Winds Aloft & Weather Balloons

Air masses are always on the move; changing direction and speed as they swirl around the globe. The movement of air across the earth’s surface is what we usually call wind. Wind and temperature data […]

Aircraft Systems

The Wheel & Brake Shop

Airline tires take a beating. When a tire reaches its service limit, maintenance technicians remove the entire wheel and replace it; the same for brakes. So, what happens to the old wheels, tires, and brakes? […]

Aircraft Systems

Aircraft Wheels

Airliner wheels are subjected to the daily punishment of multiple takeoffs and landings. Tires are exposed to temperatures below -40°C during cruise. At touchdown, rubber temperatures can momentarily exceed 200°C. Wheels must handle the most […]

Pilot Life

You Might Be a Cargo Pilot…

Flying for a cargo airline can be a rewarding career. The flying, schedules, work hours, and culture are a little different than what many passenger pilots experience. I work for an overnight package express company […]

UPS Passenger Flights - AeroSavvy
Odds & Ends

UPS 727 Passenger Flights

Readers often ask if it’s possible to fly on a UPS aircraft as a passenger. Ocean freighters sell cabins to adventurous travelers, so it’s a reasonable question. Due to limited space and FAA regulations, the […]