News from the aviation industry.

Flying Eye Hospital Prevents Blindness Worldwide

In the late 1960s, ophthalmologist Dr. David Patan returned to the United States after spending time abroad with a startling truth: 217 million people are visually impaired and 80% of these impairments are avoidable. Dr. Patan worked to make eye care accessible to everyone through mobile stations and educate as many people as possible on [...]

By |January 3rd, 2018|Aviation News, Technology|0 Comments

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?

A Method to the Madness: Airplane Boarding Procedures

Waiting to board your plane can be frustrating, especially when airlines use different boarding processes that may take longer than others. Passengers are usually seated by zone, from the back to the front of the plane, or by first-come, first-served. When you’ve already been waiting at the gate for over an hour, the last thing [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation|Comments Off on A Method to the Madness: Airplane Boarding Procedures

Boeing to Test Turbulence-Detecting Lasers on Commercial Flights

Boeing equipped its long-range 777 with a laser to discover turbulence before coming in contact with it. If the laser proves efficient, the plane, crew, and any passengers on board will be saved from a rough ride. Troublesome Turbulence Photo Credit: CBC News | Technology and Science, Ted S. Warren In-flight turbulence is [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|Aviation News, Technology|Comments Off on Boeing to Test Turbulence-Detecting Lasers on Commercial Flights

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

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

The Air Show Finally Returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania

After nearly two decades, acrobatic performances once again graced the skies of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pennsylvania hadn’t seen an air show in 17 years. But that all—thankfully—changed on August 12. Like an Old Friend Returning The airport first officially announced the airshow back in March after speculation and unconfirmed [...]

By |August 14th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation|Comments Off on The Air Show Finally Returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania

Here’s What You Need to Know About Project: Time Off

Jumping on a plane to use up some of those vacation days is, in my opinion, always a good idea. However, many people are thinking twice before taking their rightfully earned paid time off. Have you ever gotten weird vibes from a coworker over taking vacation—for using the days you’ve earned? Whether it be weird [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|Aviation News|Comments Off on Here’s What You Need to Know About Project: Time Off

How Satellites Make for Safer Flights

In between Iceland, Scotland, and Norway lies the Faroe Islands’ Vágar Airport—an airport completely reliant on a satellite-based navigation system. The airport has one runway and grass-covered hills surrounded by steep, rocky cliffs. Clouds above the water make landing on the remote island difficult to maneuver at times. Satellite-based landing increases flight safety. Europe's regional satellite-based augmentation [...]

By |July 5th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation|Comments Off on How Satellites Make for Safer Flights

International Paris Air Show

The International Paris Air Show began on June 19 and will continue until June 26. The International Exhibition of Aeronautics and Space (SIAE) host the event, and it is the 52nd edition of the largest and longest-running aerospace trade show in the world. The show is held every odd year and welcomes the latest in [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|Aviation History, Aviation News, General Aviation|Comments Off on International Paris Air Show