What Aircraft Maintenance Can You Do Yourself?

What Aircraft Maintenance Can You Do Yourself?

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If you’ve owned a plane for any length of time, you know the purchase price is just the start. There are plenty of other expenses that also add up, so it’s fair to say we are all interested in how to decrease the costs of airplane ownership (safely).
The 11 Light Gun Signals All Pilots Must Know (And How to Respond)

The 11 Light Gun Signals All Pilots Must Know (And How to Respond)

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What do you remember about how to communicate with ATC if you lose radio comms or need to fly an aircraft without a radio? We all learned about light gun signals as student pilots, but we seldom quiz ourselves to check our retention.

8 Preventable Airplane Disasters (Avoid Making These Fatal Mistakes)

8 Preventable Airplane Disasters (Avoid Making These Fatal Mistakes)

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Learning from the fatal mistakes of others is unfortunately a reality in the aviation world. The more we study and review what went wrong on other flights, the better prepared we will be to manage or avoid similar dangers on our own flights.

The 11 Fastest Planes in the World [#11 Hasn’t Been Produced Yet]

The 11 Fastest Planes in the World [#11 Hasn’t Been Produced Yet]

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We’ve covered the largest aircraft, smallest aircraft, most produced aircraft, and most affordable aircraft. Now it’s time to talk about the fastest plane in the world. For today’s post, we’ve rounded up a list of the 10 fastest planes plus details about an 11th whose release is highly anticipated.
Piper Archer: The Reliable Family Flyer

Piper Archer: The Reliable Family Flyer

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The four-place Piper Archer, also known as a Cherokee 180 or PA-28-180, is a single-engine low wing, tricycle gear utility plane known for its stable, predictable, and forgiving flight handling characteristics. The Archer is a favorite for individual owners wanting a solid, affordable four-place aircraft that flies as easily as a trainer yet has upgraded options available.
FAA Drone Rules: How to Register a Drone and Legally Fly in the US

FAA Drone Rules: How to Register a Drone and Legally Fly in the US

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Long gone are the wild west days of purchasing a drone online and immediately taking to the skies with no training, no license, no registration, and not so much as even a glance at the owner’s manual. 

What is eVTOL?: The Electric Future of Aviation Explained

What is eVTOL?: The Electric Future of Aviation Explained

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Imagine personal hover cars and other small flying transports navigating the skies just above major cities. It may sound like the backdrop for a science fiction movie or an episode of Star Trek, but as aircraft designs and technology continue to evolve, we are moving ever closer to that reality.

Pilot Hypoxia: How to Recognize and Respond to the High-Altitude Threat

Pilot Hypoxia: How to Recognize and Respond to the High-Altitude Threat

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“One becomes indifferent. One thinks neither of the perilous situation nor of any danger,” French balloon pilot Gaston Tissandier wrote after narrowly surviving the first documented aviation-related hypoxia event at 28,000 feet.

Is 5G Aircraft Interference a Threat? What You Need to Know.

Is 5G Aircraft Interference a Threat? What You Need to Know.

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We all know the drill. Once the doors close on a commercial airline flight, all passengers are asked to place their portable electronic devices into airplane mode. The flight attendants then come through and extend a personal invitation to any stragglers who are still trying to sneak in that last second call or message.

The 5 Smallest Aircraft in the World (and the Stories Behind Them)

The 5 Smallest Aircraft in the World (and the Stories Behind Them)

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Aircraft designers love to stretch the perceived limits of flight to the extreme, creating aircraft no one even knew were possible. You won’t be checking any bags on these flights, and you may even be too tall to ride.

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

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

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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.

How to Calculate True Airspeed and What It Is (Guide)

How to Calculate True Airspeed and What It Is (Guide)

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Ask a racecar driver what their top speed is, and it is an easy answer. No calculations required. The same applies to a sprinter or marathon runner. Airspeed in the world of aviation, however, is a more complex topic. We have not just one type of airspeed, but many, and each has a different purpose.

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