The Hybrid Air Vehicles HAV 304/Airlander 10 is a hybrid airship designed and built by British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles. Comprising a helium airship with auxiliary wing and tail surfaces, it flies using both aerostatic and aerodynamic lift and is powered by four diesel engine-driven ducted propellers.  The Hybrid Air VehiclesRead More →

The E6B Flight Computer, or simply the “whiz wheel”, is a mechanical circular slide rule used in aviation. They are mostly used in flight training, but many professional and even airline pilots still carry and use these flight computers. These flight computers are used during flight planning (on the groundRead More →

The co-founder of Lift Airlines, Gidon Novick, has responded to the claims made by attorney Johan Botha by pointing out the following: Global Aviation Operations (Pty) Ltd (Global) does in fact have current and valid AOC for 2020. This is easily verifiable on Global’s website The Lift Airline brand isRead More →

B-17 Flying Fortress G-BEDF Sally B is the last remaining airworthy B-17 in Europe. She is based in the UK from where she flies regularly at air shows, memorial flypasts and commemorative events as a memorial to the USAAF in Europe. Since 1982, Sally B has been operated by EllyRead More →

The original Hughes H-1 is a racing aircraft built by Hughes Aircraft in 1935. It set a world airspeed record and a transcontinental speed record across the United States. During his work on his movie Hells Angels, Howard Hughes  employed Glenn Odekick  to maintain the fleet of over 100 aircraft used in the production. The two menRead More →

Here are two options to consider. DISTANCE When cruising at 10,000 feet. (10,000/1,000) x5 = 50 miles out and this allows for most piston airplanes to maintain 500 ft/min all the way down to desired altitude. Commercial and Jet aircraft use a multiplier of 3 and 2000 ft/min. Many pilotsRead More →

The Airworthiness Directive (AD) goes into effect in November on certain Cessnas. The FAA published its final AD on inspections for a long series of single-engine Textron Aviation (Cessna) aircraft. The airworthiness directive goes into effect on November 12, 2020. The AD was prompted by cracks found in the lower areaRead More →