Pilot Profile: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Born in Greece, Prince Philip has gone through a lot in life—to say the least—and has a truly remarkable story. Coronation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is the oldest living great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria, the oldest-ever member of the British royal [...]

The B-52: From Strategic Bomber to Hairstyle to American New Wave Band

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress was—and continues to be—a major contributor to the United States military, as well as allied forces. Introduced in February 1955, this heavy bomber has since undergone six decades of operational service and continuous upgrades, including upgrades to payload and offensive avionics system. Despite 60 years’ worth [...]

Here’s Why Pilots Say “Roger That”

Communication is key, especially in aviation. It can be used to warn someone of danger and achieve goals as a team. It can also be used to help avoid huge disasters and call for help in dire circumstances. If you’ve ever seen a military-related movie or television show, you may [...]

Plane of the Week: Grumman F6F Hellcat

Designed as a successor to the Grumman F4F Wildcat, the F6F Hellcat became America’s dominant fighter during the second half of the Pacific War. The highly successful Grumman F4F Wildcat had its first flight in September 1937 and began its service with the US Navy and British Royal Navy in [...]

Types of De-icing Fluid Used on Aircraft

If you’re looking to read about the process of de-icing planes, you’re in the wrong place. Well… not really. Go here if you want to learn about the process. But if you’re looking to read about the fluids used to get the job on, read on! A quick refresher on [...]