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Newsletter | October 2019
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PHILLIPS 66 X/C® AVIATION HYDRAULIC FLUID 5606H UPGRADED TO 5606J Learn M…
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Aviation applications are regularly put to the test, facing extreme aerospace conditions, and Philli…
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Phillips 66 Victory AW 20W-50 Now Available
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 25th 2019

Initially debuted EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, this highly anticipated new product from Ph…
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Aeroshell Phases Out 12-Quart Cases for 6-Quart Cases
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 5th 2019

Attention Aeroshell Customers:Aeroshell has changed the packaging of their aviation oil from twelve…
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11 Fascinating Facts About the Apollo 11 Mission
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 19th 2019

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history by being the first humans to walk on t…
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Newsletter | April 2019
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 30th 2019

New Product: Aeroshell Sport Plus 4 You asked, and we delivered. We're proud to now offer Aeroshell…
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What You Need to Know about the GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 22nd 2019

GEICO may be known for their humorous car insurance commercials with the iconic GEICO Gecko, so you…
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ExxonMobil Aviation Oil Elite 20W-50 is Being Discontinued
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 6th 2019

Anyone who owns an aircraft wants to take care of to the best of their ability, and don’t often lik…
What It's Like Becoming a Pilot: An Interview With Elliot Knapp
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 29th 2019

Here at Aviation Oil Outlet, we have a special interview for you. We have decided to interview Elli…
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Interview with Marine ATC Lance Corporal Devin Felty
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 14th 2019

Here at Aviation Oil Outlet, we like to interview the hardworking men and women of the aviation indu…
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​The AOO Team Visits #ICAS18 Convention
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 13th 2018

As a part of our mission, we’ve been hitting the tarmac all summer to meet some of the industry’s b…
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One-on-one with a helicopter pilot: Michael Little
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 8th 2018

Something we don’t talk about enough are helicopter pilots. The field is certainly a tough one, an…
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What is aerobatic smoke oil and how does it work?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 19th 2018

Aerobatic displays are the highlight of every airshow. Such maneuvers most often rely on the thick …
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Pilot Profile: Robert Lee Scott Jr.
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 15th 2018

Colonel Robert Lee Scott, Jr. is well-known for his autobiography, God is My Co-Pilot, and served…
Pilot Profile
Aviation Grease: A Critical Component for Maintaining Airworthiness
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 6th 2018

You might say that grease is the unsung hero of the aviation world. Sure, fuels and engine oils g…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Seversky P-35
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 28th 2018

The Seversky P-35 fighter plane paved the way for future military aircraft and was the U.S. Army Air…
Plane Of The Week
You won't see these 5 things in an airport today
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 19th 2018

The airports of today are so much different than they used to be. Things are stricter and much more …
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Boeing-Stearman Model 75
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 15th 2018

No matter what you call it- Stearman Biplane, Boeing-Stearman Model 75, PT-17, or Kaydet-one thing r…
Plane Of The Week
Plane of the Week: Fairey Albacore
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 13th 2018

From the WWII era, the Fairey Aviation torpedo bomber was built by Fairey Aviation. Lovingly called …
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How did pilots navigate before GPS systems?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 12th 2018

Before the GPS provided exact coordinates and became fully operational on flights in 1994, pilots ha…
Aviation History
Why you can't fix your plane with just any parts
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 6th 2018

Routine certified aircraft maintenance is an important aspect of owning a plane. This makes owning a…
General Aviation
What is a black box?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 5th 2018

When aircraft crash or disappear, investigators highly prioritize retrieving the aircraft's black bo…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Beechcraft Sundowner
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 31st 2018

Part of the Musketeer family, the Sundowner is a low-winged, single-engine, light aircraft produced …
Plane Of The Week
The Distinguished Flying Cross Society
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 29th 2018

When remembering all who served on Memorial Day, the Distinguished Flying Cross Society is an organi…
Aviation History
Airline Spotlight: Justice Prisoner & Alien Transportation System
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 24th 2018

After the tragic attacks in the U.S. on September 11, 2001, only one airline was allowed to continue…
General Aviation
AeroShell Oil W100 vs W100 Plus
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 22nd 2018

Fueling your aircraft requires choosing a premier oil that promotes engine health. For those who use…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 17th 2018

As one of the largest airplanes ever built, the Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" played a key role in prese…
Plane Of The Week
When to Prime a Piston Aircraft Engine
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 15th 2018

We covered the basics of caring for a piston engine aircraft and how important it is to fly the airc…
General Aviation
Pilot Profile: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 10th 2018

If you don't already know who Anne Morrow Lindbergh is, you've probably guessed right just in seeing…
Pilot Profile
Plane of the Week: Cessna 195 Businessliner
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 3rd 2018

Sometimes, you want an aircraft that is all sleek and modern-a plane that might as well transport yo…
Plane Of The Week
Aviation Mysteries: EgyptAir Flight 990
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 30th 2018

Aviation mysteries haunt us and hold our attention and have done so relentlessly over time. The case…
Aviation History
Pilot Profile: Billy Bishop
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 27th 2018

Canadian ace Air Marshal William "Billy" Bishop played a key role in WWI and WWII. He also recruited…
Pilot Profile
How to Care for a Piston Engine Aircraft
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 25th 2018

Piston engines, or internal combustion engines, became prominent in the Wright brother's era. All…
General Aviation
Foldable Airplane Wings May Be in Our Future
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 23rd 2018

When it comes to flying, we all know the importance of aerodynamics-the better they are, the better …
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Nanchang CJ-6A
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 20th 2018

Our plane of the week today features the winner of our #AOOFlightClub, a Nanchang CJ-6A. This round …
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Pilot Cons: Flying Without a License
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 18th 2018

If online dating has taught us anything, it's that people lie. Some by using decades' old photos whi…
General Aviation
Singapore's Changi Airport is the Best in the World
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 16th 2018

Having a layover at Singapore's Changi Airport is not just a connection to your final destination-it…
Aviation News
Pilot Profile: Lydia Litvyak, the World's First Female Fighter Ace
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 13th 2018

When the Third Reich invaded Russia on June 22, 1941, they brought with them more than 3 million sol…
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State-of-the-Art Aircraft Maintenance: Why It's Essential & How Industry Leaders Do It Right
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 11th 2018

When it came to aviation supply chain services, maintenance used to be performed by the asset operat…
General Aviation
How to Become a Pilot: Here's What You Need to Know
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 9th 2018

If flying a plane has always been a dream of yours, you've come to the right place. At least as far …
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Gulfstream G650
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 6th 2018

Debuted as the largest and notably best private jet you can purchase, the Gulfstream G650 transporte…
General Aviation
Five Amazing Moments in Aviation History
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 4th 2018

Narrowing it down to just five moments is hard to do, but there are still some clear front runners h…
Aviation History
Kiddo takes off: Was the first-ever in-flight radio transmission about a cat?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 2nd 2018

How the first cat got to cross the Atlantic Cats are no strangers to notoriety. Ancient Egyptia…
Aviation History
Pilot Profile: Bessie Coleman
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 30th 2018

We've briefly highlighted Bessie Coleman in the past, but her accomplishments as an aviator warrant …
Pilot Profile
Leslie Jones: the Camera-man
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 28th 2018

Take yourself back to the early days of aviation. Just how far back you go is really up to you. Mank…
Aviation History
Why are airplane windows round?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 26th 2018

