Santos-Dumont vs The Wright Brothers: Who Really Invented the Airplane?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 16th 2020

The 2016 Rio Olympics sparked some historic controversy: During the Opening Ceremony, Brazil payed h…
Aviation History
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
Plane of the Week: Boeing-Stearman Model 75
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 15th 2018

No matter what you call it- Stearman Biplane, Boeing-Stearman Model 75, PT-17, or Kaydet-one thing r…
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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…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Cessna 195 Businessliner
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 3rd 2018

Sometimes, you want an aircraft that is all sleek and modern-a plane that might as well transport yo…
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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…
General Aviation
Pilot Profile: Lydia Litvyak, the World's First Female Fighter Ace
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 13th 2018

When the Third Reich invaded Russia on June 22, 1941, they brought with them more than 3 million sol…
Pilot Profile
Kiddo takes off: Was the first-ever in-flight radio transmission about a cat?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 2nd 2018

How the first cat got to cross the Atlantic Cats are no strangers to notoriety. Ancient Egyptia…
Aviation History
Leslie Jones: the Camera-man
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 28th 2018

Take yourself back to the early days of aviation. Just how far back you go is really up to you. Mank…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Hawker Hurricane
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 23rd 2018

The British Hawker Hurricane was one of the most important fighters for the Royal Air Force early on…
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NBAA Top Safety Focus Areas for 2018
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 14th 2018

National Business Aviation AssociationThe National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is an organi…
Aviation News
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…
General Aviation
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…
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
Plane of the Week: Grumman F6F Hellcat
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 9th 2018

Designed as a successor to the Grumman F4F Wildcat, the F6F Hellcat became America's dominant fighte…
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2017: The Safest Year for Commercial Air Travel
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 29th 2018

According to the Aviation Safety Network, 2017 was the safest year ever for commercial aviation. Air…
Aviation News
REAL ID Act: Some States Given Extensions for Compliance
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 22nd 2018

Have you forgotten about the "Real ID" Act of 2004? Well, the Federal Government hasn't and a hard d…
Aviation News
Eddie Rickenbacker: Ace of Aces, Race Car Driver, Air Transportation Pioneer
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 19th 2018

Not every fighter pilot was considered an ace during World War I, let alone the ace of aces. But …
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The Guinea Pig Club: RAF Pilots and the Advancement of Plastic Surgery
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 8th 2018

We are incredibly lucky to presently live in a world with advanced medical technology. It wasn't all…
Aviation History
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…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 29th 2017

The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is one of the largest military aircraft in the world--and probably out of th…
Plane Of The Week
How Charles Lindbergh Became TIME's First Man of the Year
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 20th 2017

For nearly a century, Time magazine has annually selected people-man, woman, group or concept-that h…
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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
Pilot Profile: Katherine Stinson
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 8th 2017

A Pioneering American AviatorAs one of America's Early aviators, Katherine Stinson set numerous flyi…
Aviation History
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 …
General Aviation
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…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: F/A-18 Super Hornet
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 17th 2017

The Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet is not to be confused with the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet-althou…
Plane Of The Week
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
Plane of the Week: Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 27th 2017

While the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar's lifetime was incredibly short, it was not without fanfare. Thi…
Plane Of The Week
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…
Aviation History
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…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 6th 2017

It may be slow, it may be simple, and it may be ugly, but this little piggy is tough as nails. …
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Plane of the Week: Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 23rd 2017

If you fancy yourself a hipster, you might want to stay away from the Cessna 172. Why, you might a…
Plane Of The Week
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…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Messerschmitt Me 262
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 15th 2017

The World's First Operational Jet Fighter  While the design for the Messerschmitt Me 262 b…
Plane Of The Week
Blanche Stuart Scott: One of America's Earliest Aviatrixes
Aviation Oil Outlet on Sep 6th 2017

In 1910, a woman set out in an automobile across the country to prove that women were well-equipped …
Aviation History
What is Airplane Mode and Why Do You Have to Use it?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 30th 2017

So, what exactly does it mean when that little plane icon appears?Airplane mode is a setting found o…
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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
The Montgolfier Brothers and the Rise of Balloonomania
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 24th 2017

On September 19, 1783, a duck, a sheep, and a rooster all made history as the first passengers to ev…
Aviation History
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…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: de Havilland Vampire
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 14th 2017

Not all vampires suck, you know. Not all vampires can fly, either. In both American and European f…
Plane Of The Week
Lilian Bland: Ireland's First Female Pilot Could Do It All
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 3rd 2017

In reality, though, Lilian Bland was truly anything BUT bland. It's true that Lilian Bland was the…
Aviation History
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: Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 23rd 2017

When the United States Army Air Forces wanted an operational jet fighter of their own, the War Depar…
Plane Of The Week
What Does a Serial Killer and the First Airplane Have in Common?
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 14th 2017

Did a killer unintentionally change the course of aviation history as we know it? In 2015, fame…
Aviation History
Pigeons of War: How Ordinary Birds Took to the Skies for An Extraordinary Purpose
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 7th 2017

When you think of warbirds, you're probably not thinking of war birds (or the "The Gang Wrestle…
Aviation History
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…
General Aviation
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
Plane of the Week: Martin B-26 Marauder
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 12th 2017

