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BOEING REVEALED THE QUEEN OF THE SKIES 50 YEARS AGO BOEING REVEALED THE QUEEN OF THE SKIES 50 YEARS AGO

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Feb 08, 2019

We’ve been blabbering about the most iconic jet aircraft for quite some time now. From the story of Concorde, the Soviets put up the middle finger to the West with its Tu-104, to the Boeing “If It ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going” 707, these are the aircraft that truly helpe...

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The Story Of Chevrolet Airplane Engines THE STORY OF CHEVROLET AIRPLANE ENGINES

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Feb 07, 2019

The role of Louis Chevrolet as a co-founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company is well-documented. Much less known, however, is Louis’ role in flight – and that there was such a thing as a Chevrolet airplane engine. In the 1920s, Louis began to develop an increased interest in aviation. ...

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BOMB THREAT ON A NORWEGIAN FLIGHT DY4321 TO NICE BOMB THREAT ON A NORWEGIAN FLIGHT DY4321 TO NICE

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Feb 07, 2019

In the early hours of the afternoon in Sweden, a bomb threat has forced the Norwegian flight DY4321 to turn around and land in Arlanda airport. As the aircraft took off, somebody made a threat against the flight. Due to the safety of the passengers, Norwegian decided to turn the plane around and it ...

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AIR INDIA SERVES A COCKROACH ON A FLIGHT TO MUMBAI AIR INDIA SERVES A COCKROACH ON A FLIGHT TO MUMBAI

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Feb 07, 2019

It’s one of the most commonly known aviation facts, that food tastes different while you’re 35.000 feet in the air. To sum up, lower temperatures in an aircraft and a pressurized cabin affect your senses. As a consequence, food is not as tasty as on the ground. On the other hand, when we...

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TOP 10 AIRLINE ADVERTISEMENT POSTERS OF ALL TIME TOP 10 AIRLINE ADVERTISEMENT POSTERS OF ALL TIME

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Feb 07, 2019

As times change, various technologies and ways to announce yourself to the world also change. The internet and social media, in particular, has completely shifted the way marketing teams have to work today. Because of the current pace of the world, marketing professionals have to have lightning fast...

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RIP Russia RIP RUSSIA'S STEALTH FIGHTER: WHY THE SU-57 IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE

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Feb 06, 2019

Combined with the dramatic collapse of the Russian economy in the wake of Western economic sanctions following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the inflexibility of UAC made the Su-57 impossible to realize.

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The U.S. Air Force Flew Dozens of Captured Russian Fighter Jets THE U.S. AIR FORCE FLEW DOZENS OF CAPTURED RUSSIAN FIGHTER JETS

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Feb 06, 2019

From 1978 to 1988, a secret U.S. Air Force unit flew captured Russian MiG fighters in a dangerous effort to teach American pilots how to defeat the planes in combat. The 4477th Test & Evaluation Squadron, also known by its code name "Constant Peg," flew 15,000 sorties and trained 6,000...

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ULTIMATE LIVERY CHALLENGE: THE ANSWERS – HOW DID YOU DO? ULTIMATE LIVERY CHALLENGE: THE ANSWERS – HOW DID YOU DO?

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Feb 05, 2019

Remember a few weeks ago when I posted the photos above and asked for you to guess the airline and aircraft type? Well, it is time for the answers. If you haven’t guessed already, feel free to head back to the original story and do your best, and then when you are ready, keep reading and I hav...

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Why Deadly Southern California Cessna 414 Crash Is An Anomaly WHY DEADLY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CESSNA 414 CRASH IS AN ANOMALY

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Feb 05, 2019

The fiery crash of a Cessna 414 cabin class piston twin into a neighborhood in Orange County, California, on Sunday is horrifying. It was especially so to me, as I spent my college years and then some living right under the short path of the fated plane’s flight. The plane took off from Fuller...

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Who Cares About Stealth Fighters: This Is the Plane America Must Truly Fear WHO CARES ABOUT STEALTH FIGHTERS: THIS IS THE PLANE AMERICA MUST TRULY FEAR

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Feb 05, 2019

If Beijing wanted to, it could probably develop a carrier-based equivalent to the J-16D. The J-15 Flying Shark fighters on China’s two Type 001 carriers also share common heritage in the Flanker family of aircraft, and pursuing a similar upgrade of the two-seat J-15SD seems plausible. However,...

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The Only Reason Japan THE ONLY REASON JAPAN'S NAVY DOESN'T HAVE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

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Feb 04, 2019

To repeat: the only serious obstacles to Japan’s construction of fleet carriers are political. But political obstacles are still obstacles, and the appearance of Shokaku and Zuikaku would have significant repercussions at home and abroad. Indeed, the existence of such obstacles would seem to d...

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SHOULD AND WOULD YOU TIP FLIGHT ATTENDANTS? SHOULD AND WOULD YOU TIP FLIGHT ATTENDANTS?

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Feb 04, 2019

Just over a month ago a controversial article emerged. At the forefront of it was Frontier Airlines, an ultra-low-cost carrier based in Denver, Colorado. The American airline recently was critiqued by various aviation industry experts on their policy of encouraging passengers to tip flight attendant...

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The U.S. Navy Tried to Sink This Aircraft Carrier for Weeks (And Failed) THE U.S. NAVY TRIED TO SINK THIS AIRCRAFT CARRIER FOR WEEKS (AND FAILED)

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Feb 04, 2019

To even try to sink an American flattop, you first must hit it. That's not easy, either. No carrier sails without an air wing with as many as 50 fighter aircraft plus several escorting destroyers, cruisers and submarines. A virtual wall of defensive weaponry surrounds the flattop out to a distan...

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Now France Wants Hypersonic Missiles by 2021 NOW FRANCE WANTS HYPERSONIC MISSILES BY 2021

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Feb 04, 2019

A few nations have fielded or are developing hypersonic weapons, notably the U.S., Russia and China. Russia’s Avangard nuclear-armed glider, boosted atop an ICBM high into the upper atmosphere, reportedly zooms down on its target at Mach 27, leading Russian President Vladimir Putin to declare ...

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How America Crafted the Plan To Avenge Pearl Harbor HOW AMERICA CRAFTED THE PLAN TO AVENGE PEARL HARBOR

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Feb 03, 2019

President Franklin D. Roosevelt sat in his White House study, an aging leader suddenly appearing older and wearier. Only moments before, the Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, had informed him that much of the Pacific Fleet stationed in Hawaii now rested on Pearl Harbor’s bottom. Carrier aircr...

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HOW WILL BREXIT AFFECT AVIATION AND TRAVEL? HOW WILL BREXIT AFFECT AVIATION AND TRAVEL?

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Feb 01, 2019

One of the most talked about topic in the past few years is Brexit. A very bizarre decision is turning out to be diving people all around the British Isles, damaging the British economy and affecting business decisions all around the globe. As the uncertainty of Brexit is still hanging above the ski...

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Aviation Nation AVIATION NATION

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Feb 01, 2019

Textron Aviation's Cessna Citation X+ is the world’s fastest business jet. It has power and efficiency that competing jets just can’t reach. At least that's what the company's website says! It also asks this question, "When was the last time you hit Mach 0.935?" Wit...

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Should the Air Force Buy More Stealth F-35s? SHOULD THE AIR FORCE BUY MORE STEALTH F-35S?

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Jan 31, 2019

While senior Air Force leaders are calling for a “fast” pursuit toward production and delivery of its stated F-35 objectives, there are some voices now raising the question as to whether the rates should be sped up even more -- potentially even increasing the overall numbers for the prog...

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DELTA AIRLINES FLIGHT 47 CANCELED OVER DRUNK CO-PILOT DELTA AIRLINES FLIGHT 47 CANCELED OVER DRUNK CO-PILOT

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Jan 31, 2019

It seems like we almost had another Denzel Washington story come to life. The Dutch authorities have stopped Delta Airlines Flight 47 from taking off from Amsterdam Schiphol airport. The Boeing 767-400 was supposed to take off at 9:15 AM and land in New York at 10:00 AM.However, at first, Dutch auth...

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WHICH FIGHTER JET IS THE FASTEST IN 2019? WHICH FIGHTER JET IS THE FASTEST IN 2019?

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Jan 30, 2019

In commercial aviation, speed is one of the most crucial factors. A lot of the profit airlines make depends on their ability to transfer passengers quickly. Especially low-cost airlines, which rely on making multiple flights per day to profit off their cheap ticket prices. Meanwhile, fighter jets ha...

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This Fighter Jet Landed on a Navy Aircraft Carrier THIS FIGHTER JET LANDED ON A NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER

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Jan 30, 2019

The Finnish air force operates some 62 Hornets, 62 F/A-18Cs and seven F/A-18Ds the latter a two-seat variant  for a total of three squadrons. That is the same type of fighter Jarvinen flew when he touched down onto the Abraham Lincoln.On March 17, 2017 in the Atlantic, a fighter jet landed onto...

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The F-15 Eagle: Why Russia, China or North Korea Fear This THE F-15 EAGLE: WHY RUSSIA, CHINA OR NORTH KOREA FEAR THIS 'OLD' FIGHTER

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Jan 29, 2019

For nearly three decades, the F-15 Eagle fighter was considered the undisputed king of the skies. Until the debut of its replacement, the F-22 Raptor, the F-15 was the U.S. Air Force’s frontline air superiority fighter. Even today, a modernized Eagle is still considered a formidable opponent, ...

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How to Save the Aircraft Carrier from Becoming Obsolete HOW TO SAVE THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER FROM BECOMING OBSOLETE

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Jan 29, 2019

One of the great conceits of admirals in the interwar years was their dogmatic embrace of the nostrum that battleships won naval wars. Officers such as those of the Imperial Japanese navy proved particularly susceptible to this dogma, a thought process that found itself manifested in so called super...

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TOP 10 TIPS WHEN FLYING WITH YOUR PETS TOP 10 TIPS WHEN FLYING WITH YOUR PETS

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Jan 29, 2019

I remember the multiple times in my childhood when I kept asking my mom for a dog or a cat. Who will walk the dog? Who will clip its nails? Who will clean out the litter box? And many other questions that I would always respond with an enthusiastic “YES!“, as I wanted a pet badly. As I g...

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Boeing’s autonomous passenger air vehicle makes maiden flight BOEING’S AUTONOMOUS PASSENGER AIR VEHICLE MAKES MAIDEN FLIGHT

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Jan 28, 2019

Designed by Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences, the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft measures 9.14 metres long and 8.53 metres wide. It is designed for fully autonomous flight from takeoff to landing and has an expected range of around 80km.

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IF IT AIN’T BOEING – I AIN’T GOING. THE ICONIC BOEING 707 STORY IF IT AIN’T BOEING – I AIN’T GOING. THE ICONIC BOEING 707 STORY

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Jan 28, 2019

If it ain’t Boeing – I ain’t going is quite a bold statement. However, consider the context at the time. This was the beginning of the jet age – with the de Havilland Comet becoming a synonym for “mid-air explosion”, the Boeing 707 came at the right time. Douglas ...

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Why Canada Buying Old Australian F-18s Is A Bad Idea WHY CANADA BUYING OLD AUSTRALIAN F-18S IS A BAD IDEA

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Jan 28, 2019

With its own CF-18s the Canadian version of the U.S. F/A-18 Hornet becoming too old to fly, and mired for years in a politically-charged search for a new fighter jet, Canada has turned to the aviation second-hand store. It is buying twenty-five used Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18s, of which eight...

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2 Studies Show Why the U.S. Air Force Is In Serious Trouble 2 STUDIES SHOW WHY THE U.S. AIR FORCE IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE

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Jan 28, 2019

The estimates are dismaying: in a peacekeeping/no-fly zone scenario, the Air Force could only meet 29 percent of C3ISR requirements, 32 percent of tanker demand, 40 percent of special operations missions, and 46 percent of bomber missions. Like a trucking company with too few trucks and too many del...

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FRIGHTENING LANDING ATTEMPTS AT MANCHESTER AIRPORT FRIGHTENING LANDING ATTEMPTS AT MANCHESTER AIRPORT

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Jan 28, 2019

Aviation relies heavily not only on the people that work in the industry but also on the weather. As extreme weather conditions, such as snowstorms or volcano eruptionsforce airlines to cancel, delay or divert flights. Heavy wind is a huge factor as well. But even with heavy crosswinds, carriers are...

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AIRBUS A330NEO RECEIVES GREATER ETOPS CAPABILITY AIRBUS A330NEO RECEIVES GREATER ETOPS CAPABILITY

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Jan 28, 2019

The Airbus A330neo has received greater capability with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approving ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine aircraft Operations) ‘beyond 180 minutes’ for the aircraft. Recently entering service with TAP Air Portugal with ETOPS 180 minutes capability, th...

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THE DAY THAT 4 AMERICAN LEGACY CARRIERS WENT BANKRUPT THE DAY THAT 4 AMERICAN LEGACY CARRIERS WENT BANKRUPT

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Jan 25, 2019

September 14th, 2005 was truly a unique day for the United States’ aviation industry. That day Delta and moments later Northwest filed for bankruptcy in court. This put the air space above America in an exceptional position – 4 airlines were flying under Bankruptcy protections. Delta, No...

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Circle to Land Life-Saving Tips CIRCLE TO LAND LIFE-SAVING TIPS

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Jan 24, 2019

Circle-to-land approaches get a bad rap. Granted, they earned it by breaking a bunch of aircraft, and they can lure the unprepared out of bounds in an eye-blink. Yet to say, “I never circle-to-land ...” can be just as dangerous as going cavalier because circling approaches aren’t o...

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In pictures: Awe-inspiring aerial engineering from the Aerospace Museum of California IN PICTURES: AWE-INSPIRING AERIAL ENGINEERING FROM THE AEROSPACE MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA

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Jan 23, 2019

The military is always ahead of the civilian world when it comes to new technologies, and it's staggering to look back and see just how advanced aviation was as early as the 1950s and 60s, with supersonic jets, long-range remote-control helicopters, and all sorts of other innovations that feel w...

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TARGET DRONE MARKET : GLOBAL RISING TRENDS, ANALYSIS AND DEMANDS 2019 TO 2025 TARGET DRONE MARKET : GLOBAL RISING TRENDS, ANALYSIS AND DEMANDS 2019 TO 2025

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Jan 22, 2019

This is the latest offering from Fior Markets with the title Global Target Drone Market Research Report 2019 which gives us a high to bottom analysis of the industry according to the demand, production, top manufacturers, key regions, report product type, end-use applications forecasting 2018-2025. ...

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We Fly The Cirrus Vision Jet Generation 2 WE FLY THE CIRRUS VISION JET GENERATION 2

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Jan 22, 2019

I’ve flown a number of jets with autothrottles, Gulfstreams, Embraers, Falcons and Citations, and even though I didn’t fully understand the appeal of the technology before I flew with it 15 years ago now, I developed a deep appreciation of the safety benefits autothrottles bring to flyin...

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TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL AIRLINE LIVERIES OF ALL TIME TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL AIRLINE LIVERIES OF ALL TIME

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Jan 21, 2019

Sometimes it seems like the current liveries in the air are quite bland. A white fuselage with a colored tail and engine covers and winglets is the magic formula for airlines. And while there is a good reason why this is done, as paint can add quite a few pounds to the aircraft, we would wish there ...

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Fly EVA Air Hello Kitty Jet to Taipei from S$369! FLY EVA AIR HELLO KITTY JET TO TAIPEI FROM S$369!

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Jan 19, 2019

VA Air - a SKYTRAX 5 Star Airline is offering round-trip Economy Class fares to Taipei for just S$369!
Be glad to know that this is an ALL-IN price! his amazing 2019 Taipei Spring Promotion runs from 16 January to 15 February 2019, with travel period from 13 February to 31 March 2019.

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TOP 10 MOST PUNCTUAL AIRLINES OF 2018 TOP 10 MOST PUNCTUAL AIRLINES OF 2018

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Jan 18, 2019

We have all been there. We plan our journeys to the second and hope nothing gets delayed. But when we arrive at the airport, we can see the dreadful sight on the departure board – your flight has been delayed. And just like that, your travel plans fall apart. Not the best feeling in the world,...

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4 Reasons to Start Collecting American Airlines AAdvantage Miles 4 REASONS TO START COLLECTING AMERICAN AIRLINES AADVANTAGE MILES

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Jan 18, 2019

When comparing frequent flyer programs, NerdWallet’s research shows American Airlines AAdvantage points have an average value of 2.6 cents per mile earned, making them the most valuable among all U.S.-based carriers. But is this loyalty program right for you? Here are four reasons you might wa...

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NEW LIVERY FOR THE IRISH FLAG CARRIER, AER LINGUS NEW LIVERY FOR THE IRISH FLAG CARRIER, AER LINGUS

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Jan 17, 2019

Recently, airlines such as Lufthansa changed their livery. Or introduced special design concepts, such as the All Nippon Airways turtle livery on it‘s new Airbus A380. Aer Lingus has also decided to freshen up its paint scheme. Today the airline announced a completely new livery concept at a p...

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Five Trends that will Shape the Aerospace and Defense Industry in 2019 FIVE TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE THE AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE INDUSTRY IN 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

The global aerospace and defense (A&D) business landscape is undergoing significant disruption driven by a keen focus on innovation and digital transformation, and geopolitical situations such as the unknown implications of Brexit. Despite some future uncertainty, demand for commercial aerospace...

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TOP 10 GYMS AND SPA IN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS TOP 10 GYMS AND SPA IN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

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Jan 16, 2019

Who doesn’t love a relaxing getaway weekend at a Spa? Or a gym session to let your emotions run wild while lifting some weights? Let’s be real – we all love either both or one of the two! However, sometimes our schedules are chaotic and we have to travel a lot to attend important m...

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Hartsfield-Jackson manager: After 2-hour security waits Monday, more crowds coming HARTSFIELD-JACKSON MANAGER: AFTER 2-HOUR SECURITY WAITS MONDAY, MORE CROWDS COMING

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Jan 16, 2019

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport general manager John Selden said some passengers waited in security lines for two hours Monday, and more crowds are coming this weekend for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday period.

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How United CEO Oscar Munoz Plans on Focusing His Efforts This Year HOW UNITED CEO OSCAR MUNOZ PLANS ON FOCUSING HIS EFFORTS THIS YEAR

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Jan 15, 2019

United opened its newest Polaris lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) last week, so I headed on up the road to go check it out. While I was there, I was given some time to talk with CEO Oscar Munoz. We discussed a variety of things including future plans for an LAX Terminal 9 (just talk...

