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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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: 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…
Plane Of The Week
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…
Plane Of The Week
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
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
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: 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
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