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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.


 
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A Real Solution to Suicide-Murder By Pilot? The 7 Past Incidents to Learn From

What can be changed in order to prevent another Germanwings 9525 from happening? Is there a foolproof solution? We learn from these past events...
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Lurking Behind the Germanwings Cockpit Door

In light of the tragic news earlier today, Columnist Erika Armstrong explores the culture of those who fly professionally and the ultimate betrayal among their ranks.
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DEVELOPING: Germanwings Flight 9525 Intentionally Crashed In The French Alps

A Germanwings aircraft flying between Barcelona and Dusseldorf has crashed in the French Alps Northwest of Nice. The aircraft was reported to be an Airbus A320. Initial reports from the French Government are that no survivors ...
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What Happens Behind the Cockpit Door?

Passengers often wonder what goes on behind the closed door of the cockpit. Ericka Armstrong provides a glimpse into what pilots are doing during each phase of flight.
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The Evolution of Engine Starting: From Hand-Propping to Button Pushing

For many of us, our first understanding on how to start an airplane was when Bugs Bunny started the engines of the “World’s Largest Airplane” in Hare Lift (FF to 2:04). With a simple push of a button, all of the radial en...
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Developing: Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash

Actor and pilot Harrison Ford was injured Thursday afternoon when the aircraft he was flying crashed just short of Santa Monica Airport.
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Delta MD-88 Goes Off of Runway at LGA

A Delta Air Lines MD-88 slid off a runway and crashed into an embankment at New York's La Guardia Airport this morning.
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The 3 Plane Crashes You’ve Never Heard Of: Aviation’s Sacrificial Lambs

There are more than a few crashes from the last decade that you probably have never heard of, but your safety could benefit from their lessons. Why the lack of media coverage?
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