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  • FAA Inspections to Improve

    The Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington DC recently announced the results of a safety audit as well as internal plans to improve the general ...

  • MIT-Designed Planes Aim for 70% Fuel Reduction

    With possible fuel shortages in the future being a very real cause for concern, coupled with dire observations on the damage fossil fuels are doing to our environment on a world-wide scale right ...

  • The Multipurpose Antilles Super Goose

    The dedicated staff of Antilles Seaplanes LLC have been diligently working on research and development leading to the production of the new “Antilles Super Goose”, a multi-purpose ...

  • 49th International Paris Air Show

    The 49th Paris Air Show will see majoy international aviation industry players gathering to view and showcase the latest in technological innovations. The opening four days of the event will be ...

  • Entertainment and Innovation at Farnborough Airshow

    Taking place every second year at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, England, the Farnborough International Airshow, is both a trade show for the aviation industry, and an entertaining event for ...

  • The Cutting Edge Singapore Air Show

    The Singapore Air Show, which takes place every two years, is scheduled for 19-24 February 2008 at the New Changi Exhibition Centre, Changi North, Singapore. This prestigious event is ...

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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • X Prize Competition

    The location and date for the next X PRIZE award will be announced by The X PRIZE Foundation in the coming months.

  • 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.

  • Safety

    Aircraft safety is of concern to manufacturers, pilots and passengers. The International Civil Aviation Organization has created an international safety oversight audit programme. This aircraft safety programme means that regular, compulsory and systematic safety checks must be conducted by the ICAO on contracting states. Audits are conducted on personnel licenses, aircraft operation and ...

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