The Connection Between Aviation and the Human Existence

Aviation is a revolution of transportation that started in the beginning of the 20th century. As every revolution in transportation that preceded it, like the wheel and the steamship, it gave to the hands of its dominators the tool for occupation of the world. But in contrast to the land and sea which are the cradles of human activity from Prehistory, the air is an absolutely new field of action and sustenance. Mankind has not developed the cultural background to Aviation in relation to the imaginary flight. The imaginary flight has a central role in the development of the soul. It is expressed in vast imagination, but not in relation to the activity of practical Aviation.

There is a chronological direct connection between developments in the field of Aviation and historic important events in the Modern Era. The airplane is a transportation device that enables a physical movement of people and merchandises from place to place with overcoming of physical obstacles. The significance is absolute change of power relations among the nations. It is not a surprise that the 20th century was characterized by the most difficult wars in human history.

Aviation is not the single factor for the historical changes that will be described here. It is one of them. But the spiritual flight is a symbol of the human mind and freedom, and the Aviation is identified naturally and organically with this vision. Thus Aviation is situated in the center of the human interest and deeds, as a central symbol of the personal freedom. It has the ability to serve as a yardstick, as a litmus paper, as a clear expression for lines of phenomena and as such to enable a brave historical explanation, short and blunt.

The first sign to the unstable political climate that innovations in the field of Aviation created can be found in the end of the 18th century, in the French revolution that happened ten years after the invention of the first practical hot-air balloon. The first impression of the illustrated huge balloon made by the Montgolfier brothers was very strong. Every person, and even goat and lamb, could rise to the sky and observe the world from above as deities. The sublime and the upper where not regarded any more as the heritage of the aristocracy.

The nation rebelled against the corrupted authority, with the results of desolation and social chaos, in the shape of the bloody French revolution.
Napoleon, an ambitious artillery officer, who was the first to use the balloon in the army, tried to bring order. The wars that he managed caused a greater bloodshed and a political reactionism for a century.

The First World War started ten years after the flight of the first airplane by the Right brothers. To the war preceded rapid developments of this empirical tool which included, among other things, crossing of the English Channel in an airplane and demonstrations of its adaptability to the needs of armies throughout Europe. Improvement of the airship at the same period and its transformation to a threatening weapon, added to the picture. The senior European empires guarded the old order, but the nations under their authority rebelled. They wanted, in the spirit of ‘the spring of nations’ of the middle 19th century, to have freedom and equality. The fermentation of the different nations brought the system into trembling, and it collapsed as a result of nationalism.

As a result of bombardments from airships on civilian population in the course of this war, the modern ‘total state’ was created, where every citizen is mobilized for the military effort.

In the course of the First World War the airplane became a much more important weapon which drew great attention.

The Second World War began in the period where the airplane became established as the only safe transportation in the air, because airships did not prove themselves. The Nazis roused to rule on a platform of canceling the Versailles Treaty, that one of its main sections was incapacitating Germany from developing the air force that it was so proud of.
The political inspiration for the Nazis was provided by a line of intellectuals who attached between the material and the spiritual need, such as Nietzsche and his Superman theory. They processed the movement to the sky as a method of action for modern Germany. They developed the German race and ‘living space’ theories, of the dominator of the world from the air by force.

The militarization of Nazi Germany was done mainly by means of accelerated development of Aviation. Goering, the second to Hitler and the most popular figure in Germany, lead the course, developing the Luftwaffe.
The Second World War occurred with air superiority dictating its development. The Nazis were convinced until their defeat that they will succeed in winning the war by means of ‘fantastic aerial weapons’, like the ballistic missile and the jet airplane.

The program of the ‘final solution’ for the annihilation of the Jews was carried out by Rinhard Heidrich, who developed an impressive second career as a fighter pilot, in addition to his career as Himler’s deputy in the S-S.
The Wanza Conference in January 1942 took place about a month after the offensive of the Japanese airplanes on Pearl Harbor. The timing served as an excellent opportunity for Heidrich for the enforcement of his authority and creating a course that otherwise could possibly be complicated by bureaucratic obstacles.

