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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.

Women in flight--you’ve come a long way

by Switlik on 04. Sep, 2017 in Aviation

The Ninety-Nines was ahead of its time. Formed in 1929 by 99 female pilots, the organization today represents all aspects of aviation. Club members are professional commercial pilots, fly for the military, own their own planes, and just fly for fun.

Flight schools: Get ready to soar

by Switlik on 29. Aug, 2017 in Aviation

Many people are fortunate to realize their dream of becoming a pilot. The path to realizing that dream takes many shapes and directions. Some realize their dream as commercial pilots and fly their own planes during their free time. Others have always had a love for all things aviation as long as they can remember.

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