There was little mention of sequestration in mainstream media prior to March, so little that I myself had to do some research into what it actually meant. Google the phrase sequestration today and you will find many more hits than just a few weeks ago. Internet chat and rumors among the aviation community early this [...]
When the federal government enacted its sequestration plan, it hit the Federal Aviation Administration in several ways; The closing of many contracted control towers, as well as the furloughing of air traffic controllers. When the controllers began to be furloughed, the national air space devolved into chaos. Flight delays topping four hours in the Northeast, [...]
Typically, it takes months for Congress to come to any sort of meaningful bipartisan decision. Last week, however, Congress managed to fix the FAA furloughs in a matter of days. Why? ‘The Daily Show’ takes a look. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Cut Punters www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full [...]
So, you have decided to start plane spotting. That’s great, welcome to our hobby! You have already picked out a great camera and lens, but what else do you need to become a master plane spotter? Sure, you could just sit near your favorite airport and hope something good flies by, but you can do [...]
If you ever find yourself at the Princess Juliana International Airport on the island of St. Maarten, it probably means you are about to be leaving paradise. It’s time to stop thinking about which pristine beach you are going to today, and time to start thinking about all those work emails which piled up while [...]
The former home of PanAm and worlds first commercial 747 flight is facing demolition, but Save the Worldport is trying to save it.
Firm rules about planespotting at New York’s airports will help reduce police harassment and confusion among aviation enthusiasts.
The new Pilot’s Bill of Rights Law has many wondering why such rights didn’t already exist, but what does it mean for pilots? More importantly, what brought it about?
Icing on baked goods is delicious. Icing on a plane can kill you. Unfortunately, many have died as a result, but the lessons learned have made preventive measures a piece of cake.
Out of sight and out of mind is such an easy mindset to fall into, but down a winding jetway, a flight crew sits in the front of a widebody airliner and truly feels badly for the delays that mother nature is throwing at their customers this cold wintry night.
Take a tour inside the cockpit of Space Shuttle Atlantis as the avionics are powered on one final time before being decommissioned and put on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.