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Boeing BOEING'S F-15X COULD BE A KILLER IN THE SKY

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Jan 15, 2019

Purchasing such a non-stealthy fighter would be a huge departure for the U.S. Air Force. Since 2002, the USAF has only bought fifth-generation fighters. This has made some observers skeptical of the idea that the U.S. Air Force is interested in such a plane.

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France orders 28 Rafale aircraft for $2.3 billion FRANCE ORDERS 28 RAFALE AIRCRAFT FOR $2.3 BILLION

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Jan 15, 2019

The French government signed a $2,3 billion (2 billion euro) contract with Dassault Aviation for 28 upgraded Rafale aircraft and gave the go-ahead for development of the aircraft’s F4 standard which should be validated by 2024, according to Scramble Magazine. The 28 aircraft will include some ...

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Orlando International Airport sponsoring donation drive for government employees during partial shutdown ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SPONSORING DONATION DRIVE FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES DURING PARTIAL SHUTDOWN

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Jan 15, 2019

The Orlando International Airport Management Council is sponsoring a donation drive to assist employees of the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection, and the Federal Aviation Administration during the partial government shutdown.

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PATH OF HATE – STUNNING ANIMATION OF A DOGFIGHT PATH OF HATE – STUNNING ANIMATION OF A DOGFIGHT

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Jan 15, 2019

When World War 1 broke out in 1914, military aircraft were first used as spotters. Gathering intelligence of enemy trenches or any potential offensive maneuvers. Pilots encountered enemies in the air, but not much could be done. Admittedly, technology was not ready at the time – first pilots u...

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TOP TIPS FOR FIRST TIME FLYERS TOP TIPS FOR FIRST TIME FLYERS

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Jan 15, 2019

Are you a first-time flyer?  Flying for the first time can be daunting and exciting at the same time, to help your flight go as smoothly as possible we have put together a handy guide for all you first-timers. Most airports will have guides for first time flyers written specifically for their f...

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TOP 5 REASONS WHY YOUR NEXT FLIGHT WILL BE ELECTRIC TOP 5 REASONS WHY YOUR NEXT FLIGHT WILL BE ELECTRIC

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Jan 14, 2019

Okay, the headline was a bit of a reach – if you fly tomorrow, in two months or in a year, chances are quite high that your flight won’t be powered by an electric engine. But on the other hand, you have to consider the fact that electric flight is the future, no matter how you look at it...

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A Look at the New FAA Reauthorization Act – Implications for Airline Consumers A LOOK AT THE NEW FAA REAUTHORIZATION ACT – IMPLICATIONS FOR AIRLINE CONSUMERS

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Jan 14, 2019

President Trump has made the reduction of federal regulation in the marketplace a centerpiece of his campaign and administration. While numerous efforts1 to review existing aviation regulations are underway, the newly-signed FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-254),2 which reauthorizes f...

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Why You Should Consider Using San Diego WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER USING SAN DIEGO'S ALTERNATIVE AIRPORT ACROSS THE BORDER

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Jan 14, 2019

Tijuana’s International Airport lies just on the other side of the wall separating the U.S. and Mexico and there is now a terminal on the U.S. side of the border just 20 miles from downtown San Diego. The Cross Border Xpress bridge opened in December 2015 and has been saving travelers time and...

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New Distribution Capability (NDC) in Air Travel: Airlines, GDSs, and the Impact on the Industry NEW DISTRIBUTION CAPABILITY (NDC) IN AIR TRAVEL: AIRLINES, GDSS, AND THE IMPACT ON THE INDUSTRY

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Jan 14, 2019

Two fundamental needs to connect all airlines: revenue and passenger satisfaction. To satisfy customers, carriers seek ways to learn more about their clients and provide a set of additional services like baggage insurance or onboard food. Those services, also called ancillaries, are offered for addi...

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Death Match: The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber vs. the Consolidated B-24 Liberator DEATH MATCH: THE BOEING B-17 FLYING FORTRESS BOMBER VS. THE CONSOLIDATED B-24 LIBERATOR

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Jan 13, 2019

In the final analysis, there is no real way to determine if either the B-24 or the B-17 was truly superior. But, the record of the two types indicates that, of the two, the Liberator design was more versatile and considerably more advanced than that of the Flying Fortress.

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This is what happens when you lose your passport — on a flight THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR PASSPORT — ON A FLIGHT

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Jan 13, 2019

If you lose your passport on an international flight, many unpleasant things will happen to you. Albertina Chen knows. Here’s her story. On a recent flight to Spain, Chen somehow lost her passport. Upon arrival, she had nothing to show the Spanish immigration officers. As a result, she was det...

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SOLD! ARE FLYBE WOES FINALLY OVER WITH A NEW BUYER? SOLD! ARE FLYBE WOES FINALLY OVER WITH A NEW BUYER?

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Jan 11, 2019

As reported previously, the biggest independent regional airline in Europe was struggling financially. Flybe was in dire straits last year, reporting a £22 million loss. Blaming the weakening pound and Brexit, increasing fuel costs and poor passenger numbers, Flybe announced that it was puttin...

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Helicopter blade decapitates Florida man at Brooksville airport HELICOPTER BLADE DECAPITATES FLORIDA MAN AT BROOKSVILLE AIRPORT

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Jan 11, 2019

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has contacted the National Transportation Safety Board after a man was decapitated by a spinning helicopter blade.
The incident was reported on Thursday at about 3:35 p.m. near the hangars at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport, which is about 43 mi...

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Personal aircraft and composites at EAA AirVenture 2018 PERSONAL AIRCRAFT AND COMPOSITES AT EAA AIRVENTURE 2018

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Jan 10, 2019

“A ‘perfect’ event may be unattainable, but AirVenture 2018 came about as close as one could imagine,” says Experimental Aircraft Assn. (EAA, Oshkosh, WI, US) chairman Jack Pelton. Given the combination of outstanding programs, aircraft variety, a robust economy, and good wea...

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The Only Thing Stopping Japan from Being an Aircraft Carrier Superpower THE ONLY THING STOPPING JAPAN FROM BEING AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER SUPERPOWER

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Jan 10, 2019

The only serious obstacles to Japan’s construction of fleet carriers are political. Japan has decided to refit its Izumo-class light carriers to operate the F-35B stealth fighter. So modified, the Izumos will carry about a dozen F-35Bs each, giving the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force a sm...

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In 1975, the Air Force Considered Turning the A-10 Warthog Into a Nuclear Bomber IN 1975, THE AIR FORCE CONSIDERED TURNING THE A-10 WARTHOG INTO A NUCLEAR BOMBER

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Jan 10, 2019

In December 1975, Secretary of Defense Bill Clements wanted to know how much it would cost to modify F-15 and F-16 fighter jets so they could carry atomic weapons. Two months later, the Air Force sent back data on what it would take to upgrade those two types of aircraft—or the A-10—with...

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BIZAV PILOTS ASKED TO DECREASE RUNWAY OCCUPANCY TIME FOR ARRIVALS AT VHHH BIZAV PILOTS ASKED TO DECREASE RUNWAY OCCUPANCY TIME FOR ARRIVALS AT VHHH

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Jan 10, 2019

During its ongoing flow control efforts, Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) recently observed a documented difference in runway occupancy time for arrivals (ROTA) between commercial and business/GA operators. According to CAD, despite accounting for only 1.6 percent of the total aircraft mo...

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Local Airports Contribute Millions To Economy LOCAL AIRPORTS CONTRIBUTE MILLIONS TO ECONOMY

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Jan 10, 2019

According to a new report, North Carolina’s 72 publicly owned airports contribute more than $52 billion to the state’s economy and support 307,000 jobs. The report, North Carolina: The State of Aviation, was released by N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation, and ...

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EPS for Spirit Airlines, Inc. (SAVE) Expected At $1.35; Pimco Income Strategy Fund (PFL) Sentiment Is 1.27 EPS FOR SPIRIT AIRLINES, INC. (SAVE) EXPECTED AT $1.35; PIMCO INCOME STRATEGY FUND (PFL) SENTIMENT IS 1.27

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Jan 10, 2019

Spirit Airlines, Inc.’s analysts see -8.16% EPS growth. The stock increased by 4.19% or $2.39 during the last trading session, reaching $59.45. About 726,531 shares traded. Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: SAVE) has risen 40.87% since January 10, 2018, and is uptrending. They anticipate $0.62 EPS ...

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People Across Canada And The U.S. Are Sharing Horror Stories On Twitter About Careless Airport Security During The Government Shutdown PEOPLE ACROSS CANADA AND THE U.S. ARE SHARING HORROR STORIES ON TWITTER ABOUT CARELESS AIRPORT SECURITY DURING THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

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Jan 09, 2019

The United States began the new year with yet another government shutdown. When Congress can't agree on a budget, all non-essential services are closed until they receive proper funding. Many employees in "essential" services, meanwhile, are forced to work without pay, usually on the p...

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Best Airline Credit Cards of 2019 BEST AIRLINE CREDIT CARDS OF 2019

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Jan 09, 2019

The Best Airline Credit Cards of 2019. Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card: Best for Southwest. Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card: Best for Alaska Airlines: United Explorer Card: Best for United. Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

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TOP 10 MOST ADVANCED FIGHTER JETS IN 2019 TOP 10 MOST ADVANCED FIGHTER JETS IN 2019

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Jan 09, 2019

An airforce is a crucial part of any army – air superiority provides cover and safety for the troops on the ground. More importantly, fighter jets help protect bombers, so superior fighter jets are a must for every country that wants to secure their positions as a prominent military force in t...

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10 Deadly Warplanes That Never Got a Chance to Fly 10 DEADLY WARPLANES THAT NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO FLY

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Jan 09, 2019

The Yak-43, work on which began in 1983, would have been faster and more versatile than the Anglo-American Harrier. It’s possible the Yak-43 would have matched the performance of the MiG-29. The tumultuous, post-Soviet transitional period that made the collaboration with Lockheed possible also...

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Would You Book a Seat On A Windowless Emirates Airplane? WOULD YOU BOOK A SEAT ON A WINDOWLESS EMIRATES AIRPLANE?

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Jan 08, 2019

Maybe it’s just me, but isn’t the best part of an airplane window seat the window? Whenever I land in an unexplored destination, I open the shade and stare outside, soaking in the miniature landscape below. This travel ritual also involves daydreaming and Instagramming, but it’s my...

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Airline uses data to personalize service, fly around storms AIRLINE USES DATA TO PERSONALIZE SERVICE, FLY AROUND STORMS

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Jan 08, 2019

During an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said the company is increasingly using data to personalize service in-flight and reduce flight disruptions from storms. Bastian appeared as one of the guests of keynote speaker Ginni Rometty...

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The F-22 Has One Serious THE F-22 HAS ONE SERIOUS 'PROBLEM': IT’S SO DOMINANT IT HAS NO ENEMY TO FIGHT

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Jan 08, 2019

The F-22 has enjoyed the unusual distinction of holding an almost universally acknowledged dominance in the core air superiority mission for over a decade, and yet has not participated in a consequential way in any military conflict.

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Meet Russia MEET RUSSIA'S S-500 AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM: THE ULTIMATE F-35 KILLER?

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Jan 08, 2019

2019 is on track to be a big year for Russian surface-to-air missile systems. From the new S-350, “ Vityaz” to additional S-300V4 brigades, scores of modernized Russian artillery systems are poised to enter into military service over the coming months. But the elephant in the room, Russi...

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Opening of Daxing Airport Means Relocation of Airline Carriers, a New Subway Line, and Closure of Beijing Nanyuan OPENING OF DAXING AIRPORT MEANS RELOCATION OF AIRLINE CARRIERS, A NEW SUBWAY LINE, AND CLOSURE OF BEIJING NANYUAN

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Jan 08, 2019

With the expansion of outbound possibilities, China's aviation regulator has announced that foreign carriers, including those from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, will be able to operate from both Daxing and the city's preexisting Beijing Capital International Airport, according to Channel New...

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Renaissance Investment Group Has Decreased Its Holding in Boeing Company RENAISSANCE INVESTMENT GROUP HAS DECREASED ITS HOLDING IN BOEING COMPANY

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Jan 08, 2019

Axel Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Jetblue Airways Corp (JBLU) by 50% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Axel Capital Management Llc sold 50,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.63% with the market. The hedge fund held 50,000 shares of the air fr...

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FROM A CLEANER TO A PILOT – AN INSPIRING STORY FROM A CLEANER TO A PILOT – AN INSPIRING STORY

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Jan 08, 2019

We’ve all heard of the stories where someone, coming from a very humble background had a huge dream. A dream that we all thought would be possible to achieve, no matter how hard you try. But every now and again we all hear of an amazing story, where someone actually does make it. This example ...

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Panamanian Copa Airlines is the most punctual airline in 2018 PANAMANIAN COPA AIRLINES IS THE MOST PUNCTUAL AIRLINE IN 2018

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Jan 07, 2019

The calculation was carried out on the basis of 58 million reports of flights on airlines and airports in 2018. Based on these data, a rating was compiled. The analysts accepted the flights that were completed within 15 minutes from their scheduled departure or arrival times in a timely manner. The ...

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TOP 5 THINGS THAT CHANGED AVIATION TOP 5 THINGS THAT CHANGED AVIATION

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Jan 07, 2019

Here is the person behind Southwest one of the most successful low-cost airlines in the world. Creating a unique work environment, where he and employees around him would take themselves lightly yet maintain the highest standard of professionalism. That is why the Department of Transportation ranks ...

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Coming Soon to China COMING SOON TO CHINA'S AIRCRAFT CARRIERS: THE JC-31 STEALTH FIGHTER?

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Jan 07, 2019

The Chinese navy reportedly is considering acquiring a new stealth fighter to replace existing carrier-launched warplanes that have proved unreliable and unsafe. The People's Liberation Army Navy could buy "fourth-generation" FC-31 fighters from the Shenyang Aircraft Design Institute t...

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The F-22 Will Be No More: Sixth-Generation Fighters Could Be Revolutionary THE F-22 WILL BE NO MORE: SIXTH-GENERATION FIGHTERS COULD BE REVOLUTIONARY

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Jan 07, 2019

Key point: Sixth-generation fighters will likely also work with larger, faster and fancier drones to serve as sensor-bearing scouts, weapons platforms, and decoys. The American development and deployment of Fifth-Generation stealth aircraft like the-35 Lightning are one of the central stories of tod...

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STILL CLIMBING: 777 SOARS PAST 2,000 ORDERS STILL CLIMBING: 777 SOARS PAST 2,000 ORDERS

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Jan 06, 2019

Happy New Year, everyone. If you are an aviation fan like me, 2019 promises to be another exciting year with the rollout and first flight of the new Boeing 777X, and the start of production of the largest and most efficient 737 MAX, the MAX 10. There will be other major events, I’m sure, and t...

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THE AIRCRAFT THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZE REGIONAL AIR TRAVEL THE AIRCRAFT THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZE REGIONAL AIR TRAVEL

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Jan 04, 2019

FlightGlobal predicts that the regional jet market will be worth more than $120 billion in the coming 20 years. Around 40% of that value comes from aircraft which can fit 70 to 76 people per flight, serving the North American market. Based on this, it naturally has attracted the big players of aeros...

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X-Aircraft One-Upmanship X-AIRCRAFT ONE-UPMANSHIP

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Jan 04, 2019

Seventy years ago this week, the USAF/Bell XS-1 became the first aircraft of any type to achieve supersonic flight during a climb from a ground take-off. The daring feat took place at Muroc Air Force Base with USAF Captain Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager at the controls of the rocket-powered X...

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4 Things the United Airlines MileagePlus Program Gets Right 4 THINGS THE UNITED AIRLINES MILEAGEPLUS PROGRAM GETS RIGHT

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Jan 04, 2019

Everyone loves a bargain but maybe not at the expense of comfort. When you’re crammed into a middle seat between a sneezer and a snorer, you start to reconsider if the ultra-savings was worth it. United Airlines, while not considered a low-cost carrier, could be a solid option for flyers looki...

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5 Things the Delta SkyMiles Program Gets Right 5 THINGS THE DELTA SKYMILES PROGRAM GETS RIGHT

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Jan 04, 2019

Trying to decide on the right airline loyalty program can be head spinning. Frequent flyer programs seem similar on the surface, but quickly become difficult to compare once you add airline-specific credit card perks, redemption options, and loyalty status levels into the mix. If you’re lookin...

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5 Reasons to Love the British Airways Loyalty Program 5 REASONS TO LOVE THE BRITISH AIRWAYS LOYALTY PROGRAM

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Jan 04, 2019

Once upon a time, airline mileage programs imbued their members with visions of last-minute trips and luxury holidays. Of late, many of these programs have restructured, leaving frequent travelers to wonder what’s the point? The British Airways website features a helpful program intro video, a...

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Top Drone companies to watch out for in 2019 TOP DRONE COMPANIES TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2019

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Jan 04, 2019

Over the past few years, the drone industry has evolved a lot, it has displaced many technologies with its quick results and cost-effectiveness. This evolutionary change has shot up the drone market with several players joining in the industry with the most innovative solutions and applications. Let...

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This Is Russia THIS IS RUSSIA'S VERY OWN 'B-52' BOMBER

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Jan 03, 2019

In November 2015, fifty-nine years after entering service, the Tu-95 finally saw combat as a bomber. Videos from the Russian Ministry of Defense in the fall of 2015 show them launching cruise missiles that went on to pound the positions of Syrian rebels.

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Airbus to build additional aircraft on US Gulf Coast AIRBUS TO BUILD ADDITIONAL AIRCRAFT ON US GULF COAST

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Jan 03, 2019

The aerospace industry on the U.S. Gulf Coast received a boost Thursday as Airbus said it will fulfill two new aircraft orders at an expanding manufacturing operation in Alabama. The European aircraft maker said 120 passenger aircraft ordered by JetBlue Airways and the startup airline Moxy will be b...

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VINCI, Etihad to work to expand Air Serbia VINCI, ETIHAD TO WORK TO EXPAND AIR SERBIA

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Jan 03, 2019

Air Serbia is the airport's first airline and largest partner by far, beyond being the flagship carrier of the country. One of the main objectives for VINCI Airports will be to work hand-in-hand, as a key component of the company's development strategy for Nikola Tesla Airport. The strategy ...

