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5 Affordable Airplanes

How do you like the idea of owning your own airplane? Perhaps you thought it would be too expensive, or only the wealthy owned private planes. The reality is, there are many affordable airplanes on the market. If you find them used, they become even more affordable – as you might imagine. If your dream…

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How Does Autopilot Work?

Autopilot first showed up in the aviation world in 1933 when American aviator Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world. The secret to his success was using a simple autopilot that steered his plane while he rested. Today, autopilot systems are highly sophisticated technology that can perform the same duties…

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Flight School vs. Ground School

If you’re working towards your dream of becoming a future aviator the type of pilot you become will depend on your training. In training, you will gain aeronautical knowledge, master flight maneuvers, and acquire habits that will carry you through your aviation career. Although your flight instruction is foundational to learning to fly, you’ll also…

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How Do Commercial Aircrafts Use Navigation?

Ever wonder how commercial pilots travel thousands of miles so accurately? We’re going to take a look at how commercial aircraft successfully navigate vast distances seamlessly. Commercial aircraft use a number of navigation systems to help guide the aircraft. The systems vary in accuracy, with GPS being the most accurate. But there are a number…

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How to Become a Private Pilot

Are you thinking about pursuing your dream to get a private pilot license? Some people get their private pilot certificate for hobby or sport, while others love the idea of aircraft travel for vacations or visiting family. Some private pilots even use their airplane as a mode of transportation to business meetings or events. For…

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5 Airplanes that Transformed Flight

The world’s first flight took place on December 17, 1903. Most people know the pilot was Orville Wright. It took another 30 years for aircraft design to reach new levels of innovation. Aviation advanced with every new model, but some models stood out as truly transformative. Let’s take a look at five airplane designs that…

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Clyde Cessna: Heroes in Flight

Clyde Cessna was a farmer and car salesman in Enid, Oklahoma when he was inspired to dedicate his life to aviation. It was in 1910 when Clyde witnessed a traveling airshow and had the direction of his life forever changed. Born in Iowa in 1879, Cessna’s childhood was filled with self-taught innovation and mechanical skills…

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Is Learning to Fly Safe?

If you’ve never piloted an aircraft before your instinct might tell you it’s dangerous. That would be true if you didn’t have any training or experience. Flying, like driving, certainly can be dangerous in certain situations. And like driving, with the proper training and experience, the risks of flying can be reduced and managed. The…

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Top 8 Historical Moments in Flight

Before we reached the skies I’m sure our ancestors never imagined their descendants would eventually not only fly but fly into the stars. Every great moment in flight inspired the next generation of aviators to try flying higher, faster, and farther. Their efforts, dreams, and hard work helped shape civilization into what it is today.…

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