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This Day in History: NASA Officially Established

On this day in 1958, Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act in an effort to further advance America in space exploration.

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Analysis: A Navy SEAL Breakdown of the Sunwing SWAT Takedown

When a SWAT Team stormed a diverted Sunwing flight, many people were shocked and frightened. Former Navy SEAL Rich Graham gives un an inside view into the tactical environment.

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: Across The Pond

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

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The Honor of Being Chosen For a Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship

An aspiring pilot shares his story of being selected as one of the recipients of the Jason Dahl Memorial Scholarship for 2014.

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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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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.
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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?
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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
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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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The Flyover: Keeping a Tradition Alive

If you think a flyover is special and have enjoyed them in the past, make sure to embrace the Thunderbirds at the All-Star game tonight as it has become even more special now.
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Farnborough International Airshow 2014 Wrap-up: Day One

The 2014 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow was kicked off on Monday morning with announcements from airframe and engine manufacturers large and small.
by Ben Granucci
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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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