Category Archives: Aviation Facts & Questions

Why Should You Join a Flying Club?

One great advantage to joining a flying club is getting more flying time without breaking the bank. Flying clubs are nonprofit organizations that give its members many perks and benefits. Both pilots and aircraft owners are encouraged to find and join flying clubs because they help you save money by lessening the cost of maintenance of your aircraft and offer hourly flying rates. Not only that, but you will also get to try different types of aircraft so you can further improve your skills as a pilot. Lastly, this will also be your chance to connect with other...

All About Aircraft Magnetos

Explaining aircraft magnetos, their common types, and how they work   An aircraft magneto. No, it’s nothing like the infamous comic book character that you may be thinking. It has no special powers, and it certainly would not try to take over the world. If you want to better understand what an aircraft magneto is, we’re here to explain it to you.  

What are aircraft magnetos?

  A magneto is a self-contained electrical generator that uses permanent magnets to produce a high voltage, alternating current. Magnetos are used to provide pulses of electricity that are high enough to fire...

Is Flying a Light Aircraft Easier Than Driving a Car?

With all the high-tech stuff big airplanes have, like autopilot and autothrottle systems, you might be thinking that flying couldn’t be that hard. Well, there may be some truth to that, but saying that it is easy discredits all the training pilots had to go through to properly fly a plane and bring it back safely to the ground consistently. In reality, there’s much more to flying than you may think.   Steering: Flying vs Driving First, if by flying, you mean just being already in the air and steering the plane, it’s probably easier. Almost all aircraft are...

Emerging technologies that may transform the aviation industry in 2021

To cope with the pandemic's damage to the aviation industry, new technologies that aim to improve passenger security and confidence are currently under study and development. The whole aviation industry would probably want to forget 2020. It was the worst year in aviation history, according to the IATA. The overall volume of passengers and number of flights dropped so much that it would take years before the industry fully recovered from the hit. Of course, the problem was the pandemic caused by COVID-19. Government-imposed travel bans and lockdowns prevented people from going anywhere. However, even as...

If My Light Aircraft Runs Out of Fuel Flying Over the Ocean, Is It Possible to Land on an Aircraft Carrier?

Are private, light aircrafts allowed to land on an aircraft carrier? Here is a story about a man who did an extraordinary feat. What if you're in your Cessna, flying in the middle of the ocean with not a single strip of land in sight, then suddenly, you ran out of fuel? Then, you look down below, searching for anything you could land on, and you see a huge ship cruising over the waters. The ship is an aircraft carrier, and you immediately had a ray of hope. But then you think to yourself, "Can I even land there?" "Will they...

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