The Noisy, Sweaty Hell of Small Planes

I spent the better part of five years immersed in general aviation. Frankly, as I see it, those are 1,500 hours that I’m never getting back.
by Patrick Smith
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Approaches: Pilots Are Still Flying ‘Em!

In a day when the flight deck is filled with automation, pilots love the opportunity to grab the controls and navigate their airplane to a challenging yet safe landing.
by Justin Schlechter
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Gulf Air Baby George Francis was so named after the carrier's IATA airline code, GF.

Baby On Board: How to Add a Passenger In-Flight

Every so often you end a flight with one more "soul" than you started with.
by Patrick Smith
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Up close with the shiny aluminum of an American Airlines 777. (Photo by Matt Molnar)

Brace Yourselves For American Airlines’ Imminent Rebranding

American Airlines is expected to unveil a new brand image later this month. And this doesn’t happen very often, so people might get upset.
by Dan Frommer
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When I’m Looking Up, He’s Looking Down

It goes without saying that anyone who loves aviation instinctively looks up to the sky when they hear a plane passing over. It doesn’t matter what kind of plane, any time I hear that whine of prop or the roar of a jet, I alw...
by Tom Alfano