About Kayleigh DeMace

Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. While some argue that reading a book is the greatest form of travel—and while she agrees with this statement to a degree—she believes that there is no better way to grow and experience life than travel the world. So, why not write about it? Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.

Aviation Mysteries: STENDEC Transmissions

Morse code has saved countless lives over time. This method uses a series of sounds, lights, and clicks, in different lengths and combinations to convey a message, the most famous being SOS. It’s a system that has transcended time, really. This particular incident is a one-off story of the system not necessarily working. In August [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|General Aviation|0 Comments

Plane of the Week: Learjet 23

Today, business and personal flight is the norm—if you’re traveling far, you jump on a jet and get there quickly. But 747s weren’t always around. The first commercial jet was the Learjet 23. These were also the first products of Learjet Corporation. Learjet 23 Design and Development In 1959, William P. Lear Sr. started with [...]

By |November 10th, 2017|Plane Of The Week|0 Comments

All About Aircraft De-icing

It’s that time of year again! The weather is cooling, our car windows are frosted over and so are the windows on our airplanes. Have you ever seen de-icing fluid? It’s kind of crazy looking, and the stuff is amazing. Today, we’re diving into the world of airport deicing fluid. It’s pretty fascinating stuff. The [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|General Aviation|0 Comments

Why Does a Witch Ride a Broomstick (and not a 747)?

This is one burning question, people. What events led to witches riding around on brooms? Why didn’t they switch to airplanes and use their magic to make them fly faster and last longer? I mean, if I were a witch—and I’m not, despite what my other half says—I would probably want to keep the wind [...]

By |October 24th, 2017|General Aviation|0 Comments

Plane of the Week: Rutan Model 202 Boomerang

Designed by Burt Rutan, the Rutan Model 202 Boomerang’s appearance is downright unforgettable. But why the unique design? There’s a reason behind every rhyme. Design and Development The Boomerang was modeled after one of the most well-known twin-engine civilian aircrafts: the Beechcraft Baron 58. The plane made its debut at the 1996 Oshkosh, Wisconsin AirVenture. [...]

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Pilot Profile: Louis Blériot

Louis Blériot is famous for being the first to fly between continental Europe and Great Britain. We recently featured his Blériot XI in our Plane of the Week series! But this man’s life started out as an inventor. Blériot’s Early Years Born in France on July 1, 1872, his career in aviation was funded by [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|Aviation History|Comments Off on Pilot Profile: Louis Blériot

Here’s What You Need to Know About Spatial Disorientation

We haven’t always been sky-bound, but I don’t have to tell you this. Flying is a relevantly recent thing for us. Being suspended in a big metal tube-thing about 40,000 feet in the air is something that only our generation has experienced, so we haven’t really adapted to it quite yet. This is where spatial [...]

By |October 2nd, 2017|General Aviation|Comments Off on Here’s What You Need to Know About Spatial Disorientation

Plane of the Week: Martin M-130

The China Clipper, the Philippine Clipper, and the Hawaii Clipper are the names of three flying boats—Martin M-130s—designed by Glenn L. Martin Company in the 1930s. In fact, it’s the first of the three to have been built. With a complex and tragic story behind them, this boat-plane hybrid introduced the reality of scheduled, international [...]

By |September 29th, 2017|Plane Of The Week|Comments Off on Plane of the Week: Martin M-130

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 be stressful in a number [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation|Comments Off on How to Get Ready to Put Your Pet on an Airplane

How is the Speed Limit Enforced by Aircraft?

I was driving through Virginia recently and noticed a sign on the side of the highway that read “Speed Limit Enforced by Aircraft.” I’ve seen them in my home state too, but never really thought much of them until recently. I always thought, “Yeah, right. How would they do that?” But now I have more [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|General Aviation|Comments Off on How is the Speed Limit Enforced by Aircraft?