If you've ever had the window seat on a flight, you may have looked out of it and admired the aerial…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Hawker Hurricane
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 23rd 2018

The British Hawker Hurricane was one of the most important fighters for the Royal Air Force early on…
Plane Of The Week
The Airplane that Fights Jet Lag for You
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 21st 2018

Jet lag is problematic. You travel on an airplane for an extended amount of time and a feeling of fa…
Aviation News
Headwinds vs. Tailwinds and How They Affect Flight
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 19th 2018

There are a lot of natural occurrences that can affect an airplane's flight. From geese and drones t…
General Aviation
Pilot Profile: Scott Crossfield
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 16th 2018

Albert S. "Scott" Crossfield was a Navy fighter pilot and flight instructor. Born on October 2, 1921…
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NBAA Top Safety Focus Areas for 2018
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 14th 2018

National Business Aviation AssociationThe National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is an organi…
Aviation News
A Look at WASPs: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 13th 2018

The U.S. was experiencing a shortage of pilots during World War II. In efforts to find a way to fill…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Grumman G-21 Goose
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 9th 2018

Starting out as a WWII aircraft for the U.S. Navy, the Grumman G-21 Goose evolved into a recreationa…
Plane Of The Week
The Helicopter's Technology Update
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 7th 2018

We often hear a lot of news on new technology and innovation for airplanes like flexible wings and t…
Technology
How to Break-in Your Engine | Aviation Engine Break-in Oils
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 5th 2018

Why yes, there is something better than new car smell, and it's that feeling of a brand new (or…
General Aviation
Jimmy Doolittle: Pioneering Pilot, Aeronautical Engineer, and Military Strategist
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 2nd 2018

Some people do little. But this Doolittle did a lot.  James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle was b…
General Aviation
U.S. Navy Fighter Fleet Upgrades
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 28th 2018

Within the last year, the United States Navy heavily focused on improving the strike fighters in the…
Aviation News
Travel Hacks to Make Your 2018 Travels Great
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 26th 2018

If you're gearing up for some traveling in the coming months, we've got your back. Traveling should …
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Aichi D3A
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 23rd 2018

The Aichi D3A was a carrier dive bomber primarily used in WWII that played a role in almost every Im…
Plane Of The Week
What is Safety Grooving?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 21st 2018

If you haven't heard of safety grooving, you might be thinking -Does this mean dancing safely to '70…
General Aviation
American Football and Airplanes Took off at the Same Time (and are still connected)
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 19th 2018

Both football and airplanes are deeply ingrained in the American psyche. But I don't have to tell yo…
Aviation History
Pilot Profile: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 16th 2018

Born in Greece, Prince Philip has gone through a lot in life-to say the least-and has a truly remark…
General Aviation
The B-52: From Strategic Bomber to Hairstyle to American New Wave Band
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 14th 2018

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress was-and continues to be-a major contributor to the United States mili…
General Aviation
Here's Why Pilots Say "Roger That"
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 12th 2018

Communication is key, especially in aviation. It can be used to warn someone of danger and achieve g…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Grumman F6F Hellcat
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 9th 2018

Designed as a successor to the Grumman F4F Wildcat, the F6F Hellcat became America's dominant fighte…
Plane Of The Week
Types of De-icing Fluid Used on Aircraft
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 7th 2018

If you're looking to read about the process of de-icing planes, you're in the wrong place. Well- not…
General Aviation
How Are Aircraft Engines Tested?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 5th 2018

Aircraft engine testing, especially on commercial flights, is top-priority to ensure safety for ever…
Technology
Pilot Profile: Albert Ball
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 2nd 2018

Britain's first great ace Albert Ball was a sensational World War I fighter pilot who made history a…
Pilot Profile
Five Travel Resolutions for the New Year
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 31st 2018

With a new year comes the drive to do new things. This year, if you're thinking that you'd like to t…
General Aviation
2017: The Safest Year for Commercial Air Travel
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 29th 2018

According to the Aviation Safety Network, 2017 was the safest year ever for commercial aviation. Air…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: Saab 35 Draken
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 26th 2018

In 1955, the Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet) introduced the first supersonic plane to Western Europe-…
Plane Of The Week
Air Traffic Control: Here's How it Works
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 24th 2018

On the ground, we have traffic lights, designated lanes, stop signs, and turn signals, among ot…
General Aviation
REAL ID Act: Some States Given Extensions for Compliance
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 22nd 2018

Have you forgotten about the "Real ID" Act of 2004? Well, the Federal Government hasn't and a hard d…
Aviation News
Eddie Rickenbacker: Ace of Aces, Race Car Driver, Air Transportation Pioneer
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 19th 2018

Not every fighter pilot was considered an ace during World War I, let alone the ace of aces. But …
Pilot Profile
First Blue Blood Supermoon in 150 Years
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 17th 2018

If you ask me, 2018 is off to a great start as far as the moon is concerned. Not only did we kick of…
General Aviation
How Aircraft Pressurization Works
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 15th 2018

In order for planes to fly safely and efficiently, they must go high into the sky; after all, they a…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: General Atomics MQ-1 Predator
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 12th 2018

What makes a plane a plane is the fact that it can fly. It needs to be piloted by someone, but that …
Plane Of The Week
What is Alaskan Bush Flying?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 10th 2018

When you take a commercial flight in the winter, you may encounter delays due to heavy snow, freezin…
General Aviation
The Guinea Pig Club: RAF Pilots and the Advancement of Plastic Surgery
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 8th 2018

We are incredibly lucky to presently live in a world with advanced medical technology. It wasn't all…
Aviation History
Pilot Profile: Noel Wien
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 5th 2018

Noel Wien, a Minnesota native, is largely credited with introducing the airplane to Alaska. …
Pilot Profile
Flying Eye Hospital Prevents Blindness Worldwide
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 3rd 2018

In the late 1960s, ophthalmologist Dr. David Patan returned to the United States after spending time…
Aviation News
2017 Blog Roundup: Looking Back at our Favorites
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 1st 2018

Nearing the end of the year always brings a certain type of nostalgia. As we look towards the future…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 29th 2017

The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is one of the largest military aircraft in the world--and probably out of th…
Plane Of The Week
What is it like to fly in the winter?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 27th 2017

You might have experienced traveling with an airline during the winter months. Sometimes things go s…
General Aviation
NORAD: The World's Official Santa Tracker
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 25th 2017

Last night, you may have pulled up the official Santa Tracker for your children to follow Santa Clau…
General Aviation
Britain's First Female Pilot: Hilda Hewlett
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 22nd 2017

Hilda Hewlett has the title of Britain's first female pilot, the first woman in Britain to earn her …
Aviation History
How Charles Lindbergh Became TIME's First Man of the Year
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 20th 2017

For nearly a century, Time magazine has annually selected people-man, woman, group or concept-that h…
Aviation History
Here's Why Aircraft Tires Don't Pop When Landing
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 18th 2017

Landing a commercial aircraft smoothly can be challenging. Factors such as how experienced the pilot…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Cessna Caravan
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 15th 2017

In 1985, the Cessna Aircraft Company began producing what would become one of the most popular aircr…
Plane Of The Week
A Look at Aviation Mechanics and Technicians
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 13th 2017