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After the Second World War occurred at least two wars of regional importance where the air superiority had a prominent role:
The Vietnam War, in the 1960th, lasted more and more, because the Americans presumed that it is in their ability to win it by using combat helicopters.
The Yom- Kippur war in 1973, between Israel to Egypt and Syria, began because the Arabs presumed that they have enough strength to accumulate adequate air defense which will enable them a limited land attack. The oversight and complacency of Israel resulted from the thought that the Arabs will not try to open in a war as long as there is not air advantage in airplanes in their hands.

The 1960th was typified by the race to the Space, where United States prevailed lastly, after launching the first man to the moon. Ten years later this superpower began to launch shuttles to the Space. It converted the gap with USSR to such big, that the last collapsed.

United States became the only superpower in the world by means of the ‘Shuttle Diplomacy’. Within this framework it enforced the universal peace by aircraft carriers fleet and leapings of her heads between capitals of the world.

In the last years, with the clarified slowdown and the relative failure of the American space program, the universal peace disintegrates, as a result of fundamentalist terrorism. The terror attack by airplanes on United States in September 2001 is a clear expression of a new World Order. The order is parallel to the period of the anarchy before the First World War.

Affordable Airplane Ownership-7 Strategies

Looking for ways to afford a new airplane?

Here are a few tips to help you lower the cost of ownership and enjoy the aviation lifestyle!

1. Can you depreciate your new Cessna and qualify for huge tax savings?

Aircraft owners who fly their aircraft in the course of business are entitled to depreciate the cost of the airplane on their tax return. Two types of special depreciation can be used so you can deduct a higher percentage of the cost of the airplane in the year of purchase. The special depreciation rules were created and updated in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks to stimulate the economy by encouraging the purchase of equipment by businesses. So make sure you are receiving all the benefits you can for your own business! Talk to your accountant today or ask us for the name of an Aviation Tax Specialist to help you properly structure your purchase.

2. Can you lease your airplane and earn money every time it flies?

New Skyhawk owners lease their planes to flight schools for one or more of the following reasons:

a. Reduce the cost of flying with revenue collected when the plane flies.

b. Engage in legitimate business activity and qualify for tax savings.

c. Operate a profitable business with multiple leased planes.

Regardless of your motivation, ask your local Cessna representative to help you locate the right plane and the right school to reach your goals.

3. Are you working on your Private or Instrument rating and plan complete soon?

When you become a new Cessna owner, Cessna will pay for your flying lessons! If you’re working on your Private or Instrument rating and finish up within 18 months of your purchase, your lessons are reimbursed with a big fat check from Cessna. We all know that a good pilot is one who’s always learning.

4. Have you worked with your Aviation Consultant to design a plan to trade in and move up as your aviation skills and needs change?

Doesn’t it just make sense to learn in a Skyhawk, and move up to a Skylane or Stationair when your needs require seats, speed and elbow room? Wouldn’t it be great if someone would take your airplane back and trade it for a bigger, faster airplane as your needs change? Suppose you could even agree to a buy back rate before you purchase your airplane so you could calculate exactly how much your flying will cost?

That would be SMART, LOW-RISK buying. Owning the right airplane at the right time can save you thousands of dollars! Contact your Aviation Consultant to learn how you can advance to the right airplane to meet your changing flying lifestyle without losing money on your investment.

5. Have you discovered the easiest and most convenient way to finance your new Cessna?

Your Aviation Consultant has his/her finger on the pulse of the finance world and is checking daily for the best finance rates in the aviation industry and searching for companies that have experience making applying for financing simple. Look for

A simple online application form.
Quick approval, usually in just 24 hours
and companies that work well with the FAA and the manufacturer.

There are plenty of finance companies that offer great customer support, super rates and make applying as easy as applying for a car loan.

6. Have you considered an aircraft lease rather than a purchase?

Do you lease your car? Prefer to pay for just what you’ll use rather than the entire vehicle? You can lease a new Cessna too and for some, this financing option makes plenty of sense. Your needs may be unique but a good Aviation Consultant will design a creative solution for you. Just contact him/her for the solution that’s right for you.

