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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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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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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If you’ve thought about becoming a private pilot you might find yourself in the captain’s chair of a Gulfstream G500 one day. The G500 is a twin-engine business jet that can transport up to 19 passengers. It’s a favorite jet to charter for its comfort and size. And with this latest award, it’s recognized as…

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Lloyd Stearman

Lloyd Stearman Not many people have heard of Lloyd Stearman, but when it comes to the best minds in aviation design and engineering, his name sits among the very top few. Early life Lloyd Stearman was born in Wellsville, Kansas in 1898. Unlike some of his peers, Stearman was not an overly outgoing individual. He…

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