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Taiwan TAIWAN'S SNEAKY PLAN TO BUILD DEADLY CRUISE MISSILES

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Jan 03, 2019

The Taiwanese government reportedly is reverse-engineering old, U.S.-made jet engines for use on high-speed cruise missiles. According to a local media report, the Taiwanese air force and the Chinese Academy of Sciences are collaborating on the reverse-engineering of the General Electric J85 engine,...

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China CHINA'S J-20 STEALTH FIGHTER DOESN'T HAVE A GUN

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Jan 03, 2019

Observers of the twin-engine stealth fighter long had speculated that the J-20 lacks a cannon. Photography of J-20s since the type's first flight in January 2011 hadn't revealed bulges or openings that might point to an internal gun. The J-20 hadn't appeared in public carrying an externa...

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Adding A Helicopter Rating: Getting To Know The Beast ADDING A HELICOPTER RATING: GETTING TO KNOW THE BEAST

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Jan 03, 2019

I was bewildered during preflight and startup vaguely familiar but with way more steps that I didn’t fully understand couldn’t yet correlate.I was sure that once we got going got airborne I’d be at home. After all, I’d been flying airplanes for many years. This was my introdu...

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TOP 10 AVIATION YOUTUBE CHANNELS FOR AVIATION ENTHUSIASTS TOP 10 AVIATION YOUTUBE CHANNELS FOR AVIATION ENTHUSIASTS

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Jan 02, 2019

We all have those moments when we are thirsty for knowledge about our favorite subject, yet we do not know where to look for. With the internet being a massive cloud of information, sometimes it is just too easy to get lost in it. That is why we would like to present you with the Top 10 Aviation You...

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The F-35 Is Getting Ready to Strike America THE F-35 IS GETTING READY TO STRIKE AMERICA'S ENEMIES FROM NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

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Jan 02, 2019

Key point: The F-35C is engineered with a new technology called Delta Flight Path which helps pilot land on a carrier deck more easily, Pentagon F-35 developers say. The Navy’s first-of-its-kind carrier-launched F-35C has been conducting aerial maneuvers, weapons integration, “cyclical&r...

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Intelligent prostheses and electric aircraft INTELLIGENT PROSTHESES AND ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT

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Jan 02, 2019

A €30 carbon price in 100 countries, proof that gene editing can correct epilepsy, and the ability to pinpoint the location of fast radio bursts from space thanks to new telescopes are just some of the breakthroughs that European scientists told Horizon would make the biggest difference to thei...

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Russia RUSSIA'S NEW TU-22M3M BOMBER HAS ARRIVED

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Dec 30, 2018

The National Interest previously reported that the Russian Air Force (VKS) is preparing the Tu-22M3M strategic bomber for its maiden flight, to be held by the end of this year. The Kremlin’s Defense Deputy Minister Alexei Krivoruchko, who inspected the Tu-22M3M earlier this month, expressed op...

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Introducing Russia INTRODUCING RUSSIA'S REAL F-22 AND F-35 PROBLEM

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Dec 30, 2018

In particular, it took aim at Russian boasts that its Su-57 stealth fighter is better than the U.S. F-22 and F-35. To which writer Mikhail Bolshakov offered a practical rejoinder: America is flying hundreds of F-22s and F-35s, while Russia has canceled mass production of the Su-57.

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Cathay Pacific First Class, L.A. to Hong Kong CATHAY PACIFIC FIRST CLASS, L.A. TO HONG KONG

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Dec 29, 2018

The mere thought of a 15-hour flight across the Pacific is enough to make a lot of people want to stay home, and for good reason. Airplane seats aren’t getting any bigger, and spending most of a full day inside a pressurized aluminum tube with scores of strangers (and their germs) requires pat...

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Introducing Russia INTRODUCING RUSSIA'S NEW AU-50 RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT: HERE'S WHAT IT CAN DO

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Dec 29, 2018

Russia’s Beriev A-50U reconnaissance aircraft is rapidly moving along in serial production, according to the Beriev Aircraft Company .On December 6, the Beriev Aircraft Company delivered another A-50U serially modernized long-range radar surveillance plane (side number “red” 45) to...

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Terrifying Thought: North Korea Could Sink a Navy Aircraft Carrier TERRIFYING THOUGHT: NORTH KOREA COULD SINK A NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER

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Dec 26, 2018

Listen to the greats: Clausewitz counsels that chance and uncertainty help constitute the climate surrounding warfare, and that the wisest military sage can do little more than stack the deck in his favor. Could North Korea’s armed forces sink an American aircraft carrier? Yes—depending ...

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Jesus junk will be carried free on world’s first Christian airline JESUS JUNK WILL BE CARRIED FREE ON WORLD’S FIRST CHRISTIAN AIRLINE

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Dec 24, 2018

Becoming the first and only Christian Airline! This means Judah 1 upon receiving its DOT and 121 Certification will have the freedom to transport as many different churches and mission organizations as we can. This is a huge honor and privilege and we give God all the glory! We will be posting more ...

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Russia RUSSIA'S NEXT BOMBER BASE: VENEZUELA?

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Dec 22, 2018

If you really want to get into a fight with the United States, start basing nuclear-capable bombers in America’s backyard. Russia should have learned that in 1962, after its humiliation in the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Nonetheless, it recently flew two Tu-160 Blackjack long-range strategic bo...

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Rogue drones, do Indian airports have a contingency plan? ROGUE DRONES, DO INDIAN AIRPORTS HAVE A CONTINGENCY PLAN?

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Dec 22, 2018

United Kingdom’s second largest airport, Gatwick has been closed for the second day due to the presence of a rogue drone flying in the vicinity of the airport. Do the Indian airports have a contingency plan? Busy airports like Mumbai and Delhi with a vast geographical area and airspace do not ...

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The drone problem could be just beginning THE DRONE PROBLEM COULD BE JUST BEGINNING

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Dec 21, 2018

We’ve seen over the last 48 hours the disruption that drones can cause and frankly, it’s surprising it’s taken this long for it to happen. The UK Airprox Board, which monitors air safety, says these incidents are on the rise: from 29 in 2015 to 71 in 2016, and 92 last year. Among t...

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Six Aviation Travel Trends to Watch in 2019 SIX AVIATION TRAVEL TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Dec 20, 2018

Some 900 plus airlines currently file schedules with OAG -- in North America alone, there are around 97 airlines, and in Europe over 220 airlines. Such a range of suppliers in any market would be high, and in a capital-intensive industry such as aviation it is perhaps too many. Either by merger, fai...

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Fly Girls FLY GIRLS

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Dec 19, 2018

In the 1930s, air racing was a wildly popular spectacle. While men were encouraged to race, women who wanted to fly the daring cross-country routes often experienced discrimination. Former Boston Globe reporter Keith O’Brien has written Fly Girls, a new book that profiles five female pilots wi...

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EL AL – THE PRIDE OF ISRAEL IN THE SKY EL AL – THE PRIDE OF ISRAEL IN THE SKY

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Dec 19, 2018

One of the most controversial airlines in the sky, El Al has managed to survive a lot during its history. If we take a look at any other airline in the world, no other airline had to go through that much. And if they did, the airline‘s history has a dot that closes down the whole story. But El...

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World WORLD'S FIRST CHRISTIAN AIRLINE IS SET TO LAUNCH, WILL PROVIDE CHURCHES, MISSIONARIES WITH EASIER TRAVEL

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Dec 19, 2018

A Texas-based aviation ministry announced last week that they are working to become the first Christian airline in the world. According to CBN News, the ministry called Judah 1 shared last week that the Federal Aviation Administration had accepted their application to become its own airline as oppos...

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6 Things to Do If an Airline Loses Your Luggage 6 THINGS TO DO IF AN AIRLINE LOSES YOUR LUGGAGE

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Dec 19, 2018

Most of the time, your bag was simply placed in the wrong bin during sorting and wound up on the wrong flight. It will eventually be found and routed to you within a day or two, but alerting the airline is a vital step in this process. Before you walk away, ask to file a report about the missing bag...

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Airline disruption set to continue in 2019 AIRLINE DISRUPTION SET TO CONTINUE IN 2019

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Dec 18, 2018

If there was a definitive airline story in 2018 it was of disruption but of quite the wrong kind, and 2019 is promising more of the same. Carriers and their passengers were at the mercy of gyrating oil prices, striking pilots at Air France, Virgin, Ryanair and elsewhere, pilot shortages, militant ba...

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The next couple weeks will probably be insane at Florida THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS WILL PROBABLY BE INSANE AT FLORIDA'S BUSIEST AIRPORT, ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL

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Dec 18, 2018

According to a new report, Orlando International Airport is expecting a record 2.7 million holiday travelers, which will crush last year's predictions by 6 percent. These inflated predictions are despite the fact the travel period is two days shorter, down from 21 to 19 days this year: Dec. 21&n...

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Terrifying Landing Attempt On An Emirates Flight TERRIFYING LANDING ATTEMPT ON AN EMIRATES FLIGHT

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Dec 18, 2018

On the regularly scheduled flight EK35 between Dubai and Newcastle, the passengers experienced probably one of the scariest ordeals in their life. The flight went smoothly and the Emirates Boeing 777 approached Newcastle International Airport to land. Pilots know that heavy crosswinds are very relev...

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A DRONE HIT A BOEING 737 IN MEXICO A DRONE HIT A BOEING 737 IN MEXICO

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Dec 17, 2018

A Boeing 737 departed from Guadalajara from Mexico and was scheduled to arrive in Tijuana. However, just before landing in Tijuana International Airport, a drone is suspected to have hit the aircraft. The strike to the nose has even caused damage to the radio and communications equipment inside the ...

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TOP 5 FACTS ABOUT THE WRIGHT BROTHERS TOP 5 FACTS ABOUT THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

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Dec 17, 2018

While all of us recently celebrated the International Civil Aviation Day, more festivities are coming! And no – we’re not talking about Christmas. Today, on the 17th of December the world commemorates the Wright Brothers and their first powered flight. To celebrate, we will take a look i...

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10 airline industry developments to watch out in 2019 10 AIRLINE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH OUT IN 2019

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Dec 17, 2018

2018 is almost history and the new year is around the corner. This year hasn't been very great for the Airline industry- multiple airlines are struggling to survive while few gone bankrupt, a few crashes and high fuel prices have kept the spirits low. Will 2019 be any better? Below are a set of ...

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WHAT CAN THE AVIATION SECTOR EXPECT IN 2019? WHAT CAN THE AVIATION SECTOR EXPECT IN 2019?

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Dec 17, 2018

In 2019 the industry will take real strides towards realising aerial ride-sharing at scale.The first full feasibility studies will be launched into this, to navigate the incredibly complex regulatory landscape and help work out the right models, ensure full compliance and determine the necessary inf...

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Should Boeing Sell Airplanes To All Comers? SHOULD BOEING SELL AIRPLANES TO ALL COMERS?

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Dec 16, 2018

I’ll bet the thought has crossed the minds of a few people at Boeing recently. If you’ve been following our coverage of the October Lion Air crash, you will have noticed that the airline has gotten into a bit of a one-way pissing contest with Boeing because it claims Boeing was remiss in...

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The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk: The Airplane That Imperial Japan Hated THE CURTISS P-40 WARHAWK: THE AIRPLANE THAT IMPERIAL JAPAN HATED

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Dec 15, 2018

During the first year of American participation in World War II, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk (Kittyhawk or Tomahawk to the British) came to symbolize the United States Army Air Corps as it fought a desperate war to hold the Japanese in check. This was thanks in large measure to the highly publicized ex...

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American Airlines AAdvantage Program AMERICAN AIRLINES AADVANTAGE PROGRAM

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Dec 14, 2018

Tracing its history back to 1930, American Airlines is one of America’s three “legacy” carriers and one of the most visible brands in aviation. In 2015, US Airways merged with American’s former holding company to create the world’s largest carrier based on fleet size, d...

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TOP 10 AIRPORTS TO VISIT THIS CHRISTMAS TOP 10 AIRPORTS TO VISIT THIS CHRISTMAS

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Dec 14, 2018

As Christmas rolls around, so does the festive decorations around the world. Every city tries to embrace the spirit of the holidays differently, but one thing is common – that Christmas brings people together. It is a truly magical period when homes, Christmas Markets, shopping centers, and ai...

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5 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE NEW AIRBUS A380 LUFTHANSA LIVERY 5 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE NEW AIRBUS A380 LUFTHANSA LIVERY

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Dec 13, 2018

2018 was a special year for Lufthansa. As they continued successful passenger services across the globe, they picked up where they left off in 2017. Being one of the biggest carriers in the world and the biggest in Europe, you would think there is not much room to grow.

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Make airplane rides more bearable MAKE AIRPLANE RIDES MORE BEARABLE

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Dec 13, 2018

I opt for leggings, a tank top, and two types of sweaters for layering. Also, extra clean socks, Airplanes have a lovely habit of oscillating between extreme heat of the Sahara and the deep winters of Antarctica. Charming.  Eat a great meal before your flight! Solid good food. Then you won&rsqu...

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How Are Planes Decommissioned, and How Much Value Can Be Salvaged From Their Parts? HOW ARE PLANES DECOMMISSIONED, AND HOW MUCH VALUE CAN BE SALVAGED FROM THEIR PARTS?

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Dec 13, 2018

The huge hunks of metal that soar across our skies don’t fly forever. There comes a time when every airplane has to be permanently grounded. How long do jets last? Where do they go after they’ve made their final landing? And how much do secondhand parts sell for? On average, an aircraft ...

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THE CHRISTMAS TREE OF AVIATION THE CHRISTMAS TREE OF AVIATION

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Dec 12, 2018

When December rolls around you know it is Christmas time. Everyone is decorating their homes, preparing and wrapping gifts. Equally, airlines prepare for this period as well trying to schedule flights for one of the busiest travel periods of the year and with the snow, ice and low temperatures causi...

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5 AIRCRAFT WHICH WILL REVOLUTIONIZE TRAVEL IN THE FUTURE 5 AIRCRAFT WHICH WILL REVOLUTIONIZE TRAVEL IN THE FUTURE

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Dec 12, 2018

Whenever we hear about a new plane today, the world is not just as excited as it was in the past. Remember the commotion that the first Jumbo Jet, the Boeing 747 created. The First Lady at the time, Pat Nixon, even christened the aircraft called the Queen of the Skies. Similarly, let‘s reminis...

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Why the F-35 Will Soon Be Deadlier Than Ever WHY THE F-35 WILL SOON BE DEADLIER THAN EVER

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Dec 11, 2018

The Pentagon and Lockheed are pursuing a "Tech Refresh" effort with the F-35 intended to improve the stealth fighter's targeting attack technology, weapons delivery, and onboard computing -- all as part of an effort to try to keep the F-35's combat effectiveness ahead of great powe...

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The F-22 and F-35 Will Be Obsolete: What Will a Sixth-Generation Fighter Look Like? THE F-22 AND F-35 WILL BE OBSOLETE: WHAT WILL A SIXTH-GENERATION FIGHTER LOOK LIKE?

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Dec 11, 2018

Sixth Generation concepts are therefore advancing the idea of an optionally-manned aircraft that can fly with or without a pilot onboard. This has the shortcoming of requiring additional design effort to produce an airplane that will still have the downsides and expensive training requirements of a ...

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BARNSTORMING: AVIATION’S MARK DURING THE ROARING TWENTIES BARNSTORMING: AVIATION’S MARK DURING THE ROARING TWENTIES

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Dec 11, 2018

Today we can see pilots performing various tricks with their planes. Flying under bridges, doing flips and loops. With aerobatic teams, such as the Red Arrows or Thunderbirds, they attract a huge amount of spectators during airshows. And the teams do not only do it for fun – they compete with ...

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A Memory of Moshe Arens A MEMORY OF MOSHE ARENS

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Dec 11, 2018

I don’t remember exactly the first time I met Moshe Arens, maybe it was 1974 but certainly by 1975.  He was even then a great force in Israel, especially because of his importance to Israel’s emerging aerospace industry.

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Air Force Hopes to Arm Stealth F-35s, F-15s and F-16s with the Ultimate Weapon AIR FORCE HOPES TO ARM STEALTH F-35S, F-15S AND F-16S WITH THE ULTIMATE WEAPON

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Dec 10, 2018

The Air Force and DARPA are now testing new hardware and software configured to enable 4th-Generation aircraft to command drones from the cockpit in the air, bringing new levels of autonomy, more attack options and a host of new reconnaissance advantages to air warfare.

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Australia’s First Two F-35A Jets Have Arrived Home At RAAF Williamtown AUSTRALIA’S FIRST TWO F-35A JETS HAVE ARRIVED HOME AT RAAF WILLIAMTOWN

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Dec 10, 2018

F-35A Lightning II serialled A35-009 and A35-010, in the colors of the 3 SQN, arrived at their new home base at RAAF Williamtown, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, on Dec. 10, 2018. With the arrival of the first two aircraft, Australia becomes the 7th nation with F-35 aircraft based locally on their home s...

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5 FLIGHTS YOU CAN CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE IN 5 FLIGHTS YOU CAN CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE IN

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Dec 10, 2018

There are various ways you can celebrate New Year’s Eve – from counting down the seconds in Time’s Square, getting your groove on in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro to watching a dragon light up Hong Kong’s skyline. But what if you are an aviation enthusiast, love to celeb...

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A Brief Discussion On Clouded Aircraft A BRIEF DISCUSSION ON CLOUDED AIRCRAFT

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Dec 10, 2018

Clouded aircraft title is not a common situation. Under a very few circumstances, it happens. It is mentioned in earlier blogs as well that any problem with the aircraft title and escrow can create a huge problem for the airplane owners to operate their plane. The problems should not be overlooked e...

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Santa’s Test Flight: Christmas depends on you SANTA’S TEST FLIGHT: CHRISTMAS DEPENDS ON YOU

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Dec 10, 2018

Every year NATS guides 2.5 million flights through UK airspace. That’s a huge responsibility, and of course, every single one is important but there is always one that’s extra special  Santa’s Christmas Eve delivery flight. Each year we try and give you an insight into the imm...

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4 Ways To Avoid A Nightmare Annual 4 WAYS TO AVOID A NIGHTMARE ANNUAL

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Dec 10, 2018

It’s probably not all that often that an airplane owner brings their plane in for an annual inspection and leaves with a smile. However, for seven years I was lucky enough to have that experience. During that time, I lived in Delaware, and the shop I used for my annual was located a short flig...

