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A British Airways 747-400 lands in Las Vegas (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

A Look at NASA’s Contributions to Aviation

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, commonly known as NASA, celebrated the 50th anniversary of a major achievement last weekend. It marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, the first time humans set foot on the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin being the first men on the moon. While many know NASA to be the global leader in just about everything that comes to space, many of the innovations from NASA have also impacted…

More than Just a Flying Billboard: Inside the Goodyear Blimp

If you were watching the PGA Golf Tournament at Bethpage Black on television this weekend, there’s a good chance that part of the live feed on your television came from the Goodyear Blimp. A frequent attendee at many of the country’s most notable sporting events, the massive airship with the…

Look Out Below: An Usual Way of Transporting Fish to…

Utah has an unusual and spectacular way of restocking it's more remote and difficult to access lakes: airdropping fish directly above the lakes. Although typically used to quickly insert military forces or supplies to recipients on the ground, fish are now finding themselves being dropped from airplanes. A video posted by…

Learning to Fly a Seaplane: A Personal Reflection (Part 3)

In the world of aviation, enthusiasts are often seen discussing aircraft that land on concrete runways rather than those that land over water. However, living in a state that has a large coastline, as well as needing to obtain my rating for my job, I wanted to share my story…

EASA Introduces a Roadmap to Simplify General Aviation

Declaring you’re a training organization as an individual or a flight club; no long processes of approval, extensive oversight, and complicated requirements; simply give an overview of your activities. According to EASA’s GA Roadmap, this should soon be possible. GA Roadmap is a EASA tool to take a step forward…

The Challenge of Single Pilot Instrument Flying

When a pilot receives their private pilot's license they are allowed to fly in VFR, or Visual Flight Rules. This means a pilot must fly outside of the clouds and have good visibility. This is because as a private pilot we are required to keep separation visually. Pilots flying in…

Consumers Discover Drones as FAA Scrambles to Regulate Them

Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared in the North Star Newsmagazine of the Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, MO and on FHNtoday.com, the digital media site of FHN Media. In what some would describe as a technological revolution, many companies are looking to expand their product lines into…

What It Takes to Get Your Private Pilots License

Everyone who wants to become a pilot has a different story: Parents are pilots, wants to see the world, just loves airplanes, etc. Of all the different stories and aspirations, everyone starts in the same place, How to Fly an Airplane 101, also known as the Private Pilot's class. No…

PHOTO STORY: Behind-the-Scenes at One of America’s Oldest Airports

Since the dawn of the Jet Age, air travel has revolutionized how the world works. Before it was inconceivable to think that you could hop on an airplane at night, then in the morning wake up on the other side of the world. Air travel has managed to make our…

A Day in The Life of a Charter Pilot

Being a charter pilot is an interesting occupation within the aviation industry. In this piece, we take you inside the life of a charter pilot.  5:30 AM My day started at 5:30 AM on a cloudy Tuesday morning. I was going flying, but not on a big passenger jet. Instead,…