Eddie Rickenbacker: Ace of Aces, Race Car Driver, Air Transportation Pioneer

Not every fighter pilot was considered an ace during World War I, let alone the ace of aces. But for Eddie Rickenbacker, that’s precisely what he was. An Early Life (With a Purpose) Edward Vernon Rickenbacker was born on October 8, 1890 in Columbus, Ohio. His parents were German-speaking Swiss [...]

First Blue Blood Supermoon in 150 Years

If you ask me, 2018 is off to a great start as far as the moon is concerned. Not only did we kick off the month with a spectacular supermoon, which came with some amazing photos of aircraft flying past the supermoon (some featured below), but we’re ending the month [...]

How Aircraft Pressurization Works

In order for planes to fly safely and efficiently, they must go high into the sky; after all, they are airplanes. However, being 30,000-40,000 feet in the air isn't the best scenario for the people in the plane due to thinner air. Compensating for the difference in pressure from sea level [...]

Plane of the Week: General Atomics MQ-1 Predator

What makes a plane a plane is the fact that it can fly. It needs to be piloted by someone, but that someone can be piloting the plane remotely. That’s the case with this week’s Plane of the Week: the MQ-1 Predator. Design and Development The MQ-1 Predator was designed [...]

What is Alaskan Bush Flying?

When you take a commercial flight in the winter, you may encounter delays due to heavy snow, freezing rain, and other harsh weather conditions. However, weather like this doesn’t stop bush planes--especially in Alaska. Alaskan bush flying is a specialized area requiring pilots to navigate Alaska's wild mountains and roadless [...]