Holding Up to Heavy Metal: What Airport Runways Are Made Of

A mile of runway can take you anywhere. We take a look beneath the surface to see how runways are engineered and maintained.
by Gabe Andino
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De-Icing: Why Are They Spraying Our Jet?

If you’ve flown in cold weather, you have probably seen an aircraft being de-iced. Here's why they were washing your airplane with slimy green goop.
by Ken Hoke
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How the Ice Fighting Technology on Your Plane Makes Winter Flying Safe

Icing on baked goods is delicious. Icing on a plane can kill you. Unfortunately, many have died as a result, but the lessons learned have made preventive measures a piece of cake.
by David J. Williams
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Flying Through Clouds on the Ground: The Science of Fog

Meteorology Columnist Adam Daum gives us a clear understanding of fog: what the different types are, what causes it, and how it affects aviation.
by Adam Daum
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History of Engine Cowlings

Rarely is much attention paid to one of the most important design aspects of modern jet engines: The cowlings. Aviation safety expert David J. Williams explores the history and development of the modern engine enclosure.
by David J. Williams
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