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The Quickest Way to Get a Flying License

Posted on May 19, 2023 by Peter Rogers
Sport Pilots can be trained and qualified to fly in Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) such as airplanes, weight-shift aircraft, powered parachutes, gliders, and lighter-than-air (airships or balloons).The Experimental Aircraft Association also believes that gyroplanes will shortly be contained in the LSA category, making a total of six distinct forms of aircraft that the sport pilot could command.The minimum qualifications for getting a sport pilot are that the applicant be 16 years of age to start training (or 14 years for gliders), and at least 17 years old to be eligible to take the licensing test (16 for gliders)...

False Alarms

Posted on March 19, 2023 by Peter Rogers
Everybody has heard the story of the boy that cried wolf.In Search and Rescue, we have a very similar situation involving ELTs (Emergency Locator Transmitters).The ELT is a excellent device designed to provide a timely response to a critical, potentially life-threatening, situation.But most ELT activations are false alarms, whereas many actual emergencies lead to no activation of the ELT.As backward as this may seem, it's true...

Gas Turbine Aircraft Engine Design and Operation

Posted on February 3, 2023 by Peter Rogers
Conventional gas turbine jet engines, such as the turbofan, have been around for years.They electricity almost all commercial aircraft and are extremely reliable.Each time you board a commercial aircraft, this technology is providing safe and effective ability to get you to your destination.A gas turbine engine varies greatly in design from the motor in your car.Air enters the front of the engine via the fan section, which runs on the N1 or low-pressure shaft...

Travel Tips:Tips for Safer flying

Posted on November 3, 2021 by Peter Rogers
Flying can be an adventure, but like everything else in life, there are small risks.Despite the fact that flying is the safest way to travel in this modern age, here are some tips to minimize any unfortunate, but unlikely event of an emergency situation.Try to only fly nonstop routingsTakeoff, climb, descent, and landing phases of flights have the most occurrences of accidents.To decrease these risks decrease the amount of exposure to these phases of flight by trying only to fly nonstop...

How to Overcome Jetlag

Posted on July 1, 2021 by Peter Rogers
Jetlag seems to be every traveler's worst nightmare - especially if you're going away for just a brief while.What causes Jetlag? Jetlag is a condition that arises from crossing multiple time zones in a relatively short period and consequently disturbs your natural body clock or circadian rhythms.Other contributing factors include lack of exercise, dry atmosphere and alcohol.What are the symptoms of Jetlag? Arriving at your destination feeling attempted, groggy and disorientated are the most common symptoms...