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FINAL FLIGHT: USAF NF-104A FINAL FLIGHT: USAF NF-104A

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Dec 10, 2018

Fifty-five years ago today, USAF NF-104A (S/N 56-762) crashed to destruction following a rocket-powered zoom to 101,600 feet above mean sea level (AMSL). The pilot, USAF Colonel Charles E. Chuck Yeager, was seriously injured but survived when he successfully ejected from the stricken aircraft approx...

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The World THE WORLD'S FIRST SPACE TELESCOPE

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Dec 07, 2018

In July 1958, an astronomer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison named Arthur Art Code received a telegram from the fledgling Space Science Board of the National Academy of Sciences. The agency wanted to know what he and his colleagues would do if given the opportunity to launch into Earth&r...

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THANK YOU, AVIATION. THANK YOU, AVIATION.

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Dec 07, 2018

Today, on the 7th of December, the whole world celebrates The International Civil Aviation Day. As aviation nowadays is embedded in our lives, we celebrate it for bringing us hope, broadening our minds and connecting us with the rest of the world. Thus, we would like to say thank you to everyone who...

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FANCY A FLIGHT ON A FANCY EMIRATES AIRCRAFT? FANCY A FLIGHT ON A FANCY EMIRATES AIRCRAFT?

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Dec 06, 2018

We all have heard of the ultra-luxurious hotel rooms in the sky courtesy of Singapore Airlines, but it seems like Emirates have taken it to the next level and revealed a Boeing 777 covered with shiny crystals – from top to bottom the aircraft looks like a flying gemstone. Dubbed “Bling 7...

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THE LOST BROTHER OF CONCORDE: THE STORY OF TUPOLEV TU-144 THE LOST BROTHER OF CONCORDE: THE STORY OF TUPOLEV TU-144

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Dec 05, 2018

When we hear about supersonic transport, immediately in front of our eyes there is a Concorde soaring through the skies. Flying for over 27 years, transferring 2.5 million passengers and completing 50 thousand flights, Concorde made a mark on the history of aviation. It had its reasons to retire, bu...

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A CESSNA CRASHED INTO A BUILDING IN FORT LAUDERDALE A CESSNA CRASHED INTO A BUILDING IN FORT LAUDERDALE

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Dec 05, 2018

A shocking crash happened in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A small Cessna 335 aircraft crashed into a children’s therapy center as a result of an engine fire. Security cameras have captured the video which shows the aircraft sliding into the building. As a result, it burst into flames as it hit a ...

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Meet Japan MEET JAPAN'S WORLD WAR II KAMIKAZE JET FIGHTER: GAME CHANGER OR WASTE OF TIME?

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Dec 03, 2018

Like its big brother the Me-262, the Kikka was too little, too late. It is a fallacy that Germany was the only nation to develop combat jets in World War II. In truth, while Germany had the most advanced technology, all of the major powers had jet aircraft projects during World War II, including the...

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Stealth Shootout: In 1999, a U.S. Air Force F-117 Was Shot Down. Here STEALTH SHOOTOUT: IN 1999, A U.S. AIR FORCE F-117 WAS SHOT DOWN. HERE'S HOW IT WENT DOWN.

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Dec 03, 2018

The F-117 shootdown was embarrassing, though fortunately non-fatal, episode for the U.S. Air Force. It has been endlessly cited since as ‘proof’ that supposedly radar-invisible stealth planes could ‘easily’ be shot down by even dated Soviet-era SAM systems.

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LOCKHEED L-1011. THE PLANE THAT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE LOCKHEED L-1011. THE PLANE THAT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

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Dec 03, 2018

In the 1960s the world of civil aviation met the jet engine. It seemed like the possibilities from here are endless as aircraft range, efficiency and comfort has allowed for more passengers to purchase tickets. Airlines thrived. But they were not sitting on their laurels – they wanted more. Th...

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Misconceptions On Aircraft Cost MISCONCEPTIONS ON AIRCRAFT COST

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Dec 03, 2018

Aircraft ownership involves a massive cost; it includes purchasing an aircraft, registering it, operating and maintaining it. But the misconceptions are more massive than the actual cost. People often get misguided with the conmen and they feel hesitated to get into the matter. The misconception aro...

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Using Drones to Inspect Solar Panels USING DRONES TO INSPECT SOLAR PANELS

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Dec 03, 2018

Sustainable, clean and eco-friendly, this form of technology is defined as “a method for generating electric power by using solar cells to convert energy from the sun into a flow of electrons by the photovoltaic effect. If you are now wondering how this technology is linked to unmanned aerial ...

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8 Benefits Of Hiring Trust For Airplane Registration 8 BENEFITS OF HIRING TRUST FOR AIRPLANE REGISTRATION

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Dec 02, 2018

It is already discussed before that airplane registration in the U.S. involves a lot of strict procedures set and monitored by the FAA. People do not try the registration process on their own; the trustee is needed for the same. As the trustees are well-acquainted with all the rules and regulations ...

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Detecting Fog Using Signals from Cell-Phone Towers DETECTING FOG USING SIGNALS FROM CELL-PHONE TOWERS

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Dec 02, 2018

Fog often leads to serious, costly collisions and accidents, particularly around airports, piers, and highways. Monitoring visibility conditions in real-time could improve public safety and save tens of millions of dollars in the transportation sector alone. But conventional fog-detection systems in...

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Air India’s Near Disaster Should Be Wake Up Call for U.S. AIR INDIA’S NEAR DISASTER SHOULD BE WAKE UP CALL FOR U.S.

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Dec 02, 2018

As I sit down to write, news reports are highlighting a near disaster in India involving an Air India Express flight carrying 130 passengers and 6 crewmembers in a Boeing 737 that hit a brick airport boundary wall and then incredibly kept going for more than four hours, even after being informed by ...

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TOP 5 BIGGEST AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD IN 2018 TOP 5 BIGGEST AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD IN 2018

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Nov 30, 2018

Whenever we travel with airplanes, we always have to depart and arrive somewhere. That somewhere is an airport – a vital piece of aviation. Because without it, we would not be able not only to travel but to receive shipping fast enough or get real-time weather reports. Or just look at the magn...

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We Fly: Pilatus PC-24 WE FLY: PILATUS PC-24

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Nov 30, 2018

The sound of bells emanating from the cows and goats that graze in the lower parts of the picturesque valley below Mount Pilatus can’t be heard at its peak, which sits at 7,000 feet. But as I take in the view of the bright green fields and the snowcapped Alps and breathe in the crisp high Alpi...

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Who WHO'S AFRAID OF A DEAD ASI?

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Nov 28, 2018

If you’re among the aviation illuminati, you will know about the Swiss cheese theory of accident incidence. That’s where the holes in multiple slices of cheese line up to allow the determined accident to sail straight through to the bottom of that smoking hole where you find yourself pic...

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Why Aren’t There Electric Airplanes Yet? It Comes Down to Batteries. WHY AREN’T THERE ELECTRIC AIRPLANES YET? IT COMES DOWN TO BATTERIES.

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Nov 28, 2018

As electric cars and trucks appear increasingly on U.S. highways, it raises the question: When will commercially viable electric vehicles take to the skies? There are a number of ambitious efforts to build electric-powered airplanes, including regional jets and planes that can cover longer distances...

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The Woman Whose Invention Helped Win a War  and Still Baffles Weathermen THE WOMAN WHOSE INVENTION HELPED WIN A WAR AND STILL BAFFLES WEATHERMEN

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Nov 28, 2018

On June 4, 2013, the city of Huntsville, Alabama was enjoying a gorgeous day. Blue skies, mild temperatures. Just what the forecasters had predicted. But in the post-lunch hours, meteorologists started picking up what seemed to be a rogue thunderstorm on the weather radar. The “blob,” as...

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Aerial Assassins: Meet the 5 Best Fighter Jets on Planet Earth AERIAL ASSASSINS: MEET THE 5 BEST FIGHTER JETS ON PLANET EARTH

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Nov 28, 2018

In the wake of Vietnam, the United States needed an air superiority platform that could consistently defeat the best that the Soviet Union had to offer. The F-15 (eventually complemented by the F-16) provided this platform, and then some. After the end of the Cold War, the United States needed an ai...

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5 REASONS HOW LOW-COST CARRIERS MAKE MONEY 5 REASONS HOW LOW-COST CARRIERS MAKE MONEY

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Nov 28, 2018

Let’s sit back and imagine ourselves in a situation where we are very happy, very successful, yet find ourselves looking for something new. Something exciting. You’ve always loved aviation and were keen into it. You would never call yourself an aviation geek. But you know everything that...

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TOP 5 SHORTEST FLIGHTS ON EARTH TOP 5 SHORTEST FLIGHTS ON EARTH

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Nov 27, 2018

One of the most important specifications on an aircraft is its range. Airlines today are competing to launch the longest scheduled flights to cross continents and oceans alike. Tourists, business travelers, and aviation geeks are enjoying the race for the crown of the longest scheduled flight. Becau...

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Watch Air France’s stunning air-to-air film featuring its Boeing 787 WATCH AIR FRANCE’S STUNNING AIR-TO-AIR FILM FEATURING ITS BOEING 787

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Nov 27, 2018

After taking delivery of their fifth Boeing 787 last November, Air France partnered Daher and Airborne Films to capture stunning air-to-air footage before the aircraft entered commercial service. We’ve posted the final version of Air France’s Boeing 787 air-to-air film below, along with ...

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MIT Engineers Fly First-Ever Plane With No Moving Parts MIT ENGINEERS FLY FIRST-EVER PLANE WITH NO MOVING PARTS

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Nov 26, 2018

Since the first airplane took flight over 100 years ago, virtually every aircraft in the sky has flown with the help of moving parts such as propellers, turbine blades, or fans that produce a persistent, whining buzz. Now MIT engineers have built and flown the first-ever plane with no moving parts. ...

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Maule MX-7-180: Barebones With Big Tires For Big Fun MAULE MX-7-180: BAREBONES WITH BIG TIRES FOR BIG FUN

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Nov 26, 2018

In an iconic piece of aviation advertising, Belford D. Maule, universally known as B.D., used to tail his demonstrator ship deep into his Moultrie, Georgia, hangar. In a blast of noise and a cloud of dust, he shot out the front door with the nose angling sharply to the sky, the giant MAULE letters o...

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The U.S. Air Force’s E-11 BACN Aircraft Is So Unique, You Can Only Find It In One Place THE U.S. AIR FORCE’S E-11 BACN AIRCRAFT IS SO UNIQUE, YOU CAN ONLY FIND IT IN ONE PLACE

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Nov 26, 2018

There is an aircraft that is so unique, you can only find it in one place – not even the pilots who fly the aircraft can touch it until they are deployed to this specific location, says a recent U.S. Air Force article. That aircraft is the E-11A Bombardier Global 6000 advanced ultra-long-range...

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Maule MX-7-180: Barebones With Big Tires For Big Fun MAULE MX-7-180: BAREBONES WITH BIG TIRES FOR BIG FUN

blog article

Nov 26, 2018

In an iconic piece of aviation advertising, Belford D. Maule, universally known as B.D., used to tail his demonstrator ship deep into his Moultrie, Georgia, hangar. In a blast of noise and a cloud of dust, he shot out the front door with the nose angling sharply to the sky, the giant MAULE  let...

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THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF CONCORDE. PART 3 THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF CONCORDE. PART 3

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Nov 23, 2018

The first commercial Concorde flights began on 21st of January, 1976. The first two routes were London – Bahrain and Paris  Dakar  Rio de Janeiro. At first, there were no flights from and to the United States. The US Congress just banned supersonic aircraft flying and landing in the ...

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A Turkey Trot with no turkeys flung out of airplanes A TURKEY TROT WITH NO TURKEYS FLUNG OUT OF AIRPLANES

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Nov 23, 2018

No turkeys were tossed from planes this year at the longtime festival, held last month, which has generated controversy for years for the ritualistic practice of flinging live turkeys out planes traveling 70 miles an hour at altitudes of 500 feet or higher. Some of the disoriented birds managed to s...

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A Sneak Peek at the World A SNEAK PEEK AT THE WORLD'S SOON-TO-BE BIGGEST AIRPORT

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Nov 22, 2018

Beijing is soon to be the proud owner of the world's biggest airport. Well, the southern suburb of Daxing, bordering Langfang in Hebei province, to be precise. The terminal with all the trimmings (AKA runways and other essential bits) is expected to be completed on Jun 30, 2019, and the airport ...

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TOP 5 REASONS TO WORK FOR RYANAIR AS A PILOT TOP 5 REASONS TO WORK FOR RYANAIR AS A PILOT

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Nov 22, 2018

Ryanair is one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe. Started in 1984 and commencing operations in 1995, the airline managed to achieve unmeasured success throughout its history. Ryanair started from 1 aircraft in its fleet to over 400 planes today. From flying 5000 people to over 130 million in...

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UH-60 Black Hawk celebrates 40 years of aviation service to U.S. Army UH-60 BLACK HAWK CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF AVIATION SERVICE TO U.S. ARMY

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Nov 22, 2018

The UH-60 Black Hawk has been the Army’s front-line utility helicopter for the past 40 years, and it shows no signs of letting up, said service officials at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.The helicopter is a regular fixture every year at Fort McCoy, Wis., particularly during major exercises such as the...

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TOP 5 AIRLINES THAT HAVE CEASED TO EXIST TOP 5 AIRLINES THAT HAVE CEASED TO EXIST

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Nov 21, 2018

The aviation business is a lucrative one – millions of passengers travel by air daily and the numbers just keep going up. Hence why we are seeing various types of carriers pop up. From ultra low-cost to traditional airlines, they all have their traits, which we love them for.

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Fly ‘back in time’ by private jet & celebrate New Year 2019 twice FLY ‘BACK IN TIME’ BY PRIVATE JET & CELEBRATE NEW YEAR 2019 TWICE

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Nov 20, 2018

New Year’s Eve is the biggest party night of the year. But with so many celebrations taking place all over the world, it can be difficult to choose how and where to spend it. But what if you could celebrate it twice over in one night, in two different, iconic party hotspots on different sides ...

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Investigation of Military-Civilian Aircraft Accidents INVESTIGATION OF MILITARY-CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS

blog article

Nov 20, 2018

Under Canada’s Aeronautics Act, the Minister of National Defence is required to designate a member of the Canadian Armed Forces or an employee of the Department of National Defence as the Airworthiness Investigative Authority.

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Three Business-Building Aviation Marketing Campaigns to Plan for 2019 THREE BUSINESS-BUILDING AVIATION MARKETING CAMPAIGNS TO PLAN FOR 2019

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Nov 19, 2018

What three aviation marketing campaigns should you plan to build your business in 2019? Here are our picks for the best business-building strategies, balanced with some revenue-generating ideas. it important for aviation marketing? A campaign is a way of organizing a temporary marketing effort that ...

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WHY IS THE CABIN CREW SO IMPORTANT TO AN AIRLINE? WHY IS THE CABIN CREW SO IMPORTANT TO AN AIRLINE?

blog article

Nov 19, 2018

With so many airlines in the skies today, they are trying to find ways to become the most unique, recognizable, and likeable brands in the world. With every airline, there comes a different strategy. The company logo, various sponsorships of sporting events and teams, becoming socially responsible a...

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World’s Most Dangerous Airports WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS AIRPORTS

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Nov 18, 2018

Type ‘Most Dangerous Airports’ into Google, and you’ll get hits aplenty, with many promising shock footage of aircraft in distress. Several of these link to awful photo montages set to polka music, but some are the real deal, and pant-wettingly scary. Of the numerous airfields that...

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Could Knowledge of Undisclosed MCAS Have Saved Lion Air 610? COULD KNOWLEDGE OF UNDISCLOSED MCAS HAVE SAVED LION AIR 610?

blog article

Nov 17, 2018

Having spent more than a few decades in the cockpit, I thought even I’d reached that plateau where I could claim I’d just about seen it all  until this week’s admission by Boeing of an  until now, unknown  automated AoA related stall-prevention system called MCAS tha...

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The Dream, Challenge, and Reward of Building an Experimental Airplane THE DREAM, CHALLENGE, AND REWARD OF BUILDING AN EXPERIMENTAL AIRPLANE

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Nov 16, 2018

The experimental/amateur-built category is becoming increasingly popular in the United States and throughout the world. Kit manufacturers such as Van’s Aircraft, Kitfox and CubCrafters are fielding thousands of completed aircraft, with experimental airframes reaching unprecedented levels of ca...

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THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF CONCORDE. PART 2 THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF CONCORDE. PART 2

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Nov 16, 2018

With everything set in stone, it seemed like the first ever Super Sonic Transport aircraft was ready for take-off in a few years down the line. The engineers set the deadline – the long-range Concorde was going to make its maiden voyage in 1970. The primary deadline of 1968 got canceled becaus...

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THE SAFETY OF DIAMOND’S INCREDIBLE DA62 DIESEL TWIN JUST BLOWS MY MIND THE SAFETY OF DIAMOND’S INCREDIBLE DA62 DIESEL TWIN JUST BLOWS MY MIND

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Nov 16, 2018

At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018, I was thrilled with Diamond Aircraft’s Aircraft Sales Manager/Demonstration Pilot, Trevor Mustard, agreed to spend a few quality minutes with me and Airplanista inside their insanely cool DA62 Diesel Twin. From the moment I showed up to the Diamond “booth,...

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No point leaving on a Jet Plane NO POINT LEAVING ON A JET PLANE

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Nov 15, 2018

Two’s the company, three’s a crowd. Then why on earth is Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran, after inheriting two sub-scaled airline joint ventures AirAsia India and Vistara pursuing Jet Airways? Never mind vanity. Running airlines anywhere is a dog business. And, in India, with its flu...

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THE PASSENGER EXPERIENCE AND THE BOTTOM LINE THE PASSENGER EXPERIENCE AND THE BOTTOM LINE

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Nov 15, 2018

As non-aeronautical revenues rise ever higher up the airport agenda, understanding what motivates passengers to spend and how to further influence that behavior is becoming more and more essential to the commercially successful airport, writes Mignon Buckingham. But before an airport can fully appre...

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Airspace Technologies: faster, cheaper, better time-sensitive deliveries AIRSPACE TECHNOLOGIES: FASTER, CHEAPER, BETTER TIME-SENSITIVE DELIVERIES

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Nov 15, 2018

Time-sensitive deliveries are the “white glove” sub-segment of the global logistics market. Broadly speaking, the term logistics covers all the business processes involved in moving a shipment from one point to another, with time-sensitive logistics covering deliveries that absolutely ha...

