Under Pressure: The Ups and Downs of Flying High

Flying high above the earth where the air is thin, the human body requires enough oxygen to keep it functioning. But how exactly are the necessary oxygen levels provided, and what happens when aircraft pressurization systems fa...
by David J. Williams
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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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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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Why You Are Delayed: The Science Behind Thunderstorm Development

Thunderstorms are one of the top causes of flight delays. Meteorologist Adam Daum delves into the science behind this powerful force of nature.
by Adam Daum
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AvGeek Lesson: Everything There Is To Know About Runway Numbers

Do those runway numbers mean anything? They sure do! We explain it to you and offer a little trivia in the process.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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