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Top Pilots: September 2010

October 10th, 2010

Top Pilots are ranked according to earned ActionJetz Points

Below is the Official rank as of September 30, 2010

Rank Pilot Name Rank AJ Points Member Since Country
1 Luyil Air Corporal 2258 May 22, 2009 Australia
2 Skydiverjen Air Corporal 1414 April 6, 2008 Philippines
3 Yovani321 Air Corporal 1078 Jan 21, 2010 USA
4 Mexican Airman 752 Jan 21, 2010 USA
5 Oraclesaturn Airman 556 Dec 21, 2007 Philippines
6 Beepbeep Airman 482 Nov 12, 2008 Philippines
7 Hummer Airman 480 Jul 16, 2010 USA
8 Crayzero Airman 455 Oct 30, 2007 Philippines
9 Nishino Airman 447 Jan 12, 2009 Japan
10 Danag Airman 444 Dec 10, 2008 USA

Make sure to play more games and earn those AJ points to qualify in the next Top Pilots list. Good luck!


Airplane Food Trivia

September 21st, 2010

Howdy pilots!

People often say that airplane food is really bad. Famous chef Wolfgang Puck was even quoted saying “To me, an airplane is a great place to diet.”

For today, I’ll treat you with some interesting airplane food trivia:

* Did you know that they add more flavor to aircraft food because at higher altitudes, you can not taste as well?

* In 1987, American Airlines eliminated one olive from each salad in served in first class which saved them $40,000.

We still have some more trivia so come again later kids!


Friday Fly of the Week: Overcome Your Fear Of Flying

September 3rd, 2010

Kids! Don’t let the fear of boarding an airplane stop you from exploring the world. On board a plane – either a Boeing or those 5-seater aircraft – is not so bad. It’s normal to feel nervous, that’s why ActionJetz has come up with tips that will help you overcome your fear of flying.

1. Be informed.
Learn about the things you need to expect before, during, and after a flight.  This will make you more comfortable with all the usual sights and sounds on-board.  You can even talk to your parents or friends about their experiences while flying, and you’ll soon realize how flying can be an exciting experience

2. Imagine riding your favorite bike.
Close your eyes and imagine the first time you got on your first bike.  It seemed scary at first, but when you start to discover the places you can explore and meet new friends, it gets more exciting and enjoyable.   It could be a bumpy ride but it’s all worth the adventure.

3. Enjoy the flight.
Choose a seat on the most stable part of the plane – the wing side – because this area absorbs the least turbulence that should make your flight very convenient and flying experience pleasantly memorable.

Conquer your fear of flying and experience the exciting adventure of flying.


Top Pilots: August 2010

August 19th, 2010

Top Pilots are ranked according to earned ActionJetz Points

Below is the Official rank as of August 20, 2010

Rank Pilot Name Rank AJ Points Member Since Country
1 Luyil Air Corporal 2258 May 22, 2009 Australia
2 Skydiverjen Air Corporal 1414 April 6, 2008 Philippines
3 Yovani321 Air Corporal 1078 Jan 21, 2010 USA
4 Mexican Airman 752 Jan 21, 2010 USA
5 Oraclesaturn Airman 556 Dec 21, 2007 Philippines
6 Beepbeep Airman 482 Nov 12, 2008 Philippines
7 Crayzero Airman 455 Oct 30, 2007 Philippines
8 Nishino Airman 447 Jan 12, 2009 Japan
9 Danag Airman 444 Dec 10, 2008 USA
10 Seantastic Airman 439 Jan 18, 2010 Philippines

Make sure to play more games and earn those AJ points to qualify in the next Top Pilots list. Good luck!


Friday Fly of the Week: Airplane in Movies

August 13th, 2010

Howdy kids!

Can you name at least 3 movies that featured airplanes in them? This week, ActionJetz is listing down 3 of the most popular airplanes in movies. It’s time to fasten your seatbelt and get ready to take off.

# 1 Boeing 747-200B in “Air Force One”
Air Force One is the air traffic callsign of any aircraft carrying the American president.

In 1997, Harrison Ford plays the role of a former US Air Force officer who became US  President.  On his flight back to America aboard Air Force One, six Soviet terrorists hijacked the plane – a situation that compelled the president to utilize his knowledge and skills as a former air force officer.

The movie became major box office success and received good reviews from movie critics and regular movie goers.  Director Wolfgang Petersen said that while the real Air Force One did not have the amenities as seen on the film, he supposes that it would be added by future governments.

#2 Warplanes in “Top Gun”
Released in 1986, Top Gun featured Tom Cruise (as Lt. Maverick Mitchell) as a young naval aviator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. The movie showcased Mitchell’s journey and challenges while training for warplanes like F-14A Tomcat and VF-51.

Top Gun popularized the line, “I feel the need … the need for speed.” and its signature vie theme, “Take My Breath Away”.

# 3 TWA Boeing 707 in “Airplane”
Airplane is a classic comedy film, shown in 1980. The film narrated the adventure of  ex-fighter pilot Ted Striker who he decided to face his fear of flying. The TWA Boeing 707 model was the plane used throughout the film.

Airplane’s box office success made TWA one of the most popular airplanes in movies.

Runner ups:
The Aviator’s xf-11
Flight of the Phoenix