The people who care for the planes we travel on are the unsung heroes of the field. Without their kn…
General Aviation
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Are Drones a Threat to Aircraft?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 11th 2017

While pilots typically love the freedom afforded by flying in the open skies, that wide, open space …
Aviation News
Pilot Profile: Katherine Stinson
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 8th 2017

A Pioneering American AviatorAs one of America's Early aviators, Katherine Stinson set numerous flyi…
Aviation History
Flight Simulators: History and Function
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 6th 2017

Before a pilot gets behind the wheel of an actual plane, they often rely on technology to teach them…
Technology
5 Places Every Aviation Enthusiast Should Visit
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 4th 2017

The United States is home to some of the world's best aviation museums. Whether you were a fighter j…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Boeing C-40 Clipper
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 1st 2017

Boeing is an iconic company that produces equally iconic aircraft. One of these includes the Boeing …
Plane Of The Week
Airport Hotels: Conveniently Luxurious
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 29th 2017

Hilton Hotels and Resorts symbolize the transformation of full-service luxury hotels. Ever since Con…
General Aviation
Sport Pilot Licenses are Popular But Risky
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 27th 2017

Learning to FlyFor those who have always believed they could fly, getting a pilot's license doesn't …
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 24th 2017

The MiG-21 is flown by over 50 nations and is the most produced supersonic jet fighter. 11,600 MiG-2…
Plane Of The Week
Pilot Profile: Jeana Yeager
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 22nd 2017

We've mentioned Jeana Yeager before in our Rutan Voyager Plane of the Week feature, but we're thr…
Aviation History
Pilot Encounters with Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 20th 2017

Picture this: you're a pilot, cruising through the air when suddenly an unknown object appears in yo…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: F/A-18 Super Hornet
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 17th 2017

The Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet is not to be confused with the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet-althou…
Plane Of The Week
Aviation Mysteries: STENDEC Transmissions
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 15th 2017

Morse code has saved countless lives over time. This method uses a series of sounds, lights, and cli…
General Aviation
The First Airliner to Disappear: The Avro Ten "Southern Cloud"
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 13th 2017

The story, and occasional mystery, surrounding airline disappearances capture international attentio…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Learjet 23
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 10th 2017

Today, business and personal flight is the norm-if you're traveling far, you jump on a jet and get t…
Plane Of The Week
Aircraft Wings Need to Be More Flexible
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 8th 2017

As part of the journey to building more fuel-efficient aircraft, aeronautic engineers have extensive…
Technology
Plane of the Week: Antonov AN-2 Colt
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 3rd 2017

The Antonov An-2-sometimes referred to as the Colt-has one of the longest production runs in history…
Plane Of The Week
All About Aircraft De-icing
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 1st 2017

It's that time of year again! The weather is cooling, our car windows are frosted over and so are th…
General Aviation
The Story of the B-17 -Swamp Ghost-
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 30th 2017

Papua New Guinea has seen its share of plane crashes, as well as its share of war buffs hunting for …
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 27th 2017

While the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar's lifetime was incredibly short, it was not without fanfare. Thi…
Plane Of The Week
What's the Deal with Crosswind Landings?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 25th 2017

After touching down on the runway from a flight, you may have experienced a rather bumpy landing--an…
General Aviation
Why Does a Witch Ride a Broomstick (and not a 747)?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 24th 2017

This is one burning question, people. What events led to witches riding around on brooms? Why didn't…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Rutan Model 202 Boomerang
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 20th 2017

Designed by Burt Rutan, the Rutan Model 202 Boomerang's appearance is downright unforgettable. But w…
Plane Of The Week
The Mystery of the Goodyear Ghost Blimp
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 18th 2017

Between 1942 and 1945, the U.S. Navy received more than 150 airships for the war effort. The militar…
Aviation History
V-280 Valor to Replace Black Hawk Helicopter
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 16th 2017

The importance of military helicopters is monumental. They perform rescue missions, partake in speci…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Boeing-737
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 13th 2017

In 1967, the Boeing-737 took its first flight. The narrow-bodied business jet was one of the most po…
Plane Of The Week
Pilot Profile: Louis Blériot
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 11th 2017

Louis Blériot is famous for being the first to fly between continental Europe and Great Br…
Aviation History
The Famous Douglas DC-3 Wreck on Sólheimasandur Beach
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 9th 2017

The Douglas DC-3 is one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made. Since its introduction…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 6th 2017

It may be slow, it may be simple, and it may be ugly, but this little piggy is tough as nails. …
Plane Of The Week
A Method to the Madness: Airplane Boarding Procedures
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 4th 2017

Waiting to board your plane can be frustrating, especially when airlines use different boarding proc…
Aviation News
Here's What You Need to Know About Spatial Disorientation
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 2nd 2017

We haven't always been sky-bound, but I don't have to tell you this. Flying is a relevantly recent t…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Martin M-130
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 29th 2017

The China Clipper, the Philippine Clipper, and the Hawaii Clipper are the names of three flying boat…
Plane Of The Week
The Conspiracy Theories Behind the Denver International Airport
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 27th 2017

From underground bunkers, aliens, apocalyptic art, and Nazi runways, there's no way the internet doe…
General Aviation
Boeing to Test Turbulence-Detecting Lasers on Commercial Flights
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 25th 2017

Boeing equipped its long-range 777 with a laser to discover turbulence before coming in contact with…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 23rd 2017

If you fancy yourself a hipster, you might want to stay away from the Cessna 172. Why, you might a…
Plane Of The Week
Plane of the Week: L-39 Albatros
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 22nd 2017

As a nimble jet, the L-39 Albatros trains future pilots and prepares them to use heavier, larger pla…
Plane Of The Week
How to Get Ready to Put Your Pet on an Airplane
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 20th 2017

Sometimes, it's unavoidable to avoid bringing your pet along for your travels. Maybe you're moving a…
Aviation News
Pilot Encounters with UFOs
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 18th 2017

Do You Want to Believe?Planes aren't always the only things flying in the sky. We've got helicopters…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Messerschmitt Me 262
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 15th 2017

The World's First Operational Jet Fighter  While the design for the Messerschmitt Me 262 b…
Plane Of The Week
Hurricane Hunters: Weathering the Storm for Data
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 13th 2017

In the wake of hurricane season, you may have heard of the "Hurricane Hunters" and wondered, why any…
General Aviation
How is the Speed Limit Enforced by Aircraft?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 11th 2017

I was driving through Virginia recently and noticed a sign on the side of the highway that read "Spe…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Blriot XI
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 8th 2017

Design-wise, this plane was one to look at. It became one of the most copied and iconic aviation des…
Plane Of The Week
Blanche Stuart Scott: One of America's Earliest Aviatrixes
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 6th 2017

In 1910, a woman set out in an automobile across the country to prove that women were well-equipped …
Aviation History
The Everett Factory and the Rise of the Boeing 747
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 4th 2017

Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer and is one of the busiest times to travel. As you gaze …
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: KC-135 Stratotanker
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 1st 2017

KC-135 Stratotankers serve a crucial role in several areas of the military--their main mission being…
Plane Of The Week
What is Airplane Mode and Why Do You Have to Use it?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 30th 2017

So, what exactly does it mean when that little plane icon appears?Airplane mode is a setting found o…
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The Women's Land Army of WWI and WWII
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 28th 2017

