As a passenger, you might see the word “ETOPS” (pronounced Ē-Tops) stenciled on airplanes. Occasionally, you’ll hear about it in the news. Follow a few AvGeeks on Twitter or Facebook and you’ll most definitely see this term used, joked about, and misused. What does ETOPS mean and why is it important?
During the relatively short history of aviation, humans have uttered some thought provoking and inspiring quotes about the experience of flight. Of course, the skeptics have made their opinions known as well. Here are a few of my favorite aviation quotes (and misquotes). Continue reading
How many turbine engines are on an Airbus A320?
Two, right? Would you believe three?
How about a Boeing 747?
Four engines? Wrong again. A 747 has Five turbine engines!
Hiding inside the tail of most every airliner is an extra engine called an Auxiliary Power Unit or APU. Time to find out what’s hidden in the tail of your aircraft!
It’s easy to play. Just click the image that corresponds to the aircraft model. Don’t forget to share your results and challenge your friends! Who will reign as AeroSavvy Spotter Supreme?
It’s air show season. There are plenty of shows scheduled, including THE air show of the year: EAA AirVenture in July, better known as Oshkosh! Read on to see some highlights of the 2015 Dayton air show and, more importantly, find an air show near YOU!
It’s easy to take flying for granted. We hop onboard a comfy airliner and fly high in the stratosphere without giving breathing a second thought. The aircraft’s pressurization system makes it possible. Here’s how the magic works…
“Where is the Black Box?”
“Investigators are looking for the Black Box”
“In what condition is the Black Box?”
“What did the investigators find in the Black Box?”
Many reporters have no idea what the Black Box is. And because of the media’s lack of knowledge, much of the public doesn’t know what it is, either. What exactly is the “Black Box” and why is it so important?