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Toss Out Your PC. The Best Flight Sim Experience is On Your Phone

Posted July 28, 2016 by Phil Derner Jr.

Flight simulator games on mobile devices offer graphics and gameplay that used to only be attainable on a PC. Phil reviews a few of the more popular flight sims available for phone or tablet.

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Crashes

Photos & Video: La Guardia Circa 1947 Teaches of Airport’s Additional Runways & United DC-4 Crash

Posted February 25, 2016 by Phil Derner Jr.

Old school LGA video gives the chance for a to learn about the crash of United Flight 521 and President Truman’s Air Force One.

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Education

AvGeek Lesson: Everything There Is To Know About Runway Numbers

Posted February 24, 2016 by Phil Derner Jr.

Do those runway numbers mean anything? They sure do! We explain it to you and offer a little trivia in the process.

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Airline News

National Airlines Announces Scheduled Service Between Long Island and Puerto Rico

Posted February 19, 2016 by Phil Derner Jr.

As part of their recently announced dive into scheduled service, National Airlines has announced passenger service from Islip Airport to two airports in Puerto Rico.

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The Big Threat in Aviation: Politicians in the Cockpit

Posted February 12, 2016 by Phil Derner Jr.

Politics have been playing a big part in the airline industry the last several years. But is political participation for the better or worse?

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Crashes

After 37 Years, Remembering the Horrors and Sacrifices of PSA Flight 182

Posted September 22, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

It has been 37 years since San Diego residents and the viewing public endured the crash of PSA Flight 182, and the tragic events from that 1978 day are not forgotten.

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Travel

7 Safety Tips For Traveling to Dangerous Places

Posted June 30, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

The world can be a very unforgiving place when you step off the path of paved tourism. Here are some tips when visiting “less desired” places.

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Aviation News

Video: Two Air Show Aircraft Collide, One Crash Lands on Beach

Posted May 31, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

Bystanders caught video of two light aircraft colliding during an Italian air show yesterday killing one pilot and injuring another.

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Education

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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