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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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5 Private Aviation Predictions for 2020

Every year, the business aviation industry sets a series of expectations based on the results of the prior year. Weeks away from 2020, a series of trends have become sticky talking points for leaders in conferences and media outlets during 2019. A commitment to “go green” is has become a commonly voiced opinion among stakeholders.…

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The World’s Most Dangerous Airlines

Chances are you will never experience any of the airlines on this list.  And, chances are you will never be a pilot for any of these airlines – I hope. Nevertheless, as an aspiring pilot, this trivia could be interesting. Next time you’re relaxing with fellow aspiring aviators you can drop some airline knowledge on…

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2019 Holiday Airport Tips

The holiday season is upon us. Even if you’re not the one in charge yet – the captain – there’s still a good chance you’ll find yourself at an airport in the coming months. Even pilots use airports when they’re not flying. So here are some holiday airport tips to make your airport experience more…

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How Pilot Pay Works

If you’re considering a career as a pilot you might be wondering how getting paid works.  The way pilots get paid varies on a lot of factors. Some pay structures are simple, while others are complex. Things that determine how you get paid include the type of operation you work for, the equipment you fly,…

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Art at the Airport

If you’re thinking about seeing some great contemporary art one way to do it is from buying an airline ticket.  Over the past decade, airports have been investing heavily in art.  Part of their effort is to transform the often stressful experience of airports into interesting rest stops. Many terminals across the country have gone…

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Tips for Safe Winter Flights

Although your preflight might not be the most comfortable experience, many pilots enjoy Winter flying knowing they’ll avoid the warm weather hazard of thunderstorms.  The cold air also allows for increased visibility which enhances your flight experience. Another factor is the cold air which is denser and allows your plane engine to produce more thrust…

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Being a Pilot During the Holidays

As you know airports get a bit busy during the holiday season.  And as you can imagine the holiday travel season can be one the most stressful and rewarding times to be a pilot. Families depend on you to get them “home for the holidays,” or to some other long-awaited holiday vacation destination. The on…

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Emily Howell Warner: Heroes in Flight

In 1976, Emily Howell Warner was the first woman to become a US airline captain. Her career took her to the National Aviation Hall of Fame and National Women’s Hall of Fame. Today, you can find her pilot uniform on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Warner flew more than 21,000 flight…

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