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Seven Safety Tips For Traveling to Dangerous Places

The world can be a very unforgiving place when you step off the path of paved tourism. Here are some tips when visiting “less desired” places.

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Four Engines vs. Two: The Surprising Mathematical Guarantee of Safety

One would think that an aircraft with additional engines would provide even better performance on normal takeoffs, but the extra engines actually reduces it.

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Plane Crash Forensics: The Reality of How Victims are Identified

There is no “CSI: Aviation.” Identifying plane crash victims and returning them to their families is a long, tedious process that must be done right.

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Airline Globalization’s History: Once An Advantage, Now a Threat

The debate between U.S legacy airlines and the “ME3″ has been getting hotter and hotter, though airline globalization has been around since the beginning.

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Pilot Shortage: Where’d All the Pilots Go?

The reasons why 80% of student pilots drop out have also always been the same; lack of money and the high demands of the industry.


 
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The murder-suicide by the pilot of Germanwings 9525 has raised questions on how to address the mental and emotional health of pilots.

The Name Alone of FAA’s New “Pilot Fitness Aviation Rulemaking Committee” Proves Wrong Philosophy

The murder-suicide by the pilot of Germanwings 9525 has raised questions on how to address the mental and emotional health of pilots.
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This unique formation of the American Airpower Museum's P-47 and P-40 with John Klatt Airshows took place Saturday before the show over the beach.  Photo Scott Snorteland

Photos: 2015 Bethpage Airshow Takes to the Skies Over NYC

The return of the USAF Thunderbirds for the first time since 2011 helped draw 116,000 people to Bethpage on Saturday, and double that on Sunday.
by Scott Snorteland
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All Settled In: The American Airlines 787 Experience Two Weeks Later

Now that the fanfare of their initial launch has died down, what is it like to fly the new American 787? What sets this aircraft apart? Jeremy Dando explores and explains.
by Jeremy Dando
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Anatomy of a Story: Why the ‘Airliner Hacking’ Claim is Bull

A recent claim in a Wired article has people fearing that control of their airliners can be taken over by a hacker. We explain why this is utterly ridiculous.
by John Steffen and Phil Derner Jr.
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Over the Edge: How Safe Are La Guardia’s ‘Short’ Runways?

For decades, La Guardia Airport has been known for its short runways. Are they truly safe for us to takeoff and land on?
by Phil Derner Jr.
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American Airlines Launches First Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

After a water cannon salute at 7:30 AM, the new jet with its quiet engines spooled up and we rocketed out of Dallas-Ft. Worth on our way to Chicago.
by Justin Cederholm
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Let’s Scare the Passengers

If it wasn’t for company policy requiring me to go and find some smooth air, I’d just tighten my seat belt, put my arms up in the air and yell, “yeehaw!”
by Erika Armstrong
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Growing Pains for the Electronic Flight Bag

Despite the headache recently felt by American Airlines, EFB’s are a positive step for the airline industry, guaranteed to become more and more reliable.
by Andrew Poure
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