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Airframe and powerplant mechanics handle the maintenance and repair of aircraft. If you’re looking into taking airframe and powerplant training courses, you might have a few questions about the field. The following facts may be of interest to you.

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Eric Jay Toll outlines an exciting new development to Chandler’s aviation community with his article “Chandler Airpark lands $40M multi-tenant aviation building.”

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How much does General Aviation contribute to the national economy? A new report released by the General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association may surprise you. The encouraging data is outlined in an article on the Aircraft Owner’s and Pilot’s Association website.

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The history of aviation is full of inventive heroes, from the Wright Brothers to Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine, and Igor Sikorsky, inventor of the modern helicopter. However, their successes stand out from a long parade of failures. Some of these failures were useful: they added to our collective engineering knowledge about what wouldn’t actually work, or about what ideas were worth developing. Some of these failures were simply spectacular.

In this article, we look at some of the most outlandish inventions that man hoped would take him to the skies.

 

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In the 110 years that have passed since the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, aviation has changed our world immensely. Millions of people have been able to travel the world faster than ever before. Armies have been able to defend their homelands from the skies. Man has walked on the moon.

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Military conflict has always accelerated the development of new technologies. This is because people tend to make an extra effort to find solutions when life and death are on the line, and because countries are almost always willing to spend money on protecting their interests. Advances can include weaponry, such as the Manhattan Project which led to the development of the nuclear bomb, or the first submarines deployed during the American Civil War.

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Entering the world of aviation is like entering another country. It has its own people, its own customs—and its own language. This article provides a sample of some of aviation’s most common terms, with definitions.

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