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Helicopter flight controls

A helicopter pilot manipulates the helicopter flight controls to achieve and maintain controlled aerodynamic flight. Changes to theaircraft flight control system transmit mechanically to the rotor, producing aerodynamic effects on the rotor blades that make the helicopter move

Turboprop Engine

A turboprop engine is a turbine engine that drives an aircraft propeller. In contrast to a turbojet, the engine’s exhaust gases do not contain enough energy to create significant thrust, since almost all of the engine’s power is

Why do planes have lights on their wing tips?

You can see a green and a red light on the wingtips of an aircraft. Red is always on the left side and green on the right. In 1800s, the ship captains thought it was a good

How a jet engine works

This simplified diagram shows you the process through which a jet engine converts the energy in fuel into kinetic energy that makes a plane soar through the air. (It uses a small part of the top photo

The Himalayan airport so dangerous only eight pilots are qualified to land there

Passengers flying to this remote region may have to take something to steady their nerves. The tiny airport nestled among the steep mountains of the Himalayas is said to be the most dangerous in the world. Paro

Now might be time for the brace position! The Himalayan airport so dangerous only eight pilots are qualified to land there

Passengers flying to this remote region may have to take something to steady their nerves. The tiny airport nestled among the steep mountains of the Himalayas is said to be the most dangerous in the world. Paro

JOHN TRAVOLTA’S HOUSE IS AN AIRPORT!

JOHN TRAVOLTA’S HOUSE IS AN AIRPORT! 26 Apr 2016 John Travolta’s house is an airport John Travolta and his lovely wife Kelly Preston was one of the first couples to purchase land in the Jumbolair Aviation Estates, the

RANKED: The 20 best airlines in the world

Emirates has been named the best airline in the world for 2016 by the leading consumer-aviation website Skytrax. The Dubai-based airline was presented with the award on Tuesday at a ceremony during the 2016 Farnborough Airshow. This

RANKED: The 20 best airlines in the world (1 to 10)

10. Lufthansa Previous rank: 12 Why it’s awesome: Europe’s largest airline has undergone significant budget cuts and labor issues in recent years, but its service and overall quality is still exceptional. In fact, Lufthansa comes close to

Meet Donald Trump’s air fleet

Donald Trump is known for his larger-than-life personality, a trait visible from his fleet of aircraft: A large commercial sized plane, a corporate jet and two helicopters. The largest is a Boeing 757-200 and emblazoned with “Trump”