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Man has long been fascinated with flight. From prehistoric cave dwellings to Leonardo Da Vinci’s detailed drawings to the Wright Brothers first flight, you can trace the history of aviation. From there, follow the major advancements and developments in aviation including airships and fighter planes used during WWI to current commercial airlines used to transport people across the globe. Whether you are an aviation enthusiast, a pilot in training, a history buff, an aerospace engineering student, or simply a frequent traveler of the friendly skies, the Aviation Channel at Bright Hub is here to provide you with current trends and informative articles on airplane design, aviation history, aerospace engineering or the latest FAA news.
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Flight safety is often thought of as tedious and boring. But nothing is further from the truth. Safe flying is fun flying.
The September 2011 crash at the Reno Air Races brought the safety at airshows to the front of national attention. I am a trained accident investigator, and though there are important lessons to be learned from the Reno tragedy they will not change the future of airshows.
Hopping onto a plane and criss-crossing the continents is a straightforward affair. But behind the comfortably furnished fuselages and complimentary nuts lies an inspirational history full of pioneering people, machines, achievements, and breakthrough moments
The history of aviation is filled with important and exciting milestones. Some are well known, others a little more esoteric, but all are fascinating. Find out what you know of aviation history with this Aviation History quiz.
Learn about best small amphibious planes and how they were used. Sources of aviation marketplaces are also provided where you can view used aircraft for either buying or selling and other purposes.
Aircraft has long been used in the military, even prior to WWI. First uses included scouting and occasional bombings. Then fighter planes were developed, leading to today’s advanced fighter jets. Explore the fascinating history of military aviation with this guide.
Is money getting in the way of your dream to become a pilot? Are you looking for grants to help you get your pilot license? Learn all about grants for flight training, how to find them and how to get them.
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 the trickiest phases of flight whose aerodynamics and handling requirements need to be imbibed during the course.
The concept of CAMP aircraft maintenance systems was introduced by the FAA with the intention of ensuring that all those items that are critical to the safe operations of large carrier aircraft are inspected on a regular and routine basis to evaluate their airworthiness and physical condition.
There are certain inherent dangers to helicopter flying which get even trickier when teaching or learning to fly these unstable machines in the initial stages. The safest options in training helicopters are determined by comparing and analyzing protective features and handling characteristics.
There are certain monitoring, inspection and detection procedures which enable the maintenance personnel to predict and prevent failures in aircraft components well before their actual occurrence. Collectively these activities and practices form the preventive maintenance procedures in aviation.
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 as camouflage. All parties in both the Axis and the Allies used distinctive coloring for advantages.
Russia’s most powerful bomber until the Tu-160 Blackjack was introduced, the Tu-22 Backfire was and remains a nuclear capable strike aircraft that comprised the bulk of the Soviet airborne nuclear deterrent as well as a potent arm of Soviet Naval Aviation that posed a major threat to US carriers.
Helicopters or rotary aircraft have always intrigued people. Did you know that every helicopter requires at least two rotors to fly? While there are many different types of rotors available, there is still a controversy over their placement.
Each airplane has its own peculiarities in flying characteristics which make the handling requirements varied for each design and model. However, some common features have been identified through statistics, which reduce the cockpit workload and make the flying experience pleasant for everyone.
Seared into the memory of countless people, the destruction of the Hindenburg was one of the first tragedies recorded and viewed worldwide. While many of the Hindenburg disaster myths were debunked over the years, with this exposure came a long series of possible explanations for the catastrophe.
Learn about the principles behind small airplane flight and how it compares and contrast with larger planes. We cover the basic physics of flight and flight control
Learn about the value of WWII aircraft in today’s dollars and how the cost of an airplane differed from the WW2 era to today.
Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano is causing delays in 2011. In April 2010, most airlines flying out of European cities cancelled flights due to volcanic ash. Airlines lost billions, and most of us know someone who couldn’t travel because of the Icelandic volcanic eruption. So – what is the danger in ash?
Low wing aircraft are the majority of both general aviation and commercial airplanes. This article discusses the benefits of the low wing design and compares it with its high wing counterpart.