The Difference Between an AMT and an AME

If you’ve been looking into becoming an aviation mechanic, chances are you’ve seen the acronyms AMT and AME- among many others- floating around. These stand for Aviation Maintenance Technician and Aviation Maintenance Engineer. One of the most popular questions aviation mechanics get asked is if there’s a difference between them. In fact, based off name…

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The Biggest Challenges in Aviation Cybersecurity

For many industries, the integration of technology and digitization have brought countless advantages. But with an increased use of technology, there is also an increased risk of something going wrong. If you don’t have the right security measures in place, hackers can easily access your information. It’s important to have your data properly encrypted, and…

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Who Controlled the Skies Before the FAA?

One cannot begin a discussion about the beginnings of flight without mentioning the Wright Brothers. Without their contributions to successful, powered flight, there would be no need for the myriad of regulations and laws that have since come into effect to keep both pilots and passengers safe. The largest transportation agency in the United States…

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The History of the Spruce Goose

Although Howard Hughes is now most remembered for his eccentric behavior and reclusive lifestyle, he first gained notoriety as a Hollywood producer and director in the 1920s. His films often ran over budget and were delayed by censors for sequences of violence. He was also known as a business magnate, investor, skilled engineer, philanthropist, and…

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The Most Popular Commercial Aircraft

In the last century, thousands of commercial aircraft have taken to the skies. But do you know which ones are the most produced and most widely sold? It may not come as a surprise to you that most of them are made by Boeing and Airbus.  Douglas DC-3 Although no longer in production, we couldn’t…

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The FAA’s New Regulations for Drones

Every month we get closer to a world with drone infested skies, whether they’re from hobbyists or it’s your latest Amazon order. In order to keep everyone safe, restrictions must be put in place for both recreational and commercial drones. No matter what type of drone it is, it’s flying in the national airspace. This…

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The Beginnings of Commercial Flight

For a lot of people, the most important aspect of flying doesn’t even have anything to do with the plane itself. In fact, as long as they get their preferred aisle or window seat on the plane, most people don’t give it another thought. But there’s somewhere else travelers spend the same, or even more…

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