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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

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM FOR FUTURE LIFE IN THE AIR?

superb airplane like a cruise ship, a glass-bottomed airplane with breathtaking view, a private aircraft of your own, or simply free WiFi to enjoy video chats and online shopping? Well, Hainan Airlines will introduce the Boeing 787-9

CROSS-WIND APPROACH AND LANDING SYSTEM OF AN AIRCRAFT

In aviation, a crosswind landing is a landing maneuver in which a significant component of the prevailing wind is perpendicular to the runway center line. Aircraft in flight are subject to the direction of the winds in

AIRCRAFT’S PERILOUS JOURNEY ON THE HIGH SEAS

A decommissioned Boeing 767 is undergoing a unique journey – not by air, but by sea. The 159ft-long aircraft took to the high seas after workers spent six hours loading the giant cargo onto a barge at

HOW WORKS TURBOPROP ENGINE OF AN AIRCRAFT

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

10 Top Paying Jobs in Aviation

Many people wish for the glamorous lifestyle and income of a pilot. But, do pilots always wear crisp uniforms and make the big bucks? Not necessarily, according to Al Lee, director of quantitative analysis at online salary database PayScale.com.

AIRCRAFT ENGINE STARTER

Many variations of aircraft engine starting have been used since the Wright brothers made their first powered flight in 1903. The methods used have been designed for weight saving, simplicity of operation and reliability. Early piston engines

Airbus A380 Interesting Facts

1. The first fact about A380 will surprise you. Many believe that A380 is the largest plane in the world. It is not! There is one more airplane called Antonov An-225, it is larger than A380. It is russian-made