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Important things to check before you use your aircraft

Air travel is one of the most reliable modes of transportation because it is safe, fast, and accidents rarely happen. According to the article “2017 Was The Safest Year In The History Of Commercial Air Travel”, published by Forbes last January 2018, not counting acts of suicide, hijacking, or sabotage, there were only 14 accidents worldwide that resulted in 59 fatalities. This is an improvement from 2016 figures which recorded 258 deaths in 17 accidents. However, these scenarios can always be prevented and still be improved, especially if you’re the type who loves flying solo. So here are our two cents of advice to help keep ...

Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Pilot

Being a pilot is one of the most prestigious jobs in the world. Men and women started dreaming of this career path back when they were boys or girls holding on to airplane toys pretending to fly them in the sky. But what are the makings of an airspace explorer? Are sharp eyes, high intelligence quotient, leadership skills, or good looks enough to qualify as a captain of a plane? If you’re one of those aspiring future pilots, we’ve compiled a list for you of the top 6 qualities you should possess:   A 20/20 eyesightPilots rely heavily on their ...

Former Beech and Cessna chief dies at 91

As an engineer, Max Bleck has always been fascinated with machines and this passion brought him places including the seat of the president in the four biggest aircraft manufacturing companies in the world – Beech, Cessna, Piper Aircraft and Raytheon Co. With nearly fifty years on his sleeve in the aircraft industry, Black was the most sought-after leader- trusted by his peers, respected by his companions, and acknowledged by the industry. Related article:  History of Cessna In 1961, Bleck began his journey as a chief engineer for Cessna’s Wallace division and climbed his way up until he was named vice president ...

Aircraft Welding Diaries: History of Beechcraft

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft exhaust system of some of Beech’s aircraft. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Beechcraft and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now.   Beechcraft’s Foundation Beechcraft was founded in the year 1932 by the husband-and-wife tandem of Walter and Olive Ann Beech. Beechcraft first operated in an idle Cessna factory in Wichita, Kansas. Walter Beech previously formed Travel Air in 1924. Travel Air was absorbed by Curtiss-Wright in 1929 where Beech became President of the airplane division, and Vice ...

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