The atmosphere transports heat throughout the globe extremely well, but present-day atmospheric characteristics prevent heat from being carried directly from the equator to the poles. Currently, there are three distinct wind cells - Hadley Cells, Ferrel Cells, and Polar Cells - that divide the troposphere into regions of
Jet blast !
is the phenomenon of rapid air movement produced by the jet engines of aircraft, particularly on or before takeoff.
A large jet-engined aircraft can produce winds of up to 100 knots (190 km/h; 120 mph) as far away as 60 metres (200 ft) behind it at 40%
25 Insanely Dangerous Airports Around The World
I love flying. Seeing the world from the clouds and traveling to foreign places is always a magical experience. But like any good meal, there’s always a bill to pay at the end.
All Aircraft Records
This article gives yearly aviation records under 5 headings: airspeed, range, ceiling, gross take-off weight, and engine power.
T/O Weight Records
Engine Power Records
||60.91 km/h (37.85 mph)
October 5, 1905
||38.95 km (24.2 miles)
October 5, 1905
||15 m (50 ft)
September 28, 1905
||388 kg (855 lb)
There is no greater concern among pilots and airplane owners today than the cost of fuel. Prices vary widely from airport to airport, but $5 is often on the low end and $7 a gallon is not the top. And in many instances jet fuel costs more than avgas, a
The basic idea of the turbojet engine is simple. Air taken in from an opening in the front of the engine is compressed to 3 to 12 times its original pressure in compressor. Fuel