Boeing to test non-stick paint to keep jets from icing

Ice-phobic paint, projection lighting that shows gate information or video images of a destination on the walls inside a jet and hybrid electric propulsion are just a few of Boeing’s long-term projects. Read the full article here. (







By |July 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Airbus plans cloud-connected black boxes to track jets, prevent disasters

After several recent air disasters that pointed out the shortcomings of current systems for tracking passenger jets, Airbus is planning to install new cloud-based flight recorders that could transmit data in real time. The new technology would replace the so-called black boxes that sometimes fall short in a crisis. Read the article in its entirety here .




By |July 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Top Gun, Archer Style!

Best aviation video to date. Enjoy!

By |June 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Meet Siza Mzimela From South Africa, The First Black Woman In History To Own An Airline Business

Meet Siza Mzimela From South Africa, The First Black Woman In History To Own An Airline Business AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's newest airline, Fly Blue Crane, was started by the company’s CEO, Siza Mzimela, a Black woman who saw a niche market and...

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We need more women in all areas of aviation. Meet the woman who owns her own airline!

By |May 27th, 2016||

The CIA is very interested in your tweets and Instagram photos

The investments appear to reflect the CIA’s increasing focus on monitoring social media.

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No surprise that the CIA and every other agency out there is very interested in what you post on social media. “When you have private companies deciding which algorithms get you a so-called threat score, or make you a person of interest, there's obviously room for targeting people". Yes there is. So remember that if you put it out there, it's out there. Forever. For good, bad or ugly.

By |May 26th, 2016||

What The U.S. Can Learn From The Way Germany Trains Its Workforce

Germany boasts a highly skilled industrial labor force, thanks in large part to a system of vocational training that the U.S. abandoned.

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"We gave most of it up. Other countries didn’t. And now they dominate advanced manufacturing and other tech fields, in part because their skilled labor forces are the envy of the world." Career and technical education is dinosaur-like in the US, jobs are scarce and college education costs are sky high. Maybe we should reconsider...

By |May 26th, 2016||

Opinion: U.S. airports could be safer

The crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 early Thursday and the recovery of some wreckage Friday was a tragic end to a week that had begun with viral video of huge lines at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints in the United States.

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"Are we doing the right things, and are we doing the right things right?"  Good question.

By |May 25th, 2016||

Stunning, pin-sharp images of the final 55 airworthy Spitfires

Using the skill and experience of former RAF pilot Tim Ellison, north London born photographer John Dibbs was able to fly to within 15ft of different Spitfire planes.

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"Cockpits full of ghosts." Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum, 94, who was the youngest Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain and was awarded the DFC, talks about the first time he flew a Spitfire. 

By |May 24th, 2016||

The World’s Largest Jet Engine Is Already More Powerful Than America’s First Manned Space Rocket

Navy pilot Alan Shepard became the first American to reach space on May 5, 1961 — 55 years ago this week. His capsule sat atop the Mercury-Redstone 3 rocket, propelled by a single engine that produced 78,000 pounds of thrust.

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More powerful than Alan Shepherd's first ride into space.

By |May 23rd, 2016||

‘Wiped Out’: Air Force losing pilots and planes to cuts, scrounging for spare parts | Fox News

EXCLUSIVE: It was just a few years ago, in March 2011, when a pair of U.S.

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Back in the day it was called "doing more with less", but it leads to the same end result: bad morale, reduction in readiness and a mass exodus from military that's already cut to the bone. 

By |May 20th, 2016||