DVT – The signs and symptoms

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DVT can cause major problems especially for people who travel long distances but what are the signs and symptoms and how can we prevent it. No matter what the mode of transportation, sitting still for long periods of time may put some people at an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is essentially […]

How do pilots navigate?

These days pilots primarily navigate through the sky using the same technology that you use on your mobile phone – GPS. The US owned Global Positioning System provides accurate position, altitude and speed information that aircraft can use to navigate around the world no matter where they are. It has become the standard in aircraft […]

What exactly is a black box?

After any aviation disaster occurs, one of the primary items the crash investigators seek to find is the black box. But what is it and what does it do? Firstly, a black box consists of two separate boxes – a flight data recorder and a cockpit voice recorder. Secondly, they aren’t black but dayglo orange […]

Turbulence – Could The Wings Snap Off In It?

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You’re in a window seat looking out at the wing as the plane flies through turbulence and can see the wing-tip bouncing up and down and you think – what’s to stop the wing snapping off? You’ll be glad to know that it’s practically impossible for that to occur. Why? Well, the wings aren’t just […]

Parachutes For Passenger Planes

Ever wish that if your passenger plane got into trouble you could just fire an ejector seat and parachute to safety? Well a Ukrainian inventor has gone one step further. Tatarenko Vladimir Nikolaevich has spent the last 3 years working on a design for an aircraft with a detachable cabin that, in an emergency situation, could be safely ejected […]

Heathrow Airport – The Easy Way To Get Around

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London’s Heathrow Airport is one of the biggest and busiest airports in the world with 5 separate terminals handling over 80 different airlines. So what’s the best and quickest way to get yourself between terminals with minimal fuss? Well for starters let us say that if you have a connecting flight and you and your […]

How much fuel are airlines required to carry for a flight?

Within most large commercial airlines you will find a department that deals solely with flight planning, and the people within this department are responsible for mapping out the route each flight will take and also the fuel that will be required for those flights.  Once the route has been determined, the fuel required to get […]