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Paul Mantz, Amelia Earhart, Harry Manning and Fred Noonan, Oakland, California, 

March 17, 1937, before the first around-the-world attempt. Image via WikimediaCommons History

Fred Noonan: More Than Just Amelia Earhart’s Navigator

Fred Noonan may be best known as Amelia Earhart’s navigator, but his contributions to aviation stretch far beyond that fateful flight.

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UN Week: New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year

Each September, the leaders of the world converge on New York City for what is known as UN Week. The many VIP aircraft that arrive during this time make this week a plane spotter’s paradise. Here is a look at where you should go to join in the fun and what you might see.

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Boeing and SpaceX Selected for NASA’s Next Human Spaceflight Program

Late Tuesday afternoon, NASA announced the selection of Boeing and SpaceX as the two spacecraft providers for the Commercial Crew Program. Flights are expected to begin by the middle of 2017.

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Is Flying in Africa Unsafe?

Aviation in Africa has a poor reputation for safety, but many African nations are stepping up efforts to improve flight safety in the continent.

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SimpliFlying Awards Honor the Best Airlines in Social Media

The Annual SimpliFlying Awards for Social Media Excellence were held last Friday in Brooklyn, NY. Take a look at who was recognized and what they have done.


 
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A sightseeing helicopter circles over the Statue of Liberty (Photo:Skyride.com)

No More Helicopter Tours? New York and New Jersey Officials Seek a Ban

Sightseeing helicopter tours are an increasingly popular attraction for NYC tourists. However they have also become increasingly unpopular among local residents and politicians, who are calling for them to be banned.
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A British Airways (Operated by Comair) 737-800.

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,...
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Aviation Exploration Apprenticeship students at a tour of American Airlines' ORD maintenance hangar.

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

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.
by Brian Futterman
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Many airlines are trading 737-700s for larger 737-800s as they come off lease. Southwest, however, is more than happy to have the smaller birds – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter

Why are Airlines Continually Ordering Larger Aircraft?

The reason, as always, comes down to the most important question an airline has to answer: “what makes the most profit?”
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Flying with the One Percent

A Ride in Business Class on the Airbus A380. Plus: My Strange Childhood of Airlines Real and Imagined.
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