09AUG 2016
Cessna 172 Aircraft History

Cessna 172 Aircraft History

In 1911, Clyde Cessna, an agriculturist from Rago, Kansas, constructed himself a wood-and-fabric plane, flew it over the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, and turned into a piece of aviation history. From this first flight, Clyde Cessna embarked on a business venture of the building and testing his airplanes and in the long run began Cessna 172 Aircraft Company that today is one oft the most well-known brands in the little aircraft industry

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05JUL 2016
Light Aircraft Manufacturers Review

Light Aircraft Manufacturers Review

The popularity of light aviation significantly increases day by day. There is an interesting opinion that in the next fifteen years nearly 50% of people in the world will use this way of transportation.

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24AUG 2016
Mini Jet Airplane

Mini Jet Airplane

Printing your own mechanical parts or toys is really easy, not to mention fun, using a 3-D printer. But things get a bit trickier when you want to print the kind of parts that go into a car or airplane. Metal is a lot more complex to work with inside a 3D printer than polymers like ABS – the kind of film roles that get melted layer by layer to form a part of your liking once it cools down. Engineers at General Electric just demonstrated, however, that in practice it’s not that complicated to…

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22AUG 2016
Cheapest plane to buy

Cheapest plane to buy

The cheapest flights are 3 p.m. on Tuesdays. Can t make that? Try these insider booking tips. If you re flying in the U.S., book airfare about seven weeks before your departure to find the best deals. With the holiday travel season just around the corner, you’re probably wondering how you can get in on a good deal. After all, airfare is undoubtedly one of the most expensive components of any domestic or international travel plan, and prices can vary wildly at times – from manageable to downright…

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20AUG 2016
Small aircraft Manufacturers

Small aircraft Manufacturers

Next year Congress must pass a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. One industry with a lot at stake is general aviation, the companies that manufacture aircraft other than those flown by the military and scheduled commercial airlines. It’s an industry with relatively small firms such as Maule and Cessna, but it employs more than 1.2 million people in 42 states. Last year’s Small Airplane Revitalization Act told the FAA to implement reforms in the certification process for…

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18AUG 2016
Light Aircraft

Light Aircraft

A Twin Otter plane landed at Jomsom, Mustang, Nepal, Feb. 24, 2016. Zuma Press This post has been updated to reflect the death-toll. A light aircraft carrying 20 passengers and three crew crashed in a forested, mountainous area in northwestern Nepal on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, officials said. Rescuers located the burning wreckage of the plane hours later and found the charred bodies of 17 people, according to Lokendra Singh Guru, a police inspector leading the rescue team. Six…

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16AUG 2016
Airplane or aircraft

Airplane or aircraft

This blog gets a lot of international readers, and there appears to be some disagreement over what to call a flying machine. So, I asked my editor. He handed me this book, “Mind the gaffe, ” by R.L. Trask. Trask was born in New York in 1944. He moved to England after 1970 and was professor of linguistics at the University of Sussex until his death in 2004. The back of this book says that he was “one of the most celebrated linguists of his time.” Whatchamacallit Here are two entries: AEROPLANE:…

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14AUG 2016
What is the best airplane?

What is the best airplane?

These “well-traveled readers” made their choices known on a variety of “bests.” Chosen best airline in the world, for example: Singapore Airlines. Best airline for international first class: Emirates. Best airline for domestic first class: American Airlines. Best airline for business class: British Airways. You can check out the entire survey here. There’s a lot of interesting material there. But for me, the most significant result is in the selection of the top-10 best aircraft types. It’s…

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