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Is Electric Aircraft the Future?

Can aviation follow the path of cars and engineer electric aircraft? It took Elon Musk about a decade to create his best-selling Tesla Model 3 electric car. Now every major carmaker is working on its own electric vehicle. In Seattle, Washington, a company called magniX wants to be a Tesla-like trailblazer for electric aviation. Earlier…

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Heroes In Flight: Jimmy Doolittle

James Harold Doolittle was born December 14, 1896, and lived to the ripe age of 96.  He was an American General and aviation pioneer. He was one of the first to make coast-to-coast flights, earned a doctorate from M.I.T. in aeronautics, and his most significant accomplishment was helping to develop instrument flying. Early Life Jimmy…

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Tips for Your First Solo Flight

No matter how many flights you take during training, your first solo flight is a memory second to none. The memory of rising from the runway as the true pilot in command with a vacant instructor seat next to you will last a lifetime. If your solo flight is approaching there are questions that are…

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Why You Should Consider Joining a Flying Club

Whether you’re an experienced pilot or just learning to fly, flying clubs are an affordable way to get more time in the sky. A flying club is a nonprofit member-run organization that provides members with affordable access to aircraft. Flying is can be an expensive hobby, but flying clubs pool resources to create more opportunities…

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How to Choose the Right Flight School

Before you choose a flight school, it’s a good idea to ask some key questions. Of the flight schools accessible to you, which appear to have the best reputations for training and student care? Which school offers the type of flight training you have set as your goal? Let’s take a look at some other…

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The World’s Best Airports in 2019

International air travelers have cast their votes and the world’s best airports have been announced for 2019. The world airport awards began in 1999 when Skytrax launched its first global, airport customer satisfaction survey. The survey assesses customer service and facilities in over 550 worldwide airports. World’s Best Airport Singapore’s Changi Airport was voted world’s…

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Heroes in Flight: Howard Hughes

For many people, their first encounter with Howard Hughes was through the movie “The Aviator.” Hughes, born in 1905, was an American business magnate, investor, engineer, film director, and record-setting pilot. Hughes was included in Flying Magazine’s list of the 51 heroes of Aviation, coming in ranked at No. 25. Let’s take a look at…

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New Online Aviation Market

A new web-based marketplace for all things aviation has made its debut. The promise is to address what has been described as a minimal and frustrating online aviation shopping experience. Aviators Market was created “to meet the changing needs of everyone in business and general aviation that relies on the internet to buy, sell or…

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ATP Certificate

If you’re considering a career as a commercial pilot you will be required to have an airline transport pilot certificate (ATP). An ATP certificate is now a must for anyone planning to fly for a scheduled airline or as a charter captain. That pretty much covers all professional pilots. Why the Change? Previously, all ATPs…

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