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Small doesn't have to be less safe

by Switlik on 08. Nov, 2017 in Aviation

They’re called puddle jumpers and island hoppers, to name just a few. And while most of us have had an experience or two flying in small planes, because of their size some tend to think they aren’t as safe as larger aircraft.

Essential safety tips for chopper pilots

by Switlik on 17. Oct, 2017 in Aviation

Safety is the number one objective of the International Helicopter Safety Team. The organization’s mission is to educate and inform pilots and their passengers on how to stay safe while in flight, with the goal of reducing the number of accidents reported.

Drones causing issues, challenges for pilots

by Switlik on 04. Oct, 2017 in Aviation

The use of drones -- or Unmanned Aircraft Systems -- has become increasingly popular in recent years as technology advances and pricing have made them more accessible to individuals.

These high-tech devices continue to evolve and have made it much easier for novices to fly the drones. But with that accessibility comes more challenges -- especially for pilots. More and more pilots -- commercial as well as private ones -- are reporting issues related to drones.

The World’s Most Interesting Airports

by Switlik on 22. Sep, 2017 in Aviation

It’s not easy building an airport. Engineers often must face obstacles such as limited space, difficult terrain, and even unusual functional requirements. The result is some pretty creative, unique and, at times, scary airports.

Spread your wings at aviation shows

by Switlik on 20. Sep, 2017 in Aviation

There’s been a resurgence in air shows and conferences across the country feeding people’s interest and passion in aviation, whether it is for classic airbirds or the latest high tech Gulfstream jet featuring the coolest amenities.

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