From Around the Web: 10 Awesome Photos From the Aviation Industry

From Around the Web: 10 Awesome Photos From the Aviation Industry | AIM

We’ve compiled a collection of 10 awesome aviation industry related photos from around the web. Take a look…

 Operation Iraqi Freedom

US Navy 040919-N-8704K-002 Two naval aviators complete their pre-flight checks. The S-3B Viking is about to launch while aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy.


Retired CDF S2 – tracker air-tanker aircraft 94.


This is known as an “air truck.”


A little glimpse of our aviation history.


A very modern version of a “lean flying machine.”


This is called a Bunce-Curtis Pusher


Henri Mignet designed the HM.14 Pou du Ciel (Flying Flea) in 1933, in France. His intention was to deliver a simple aircraft that amateurs could build and fly. The aircraft was made to be stall-proof and safe for amateur pilots to fly, by staggering the two main wings. The HM.14 saw a long period of intense-popularity in both France and England.


Charles Lindbergh flew this kind of Corsair on bombing missions. He flew with Marine Air Group 31 against Japanese strongholds in the Pacific in 1944. These are the colors used for the Corsair airplane – painted in the colors and markings of the Corsair Sun Setter. The Sun Setter was a Marine close-support fighter assigned to the USS Essex in July 1944.


Lockheed A-11 w DS-21 drone, Boeing 737-300 – These just keep getting cooler-looking as time goes by. Drone technology is entering many areas of our culture and our markets today.


The short final run for 16 YYC. On 24 Aug 2001, this A330 ran on fumes until its fuel was completely spent over the Atlantic Ocean. It then began to glide, unpowered, with assistance from the Ram Air Turbine for a full 19 minutes before it was forced to make an emergency-landing in the Azores.

There were no casualties. Eight out of the ten tires blew out upon touchdown, because the aircraft came in at 200 kts. Captain Robert Piché and FO Dirk DeJager received the Superior Airmanship Award from the US Airline Pilots Association for this astounding feat. It was the longest un-powered glided flight of a commercial airline ever recorded.

Without Airplane Mechanics – These Planes Would Not Exist

It takes a great imagination and a deep knowledge of airplane design and repair to create some of these legendary crafts that we still enjoy today. If you are a lover of things that fly, engines that roar and wings that cause the lift-and-glide of the iron birds we use in so many areas of life and living today – perhaps you should consider a career as an airplane mechanic.

By researching the qualifications of any potential program – you can be certain to choose the one that will offer the training you want for the cost you can afford. The average airplane mechanic today earns on average about $40 – $50 thousand a year. The more training you receive, the more you can become paid.

The aviation industry is changing fast due to the technology advances we are experiencing on a daily basis. Our newest drones used for package delivery is an example of this. New areas of aircraft mechanics will be opening as we move into the future of high-tech development, and you can bet money is being poured into this field as we speak.

For more information about aircraft maintenance career training, the Aviation Institute of Maintenance Aircraft Mechanic School Programs is where you can learn more. Visit our Consumer Information Disclosure page, Gainful Employment Disclosure and Consumer Information.

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