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What Does it Take to Become a Pilot?

Becoming a pilot is no easy task. It takes thousands of hours of intensive training and flying time before an aspiring student becomes an official pilot. Pilot training is considered as one of the most elite professional training. Depending on the students' choice, he/she can be a private pilot or a commercial pilot. The training for the two types is similar, except for a few areas such as flight time.   All aspiring pilots must know these things to pursue their dream. Pilot training requires both mental and physical fitness. This will ensure that the pilots who are sent...

How Does an Aircraft Exhaust System Affect Engine Performance? 

For the most part, any engine-- piston or jet-- is really just an air pump. By "air pump" we mean it takes air in and compresses it. With the addition of fuel and a subsequent ignition, the expanding air pushes down a piston or is perhaps jetted out the back.  How does an aircraft’s exhaust system affect its engine performance? A well-maintained and well-cleaned aircraft exhaust system not just ensures the engine operates at peak power and efficiency, it also greatly contributes to the overall safe and smooth operation of the aircraft.  Pressure Ratios Simplified  Pressure...

How Does an Aircraft’s Exhaust Gases Affect the Environment?

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) reported that in 2014, there had been 37.4 million flights scheduled that year-- which is a little more than 100,000 flights up in the air each day.    With so many planes in flight at any given time, one might wonder, “how does an aircraft’s exhaust gases affect the environment?” After all, planes do have powerful engines to generate the forward thrust necessary to get them flying in the first place.   An aircraft’s exhaust gases contain CO2 emissions, and as environment scientists have pointed out, it’s these that...

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...

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