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Our Top Five Tips for Night Flying Night can be one of the most delightful and spectacular times to fly. At night, the skies aren’t as congested, turbulence kicked up by daytime heating is diminished, and winds can be calmer, making for smooth flight conditions. Night flying has always had its unique charms. It seems to bring out new sights and sounds that aren’t around in the daytime, and while the stars and moon create a dazzling display on clear nights, flying over cities can be just as breathtaking. However, when the sun goes down, a new set of adaptations,...

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How Dumb Is Your Hangar? Whether your hangar is small or large it shares the same history of all hangars throughout the country. Hangar derives from the Middle French word hanghart, meaning enclosure near a house. Whether you picture the history of hangars as the Wright brothers wood hangar back in 1902 or Hangar No. 1 the first built hangar constructed in 1921, a hangar seeks to provide the same basic needs. At a basic level, the hangar itself aims to protect the investment that is currently being stored inside of it. However, in the new era, the hangar can...

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how to get a pilot's license -

Wondering how to get a pilot’s license? Learn about the standard types of pilot licenses issued by the FAA for operating planes and helicopters in the United States, along with the medical and test requirements.

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brief history of aircraft technology -

Aircraft technology has progressed exponentially, especially in the last 100 years. From kites to spacecraft, and from simple sheds to smart technology like HangarBot, people have never stopped dreaming up new ways to fly, and new ways to protect their marvelous inventions.

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gifts for pilots books -

Looking for aviation gifts for pilots? Whether you want to inspire your pilot friend’s passion for flying, help them explore aviation history or indulge their love of aircraft data and details, a well-chosen book makes a thoughtful gift they’ll enjoy all year long.

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essential flying tips from famous aviators -

Keep these flying tips from famous aviators in mind to inspire you and help keep you safe while flying.

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things to keep handy in your airplane hangar -

HangarBot helps keep your airplane hangar safe. Adding these items to your hangar will keep both it and your airplane in top shape.

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aircraft hangar safety tips -

A comprehensive aircraft hangar safety checklist, augmented with a smart automation system like HangarBot, protects valuable aircraft and equipment from theft or damage.

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tips about aircraft deicing -

HangarBot helps keep your airplane safe in your hangar. Aircraft deicing will keep your plane free of frozen contaminants for a limited time when it’s outside before takeoff. Learn how deicing works and what type you may need to depart safely.

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gifts for pilots pilot accessories -

From a HangarBot system to a new headset, these gifts for pilots are both useful and thoughtful. Show your favorite pilot how much you care!

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special use airspace rules -

Before you fly, understand the six major categories of Special Use Airspace. Here’s the lowdown on when and where you can fly, and when and where you can’t.

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what every pilot needs to know about aviation weather -

Aviation weather can not only change how you fly, but if you fly. You can self-brief online and then monitor the weather during your flight, so you minimize risks.

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the joys of becoming a pilot -

Becoming a pilot opens up whole new worlds for you, your family and your friends. Learn more from this pilot’s story.

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how to save energy hangar winter -

You can reduce energy use in your airplane hangar and save money without compromising safety or security. Here’s how to save energy in your hangar.

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how to prepare for your private flight -

Aviation weather, special equipment, an appropriate airport, the right route, and more: things you need to consider before your next private flight.

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how to maintain your airplane hangar -

An airplane hangar is the best way to protect your precious aircraft. Here’s the lowdown on how to keep your hangar in tip-top shape. You’ll save both time and money in the long run with these simple tips.

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For those new or fairly new to flying, it can be daunting to learn the industry’s jargon, acronyms and technical terms. If you’re a pilot, be sure to add these aviation terms to your vocabulary.

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Special Flight Rules Areas and Special Use Airspaces are important for pilots to learn about. Here’s the lowdown on when and where you can fly, and when and where you can’t.

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flying in dangerous wind speeds -

How does the FAA treat certifying an aircraft with regard to crosswind landings? Learn the techniques employed while operating aircraft on the ground and while airborne in dangerous wind speeds.

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What is the best piston airplane or private jet? There are so many different types of planes to choose from. Here’s a selection to help get you started.

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Upgrade your aircraft hangar from a plain metal container to a fun summer hangout spot. Here are five décor suggestions.

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How much does it cost to own an airplane? From fuel to insurance, maintenance, and the occasional big-ticket items, we’ve got the answers here.

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Preventive maintenance improves reliability, decreases cost of replacement and avoids system downtime. Here’s why it’s an essential part of every pilot’s routine.

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sun n fun 2019 -

The HangarBot team is packed and ready for the SUN ’n FUN International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida! This year’s event will take place from Tuesday, April 2 through Sunday, April 7.

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smart hangar automation -

For aircraft owners and pilots, a smart hangar automation and security system can offer big benefits, from saving time and money to deterring theft and vandalism. Given that HangarBot provides so many features in one smart system, it’s an option every pilot should consider.

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pilot gear to always have on hand -

The most important pilot gear? Read on to learn our take on indispensable items you should always keep handy.

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     As members of the GA community, it is essential for us to help ensure the safety and security of our airports and aircraft. Unauthorized access to the assets by criminals or terrorists can be very damaging to GA. While the theft of actual aircraft is not a significant threat (the Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association (AOPA) notes that fewer than a dozen are stolen each year), there is always the possibility and the danger of more common security threats. Common risks are random acts of vandalism and theft of aircraft parts, particularly expensive avionics.        Because...

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For some of you, winter means basking in the sunshine and warm temperatures of your tropical hometown while others aren’t so lucky. Winter is making its full force felt through its four elements of cold, ice, snow, and wind. If you’re anything like us, these elements can freeze your winter flying in every sense, particularly when it comes to your aircraft. Waiting for the first signs of spring to arrive before you return to the skies means you’re missing out on one of the best times to fly. Luckily for you, we can’t bear the thought of you missing this winter...

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Technology Displayed At EAA Airventure Brings The Concept Of Home Automation To Hangars You've probably heard of smart homes ... where things can be monitored and controlled remotely through a smartphone or tablet. This week Lynk Remote Technologies is displaying its "HangarBot" solution at EAA Airventure, which brings the same concept to your hangar. This new technology provides users the ability to control, automate, and secure general aviation hangars from anywhere in the world with network connectivity, anytime.   Consisting of two main components, an easy-to-install HangarBot hub and a HangarBot mobile app, this unparalleled technology is distinctly designed for...

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