About Sarah Simonovich

Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. While she lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania, her heart is in New England. Currently her biggest travel achievement has been (accidently) getting up close and personal with 3 moose in Baxter State park. When she’s not at work writing and drinking coffee, you can find her hanging out with her dog.

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 immigrants and he was the [...]

By |January 19th, 2018|Pilot Profile|0 Comments

The Guinea Pig Club: RAF Pilots and the Advancement of Plastic Surgery

We are incredibly lucky to presently live in a world with advanced medical technology. It wasn’t all that long ago, really, when commonplace surgeries today would have been nothing more than a pipe dream. World War II changed the world in many ways. During this time, aircraft advanced, weapons advanced, and numerous technologies advanced—because they [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Aviation History|0 Comments

2017 Blog Roundup: Looking Back at our Favorites

Nearing the end of the year always brings a certain type of nostalgia. As we look towards the future, it's always good to reflect on past accomplishments, too. By doing so, we can measure our growth. It's kinda like time travel that way--a blast from the past! We've grown a lot over the past year [...]

By |January 1st, 2018|Aviation History, General Aviation|0 Comments

Plane of the Week: Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is one of the largest military aircraft in the world--and probably out of this world, too. The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is the United States Air Force's largest and only strategic airlifter. This gargantuan aircraft can carry more cargo farther than any other aircraft in the world. Additionally, with its payload of six [...]

By |December 29th, 2017|Plane Of The Week|0 Comments

How Charles Lindbergh Became TIME’s First Man of the Year

For nearly a century, Time magazine has annually selected people—man, woman, group or concept—that had the most influence on the world during the past 12 months. The criterion for the person of the year is the following: “the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied [...]

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Are Drones a Threat to Aircraft?

While pilots typically love the freedom afforded by flying in the open skies, that wide, open space may appear to get smaller and smaller as more drones take to the air. Recently published research commissioned by the FAA finds that high-speed collision between an airliner and a drone is more damaging than bird strikes. In [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Aviation News|Comments Off on Are Drones a Threat to Aircraft?

Pilot Profile: Katherine Stinson

A Pioneering American Aviator As one of America's Early aviators, Katherine Stinson set numerous flying records, including ones for distance, endurance, and aerobatic maneuvers. In July 1912, she became the fourth woman in the United States to obtain a pilot’s certificate. Katherine Stinson was born in Fort Payne, Alabama, on February 14, 1891. It would be twelve [...]

By |December 8th, 2017|Aviation History|Comments Off on Pilot Profile: Katherine Stinson

Sport Pilot Licenses are Popular But Risky

Learning to Fly For those who have always believed they could fly, getting a pilot’s license doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. There are different levels of pilot licenses depending on what types of aircraft you want to fly, whether it’s a hobby or a job, your level of training, and, frankly, your skills. [...]

By |November 27th, 2017|General Aviation|1 Comment

Pilot Encounters with Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Picture this: you’re a pilot, cruising through the air when suddenly an unknown object appears in your peripherals. What is that?! you scream to yourself, trying your best to keep it cool. You’ve heard about pilots having close encounters with UFOs before, and you’ve even read about WWII pilots experiencing pesky gremlins. But never in [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|Aviation History, General Aviation|Comments Off on Pilot Encounters with Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Plane of the Week: F/A-18 Super Hornet

The Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet is not to be confused with the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet—although the former was based on the latter. This hornet is super   This twin-engine, supersonic, all-weather multirole fighter jet is capable of landing and taking off from an aircraft carrier. What is perhaps the most impressive feat [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Plane Of The Week|Comments Off on Plane of the Week: F/A-18 Super Hornet