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Aircraft Structure

How can a machine be light enough to fly but strong enough to stay intact under great stress? How can a wing carry fuel and engines without breaking off? All while being made of beer can aluminum? One key is…
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Why Airplanes Make Noise

If you have ever lived near an airport, you know that an airport generates a tremendous amount of noise. Of course it is the aircraft that generates these noises and it is aircraft that are, in many ways, responsible for…
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Science behind Airplanes

It’s a sad fact that war is the ultimate catalyst to scientific progress. Aviation has benefited greatly from the abundance of wars and preparations for war. Combined with the enormous commercial benefits of a successful aviation industry, its no surprise…
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Basic Aircraft Instruments

Anyone who has had the privilege of entering the cockpit of a transatlantic jumbo jet will be familiar with the overwhelming sight of the instrument panel before the pilots. It’s hard to imagine what so many instruments could mean, and…
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