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NASA 905 Spreads Her Wings in New Texas Exhibit

After a two-night roll through the streets in April 2014, NASA 905 was reassembled at Space Center Houston and mated with a full-scale orbiter mockup.

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Why An FAA Rule Change Won’t Stop Student Pilots

Aviation medical examiners will no longer issue student pilot certificates under a new rule adopted by the FAA. Unlike the old rules, starting on April 1 (yes, April Fool’s Day), these new certificates will never expire and students will receive hard plastic certificates, separate from their medical certificate. Currently, a student pilot obtains a combination […]

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Derner Travel Forecast: Winter Storm “Jonas”

Winter Storm “Jonas” is approaching the Northeast. How will is affect weekend travel in and out of New York and DC? We give you continuous forecasts and advice.

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ANALYSIS: Could Spirit be looking to merge with Frontier?

Following last week’s abrupt departure of Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza, ZIna Aziz explores whether the airline’s future could include a merger with Frontier Airlines.

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PHOTO TOUR: Step Onboard Qatar Airways A350-900XWB

Recently, NYCAviation was invited onboard one of Qatar Airways’ A350-900XWBs. While onboard, we had a chance to tour the entire plane as well as to speak with representatives of both the airline and Airbus. Here is a look at what it was like in and around the aircraft.


 
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What It Is Like To Work For An Airline As An #Avgeek

What is it like going from being a lifelong #avgeek to actually making it your profession? Gordon Gebert takes us through his transition.
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ETOPS – Enhancing Safety On Long Flights

As a passenger, you might see the word "ETOPS" stenciled on airplanes. What does ETOPS mean and why is it important?
by Ken Hoke
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Divert (From the Pilot’s Point Of View)

The vast majority of airline flights reach their destination as planned. Occasionally bad weather or other factors cause flight crews to have to divert to an alternate airport, disrupting both the airline's and passenger's plan...
by Brad Tate
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Blue Collar on a White Shirt

When an oil pressure gauge starts to move in flight, pilots use both colors of their collar and open up several learned skills at once.
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After 37 Years, Remembering the Horrors and Sacrifices of PSA Flight 182

It has been 37 years since San Diego residents and the viewing public endured the crash of PSA Flight 182, and the tragic events from that 1978 day are not forgotten.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year Returns for 2015

It's almost time again for New York City's greatest plane spotting week of the year. UN Week is a little later than usual this year, but promises to be just as exciting.
by Ben Granucci
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Why Student Pilots Quit

There are 120,000 student pilots right now debating what to do next.
by Erika Armstrong
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Qantas Swings Back Into Profit After An Aggressive Restructuring

After a number of dark years for the airline's finances, things are finally starting to look up for Qantas as they have begun to return to profitability.
by Zina Aziz
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