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Soaring NV’s gliders at Minden-Tahoe Airport – the LS4, two Duo Discus, two ASK-21s.
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Gone Gliding – Part Two

Posted December 12, 2014 by Howard Slutsken

Howard Slutsken’s gone gliding, and taking us along for the ride! Follow along as he guides us through the preflight process and take-off.

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(Photo by Mark Eisner, http://mark.theeisners.co.uk/)
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The Evolution of Airline Crew Resource Management

Posted December 1, 2014 by Jean Denis Marcellin

Human error has been cited as a contributing factor in over 70% of aviation accidents. The evolution of Crew Resource Management over the past 35 years has helped to greatly reduce the number of major airline accidents.

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Approaches: Pilots Are Still Flying ‘Em!

Posted November 13, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

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.

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A Lufthansa A-319 gets de-iced. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Aleksandr Martin
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How the Ice Fighting Technology on Your Plane Makes Winter Flying Safe

Posted November 6, 2014 by David J. Williams

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.

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Image courtesy Eric Kilby, via Flickr Creative Commons.
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Ghosts of Octobers Past

Posted October 16, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Columnist/Pilot Justin Schlechter shares a story of flight crew really earning their paychecks, as the the autumn nights over Alaska bring some challenges in their 747 at the end of a long Pacific hop.

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No Item Too Small: How Airports Deal with FOD

Posted October 13, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Foreign objects on airport paved surfaces can pose serious risks, from damaging tires or engines to causing a major catastrophe. See what airports do to ensure that objects and debris don’t interfere with air safety.

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The speed ring is highly visible on this 1932 Waco biplane, used by Texaco. (Photo by RuthAS)
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History of Engine Cowlings

Posted October 9, 2014 by David J. Williams

Rarely is much attention paid to one of the most important design aspects of modern jet engines: The cowlings. Aviation safety expert David J. Williams explores the history and development of the modern engine enclosure.

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USAir Flight 5050 crashed at the end of La Guardia Airport's runway 31 after a rejected takeoff, killing 2.
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Losing an Engine on Takeoff: Abort It or Floor It?

Posted September 25, 2014 by David J. Williams

Engine failure on takeoff. Yikes! David Williams teaches us how pilots deal with the frightening prospect and the training that goes into making sure everyone comes out alive.

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A Day in AvGeek Heaven With a Fairey Gannett

Posted September 5, 2014 by Eric Auxier

Manufactured 1954 by the Fairey Corporation and named after one of the world’s fastest sea birds known for its dive-bombing skills on unsuspecting fish, XT752 herself is a wonder to behold.

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A British Airways (Operated by Comair) 737-800.
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Comair – South Africa’s Alternative

Posted September 2, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

South African Airways is the best known airline in South Africa, but there are two other longstanding airlines providing service in the region. Mark Lawrence was on location for an in-depth profile of the Comair Group airlines, kulula.com and British Airways (Operated by Comair).

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Aviation Exploration Apprenticeship students at a tour of American Airlines' ORD maintenance hangar.
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AeroStar Leads The Way With a Training Pipeline for Future Aviators

Posted August 29, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Simply being the CEO of an aviation consulting firm wasn’t enough for Tammera Holmes. She had to help young people learn to embrace aviation as well.

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: New York International Airport

Posted August 26, 2014 by John F. Ciesla

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: JFK and its predecessor, New York International Airport.

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: Welcome to New York!

Posted August 19, 2014 by John F. Ciesla

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: LaGuardia!

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: The Northeast

Posted August 12, 2014 by John F. Ciesla

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: The Northeast!

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A Look Inside Delta Air Lines

Posted August 11, 2014 by Brian Stevenson

Delta Air Lines recently opened its doors to give NYCA an inside look at how one of the largest airlines on the planet operates.

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Taming the Beast: How to Name and Organize Your Digital Photos

Posted August 7, 2014 by Manny Gonzalez

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.

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: The Mid-Atlantic

Posted August 5, 2014 by John F. Ciesla

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: The Mid-Atlantic!

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Oshkosh from 3 Feet AGL: EAA AirVenture from a Child’s Perspective

Posted August 3, 2014 by Sarina Houston

EAA’s annual KidVenture inspires future aviators by bringing the thrill of flight to children of all ages.

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: Across The Pond

Posted July 29, 2014 by John F. Ciesla

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: Europe!

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Up Close and Personal With a C-17 Globemaster

Posted July 24, 2014 by Danielle Gibeault

An aerial pairing of the C-17 Globemaster and the KC-135 Stratotanker was the recent highlight at a media day in which journalists were afforded the rare opportunity to ride along.

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