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Aircraft Air Conditioning: All the Details You Need to Know

Aircraft Air Conditioning: All the Details You Need to Know

Talk of the air conditioning systems on aircraft can be enough to make a germaphobe squirm. With all the urban legends of getting sick after flying, and the thought of breathing stale air onboard commercial passenger jets, planes’ AC systems have developed a bad reputation in some circles. It can be hard to sort out the fact from the fiction, so today we will set the record straight and share all the details you need to know about aircraft air conditioning systems including how it works and how clean it really is.

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Aviation Alphabet: Learn the Phonetic Alphabet for Aviation (A to Z)

Aviation Alphabet: Learn the Phonetic Alphabet for Aviation (A to Z)

Was that an “m” or an “n?” Even today most of us have experienced the frustration of trying to communicate the spelling of our name, a street name, or other information over the phone only to have the other party not understand it. Now imagine living back in the early days of telephone when the connection was not remotely as good and the audio nowhere near as crisp as it is today.

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Piper Arrow (Specifications and History)

Piper Arrow (Specifications and History)

Piper Aircraft got its start in 1927 with the Taylor Brothers Aircraft Manufacturing Company out of Rochester, New York. The Taylor brothers – Clarence and Gordon – started the company to produce their Taylor Chummy, a two-place high-wing monoplane design.

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Piper Tomahawk PA-38 (Everything You Need to Know)

Piper Tomahawk PA-38 (Everything You Need to Know)

The story of the Piper Tomahawk an interesting one filled with unique handling and flight characteristics, accidents, investigations, divided opinions, and controversy. The adage “be careful what you wish for because you just might get it” also applies. But before we delve into the details of this interesting aircraft, we will step back and take a look at where the Piper Tomahawk got its start.

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