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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 aircraft with speed and maneuverability. [...]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Plane Of The Week|0 Comments

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 a hurricane's strength, which can [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|General Aviation|0 Comments

The Everett Factory and the Rise of the Boeing 747

Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer and is one of the busiest times to travel. As you gaze out onto the tarmac at the massive Boeing 747 you're going to board, take a moment to reflect on the wonder of the man-made flying machine and how it's about to carry over 500 people [...]

By |September 4th, 2017|General Aviation|0 Comments

Plane of the Week: KC-135 Stratotanker

KC-135 Stratotankers serve a crucial role in several areas of the military--their main mission being to refuel long-range military bombers. Four turbofans power the massive machine under swept wings and allow it to carry up to 83,000 pounds of cargo while refueling F-105 and F-4 fighter bombers. The aircraft has been servicing the United States Air [...]

By |September 1st, 2017|Plane Of The Week|0 Comments

Model Planes: The Gateway to Aviation for All Ages

Model airplanes allow children and adults to get up-close and personal with aviation without becoming a pilot or buying a plane ticket. Models made to scale can mark the beginning of a journey into aviation through its history and fascinating stories associated with real life versions of a plane. Assembling model airplanes requires patience, skill, [...]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Aviation History, General Aviation|Comments Off on Model Planes: The Gateway to Aviation for All Ages

NASA’s Quest to Cut Down on Flight Time

Traveling by air does wonders. It transforms long, grueling drives into manageable flights and allows people to go places impossible to reach by car. The convenience is unparalleled. However, like anything, flying does not come without frustrating features for both passengers and those on the ground. Passengers sometimes undergo lengthy commercial flights (in addition to [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation, Technology|Comments Off on NASA’s Quest to Cut Down on Flight Time

Plane of the Week: Lockheed C-130 Hercules

The C-130's versatility is second to none. The C-130 Hercules is considered one of history's most important aircraft. It has landed on high air-strips in the Himalaya Mountains, as well as those in the middle of the ocean on ships. Harsh environments are no stranger to this aircraft as it's usually the first plane landing [...]

By |August 11th, 2017|Plane Of The Week|Comments Off on Plane of the Week: Lockheed C-130 Hercules

WB-57F Jets to Follow Total Solar Eclipse

If you’re a fan of National Geographic or the Discovery Channel, you may have heard of storm chasers. These people dedicate themselves to following a storm—usually a tornado—and getting video footage of clouds forming and hail falling. For some, the purpose behind storm chasing is more than just getting a thrill. They’re hired to gather [...]

By |August 2nd, 2017|General Aviation|Comments Off on WB-57F Jets to Follow Total Solar Eclipse

G-Forces: A Matter of Acceleration

If you’ve ever ridden a roller coaster, you may have felt a sense of weightlessness followed by abrupt heaviness. Going over bumps, through corkscrews, and around loops nearing a speed of 100 mph contributes to all those sensations—it’s also why you may feel a little queasy after getting off the ride. Roller coasters cause you [...]

By |July 26th, 2017|Aviation History, General Aviation|Comments Off on G-Forces: A Matter of Acceleration

Plane of the Week: F-16 Fighter Falcon

The Lightweight Fighter Mafia contributed to the F-16 Fighter Falcon design used today. As founding members of the Fighter Mafia, John Boyd and Tom Christie did more than attract controversy by advocating for a new US air combat doctrine. The informal group wanted military reform in one way—do more with less. Boyd made his mark [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|General Aviation, Plane Of The Week|Comments Off on Plane of the Week: F-16 Fighter Falcon