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New Year Goals for the Aviation Enthusiast

New Year Goals for the Aviation Enthusiast

There is no better time to determine your aviation goals for the upcoming year than now. Out of ideas? Don’t know where to start? You can use the following suggestions for inspiration. Commit to Completing Your Pilot’s License Do you find yourself always saying you’ll...
Top Aviation Schools in the U.S.

Top Aviation Schools in the U.S.

Pursuing a college degree means making tough choices. For those interested in the aviation field, options are fewer but still just as difficult to isolate. Below are five of the top aviation schools in the United States for your consideration, and while none of these...
Best North American Airports

Best North American Airports

Americans are now traveling at record numbers. Crowded terminals have no significant negative impact on travelers in North American airports. In fact, J.D. Power’s annual “North America Airport Satisfaction Study,” airline passengers are reported to be happier than...
Must-Read Books for Pilots

Must-Read Books for Pilots

There’s nothing more magical than seeing the world from a bird’s eye view. Whether you are a pilot or an aviation enthusiast, these ten books will be sure to captivate you! The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles A. Lindbergh This autobiographical, Pulitzer-prize winning...
What was Aviation Like in the 1920s?

What was Aviation Like in the 1920s?

“The history of astronomy,” Edwin Hubble said in 1925, ‘‘is a history of receding horizons’’ — and even as the noted astronomer marveled at the colossal advances in his field, a segment of the population busied itself in an enterprise a little closer to home. World...
What Are the World’s Largest Airlines?

What Are the World’s Largest Airlines?

There are many different airlines spread around the world. Some are very small, and they fly only a limited number of routes. The airline industry is dominated by a few airlines whose base of operations are in Europe and the United States. Based on the amount of...
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...