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Top 4 reasons why takeoff is smoother in a larger plane

For those who have flown in a small airplane versus a large commercial jetliner, you know that the experience is quite different, even though all the parts are the same: takeoff, fly in the air, land. So why is it such a different experience if both planes are doing the ...

How your Teeth are Helping Build Better Planes

What does a human, a walrus and a Tyrannosaurus Rex all have in common? I bet your first guess was not the microscopic structure of their teeth enamel, but if somehow it was, you are exactly right! This fun fact was discovered by Nicholas Kotov, a professor of chemical engineering ...

How Often Do Airplanes Hit Deer?

Stats behind wildlife strikes may surprise you When we think about birds hitting airplanes or getting sucked into the engines and forcing planes to land or even crash, many of us are reminded of the unlikely story of US Airways Flight 1549 on January 15, 2009, when a flock of geese was struck ...

Piper Aircraft Appoints New Vice President

Piper Aircraft hires industry veteran as new VP of International and Direct Sales Industry veteran, Drew McEwen, has been appointed as Piper Aircraft’s new Vice President of International and Direct Sales. In this new position he will lead the company’s global and factory direct sales efforts for the ...

Cessna Aircraft Adds Training Schools

Cessna aircraft has always been synonymous with flight training and for good reason, as this small, piston-powered aircraft is ideal for students learning how to pilot a plane due to it’s forgiving flight characteristics and slow landing speed. The fact that Cessna planes are the ultimate training aircraft is ...

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