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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.

The aircraft that was reported to have been involved in the crash, B-22810. Photo courtesy Mark Hsiung. Aviation News

BREAKING: TransAsia Airways ATR-72 Crashes in Magong, Taiwan

An ATR-72 operated by Trans Asia Airways had crashed in Magong, Taiwan (MZG). Flight 222 was a scheduled flight from Kaohsiung Siaogang Airport (KHH) that had been delayed by Typhoon Matmo. It departed KHH at 5:00 pm local time. the crash occurred at about 7:00 pm local time.Thunderstorms and 40 knot winds were reported in […]

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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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: North of the Border

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


 
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Aviation Weather Hazards: Understanding Tornadoes

Tornadoes are perhaps the most recognized, feared and damaging progeny of thunderstorms. Resident NYCAviation meteorologist Adam Daum breaks down how tornadoes develop, how they're detected and how they impact air operations.
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Ethiopian Airlines: From Humble Beginnings to an Aviation Powerhouse

Looking back to its first days in 1946, it would be hard to imagine Ethiopian becoming the African aviation powerhouse it is today. Yet nevertheless the airline managed to continue to grow through obstacles small and large over...
by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
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Black Sky: Virgin’s Spaceship Carrier Takes to the Air For 150th Time

Virgin Galactic recently posted a new photo of the carrier aircraft that will bring the spaceship to altitude for its kick to orbit. Called WhiteKnightTwo, the aircraft completed its 150th flight.
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Five of the World’s Best Airport Viewing Areas

When NYCAviation heard about the opening of the viewing area at Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel, I thought I'd look further into what made this hotel so plane spotter-friendly.
by Sarina Houston
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#TBT: How to Pick the Best Lens For Aviation Photography

No matter how good a camera body you buy, a successful day of photography at your local airport or a summer airshow greatly depends on which lens you use. Photography columnist Manny Gonzalez explains what you should look for i...
by Manny Gonzalez
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Prepping to Relive the Greatest Week of Geek

NYCAviation Founder Phil Derner Jr. shares his thoughts as he returns to Los Angeles for the Airliners International convention.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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“The Why” Behind Accidental Door Slide Deployments

An Emergency Slide Inflated into the Cabin of a United Airlines 737. What Went Wrong? Plus: Evacuation Etiquette, and Everything You Need to Know About Doors.
by Patrick Smith
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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos, Part Two: Chicago’s Midway and O’Hare

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: the Chicago airports of Midway and O'Hare.
by John F. Ciesla
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