Plane of the Week: Junkers F.13

In a world of fabric-and-wood, be metal. Hugo Junkers (1859-1935)©MP/Leemage The Junkers F.13 was one of the most advanced aircraft of its time. Developed in Germany at the end of WWI, this advanced cantilever-wing monoplane was the first ever all-metal transport aircraft. It was also Junker's first commercial aircraft--not too [...]

What is TSA PreCheck?

Let’s face it: no one likes going to the airport and dealing with security. Sure, we understand that it’s important and necessary and we’re grateful for it, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. You never know what to expect when you go to an airport anymore: [...]

How John Denver’s Death Influenced Experimental Aircraft Regulation

Singer, songwriter, actor and activist John Denver was also a pilot during his time. If you don't know who John Denver is, I'd be surprised. This man is a music legend. Of the nearly 300 songs he recorded and released, he wrote about 200 of them himself. I've always been a [...]

Plane of the Week: Supermarine Spitfire

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! This week, we're focusing our Plane of the Week on an Irish pilot who flew a particular type of fighter plane. I’ve written about the Battle of Britain before where I mentioned that 500 of the Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots were from other countries, including Ireland. Many of [...]

Ready Your Facial Hair–It’s Mustache March

Move over, No-Shave November.  If you have an Air Force man in your life, maybe you've been wondering why he's suddenly decided to start nurturing a caterpillar above his upper lip. Maybe he was born with it--or maybe it's just Mustache March. When the Mustaches March Along The month of [...]

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