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  • Understanding Airplane Stalls

    Understanding Airplane Stalls0

    There are some key differences to understanding the difference between a stall in your car and a stall in an airplane. When your car stalls, it slows until it comes to a complete stop. When an airplane stalls, it stops flying and starts dropping. The forces that must act in concert for a plane to

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  • Who Invented The Rivet? A “Riveting” Bit Of Aviation History.

    Who Invented The Rivet? A “Riveting” Bit Of Aviation History.0

    The Rivet is as critical to airplane construction as the lightweight aluminum from which they are made. It did not take long for engineers to determine that the dome head rivet was causing a lot of drag, leading to the development of the flush rivet. History gives Howard Hughes credit for both the butt joint

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  • Check! How The Checklist was Born.

    Check! How The Checklist was Born.0

    No airplane flies today without the pilots following a detailed checklist for almost every part of the flight from engine start to engine stop. There is just too much for a pilot to remember. In early aviation, flying was simple and the details of flying were remembered by short mnemonics. Pre take off was CIGAR

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  • What is an Aeronautical Beacon?

    What is an Aeronautical Beacon?0

    Ever notice colored flashing lights at the top of a tower structure at an airport or landmark? Or maybe wondered how a pilot knows the difference between airports and landmarks at night? The aeronautical beacon is one of the ways pilots can differentiate the different locations by the colors of the beacons. Airport Beacons: Not

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