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Paul Mantz, Amelia Earhart, Harry Manning and Fred Noonan, Oakland, California, 

March 17, 1937, before the first around-the-world attempt. Image via WikimediaCommons History

Fred Noonan: More Than Just Amelia Earhart’s Navigator

Fred Noonan may be best known as Amelia Earhart’s navigator, but his contributions to aviation stretch far beyond that fateful flight.

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UN Week: New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year

Each September, the leaders of the world converge on New York City for what is known as UN Week. The many VIP aircraft that arrive during this time make this week a plane spotter’s paradise. Here is a look at where you should go to join in the fun and what you might see.

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Boeing and SpaceX Selected for NASA’s Next Human Spaceflight Program

Late Tuesday afternoon, NASA announced the selection of Boeing and SpaceX as the two spacecraft providers for the Commercial Crew Program. Flights are expected to begin by the middle of 2017.

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Is Flying in Africa Unsafe?

Aviation in Africa has a poor reputation for safety, but many African nations are stepping up efforts to improve flight safety in the continent.

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SimpliFlying Awards Honor the Best Airlines in Social Media

The Annual SimpliFlying Awards for Social Media Excellence were held last Friday in Brooklyn, NY. Take a look at who was recognized and what they have done.


 
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Amerijet Receives First of Two Boeing 767 Freighters

Miami-based Amerijet has leased its first two wide body freighters to compliment its fleet of Boeing 727s.
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Val Kilmer as Iceman on Saturday Night Live

Iceman: The Later Years

Left without a bird to fly after the Navy retired the F-14 in 2006, Iceman sought greener pastures in the airline business.
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GECAS Orders 100 New Aircraft at Farnborugh 2010: 40 Boeing 737-800s and 60 Airbus A320s

GE Capital Aviation Services on Monday announced an order for 40 Next-Generation 737-800s for approximately $3 billion, and an order for 60 Airbus A320s with a list price of $4.9 billion.
by BNO News

 
 
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The Flat Panel Trainer

Most people that know the difference between a 747 and the A320 are also aware of the technology that is being developed for the large A380 & the composite fuselage of the 787. The technology development has not stopped wit...
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United Airlines Twitter hacked

United Airlines Twitter Account Hacked

It appears United Airlines' Twitter account was hacked early Friday morning. Or not...
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On approach to Runway 18 at FLU

Remembering Flushing Airport

Flushing Airport is my Mecca. Currently, the 75-acre property lies dormant with its runways underwater and this former aviation facility’s future remains uncertain.
by Alan Gross

 
 
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Monday Marks Last Day of American Airlines A300 Service

The last ever scheduled flight of an American Airlines Airbus A300 will be operated on Monday, August 24th. (Updated 8/26)
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Richard Martin's broken bike.

American Airlines Breaks Bikes

What recourse do you have when an airline destroys your $1,800 bicycle and screws up your long-planned vacation? According to American Airlines, nothing.
by NYCA Admin