Category: Interesting Things

Run Away!

Run Away!

I came across this pretty funny video of a radar display (timelapse of course) of FedEx airplanes landing at their memphis hub while a thunderstorm is approaching. It’s funny watching the planes turn around...

Great Circle Mapper

I came across the great circle mapper website that allows you to plot on a map routes you have taken from airports. I tossed in all the flights (that I can remember) since 2000....

Places On The Web

Places On The Web

I spent this rainy day bumming around the net. I found some interesting aviation related websites. Please feel free to comment and let me know what your fav is. Love Is In The Air....

Flying and Cellphones: Mythbuster Style

Flying and Cellphones: Mythbuster Style

The latest episode of Mythbusters tackles the myth of cell phones on airplanes. Their experiment was done two different ways. First they purchased a bunch of equipment, radio stacks, VOR/NDB radios, GPSs and got...

CRM in the 50’s

CRM in the 50’s

Crew Resource Management. It’s a concept that is relatively new to the aviation scene. The idea behind CRM is that work flows and communication in the cockpit and with the rest of the crew...

Busted!

This is a repost from Aviatrix’s latest post. First, some background: ADF Is a navigation tool thats based on AM radio signals. The way it works is that there are a bunch of “stations”...

In Russia Airplane Flys You!

In Russia Airplane Flys You!

This clip is a good example of a language barrier that could cause potential problems with air traffic. It looks like the controller was telling the pilot that the flight level was available until...

Slow Flight

Slow Flight

I’m sure you’ve heard the news. Steve Fossett is trying to break the longest flight record in his Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer. I’d be interesting to see if anyone is able to capture some...

Your Textbook is Wrong!

… according to one of my teachers. Let’s start off with a little bit of grade 10 physics: There are four forces that act on an airplane: Lift, Weight (gravity), Thrust, and Drag. All...