Engineers have worked since the 1950s to create airplanes that can hover by combining the best qualities of airplanes and helicopters. Continue reading to learn about the airplanes that hover, and how they achieve it.
Since the first aircraft took off in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903, much progress has been made on aircraft and engine design. The two World Wars in particular helped to dramatically spur progress when it came to aircraft engine designs. By 1945, 42 short years later, aircraft engines were unrecognizable from the one that the Wright Brothers had first flown.
Flying frequently as a pilot means exposure to loud noises, which can sometimes reach 90 db according to the FAA. A good handset will protect you from noise-induced hearing impairments. There are many options in the market, but the key features you should be looking for are a headset that fits your specific needs, comfort, and sufficient noise reduction.
This guide takes you through popular aviation headset options to help you choose one that fits your needs.
When it comes to the dynamics of the flight of an aircraft, the wings are a component you simply cannot ignore. Aircraft “wings” are what is technically referred to as airfoils that create lift when moved rapidly through the air. As such they are key components behind the forces that enable flight.
Throughout aviation history engineers have tested countless wing configurations. Within this article, we examine some of the most popular types of aircraft wings and their designs.