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