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Serious Dangers of a Cracked Muffler

One of the last things you want to experience is having a cracked muffler during flight. Though it may not seem much, the muffler does more than reducing the plane engine's noise. In reality, the muffler has a critical job of preventing the carbon monoxide from the exhaust from entering the plane's cabin. But how does carbon monoxide affect the people on board the flight? Let's find out. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide is a gas produced from burning fuel. This gas is odorless and colorless, making it hard for people even to know they are inhaling it until it's too late....

Vintage Aircraft Restoration

Taking care of anything "vintage" requires considerable amounts of effort to preserve its original condition. It needs special care and attention to detail that not everyone can give. So if you are planning to get something vintage, be ready for some serious responsibility, especially if that vintage plane will fly you thousands of feet up in the air. Vintage aircraft is a beauty. It possesses a certain characteristic and spirit that modern aircraft can never imitate. When you fly on these planes, you're flying with some of the pillars of aviation history. It gives you a surreal feeling. With that comes...

Top Aviation Schools in the United States for Aspiring Pilots

This article was updated on November 21, 2019 For many, becoming a pilot is living the dream. Whether you’re looking to fly your own private plane or go career by joining a top airline as a commercial jet pilot, there is no shortage of flight instruction schools all over the country. Choosing a suitable flight school might be as simple as picking one from nearby. After all, there are some learning centers available on-site at most airports, and there are many others that are off-site managed by private training companies.  But it might be worth keeping in...

So You Want To Be an Aviator? (What To Expect When You Start With Your Flying Lessons)

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” -- Leonardo da Vinci
So you finally thought about earning your wings—good for you! Learning to fly is a very fulfilling endeavor, whether you decide to make a serious hobby of it earning your private pilot license (PPL) or making a career out of it later on. Maybe you and some friends decided to give flying a try one weekend, or maybe you’ve been a fan of flying since “Top Gun”. In any...

Do You Speak the Aircraft Language?

Aircraft personnel like pilots, ground staff, and cabin crew have their own way of communicating. Their codes, protocols, and rules may sound funny, scary, or intimidating to us but these systems keep everything in motion. So, for you to not get lost in the translation of these codes and jargons flying around during your 16-hour long haul flight, allow us to give you a bit of a glossary to understand the situation. Here are the most common words spoken, feared, and mentioned during your flights: Let’s begin with the funny ones. BLUE JUICE When someone offers you...

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