5 Great American Aviators

5 Great American Aviators

In the wake of Independence Day, it is a good time to remember all of the Americans who have made this country great. A number of exceptional U.S. citizens made a huge impact in aviation throughout history and contributed to its ongoing growth and success. Let’s learn...
Messages In the Sky: The Skywriting Trend Resurges

Messages In the Sky: The Skywriting Trend Resurges

When messages started showing up in the sky above New Orleans in late April, the public was baffled, intrigued, and above all else — delighted. Turns out, a New Orleans businessman named Frank Scurlock, hired Kentucky-based skywriter Nathan Hammond to ‘paint’ the...
9 Things You Didn’t Know About Aviation

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Aviation

You may think you know a lot about air travel, but let’s put that claim to the test. If you want to impress your aviation pals at your next get-together, take note of these nine interesting and little-known facts about aircraft: Commercial airline pilots and copilots...

Love Flying? Have an iPhone? You Need Bionic Bird

Remember the rubber band-powered toy flying bird of your childhood? The original mechanical flying bird, called Tim, is a classic toy designed around a simple, ingenious concept. And thanks to Edwin Van Ruymbeke, descendant of Tim’s inventors, there’s a new “species”...
Holiday Vacation Plans? Check Out an Airplane Movie!

Holiday Vacation Plans? Check Out an Airplane Movie!

For many people, the end-of-year holiday season is a time to snuggle up with friends and family and enjoy the long evenings. This year, consider skipping the tired holiday movie marathon and enjoy an aviation-themed movie night instead. Flight films are popular...

Groundbreaking African American Aviators

February is Black History Month and to celebrate the amazing contributions African American aviators have made to aviation history, we wanted to celebrate some influential black pilots in history. Bessie Coleman Bessie Coleman (Jan. 26, 1892–Apr. 30, 1926) was the...