Tag: pilot

  • Civilian

    For the average pilot, civilian aircraft form the nucleus of their world. While they might admire and desire the faster, more exciting models that are seen at military airbases, it is the slower, more functional models that bring home the bacon. In general, civilian aircraft are more affordable and are easier to obtain as they […]

  • Cirrus SR-22

    Referred to by some as the “Parachute Plane,” the SR22 is widely considered to be the world’s best selling single engine four-seat airplane. Manufactured by Cirrus, the SR22 is a low-wing aircraft with non-retractable landing gear and a glass cockpit. It’s design is based on the SR20, an aircraft with a smaller engine and fewer […]

  • Yakovlev Yak-52

    The former USSR’s Design Bureau originally designed the 360-HP Yak-52 as a light aerobatic trainer for the military. After training in the Yak-52, the pilot would graduate to a jet airplane. Today, mostly private owners use the tricycle-geared two-seat aircraft as an aerobatic plane. The Yak-52 is also desirable for those who operate on grass […]

  • Boeing 737

    The Boeing 737 jets are the most popular commercial airplanes in the world. Boeing’s “Original” 737 models are the 737-100 and the 737-200 variations. The “Classic” 737 models are the 737-300, 737-400, and the 737-500. Boeing‘s most recent line of 737 jets is the 737-600, 737-700, 737-800, and the 737-900, all known as “Next Generation” […]

  • A1 Skyraider

    The Douglas A-1E Skyraider entered service in World War II as a replacement for the SBD dive-bomber. The Skyraider‘s original designation was the “AD” and it made its inaugural flight on March 18, 1945. The A-1E Skyraider had a middle compartment which allowed it to be used for carrying passengers, supplies, or heavy cargo. Modifications […]