Civil Aviation

While airlines provide their own range of intriguing subjects, there are a number of other operations that are more universal throughout civil aviation, yet equally intriguing and puzzling to some. By looking at areas such as ATC, runways, and navigation, this section looks to clear up a number of questions about why planes do what they do.


Listening to ATC: What’s Said Over the Radio?

Logan’s International Operations Examined

Running the Runways: A High-Level Overview of Airports’ Most Mysterious Components

The Buzzsaw Effect

Written in the STARs: What Do Planes Do After Takeoff and Before Landing?