Aviation ✈

My brother (Steve, right) and I (George Jr., left),
junior aviators!

General Aviation Sites Demo Teams Air Shows Videos Miscellaneous

Planes are cool! Here are some cool websites:

Yes, I have spent way too many hours here looking at planes and aiports…and loved it!

Track a flight. Check out traffic at any airport. Check out the misery map. Spy on the activity of a tail number if you know it.

Very similar to FlightAware (above), but they’re not identical. I like both.

Another live flight tracking website

Wow, I can listen to live air traffic control pretty much anywhere!

Get a 360 degree view of an Airbus A-380 cockpit.

George III in the left seat of a Citation XL with “Uncle Greg” Peterson (flies for NetJets) when he came to KLAN for work.

Do you know the phonetic alphabet?

February 2020, my Buddy (RL) took me up
in his Piper Warrior II. Great fun!

Free Flying courses

Free Online Private Pilot Ground School

General Aviation websites

What a cool, moving homepage!

Military Demonstration team sites

U.S. Navy Blue Angels

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Italian Frecce Tricolori team
(three colored arrow)

Air Shows

Reno – Stihl National Championship Air Races and Air Show

Oshkosh – AirVenture

Some of my favorite aviation videos

Approach to Schafer Meadows, Montana


Have you ever heard of “Skunkworks” (or “Skunk Works”)? As the Wikipedia article says, the term is also “widely used in business, engineering, and technical fields to describe a group within an organization given a high degree of autonomy and unhampered by bureaucracy, with the task of working on advanced or secret projects”.

How Do Runways Get Their Numbers? by Jake Hardiman at Simple Flying

Tomcat Tales – a two hour video presentation from interviews of real Tomcat drivers (I was able to watch this through my Roku)

Pictures of George in his Air Force ROTC uniform