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London RAF Northolt to close next summer for resurfacing LONDON RAF NORTHOLT TO CLOSE NEXT SUMMER FOR RESURFACING

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Nov 14, 2018

The resurfacing work, set to cost £23 million and last for six months, will upgrade the existing runway, improve drainage and install new arrestor beds to improve safety. This will extend the life of the current runway by 10 to 15 years. In addition to being the RAF’s main operational ba...

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HOW DOES A FLIGHT SIMULATOR HELP PILOTS? HOW DOES A FLIGHT SIMULATOR HELP PILOTS?

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Nov 14, 2018

Whenever an accident happens in the air, there is a lot of pressure for the pilots. They must guarantee the safety of everyone on board and on the ground. Their actions are the only thing that prevents a regular flight becoming a disaster. Or even worse, a fatal one. That is why before you can becom...

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A Look Inside the Singapore Airlines A350-900ULR A LOOK INSIDE THE SINGAPORE AIRLINES A350-900ULR

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Nov 13, 2018

Singapore Airlines re-launched its nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Singapore on November 2, and I headed over to LAX for the festivities.  Before you start thinking this is a trip report, let me stop you.  I didn’t go anywhere.  But Singapore did invite me to crawl around the...

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5 things Jet Airways must do to retain passenger confidence 5 THINGS JET AIRWAYS MUST DO TO RETAIN PASSENGER CONFIDENCE

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Nov 13, 2018

We all know Jet Airways is in trouble. But it is still a going concern and operating its flights. If it were not to get any worse, below are 5 things I think should be done by Jet Airways. I am not big enough to advise airlines like Jet, but these are some simple courtesies often forgotten and make ...

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Air India gave oversight of safety to a pilot who put passenger lives at risk. This is unacceptable AIR INDIA GAVE OVERSIGHT OF SAFETY TO A PILOT WHO PUT PASSENGER LIVES AT RISK. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE

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Nov 13, 2018

Air India’s internal checks and balances merit a thorough overhaul after revelations that the public carrier promoted a pilot to a responsible supervisory position during the period that his flying license was under suspension for failing an alcohol test. The repercussions of such cavalier man...

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Aircraft noise at small airports and mental health AIRCRAFT NOISE AT SMALL AIRPORTS AND MENTAL HEALTH

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Nov 12, 2018

Aircraft noise from large airports has been frequently linked to affecting mental health, but it is not known whether the same is true for smaller airports. In this blog post, Dr. David Wright, lead author of a recently published article in Environmental Health, discusses how the noise environment a...

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What Is IR’s Role Play On Titles? WHAT IS IR’S ROLE PLAY ON TITLES?

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Nov 12, 2018

Being an aircraft owner you must be aware of title search and registration. Without these two done, you cannot fly your jet in the U.S. But there are some terms and names what can make you perplexed when you are stepping forward for international aircraft registry; you must have heard the term IR or...

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U.S. Navy F/A-18F From USS Ronald Reagan Crashes at Sea, Crewmen Rescued. Sixth U.S. Super Hornet crash in 2 years. U.S. NAVY F/A-18F FROM USS RONALD REAGAN CRASHES AT SEA, CREWMEN RESCUED. SIXTH U.S. SUPER HORNET CRASH IN 2 YEARS.

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Nov 12, 2018

A two-seat U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet has crashed at sea while operating from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. The crash occurred at an unspecified location northeast of the Philippines on Monday, November 12, 2018. Reports indicate both crew members ejected and were rescued from the sea ...

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Air traffic controllers will still be alone at McCarran AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS WILL STILL BE ALONE AT MCCARRAN

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Nov 12, 2018

Despite an incident that left airline pilots, those in the air and on the ground, in the dark last week at the nation’s eighth busiest airport, the Federal Aviation Administration will not augment staffing at McCarran International Airport’s air traffic tower.

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The Plane That Crushed Hitler THE PLANE THAT CRUSHED HITLER'S DREAMS OF CONQUEST

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Nov 10, 2018

In the annals of World War II, one of the most famous airplanes is the British-developed Supermarine Spitfire, an agile, elliptical-wing fighter that has become synonymous with the Royal Air Force victory in the Battle of Britain. Thanks in large measure to news reports coming out of that battle, th...

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THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF CONCORDE THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF CONCORDE

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Nov 09, 2018

Whenever we think of the most iconic aircraft, what does spring to your mind? You’re imagining a lot of aircraft, but one of them is probably a Concorde. Its outlandish looks and the revolution that it brought to the aviation industry left a mark to this day.

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388th and 419th Fighter Wing Have Just Staged The F-35’s First Elephant Walk With 35 Lightning II Aircraft At Hill AFB 388TH AND 419TH FIGHTER WING HAVE JUST STAGED THE F-35’S FIRST ELEPHANT WALK WITH 35 LIGHTNING II AIRCRAFT AT HILL AFB

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Nov 09, 2018

according to the Hill Air Force Base FB page this is happening now: F-35A pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wing prepare for takeoff as part of a combat power exercise happening now the airbase in Utah. We can count as many as 35 F-35 Lightning II aircraft taxiing as part of what is usually du...

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Americans Will Be Able to Skip Long Lines at Heathrow Airport AMERICANS WILL BE ABLE TO SKIP LONG LINES AT HEATHROW AIRPORT

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Nov 09, 2018

Planning on traveling to London any time soon? Or maybe you’ll just be passing through Heathrow Airport on your way to another destination. If so, you might want to reschedule that trip. That’s because starting mid-2019, American travelers will be able to skip the immigration and passpor...

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5 Reasons You Should Be Using Airport Lounges 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD BE USING AIRPORT LOUNGES

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Nov 09, 2018

Years ago, you could carry as many bags on board as you wanted, free of charge. Years ago, you could recline your seat and not crush the passenger’s legs behind you. Years ago, you could arrive at the airport an hour in advance and usually not worry about missing your flight. Years ago &hellip...

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AIRSPACE CLASSIFICATIONS DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AIRSPACE CLASSIFICATIONS

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Nov 08, 2018

Knowing how the Federal Aviation Administration divides airspace is key to developing awareness and safe operation as a pilot. From the planning phase of a flight to requesting a landing clearance, paying attention to these divisions help ensure positive interactions with controllers and other pilot...

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VIRGIN AMERICA IS GONE, BUT ITS STYLE LIVES ON: FLYING AN ALASKA AIRLINES A321NEO VIRGIN AMERICA IS GONE, BUT ITS STYLE LIVES ON: FLYING AN ALASKA AIRLINES A321NEO

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Nov 08, 2018

Recently, America lost an airline. Well, sort of. The happy Eskimo on Alaska Airlines’ tail got hungry and decided to gobble up Virgin America, the relatively small but much beloved Bay Area-based carrier. As Alaska adopted the fleet and people of Redwood (Virgin America’s old callsign),...

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WHAT HAPPENED IN THE TRAGIC LEICESTER CITY HELICOPTER CRASH? WHAT HAPPENED IN THE TRAGIC LEICESTER CITY HELICOPTER CRASH?

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Nov 07, 2018

On the 27th of October, 2018 Leicester City played an English Premier League homegame against West Ham United. The game ended in a draw. Before the match, owner of Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, arrived in a helicopter to watch the football match. It was a usual sight for Leicester City f...

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Does the Navy Secretly Want the F-14 Tomcat Back? DOES THE NAVY SECRETLY WANT THE F-14 TOMCAT BACK?

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Nov 07, 2018

The Tomcat was an antiquated and unreliable beast in the late 1980s and it simply was not up to par during the 1990s and the early 2000s in terms of its avionics. The new sensor, data-link and propulsion technologies along with developments such as artificial intelligence mean that while a future NG...

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Delta, easyJet, and the Italian Government Show Interest in the Worst Airline Ever DELTA, EASYJET, AND THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT SHOW INTEREST IN THE WORST AIRLINE EVER

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Nov 06, 2018

The airline was living on borrowed time with cash infusions from the state, and there were big plans to sell it off to the highest bidder.  That process has taken far longer than anyone hoped, but we’re now one step closer thanks to real bids that have come in, including a surprising one,...

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BRAND NEW LION AIR BOEING 737-8 MAX: NEW VICTIMS, CRASH REASONS REVEALED BY BLACK BOX BRAND NEW LION AIR BOEING 737-8 MAX: NEW VICTIMS, CRASH REASONS REVEALED BY BLACK BOX

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Nov 06, 2018

After the recent Lion Air accident, there were lots of questions raised. The main one is why a brand new Boeing 737-8 MAX would crash just after it successfully took off from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.A Lion Air Boeing 737 plane, carrying 189 people on board, has reportedly crashed into the ...

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How Airline Marketing Can Rule The Age Of Enragement HOW AIRLINE MARKETING CAN RULE THE AGE OF ENRAGEMENT

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Nov 05, 2018

In order to be remarkable, it is important to understand the traveler of today. The silent traveler. The enraged traveler. Only then will airlines be able to win these customers over. Specifically, I had three tips for airlines to get started:There’s no “good enough. An airline can choos...

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Enstrom Artisans Build Helicopters with Personality ENSTROM ARTISANS BUILD HELICOPTERS WITH PERSONALITY

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Nov 05, 2018

Waggism, playful lightheartedness, is the last thing one would expect to see at a facility dedicated to the deadly serious business of building FAA-certificated aircraft. But then I met Sally, her name printed on an aluminum placard in red Sharpie on the wide end of a fixture used to build tail boom...

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New Flightradar24 ADS-B Receivers Activated in October 2018 NEW FLIGHTRADAR24 ADS-B RECEIVERS ACTIVATED IN OCTOBER 2018

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Nov 05, 2018

Each month we send out complete ADS-B receiver kits that include an ADS-B receiver, antennas, and all necessary cabling to qualified hosts. You can apply to host one of our receivers or easily build your own. The dozens of new Flightradar24-supplied receiver kits and the hundreds of home-built recei...

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Check Out This Awesome Sinister Looking MV-22 Osprey In Special Color Scheme At MCAS Miramar On Halloween CHECK OUT THIS AWESOME SINISTER LOOKING MV-22 OSPREY IN SPECIAL COLOR SCHEME AT MCAS MIRAMAR ON HALLOWEEN

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Nov 02, 2018

The photographs you can find in this post were taken on Oct. 31, 2018, at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. They show an MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft belonging to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 Evil Eyes in a new special color scheme prepared by Shayne Meder, aka Flygirlpai...

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Confessions Of An A-10 Pilot: What It’s Like To Fly A Cannon With Wings CONFESSIONS OF AN A-10 PILOT: WHAT IT’S LIKE TO FLY A CANNON WITH WINGS

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Nov 02, 2018

A close air support death machine that looks like the energy drink and dip-fueled daydream of a grunt turned aeronautical engineer who decided to make a giant cannon  the GAU-8 Avenger  and then slap some wings on it.

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EASYJET IS ABOUT TO MAKE ELECTRIC FLYING A REALITY EASYJET IS ABOUT TO MAKE ELECTRIC FLYING A REALITY

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Oct 31, 2018

EasyJet, together with Wright Electric, the manufacturer based in the USA, formed a partnership to make the electric aircraft. The planes are said to be battery-propelled and should carry out flights that are less than about two hours.

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5 Worst Fighter Aircraft of All Time 5 WORST FIGHTER AIRCRAFT OF ALL TIME

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Oct 30, 2018

Engineering a capable fighter plane is also a struggle. Relatively small changes in engine, armament, and airframe design can transform a clunker into an elite fighting machine; many of the best fighters in history were initially viewed askance by their pilots. But elite status rarely lasts for long...

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6 Interesting Preserved Airliners in Poland 6 INTERESTING PRESERVED AIRLINERS IN POLAND

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Oct 30, 2018

Looking at some of the interesting preserved airliners you may not have added to your log books yet, this time we consider those to be found in Poland.This former Polish Air Force aircraft is preserved at the ORLEN petrol station near Bobrek in southern Poland. It’s quite close to Katowice.

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CELEBRATING FAMILY DAY WITH UNITED AIRLINES CELEBRATING FAMILY DAY WITH UNITED AIRLINES

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Oct 30, 2018

In 1948, United Airlines established a maintenance base at San Francisco International Airport. Seventy years later, the place is still hard at work keeping the airline’s planes safe and in the air. Every year, United brings tens of thousands of its employees to the base for Family Day, and th...

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The Lion Air Disaster and the Public’s Crash-ination THE LION AIR DISASTER AND THE PUBLIC’S CRASH-INATION

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Oct 30, 2018

By now you’ve probably heard about the crash of Lion Air Flight 610. And you might have heard that there’s been speculation that the Boeing 737 Max crashed because the pilots were flummoxed by faulty readings on the plane’s instruments due to problems with the pitot-static system, ...

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ANALYZE THIS: WHEN AN AVIATION ‘DREAM’ GOES OFF THE RAILS ANALYZE THIS: WHEN AN AVIATION ‘DREAM’ GOES OFF THE RAILS

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Oct 30, 2018

Most readers of this blog know I sold my Piper Cherokee 235 in May 2016 after eight wonderful years of stewardship. I say “stewardship” and not “ownership” because “Katy” was technically a vintage airplane, and I think we never really own them so much as take care...

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Always Assume Your Cannon Is Loaded ALWAYS ASSUME YOUR CANNON IS LOADED

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Oct 29, 2018

A mechanic with the Belgian military accidentally fired the cannon on an airplane he was working on. It struck an F-16 fighter jet parked nearby, causing it to explode in flames.

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DEFYING THE PHYSICS: AEROBATIC AIR SHOWS DEFYING THE PHYSICS: AEROBATIC AIR SHOWS

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Oct 26, 2018

Loops, spins, barrel rolls, free falling and death defying maneuvers that is everyday reality for aerobatic flying pilots. Air forces, navies and even private organizations often compose the teams of such performances.

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WILD RIDE WILD RIDE

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Oct 25, 2018

The X-3 was designed to fly at speeds up to Mach 2. The aircraft was approximately 67 feet in length and had a wing span on the order of 23 feet. Aircraft gross take-off weight was 23,840 pounds.

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2018 Plane of the Year: The Mooney Ovation Ultra 2018 PLANE OF THE YEAR: THE MOONEY OVATION ULTRA

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Oct 24, 2018

This marks the third year of our Plane & Pilot Plane of the Year recognition for the most impressive design in light GA, and as we knew when we launched the award, new designs in light aviation are not as common as they used to be.

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ARE AIRPORTS MISSING A TRICK BY FAILING TO EMBRACE INTELLIGENT DATA? ARE AIRPORTS MISSING A TRICK BY FAILING TO EMBRACE INTELLIGENT DATA?

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Oct 23, 2018

Budgets within the aviation industry are seemingly getting smaller and 70% of the world’s airports fail to make profit, writes Kristian Budolfsen. But given than flying has never been so popular, surely something isn’t adding up? Within 20 years the number of air passengers is set to rea...

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Information You May Not Know About Aircraft Escrow INFORMATION YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT AIRCRAFT ESCROW

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Oct 22, 2018

An aircraft transaction is not like purchasing and selling other products. It is a lot different than the normal transactions. And, in the U.S., all the processes associated with an aircraft are handled and monitored by the FAA. Hence, whatever is your decision, selling or purchasing one, you have t...

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2018 Culpeper Air Fest 2018 CULPEPER AIR FEST

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Oct 21, 2018

Flying activities kicked off with an impressive display of remote control aircraft. These handmade planes are fun to watch, especially the flying lawnmower. Only in America can you see a lawn mower. Aerial performers, from the nearby Flying Circus Airshow, started the piloted show with a patriotic p...

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Why Russia WHY RUSSIA'S S-400 IS NO JOKE

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Oct 20, 2018

The S-400 is one of the most controversial missiles in the world currently. The United States has imposed economic sanctions on countries simply for buying the system, but many of the world’s powers are interested in it, with India signing deals in September 2018 and China in April 2018. But w...

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VAPOR TRAILS EXPLAINED: HERE ARE SOME STUNNING IMAGES VAPOR TRAILS EXPLAINED: HERE ARE SOME STUNNING IMAGES

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Oct 19, 2018

These photos of plumes of air billowing from the back ends of aircraft may seem like a cause for concern, especially when they are a bright red in color. But the images actually show spinning vapor trails created by cold air circulating around the wing. Moreover, as the number of planes in the sky i...

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AIR AMBULANCE FLIGHTS – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THESE LIFE-SAVING MISSIONS AIR AMBULANCE FLIGHTS – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THESE LIFE-SAVING MISSIONS

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Oct 18, 2018

In the business aviation industry, we often talk about critical missions. Nothing embodies the required sense of urgency more than an international air ambulance flight when success or failure could literally mean life or death. Here’s what business aviation operators need to know about these ...

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Can You Take Staplers or Pencil Sharpeners on Airplanes? CAN YOU TAKE STAPLERS OR PENCIL SHARPENERS ON AIRPLANES?

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Oct 17, 2018

As any person who has been on an airplane knows, there are a lot of restrictions on what you can and cannot take on airplanes. From liquids to container sizes, traveling by plane can be overwhelming. Though, of course, it’s all for safety purposes. What if you’re a traveling teacher, bus...

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DREAMING OF BECOMING A PILOT? WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU DREAMING OF BECOMING A PILOT? WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU

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Oct 17, 2018

There will be FREE food for about the first 40 people to arrive, starting at 6pm. Hangar flying until 7pm. The meeting officially starts at 7pm. There will be representatives present from Long Beach ATCT, Airport Operations, and Security, as appropriate.

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History Proves Taking on the U.S. Navy Is a Really Bad Idea HISTORY PROVES TAKING ON THE U.S. NAVY IS A REALLY BAD IDEA

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Oct 17, 2018

As long as Congress provides the Navy with sufficient and stable funding to rebuild and modernize the fleet, its sailors will continue to adapt and employ their ships, submarines, and aircraft with new tactics to overcome these new challenges just as they have for 243 years.

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Su-27 fighter jet crashed in Ukraine SU-27 FIGHTER JET CRASHED IN UKRAINE

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Oct 16, 2018

A Ukrainian Air Force Su-27UB fighter jet crashed in Ukraine on Tuesday, local law officials said.A Ukrainian Su-27UB fighter jet has crashed during a joint large-scale aviation exercise Clear Sky 2018. Two people were on board the aircraft.The accident occurred at around 5:00 PM local time on Oct. ...

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Premier Turbo Dakota PREMIER TURBO DAKOTA

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Oct 16, 2018

When Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Premier Aircraft Sales introduced its Premier Edition Piper Dakota in late 2017, the company was understandably curious to see how the market would respond. In theory, there would be great interest. The idea was compelling: By taking low-time PA-28-235 airframes a...

