The History of Royal Jordanian Airlines

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1. Early Jordanian Carriers When Jordan attained its independence in 1946, it sought to increase its identity by establishing its own airline, which took form on January 1 of that year as Arab Airways. Inaugurating service to Beirut, it spread its wings to Baghdad and Cairo by August of 1947, […]

Piper Cherokee 180 – Should You Buy This Aircraft?

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The Piper Cherokee family is a class of planes that began production in 1960. It was designed specially for flight training, air taxi, and most importantly personal use. It is a small class of plane, belonging nowadays in the recreational category of aircraft. All the models of the Cherokee family […]

Stretch Your Way to Safer, More Comfortable Travel

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As summer unfolds many of us will be loading our families into a car or boarding an airplane to head for enjoyable destinations. Although the reasons for vacation travel are pleasant, often the trip to a recreational locale means sitting in a cramped position for long periods. You arrive ready […]

Aviation Sights of Long Island

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1. Long Island’s Aviation Seed The aviation seed planted on Long Island’s Hempstead Plains in 1909, when Glenn Curtiss had first flown above it in his Golden Flyer biplane, had sprouted and grown over a six-decade period until it had ultimately connected its own soil with that of its moon. […]

Aircraft Structural Components

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The major aircraft structures are wings, fuselage, and empennage. The primary flight control surfaces, located on the wings and empennage, are ailerons, elevators, and rudder. These parts are connected by seams, called joints. All joints constructed using rivets, bolts, or special fasteners are lap joints. Fasteners cannot be used on […]

The Commuter Airlines of Long Island MacArthur Airport

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Introduction: Although commuter airline operations, conducted by a variety of almost-exclusively turboprop aircraft that accommodated between 19 and 50 passengers,augmented Long Island MacArthur Airport’s six-and-a-half decade scheduled service history, they were integral to its development as a regional airfield, providing both origin-and-destination and connecting, major-carrier aligned, two-letter code share links […]

A History of Hawker Siddeley HS121 Trident Aircraft Accidents

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While the Trident’s sales may have failed to attest to the design’s integrity, competition notwithstanding, its accident history may confirm this fact. In the 15-year period between 1964, when it entered service, and 1978, there were only two fatal incidents, neither of which was due to a design flaw. Both, […]

Piper Cherokee Flight Simulator Vs Flying a Real Aircraft

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There should be absolutely no reason why anyone who has been training exclusively with a Piper Cherokee flight simulator could not make the smooth transition to flying an actual real life Piper Cherokee aircraft. The entire instrument panel of an actual Piper Cherokee is available in a simulator program, a […]

How Do I Travel to Nepal?

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There is only one international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport and it has direct flights to and from the following countries: 1) Singapore (Silk Air) 2) Korea (Korean Air) 3) UAE (Nepal Airlines, Etihad Airways) 5) India (Nepal Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet Lite, Indian Airlines, Druk Air) 6) China (Air China, […]