Aircraft Safety

When the Wright brothers first took flight in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, safety was probably the furthest thing from their minds. They were more concerned with getting the first powered aircraft off the ground for a successful, sustained flight. These innovative and determined brothers knew flying was dangerous, and they promised their father they would never fly together in their aircraft (although their father made an exception by 1910 and permitted the boys to fly for six minutes togRead More

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General Aircraft Types

Do you think Wilbur and Orville Wright ever dreamed that their successful aircraft demonstration would lead to such literal heights in the future? Due to their perseverance and ingenuity, we now have a plethora of planes at our disposal. Thankfully, we have the luxury of pressurized cabins, in-flight entertainment, and even meals when flying sky-high for business or pleasure. But what are the different aircraft types available today, and how are they regulated? How the Federal Aviation AdministrRead More

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The Aerodynamics and Mechanics of Flight

Aerodynamics is the concept of how something moves through the air. How aerodynamic an object is depends on its shape and the four forces of flight. Whether you’re flying a kite or a jet plane, all the forces must work together to sustain flight. Did you know that air has weight? That’s why some craft are called “lighter-than-air;” balloons, for example, weigh less than the air around them because they’re filled with hot air, which is lighter than cold air. However, it wasn’t until the 1600s thaRead More

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Most Overlooked Careers in Aviation

According to ZipRecruiter, the most popular jobs in the aviation industry include aerospace engineer, pilot, and avionics technician. Jobs in Aviation There are numerous other roles to fill in the aircraft industry, and not just the ones you see taking tickets or helping you understand the in-flight safety procedures. Besides baggage claim and airport security, there are some behind-the-scenes jobs to consider as well. Aircraft Mechanic Airplanes are sophisticated machines that require a lot of Read More

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Becoming an Aviation Mechanic

Whether you want to get your hands dirty in the engine of an aircraft or want to know what lights up the flight deck, there’s a job in aviation for you. With the right training and a few exams under your belt, you can enjoy a career in aviation without ever leaving the ground. Aviation mechanics can service different types of aircraft, ranging from commercial planes and private helicopters to satellites and spaceships. Types of Aircraft Mechanics Generally referred to as Aviation Maintenance TecRead More

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The EASA and Its Role in Aircraft Maintenance

In the world of aviation, there are a number of organizations that set guidelines for all areas of flight. Since aircraft are tasked with carrying valuable cargo from one place to another, safety is paramount in every phase from construction to lift-off to overseas travel. One such organization, known as the EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) aims to promote safety in aviation, worldwide.  Overview The primary objective of the EASA is to facilitate the movement of European productRead More

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Question Bank Security

Question Bank Security

Question Bank Security for EASA Part 147 schools: I am asked this question often, so I thought I’d give the answer to all. As you may know, ATB has developed fully compliant 4x question banks (MCQ and EQ) matching its B1.1, B2, and CAT-A modules organized to OSAC/FOCA (French/Swiss) standards. These QDBs provide two benefits. First, so you don’t have to do it yourself. Second, with every question written directly from the content of our modules, you get a matched set and thus give your students Read More

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