Ufos Fact
By: Dr Roxanne Lewis
I saw my first UFO when I was seventeen. I was with my Mother and I had just come out of the High School and looked up to see what i at first thought was a blimp. Then I realized that the object I was...
By: Matthew Rawlins
The science behind aircraft originates from the study of our feathered friends in the wild. Birds in flight, basically share all the same flying qualities of our very own military and commercial aircraft. From the aerodynamic construction of a bird's wing, to their fuselage-like bodies...
Why airplanes make so much noise
By: Kristen M. Anderson
Anyone who has traveled extensively by plane or lived near an airport may wonder why airplanes make so much noise. Interestingly, using the same amount of engine power, airplanes are considered to be 100 times quieter today than they were 40 years ago. Sanjiva Lele...
The differences between FAA Part 61 and 141 flight schools
By: H.M. Guffey
So you want to learn to fly. But before you head out to the nearest flight school to try to impress your future flight instructor, you should be aware that all flight schools are not created equal. Before you get caught up in all of...
How to read basic aircraft instruments
By: Jon Brownridge
Anyone who has had the privilege of entering the cockpit of a transatlantic jumbo jet will be familiar with the overwhelming sight of the instrument panel before the pilots. It's hard to imagine what so many instruments could mean, and one can only feel respect...
How to become an amateur pilot
By: John W. Paulus
If you're wondering how to become an amateur pilot, you might be surprised to find that you only need to be 16 years of age, in good health, and meet specific training requirements. This is the most basic type of pilot's license available, and the...
By: Larry Wiggins
Control duplication is common in airplanes. This is usually called dual controls and does not imply that there are two of each control in the airplane. Some of the controls are placed in a central area where they can be accessed by either pilot. Other...
A look at the flight test process
By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
New designs for airplanes are brought forth all the time, and quite a few pass the muster, making them candidates for further interest by the military, privately and publicly owned airplane manufacturers, and commercial airlines. When a new design gets passed through to the design...
Biography: Francis Galton
By: Pam Uher
He was born in 1822, his life and accomplishments spanned almost a century and he is credited with being a pioneer in numerous fields of the life sciences and exploration venues. This half-cousin of Charles Darwin was the youngest of 9 children born to Samuel...
Biography: Sir George Cayley
By: Anony Mous
I remember the first day in my History of Aviation class at Embry-Riddel Aeronautical University, one of the first people we ever spoke of was Sir George Cayley: "The father of Aviation"; the only predecessors to him being Wan Hu of the mythical Chinese rocket...

 

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