By: JC Campbell
The giant carbon footprint indelibly imprinted on the environment by aviation is unmistakable and has increased rapidly courtesy of the expansion of air travel in the past decade alone. Considering that there are over 80,000 planes in the air every day in the United...
By: JC Campbell
The noise created by airplanes can be attributed to two factors. 1 Engine noise. 2. The reaction between air and the fuselage. For people who live close to an airport or live below a regular flight path, it is little comfort to know that airplanes...
By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
Depending upon the aircraft that you wish to fly, the cost of obtaining a pilot's license can vary from $5,000 to over $250,000. To be a commercial jet pilot, flying 777's, Airbus A380's, and other big, luxury airliners would take a lot of...
Too much of a Good Thing Science Unbound
By: Michael Stonecipher
From the blurred beginnings of human history, man's survival has been dependent upon his ability to use his mind and finer fingers to manipulate the raw and seemingly anarchic environment and to create what he needed from what he found lying at his once bare...
An overview of the Silent Aircraft Initiative
By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
The silent aircraft initiative is an undertaking to reduce the noise that aircraft make, so that the airports would not contribute so much noise pollution, which reduces nearby land and home values, and causes health problems, especially in children. People should not suffer, health-wise or...
An overview of the Silent Aircraft Initiative
By: M. J. Joachim
Reducing Airplane Noise for the FutureThe Silent Aircraft Initiative was conceived in 2003 in an effort to reduce noise pollution. Engineers, researchers, and scientists from around the world joined forces to dramatically control the amount of noise produced by airplanes. The University of Cambridge-MIT Institute...
By: Jay Wesand
All types of commercially manufactured aircraft must undergo the Flight Test Process. This procedure is required in order to ascertain that the engineering and design characteristics of an aircraft meet established structural, controllability and safety parameters. It serves to establish compliance with certification requirements for...
By: James Clark - 495104
The most basic aircraft today have what is known as the "6-pack". The 6-pack includes the Airspeed Indicator, Attitude Indicator(Artificial Horizion), Altimeter, Turn Coordinator, Heading Indicator, and the Vertical Speed Indicator. The hub of your instrument scan while flying is certainly the Attitude Indicator. It...
The difference between propeller and jet aircrafts
By: James Clark - 495104
The jet era of aviation is a time now that has certainly revolutionized the way we travel. However, despite what others may say about propeller driven aircraft being outdated and not as efficient, there is still a very large demand for both jets and propeller...
Freedom in Scientific Method
By: Gary C. Gibson
What is 'carte blanche', and should scientists have it in experiments? Carte Blanche was at one time a credit card used everywhere-should scientists have those in experiments one may wonder. This is the post Bush II era with unlimited spending for defense and national security...

 

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