While troops were fighting in the air and on the land of foreign countries, groups of women worked o…
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Plane of the Week: Grumman FF
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 28th 2017

Usually, a double -F- is a bad thing, but this Grumman FF fighter biplane was a winner if I ever saw…
Plane Of The Week
Plane of the Week: Pitts Special
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 25th 2017

These Pitts Sure Don't Stink.For a reliable aerobatic biplane, you can't go wrong with a Pitts Speci…
Plane Of The Week
Model Planes: The Gateway to Aviation for All Ages
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 23rd 2017

Model airplanes allow children and adults to get up-close and personal with aviation without becomin…
Aviation History
Pilot Profile: James Stewart
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 21st 2017

When we hear James Stewart's name, we often think of his acting career; we particularly think of his…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Vega 5B
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 18th 2017

Designed by Lockheed Aircraft, this Vega monoplane holds a special place in the hearts of many. The …
Plane Of The Week
NASA's Quest to Cut Down on Flight Time
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 16th 2017

Traveling by air does wonders. It transforms long, grueling drives into manageable flights and allow…
Aviation News
The Air Show Finally Returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 14th 2017

After nearly two decades, acrobatic performances once again graced the skies of Northeastern Pennsyl…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 11th 2017

The C-130's versatility is second to none. The C-130 Hercules is considered one of history's most …
Plane Of The Week
The Making of Modern Day Air Shows
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 9th 2017

Air shows have a rich history. Since man first learned to fly, airplanes--and aerial stunts--have wo…
Aviation History
How to Survive Hours in the Airport: The Best Layover Tips
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 7th 2017

There's nothing worse than being stuck in an airport, all alone, for five hours or more. I mean w…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Lockheed Model 10 Electra
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 4th 2017

The Making of a Lockheed Signature The Lockheed Model 10 Electra represented a shift in aircr…
Plane Of The Week
WB-57F Jets to Follow Total Solar Eclipse
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 2nd 2017

If you're a fan of National Geographic or the Discovery Channel, you may have heard of storm chasers…
General Aviation
What Exactly is in Jet Fuel, and Can I Use it in My Diesel?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 31st 2017

Here's some fuel for thought: what's being pumped into the underbellies of the giant jets that fly u…
General Aviation
G-Forces: A Matter of Acceleration
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 26th 2017

If you've ever ridden a roller coaster, you may have felt a sense of weightlessness followed by abru…
Aviation History
The Montgolfier Brothers and the Rise of Balloonomania
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 24th 2017

On September 19, 1783, a duck, a sheep, and a rooster all made history as the first passengers to ev…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: F-16 Fighter Falcon
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 20th 2017

The Lightweight Fighter Mafia contributed to the F-16 Fighter Falcon design used today. As foundin…
General Aviation
Marilyn Monroe Was Discovered Working at a Radioplane Factory
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 19th 2017

When we think of Marilyn Monroe, we think of a seductive superstar of the 1950-60s. We think of Joe …
Aviation History
From Off the Ground to Out of this World: The Beginnings of NASA
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 17th 2017

Long before Neil Armstrong made one giant leap for mankind (or, you know, didn't, if that's your bel…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: de Havilland Vampire
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 14th 2017

Not all vampires suck, you know. Not all vampires can fly, either. In both American and European f…
Plane Of The Week
Here's What You Need to Know About Project: Time Off
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 12th 2017

Jumping on a plane to use up some of those vacation days is, in my opinion, always a good idea. Howe…
Aviation News
From Letters to Luxury: The Revolution of Flying First Class
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 10th 2017

With how popular commercial flying is today, it's hard to believe the multi-billion-dollar industry …
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Hawker Hart
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 7th 2017

This British biplane was designed in the 1920s and led to the design of many similar airplanes. With…
Plane Of The Week
How Satellites Make for Safer Flights
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 5th 2017

In between Iceland, Scotland, and Norway lies the Faroe Islands' Vágar Airport-an airport compl…
Aviation News
Lilian Bland: Ireland's First Female Pilot Could Do It All
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 3rd 2017

In reality, though, Lilian Bland was truly anything BUT bland. It's true that Lilian Bland was the…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Navy PB4Y-2
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 30th 2017

Two years before WWII ended, the military re-purposed the PB4Y-1 Liberator into a Navy PB4Y-2. The U…
Plane Of The Week
This is Why Your Love of Aviation and Travel Increases Your Exposure to Radiation
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 27th 2017

When we think of radiation, we think scary. We think of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.…
General Aviation
Aviation Mysteries: Amelia Earhart Disappearance
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 26th 2017

Perhaps one of the most well-known aviation tragedies, the disappearance of Amelia Earhart remains a…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 23rd 2017

When the United States Army Air Forces wanted an operational jet fighter of their own, the War Depar…
Plane Of The Week
International Paris Air Show
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 21st 2017

The International Paris Air Show began on June 19 and will continue until June 26. The International…
Aviation History
A Brief History of Military Observation Balloons
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 19th 2017

Aerial warfare has evolved a great deal over the years. In its earliest days, it was utilized as a m…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 16th 2017

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator is one of the most famous bombers from WWII and the most produced he…
General Aviation
What Does a Serial Killer and the First Airplane Have in Common?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 14th 2017

Did a killer unintentionally change the course of aviation history as we know it? In 2015, fame…
Aviation History
Are Pilotless Planes in Our Future?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 12th 2017

Utopia: a place of ideal perfection. Tall, bright buildings between smooth highways surrounded by gr…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: Lockheed JetStar
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 9th 2017

Technology and budget made building the JetStar a challenge.In the 1950s, aeronautical engineer Kell…
General Aviation
Pigeons of War: How Ordinary Birds Took to the Skies for An Extraordinary Purpose
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 7th 2017

When you think of warbirds, you're probably not thinking of war birds (or the "The Gang Wrestle…
Aviation History
Wonder Woman and her Invisible Plane
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 5th 2017

Princess Diana of Themyscira swept the nation with her sexy outfit, piercing eyes, and flowing, jet-…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Stipa-Caproni
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 2nd 2017

Experimenting--it's a perfectly normal phase in every aircraft's life. Some just never quite grow ou…
Plane Of The Week
Vintage Air Rally: Crete2Cape Proves Vintage Planes Still Got It
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 31st 2017

"VintageAirRally attempt the almost impossible with vintage biplanes, because there's no satisfactio…
General Aviation
Aerial Warfare in World War I
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 29th 2017

This Memorial Day, we're remembering all those who have bravely fought for our freedom. The sacrific…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Farman F.60 Goliath
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 26th 2017

Today, we're wishing Henri Farman-French aviation pioneer of the double-decker airplane-a very happy…
Plane Of The Week
Helicopters: A Real Lifesaver
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 24th 2017

"If you are in trouble anywhere in the world, an airplane can fly over and drop flowers, but a helic…
Aviation History
How to Bring Your Love of Aviation Into Your Home
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 22nd 2017

Fill your life with what you love If you consider yourself an avgeek, you probably love all thi…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: The Erco Ercoupe
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 19th 2017

Between aisles of herringbone suits and wool neckties sat the ERCO Ercoupe. The small, twin-tail met…
Plane Of The Week
Pack Your Bags: The Compact Travel Checklist
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 17th 2017

If there's one thing you should know about me it's that I'm a planner and an organizer. I'm putting …
General Aviation
Everyone Wanted to Be Charles Lindbergh (Including Mickey Mouse)
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 15th 2017

