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The Anatomy of an Airplane

The Anatomy of an Airplane

Airplanes rank among the most marvelous and useful inventions ever created. Man has dreamed of taking to the skies since the dawn of time. Many of us alive today don’t realize how incredibly lucky we are to live in the tiny sliver of history in which this dream has...

Top Aviation Museums in the U.S.

The United States is the birthplace of flight, so it should come as no surprise that it’s also home to some of the best aviation museums in the world, displaying the first airplanes, rockets, fighter jets, satellites, and more. There will be some new additions in...

7 of the Best Aviation Podcasts

Podcasts are an incredible resource to research new topics, stay up to date on news, and more. They are easy to listen to while on the go, getting ready for work, cooking dinner, or working at your desk. With a plethora of interviews and intriguing topics of...
Pre-Flight Tips Every Pilot Should Know

Pre-Flight Tips Every Pilot Should Know

Preparation is everything for a pilot. When we drive a car or ride a bike, most of us take the vehicle’s safety and operationality for granted; we assume that when we turn that key or press down on that pedal, the vehicle will get us to where we need to be. We...
How to Choose a Flying School

How to Choose a Flying School

Learning to fly is an adventure, but becoming a pilot is an endeavor that few entertain. The process is long and often arduous; pilots are required to spend many hours training before they can even take off without an instructor sitting in the co-pilot’s chair....
Tips for Writing a Great Pilot Resume

Tips for Writing a Great Pilot Resume

Searching for that dream piloting job and wondering why employers aren’t calling back? It’s probably your resume. A resume isn’t just a document showing your previous employment; it’s the highlight reel of your qualifications and talent....
5 Great Blogs for Pilots

5 Great Blogs for Pilots

Reading blogs is a great way for pilots to keep up with the latest industry news. They are seldom operated by multinational companies, so they may be filled with alternative viewpoints that pilots might not otherwise consider. Since it is nearly impossible for pilots...
6 Careers for Pilots

6 Careers for Pilots

Aircraft pilots fly both airplanes and helicopters. They perform tasks that include transporting passengers and cargo, testing aircraft types, and crop dusting. Pilots help local news stations by monitoring traffic and informing viewers and listeners of rescue...
Top 5 Private Planes

Top 5 Private Planes

Long lines, wailing children, rude customer service representatives, and tasteless peanuts – we all know what to expect when we step foot onto a commercial plane. The average person resigns herself to the inconvenience of commercial flight knowing that, failing...