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5 of the Scariest Airport Landings in the World

Setting foot on a plane can be scary enough for some people, but these terrifying runways get our nerves all jumbled just by thinking about them. From narrow runways perched on top of a mountain to those that stretch into the middle of the ocean, these landing strips provide a thrill for any adventure-seeking passengers. Strap yourself in for...

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Women of the World: Amelia Earhart

As many of you may know, Tuesday, March 8th is International Women’s Day. And what better woman to talk about than the world-renowned Amelia Earhart! Earhart has been known for breaking many records and achieving what people thought was unachievable. Some of her most renowned achievements include woman’s world altitude record in 1922 (14,000 ft),...

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First Flight Around the World: The Douglas World Cruisers

In the early 1920s, several countries wanted to circumnavigate the world by plane. While most of their attempts were in vain, on September 8, 1924, a team of aviators from the U.S. Army Air Service successfully flew around the world. It took them 175 days to complete the journey and make history. Read on to learn about the first flight around the...

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Why Chuck Yeager Is A Legendary Pilot

In the world of aviation, a few names come up as those who shaped the field forever. The Wright Brothers, Amelia Earheart, and Chuck Yeager are all trailblazers in their own right. General Yeager had a lengthy and celebrated career in the United States Army beginning in the early 1940s, and later that decade, he moved to the Air Force and became...

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Long Range Forecasts

In the world of aviation weather, pilots require advance notice of weather conditions. Unfortunately good advance forecasts are not always possible. I’ve often told pilots that if you’re more than a day out, flight service just doesn’t have good information. Three days out and you may as well look on the weather channel. Now I have a better...

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Identifying Turbulence Potential with VAD Wind Profiles

Exclusively for Aviation Weather Wise Members. While statistics show only 18% of weather related fatalities were due to wind. In my personal experience the statistics were much higher! Identifying potential turbulence is vital and one of the most difficult hazards to predict or identify. You can’t see it on satellite and there are very few...

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