How one man's journey changed the world. Charles Lindbergh made his historic transatlantic flight …
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Martin B-26 Marauder
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 12th 2017

The Martin B-26 Marauder was introduced in 1941 for use during the course of World War II. The …
Plane Of The Week
Amy Johnson: First Female Pilot to Fly Solo to Australia
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 10th 2017

Amy Johnson was the first female pilot to fly solo from England to Australia, making her famous amon…
Aviation History
5 Emergency Landings that Made History
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 8th 2017

When going up in the air, we all hope that, in the end, we reach our destinations safely. We cross o…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Airbus A310
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 5th 2017

The Airbus A310 was derived from the A300, the first twin-engine, wide-body airliner. But this deriv…
Plane Of The Week
The Early History of Commercial Air Travel
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 3rd 2017

In 2016, 3.8 billion people traveled by air, and IATA expects that number to double over the co…
Aviation History
Aerodynamics and the Wingtip Flip
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 1st 2017

I remember when I was taught to fold up the tips of wings on my paper airplanes. I was told that it …
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: de Havilland Comet
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 28th 2017

In the years immediately following WWII, the aviation industry experienced massive growth. In the Un…
Plane Of The Week
Lucy, Lady Houston: Philanthropist, Activist, and Aviation Pioneer
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 26th 2017

If not for Poppy Houston, the Battle of Britain might have ended very differently. Fanny Lucy R…
Aviation History
What Exactly is Standby Traveling?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 24th 2017

When it comes to traveling standby, there are two different classifications: employee and non-employ…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Waco 10
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 21st 2017

Based on the Waco 9, the Waco 10 was designed to make something that was already good, bigger. …
Plane Of The Week
Whatever Happened to Stratovision?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 19th 2017

Airborne television broadcasting is not a thing of the past, but in the past it was the thing. In Oc…
General Aviation
This Airport Terminal is Going to the Dogs
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 17th 2017

...and the horses and the cats.Traveling with pets can be ruff. And incredibly stressful (to both th…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: Nieuport 10
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 14th 2017

World War I marks the first major conflict where the use of aircraft really took off.Unlike WWII, ho…
Plane Of The Week
Other Ways You Can be Removed from a Flight
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 12th 2017

Unless you've been avoiding Social Media and the news, you've likely heard about the man who was rem…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Boeing B-29 Superfortresses
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 7th 2017

When you think of Boeing, you might think of large commercial jets, like the retiring 747, rather th…
Plane Of The Week
Conquering the Impossible: the First Flight Over Everest
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 5th 2017

Mount Everest With an elevation of 29,029 ft, Mt. Everest is the highest mountain on planet Earth …
Aviation History
Chemtrails Are Not Skywriting (Not Even of the Alien Variety)
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 3rd 2017

If you do an internet search for "chemtrails," your search results are going to be inundated with ta…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: de Havilland Canada Dash 7
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 31st 2017

The Dash 7, as it's typically referred to, is an aircraft used as a regional airliner. The Dash 7 is…
Plane Of The Week
Biofuels Confirmed to Reduce Jet Engine Pollution
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 29th 2017

Are greener skies on the horizon for travelers? Looks like it! NASA recently confirmed jet e…
Aviation News
NASA and FAA Utilize Dummies to Test Aircraft Safety
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 27th 2017

Remember when in 1984 NASA and the FAA got together and intentionally crashed a B-720 aircraft&…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: Junkers F.13
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 24th 2017

In a world of fabric-and-wood, be metal.The Junkers F.13 was one of the most advanced aircraft …
Plane Of The Week
What is TSA PreCheck?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 22nd 2017

Let's face it: no one likes going to the airport and dealing with security.  Sure, we underst…
Aviation News
How John Denver's Death Influenced Experimental Aircraft Regulation
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 20th 2017

Singer, songwriter, actor and activist John Denver was also a pilot during his time.  If…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Supermarine Spitfire
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 17th 2017

I've written about the Battle of Britain before where I mentioned that 500 of the Royal Air Force (R…
Plane Of The Week
Ready Your Facial Hair--It's Mustache March
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 16th 2017

Move over, No-Shave November. If you have an Air Force man in your life, maybe you've been wond…
Aviation History
Everything You Need to Know About Airplane Food
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 13th 2017

One of my favorite parts of flying is getting the meal. I know that a lot of people would frown down…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Piaggio P.1HH Hammerhead
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 10th 2017

Nicknamed the HammerHead, the P.1HH looks like a mythical beast flying through the sky; and, natural…
Aviation History
Hanna Reitsch: Germany's Most Famous Aviatrix was a Star of the Nazi Party
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 8th 2017

March 8 is International Women's Day-a day marked by celebrating all the social, economic, cultural …
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The Gremlins of Aviation- Yes, You Read That Right
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 6th 2017

I think it's safe to say that most everyone above the age of 20 conjures the same image when they he…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Grumman TBF Avenger
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 3rd 2017

Grumman Avengers assemble! While it was no bombshell in terms of its beauty, don't let tha…
Plane Of The Week
Howard Hughes: American Businessman, Investor, Philanthropist, Pilot.
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 1st 2017

From the Silver Screen to Blue Skies If you're compiling a list of some of the most influential fi…
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How Animals Influenced Drone Design
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 27th 2017

Nature has always been fascinating to us. The way it changes from one year to the next and season-to…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: Pietenpol Air Camper
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 24th 2017

The Pietenpol Air Camper has been on my mind for quite some time. What is really remarkable about th…
Plane Of The Week
Boeing 747s Soon to Retire from the Sky
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 23rd 2017

Both Delta and United Airlines have announced that they will be retiring their fleet of Boeing 747 j…
Aviation News
Before They Were Presidents of the United States of America, They Were Pilots
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 20th 2017

Franklin D. Roosevelt has the distinction of being the first US president to ever fly in an aircraft…
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Plane of the Week: Beriev Be-200
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 17th 2017

It's a boat! It's a plane! It's an- amphibious aircraft! The Beriev Be-200, manufactured by …
Plane Of The Week
These Iconic Airlines Have Vanished From the Skies
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 15th 2017

Some of the most popular, iconic airlines of the United States have disappeared from the skies--and …
Aviation History
What You Need to Know About First Class Travel
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 13th 2017

First class travel is a dream for some, but what does it matter if you're all getting from point A t…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: NASA AD-1
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 10th 2017

Even centuries-old aircraft will look somewhat familiar to modern aviation enthusiasts.  …
Aviation History
Flight Attendants Over the Years
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 8th 2017

Confession: when I was young, I wanted to be a flight attendant. I don't know what sparked the caree…
Aviation History
Charles Lindbergh: Pilot, Inventor, and Author
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 7th 2017

American aviator Charles Lindbergh made the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in M…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Vought F6U Pirate
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 3rd 2017

The Post-WWII years included a critical shift in aviation history-even more so than the war itself w…
Plane Of The Week
Why Would you Intentionally Crash an Airplane? For Safety, of Course.
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 1st 2017

When it comes to crash testing, it's not such a big deal for cars. This form of destructive testing …
General Aviation
Top 5 Travel Destinations for 2017
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 30th 2017

It's near time to begin saving for your annual summer vacation (or fall vacation or winter?). This m…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Piper J-3 Cub
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 27th 2017

