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Where to Find Fellow Aircraft Hobbyists?

In this day and age, it is not hard to find people who share the same passion in life. Many websites and online groups are created to cater to different interests. From cooking to flying, there is no hobby left out. You have to look diligently to find one that suits you. Just in the United States, there are already 1,449 flying groups! We will spare you the long and laborious process of finding a club and list some that can be found in the state of California. We have done this with the help of this organization - the Aircraft Owners...

Learn More About Planes

Airplanes are indeed one of the best human creations. They are a  testament to human creativity and intelligence. For centuries, people have been dreaming of the ability to fly. That dream became a reality due to the efforts of many scientists and inventors. Aside from the fantastic scientific facts about airplanes, there are other fun facts about airplanes that we think you should know.  Be amazed by these facts, and get ready to share them with your friends!  Some planes can fly with just one engine.   Some planes are designed to have the capability to fly for more...

How Much Aircraft Fuel Does a Propeller Airplane Consume?

The amount of fuel an aircraft uses is dependent on many factors. There is no fixed answer to this question. However, there are certain factors you can look into to have an idea of how much fuel a plane consumes.   First is the phase of flight. The phase of flight means the period within a flight. The primary flight phases are take-off, climb, cruise, descent, and final approach. The amount of fuel needed for an aircraft to function varies depending on the phase. For instance, during take-off, the plane needs to be at its full power. It means...

What is the safest self-piloted small plane?

Flying has always been a scary thing to do for a vast number of people. The idea of leaving the ground and staying up in the air for hours causes anxiety for many. It is understandable because, in all honesty, flying is not a natural thing for humans to do. Without the help of science and technology, flying is otherwise unthinkable for humankind.  However, the development in aviation has made it possible to fly more safely over the years. Any survey and study will tell you that you are more likely to suffer an injury from a car...

What is a Light Aircraft?

How light does a plane have to be for it to fall under the category of a "light aircraft"? As long as the aircraft has a maximum gross takeoff weight (MTOW) of 12,500 pounds (5,670 kilograms) or less, then the plane falls under the category of light aircrafts. Most airplanes today are made out of aluminum which is strong yet amazingly lightweight, although many parts may be made of other metals such as steel and titanium. The Cessna 172 is the most produced aircraft in history.

Examples of Light Aircrafts

What are some examples...

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