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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 …
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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…
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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…
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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 …
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 …
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 …
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 …
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 …
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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
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
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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 …
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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
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.…
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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
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…
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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…
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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-…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 …
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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
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
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 …
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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…
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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…
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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
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…
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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…
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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
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…
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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
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…
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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…
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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)…
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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
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
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…
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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…
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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
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
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 …
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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
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…
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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. …
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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
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 …
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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
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
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
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 …
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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…
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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
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…
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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…
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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
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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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