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The USO Welcomes Traveling Servicemembers Through New York

The USO recently opened a Center at JFK’s Terminal 5, the first at a New York City airport. We had a chance to check out what it is like inside.

Turkey's brand new A330-200 arriving at JFK for UN Week. Spotting Review

PHOTOS: Look Who Visited During UN Week 2014!

In late September, plane spotters converged on New York City for the annual UN Week. Take a look at which aircraft paid the area a visit.

La Guardia Airport, seen in 1948. Visible is the airport’s, now closed, “skywalk” observation deck. Accessed for 10 cents admission, it raised $150,000 in dimes in the first year alone. Photo from the Peter Black collection, in care of Jon Proctor. Aviation News

La Guardia Turns 75: An In-Depth Look at the Airport’s Distinguished History

On the 75th Anniversary of La Guardia Airport’s dedication, we take a deep look at its history in this heavily narrated photographic tour.

Southwest Airlines headquarters employees celebrate the end of the Wright Amendment at Dallas Love Field. (Photo: Southwest Airlines) Airline News

More to Love: Southwest and Virgin America Launch New Service as Wright Amendment Ends

Southwest Airlines and Virgin America celebrated the inauguration of new non-stop service at Dallas Love Field on Monday as the Wright Amendment restrictions officially ended.

An extreme case of foreign object debris. Featured

No Item Too Small: How Airports Deal with FOD

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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Finding a Hidden Gem in Maine’s Back Country

Old Acton Airfield is in the middle of some of the most scenic rural area Maine has to offer. Its owners have taken full advantage of this wonderful property.
by Michael Lothrop
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The Disaster That Wasn’t: Saving Eastern Air Lines Flight 902

Every accident is scrutinized and evaluated. Eastern Flight 902 is the one exceptional case of what can be learned from an airplane that did not crash but safely flew away.
by David J. Williams and Phil Derner
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5 Commonly Misused Weather Terms Explained

Sometimes you hear a complicated meteorological term tossed around, likely by someone trying to show off. We debunk and explain five often-misunderstood weather terms.
by Adam Daum
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The Real Impact of Ebola on Airline Travel

The rapid speed of jet airliners and the large capacities of the intercontinental wide-bodies make the rapid and distant spread of Ebola an issue.
by David J. Williams
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China Airlines Takes Delivery of First Boeing 777-300ER

In a market already crowded with the 777-300, the key for China Airlines is its revolutionized interior, designed by highly acclaimed Taiwanese architect Ray Chen.
by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
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Why Can’t Airlines Just Add Extra Room?

I recently saw a comment that referenced a seat being too small. “If planes were just one foot wider, seats could be as wide as first class. Would that kill Boeing or Airbus?”
by David Parker Brown
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How You Can Still Fly Safely With Broken Plane Parts: Part 1

Don't worry; we fly with stuff broken or missing all the time. Here's how we do it while keeping you perfectly safe.
by Ken Hoke
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USAir Flight 5050 crashed at the end of La Guardia Airport's runway 31 after a rejected takeoff, killing 2.

Losing an Engine on Takeoff: Abort It or Floor It?

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.
by David J. Williams
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