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Biggest Breakthroughs in Aviation 2

The Biggest Breakthroughs in Aviation History, Part II

In the first part of this series, we discussed the importance of the Wright Flyer, maintaining control over the surfaces of an aircraft, the use of airplanes as a weapon, the rise of monoplanes, and finally the technological leap of the first instrument flight in 1929. This brings us to the brink of the Second World War and the jet...

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Aviation History - Wright Brothers

The Biggest Breakthroughs in Aviation History, Part I

Air travel and transport are so interwoven in our everyday existence that it’s difficult to imagine life without it. But at one time, aviation was considered an impossibility, then a dangerous stunt, then a luxury. It’s since transformed the human experience and connected the planet in ways not thought possible. The history of man and sending objects aloft can be...

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How Weather Affects Flying

How The Existence of Weather Impacts Flight

Since aircraft operate in a three-dimensional environment, sailing in the ocean of air called the atmosphere, it is critical for pilots to understand how the weather affects flying through that ocean.  From the very beginning of training, pilots learn how to read meteorological reports, interpret weather depiction charts, and analyze forecast discussions to create a mental picture of the conditions...

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Becoming a flight instructor

The Path To Becoming A Flight Instructor

Being a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) is a tremendous responsibility. Before becoming a CFI, one must ask oneself if he or she really wants to teach, or if the CFI certificate is simply as a means to build flight time and experience towards the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate and/or another job requiring more hours than the Commercial Pilot certificate....

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Flight Dispatcher

What Does a Flight Dispatcher Do?

In the airline and air charter world, a flight crew is not alone in accomplishing their work.  Besides the flight attendants caring for the passengers, the mechanics making sure the aircraft is in good working condition, the ground crew loading the baggage and cargo, and air traffic controllers guiding the flight through the air, there is another unseen yet equally...

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