Record-Breaking Women in Aviation

7 Record-Breaking Women in Aviation

7 Record-Breaking Women in Aviation By Aviation Blogger Trevor McDonald Amelia Earhart is the most iconic woman in aviation, and for a good reason. She began her career as one of the first women to get her pilot’s license (at the age of 16 to be exact) and became a minor celebrity when she set […]

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December 7 – International Civil Aviation Day

December 7 – International Civil Aviation Day

December 7 – International Civil Aviation Day We bring to your attention the event celebrated globally on December 7th “International Civil Aviation Day”. A day that marks the successes achieved in the field of civil aviation and the desire for globally progress and improvement. The theme for the day from 2015-2018 is ‘Working together to […]

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Heinrich Kubis: The World’s First Flight Attendant

Heinrich Kubis: The First Flight Attendant

Heinrich Kubis: The First Flight Attendant Flight attendants as they are mostly referred to today have been around since 1912. The history of the flight attendant began as soon as passenger air travel began. In fact the first reported known flight attendant was in Germany named Heinrich Kubis. In March, 1912, Heinrich Kubis became the […]

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The Evolution of the Boeing Logo

The Evolution of the Boeing Logo The Boeing Company, often shortened as Boeing, is a famous global American aerospace and defense company. Boeing is a manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft, and one of the largest aerospace companies in the world. With its corporate headquarters in Chicago, the company was established in 1916 in […]

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Spitfire: the Only Fighter Built Throughout WWII

Spitfire: the Only Fighter Built Throughout WWII The Spitfire, also called Supermarine Spitfire, is the most famous plane of World War Two. The single-seat aircraft was the only British fighter in continuous production throughout the entire war. It became the backbone of the Royal Air Force Fighter Command and was most noted for beating back the German […]

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Why Airplane Windows Are Round?

Why airplane windows are round? While not everyone will have pondered the subject while staring out of the window during a flight, the question as to why aeroplane windows have rounded edges, unlike the hard corner in your home is interesting. As this this clever little video explains, round airplane windows are actually a major safety innovation that keeps […]

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Harrison Ford: Unlimited Passion for Aviation

Harrison Ford: unlimited passion for aviation The 72-year-old actor Harrison Ford has always been a total fanboy for airplanes, helicopters, and life in the cockpit. In this video Harrison Ford tells about his love of aviation, flying his DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver, his Bell 408 Helicopter and several of his other airplanes. Ford shares some insight on the difficulties of filming […]

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Black Boxes: Surprising Facts

Black boxes : surprising facts Black box  is the flight data recorder (FDR) and the cockpit voice recorder (CVR). With the crashes of AirAsia flight QZ8501 and Malaysia Airlines MH17, along with the disappearance of flight MH370, there is again focus on airline “black boxes”. Here are some things you might not know about black boxes: […]

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Deadliest Accident in Aviation History

Deadliest Accident in Aviation History

Deadliest accident in aviation history Do you know that the deadliest accident in aviation history actually happened on the ground? In 1977, two fully loaded planes carrying a total of over 600 passengers collided head-on in the middle of the runway in what is now known as the Tenerife Accident, named after Tenerife Island where […]

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Vintage Photos from Golden Age of Aviation

Moments from Golden Age of Aviation

Amazing moments from Golden Age of Aviation! There are some vintage photos from 1946 to 1970, sourced from Iberia, KLM, Delta, British Airways and Pan Am, that show how glamorous flying used to be. Flying during the so-called  Golden Age of Aviation was very expensive, scary and dangerous (statistically, there were a lot more plane crashes and flight […]

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