The Martin B-26 Marauder was introduced in 1941 for use during the course of World War II. The …
Plane Of The Week
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
Plane of the Week: de Havilland Comet
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 28th 2017

In the years immediately following WWII, the aviation industry experienced massive growth. In the Un…
Plane Of The Week
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
Plane of the Week: Nieuport 10
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 14th 2017

World War I marks the first major conflict where the use of aircraft really took off.Unlike WWII, ho…
Plane Of The Week
Conquering the Impossible: the First Flight Over Everest
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 5th 2017

Mount Everest With an elevation of 29,029 ft, Mt. Everest is the highest mountain on planet Earth …
Aviation History
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…
General Aviation
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
Plane of the Week: Junkers F.13
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 24th 2017

In a world of fabric-and-wood, be metal.The Junkers F.13 was one of the most advanced aircraft …
Plane Of The Week
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
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 …
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Plane of the Week: Grumman TBF Avenger
Aviation Oil Outlet on Mar 3rd 2017

Grumman Avengers assemble! While it was no bombshell in terms of its beauty, don't let tha…
Plane Of The Week
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…
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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…
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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
Plane of the Week: Vought F6U Pirate
Aviation Oil Outlet on Feb 3rd 2017

The Post-WWII years included a critical shift in aviation history-even more so than the war itself w…
Plane Of The Week
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
Roscoe Turner & Gilmore the Flyin' Lion
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jan 9th 2017

You might be familiar with Simba, Mufasa, the Cowardly Lion, and maybe even Aslan, but have you ever…
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
Plane of the Week: Grumman F8F Bearcat
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 30th 2016

The bearcat, also known as the binturong, is a viverrine mammal from Southeast Asia-it is closely re…
Plane Of The Week
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…
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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
The History Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Part 3: The Cold War
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 12th 2016

For the rest of The History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles series, you can read Part 1: WWI here a…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: The Red Baron's Fokker Dr.I
Aviation Oil Outlet on Dec 2nd 2016

The Fokker Dr.I triplane was introduced in 1917 by Dutch aircraft manufacturer, Fokker-Flugzeug…
Plane Of The Week
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 History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Part 1: WWI
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 14th 2016

When we think of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), it's easy to limit our thought to present-day UAVs…
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Bell X-1
Aviation Oil Outlet on Nov 4th 2016

The Bell X-1, piloted by Chuck Yeager, was the first manned airplane to exceed the speed of sound in…
Plane Of The Week
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 …
General Aviation
Bob Hoover, Infamous "pilot's pilot" Dies at 94
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 26th 2016

Bob Hoover is among the elite of the aviation world. Although this American icon of heroism and…
Aviation News
Plane of the Week: Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxhound
Aviation Oil Outlet on Oct 14th 2016

The MiG-31 Foxhound is one of the fastest combat jets in the world. The Mikoyan MiG-31 (NATO coden…
Plane Of The Week
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…
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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…
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: 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
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
Plane of the Week: Grumman HU-16 Albatross
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 19th 2016

1 if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by air, 4 if...all of the above. The Albatross is a special pla…
Plane Of The Week
The Dole Derby: The Tragic Race for Transpacific Infamy
Aviation Oil Outlet on Aug 17th 2016

August 17, 1927 marks the end of the Dole Derby--an ill-fated air race Charles Lindbergh's Orte…
Aviation History
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
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…
Technology
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
Plane of the Week: Super Guppy Turbine
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jul 29th 2016

Not your average flying fish A large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft, the Super Guppy refers to e…
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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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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…
General Aviation
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
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
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…
General Aviation
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
Plane of the Week: DHC-6 Twin Otter
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 24th 2016

What's cooler than being cool? The South Pole.Compared to the large amount of diversity on our good …
Plane Of The Week
Tailwind: A Woodchuck Aboard The American Nurse
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 23rd 2016

Of all the animals who have found themselves written into the annals of aviation history, perhaps on…
Aviation History
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…
General Aviation
Plane of the Week: Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar
Aviation Oil Outlet on Jun 10th 2016

Q: What does a spaceplane and a Dodo bird have in common? A: Neither flew before their demise (but…
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…
Technology
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…
Technology
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…
Technology
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…
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The Man Behind the Zeppelin Airship
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 26th 2016

Ferdinand Adolph Heinrich August Graf von ZeppelinWith a name like that, you just know he was meant …
Aviation History
Plane of the Week: Antonov An-225 Mriya
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 20th 2016

Mriya means "dream" in Ukranian. And in the case of this plane, someone really dreamed big…
Plane Of The Week
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…
General Aviation
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…
General Aviation
The Age of Aerospace: 100 years of Aviation History
Aviation Oil Outlet on May 11th 2016

Remembering the Roots of Modern Aviation In case you haven't already heard, Boeing is …
Aviation History
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
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
Plane of the Week: Vought V-173
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 29th 2016

The "Flying Pancake" Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but it's got noth…
Plane Of The Week
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: Boeing B-17
Aviation Oil Outlet on Apr 8th 2016

Top speed: 287 mphLength: 74'Wingspan: 104'0'First flight: 28 July 1935Introduction: April 1938Produ…
Plane Of The Week
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…
General Aviation
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…
Technology
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
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…
Technology
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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