True or false: It has been calculated that to carry regularly the weight of just one small sachet of sugar on a Boeing 747 would increase fuel consumption by one gallon per year.
For a 50-minute flight, what is the most theoretically efficient altitude to climb to?
The Aviation Safety Reporting System is a cooperative program established by the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of the Assistant Administrator for System Safety, and administered by NASA The ASRS collects, analyzes, and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents. ASRS data are used to: Identify … Continue reading The Aviation Safety Reporting System
Flight Safety Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, nonpolitical international organization dedicated entirely to aviation safety. From its beginning 50 years ago, the Foundation has been at the forefront of progress in aviation safety. It has developed and implemented programs and procedures that have improved civil aviation safety worldwide, and has provided safety services for aircraft … Continue reading The Flight Safety Foundation
Women In Aviation, International began in 1990 and was formally established in 1994 to encourage women to seek opportunities in aviation. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, of the nearly 700,000 active pilots in the United States, less than six percent are women and only slightly more than two percent ATP rated. Women account for … Continue reading Women In Aviation International
Chartered in 1950, the AOPA Air Safety Foundation is the nation's largest 501(c)3 organization dedicated exclusively to providing aviation education and safety programs for general aviation. The mission of the Foundation is to save lives and promote accident prevention through pilot education. To serve the nation's 600,000 general aviation pilots, the Foundation: *Maintains a national … Continue reading AOPA Air Safety Foundation
For more than 45 years, the University Aviation Association (UAA) has played a vital role in the advancement of collegiate aviation education and the aviation industry. UAA is the only national organization devoted to collectively representing the interests of two-year, four-year and graduate aviation degree-granting institutions. UAA members include accredited institutions of higher learning, aviation … Continue reading University Aviation Association
EAA is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and background. It was started in 1953 by a group of individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were interested in building their own airplanes. Through the decades, the organization expanded its mission to include antiques, classics, warbirds, ultralights, helicopters and … Continue reading EAA
The Soaring Society of America is an organization that developed in 1932 to foster and promote all phases of soaring, both nationally and internationally. Led by Warren E. Eaton, the first informal meeting was held in New York City in the McGraw-Hill building on February 20. The organization was first formed simply to host a … Continue reading Soaring Society of America
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to general aviation, was incorporated on May 15, 1939. With a membership base of more than 340,000, or half of all pilots in the United States, AOPA is the largest, most influential aviation association in the world. AOPA has achieved its prominent position through effective … Continue reading Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association