Aircraft

  • Panavia Tornado: Pan-European Variable Geometry Design

    The Panavia Tornado is a variable geometry combat aircraft in service with the air forces of Britain, Germany, Italy, and Saudi Arabia. Designed during the Cold War, the Tornado has formed the backbone of the European NATO strike aircraft arsenal for...
    By AMT May 26, 2011 

  • U.S. Hypersonic Aircraft

    There are numerous U.S. hypersonic aircraft designs utilized to various degrees over the years. The only vehicle successfully used is the Space Shuttle, although this ceases to be an aircraft while in orbit. The newest major design for a hypersonic aircraft...
    By Jason C. Chavis May 24, 2011 

  • Count Down the Best 10 General Aviation Airplanes - Many Still in the Air Today

    Single and twin engine airplanes have a long history in general aviation. Check out this list of the 10 best general aviation aircraft and see if you agree.
    By Tim Plaehn May 22, 2011 


  • Airplane Carry On Baggage Rules

    This article describes the different airplane carry on regulations. How large can the bag be? What is not allowed inside the carry-on? Why have the airlines made these rules?
    By BuckJamesk May 19, 2011 

  • 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 light is utilized. Most notable are airplane landing...
    By BuckJamesk May 18, 2011 

  • Airliner Cockpit Crews: Who's Flying the Plane, and How Safe are They?

    This article describes the modern crew of a standard airline operation in the domestic United States. Positions, titles, experience, and duties are discussed as well as airline policy on non-crewmembers in the cockpit. The safety of airline cockpit crews...
    By BuckJamesk May 18, 2011 


  • The Zeppelin NT Semi-rigid Airship

    Interesting information about the Zeppelin NT Semi-rigid Airship, manufactured by Neue Technologie. Although typically built for commercial purposes, the zeppelin airships also have their own historical importance.
    By Elizabeth Engel April 26, 2011 

  • Rutan and Branson Unveil Virgin Galactic Mothership - White Knight Two

    Burt Rutan and Sir Richard Branson have moved one step closer to launching the world's first commercial space tourism service. On July 28, 2008, the press and customers got their first glimpse of White Knight Two, the plane that will carry the Virgin...
    By Andrew Jones April 1, 2011 

  • 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.
    By Tim Plaehn February 21, 2011 

  • How Much Does It Cost to Fill Up a Small Airplane with Fuel for a Flight?

    How much does it cost to fill up an airplane with fuel? Learn how it works in the same way that you compute the fuel efficiency of a sedan.
    By Vin Reyes January 31, 2011 
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