Category Archives: Aviation Facts & Questions

Safeguarding the Skies: Risks & Mitigation Strategies for Aviation

The aviation industry places a premium on safety, but it's not immune to risks. Technical failures, human errors, weather conditions, and security threats can all jeopardize the safety of passengers and crew. In this article, we'll explore these risks and provide practical strategies for mitigating or preventing them.   Whether you're an aviation professional, enthusiast, or traveler, understanding these risks is crucial to ensuring safe and efficient operations. At the end of the day, our goal is to help you fly with confidence and peace of mind.   [caption id="attachment_1324" align="alignleft" width="474"] Photo by Simon Fitall on Unsplash[/...

A Guide to the Different Types of Pilot Licenses

Obtaining a pilot license is a significant accomplishment and a prerequisite for anyone looking to take to the skies for personal or professional reasons. These licenses are issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and serve as a measure of a pilot's knowledge, skill, and experience in flying. The process of obtaining a pilot license requires extensive training and rigorous testing, but it is also a gateway to a world of opportunities in the aviation industry.   Different types of pilot licenses exist to cater to a range of interests and aspirations within the field of aviation. Whether you're interested ...

Can Pilots Wear Glasses While Flying?

Pilots are responsible for the safety and well-being of passengers, crew, and the aircraft they operate. One of the key requirements for pilots is to have good vision, which is why there are strict regulations in place regarding pilot vision.    [caption id="attachment_1244" align="alignleft" width="501"] Can Pilots Wear Glasses While Flying?[/caption] While many pilots may require glasses or other vision correction devices to see clearly, the question remains: can pilots wear glasses while flying? This article will explore the FAA regulations on pilot vision, the advantages and limitations of pilots wearing glasses, and the impact that glasses ...

Hacks To Help You Survive The Winter Flight

Winter is a great time for flying, with clear skies and no bugs to worry about. But it can also be dangerous if you're unprepared. Here are some hacks that will help you stay safe when flying your light aircraft during winter.   At Knisley Welding Aircraft Exhaust System, we know how important it is to be able to fly safely, and we believe in the value of being able to make exhaust repairs that don't compromise safety. For more information about our services, contact us at sales@knisleyexhaust.com or call us at (800) 522-6990 (toll-free).   1. Know your limitations (...

Why Planes Fly Differently in Cold Weather

If you've ever flown in a plane, you've probably noticed (and perhaps wondered about) that planes fly differently on cold days than on warm ones. The colder the air is, the more weight it takes to keep your plane flying.   With hundreds of FAA/PMA-approved parts on the shelf and ready to ship, why choose anyone else for your light aircraft exhaust repair? Contact Knisley Welding Aircraft Exhaust System at sales@knisleyexhaust.com or call us at (800) 522-6990 (toll-free).   To help you understand why this happens and what it means for your flight experience, we'll walk you through ...

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