Category Archives: Aviation

The PT6 Remains True To Standards, Even In Changing Times

The PT6 Remains True To Standards, Even In Changing TimesOne of the things that we truly appreciate at Covington Aircraft is the engineering innovations that go into aircraft designs. The PT6 engine is an ideal example of such a feat of design, since it has maintained its initial structure and mechanisms, but has also allowed for retrofitting older engines to perform with greater stability and efficiency. This has allowed for pilots to vastly extend their range of flight, and it has also allowed for flight in more diverse environmental conditions.

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Are The Skies Getting Too Crowded?

Are The Skies Getting Too Crowded?As aircraft enthusiasts and pilots are finding a greater demand for their commercial services, a number of changes have been witnessed in the airspace. This includes a greater volume of small aircraft that navigate the skies, along with larger commercial and military airplanes. However, these actions also require the registration of flight plans with the FAA, in order to maintain both safety and the proper operation of aircraft. Continue reading

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Navigating Modern Airspace With Greater Safety

Navigating Modern Airspace With Greater SafetyThe increased popularity and use of unmanned aircrafts vehicles (UAV) is becoming a focal point for both commercial and private pilots. Regulations on drones have been fairly lax through the FAA, although this is changing as more issues arise with airspace use for manned and unmanned vehicles. These changes will impact recreational UAV flyers as well as pilots, and are intended to provide better safety, especially for agricultural pilots. Continue reading

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Careers In Aviation, From The Ground Up

Careers In Aviation, From The Ground UpAn interest in flying and mechanics can turn into a growth oriented career for many individuals. Becoming an aircraft mechanic not only fills a demand for quality technicians in the industry, but it also offers people an engaging career that incorporates mechanics and inspiration. This can become even more viable for many people as a degree and licensing are not a requirement for employment. Continue reading

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Monthly Ministry Spotlight

Ministry Spotlight: Banyan Air Services & Top Aviation Executives Team up to Rebuild Nigerian Hospitals

In that light, we wanted to introduce a new monthly series we call “Ministry Spotlight” where we will feature some of the great work done by those in the aviation community in the name of Christ. This includes using time, effort, and the Word of God, to spread a message of love, hope, and redemption. In this first “Ministry Spotlight,” we will cover the rebuilding of a Nigerian hospital with the Banyan Air Services team. Continue reading

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A History Of King Air

A History Of King AirOne of the most storied and famous of Beechcraft’s lines is the King Air, and this aircraft family is comprised of two different lines of twin-turbopop aircraft with the Model 90 and the Model 100 series. The King Air line of Beechcraft airlines continues to be one of the very best selling models of aircraft in history, and has managed to outsell all other twin-turbopop competitors combined. The history of the King Air series began all the way back in 1961, and the name King Air has grown in innovation and technology throughout the years while still upholding its respected name. Continue reading

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Aircraft Engine Monitoring Systems And How They Work

Aircraft Engine Monitoring Systems And How They WorkAircraft engine monitoring systems are pieces of technology that can really help you to gauge the health and status of your aircraft. Using these monitoring systems, a pilot can determine just what maintenance may be required for an airplane engine which could be experiencing malfunctions, or simply help him or her to determine if their airplane engine is in sound condition for a day of flying. These systems are often used on commercial aircraft, but are popular for personal aircraft as well. Continue reading

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GPS Aircraft Tracking And How It Works

GPS Aircraft Tracking And How It WorksGPS aircraft tracking is used in both commercial and personal aircraft, and it comes along with a variety of benefits both to safety and convenience. What a GPS does on an aircraft in terms of tracking is a lot different than what a GPS may do in your car.  GPS tracking can help to ensure your position in the sky and keep you safe while going about a day of flying.

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Becoming An Aircraft Mechanic

Becoming An Aircraft MechanicFor aviation enthusiasts who own their own planes, becoming a licensed aircraft mechanic can be a very worthwhile investment when it comes to both time and money. An aircraft mechanic is able to check for, diagnose, and repair all problems associated with personal aircrafts, and this can provide you with the knowledge you need to continue safe and affordable flying. Rather than hiring an airline mechanic to inspect your plane in the beginning of the flying season, or waiting on one to make any necessary repairs before going on a flight, you can take care of these issues yourself as you learn more about your aircraft and your passion. Continue reading

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Beechcraft Innovations

Beechcraft Innovations Throughout its 84 year long history, Beechcraft has brought to the table some of the most innovative designs and concepts in the aviation industry. With such a storied history, Beechcraft has seen some hits and some misses in its 84 years, but continues to push the envelope when it comes to aviation design up until this day. From designing planes used in the fighting during the second world war, to those made for personal use, to regional aircrafts, the history of Beechcraft is a fascinating one for anyone interested in modern day aviation. Continue reading

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