This article originally appeared on AirlineReporter.com. If you’ve ever flown into Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) when the winds are howling out of the west, you know that the approach and landing can be…sporty. In fact, it sometimes gets so turbulent that the mainline jets head for Sacramento International Airport (SMF), leaving RNO to Alaska Airlines’ […]
This article originally appeared on AirlineReporter.com. The MD-11 was probably a bad idea. McAir came up with the aircraft because it was a bigger, meaner, DC-10. So much DC-10 that there originally was not going to be an MD-11, but a DC-10 stretch. There were two attempts at this aircraft: a DC-10-10 stretched by 40 feet, […]
Some fortunate pilots get the opportunity to live out their inner Maverick in a transport jet. Sometimes, it’s done with prior practice and planning; sometimes, not so much.
In May of this year, Southwest Airlines unveiled a new crown jewel at their Dallas Love Field headquarters: their Network Operations Control (NOC). I
Every accident is scrutinized and evaluated. Eastern Flight 902 is the one exceptional case of what can be learned from an airplane that did not crash but safely flew away.
Don’t worry; we fly with stuff broken or missing all the time. Here’s how we do it while keeping you perfectly safe.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride on the flight deck during an ocean crossing? How does the flight crew prepare for the flight and what do they do along the way?
The disappearance of film and the arrival of the Digital Age means unlimited photo taking! Yay! But now how do I save, sort, archive and search through tens of thousands of shots? Boo. Photography Columnist Manny Gonzalez tells us how.