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5 New Planes to Watch For

It’s hard to beat the buzz the original jumbo Boeing 747 generated when it was first announced. The launch of the 747 was the launch of mass tourism across the Atlantic. Many aviation insiders are saying that the latest jets coming off the assembly line may not set themselves about by looks like the early…

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Pilot Shortage Provides Opportunity

The Federal Aviation Administration reports there were about 827,000 pilots in America in 1987. Over the past three decades, the number has dropped by 30%. During the same time period, the demand for air travel has dramatically increased. A classic case of low supply and high demand has created the perfect opportunity for high paying…

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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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