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Mississippi aerospace firm shares in $25.5B contract MISSISSIPPI AEROSPACE FIRM SHARES IN $25.5B CONTRACT

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Oct 15, 2018

The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, announced the contractwith Vertex Aerospace and six other companies on Thursday.Vertex, based in Madison, overhauls and distributes parts for military aircraft and ground vehicles.Private equity firm American Industrial Pa...

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Aero Vodochody rolls out first L-39NG aircraft AERO VODOCHODY ROLLS OUT FIRST L-39NG AIRCRAFT

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Oct 13, 2018

The L-39NG project is demonstrating that industrial capabilities are still present in the Czech Republic. It is important that the Government supports this project, which will contribute to Czech export by high technological value. It strengthens competitiveness of Czech industry.

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Hacking airplanes: Overcoming key security challenges that could ground the aviation industry HACKING AIRPLANES: OVERCOMING KEY SECURITY CHALLENGES THAT COULD GROUND THE AVIATION INDUSTRY

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Oct 12, 2018

The aviation industry is no more immune to critical cyber security risks than any other industry. That’s quite unsettling when you consider what the implications of a malicious attack on an airplane full of people could mean.

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TRIPLE SONIC GREAT WHITE BIRD TRIPLE SONIC GREAT WHITE BIRD

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Oct 11, 2018

Fifty-three years ago this month, the USAF/North American XB-70A Valkyrie reached three times the speed of sound for the first time. This historic aviation achievement took place on the 18th anniversary of the breaking of the sound barrier by the USAF/Bell XS-1. When it comes to legendary aircraft, ...

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The Last Flight of the World’s First 777 THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE WORLD’S FIRST 777

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Oct 10, 2018

The iconic 777-200 prototype, call sign B-HNL, flew from Cathay Pacific’s home airport in Hong Kong to Tucson, Arizona on September 18. It will take its place alongside 350 other legendary aircraft in the Pima Air and Space Museum in Arizona and in the history books. The airplane logged 20,519...

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WHO SAID WAITING AT THE AIRPORT HAS TO BE BORING? WHO SAID WAITING AT THE AIRPORT HAS TO BE BORING?

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Oct 10, 2018

For most of us, travelling by air is pretty exciting up until we have to wait at the airport for hours. Luckily, some of the airports and airlines decided to do something about it. Bored Panda has created a list of the interesting things at airports that help the passengers to get through the waitin...

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LIFE AS A CARGO PILOT LIFE AS A CARGO PILOT

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Oct 10, 2018

What is the difference between flying passengers and flying cargo?’ Since I made the move from flying passengers in a Boeing 737-800 in Europe, to flying the Boeing 747-400 and -8 freighter, this is the question I get asked the most on myInstagram. I passed my initial line check on the Boeing ...

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AIR TRAFFIC: 18 INCREDIBLE PHOTOS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD AIR TRAFFIC: 18 INCREDIBLE PHOTOS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD

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Oct 09, 2018

We are used to sight of airplanes taking off. We see them when we raise our eyes to the sky, we notice pretty photos on our social media accounts but never like this Photos of airplanes are impressive as they are but can you imagine seeing the picture of couple of dozens airplanes taking off at the ...

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Data Showing Navy DATA SHOWING NAVY'S POOR AVIATION SAFETY RECORD DISAPPEARS FROM WEBSITE

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Oct 09, 2018

U.S. Navy aviation mishaps have risen 82 percent over the last 5 years. Meanwhile, the Navy is withdrawing aviation safety data that once were available to the public.As recently as January 22, the Naval Safety Center website included "detailed summaries of accidents, data on accidents by aircr...

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Would You Jump Out Of An Airplane  Without A Backup Parachute? WOULD YOU JUMP OUT OF AN AIRPLANE WITHOUT A BACKUP PARACHUTE?

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Oct 08, 2018

I know I wouldn’t.  But I wouldn’t jump out of an airplane with a half dozen chutes – all of them already open upon departure.  Leaping out of a perfectly good airplane  ain’t my thing.But it is the thing for lots and lots of people.  Do they jump with but...

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Lake Michigan Training Saves Combat Vets LAKE MICHIGAN TRAINING SAVES COMBAT VETS

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Oct 08, 2018

If there is a long forgotten annex that has preserved World War II combat veterans for eventual display at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, it is Lake Michigan. Without the inevitable accidents that occur when new naval aviators are learning to land on an aircraft carrier, we would not now be ...

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A SOLID FIRST HALF A SOLID FIRST HALF

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Oct 07, 2018

An airplane sales campaign can stretch out over months, if not years. So it can be tough to judge our sales success based on the results of a quarter or even a half.But as we updated Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website this morning with the results from June, we‎ get a picture of a pret...

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Hunting the Wind HUNTING THE WIND

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Oct 07, 2018

Pan Am’s innovative flying clipper airline service flew for a short several years but what innovation, romanticism and foundation setting in that brief but spectacular time! As this powerful book describes so well Juan Trippe did not just evolve an airline providing a previously unknown servic...

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FREEDOM OF FLYING: IF HUMANS COULD FLY FREEDOM OF FLYING: IF HUMANS COULD FLY

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Oct 05, 2018

Freedom of flying has always inspired and fascinated people. For ages people would look up to the sky and notice birds and, lately, airplanes roaming free across the sky and feel the desire to fly and just feel free. Thanks to modern technologies, individuals are finally able to experience and see t...

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6 Things to Know About California Pacific Airlines 6 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CALIFORNIA PACIFIC AIRLINES

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Oct 05, 2018

California Pacific is a new airline that started in the spring of 2018 in the west and is now expanding service over the next few months. It will start flying out of Carlsbad, California, in November 2018. It currently operates daily service out of Denver.

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MAYDAY CALL: UNITED AIRLINES FINALLY LANDS AFTER EMERGENCY ONBOARD MAYDAY CALL: UNITED AIRLINES FINALLY LANDS AFTER EMERGENCY ONBOARD

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Oct 04, 2018

Flight UA839 with 194 people onboard, finally reached its destination. The plane took off from Los Angeles and landed in Sydney after 15-hour flight. The pilot informed about mechanical issues onboard and in a mayday call to Sydney airport.

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How the jet travel era began in earnest  60 years ago HOW THE JET TRAVEL ERA BEGAN IN EARNEST 60 YEARS AGO

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Oct 04, 2018

While jet travel was nothing particularly new by 1958, the launch of services between the USA and Europe in October that year by the UK's BOAC and US airline icon Pan Am is the true legacy of what the airline industry represents today. Prior to 1958, the industry's foray into jet services ha...

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WHAT FULLER AIRPLANES MEAN FOR OUR INDUSTRY WHAT FULLER AIRPLANES MEAN FOR OUR INDUSTRY

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Oct 04, 2018

A decade ago, the annual passenger load factor was 76 percent. This year, we’re on track to again exceed 81 percent. Five percentage points are significant when we are dealing with nearly 10 trillion in annual available seat kilometers. By maintaining a load factor of 81 percent vs. 76 percent...

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WHY WE WILL NEVER FLY AIR ASIA AGAIN WHY WE WILL NEVER FLY AIR ASIA AGAIN

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Oct 04, 2018

Air Asia X, known as the budget airline, saved us $600. Air Asia is really not that bad, it’s just not for us, flying with small children. I flew Air Asia X last year to Kuala Lumpur and was relatively happy. But, I was flying solo – a completely different flying experience.

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NEW AIRBUS SEATS WILL KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR HABITS ON BOARD NEW AIRBUS SEATS WILL KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR HABITS ON BOARD

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Oct 03, 2018

Airlines are developing new strategies to increase the comfort of their passengers and to make flights more tolerable. Virtual reality headsets for the flight attendants are already introduced. But lately, Airbus announced one more feature that includes a new design and will change the travel routin...

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JetBlue Announces Basic Economy Option JETBLUE ANNOUNCES BASIC ECONOMY OPTION

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Oct 03, 2018

These days, it seems like every airline is rolling out a basic economy option: a lowest-possible fare that cuts back on perks like seat selection, legroom and a free carry-on bag. Enter JetBlue’s foray into the basic economy market: A new option tentatively called Blue Save is set to roll out ...

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How Early Should You Arrive at the Airport? HOW EARLY SHOULD YOU ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT?

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s cut to the chase: nobody likes missing a fight or waiting for countless hours until flight time. While two hours might seem like plenty, you may want to add 30 minutes depending on the time of the year. During busy holiday days, customs screening can translate to longer lines.

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AEROMEXICO CRASH IN DURANGO WITH 103 ON BOARD AEROMEXICO CRASH IN DURANGO WITH 103 ON BOARD

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Oct 03, 2018

An Aeromexico airliner with 103 people on board had crashed soon after takeoff. All passengers are reportedly safe with with only minor injuries and 2 passengers in critical condition. The reason of the crash is still on hold.

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PRIMERA AIR FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY AND LEAVES THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS ABANDONED PRIMERA AIR FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY AND LEAVES THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS ABANDONED

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Oct 02, 2018

The night of 1st of October was final for Scandinavian low-cost airline Primera Air. The company canceled all flights and filed for bankruptcy after 14 years. At the moment, passengers who purchased airline tickets are stuck in the airports. The airline also sent the messages for the passengers not ...

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WANT TO PURCHASE AN AIRCRAFT? THESE 8 STEPS WILL HELP YOU WANT TO PURCHASE AN AIRCRAFT? THESE 8 STEPS WILL HELP YOU

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Oct 01, 2018

You have to know that there will a lot of expenses. There will be documents, licenses, insurance, aircraft fuel, accessories for the safety and more. But the main things are the aircraft purchase price and operating costs.

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Hyper Focus on New Risk Detracts from Other Risks HYPER FOCUS ON NEW RISK DETRACTS FROM OTHER RISKS

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Oct 01, 2018

I’m sure many of you have watched the videos and heard the air traffic control tower audio of the audacious commandeering of a Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on the evening of August 10.  If you haven’t heard the full audio, you real...

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Airline collectibles show to be held at Delta museum AIRLINE COLLECTIBLES SHOW TO BE HELD AT DELTA MUSEUM

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Sep 28, 2018

Airline paraphernalia from all over the world will be for sale Oct. 1 during the 30th annual Atlanta Airlines Collectibles Show. The one-day event is at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta. Delta Air Lines has hosted the show for a decade. CONTRIBUTED BY DELTA AIR LINES

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DRAMATIC FOOTAGE OF CROSSWIND LANDING AT BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT DRAMATIC FOOTAGE OF CROSSWIND LANDING AT BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT

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Sep 27, 2018

Flying can be scary sometimes. Especially, when the storm is approaching. This is exactly what happened at Birmingham Airport earlier this week. The dramatic crosswind landing took everyone’s attention. Air France Airbus tried to land but instead, it turned sideways and after bumpy fly, aborte...

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FINAL FLIGHT: BELL X-2, SHIP 1 FINAL FLIGHT: BELL X-2, SHIP 1

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Sep 27, 2018

Sixty-two years ago today, the No. 1 USAF/Bell X-2 rocket-powered flight research aircraft reached a record speed of 2,094 mph with USAF Captain Milburn G. Mel Apt at the controls. However, triumph quickly turned to tragedy when the aircraft departed controlled flight, crashed to destruction, and Ap...

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Airlines Raked in Nearly $30 Billion in Non-Ticket Revenue in 2017 AIRLINES RAKED IN NEARLY $30 BILLION IN NON-TICKET REVENUE IN 2017

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Sep 27, 2018

Shopping for airfares, once a reasonably straightforward affair, is straightforward no more. Fees for extra legroom, checked bags, on-board Wi-Fi and meals, along with the explosion of complicated points programs, have made it ever harder to get an apples-to-apples comparison of the real cost of a p...

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Flying And Building The Titan T-51D Mustang FLYING AND BUILDING THE TITAN T-51D MUSTANG

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Sep 27, 2018

Few aircraft capture the imagination like the iconic North American P-51D Mustang. Its elegant lines, aggressive stance and unique sound are so universally recognized that its presence stops even the least-aviation-oriented people in their tracks to appreciate its beauty. 

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Viruses on a Plane: What Emirates Flight EK203 Teaches Us VIRUSES ON A PLANE: WHAT EMIRATES FLIGHT EK203 TEACHES US

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Sep 27, 2018

Even before Emirates flight EK203 arrived in New York on September 5 carrying dozens of ill passengers, the crisis response was underway. Crew members alerted authorities about the sick travelers from the air. Health officials dispatched an emergency response team with mobile diagnostic equipment to...

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PILOT REVEALS 23 WORD CODES AND THEIR MEANINGS PILOT REVEALS 23 WORD CODES AND THEIR MEANINGS

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Sep 26, 2018

When flying onboard, we hear how the crew communicates in words that intrigues us and creates a mystery inside the airplane. One pilot decided to explain what those codes mean. Some of them might surprise you.

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Can DHS Shoot Down Citizen Drones? CAN DHS SHOOT DOWN CITIZEN DRONES?

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Sep 26, 2018

A lot of legislative lunacy is happening in Congress week and it's not getting enough media attention in the midst of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation circus. Today the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a measure that would give the Department of Homeland Security power to shoot d...

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American Airlines Tries Hard, But Is It Enough? AMERICAN AIRLINES TRIES HARD, BUT IS IT ENOUGH?

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Sep 25, 2018

American Airlines has arguably done the best it could in the past few quarters to deliver decent financial results.But despite the efforts, I continue to see it as perhaps the most fragile and least enticing investment vehicle within its Big 3 peer group.Given the bloated cost structure and heaviest...

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Why Runaway Planes Happen WHY RUNAWAY PLANES HAPPEN

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Sep 25, 2018

So far as I can figure, I’ve done about half dozen things in my life that I should not have survived, and, no, even though I have done both a few times, running marathons or climbing thousand-foot-tall granite walls are not on the list. The things I did and survived weren’t the ones wher...

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How Three Passionate Designers Made History at the U.S. Air Force HOW THREE PASSIONATE DESIGNERS MADE HISTORY AT THE U.S. AIR FORCE

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Sep 25, 2018

The original request Maureen and her team received was to create a website to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Air Force. It was an opportunity to pay tribute to the innovation and service of thousands of men and women over the years. The creative team was asked to show the organization’s hi...

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30 PASSENGERS START BLEEDING ON BOARD WHEN CABIN CREW FORGETS TO SET AIR PRESSURE 30 PASSENGERS START BLEEDING ON BOARD WHEN CABIN CREW FORGETS TO SET AIR PRESSURE

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Sep 24, 2018

Most of the population of the world is afraid of flying. Every time they are on board, the inner voice is telling to be calm and that nothing will happen. And we always count on the cabin crew. But this Jet Airways flight made doubts after the cabin crew forgot to set the air pressure and passengers...

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Dream Planes, Deposits and Disappointment DREAM PLANES, DEPOSITS AND DISAPPOINTMENT

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Sep 21, 2018

I’ve been fascinated by the trials and tribulations of Tesla, the electric car maker famous and infamous for its cars capabilities and limitations. A high-profile crash while one of its vehicles was being driven on autopilot in Florida raised concerns about the readiness of the auto-drive feat...

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IATA Electronic Dangerous Goods Declaration INFr8 IATA ELECTRONIC DANGEROUS GOODS DECLARATION INFR8

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Sep 19, 2018

For the most part, the dangerous goods world is one of the few industries that still heavily relies on using paper documentations, specifically when it comes to shipping declarations. In one of my previous blogs, we talked about DG AutoCheck which is simply a system IATA unveiled that digitally chec...

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F-107A First Flight F-107A FIRST FLIGHT

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Sep 19, 2018

The F-107A was designed, developed and tested by North American Aviation in the mid-1950’s. With it, the contractor hoped to satisfy Tactical Air Command ’s need for a frontline fighter-bomber. However, Republic Aircraft also had a candidate for the same role; the F-105 Thunder Chief.

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Marine Corps to Fly Osprey to 2060, Prep Aircraft for Future Wars MARINE CORPS TO FLY OSPREY TO 2060, PREP AIRCRAFT FOR FUTURE WARS

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Sep 18, 2018

The Marine Corps is accelerating a massive modernization and readiness overhaul of its MV-22 Osprey to upgrade sensors, add weapons, sustain the fleet and broaden the mission scope -- as part of an effort to extend the life of the aircraft to 2060.

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The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 71st Birthday Today THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE CELEBRATES ITS 71ST BIRTHDAY TODAY

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Sep 18, 2018

The United States Air Force turns 71 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a new branch of the U.S. military. Gen. Carl A. Spaatz became the USAF’s first chief of staff eight days...

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Internet of wings: the rise of aerospace 4.0 INTERNET OF WINGS: THE RISE OF AEROSPACE 4.0

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Sep 18, 2018

Aerospace, by its nature, has to take a conservative approach to new technologies. Failure at 30,000 feet has consequences not commonly found in other engineering sectors, and a low tolerance of risk is inevitable. As a result, the aerospace industry has perhaps not enjoyed the same benefits of digi...

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PARANOIA PAYS OFF PARANOIA PAYS OFF

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Sep 17, 2018

Normally, paranoia is considered unhealthy. As it pertains to flying, however, in my experience a moderate dose can keep the doctor away much like the proverbial apple. It’ll keep the FAA, NTSB, and unemployment line at arm’s length as well.

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FEMALE PILOTS: ROLE MODELS AND INSPIRATION FOR YOUNG GIRLS FEMALE PILOTS: ROLE MODELS AND INSPIRATION FOR YOUNG GIRLS

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Sep 14, 2018

Women in the aviation industry are in high demand. More females are choosing their career as a pilot and inspire young girls. Breaking the stereotype that only males can fly aircraft, women are stepping into the industry with head high. They are the role models for young girls.

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TOP 5 AIRPORTS OF THE FUTURE: FROM MESMERISING ROOFTOPS TO VIRTUAL REALITY TOP 5 AIRPORTS OF THE FUTURE: FROM MESMERISING ROOFTOPS TO VIRTUAL REALITY

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Sep 12, 2018

Future is making humankind curious about every aspect of life. We are seeking for something mystical, try to explore and gain as much knowledge as we can. From movies about the future and predictions to real life futuristic products and experiences. One of those experiences is the ability to fly. An...

