News from the aviation industry.

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|0 Comments

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

Are Pilotless Planes in Our Future?

Utopia: a place of ideal perfection. Tall, bright buildings between smooth highways surrounded by green grass. Driverless cars making seamless lane changes. Computers performing jobs better than humans ever could. Appealing as this may sound, real life is a bit more… messy. Pilotless planes seem like something taken out of a Utopian society that will [...]

By |June 12th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation, Technology|Comments Off on Are Pilotless Planes in Our Future?

This Airport Terminal is Going to the Dogs

…and the horses and the cats. Traveling with pets can be ruff. And incredibly stressful (to both those on two legs and four). Every so often we hear the occasional high-profile horror stories about dogs who died after being on flights. And regardless of whether the airline is at fault or it was simply the [...]

By |April 17th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation|Comments Off on This Airport Terminal is Going to the Dogs

Biofuels Confirmed to Reduce Jet Engine Pollution

Are greener skies on the horizon for travelers? Looks like it! NASA recently confirmed jet engines that use biofuels produce fewer aerosol particle emissions in their exhaust trails. Aviation produces 2.5% of the world’s carbon emissions so this can have a big impact on the environment and the airlines. Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Aviation News|Comments Off on Biofuels Confirmed to Reduce Jet Engine Pollution

NASA and FAA Utilize Dummies to Test Aircraft Safety

Remember when in 1984 NASA and the FAA got together and intentionally crashed a B-720 aircraft in the name of airplane safety? Well, they’re back at it again—because who doesn’t like intentionally crashing stuff? Recently, NASA and the FAA put 10 crash test dummies to the test to help develop new crashworthiness guidelines for the future of [...]

By |March 27th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation|Comments Off on NASA and FAA Utilize Dummies to Test Aircraft Safety