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Why Fall is the Perfect Time to Start Flying

Fall is the time when schools start the new year in many places across the country. If you’ve been thinking about flight school, there’s no better time to get started than in the fall. In this article, we’ll look at why fall is the perfect time to get started on your career in aviation. Thinner…

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Introduction to Flight Controls

Pilots use flight control systems to control the forces of flight and the aircraft’s direction and altitude.  Flight control systems and characteristics can vary greatly depending on the type of aircraft you’re flying. The most basic flight control system designs are mechanical and date back to the earliest aircraft. Flight control systems are subdivided into…

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Things to do in Memphis Fall 2020

A lot of people think that there’s nothing to do in Memphis this Fall because of COVID-19. The good news is that’s not true. Local event organizers are still hosting some traditional fall Memphis events this Autumn. Many will be outdoors and socially-distanced and having limited capacity, but there will still be events for people…

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Things to do in Fort Lauderdale Fall 2020

A lot of people are wondering what they can do in Fort Lauderdale this Fall in the middle of COVID-19. The good thing about Fort Lauderdale is the weather and ability to do things outdoors and maintain social distancing while soaking up some natural vitamin D. In this article we’ll look at some things you…

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Pilot?

Becoming a pilot doesn’t happen overnight, but it might not take as long as you think either. There are very defined steps to getting your pilot’s license. So, how long does it take to become a pilot? The amount of time it takes to learn to fly depends on what kind of pilot’s license you’re…

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Heroes in Flight: Albert Scott Crossfield

Albert Scott Crossfield was an American naval officer and test pilot. In 1953, he became the first pilot to fly at twice the speed of sound. He was the first of twelve pilots who flew the North American X-15, an experimental spaceplane operated by NASA. The Early Years In 1950, at age 29, Crossfield joined…

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Airplane Takes Flight

A highly-modified Piper Malibu Mirage took flight in Cranfield, England, last week and made history. The short circuit flight around the airport was notable because of what was powering the plane. It was powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, which made it the world’s first flight with zero-emission fuel for a “commercial-grade” passenger airplane. Decarbonized…

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Electric Airplane Makes History

Earlier this year a small white-and-red Cessna Grand Caravan took off from Moses Lake in Washington state and flew itself into the history books. The aircraft flew at speeds topping 100 mph to an altitude of around 2,500 feet, made some turns, and then landed after about 30 minutes. What made history was under the…

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The World’s Smallest Airplanes

Some aircraft manufacturers race to build the largest airplanes while others are focusing on building the tiniest of metal birds. Maybe one day we’ll all be making transcontinental flights in private flying pods. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the world’s smallest aircraft to ever go into production. Stits…

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