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Longest runway at Sea-Tac Airport will be closed until December LONGEST RUNWAY AT SEA-TAC AIRPORT WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL DECEMBER

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Sep 12, 2018

The closure is not expected to cause major delays as the other two runways will be used during the construction, however, weather can cause potential delays, the Port said. The Port has been working with our airline partners to make the adjustment as seamless as possible.

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Forget the F-35: This Is the Plane the Air Force Desperately Needs FORGET THE F-35: THIS IS THE PLANE THE AIR FORCE DESPERATELY NEEDS

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Sep 12, 2018

The KC 46 is entering service in the nick of time. In an era in which great power competition has re-emerged as the primary focus of U.S. national security planning, the demands on air mobility assets overall, but refueling tankers, in particular, are certain to increase.

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Battling Crosswinds BATTLING CROSSWINDS

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Sep 12, 2018

Land being the valuable commodity that it is, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find an airport offering a choice of runway directions other than the two alternate ends of a single strip of pavement. And so, more often than not, we’ll be faced with exercising our crosswind takeoff...

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ANALYSIS: Why fuller ANALYSIS: WHY FULLER 'BIG DATA' BENEFITS REMAIN UNREALISED

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Sep 10, 2018

United Airlines executive Tom Romanowski envisions a day when the voluminous sensor data generated by modern aircraft flows in real time to his team's data-crunching computers. At that point perhaps only then airlines may finally begin achieving the broad, long-sought-after operational benefits ...

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Aviation Medical – What to expect AVIATION MEDICAL – WHAT TO EXPECT

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Sep 09, 2018

Getting your medical is essential for your flight training and can be a daunting process especially when going for your first one. Today we discuss what to expect and how you can go about organising your medical.Your Class One Medical will be done by a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner or DAME fo...

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8 THINGS THAT WILL IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR FLIGHT AND WILL SAVE YOU TIME 8 THINGS THAT WILL IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR FLIGHT AND WILL SAVE YOU TIME

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Sep 07, 2018

For most of us, traveling gives joy. From the minute we start planning to the moment we reach our destination. We search for the best flight deals and book them in advance to avoid higher costs. But if you are traveling together with a family, that might be challenging. And if you are traveling alon...

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MYSTERIOUS SICKNESS ON BOARD. WHAT HAPPENED ON THESE FLIGHTS? MYSTERIOUS SICKNESS ON BOARD. WHAT HAPPENED ON THESE FLIGHTS?

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Sep 06, 2018

Mysteries can be wonderful and intriguing. But most of the time they bring up many questions. And what happened on these flights is a mystery itself. In one week two flights had an emergency landing when sickness attacked passengers on board. One airplane departed from Dubai and landed in JFK Airpor...

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MYSTERIOUS SICKNESS ON BOARD. WHAT HAPPENED ON THESE FLIGHTS? MYSTERIOUS SICKNESS ON BOARD. WHAT HAPPENED ON THESE FLIGHTS?

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Sep 06, 2018

Mysteries can be wonderful and intriguing. But most of the time they bring up many questions. And what happened on these flights is a mystery itself. In one week two flights had an emergency landing when sickness attacked passengers on board. One airplane departed from Dubai and landed in JFK Airpor...

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This Picture Is the Air Force THIS PICTURE IS THE AIR FORCE'S WORST NIGHTMARE

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Sep 02, 2018

If push comes to shove, the Su-35 could feature prominently in any Chinese attempt to subdue Taiwan. The Flanker-E is arguably the PLAAF’s most capable fighter apart from the Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter, which is not likely to fully operational yet even if it has achieved some level of operat...

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Russia RUSSIA'S NAVY JUST MERGED A BOAT AND A PLANE THAT CAN FIRE MISSILES

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Sep 01, 2018

The Orlan is a ground effect vehicle, or GEV also known as a wing-in-ground-effect craft, which has characteristics of both a ship and aircraft. Russia will be developing the missile-equipped craft by 2027, under the latest ten-year defense plan, according to Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov.

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TOP 5 AVIATION INFLUENCERS YOU SHOULD FOLLOW NOW TOP 5 AVIATION INFLUENCERS YOU SHOULD FOLLOW NOW

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Aug 31, 2018

If you turn to social media for inspiration from aviation you should be familiar with Instagram and influencers. The platform is gaining popularity in the aviation industry and the content is more valuable than ever. First Officers and captains use this platform to show the life of a pilot from thei...

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New Boutique Air Route Earns Miles With United Airlines NEW BOUTIQUE AIR ROUTE EARNS MILES WITH UNITED AIRLINES

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Aug 30, 2018

Boutique Air, a commuter carrier that is a partner of United Airlines, has started offering flights to beautiful Telluride, Colorado. Boutique Air has private flights that seat eight to nine passengers from more than 25 locations. One of the key luxuries of using a private or charter service is skip...

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Where will Boeing build the next new airplane? WHERE WILL BOEING BUILD THE NEXT NEW AIRPLANE?

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Aug 30, 2018

Boeing is considering whether to launch a new airplane program dubbed the New Mid-Market Airplane.  Will it be built in Washington or somewhere else?  The competition is already fierce from all corners of the country and beyond.

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Air Canada: Why Your Passport May Have Been Spied AIR CANADA: WHY YOUR PASSPORT MAY HAVE BEEN SPIED

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Aug 30, 2018

Canadian aviation industry alerts customers to a potential spy into their personal details with it, as it claims its mobile data application was recently breached. Customers of the renowned Air Canada have been alerted by the airline operator on recent infractions it suffered on its mobile applicati...

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FLYING JUMP SEAT IN THE EMBRAER E190-E2 FLYING JUMP SEAT IN THE EMBRAER E190-E2

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Aug 30, 2018

I have to admit that it is not always easy keeping up with all aspects of the airline business. I knew Embraer was in process of upgrading their E-Jet family called E2, as it’s the second generation, but I wasn’t sure what that really meant (I am sure LED lighting might have been involve...

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Ukraine seeking to buy modern air defense system from US UKRAINE SEEKING TO BUY MODERN AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM FROM US

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Aug 29, 2018

Ukraine has requested to official Washington for a possible sale of air defense systems worth $ 750 million for one unit, if necessary at least three appropriate military complexes for the Ukrainian army, The ambassador added that the relevant request was voiced at the senior and high level, namely ...

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Quest Kodiak Series II: Power Unleashed QUEST KODIAK SERIES II: POWER UNLEASHED

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Aug 29, 2018

Some planes are simply misunderstood no matter what direction they’re approached from. That is, no matter what kind of pilot experience or aircraft ownership background the person has, they don’t seem to get what the plane is all about, that is, until they fly it. Even though it’s ...

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NEPAL PLANE CRASH: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PILOT? NEPAL PLANE CRASH: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PILOT?

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Aug 29, 2018

Nepal’s investigators are now busier than ever. On August 27th a plane crashed in Kathmandu that killed 51 passengers. But the biggest mystery is what happened to the pilot and why he acted so unprofessional?

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Aviation Test Equipment Market Global Driving Directions 2018 AVIATION TEST EQUIPMENT MARKET GLOBAL DRIVING DIRECTIONS 2018

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Aug 27, 2018

Global Aviation Test Equipment Market research report 2018 states as an extensive guide to offer the latest industry trends. Like Aviation Test Equipment market share, opportunities, development, size, and drivers. The objective of the Aviation Test Equipment report is to represent the impending mar...

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There’s Much More to Formation Flying Than You Probably Think THERE’S MUCH MORE TO FORMATION FLYING THAN YOU PROBABLY THINK

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Aug 27, 2018

The pilot of the Mustang from which the video was captured, Scott “Scooter” Yoak, provided some great inside Mustang information and explained a great deal about formation flight and the discipline it takes to pull it off. four-ship formation flight was captured in HD video with ICS audi...

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6 Reasons why you should consider a career in Aviation 6 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A CAREER IN AVIATION

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Aug 26, 2018

As you may know, we are currently experiencing a Global Pilot Shortage. It has been well documented on various news platforms but for those new to the topic- Aircraft manufacturer Boeing released a report mid-2017 estimating a need for 637,000 new commercial pilots, globally, over the next 20 years....

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Fear of flying – My 10 tips to become a more relaxed flyer FEAR OF FLYING – MY 10 TIPS TO BECOME A MORE RELAXED FLYER

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Aug 25, 2018

In this article, I want to help you as much as possible to get over that fear which is also known as aviophobia. I hope that my personal words as a pilot are more persuasive than of a third person who is not involved in the aviation industry as much as I am.

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Ukraine demonstrated unique Mi-14 helicopters evacuated from Crimea UKRAINE DEMONSTRATED UNIQUE MI-14 HELICOPTERS EVACUATED FROM CRIMEA

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Aug 24, 2018

The 10th Naval Aviation Brigade of the Ukrainian Navy took part at a massive military parade in Kyiv on 24 August. Four Mi-14 maritime helicopters of the 10th Naval Aviation Brigade alongside Ukrainian combat aircraft have been taking part in a flypast over Kyiv to mark the Independence Day on Augus...

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X-15 FLIGHT 91 X-15 FLIGHT 91

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Aug 22, 2018

The XLR-99 was run at 100 percent power for 85.8 seconds with burnout occurring around 176,000 feet on the way uphill. Maximum velocity achieved was 3,794 miles per hour which translates to Mach 5.58 at the burnout altitude. Following burnout of the XLR-99, Walker’s X-15 gained an additional 1...

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THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOUR FLIGHT WAS DELAYED OR CANCELED THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOUR FLIGHT WAS DELAYED OR CANCELED

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Aug 22, 2018

On August 17, in Paranaque City, Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 slid of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport runway. The accident led to many canceled flights. All 157 passengers and 8 crew members were stuck in the NAIA airport with other travelers.

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Aircraft Title Insurance: Is It Imperative? AIRCRAFT TITLE INSURANCE: IS IT IMPERATIVE?

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Aug 22, 2018

Researching the aircraft, getting the right one, registering it under the FAA, each step is important but not enough to fly your aircraft in U.S. airspace. Like all other assets in your possession, an aircraft title also needs insurance. Here, in this article, we will discuss the insurance of an air...

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THE CAPTURER OF EXTRAORDINARY AS365N3 HELICOPTER THE CAPTURER OF EXTRAORDINARY AS365N3 HELICOPTER

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Aug 21, 2018

An AS365N3 Dauphin II helicopter with a nickname “Blue Thunder” emerged from nowhere in Kirkstone Pass, the English Lake District of County Cumbria. The fog was everywhere and how did the helicopter show up there is a mystery.

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EVACUATION IN RYANAIR AIRCRAFT AFTER PHONE CATCHES FIRE ONBOARD EVACUATION IN RYANAIR AIRCRAFT AFTER PHONE CATCHES FIRE ONBOARD

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Aug 21, 2018

Traveling is a part of the vacation process. Most of the time the worst that can happen is the delayed flight. But sometimes the heat appears to be not the beach and sun heat but far more concerning. The one, that can be caused by electronic devices and leads to evacuation.

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THE DARKEST HOUR: A RECAP OF THE THUNDER MOUNTAIN SAR THE DARKEST HOUR: A RECAP OF THE THUNDER MOUNTAIN SAR

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Aug 21, 2018

The aircraft’s ELT was the first indication that something was amiss. Shortly following the accident, the improbable occurred: A satellite phone call was made by the pilot. Though exact details remain mysterious,

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Stratolaunch Announces a New Fleet of Launch Vehicles STRATOLAUNCH ANNOUNCES A NEW FLEET OF LAUNCH VEHICLES

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Aug 20, 2018

The world’s largest airplane, the Scaled Composites Model 351 Stratoalunch, is in the news again. The ginormous aircraft hasn’t really changed or done anything especially noteworthy since its successful low-speed taxi tests back in December of 2017.

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AN ELECTRIC-POWERED AIRPLANE MIGHT BE A DISTANT FUTURE AFTER ALL AN ELECTRIC-POWERED AIRPLANE MIGHT BE A DISTANT FUTURE AFTER ALL

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Aug 20, 2018

In 2016 we saw how the plane is powered by a solar energy and in 2017 we were introduced with the idea of electric-powered jets. Zero emission jet was planned to be the future of aviation and it was predicted to be here by 2022

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Where Can I Fly My Drone? A Primer on Canadian Airspace WHERE CAN I FLY MY DRONE? A PRIMER ON CANADIAN AIRSPACE

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Aug 20, 2018

While airports and airspace often go hand in hand, there are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about where airspace exists and what it means. Let’s take a look at the classes of airspace and then talk about what it means for you as a drone pilot. Firstly, airspace in Canada is given a...

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Uber pilots airline selection for airport drop-offs UBER PILOTS AIRLINE SELECTION FOR AIRPORT DROP-OFFS

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Aug 20, 2018

Uber says it is launching a pilot project at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, allowing passengers to select their airline in the app when taking the ride-hailing service to the airport. Doing so will “help riders have more accurate pricing” and estimated time of arrival, accordi...

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Time to stop Jet from going the Kingfisher way TIME TO STOP JET FROM GOING THE KINGFISHER WAY

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Aug 19, 2018

While company management sends out notes saying things are fine, financially the airline is in distress. As a major player, Jet Airways’ problems are a sign of deeper trouble in the aviation sector. This warped cost structure is at the core of Jet’s problems that have accumulated over th...

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Air travel with a personal touch AIR TRAVEL WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH

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Aug 19, 2018

Numerous entities are now jostling to position their concepts for what seems to be a growing new market for urban-area, airborne taxis or personal air vehicles, sometimes called on-demand aviation, that promises to lift you above congested ground traffic.

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THE INTERNET ON-BOARD AND WHY WE NEED EAN CONNECTION THE INTERNET ON-BOARD AND WHY WE NEED EAN CONNECTION

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Aug 18, 2018

If some time ago you were able to say “Sorry, I was on a plane without the internet” now it is not an excuse anymore. Airlines are offering faster and cheaper Wi-Fi and you are able to finish your work on-board! But there is also an EAN emerging which can change the internet connection e...

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Open Skies Brings Israel and Europe Closer Together OPEN SKIES BRINGS ISRAEL AND EUROPE CLOSER TOGETHER

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Aug 18, 2018

Five years have passed since the launch of The Open Skies Agreement between Israel and Europe which has transformed the way Israeli’s travel abroad and has brought millions of new visitors to the country.

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Do airline crew have an elevated risk of thyroid cancer? DO AIRLINE CREW HAVE AN ELEVATED RISK OF THYROID CANCER?

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Aug 17, 2018

Identifying the risk of cancer caused by flight is somewhat of an ambiguous research field. A new review published in Cancers of the Head & Neck addresses the question of whether airline crew has a higher risk of thyroid cancer compared to the general population.

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THE PAST AND THE FUTURE IN NORTH KOREA AIRLINES THE PAST AND THE FUTURE IN NORTH KOREA AIRLINES

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Aug 17, 2018

The summer of 2018 put everyone attention in the US and North Korea. We all know that the country of North Korea is the most mysterious one in the world and is the only one we do not know what we can expect from. It gives us many questions and opens our imagination. Therefore, some can be answered.

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Where’s the Bizjet Market Recovery? WHERE’S THE BIZJET MARKET RECOVERY?

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Aug 17, 2018

The U.S. and Europe are the base for 74 percent of the world business jet fleet, and these economies are growing. Since first-quarter 2010, the U.S. economy has expanded for 34 consecutive quarters year-over-year, including at a rate of 2.8 percent in the second quarter.

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How Can a Laptop Bring down an Airplane? HOW CAN A LAPTOP BRING DOWN AN AIRPLANE?

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Aug 17, 2018

When I first saw this story, I was grateful that this event took place before the airplane took off and they were able to get everyone off of the airplane safely. But a few questions arose, what if it happened in the air, and what if it happened to a laptop computer in cargo?

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U of M to Launch Commercial Aviation Program This Fall U OF M TO LAUNCH COMMERCIAL AVIATION PROGRAM THIS FALL

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Aug 16, 2018

David Rudd, U of M president said the Commercial Aviation program is meant to prepare students for 21st-century jobs and better position them for opportunities at companies like FedEx Express.

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Boeing will upgrade C-32 aircraft used to transport the U.S. vice president BOEING WILL UPGRADE C-32 AIRCRAFT USED TO TRANSPORT THE U.S. VICE PRESIDENT

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Aug 15, 2018

Boeing has received a $16 million contract for upgrade and support for C-32 military passenger aircraft, the U.S. Department of Defence has announced.The DoD said that Boeing Co. has been awarded a $16,072,212 contract for engineering support services for C-32 interior refresh second aircraft.

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PlutoX: Make Drone Tennis a Thing PLUTOX: MAKE DRONE TENNIS A THING

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Aug 14, 2018

Ever since PlutoX came to life, our in-house tinkerers Shivani Salian and Tanmay Karpe have been kept busy with it. They’ve been working together on several unique modules for PlutoX but with this one, they’ve hit the sweet spot! Meet the tennis! Didn’t get it? Well to put it short...

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Huge, Gaping Holes in Aviation Security Is A Good Headline HUGE, GAPING HOLES IN AVIATION SECURITY IS A GOOD HEADLINE

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Aug 14, 2018

I spent Friday night like a number of my journalist friends, tweeting about the criminal drama unfolding live in the Northwest. Though I’m certain you already know this, a ground handler stole a Horizon Dash 8 Q400  and went on an hour-long joy ride.

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HAVING TROUBLES WITH TSA AIRPORT SECURITY CHECK? THESE TIPS WILL HELP HAVING TROUBLES WITH TSA AIRPORT SECURITY CHECK? THESE TIPS WILL HELP

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Aug 14, 2018

For some passengers, the TSA line is the worst spot at the airport. And the place, where everyone always makes the same mistakes. But here are some tips that will help to get through the TSA line faster and less stressful.

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DIFFERENT AIRPLANES OF THE SAME TYPE DIFFERENT AIRPLANES OF THE SAME TYPE

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Aug 14, 2018

Flying for an airline is obviously different than flying general aviation. The airplanes themselves are much more complex, and even when they are the same they are different.

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RICHARD RUSSELL: THE MAN BEHIND SEATTLE PLANE CRASH RICHARD RUSSELL: THE MAN BEHIND SEATTLE PLANE CRASH

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Aug 13, 2018

Many are stunned by the act of a 29-year-old Richard Russell. The person, who was described as “faithful husband, a loving son and a good friend” did something no-one thought he could and took his life.