The bright yellow finish of the Piper J-3 Cub is nothing short of immediately recognizable. In my op…
Plane Of The Week
Aviation Mysteries: Flying Tiger Line Flight 739
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 25th 2017

The Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation propliner is a rather large plane with a wingspan of over 12…
Aviation History
Your Body on Jet Lag and How to Fight It
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 23rd 2017

There's nothing worse than coming back from a vacation-a relaxing one-and feeling absolutely exhaust…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Grumman X-29
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 20th 2017

The Grumman X-29 is not your typical plane. Its unconventional design is like none other, and its te…
Plane Of The Week
Was Helios Airways Flight 522 Haunted?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 18th 2017

Buckle up readers. This one is creepy and quite sad. Imagine sitting comfortably in your seat duri…
Aviation History
Do You Know How Airplanes Are Fueled?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 16th 2017

When you board an airplane, it's not very likely that you're thinking about the fuel that (probably)…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: The Vin Fiz Flyer
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 13th 2017

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. considers it one of the most significant aviati…
Aviation History
The Resurrection of the Aviation Cocktail
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 11th 2017

Ahhh-a long flight to an exotic location and a mixed drink. This combination is bliss to some (guilt…
Aviation History
Roscoe Turner & Gilmore the Flyin' Lion
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 9th 2017

You might be familiar with Simba, Mufasa, the Cowardly Lion, and maybe even Aslan, but have you ever…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Air Horse One
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 6th 2017

Just imagine it: You're waking from a long sleep and the man sitting next to you, the man you rememb…
Plane Of The Week
Aerial Firefighting and the DC-10
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 4th 2017

Airplanes play a huge part in helping to fight forest fires. Sometimes, fires spread rapidly and d…
Air Tanker
Aviation Mysteries: The Disappearance of Pan Am Flight 7
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 2nd 2017

On November 8, 1957, a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser left San Francisco International Airport at 11:51 am…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Grumman F8F Bearcat
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 30th 2016

The bearcat, also known as the binturong, is a viverrine mammal from Southeast Asia-it is closely re…
Plane Of The Week
Aviation History: The Battle of Britain
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 28th 2016

In the middle part of the year 1940, the largest sustained bombing campaign to that date took place …
Aviation History
Incredible Converted Airplane Homes
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 26th 2016

Can you imagine living inside of an airplane? Maybe living on your own airport? Well, some people do…
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Plane of the Week: Santa's SN-TA XG2 Sleigh
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 23rd 2016

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in the hopes that Saint Nick soon would be there… …
Plane Of The Week
Where Was Santa When the World Was Learning How to Fly?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 21st 2016

The evolution of Santa alongside the evolution of early flight'Twas the week before Christmas and so…
Uncategorized
Maintaining Airworthiness: Certified Aircraft Maintenance
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 19th 2016

So, should I wait for a check engine light to go on, or what? If you have a car, you probably f…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Shoo Shoo Baby
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 16th 2016

The Shoo Shoo baby is a B-17 Flying Fortress that fought on the Allied side in World War II, but its…
Plane Of The Week
You May Need a New Form of ID to Fly in the U.S.
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 14th 2016

On January 22, 2018, travelers who live in certain states are going to need a new form of ID-other t…
Uncategorized
The History Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Part 3: The Cold War
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 12th 2016

For the rest of The History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles series, you can read Part 1: WWI here a…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: North American P-51 Mustang
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 9th 2016

The P-51 Mustang was designed by North American Aviation in response to a British specification requ…
Plane Of The Week
How paper planes helped manned flights take-off
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 7th 2016

Next time you see a commercial jet soaring overhead, take a look and appreciate just how spectacular…
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5 Things That Happen to Your Body During a Flight
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 5th 2016

Anyone who has been on a plane has experienced some kind of change to their body during a flight. It…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: The Red Baron's Fokker Dr.I
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 2nd 2016

The Fokker Dr.I triplane was introduced in 1917 by Dutch aircraft manufacturer, Fokker-Flugzeug…
Plane Of The Week
Ruth Law Oliver: An American Aviatrix
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 30th 2016

Ruth Law Oliver, who was featured in our Women in Aviation History post earlier this month, passed a…
Aviation History
Aviation Mysteries: D.B. Cooper
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 28th 2016

45 years ago, on November 24, 1971, an unidentified man hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft somewhere in …
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: JFK's Air Force One | VC-137C SAM 26000
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 25th 2016

A CNN article touts it as the "most historic plane in the world." The Air Force One of JFK. It's t…
Plane Of The Week
The History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Part 2: Interwar Years & WWII
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 23rd 2016

To read The History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Part 1: WWI, click here.  Post-WWI: Target …
Aviation History
Aviation History: Night Witches
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 21st 2016

In continued celebration of National Aviation History Month, we're focusing now on one incredible po…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Douglas DC-3
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 18th 2016

The Douglas DC-3 is one of the most revolutionary transport aircraft of the 1930s and 40s- or perhap…
Plane Of The Week
The world's first corn-fueled air fleet: Alaska Airlines
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 16th 2016

Earlier this year, Alaska Airlines operated the first successful commercial flights using a blend of…
Aviation News
The History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Part 1: WWI
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 14th 2016

When we think of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), it's easy to limit our thought to present-day UAVs…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Sikorsky X-Wing
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 11th 2016

The Rotor Systems Research Aircraft (RSRA) X-Wing, produced by Sikorsky Aircraft, is certainly an od…
Plane Of The Week
Celebrating Women in Aviation History
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 9th 2016

Earlier this year, we wrote about the history of aviation. Today, we're going to take that in a s…
Aviation History
Air-to-Air | the efficient yet dangerous refueling process of American jets
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 7th 2016

It's a dangerous process-but a necessary one. The refueling of jet planes around the globe are const…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Bell X-1
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 4th 2016

The Bell X-1, piloted by Chuck Yeager, was the first manned airplane to exceed the speed of sound in…
Plane Of The Week
The lost, supersonic fighter jet that could take off and land on water
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 2nd 2016

It sounds useful-and unlikely; yet, believe it or not, a US Navy aircraft, capable of supersonic spe…
Uncategorized
What's the Deal with North Korean Airspace?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 1st 2016

If you use a flight tracker to view live air traffic (such as flightradar24) or another type of map …
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: SAAB JAS-39 Gripen
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 27th 2016

The aging SAAB JAS-39 Gripen is a veteran member of several of the world's most powerful air fleets-…
Aviation History
Bob Hoover, Infamous "pilot's pilot" Dies at 94
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 26th 2016

Bob Hoover is among the elite of the aviation world. Although this American icon of heroism and…
Aviation News
A Brief History of Early Aerial Warfare
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 24th 2016

It might seem reasonable to assume that aerial warfare didn't begin until the 20th century-after all…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Wright Flyer
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 21st 2016

When it comes to aviation, I can't help but think of Orville and Wilbur Wright. After all, they pave…
Plane Of The Week
This photographer's amazing collection of aviation photos is unlike any other
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 19th 2016

Photography has long been associated with aviation; perhaps it’s because some of us on the ground ca…
General Aviation
TRUMP calls US airports "third-world" | are they REALLY that BAD?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 18th 2016

Donald Trump lives life a bit more fancifully than the average Joe, so it makes some sense that he w…
Uncategorized
Plane of the Week: Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxhound
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 14th 2016

