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Weird But True Aviation Facts

Weird But True Aviation Facts

April 7, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

If you like your facts weird and wonderful, Flightstore has collected some of the most unbelievable facts from the world of aviation for the following infographic. From money saving moves to an eating habit that will definitely leave you scratching your head, when it comes to the bizarre – you only have to look to the skies.

Crazy Secret Cargo: Guess What’s Flying Under You?

Crazy Secret Cargo: Guess What’s Flying Under You?

January 23, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

For the right price, airlines will fly almost anything! Have you enjoyed an in-flight movie unknowingly sitting a few feet above a live alligator or a dead body? Check out this infographic and learn more about what may be flying under you in cargo.

High In The Sky

High In The Sky

December 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Trade-A-Plane has put together a perfect infographic for all pilots and aircraft aficionados as it provides a closer look at some of the top brands of single engine aircraft for general aviation. It focuses upon four of the most successful aviation companies: Cessna, Beechcraft, Mooney and Piper. Some of the important insights included are when they were founded, where their main factory is located, their number of employees, how many aircraft they have built, what their longest produced model is and much more!

Women In Aviation

Women In Aviation

October 24, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

With more and more women taking to the cockpit, this infographic takes a look at some of the key moments for women in aviation. From Amelia Earhart to Liu Yang, this infographic shows that when it comes to aircraft, it is definitely not just a mans world.

50 Things To Do When You’re Stuck At An Airport

50 Things To Do When You’re Stuck At An Airport

October 7, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Occasionally, problems or delays at airports can mean you find yourself with several hours to spare. Why not have a massage or visit an art gallery whilst you wait. This infographic has lots of ideas on how you can spend the time if you are stuck in an airport.

Charter a Business Jet Like A Billionaire

Charter a Business Jet Like A Billionaire

July 10, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Traveling like Bill Gates, Donald Trump or Warren Buffet isn’t only about staying in the best hotel suites or eating at the finest restaurants. Owning or chartering a private jet offers numerous benefits. Check out some stats in this infographic.

Canada’s Worst Airports 2013

Canada’s Worst Airports 2013

July 2, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

FlightNetwork.com believes that airports play an important role to ensure that travelers enjoy successful trips and reach their destinations on time. Each year they survey Canadians to find out which airports have been providing travelers with the worst experiences, which airport qualities matter most to travelers, and which airports have improved the most in the past year. The findings are below.

Private Jet vs Commercial Airline

Private Jet vs Commercial Airline

June 13, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

The following infographic by AirMayfair provides a comparison of flying by private jet vs commercial airline. The Gulfstream G550 was used as a benchmark for the private jets and the A380 Airbus for commercial airlines. The figures are in pounds but nevertheless, quite interesting.

Jet Lag Action Plan – How To Beat Jet Lag

Jet Lag Action Plan – How To Beat Jet Lag

May 9, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Traveling through multiple time zones can result in jet lag for many people. This can be extremely disruptive and make your holiday uncomfortable. This guide was put together by the team at HealthExpress to provide easy to follow steps which can reduce the effects so that you can just relax and enjoy your holiday.

The Commercial Pilot Shortage

The Commercial Pilot Shortage

January 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Did you know that for the last 6 years, an average of 3,000 pilots retire every year? As there are fewer new pilots ever year, the demand for pilots around the world is increasing. What does this mean for the future of aviation? How will commercial airlines and the military prepare for the shortage of pilots?

Are Frequent Flyer Programs Worth the Money?

Are Frequent Flyer Programs Worth the Money?

January 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Obtaining elite status with an airline is a dream for most. Many people imagine elite flyers sipping cocktails in luxurious airport lounges, receiving exclusive customer service and getting priority boarding. TravelNerd takes a look inside the frequent flyer programs of major US carriers to figure out how much elite status is really worth.

The Evolution of Rotary Wing Flight

The Evolution of Rotary Wing Flight

October 24, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The history of rotary wing flight is a long and interesting one dating all the way back to 400 B.C. Around this time, the Chinese began making tops with feathers at the end of a stick that they would spin rapidly and then release to fly. Later, several other inventors and physicists would become involved with the “vertical flight machine” project.

Find the Best Airline For You

Find the Best Airline For You

May 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In addition to airfare, U.S. airlines continue to increase fees on other items. However, there are no standards or regulations when it comes to airline fees so travelers don’t know what to expect. Cost comparison is extremely difficult because prices range widely by airline and there is little transparency on the terms of each fee.

The Real Cost of Flying

The Real Cost of Flying

January 13, 2012 | By

Have you ever stopped to think what toll all the “small” details of flying are taking on your wallet and the environment? The results may shock you. Learn more in this infographic from eCollegeFinder.