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Now There's an Online Course for Flying Car Engineers

In the past year, flying cars have gone from LOL, to maybe a real thing, to a booming industry raking in VC cash and churning out sweet renderings of …

Calculus

Why you can't fly a plane to space

Why can't you fly a plane to space?<p>Turns out, you couldn't even make it halfway. Part of the problem is Earth's gravity. You need to escape it in order to reach space.<p>This requires a minimum speed of mach 33 (25,000 mph). The current world record for fastest plane is only mach 6.7 (5,140 mph). The …

Aerospace

Boeing Planes Could Fire Lasers From Their Noses to Spot Turbulence

Early next year, a Boeing 777 will take off from the company’s airfield near Seattle with a laser shooting out of its nose. It may sound like a novel …

Aviation

Two Easy Rules-of-Thumb For Calculating a Three-Degree Glide Slope

Have you ever found yourself chasing the glideslope on an ILS approach? <i>There's an easier way to do it</i>. Groundspeed has a significant effect on …

Deep Learning

Quiz: 6 Questions To See How Much You Know About Aircraft Systems

1) This geared ring behind the spinner connects to the:<p>Yep, the geared ring connects to the starter to turn the engine and start it.<p>The geared ring …

Engineering

9 Things You Didn't Know About Your Airplane's VHF Radio

Bose sponsored this story. Check out the full series here. And, if you're looking for one of the lightest and most comfortable aviation headsets out …

Gear & Gadgets

The 4 Types Of Airspeed, And What Each One Means For You

Airspeed is more than simply reading off your airspeed indicator. Here are the 4 types of airspeed, and what each means for your flying...<p>1) …

Aerospace

Quiz: Can You Hold Like A Pro?

1) Standard holding patterns use:<p>Correct! A standard holding pattern uses right hand turns. (AIM 5-3-8)<p>Incorrect. A standard holding pattern uses …

Correct

The Pros And Cons Of Carbureted vs. Fuel Injected Engines

There are two main types of fuel induction systems in airplanes: carburetors, fuel injectors. Each system has benefits and drawbacks - here's …

Aerospace

Asteroid strike made 'instant Himalayas'

<b>Scientists say they can now describe in detail how the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs produced its huge crater.</b><p>The reconstruction of the event 66 million years ago was made possible by drilling into the remnant bowl and analysing its rocks.<p>These show how the space impactor made the hard …

Higher

The 5 Steps Of A Bad Approach-To-Landing

Sometimes, things just don't go as planned. And that can really happen on your base-to-final turn. Here's what can happen, and how you can get …

Aerospace

Quiz: 8 Questions To See How Much You Know About Aerodynamics

1) Which of the following is NOT one of the 4 forces that acts on an aircraft in straight-and-level, unaccelerated flight?<p>The four forces acting on …

Aerospace

There's Another Airplane On The Runway...Can I Land?

You're on short final and you're cleared to land, but another airplane is still on the runway. Your hand is firmly on the throttle, ready for a …

Aviation

Join Us For A Master Class On Takeoffs And Landings

Join Us For A Live Master Class On Takeoffs And Landings.<p><b>What:</b> Join us for a live master class on takeoffs, landings, and how to fix the common …

Travel

Can a Drone Carry a Full-Grown Human in a Hammock?

I have many jobs, but one of my favorite is finding crazy stuff on the internet and using physics to see if it is real or fake. In this case we have …

Drones

How Trusting An IFR Clearance Caused A Pilot To Get Dangerously Close To Terrain

You're supposed to be protected from terrain and traffic conflicts when you're flying under IFR, right? So how can accepting an IFR clearance turn …

Aviation

Quiz: 7 Questions To See How Much You Really Know About Airspace

1) What's the max speed you can fly here?<p>You got it. The max speed below 10,000 feet MSL in Class B is 250 knots, unless the minimum safe speed of …

Aviation

8 Ways To Keep Your Flight Training Costs Under Control

Learning to fly? Here are a few strategies that you can use to keep your costs under control:<p>1) Plan Your Next Lesson<p>Ask your instructor what …

Aviation

Project Canada Flight Proves Wing Concept

One Aviation said last Friday that it successfully flew an aircraft carrying the proof of concept wing shape of the new EA700 Project Canada from the …

Aerospace

Quiz: What IFR Altitude Are You Cleared To?

1) On the Canoga One departure, what does the 1700' altitude by the blue arrow mean?<p>That's right, this is a maximum altitude. If you're flying the …

Aviation

9 Of The Most Important Considerations When Flying Into Pilot Controlled Airfields

When you're flying into a pilot controlled field, there's a lot you need to be thinking about...<p>1) One Frequency, Multiple Airports<p>Lots of airports …

Aviation

New Part 23 Now In Effect

That's at the heart of AOPA's complaint to the FAA about three Signature FBOs. But it's the security and infrastructure fees that need attention. More<p>…

Civil Aviation

How Flying An Unfamiliar Aircraft Led To A Class C Airspace Violation

As pilots build flight time, it's typical to begin flying many different kinds of airplanes. That's a really good thing, because it allows you to …

Aviation

Quiz: Can You Answer These 6 Airport Operations Questions?

1) What's the difference between a tetrahedron and a windsock?<p>That's right, tetrahedrons can be manually set to show the preferred runway. Wind socks …

Airports

The 10 Worst Distractions For Pilots

Distractions inside the cockpit aren't just annoying, they're dangerous. Do everything you can to avoid these 10 distractions...<p>1) Traffic You Hear, …

Aviation

7 Tips For Your First Solo Flight

Your first solo flight can be as stressful as it is exciting. So here are some tips to make your first solo memorable, safe, and fun.<p>1) If they don't …

Aviation

7 Questions To See How Well You Know Aircraft Systems

1) You're performing an engine run-up before takeoff. You start by turning your ignition switch to "R" and the RPM doesn't drop. You return it to …

Airplanes

6 Ways Pilots Get Confused In The Clouds (And How To Prevent It)

As fall approaches, we'll start seeing more gray, IFR days. And that's important, because 5-10% of all general aviation accidents result from spatial …

Airplanes

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