The MiG-31 Foxhound is one of the fastest combat jets in the world. The Mikoyan MiG-31 (NATO coden…
Plane Of The Week
Should airlines allow pilots to use their cellphones during flight?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 11th 2016

The above photos were illegally taken during flight by pilots employed in commercial airlines.These …
Uncategorized
Smoky the War Dog--Hero of the Air Force and National Sensation
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 10th 2016

Smoky: the Little Dog that CouldCorporal Bill Wynne first met Smoky in the beginning of 1944 when he…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: The Avro Lancaster
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 7th 2016

Of the 17 known to exist, there are only two airworthy Lancasters are left in the entire world. …
General Aviation
5 Coolest Commercial Airplane Paint Jobs
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 5th 2016

Technically, the application and color of paint on an aircraft goes beyond mere aesthetics. A plan…
Uncategorized
Why are there still ashtrays in airplanes?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 3rd 2016

Don't let the ashtrays fool you--inflight smoking is banned on U.S. airliners If you've f…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 30th 2016

When it comes to stealth planes, the B-2 often comes to mind. The B-2 stealth bomber began its life …
Plane Of The Week
NASA will take the human race to Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 29th 2016

There's nothing very spectacular about the appearance of Saturn's moon, Titan. However…
Uncategorized
Why don't commercial aircraft have parachutes for passengers?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 27th 2016

Flying, for some of us, is unnerving.While we admire the science and sheer beauty of aircraft and ha…
General Aviation
Why do airline prices change all the time?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 26th 2016

Understanding the Dynamic Nature of Airline PricesBooking a trip can be incredibly fun-but it can al…
General Aviation
Elon Musk plans to take us where no man has gone before
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 21st 2016

Turns out MCT can go well beyond Mars, so will need a new name… — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) Septem…
Aviation News
ICAO's Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 20th 2016

In 2013, ICAO was mandated to present a proposal for a global market-based measure to manage aviatio…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: A-10 Warthog Fighter Jet
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 16th 2016

Military aircraft are a bit like fashion models: as soon as they show even the slightest signs of ag…
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Five of the Best Fictional Pilots
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 13th 2016

We can't get enough of aviation movies. Seriously, what's the best alternative to being a pilot…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Lockheed XFV-1
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 9th 2016

Sit. Stay. Good plane. XFV "Salmon" Trust us: there's nothing super fishy about this…
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Airline Advertising Through the Ages
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 8th 2016

Airline ads really took off during the Golden Age of Aviation, but now seem to have fallen rather fl…
General Aviation
The mesmerizing flight patterns of maple seeds have inspired a drone prototype
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 6th 2016

When we were kids, everything was fun. What happened? Enjoying the simple things is a luxury no…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: Airbus A380
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 2nd 2016

If the Wright Brothers ever got a chance to see this plane, they would look at each other, high-five…
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Whatever Happened to Skywriting?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 30th 2016

Sky's the limit for a comeback You might have noticed that thick, white letters don't really domin…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: The Hughes H-4 Hercules | "The Spruce Goose"
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 26th 2016

The Spruce Goose: an incredible feat of modern engineering and one of the most famous aircraft in th…
Aviation History
Five Flightseeing Tours You Don't Want to Miss
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 25th 2016

Do you ever get tired of the same old view from the same old ground? Of Course you do. Just because …
General Aviation
Santos-Dumont vs The Wright Brothers: Who Really Invented the Airplane?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 23rd 2016

It's official: the 2016 Summer Olympics are over in Rio. America took away the most medals with a to…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Grumman HU-16 Albatross
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 19th 2016

1 if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by air, 4 if...all of the above. The Albatross is a special pla…
Plane Of The Week
The Dole Derby: The Tragic Race for Transpacific Infamy
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 17th 2016

August 17, 1927 marks the end of the Dole Derby--an ill-fated air race Charles Lindbergh's Orte…
Aviation History
Elon Musk's next invention is an VTOL supersonic jet!
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 15th 2016

Elon Musk is no stranger to The Flight Blog. However, amid all of the commotion regarding hi…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: SR-71 Blackbird
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 12th 2016

When it comes to supersonic spy planes, the SR-71 Blackbird may be the most notable. This Lockheed b…
Plane Of The Week
5 Popular Flying Myths That Definitely Aren't True
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 10th 2016

There's something about flying in a heavier-than-air craft 30,000 feet in the air that leads to plen…
General Aviation
Antis the German Shepherd: Airman's Best Friend
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 9th 2016

Let slip the dogs of warJanuary 1940: Phoney War. Václav Robert Bozděch and Pierre Duval were on a r…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week | The Classified, Stealth Reconnaissance Aircraft: AURORA
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 5th 2016

Does Aurora exist? Years of pursuit have led me to believe that, yes, Aurora is most likely in activ…
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SPIDER: The Answer for Lockheed Martin Airship Repair
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 2nd 2016

A Robotic SPIDER may hold the answer to furthering hybrid airship efficiency While the airship ind…
Technology
5 of the Most Prolific Early Flying Machine Inventors
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 1st 2016

Humans have always been rather obsessed with the notion of flight, well before the development …
Aviation History
Whatever Happened to the Supersonic Concorde?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 29th 2016

Supersonic commercial transport existed for 30 years--what happened? The 1950s was a time of commu…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Super Guppy Turbine
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 29th 2016

Not your average flying fish A large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft, the Super Guppy refers to e…
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Can Automotive Engine Oil Be Used in Aircraft Piston Engines?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 25th 2016

Our most pleasurable hobbies are often some of the most expensive--this is especially true for …
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Solar Impulse 2
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 22nd 2016

Imagine soaring through our skies, powered entirely by the rays of the sun. Seems pretty incredible,…
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The Berlin Airlift: Spirit of Freedom
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 21st 2016

The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation Keeps the Spirit Alive In 1988, one pilot founded The Be…
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The story of a 22-year-old WWII bomber pilot, his journal, 50 missions, and his proud son.
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 18th 2016

We met Tom Szulborski by chance on an overcast Thursday at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum near Reading,…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Enola Gay (The Hiroshima Bomber)
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 15th 2016

But when I looked at it-when I saw what had taken place, and I saw the city covered, and what appear…
Aviation History
How Drones Might Save the Endangered Black-Footed Ferrets
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 14th 2016

All it might take to save black-footed ferrets is some vaccine-coated M&MsJust last week we posted o…
General Aviation
2016 Farnborough International Airshow Launches
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 11th 2016

If you're into aviation, there's no better place to go this week than the Farnborough Airshow--that …
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: Rutan Voyager
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 8th 2016

Why did the airplane cross the globe? To set some pretty impressive records.What does it take to cir…
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The Five Must-See Aerial Views in the United States
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 6th 2016

1. Yosemite National Park, Inyo National Forest, Mono Lake There's hardly a more beautiful plac…
General Aviation
Celebrate National Siblings Day with These Famous Sibling Aviators
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 5th 2016

When it comes to having siblings, it tends to be a love/hate situation--sometimes a little more of o…
Aviation History
Drones and Wildlife: The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertainty
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 5th 2016

Will drones help or harm wildlife conservation efforts?Drones continue to grow in popularity, and th…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 1st 2016

With the Independence Day weekend upon us, I decided to choose a plane somewhat synonymous with my c…
Plane Of The Week
Antoine de Saint-Exupry: Famed Writer and Aviator
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 30th 2016

