Women Aloft and Hanna Reitsch

Farther, faster, higher For German women, it was not easy to even attempt record flights during the years between the Wars. Under the terms of the Versailles Treaty, Germany was prohibited from having aircraft that might conceivably be employed for military purposes. Fliers were generally restricted to gliders or small sport planes, and they were…

Indecision “Avianca Zero Five Two”

  Accident summary Date: January 25, 1990 Summary: Fuel exhaustion caused by pilot and ATC error Site: Cove Neck, New York, U.S; N40°52′48″; W 073°29′43 Passengers: 149 Crew: 9 Fatalities: 73 Injuries (non-fatal): 85 Survivors: 85 Aircraft type: Boeing 707-321B Operator: Avianca Registration: HK-2016 Flight origin: El Dorado International Airport Stopover: José María Córdova Int’l…

Direction Finding

The earth’s relationship to the rest of the solar system and the position of the stars in the sky help to locate any position on its surface. Its revolution on its axis produces the changes from light to darkness and its orbit around the sun produces the seasons, for the earth is tilted at an…