Archive for March, 2017

The Latest Facial Recognition Technology Makes Flying Easy

Friday, March 31st, 2017
Credit: Public Domain/MichaelGaida

Credit: Public Domain/MichaelGaida

Travellers can now board the flight without showing their travel documents multiple times. The facial-recognition technology will serve the purpose. (more…)

Discovering What Transpires When a Plane is Struck by Lightning

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Lightning

Imagine a sudden flash of light accompanied by a loud noise while you are travelling on an aircraft. The thought of a mid-flight aircraft being struck by lightning is intimidating but reportedly is a common occurrence. (more…)

The Sporty Mini-Plane, Icon A5 Makes Flying Easy

Friday, March 17th, 2017
ICON A5 - sporty aircraft

ICON A5. Credit: Icon Aircraft.

A perfect day for flying and if you feel the intense desire to be a pilot and soar into the skies, then your wait is over. The FAA-approved new Icon A5, a James Bond-style light sports car that manoeuvres on water and has a swiftness of a jet ski, is designed specifically for both first-time pilots and pros. (more…)

How And Why Do Planes Dump Fuel?

Friday, March 10th, 2017
air show

air show

Modern Airliners dump fuel in the face of emergencies. So, is fuel dumping safe? Is it the only way to stay aloft? Why do airliners need to dump fuel and how do they do this? Keep reading to find out more. (more…)

iWOAW Celebrates 80 Years of Female Helicopter Pilots & Remits Awards

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
WOAWies put magic in girls' lives during WOAW Week.

Girls during WOAW Week. Credits: Facebook/iWOAW

The Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) hosts the 7th annual Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, during March 6-12, 2017, themed as ‘Let’s whirl, 80 years of female helicopter pilots.’ (more…)