Category Archives: Aviation Facts & Questions

The Important Role of your Community Airport

Community airports have become the subject of land redevelopment for real estate projects such as housing, offices and retail strips.  These facilities are large plots of land, making them perfect for urban developments.  Not everyone will know, but community airports are vital to any locality because of its quantifiable benefits to the people and to the community itself.   They may not be able to accommodate large and commercial planes, but it is a gateway for fast intercity or interstate travel, and that is crucial in bringing value into your community.  Weve listed...

Knowing Your Plane’s Exhaust

For a lot of people or plane owners, a plane's exhaust is just a component of the aircraft that lets out smoke from the engine. Others feel like it’s a part of the aircraft that causes the weird noises a plane makes, allowing people to think of it as an old, and possibly damaged vehicle. These myths often change the way we look at aircraft, their parts and each of its functions. Mufflers are more than a metal hose-looking component that is used to let out some steam from the engine. It is a vital part of the aircraft engine...

Passing Pilot School

Getting off school is one of the toughest endeavors that every student must face. Earning your training hours, passing your subjects, and getting good grades are all too far fetched until you join the workforce. This is no different for students who go to pilot schools. Their training and education system may be different, but they still have to make the cut to fly that plane. If you are one of the aspiring ones to be the next plane captain, here are some tips we have for you to help you survive pilot school with flying colors:

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Other Career Paths for Pilots

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People expect students to fly aircrafts as soon as they finish aviation. However, a lot of factors come into play after graduation and some of the students do not actually land at the cockpit. For some, it is an end of the road, but the aviation industry is more than just planes taking off and landing at the tarmac. The aviation industry is a continuously developing business all around the globe and pilots are just few of the many people working in the trade. With the...

Contrails make clouds brighter, according to new study

Most of us are familiar with the cloud-like vapor emitted by many aircraft or condensation trails, also known as contrails as we often see them appear behind the tail end of planes as they linger in the sky. Contrails form when the water in the jet exhaust mixes with the cold, wet air in the sky and then condenses into ice crystals to form a type of cirrus cloud, and this cirrus cloud is what we identify from the ground as a contrail. Scientists and aviation experts have known for a long time how these contrails form, but it was only...

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