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
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
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…
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
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…
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
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…
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…
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…