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BREAKING: Contact Lost With Air Algerie Flight

Contact has been lost with an Air Algerie flight between Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (OUA) and Algiers, Algeria (ALG). Flight 5017 was an MD-83 that was being flown by Spanish carrier Swiftair on behalf of the Algerian airline. The aircraft had 110 passengers and 6 crew members onboard. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane […]

Pilot Factor Crop Book Reviews

The Pilot Factor: A Fresh Look in Crew Resource Management

Jean Denis Marcellin’s new book, The Pilot Factor, gives a readers a fresh perspective on Crew Resource Management concepts.

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DEVELOPING: Malaysia Airlines 777 Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines 777-200ER traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Ukraine on Thursday after a presumed surface-to-air missile strike.

AsianaSFO Columnists

The Media’s Airplane Problem

When it comes to airplanes and pilots, mainstream journalism, like Hollywood, usually gets it wrong. Movies we can forgive. The press, however, we hold to a much higher standard.

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: North of the Border

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: Canada!


 
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Farnborough International Airshow 2014 Wrap-up: Day One

The 2014 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow was kicked off on Monday morning with announcements from airframe and engine manufacturers large and small.
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Aviation Weather Hazards: Understanding Tornadoes

Tornadoes are perhaps the most recognized, feared and damaging progeny of thunderstorms. Resident NYCAviation meteorologist Adam Daum breaks down how tornadoes develop, how they're detected and how they impact air operations.
by Adam Daum
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Ethiopian Airlines: From Humble Beginnings to an Aviation Powerhouse

Looking back to its first days in 1946, it would be hard to imagine Ethiopian becoming the African aviation powerhouse it is today. Yet nevertheless the airline managed to continue to grow through obstacles small and large over...
by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
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Black Sky: Virgin’s Spaceship Carrier Takes to the Air For 150th Time

Virgin Galactic recently posted a new photo of the carrier aircraft that will bring the spaceship to altitude for its kick to orbit. Called WhiteKnightTwo, the aircraft completed its 150th flight.
by Elizabeth Howell, UniverseToday.com
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Five of the World’s Best Airport Viewing Areas

When NYCAviation heard about the opening of the viewing area at Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel, I thought I'd look further into what made this hotel so plane spotter-friendly.
by Sarina Houston
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#TBT: How to Pick the Best Lens For Aviation Photography

No matter how good a camera body you buy, a successful day of photography at your local airport or a summer airshow greatly depends on which lens you use. Photography columnist Manny Gonzalez explains what you should look for i...
by Manny Gonzalez
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Prepping to Relive the Greatest Week of Geek

NYCAviation Founder Phil Derner Jr. shares his thoughts as he returns to Los Angeles for the Airliners International convention.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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“The Why” Behind Accidental Door Slide Deployments

An Emergency Slide Inflated into the Cabin of a United Airlines 737. What Went Wrong? Plus: Evacuation Etiquette, and Everything You Need to Know About Doors.
by Patrick Smith
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