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Up Close and Personal With a C-17 Globemaster

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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BREAKING: Contact Lost With Air Algerie Flight

Contact has been lost with an Air Algerie flight between Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (OUA) and Algiers, Algeria (ALG). Flight 5017 was an MD-83 that was being flown by Spanish carrier Swiftair on behalf of the Algerian airline. The aircraft had 110 passengers and 6 crew members onboard. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane […]

Pilot Factor Crop Book Reviews

The Pilot Factor: A Fresh Look in Crew Resource Management

Jean Denis Marcellin’s new book, The Pilot Factor, gives a readers a fresh perspective on Crew Resource Management concepts.

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DEVELOPING: Malaysia Airlines 777 Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines 777-200ER traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Ukraine on Thursday after a presumed surface-to-air missile strike.

AsianaSFO Columnists

The Media’s Airplane Problem

When it comes to airplanes and pilots, mainstream journalism, like Hollywood, usually gets it wrong. Movies we can forgive. The press, however, we hold to a much higher standard.


 
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Shot From The Sky: This Wasn’t The First Time

Last week's shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shocked the world. But it is far from the first time that an airliner has been shot down.
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United Flight 232: Surviving the Unthinkable

On July 19, 1989 an engine explosion left United 232 with no hydraulics and no controls, leading to a crash landing where many of the passengers survived. Now 25 years later we look back at this extraordinary accident and exami...
by Gabe Andino
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Farnborough International Airshow 2014 Wrap-up: Day Four

The industry days of the 2014 Farnborough International Air Show wrapped up quietly on Thursday. Only Airbus made any additions to their orderbook on this, the final day..
by Ben Granucci
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The Adventures of Crew Layovers!

Few stop to think about what their flight crew is doing after they disembark at the end of their journey. Millions tune-in to watch the exciting lives of pilots and flight attendants in their free time on TV. But what really go...
by Justin Schlechter
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Farnborough International Airshow 2014 Wrap-up: Day Three

The 2014 Farnborough International Airshow continued on Tuesday morning with more orders from leasing companies and airlines.
by Ben Granucci
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Automation Myths: Do Planes Really Fly Themselves?

Flying is mysterious, and information is hard to come by. If the “experts” say automatic planes are possible, then why not?
by Patrick Smith
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Farnborough International Airshow 2014 Wrap-up: Day Two

The 2014 Farnborough International Airshow continued on Tuesday morning with more orders from leasing companies and airlines. Leading the way was Air Asia X with an order for 50 A330-900neos
by Ben Granucci
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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: The Wild West

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: the airports of the western United States both large and small.
by John F. Ciesla
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