High above Terminal Four at Kennedy Airport looms one of the world’s tallest control towers and a bustling nerve center that very few people ever get to see. Aspiring air traffic controller Luke Wasiak takes an unforgettable tour.
Why can’t TSA exhibit common sense now and then? If we’re to believe that TSA screeners are well-trained professionals, why can’t they handle an occasional judgment call?
In America and much of the world, security enhancements put in place following the catastrophe of September 11th, 2001, have been drastic and of two kinds: those practical and effective, and those irrational and pointless.
Sometimes you need to look past your limitations, take charge of your life, and do what you dream of doing. Jessica Cox is proof that if you can dream it, you can do it.
When it comes to economy class gripes, it’s legroom, or lack thereof, that most people whine about. There’s less and less of it, as airlines cram in extra rows, eager to squeeze out every last penny of revenue in the face of razor-thin profit margins.
Let’s talk for a minute about pillows. I’m vexed and perplexed by the widespread phenomenon of teenage girls carrying giant fluffy pillows onto airplanes.
On media preview day, NYCAviation goes behind the scenes to learn about the research, preparation and creation of Planes: Fire & Rescue.
While the ability to travel for free is a definite perk of being an airline pilot, the ability to ride in the jumpseat is more of a necessary evil. It is small and uncomfortable, but it can also be the difference between a pilot making it to work on time and being stuck in an airport thousands of miles away.
Like most other aviation calamities, the 583 people killed in 1977 when a KLM 747 struck a Pan Am 747 at Tenerife resulted not from a single error or failure, but from a chain of improbable errors and failures, together with a stroke or two of really bad luck.
Imagine that you’re the captain of an airliner, cruising at 40,000 feet, when you experience an explosive decompression. What do you do next to get back on the ground?
Crosswind landings may look dramatic or even unsafe. In reality, they are being performed by highly skilled pilots in a constantly changing environment. NYCAviation columnist David Williams examines various crosswind techniques and a couple recent videos of commercial aircraft landing in a crosswind.