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Seven Safety Tips For Traveling to Dangerous Places

The world can be a very unforgiving place when you step off the path of paved tourism. Here are some tips when visiting “less desired” places.

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Four Engines vs. Two: The Surprising Mathematical Guarantee of Safety

One would think that an aircraft with additional engines would provide even better performance on normal takeoffs, but the extra engines actually reduces it.

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Plane Crash Forensics: The Reality of How Victims are Identified

There is no “CSI: Aviation.” Identifying plane crash victims and returning them to their families is a long, tedious process that must be done right.

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Airline Globalization’s History: Once An Advantage, Now a Threat

The debate between U.S legacy airlines and the “ME3″ has been getting hotter and hotter, though airline globalization has been around since the beginning.

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Pilot Shortage: Where’d All the Pilots Go?

The reasons why 80% of student pilots drop out have also always been the same; lack of money and the high demands of the industry.


 
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Updated: Could Runway Closures Mean A Summer of Misery at JFK?

Beginning Sunday, JFK will have 1 runway closed and another shortened until late September. Find out why this is happening and what it means for travelers.
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Getting Chicks Into the Cockpit

Our culture has not caught up with its own ideology yet (i.e. letting women “have it all”), but I will firmly state that it’s headed in the right direction.
by Erika Armstrong
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Getting You There Safely: Working With the Weather

From dispatchers to meteorologists to air traffic controllers, pilots up front could not do it without their daily expertise, knowledge and professionalism.
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Plumbers in the Sky: The Demise of the Flight Engineer

Some airlines still require flight engineers, but not as many as before. While they may be gone as a profession, they are certainly not forgotten.
by Michael Lothrop
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American Airlines Offered a Single Operating Certificate, Completing Merge with US Airways

On April 8, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted a single operating certificate to American Airlines and US Airways, signifying a major step in their integration process. For more than a year, over 700 employees re...
by Douglas Wint
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Total Turbulence Helps Guide Flights To Smoother Skies

Real-time turbulence reports are now crowdsourced directly from flights en route. However, it's the planes -- not the passengers -- doing the talking.
by Paul Thompson
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REVEALED: The Dirty Truth About Chemtrails (Satire)

"Captain X" Takes us inside the cockpit and reveals the TRUTH about chemtrails.
by Ken Hoke
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Fatal Facts: Analyzing the Truth Behind Airline Crash Safety Statistics

We always hear how safe air travel is, referenced with various brief stats and phrases, but where do they come from? Here's the air travel safety breakdown.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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