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” -- Leonardo da Vinci
So you finally thought about earning your wings—good for you! Learning to fly is a very fulfilling endeavor, whether you decide to make a serious hobby of it earning your private pilot license (PPL) or making a career out of it later on. Maybe you and some friends decided to give flying a try one weekend, or maybe you’ve been a fan of flying since “Top Gun”. In any...

Helio Aircraft are About to Make a Comeback

Helio airplanes have an excellent track record of reliability and performance, having seen action in some of the harshest environments all around the world. Helios are widely known for their short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities, which means they don't need much in the way of runway for taking off and landing. The Helio brand has been around for years. The company started as The Koppen-Bollinger Aircraft Corporation in 1948, before being renamed as the Helio Aircraft Corporation in the 1950s. Despite its popularity as a steady workhorse, Helio ceased production of the Courier and Stallion aircraft in 1974. Although a few Couriers...

Trends in aircraft design

The rise of air travel started when people took to the skies in hot air balloons. And over two centuries later, air travel has become the world’s fastest way of going to and from places across the globe. Aircraft designs have a come a long way since then and continue to improve as more advanced technologies are being developed. History of aviation It was in the 1780s when man first displayed his ingenuity in air travel through ballooning and aviation. Several flights using hot air balloon were first demonstrated in 1783, which launched ballooning as a major rage in Europe in the late 18th...

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