I had the honor of being a guest on Episode 151 of the Plane Talking UK Podcast. Each week, hosts Matt and Carlos do a super job of presenting aviation news and information. The podcast is fun, informative, and geared for anyone with an interest in aviation – no experience necessary!
It’s been a busy year for AeroSavvy. I’ve been overwhelmed by the thousands of visitors from all over the world who have read, commented on, and shared AeroSavvy articles. To celebrate the end of the year, here are the top 10 most read AeroSavvy posts for 2016!
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(Or, How to Entertain Kids at the Airport)
The holiday travel season is upon us. Flying across the country to visit loved ones is a wonderful experience. A long layover in an airport, however, can be a challenge with tired, grumpy kids (of any age). Instead of sitting at the gate for two hours, get busy with a game of Airport BINGO!
Colorful lights cover taxiways and runways to help pilots navigate the airport. Red, blue, green, amber, and white lights glow, flash, and race across the ground. It’s time to find out what the colored airport lights mean and how pilots use them!
Fire and Smoke Can Kill You
Fire and poisonous smoke can kill within minutes. There is no greater risk to an aircraft’s passengers and crew. When an aircraft evacuation is necessary, every second counts.
Air navigation maps and computers contain thousands of routes and waypoints (or fixes) to help pilots and air traffic controllers keep track of where the airplanes are. To make navigation and communication a little easier, most of the fixes are given names. Read on for some fun fix naming nonsense!
Each day, over 2000 aircraft travel across the Atlantic ocean bound for North America or Europe on the North Atlantic Organized Track System. Have you ever wondered how pilots navigate and communicate during the journey? Communication over the Atlantic is an interesting combination of modern digital messaging, satellite communication, and early 1900’s low-tech!