By: Sherry Law
Until World War II, the wings on an airplane were generally mounted straight, at a 90 degree angle to the body of the plane. This wing configuration seems to be the best balanced for subsonic speeds. As the speed of aircrafts increased it became clear...
By: Dave Jackson
Speed and altitude are two of the most important things a pilot needs to know during a flight. Failure of these instruments can lead to a "controlled flight into terrain", hypoxia from excessive altitude, a stall or a dangerous over-speed. All of these situations can...
By: W D Adkins
The swept back wings of modern jet aircraft give them a graceful appearance that seems to be the physical expression of the great speeds these panes are capable of. This is a happy side effect of a design that is purely functional. The swept wing...
By: Sue Simpson
When an airplane takes off its wings generate lift as air flows over the wings. The wing surface curved, so air moving of the top of the wing goes faster than air flowing under the bottom of the wing which is flat. There's more pressure...
By: peterpan
I had always been awed by airshows or even by war movies with jet fighters chasing each other on highly mountainous areas risky enough to cause collision with another aircraft or with high land areas. The artistic maneuvering of the pilot is a big reason...
By: Fine Existence
Stopping a large jet aircraft is definitely no easy feat, not to mentioned safety is of utmost importance. To land a large aircraft properly takes a lot of skills and years of training and experience. The following discusses the techniques required for stopping a large...
Aircraft spoilers, airbrakes and their function
By: Dave Jackson
Pilots of the first generations of aircraft had a lot of things to worry about. The use of spoilers and air brakes were not yet a concern. Improvements in engine performance enabled faster airspeeds and larger, heavier aircraft. Each incremental improvement caused the minimum landing...
By: Douglas Black
The science of flight can be somewhat daunting, with so many different terms and complex mechanics involved. Aircraft require several important ingredients to perpetuate flight, but directional control is most definitely one of the most important functions in flying. Control ranges from altitude changes, pitches...
By: Dennis Martz
NAVIGATION & WAYPOINTS(Getting from "Point A" to "Point B")Learning to fly a plane isn't really all that difficult. Getting a plane into the air and back down again (in one piece) is something that just about anyone can do, but getting your plane to go...
How self defense products work
By: Curtis Johansson
As far as non-lethal self-defense products go, pepper spray is by far the most popular. Pepper spray, or OC spray is a liquid, gel, or foam that is contained in a canister and released at an attacker causing immediate discomfort. The active agent in these...

 

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