The man who wore many hats(although it's possible it was just a snake that swallowed an elephant)Whi…
Aviation History
New Aviation Pavilion Opens at Museum of Flight
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 28th 2016

New Exhibit Takes FlightThe Museum of Flight is kind of a big deal--in fact, it's the largest non-pr…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: DHC-6 Twin Otter
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 24th 2016

What's cooler than being cool? The South Pole.Compared to the large amount of diversity on our good …
Plane Of The Week
Tailwind: A Woodchuck Aboard The American Nurse
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 23rd 2016

Of all the animals who have found themselves written into the annals of aviation history, perhaps on…
Aviation History
Why Heat Waves Can Keep Planes Grounded
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 21st 2016

Sometimes planes can't handle that heat--and that might mean they get grounded.While grounded flight…
General Aviation
Plane of the week: Douglas C54E The Spirit Of Freedom
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 17th 2016

Recently, A few of us here at The Flight Blog got the chance to head to a World War II reenactment e…
Plane Of The Week
Solar Powered Plane Completes US Crossing
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 13th 2016

Solar Powered! In a bid for what is planned to be the first round-the-world solar flight, Swiss ad…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 10th 2016

Q: What does a spaceplane and a Dodo bird have in common? A: Neither flew before their demise (but…
Plane Of The Week
CMCs: The Future of Jet Engine Parts
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 9th 2016

Things are really heating up in the world of jet engine parts Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) are…
Technology
US Military Propose Autonomous Robot System for Aircraft
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 6th 2016

The Air Force wants autonomous aircraftAutonomous aircraft might not generate quite as many conversa…
Technology
Plane of the Week: Nazi Germany's BV 141
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 3rd 2016

The BV 141: one mean, lean, lopsided machine. Let's just face the facts: this thing is flat-out st…
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The Most Advanced Personal Aircraft is in the Works
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 31st 2016

The Lilium jet just might make your Jetsons fantasies come true.In 1962, the world was first in…
Technology
Honoring All Who Served
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 30th 2016

A Day to ReflectToday is a day of remembrance, a day to respect and honor all of the individuals who…
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Plane of the Week: Lockheed Martin P-791
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 27th 2016

Airship or airplane? This one is a bit of both. Lockheed Martin took inspiration from both form…
Plane Of The Week
The Man Behind the Zeppelin Airship
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 26th 2016

Ferdinand Adolph Heinrich August Graf von ZeppelinWith a name like that, you just know he was meant …
Aviation History
Lockheed Martin Plans to Build a Mars-Orbiting Science Laboratory
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 24th 2016

Mars, take heed (Lockheed, that is) Lockheed Martin is a leading name in aircraft manufacturing, p…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: Antonov An-225 Mriya
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 20th 2016

Mriya means "dream" in Ukranian. And in the case of this plane, someone really dreamed big…
Plane Of The Week
Our Favorite Celebrity Pilots
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 19th 2016

What's better than flying first class? Flying your own plane, obviously. Owning (and being able to…
General Aviation
Most Memorable Aviation Records of 2015
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 16th 2016

People like to do cool stuff and keep records of said stuff. It's a very human thing to be competiti…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Alexander Lippisch's AERODYNE
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 13th 2016

If my five-year-old self could've designed an airplane, it may have looked a lot like Alexander Lipp…
General Aviation
The Age of Aerospace: 100 years of Aviation History
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 11th 2016

Remembering the Roots of Modern Aviation In case you haven't already heard, Boeing is …
Aviation History
The Air Force Wants Aircraft With Lasers
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 9th 2016

A Sophisticated Heat BeamWhile the notion of lasers and particle beam weapons would have once been l…
Aviation News
Plane of the week: McDonnell XF-85 Goblin
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 6th 2016

The XF-85 Goblin by McDonnell Aircraft is without a doubt a crazy-looking contraption. If we're bein…
Plane Of The Week
The History of Aviator Sunglasses (and their enduring popularity)
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 4th 2016

Tom Cruise may be pushing the boundaries of insanity by many of our standards, but-dear lord-was the…
Aviation History
12 Aviation Slang Terms That Mean Something You Might Not Expect
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 3rd 2016

Variations in language make life interesting, although those very same nuisances can make conversati…
General Aviation
The Race to the Red Planet: Elon Musk may fly us to Mars and beyond
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 29th 2016

With the exotic name, the brilliant mind, the outlandish job title, and the handsome face, Tesla and…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: Vought V-173
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 29th 2016

The "Flying Pancake" Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but it's got noth…
Plane Of The Week
Aircraft Get Stressed, Too
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 28th 2016

Fatigue Testing How do you stress test an airplane? Well, you don't make it run on a treadmill…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Howard Hughes' XF-11
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 22nd 2016

Let it be said: every pilot knows all too well the name of Howard Hughes. In a time when the long-…
Aviation History
Fido Take the Controls: Dogs Might Fly
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 21st 2016

Teaching Dogs to FlyYou might be familiar with the adynaton, -when pigs fly,- but how familiar are y…
General Aviation
How to Become a Professional Pilot
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 20th 2016

You might have heard that there's a professional pilot shortage in the aviation industry.You also mi…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Extra EA-300
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 15th 2016

Top speed: 213 mph  Length: 22'9 1/2" Wingspan: 24'3" Heigh…
Plane Of The Week
Types of Aircraft Propellers
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 13th 2016

You may have always thought that a propeller is just a propeller, that it exists only to move an air…
Technology
Plane of the Week: Boeing B-17
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 8th 2016

Top speed: 287 mphLength: 74'Wingspan: 104'0'First flight: 28 July 1935Introduction: April 1938Produ…
Plane Of The Week
A commercial success: United Airlines celebrates its 90th birthday
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 6th 2016

90 years for United Airlines hardly seems like a long time. For thousands of years, humans have al…
Aviation History
Historic Biofuel Airplane Project to Launch in April
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 4th 2016

The recent hype and mind-blowing preorders for Tesla's newly-announced Model 3 proves that the gener…
General Aviation
Donald Trump and his Massive, Gold-Plated, Boeing 757
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 31st 2016

One gigantic, commercial plane, one jet, and two helicopters–if it wasn’t for one single, larger-tha…
General Aviation
The Basics of Autorotation
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 30th 2016

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a helicopter engine just stopped running? It would drop …
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3D Printing Aircraft Parts
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 29th 2016

3D printing is taking the world by storm. From prosthetics to accessories to food, 3D printing (also…
Technology
Rebuilding the Very First Air Force One
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 25th 2016

Aviation history is being remade in Bridgewater, Virginia.While images of Air Force One landing in C…
Aviation History
Types Of Jet Engines
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 24th 2016

When I think of the term jet or jet engine, my mind immediately jumps to commercial airlines an…
Technology
Airlander 10: The World's Largest Aircraft
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 24th 2016

While the next big thing in aviation might look like the butt of a joke, its potential is anything b…
Technology
A Brief Study of Jet Lag
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 23rd 2016

Spend a thousand years doing the same thing every day, and you might call it more than a habit. M…
Aviation News
Fly-in Communities are Heaven for Aviation Enthusiasts
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 22nd 2016

"CAUTION: Children (and adults) at play"Spruce Creek is a community like no other.Located in Port Or…
General Aviation