Aviation

Read the latest aviation news and technology at BrightHub.com as well as information on aerospace engineering and the history of man’s journey into the sky.
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.
Recent aviation technology articles offer you an opportunity to learn about the forces that act on an airplane during flight, the latest FAA ruling designed to prevent airplane explosions, and how to obtain your private pilot license.
Our team of writers consists of enthusiasts and professionals in the aviation field ready to provide you with tips and reviews on everything to do with designing, building or flying aircraft. Join Bright Hub today! Read and comment on articles, ask questions and give your own advice and opinions. We look forward to developing this aviation channel with you!

How to Become an Aircraft Pilot

Want to learn how to become an aircraft pilot? This article is for you. Learn about what a private pilots licenses is and what the path is to obtaining it.

Cross Country Flight – About Private Pilot Training

Cross country (XC) flight is a standard part of Private Pilot training. One must accurately fly long distance routes between multiple airports. This requires all of the skills needed to fly an airplane, including navigation, weather evaluation, fuel management, and use of controlled airspace.

London Boeing 777 Crash Details Released

The British Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has released an interim report on the crash of a Boeing 777-200ER which occurred on January 17, 2008 at London’s Heathrow International Airport. The conclusions are surprising.

Beginner Pilot Information about Pilot Mentality

Throughout flight training, students gradually learn how to think like a pilot. They learn this skill from the tasks set before them, and from the instructor’s example. Unfortunately, the “pilot mentality” is rarely covered during training as an independent subject. Read on for student pilot tips.