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  • Plane Spotting – A Great Hobby for Aviation Enthusiasts

    Aircraft Spotting (also known as Plane Spotting) is a hobby that unites aviation enthusiasts from all over the world. Aircraft spotters enjoy the observation and photography of a wide variety ...

  • Best Seat in the Plane

    A friend of mine has very definite seat requirements when she flies commercially. A nervous flyer, she wants to know which seats offer the best chance of survival in an airplane crash. She also ...

  • Avalon 2011

    Avalon is Australia’s premier international airshow and aerospace and defence exposition. 2011 is also the 90th anniversary of the Royal Australian Airforce. Visitors can look forward to a ...

  • DARPA Looks for Submersible Aircraft Idea

    Perhaps the mere fact that the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office needs to look around for ideas for this project just goes to show the extremely ...

  • Looking Back at the Farnborough Air Show

    Despite rising fuel prices and crashing economies, the Farnborough Air Show in England enjoyed a massive turn-out. There was the usual collection of aircraft manufactures, shareholders, ...

  • Regulatory and Technological Limits on Cell Phone Usage Aboard Commercial Aircraft

    Currently under United States law the use of cell phones is forbidden by aircraft passengers. This is due to the concern that cell phones could have a damaging effect on the electronics aboard ...

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  • Paramus

    The Paramus Flying Club is situated at two locations: One at The Essex County Caldwell (CDW) and the other at the Linden Airports in New Jersey (LDJ). The Club was formed 50-years ago and is a non-profit organization with four airplanes that include two Cessna 172 Skyhawks, one (high-performance) Skylane C182, and one complex, high-performance Cessna 182 RG.

  • FAI World Aerobatic Competition

    The 24th FAI World Aerobatic Championship will be held June 24-July 4, 2007 in Granada, Spain at the Armilla Military Base.The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (“FAI”), or World Air Sports Federation, began in 1905. The FAI is a private, non-profit organization whose goal is to advance aeronautical and astronautical activities around the world. They are recognized as the ...

  • Flight plans

    A flight plan is filed by a pilot with the Aviation Authority of that area before flight. The information included is points of departure and arrival, estimated timing, alternate airports for landing, type of flight, number of passengers as well as the pilot’s name. There are three routing types when creating flight plans. Airway routing is along airways which are predefined ...

  • A & E Flying Club

    Located at Hawthorne Airport (HHR) in Los Angeles, California, the A & E Flying Club is a non-profit organization with fifty active members. It owns four airplanes: two Cessna 172Ms, one Cessna 182Q, and one Cessna 177RG. The planes can be rented for flight training but the certified flight instructor must be club-approved.

  • Glossary

    Every so often while browsing our website you may come across terms that are unfamiliar to you. For this reason we have included a Glossary on the Airplanes.com website. This short list of words and their definitions is designed to give our users a brief understanding of the various flight-related terms. If you find a term on the website that you do not understand or even if you find one on ...

  • Oakland Flying Club

    Located in Oakland, California at the Oakland International Airport (OAK), the Oakland Flyers flying club and training facility was founded in 1989. The Club owns 13 airplanes, including Cessna 152s, Cessna 172s, one Piper Archer, as well as Piper Warriors, one Bellanca Citabria, and one twin-engine Beech Duchess. The Club also owns a Frasca 142 Flight Simulator where simulated flight time ...

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