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
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: 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 …
Albacore
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
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
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
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
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 …
Plane Of The Week
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
history of land girls
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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: 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