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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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5 of the World’s Largest Aircraft

When the Stratolaunch took off from Mojave, California in 2019 it smashed a record that’s remained unbroken for over seven decades. No flying aircraft had surpassed the massive wingspan of Howard Hughes’ H-4 Hercules, also called the “Spruce Goose.” But wingspan is not the only measure of size when considering the world’s largest aircraft –…

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The World’s Smallest Airports

While some airports have received attention for their massive size, the other side of the coin is interesting as well. There are small airports and then there are super small airports, that some might argue are more akin to landing strips than airports. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of…

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