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Maintenance Editorials

PHOTOS: Touring the China Airlines Maintenance Hangar

While in Taipei recently, Contributor Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren had a chance to tour China Airlines maintenance hangar.

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

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.

VirginAmericaInFlight4-HIRES Columnists

Virgin America: Still the Best In Class?

Virgin America still maintains a clear edge; its product is competitive, and the vibe hasn’t been replicated elsewhere. But other airlines are taking aim.

Columnists

Pilotspotting: The Art of Recognizing a Pilot On Sight

My friends are in awe when I’m usually correct and then I’ll verify by asking “So, what do you fly?” They’ll ask how I knew they were a pilot, but I don’t like to reveal my secrets.

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Flight Review: China Airlines’ New 777-300ER Wows Passengers

Join us as we experience Taiwan-based China Airlines’ brand new 777-300ER first hand on a flight that will not soon be forgotten.


 
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Touch N’ Go: Time-Lapse of Approaching Storms, Routehappy raises $3.3M

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)   AvStories: ✈ Stormscapes2: Jaw dropping time-lapse of oncoming storms. [Slate] ✈ FAA issues commercia...
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Pilotspotting: The Art of Recognizing a Pilot On Sight

My friends are in awe when I’m usually correct and then I’ll verify by asking “So, what do you fly?” They’ll ask how I knew they were a pilot, but I don’t like to reveal my secrets.
by Erika Armstrong
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Touch N’ Go: US Navy Airship Program Canceled, Watch the A350 be assembled

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)t   AvStories: ✈ Breaking News – U.S. Navy Airship Program Canceled. [Airships.net] ✈ Check out the N...
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Flight Review: China Airlines’ New 777-300ER Wows Passengers

Join us as we experience Taiwan-based China Airlines' brand new 777-300ER first hand on a flight that will not soon be forgotten.
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Touch N’ Go: Boeing on track to meet Dreamliner deliveries, Hawaiian Airlines adding seats

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)   AvStories: ✈ Boeing says on track to meet Dreamliner delivery forecast. [Reuters] ✈ Career Spotligh...
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WATCH LIVE: Orion EFT-1 Launch Will Test Human Flight Into Deep Space

Orion, NASA’s newest spacecraft, is set to launch atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:05 a.m. Watch it live!
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De-Icing: Why Are They Spraying Our Jet?

If you’ve flown in cold weather, you have probably seen an aircraft being de-iced. Here's why they were washing your airplane with slimy green goop.
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Orion atop Delta 4 Heavy Booster. Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

Cool NASA Animation Beautifully Details Every Step of Orion’s First Launch!

A cool animation details NASA’s Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) mission, which will go farther than any human spacecraft has in the past 40 years.
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