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ENTERPRISE FIRST FREE FLIGHT ENTERPRISE FIRST FREE FLIGHT

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Aug 11, 2018

Forty-one years ago this month, the Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise successfully completed the first free flight of the Approach and Landing Tests (ALT) Program. NASA Astronauts Fred W. Haise, Jr. and Charles G. “Gordon” Fullerton were at the controls of the Pathfinder orbiter vehicle.

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FIRST LOOK AT NEWLY EMIRATES LOUNGE AT JFK AIRPORT IN NEW YORK FIRST LOOK AT NEWLY EMIRATES LOUNGE AT JFK AIRPORT IN NEW YORK

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Aug 10, 2018

Sounds spicy? It really is! John F. Kenedy Airport in New York, the United States, recently reopened the 1,300 square foot Emirates lounge which is the biggest Emirates airline lounge in the United States.

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Why Flight Sharing Is A Terrible Idea WHY FLIGHT SHARING IS A TERRIBLE IDEA

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Aug 10, 2018

When you phrase it like that, the question kind of answers itself, right? Because as pilots we know that Toyotas and TBMs are very different kinds of animal. The TBM does better than 300 knots, and the Camry, well, it gets 25 mpg.

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Hitler HITLER'S 'STEALTH' FIGHTER: THE STORY OF THE HO 229

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Aug 09, 2018

The Ho 229 might have been a formidable adversary over the skies of World War II, but in truth, the plane was far from ready for mass production by the war’s end. While it seems a stretch to claim that the Ho 229 was intended to be a stealth aircraft, there’s little doubt that it pioneer...

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AFRAID OF BACTERIA? BETTER WATCH OUT! THESE ARE THE GERMIEST SPOTS IN THE AIRPORT AFRAID OF BACTERIA? BETTER WATCH OUT! THESE ARE THE GERMIEST SPOTS IN THE AIRPORT

blog article

Aug 09, 2018

Every day millions of people travel around the world. The airports are never empty. To find a comfy and clean place in the airport sometimes might be challenging. Especially if you have to change your flight to reach your destination and spend your time finding proper seating.

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Spate of Fatal Accidents Leaves GA Community Shaken SPATE OF FATAL ACCIDENTS LEAVES GA COMMUNITY SHAKEN

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Aug 08, 2018

A number of high-profile accidents of very different descriptions have left the GA community in a state of shock. The accidents in question raise uniquely troubling questions about safety and pilot actions, and cruel fate.

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We Fly: Diamond DA40 NG WE FLY: DIAMOND DA40 NG

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Aug 08, 2018

If you haven’t looked at the Diamond DA40 lately, you’re in for some surprises. For starters, the gasoline version isn’t even in production. That’s right, if you want to buy a new DA40 today, it’s diesel or nothing at least until next year, when the Lycoming IO-360-powe...

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8 Airplane Myths The Movie Industry Made Us Believe 8 AIRPLANE MYTHS THE MOVIE INDUSTRY MADE US BELIEVE

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Aug 07, 2018

This one always gets my goat. Even single-engine aircraft can easily survive losing an engine; there are plenty of examples of planes losing their only engine and gliding in safely for a powerless landing. As for aircraft with two engines or more? Double as safe. Even if an engine fails during takeo...

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Airlines, consumer groups ready for the fight over a proposed bill AIRLINES, CONSUMER GROUPS READY FOR THE FIGHT OVER A PROPOSED BILL

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Aug 07, 2018

As summer vacationers start to pack up and head home, Congress is considering a sweeping tally of proposals that could affect travelers, from dictating seat size and legroom to rolling back rules that require airlines to advertise the full price of a ticket.

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Drones reaching new heights DRONES REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

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Aug 07, 2018

The gap between human and computer control of a flight has narrowed speedily in the past few years as more and more innovative drone manufacturers test the boundaries of autonomous technologies. Lack of pilots and the growth of e-commerce are further driving the need for unmanned aerial vehicles (UA...

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Eagle Scout attempting to break the record with a solo flight around the world EAGLE SCOUT ATTEMPTING TO BREAK THE RECORD WITH A SOLO FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD

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Aug 07, 2018

The Eagle Scout will see how far he can go in a single-engine aircraft as he attempts to break a Guinness World Record for the youngest person to fly solo around the world. The adventure, which began July 22, will take him across 22 countries in about 40 days, traveling more than 26,000 miles.

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SURVIVING A PLANE CRASH: HOW TO BE PREPARED IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY SURVIVING A PLANE CRASH: HOW TO BE PREPARED IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY

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Aug 07, 2018

Every time when on board you probably wonder what if the plane won’t reach the destination?. But what you should be aware of is also the knowledge of the tips that might save your life. Or at least increase the chances of surviving a plane crash.

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CRASH IN SWISS ALPS: ALL PASSENGERS KILLED CRASH IN SWISS ALPS: ALL PASSENGERS KILLED

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Aug 06, 2018

All 20 passengers on board with 17 Swiss and 3 Austrians, were killed in a plane crash on Sunday. The small vintage plane, that was returning from Locarno, near Switzerland’s southern border, crashed in Swiss Alps. Accident happened before 5 PM local time.

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Meet The Mini-Helicopter: Weighs 10Kg, And Can Stay Airborne For An Hour MEET THE MINI-HELICOPTER: WEIGHS 10KG, AND CAN STAY AIRBORNE FOR AN HOUR

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Aug 06, 2018

The mini helicopter is functionally almost identical to a full size-helicopter. Of course, it's autonomous, running on various kinds of sensors. A mini helicopter can be useful in many situations in Japan, for instance, mini helicopters have long been used for crop dusting, that is, spraying fer...

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The List Of The 10 Best Airlines In The World In 2019 Has Been Revealed THE LIST OF THE 10 BEST AIRLINES IN THE WORLD IN 2019 HAS BEEN REVEALED

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Aug 04, 2018

The rise in tourism in the developing countries in recent decades has driven the airline industry into a frenzy. With more than 50% of the airline growth rate depending upon the tourism sector, the airline industry today is always at a cut-throat competition with the fellow airliners. Taking various...

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U.S. State Department approves sale of UH-60M helicopters to Latvia U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT APPROVES SALE OF UH-60M HELICOPTERS TO LATVIA

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Aug 03, 2018

The US Department of State has approved a possible $200 million Foreign Military Sale to Latvia of equipment associated with the integration of the four UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and related equipment, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a 3 August statement.

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4 TIPS FOR COPING UP WITH THE FEAR OF FLYING 4 TIPS FOR COPING UP WITH THE FEAR OF FLYING

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Aug 02, 2018

Even if it feels wrong, there is no reason to feel ashamed of the fear of flying. Most things that people are afraid to have some reasons to be afraid. But sometimes only the idea of someone flying a slender tube in the air might be a start of it.

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National Aviation Day – Aug 19th NATIONAL AVIATION DAY – AUG 19TH

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Aug 02, 2018

Airplanes are a great way to reach far away locations. This wouldn’t be possible without Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first powered flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903. To honor this great accomplishment President Franklin Roosevelt declared August 19th as National Aviation Day i...

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Lockheed Martin awarded the contract for flying trials of UK’s F-35B Lightning aircraft LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED THE CONTRACT FOR FLYING TRIALS OF UK’S F-35B LIGHTNING AIRCRAFT

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Aug 02, 2018

As part of the Joint Strike Fighter programme, Lockheed Martin Corp. received $7.8 million to support for first of class flying trials and release of the military permit to fly for F-35B Lightning II aircraft in support of the government of the United Kingdom. The contract, announced Friday by the U...

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Air Force Pilot on Why F-35 Is So Deadly AIR FORCE PILOT ON WHY F-35 IS SO DEADLY

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Aug 01, 2018

The aircraft’s sensor technologies allow the platform to perform a much greater ISR function than the previous aircraft can, giving it a “drone-like” ability to gather and disseminate surveillance information.  As part of this, the F-35 can also use a specially engineered data...

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How to Get Paid for Airline Delays HOW TO GET PAID FOR AIRLINE DELAYS

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Aug 01, 2018

Frequent travelers are always aware of when they need to arrive at the airport. But do airplanes have the same urgency? Not according to reports by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Eurocontrol, which suggest flyers are spending more time waiting at the airport than ever before. But consumer...

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15 secrets you never knew about flying 15 SECRETS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT FLYING

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Jul 31, 2018

Whether you get on a plane once a year or once a week, there are probably still a few things you don't know about flying.From weird safety features to what happens if someone dies on a plane, there are plenty of hidden aspects to life amongst the clouds. Here are a few secrets you never know abo...

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OPINION: Turkish F-35 deal stays in danger zone OPINION: TURKISH F-35 DEAL STAYS IN DANGER ZONE

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Jul 27, 2018

After voicing previous disquiet over Turkey's acquisition of Lockheed Martin's latest stealth fighter, the US House and Senate armed services committees have made good on their threat of enacting legislation that could block future deliveries of the F-35 to Ankara.

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5 Reasons Why It’s Great to Be an Aviation Enthusiast in Japan 5 REASONS WHY IT’S GREAT TO BE AN AVIATION ENTHUSIAST IN JAPAN

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Jul 26, 2018

Earlier this year, I wrote about JAL Todofuken Seal, collectible stickers the airline’s cabin crew hands out to passengers. Continuing on that topic, I decided to take a look at some of the ways aviation enthusiasts in Japan are pampered. Not only to remind myself how lucky I am to live in wha...

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THE WINDS LIFTING UP THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION INDUSTRY THE WINDS LIFTING UP THE COMMERCIAL AVIATION INDUSTRY

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Jul 26, 2018

Our team is back from an exciting week at the Farnborough Airshow. You probably saw the big headlines. We were thrilled to announce orders and commitments for 673 airplanes valued at $98.4 billion, along with $2.1 billion for services. The vast majority of those were new orders and commitments as cu...

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California Needs Russian Fire Fighting Aircraft Urgently CALIFORNIA NEEDS RUSSIAN FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT URGENTLY

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Jul 25, 2018

America is still the world’s aviation leader, but one type of aircraft that America never made is a purpose-built aircraft firefighter, even though big fires plague many areas of the United States. Right now California is once again on fire.  As this is written a fast moving wildfire is s...

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Aviation New Distribution Capability: The Way Forward AVIATION NEW DISTRIBUTION CAPABILITY: THE WAY FORWARD

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Jul 25, 2018

For an initiative that started off fairly controversially, the biggest achievement so far is that the narrative has turned largely positive. All the entities in the aviation distribution ecosystem, airlines and Global Distribution Systems (GDSes) included, agree that standardization is needed to bri...

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FAA Flexes Its Muscles on Airspace FAA FLEXES ITS MUSCLES ON AIRSPACE

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Jul 25, 2018

Yes, there are drones at Oshkosh, but are they flitting around the friendly confines of Wittman Regional willy-nilly? Playing remote control Speed Racer on short final for 36? Hardly. And if the City of Oshkosh wanted to allow drones to do any of that, which they don’t and wouldn’t, woul...

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FIVE WAYS AIRLINES OF NORTH AMERICA ARE DEALING WITH EMPTY COCKPITS FIVE WAYS AIRLINES OF NORTH AMERICA ARE DEALING WITH EMPTY COCKPITS

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Jul 25, 2018

Alarm signs of pilot shortage have started reaching Canada as well. Indicators of serious pilots lack are resulting in growing competition for staff among northern airlines and national companies, forcing regionals to cut back service.

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Britain Is Planning to Send an Aircraft Carrier to the South China Sea BRITAIN IS PLANNING TO SEND AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

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Jul 24, 2018

Britain is planning to send an aircraft carrier to the South China Sea to back up Australia as the two countries seek to deal with China’s growing aggressiveness in the region.

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These Are All of the Ways Not to Build an Aircraft Carrier THESE ARE ALL OF THE WAYS NOT TO BUILD AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER

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Jul 24, 2018

The problems with the ship’s systems, including the catapult, are well-known. But Trump still caught virtually every Pentagon watcher off guard when, in the middle of a wide-ranging Time interview, he said he had directed the Navy to abandon the new “digital” aircraft catapult on f...

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ANALYSIS: Delta and WestJet raise stakes in Canada-US market ANALYSIS: DELTA AND WESTJET RAISE STAKES IN CANADA-US MARKET

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Jul 24, 2018

Delta Air Lines and WestJet have finalized their planned joint venture, a pact that is expected to bring benefits to both carriers. The partnership will allow the airlines to coordinate schedules and fares, jointly market and sell flights and provide other commercial benefits if approved by regulato...

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2018

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Jul 24, 2018

For years the first day of AirVenture has been Monday, and that works only because everyone attending spends the weekend prior to traveling and gearing up for the show. Because of the low weather across much of the Midwest over the weekend, there were relatively few arrivals until Sunday mid-afterno...

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Direct flights to Denver to launch this fall from Monterey Regional Airport. DIRECT FLIGHTS TO DENVER TO LAUNCH THIS FALL FROM MONTEREY REGIONAL AIRPORT.

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Jul 24, 2018

Monterey Regional Airport's door to the world is opening just a little wider this fall.MRY officials and United Airlines announced July 23 that the airline is re-launching a twice-daily direct flight to Denver International Airpot. The flights will start Oct. 4; United suspended the route in 201...

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Airbus introduced new A320neo M3A to fulfill a range of C4ISR roles AIRBUS INTRODUCED NEW A320NEO M3A TO FULFILL A RANGE OF C4ISR ROLES

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Jul 23, 2018

Airbus released imagery showing the highly-capable and cost-effective platform for ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) duties and as a military transport during the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom.

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Ga. Republican points fingers after Congress omits funding for new Robins airplane GA. REPUBLICAN POINTS FINGERS AFTER CONGRESS OMITS FUNDING FOR NEW ROBINS AIRPLANE

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Jul 23, 2018

A behind-the-scenes rift between two Georgia Republicans spilled into the open on Monday after a compromise defense policy bill omitted to fund for a new fleet of surveillance aircraft long sought by members of the state’s congressional delegation.

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When Is the Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets? WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY AIRLINE TICKETS?

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Jul 23, 2018

It depends on where and when you travel, but for domestic flights, aim for 70 days in advance. For international flights, start searching earlier. The opportune moment to buy a plane ticket depends on where and when you plan to travel. Although there’s no sure bet, here’s some guidance.

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What Will the Sixth-Generation Jet Fighter Look Like? WHAT WILL THE SIXTH-GENERATION JET FIGHTER LOOK LIKE?

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Jul 21, 2018

The American development and deployment of Fifth-Generation stealth aircraft like the F-35 Lightning are one of the central stories of today’s security zeitgeist. But behind the scenes, several countries are already looking ahead to the design of a Sixth-Generation jet.

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Is Green Aviation Really Coming? IS GREEN AVIATION REALLY COMING?

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Jul 20, 2018

One cent per seat per mile in direct operating costs is the promise Aviation is making with the Alice, designed to soar above cityscapes at 10,000 feet. As with its drone sibling, the Alice sports electric wingtip and tail-fin propeller housings shaped like little bombs. They have attached to a carb...

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FAA Bill Authors Want Clean Tax Title Without GOP Tax Law Fixes FAA BILL AUTHORS WANT CLEAN TAX TITLE WITHOUT GOP TAX LAW FIXES

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Jul 19, 2018

The Senate aviation bill’s authors want to prevent its tax title long-seen as an opportunity to pass fixes to Republican tax breaks from sinking the bill, they told Bloomberg Government.

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The Real Top Guns: 5 Most Deadly Air Forces on Planet Earth THE REAL TOP GUNS: 5 MOST DEADLY AIR FORCES ON PLANET EARTH

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Jul 19, 2018

The USAF was the first air force worldwide to fly stealth combat aircraft, the first to fly fifth-generation fighters and the first to commit to an all-stealth combat aircraft force. The USAF plans on preserving its edge by purchasing 1,763 F-35s and up to 100 optionally manned Long-Range Strike Bom...

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The THE 'OPEN' SKIES THE LIMIT

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Jul 18, 2018

Today's States debate has attracted attention from airlines, business groups like the Chamber of Commerce, and aviation anoraks. But perhaps it hasn't drawn in the swell of broader public opinion we sometimes see ahead of a big States vote. And that is surprising because this could be one of...

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Let’s Have A Look At The Tempest UK’s 6th Generation Combat Aircraft Mock-Up Unveiled At The Farnborough Air Sho LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT THE TEMPEST UK’S 6TH GENERATION COMBAT AIRCRAFT MOCK-UP UNVEILED AT THE FARNBOROUGH AIR SHO

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Jul 17, 2018

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the development of a new combat aircraft that has been designed Tempest.Announcing the publication of the new Combat Air Strategy at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, Williamson said he had taken action to strengthen the UK’s role as a ...

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Farnborough 2018: Uncertain expectations? FARNBOROUGH 2018: UNCERTAIN EXPECTATIONS?

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Jul 16, 2018

Today marks the start of the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow, held every two years at the town of Farnborough’s airport, in Hampshire just southwest of London. This year’s event, while it promises to offer the usual awesome aircraft displays static and flying and plenty of aero-co...

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KC-46 Pegasus has successfully completed its final flight tests KC-46 PEGASUS HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ITS FINAL FLIGHT TESTS

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Jul 16, 2018

“This is a significant achievement for the Boeing-Air Force team and continues us on our path to first delivery in October,” said Mike Gibbons, Boeing KC-46A tanker vice president, and program manager. “Great teamwork all around!”

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The F-22 Might Have a Very Fatal Flaw THE F-22 MIGHT HAVE A VERY FATAL FLAW

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Jul 16, 2018

The F-22’s basic challenge was to integrate stealth, supercruise, highly integrated avionics and agility into an aircraft with a longer range than the one it was to replace, the F-15 Eagle. It was also to have twice the reliability of the F-15 and half the support requirements. Although in pra...

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Farnborough air show order tracker 2018 FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW ORDER TRACKER 2018

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Jul 16, 2018

Much of this represented the firming of earlier announced business or the unveiling of previously undisclosed customers – with 158 of the orders covering business previously booked by the manufacturers and attributed to undisclosed customers. The majority of this related to Boeing’s anno...

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17 THINGS AIRLINES CHANGE IN ORDER TO SAVE MONEY THAT PASSENGERS MIGHT NOT NOTICE 17 THINGS AIRLINES CHANGE IN ORDER TO SAVE MONEY THAT PASSENGERS MIGHT NOT NOTICE

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Jul 16, 2018

This is a popular way of saving space and oil for lots of airlines, especially for United and Southwest. However, the passengers are not so happy about it. “I know these have a less than stellar reputation,” United representative said, “but they can be just as comfortable as the pr...

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