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What do I need to know about the Edgley Optica EA-7?

Once you have seen an Edgley Optica EA-7 before, you will never forget its iconic silhouette. This plane looks like it came straight out of a James Bond movie. Made in 1979, this British light aircraft still looks futuristic today. It was designed specifically for low-speed observation work as a cheaper alternative to helicopters.   John Edgley, the Optica designer, was a postgraduate student at the Imperial College of Science & Technology in London when he started working with the plane. The final aerodynamic design was completed in 1974 and was wind-tunnel tested in the following year. The first prototype was constructed ...

How is blockchain disrupting the aviation industry today?

Is blockchain the technology the aviation industry is looking for? What can it do? If not for the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the aviation industry would be one of the fastest-growing industries in the present time. The industry has taken a halt in its growth due to the circumstances. However, as the world recovers from the damage dealt by the virus, we can expect to see the aviation industry flourish once more, especially with the emergence of a new technology that can revolutionize the industry: Blockchain.   Blockchain technology can improve many aspects of the aviation industry. It can start new ...

What are the different types of corrosion that affect your aircraft?

Corrosion is a big problem for every mechanic in the world. Like any other vehicle, aircraft are susceptible to corrosion. Its effects may or may not be seen right away, so it is best to always check up on your aircraft for affected areas. Corrosion is responsible for a lot of damages in your plane, and it will cost you a lot if they're left untreated.    To deal with this problem, mechanics apply paint on the different parts of the aircraft. The paint will help delay the effects of corrosion on the metal. However, all metals will succumb to corrosion ...

What Are The Best Light Aircraft For First-time Plane Owners?

Buying your first ever aircraft is a monumental moment. It is something that gives you a great feeling of accomplishment and pride. After all, not everyone considers a plane a necessary thing to buy, and not everyone can afford it. But before you go flying, you have to know your options. Choosing an aircraft depends on your needs and your budget.   Most people don't even know that you can buy an airplane for a price less than that of your car. Starting at $15,000, you can have one of the older models. But make no mistake, they can still conquer the ...

Spread Your Wings, Prepare to Fly: A Guide for Future Pilots

We all have that one dream or ambition that we hope to fulfill in our lifetime. As kids, we role-played, daydreamed, and fantasized about it — getting lost in a world in the future that we don’t really know how we will get to. But, as they say, it all begins with a dream. And then one day, we’re there: we are at that age and position to decide who we want to be. And if by good chance we have the support of family and loved ones, even better. This goes beyond Atreyu riding the dragon Falcor in “...

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