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An Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8 Freighter on display at the 2011 Paris Air Show. (Photo by Rohan Visvanathan, via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND)

High Art: History, Hype and The World’s Biggest Planes

Can a reborn jetliner again change the world — or look good trying?
by Patrick Smith
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Automation Myths: Do Planes Really Fly Themselves?

Flying is mysterious, and information is hard to come by. If the “experts” say automatic planes are possible, then why not?
by Patrick Smith
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Turbulence: Everything You Need to Know, Part 1

Turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Patrick Smith sheds light on the phenomena and how pilots handle turbulence in flight.
by Patrick Smith
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Near Misses and Close Calls in the Air

With more planes flying than ever before, the number of incidents has risen. Should nervous passengers be worried?
by Patrick Smith
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The Fact and Fallacy of the Looming ‘Pilot Shortage’

As the pundits have it, our airlines are running out of pilots. But is this true?
by Patrick Smith
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