Plane of the Week: L-39 Albatros

As a nimble jet, the L-39 Albatros trains future pilots and prepares them to use heavier, larger planes in the future.  Air force units and the military utilize the plane for tactical aircraft, as well as a light ground support fighter. Pilots refer to the plane as an aggressive, agile [...]

How to Get Ready to Put Your Pet on an Airplane

Sometimes, it’s unavoidable to avoid bringing your pet along for your travels. Maybe you’re moving across the country? Or, maybe you can’t find a dog sitter during a peak-vacation time and you’ve already booked a pet-friendly hotel, so why not? While the decision to bring along your furry friend might [...]

Pilot Encounters with UFOs

Do You Want to Believe? Planes aren’t always the only things flying in the sky. We’ve got helicopters, blimps, weather balloons, lost kites… and every once in a while, some eye spies something that’s not so easily identifiable. These are known as UFOs: unidentified flying objects. For some, UFOs are [...]

Plane of the Week: Messerschmitt Me 262

The World's First Operational Jet Fighter   While the design for the Messerschmitt Me 262 began pre-World War II, it didn't reach operational status with the Luftwaffe until mid-1944. Even then, only small numbers of Me 262s actually appeared in combat. Design and Development Several years before the onset of WWII, [...]

Hurricane Hunters: Weathering the Storm for Data

In the wake of hurricane season, you may have heard of the "Hurricane Hunters" and wondered, why anyone would go towards a hurricane rather than away from it? Well, there's good reason pilots fly into the eye of the storm--to collect accessible data for public officials. Their flights help gather information on [...]