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Comair – South Africa’s Alternative

South African Airways is the best known airline in South Africa, but there are two other longstanding airlines providing service in the region. Mark Lawrence was on location for an in-depth profile of the Comair Group airlines, kulula.com and British Airways (Operated by Comair).

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AeroStar Leads The Way With a Training Pipeline for Future Aviators

Simply being the CEO of an aviation consulting firm wasn’t enough for Tammera Holmes. She had to help young people learn to embrace aviation as well.

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Werner Franz, Last Surviving Hindenburg Crew Member, Has Died

The last surviving crewmember from the Hindenburg Disaster has died at the age of 92. He was just days shy of his 15th birthday when the airship crashed.

Inside the Washington DC ARTCC. Image courtesy Federal Aviation Administration Education

Beyond the Tower: The Controllers That Guide You the Rest of the Way

An air traffic controller takes us beyond the tower to see just how many steps go in to guiding your flight safely along.

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The Little Airport That Could: La Guardia’s Tri-Jet Heavies

The story of how widebody tri-jets showed up at LGA, and how they drifted away, as told and wonderfully illustrated by planespotters.


 
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Researching Weather and Climate Change at 35,000ft

Over 40 years ago, airliners started being used to collect high altitude air samples for climate research. Today that research continues, and has been expanded to improve weather forecasting and also better understand the effec...
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Come Along As We Cross the Pacific – An Inside Look

Have you ever wondered what it's like to ride on the flight deck during an ocean crossing? How does the flight crew prepare for the flight and what do they do along the way?
by Ken Hoke
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Orville Wright Talks First Flight for #SelfieSunday

Who better than to start our weekly Selfie Sunday series than the first man in flight, Orville Wright?
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Rise of the Independence at Space Center Houston

As hundreds of onlookers watched, the 171,860 pound (86 ton) space shuttle Independence replica gently rose off its mobile transporter and onto the the NASA905 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
by Shannon D. Moore
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All photos by Justin Barlow

Cathay Pacific Bids Farewell to the 747 at SFO

Cathay Pacific bids a fond farewell to the Queen of the Skies, and looks forward to the future with replacements from Boeing and Airbus.
by Eric McKirdy
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Delta Air Lines Moves LGA-BOS Shuttle Flights to Terminal C

Delta Air Lines today announced that the New York operations of its Delta Shuttle flights to Boston Logan will move from LaGuardia’s Marine Air Terminal to Terminal C beginning November 2.
by Nate Anderson
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Large models illustrating Southwest’s special liveries hang in the atrium of the company’s HQ. Photo courtesy JL Johnson, AirlineReporter.com

Checking out Southwest’s Culture-Centric HQ

One loyal flier goes beyond the plane to experience the culture inside Southwest Airlines' headquarters.
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Perfect Weather On Tap For This Weekend’s Greenwood Lake Airshow

The 2014 Greenwood Lake Airshow is happening this weekend in West Milford, NJ. Airshow correspondant Scott Snorteland tells us what to expect at the show.
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