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10 Different Types of Airplane Flaps (Photos Included)

10 Different Types of Airplane Flaps (Photos Included)

The first airplane flap was developed in 1916, just over a decade after Kitty Hawk. Aircraft designers realized that wing flaps could be used to change the shape and therefore the aerodynamic performance of the wings during flight. Over the next century, multiple designs have been developed in the quest to achieve the perfect lift-to-drag ratio capabilities for all phases of flight from takeoff to landing.

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Tips for Choosing a Flight School and an Instructor – Best Suggestions for 2021

Tips for Choosing a Flight School and an Instructor – Best Suggestions for 2021

Becoming a pilot is an exciting goal and one of the first steps to fulfilling that dream is to pick a flight school and flight instructor. There are many flight schools to choose from, and each employs plenty of flight instructors, so how do you decide which is the right fit for you? Read on to discover what things to consider as you search for the best pilot training program to spend your time and money on.
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10 Tips for Using an iPad in the Cockpit [2021]

10 Tips for Using an iPad in the Cockpit [2021]

In our world of increasingly digital cockpits, the iPad is a useful tool for both professional and general aviation pilots. Gone are the days of flipping through multiple paper sectionals on a long cross-country flight. Many pilots have embraced the Apple iPad, iPad mini, or another tablet device in lieu of paper charts for flight planning, in-flight navigation and more.

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The 21 Most Produced Aircraft of All Time (Take a Guess)

The 21 Most Produced Aircraft of All Time (Take a Guess)

Calling all aircraft trivia buffs – what are the most produced aircraft of all time? Consider about both fixed wing and rotor craft from both the civil and military sectors worldwide. Then gather your pilot pals around, make your guesses and then read on to discover how many of the top twenty-two aircraft you named.

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