Best Aviation and Aerospace Museums — Scott Beale Aviation


Interested in aviation? Books and articles are great ways to learn more, but one of the best ways is to visit a museum to get some hands-on experience! Not only are museums more engaging, but they also provide you with invaluable experiential learning through seeing and doing. Museums exist to feed our curiosity and educate […]

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ForeFlight Track Log Review — BruceAir, LLC (bruceair.com)


ForeFlight now includes an enhanced track log that any pilot–but especially flight instructors and pilots in training–will find useful when reviewing and debriefing flights. The new Track Log Review feature is available in ForeFlight release 11.5. Here’s the ForeFlight video that explains the feature. (ForeFlight has published a series of how-to videos on its YouTube […]

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New Airport Info on FAA IFR charts — BruceAir, LLC (bruceair.com)


The June 20, 2019 update to the Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide explains the new MON designator added to basic airport information displayed on IFR enroute charts The new label is added to airports that are part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network plan that FAA is implementing as it gradually decommissions about 30 percent of […]

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Why Ask Why? — PilotSafety.org


It’s often said the most underutilized words in the pilot/controller lexicon are “Unable” and “Say Again”. Sometimes, it’s critically important to get your point across, clear up a misunderstanding and getclarification in the most expeditious way possible, and other times, the issue is a bit more subtle but just as important. Recently, a story came […]

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Long Before There Were Airspace Restrictions Over Washington, DC This Daredevil Flew Around the City — Transportation History


June 14, 1906 Let’s just say that it wasn’t your typical workday in Washington, D.C. . . . Daredevil aviation pioneer Lincoln Beachey left a lasting impression on many as he steered his airship above and even alongside various landmark buildings in the nation’s capital. The next day’s edition of the Washington Post called this trip through the […]

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This Crew Flew Across the Largest Ocean on Earth For the First Time — Transportation History


May 31, 1928 Australian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith departed Oakland, California, in a Fokker F.VIIb/3m trimotor monoplane for the first trans-Pacific flight. The others on board the plane, which was named the Southern Cross, were Charles Ulm, organizing manager of the flight and co-pilot; Harry Lyon, navigator; and James Warner, radio operator. Over the next […]

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Asian American Pacific-Islander Transportation History: Major Arthur Chin, Pilot — Transportation History


Aviation pioneer Arthur Chin was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1913 to a mother with a Peruvian background and a Chinese father of Taishanese origin. Arthur Chin developed a strong interest in human flight at an early age. When he was 18, he took lessons at the Al Greenwood flying school in Portland. In 1933, […]

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Asian-American and Pacific Islander Transportation History: Dr. Kalpana Chawla, Astronaut — Transportation History


Kalpana Chawla, an American astronaut who became the first woman of Indian descent to travel into space, was born in the city of Karnal in northern India in 1962. As a child, she demonstrated a strong enthusiasm for human flight by drawing pictures of airplanes. She also visited flying clubs in that region of India […]

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What lies ahead for drone technology — Scott Beale Aviation


2019 is seen by many industry experts as the year drones become more widely accepted. Though the technology has been around for quite a while, drones have yet to be fully embraced, says aviation expert Scott Beale. But more and more startups and established companies are beginning to commit to the flight of drones. For […]

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