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Cockpit Jumpseating: The Best Seat in the House

Posted August 20, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Working in aviation brings me some of the greatest experiences of my life. Few of them come close to being able to ride up front in airliners in the cockpit jumpseat.

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Aviation News

AvGeeks Celebrate National Aviation Day!

Posted August 19, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Celebrate National Aviation Day with us by using the hashtag #AvDay to tell us what aviation means to you!

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Video: Woman Forced Off Plane After Booking Wrong Destination

Posted August 6, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

A woman was forcefully removed from a US Airways flight bound for Portugal, after she thought she was headed to Brazil, and removed to get off the aircraft.

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Education

Lesson in Safety: How Airlines Deal with Thunderstorms

Posted August 6, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The summer months mean thunderstorms across the US. How do airlines cope with these disruptive weather forces? An airline dispatcher gives us an inside look.

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SWAT Team members stormed Sunwing flight 772 to apprehend a passenger who expressed a desire to blow up the aircraft.
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Analysis: A Navy SEAL Breakdown of the Sunwing SWAT Takedown

Posted July 29, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

When a SWAT Team stormed a diverted Sunwing flight, many people were shocked and frightened. Former Navy SEAL Rich Graham gives un an inside view into the tactical environment.

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Prepping to Relive the Greatest Week of Geek

Posted July 9, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

NYCAviation Founder Phil Derner Jr. shares his thoughts as he returns to Los Angeles for the Airliners International convention.

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Gate Agents: Pawns of the Airline Industry

Posted June 24, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Their role in being the ones out front who often end up being sacrificed for those standing behind them is the reason that they are indeed the pawns of the industry.

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Why You Are Delayed: How Air Traffic Control Delay Programs Work

Posted June 17, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Flight delays happen for many reasons. Airlines can impose delays on themselves, or when weather hits, delays are put into place by air traffic control.

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#TBT: Sky Waitresses, The Forgotten Heroes

Posted June 12, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Flight attendants are often seen by passengers as little more than sky waitresses. However their duties go far beyond serving you a drink and some pretzels. Today, we take a look at why the triumphs and tragedies of flight attendants shouldn’t be overlooked in airliner accidents.

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Videos

Video: A Must-See AvGeek Music Montage by Airborne Films

Posted June 11, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Take a break and watch a great collection of HD aviation clips to feed your daily need for AvGeek!

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