7. Putting it together!

Here’s the best yet! You can actually combine several of the strategies above to really reduce the cost of flying. Take a look:

a. Purchase a new Cessna Skyhawk as a business asset in an LLC

b. Contact your local Aviation Consultant for help with competitive financing.

c. Lease your plane to your favorite flight school.

d. Depreciate the Skyhawk for huge tax savings.

e. Complete your Private rating and get a check from Cessna.

f. Move up to a Turbo Skylane JT-A (Diesel powered!) or Turbo Stationair (Seats six for families ) or even the world’s fastest single engine airplane, the Cessna TTX.

g. Receive top trade in dollars for your Skyhawk with help from your Aviation Consultant and have him/her help you with the 1031 “Like Kind Exchange” to transfer your depreciation to your new asset.

h. Complete your Instrument rating and once again… get a check from Cessna!

I. Enjoy significant savings on your aircraft insurance with an Instrument rating.

You’ve just saved thousands of dollars and own the most popular airplane ever built! Now go design an aircraft ownership strategy that meets your current and evolving mission.


Technological innovations of recent years have freed consumers from the restrictions of wired devices. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and mobile phones have essentially forced corded electronics into museums and history books. Following suit, aviation headset manufacturers have introduced a variety of choices for cordless aviator earphones.

Pilot aviation headset options have always offered aviators a fairly wide selection of features and prices. Within the past decade or so, headset companies have introduced models that incorporate the latest in cell phone and audio entertainment. More recently, earphone selections became equipped with Bluetooth offerings of these same audio and mobile phone features, freeing pilots from connecting to these devices via cords. Now, pilot headphones themselves are available without the restrictions of wired connections. Though wireless models have been around for several years now, new models and advanced features continue to hit the market.

How do they work?
Wireless headsets utilize the 2.4 GHz radio frequency band, which is commonly used for a variety of wireless data technologies around the world. The headsets work with a base unit, which plugs into the aircraft’s radio/comm. system through conventional headset jacks to send and receive transmissions over the 2.4 GHz RF (radio frequency). Audio transmissions jump between the headset and base unit, much like a cordless phone works with its docking station, to provide pilots with untethered cockpit communications.

Advantages of Going Wireless
Besides the obvious freedom of being unleashed from the aircraft’s communications system, wireless headsets provide many other benefits for users. At the top of the list is the lack of cords to work around. In the small cockpits of general aviation airplanes, headset cords are known to get caught in seat rails, tripped on by occupants entering and exiting the aircraft, and forgotten by wearers who attempt to move beyond the cord’s length. Wireless headphones negate the possibilities of cord damage and whiplash their wired brethren can incur.

Cordless headsets also provide a degree of utility not offered by tethered models. On noisy airport ramps, pilots now have the option of wearing their headsets during external preflight inspections and fueling operations. Audio and mobile phone Bluetooth features also permit pilots to make phone calls during these activities, enabling them to file a flight plan, reserve a car, or order fuel. This hands-free ability to multitask saves pilots time while also protecting their hearing. In addition, pilots can continue to converse with occupants of the aircraft as long as they remain within the headset’s usable range.

The selection of the 2.4GHz frequency is also a wise choice. Several nations around the world have reserved this frequency for wireless technologies, so these headsets are usable in numerous locales. As they employ the simplicity of cordless phone-like operation, use is easy and intuitive.

Drawbacks of Wireless Earphones
Cordless headphone technology is not without a few drawbacks. The lack of cords means the wireless system must employ a battery to function. Like all battery-powered devices, the cordless system must be periodically recharged to continue to operate. In addition, the global popularity of the 2.4 GHz frequency means the bandwidth can occasionally become saturated, resulting in possible interference. The requirement for a base unit also means the system is not completely free of wires, since the base device must be plugged into the aircraft’s radio/comm. system. However, these few drawbacks are usually minor issues and easily tolerable for the system’s positive attributes.

For greater cockpit freedom and utility, consider the benefits of a wireless pilot aviation headset. The ongoing development of wireless technology means aviation earphone manufacturers will continue to create and introduce new cordless options. For your next pair of headphones, consider the freedom of cutting the cord.