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Over the Edge: How Safe Are La Guardia’s ‘Short’ Runways?

Posted May 19, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

For decades, La Guardia Airport has been known for its short runways. Are they truly safe for us to takeoff and land on?

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Fatal Facts: Analyzing the Truth Behind Airline Crash Safety Statistics

Posted March 31, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

We always hear how safe air travel is, referenced with various brief stats and phrases, but where do they come from? Here’s the air travel safety breakdown.

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A Real Solution to Suicide-Murder By Pilot? The 7 Past Incidents to Learn From

Posted March 27, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

What can be changed in order to prevent another Germanwings 9525 from happening? Is there a foolproof solution? We learn from these past events…

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Aviation News

Delta MD-88 Goes Off of Runway at LGA

Posted March 5, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

A Delta Air Lines MD-88 slid off a runway and crashed into an embankment at New York’s La Guardia Airport this morning.

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The 3 Plane Crashes You’ve Never Heard Of: Aviation’s Sacrificial Lambs

Posted March 2, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

There are more than a few crashes from the last decade that you probably have never heard of, but your safety could benefit from their lessons. Why the lack of media coverage?

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Video: Crosswind + Downpour = Awesome Landing

Posted February 2, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

Crosswind landings at BHX are intense, but add to it a sheet of rain and, well, see for yourself…

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Continuous Coverage: Blizzard of 2015

Posted January 27, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

Major blizzard hitting the northeast, we will keep you posted with status reports and forecasts for weather, airports and flights!

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Space Travel’s Biggest Benefit – World Peace? Why We Must Venture Further

Posted January 14, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

Why do we travel to space? What if there was a reason greater than technological advancements and finding a home on other planets? Dare we say…

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Video: Mesmerizing Display of 6,000 Flights in UK Airspace

Posted November 20, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The skies over the UK are filled with thousands of daily flights. Check out this impressive visualization of how UK Air Traffic Control choreographs flights into and out of one of the busiest airspaces in the world.

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New Photo of the American Airlines 787-8 and Why the Plane is a Big Deal

Posted November 6, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

There are just a few out there, but we have another exclusive American 787 photo! But what makes this one so special? We explain.

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