Author: Erica Martin

14 Oct The Flying Car: An Airplane in Every Garage?

There was a time when aviation experts thought that there would be an airplane in everybody's garage. In The Jetsons, a futuristic cartoon that first aired in 1962, a flying car took the place of the common car during George Jetson's commute to work. The idea...

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09 Oct 4 Strange Airline Start Ups That Flopped

Hooters Air Maybe Hooters should've stuck to the restaurant business. Hooters Air, which started in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2003, featured scantily clad women in orange shorts and busty tops just like the international restaurant chain. But the airline only lasted three years, flying its...

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01 Oct 5 Amazing Night Flying Photos

1. Bulgaria Air 737 [caption id="attachment_3256" align="alignnone" width="427"] A Bulgaria Air 737 Departs Sofia Airport, October 26, 2006. Photo Credit Ognyan Stefanov/Pixstel Photography/[/caption]   2. F/A 18C   [caption id="attachment_3257" align="alignnone" width="332"] An F/A 18C Hornet approaches the USS Ronald Reagan in the Arabian Gulf, May 18, 2011. Photo credit...

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19 Sep 5 Non-Airline Pilot Jobs to Consider

1. Air Taxi Photo Credit Pros: Air taxi pilots, also known as charter pilots, fly a variety of different aircraft, schedules and flights. Their customers consist of businessmen, celebrities, sports teams, charity organizations and high-profile families. They are known for flying "anywhere, anytime" and often fly to...

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12 Sep How Pilots Really Get Flying Jobs

In recent years, the aviation industry has been filled with doom and gloom for commercial pilots: "The airlines aren't hiring." "On top of recalling furloughed pilots, there are thousands of pilot applications waiting to be reviewed; yours will never even be seen." "Low-time pilots don't have a chance...

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06 Aug 6 Pilot Rules that Everyone Should Live By

1. Aviate, Navigate, Communicate: In the aviation world, this is a common approach to all flying situations, especially emergency conditions. Aviation studies have found that pilots get so focused on solving a problem in an emergency that they sometimes forget to fly the airplane. In one...

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hazardous attitude

18 Jul Which Hazardous Attitude Do You Have?

The Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (an FAA publication) describes five hazardous attitudes in aviation that pilots should be aware of in order to manage risk and make better decisions. Which one describes your attitude? Anti-Authority Pilots with an anti-authority attitude don't like being told what to...

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08 Jul 5 Common Student Pilot Mistakes

Disregarding the Checklist     For most people, checklist usage is a new thing. Lots of new student pilots fail to understand the importance of using a checklist while flying. Even if you think you have a checklist memorized, it's best to back it up with an actual...

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