Who was the first woman to obtain a pilot’s license?

Raymonde de Laroche (photo PD)The early years of powered flight required pilots of daring, courage and skill. One of these pioneers was a remarkable Frenchwomen, Elise Deroche, who in 1910 became the first woman to hold a pilot’s licence. In the few short years following the Wright Brothers’ successful flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903, aviation had been a [more…]

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What are the busiest airports?

How many aircraft movements? (photo by snappED_up CC-BY)There are different ways of defining busiest, but based on passenger numbers and aircraft movements then Atlanta, Georgia (ATL), is at the top. If you remove domestic passengers, then London Heathrow, UK (LHR), has the largest number of international passengers. The statistics are published by the Airports Council International, a worldwide association representing airport authorities. [more…]

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