10 Power-House Aircraft Made in the US of A

What are the top aircraft made in the USA? We’ve put together a highly opinionated list of the Top 10, but we know there are many other greats! This is a post you shouldn’t miss. Lots of great videos and pictures!

Crossing the Atlantic in Style

The year was 1927.  Several aspiring aviators had died in pursuit of the Orteig Prize, being the first to cross the Atlantic non-stop. A young, American pilot named Charles Lindbergh was the next pilot up to the challenge.  He was sporting a snug, single-engine piston Ryan NYP airplane dubbed the Spirit of St. Louis.  The weighed down airplane barely cleared telephone lines when taking off of the muddy runway.  Over the next 33.5 hours in the cramped cockpit of the Spirit of St. Louis, Lindbergh battled storms, icing, fog, and navigated by the stars to arrive exhausted but safely at Le Bourget Airport in France. Eighty years from this monumental feat, we have come a long way in making oceanic air travel safer and much more comfortable.

SNEAK PEEK: 777 Training Preview #15 of 15

Because the APU is so similar to the main engines, this clip may confuse you first as an animation of the engine. However, you’ll see here how air flows through the APU, is compressed, and then turned into bleed air.

SNEAK PEEK: 777 Training Preview #14 of 15

The 777 system High Lift Controls is more traditionally known as Secondary Flight Controls. This consists of slats, spoilers, and flaps. Obviously, logic of this system is of the utmost importance, as it assists the pilots in dynamically changing the flight envelope for takeoff, approach and other situations.

SNEAK PEEK: 777 Training Preview #13 of 15

How is bleed air fed from the engine to the bleed air system? Well, it’s not exactly summarized in a sentence or two. That’s why we spend a lot of time showing you just how it works.

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