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Lights on a plane: What do they do?

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Sep 8, 2015 4:08:00 PM

Photo: flickr/Aero Icarus

Car lights are pretty simple… compared to ones on an airplane.

That’s because a car or truck can travel in just two directions on a road. Aircraft, however, are capable of moving in several directions, including up and down.

Fastest Jet Ever: The SR-71 Blackbird

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Sep 1, 2015 3:23:00 PM

Photo: Stuart Seeger

Cirrus Aviation’s jet fleet gets clients where they want to go – fast - but nothing compares to the speed of the SR-71 Blackbird.

The spy plane, built by Lockheed in the 1960s, has become legendary among aviation buffs because of its astonishing speed. Airmen Al Joersz and George Morgan broke the world speed record for jet-powered aircraft aboard an SR-71 Blackbird, reaching Mach 3.3 (2,193 miles-per-hour) in 1976.

Winglets: What Are They, and What Do They Do?

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Aug 24, 2015 11:36:00 AM

Next time you are at the airport, glance at the wing of a jet. You’ll likely see the tip of the wing is bent upwards. That vertical projection is known as a winglet.

Tips for Traveling with Pets

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Aug 13, 2015 11:58:00 AM

More people than ever are traveling with pets. Hotels, theme parks, restaurants, shopping destinations and recreational areas are all making accommodations for visitors who bring along the family dog or cat.

However, travelers themselves have responsibilities, too. These suggestions will make traveling more enjoyable for you and your pet:

How to Deal with Jet Lag

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Aug 11, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Planning for jet lag during your big trip is just as important as packing the right things and double-checking hotel reservations.

The wide-ranging effects of jet lag, which is little more than the disruption of a person’s internal body clock caused by flying through time zones, can be reduced by

Reduced Vertical Separation Minima - What Is It?

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Aug 5, 2015 2:32:00 PM


A change made years ago in the distances airplanes must keep from each other while aloft is enhancing the travel experiences of Cirrus Aviation clients.

Reduced Vertical Separation Minima, or RVSM, is

The Feisty McDonnell XF-85 Goblin

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Aug 3, 2015 12:11:00 PM

 The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin, designed to be a feisty defender of bombing missions, is another U.S.-conceived plane that was never deployed.

We at Cirrus Aviation love the great successes and learning moments of aviation, and the Goblin story is a bit of both:

Wow! The Coolest Looking Airports in the World

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Jul 13, 2015 1:32:00 PM

Sometimes the most fun you’ll have flying is checking out the most eye-popping airports across the globe. Not even the classic urban railroad stations of the early 20th century can compare to these exhibits of architecture.