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From paper planes to models to books on aircraft schematics, I have been a longtime aviation enthusiast. Here I share my favorite aircraft which shaped history and our lives today. From the screeching chaos of dogfights, to the thrilling if now mundane experience of air travel, we cover it all!
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Guide to Modern and Vintage Aircraft

754px-F-14 Tomcat VF-114 escorting TU-95 BearFrom Zeppelins to 100 horsepower canvas deathtraps, to supersonic jet aircraft with nuclear payloads, Aircraft have reshaped society and shrunk the world within a few generations. Here we collect stories of famous airplanes, dogfights, and air forces from throughout the world. The popularity of airshows among the general public is evidence of the fascination that aircraft still invoke from the general public. Air travel has done much to integrate the world economy, and air power has either shortened wars or magnified their destructiveness, depending on who you ask. Yet there is no doubt regarding how influential and interesting aircraft remain in the public imagination.

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A Guide to Military Aviation Through the Years

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Recent History of the J-15 - Chinese Naval Fighters on Chinese Aircraft Carriers

As China moves to deploy both a converted Russian aircraft carrier and its own home built class of aircraft carriers, the question of which aircraft will be flown from the vessel decks...

Essential Aspects of Flight School Ground Course on Landing

There are several aspects of the flight school ground course on landing which are extremely essential for the trainees to understand before commencing solo flights. Landing is one of...

Types of Military Airplanes

There are many types of military aircraft, both combat and non-combat. These include fighters, bombers and military transport aircraft. Learn more about the diverse types of aircraft...

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    Camouflage and Paint on World War II Airplanes

    Though camouflage had been experimented with in World War I, it wasn’t until the Second World War that it came into its own. In World War II colors were used on aircraft for identification as well...

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    Explaining Airplane External Lighting

    This article describes the different types of lighting that appear on general and commercial aircraft in the US. The location, color, and use of each light is described in detail, as well as when each...

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    Which Jet Aircraft Have Propellers on the Rear of the Engines?

    There are only a few models of modern jet aircraft with propellers on the rear of the engines. Using the pusher design has resulted in some beautiful, sleek looking airplanes....

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    Types of Military Airplanes

    There are many types of military aircraft, both combat and non-combat. These include fighters, bombers and military transport aircraft. Learn more about the diverse types of aircraft used in the military...

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    What are the White Streaks in the Sky?

    Ever looked up in the sky and wondered what the white streaks coming from aircraft were all about?...

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Camouflage and Paint on World War II Airplanes

Though camouflage had been experimented with in World War I, it wasn’t until the Second World War that it came into its own. In World War II colors were used on aircraft for identification...

Explaining Airplane External Lighting

This article describes the different types of lighting that appear on general and commercial aircraft in the US. The location, color, and use of each light is described in detail, as...