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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.

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 Editorials

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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Is Qantas Really the Safest Airline?

Qantas history is scarred by at least seven fatal incidents prior to 1951, and the carrier has been perfect ever since. Its record is an outstanding one.
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Up Close and Personal with the Cast of Airplane Repo

Standing in a tight circle at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the cast of Discovery Channel's Airplane Repo looked like they could be ready to repossess an airplane or two.
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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: The Northeast

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: The Northeast!
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A Look Inside Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines recently opened its doors to give NYCA an inside look at how one of the largest airlines on the planet operates.
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August 9th in Aviation History: Steven Slater Slides to Stardom

The US drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, a LANSA Lockheed Electra crashes in Peru, Steven Slater flips out on a JetBlue flight, and more...
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New Hurricane Forecast: Time to Buy Bread & Milk, or Ticket to the Caribbean?

With only two named storms so far, many are wondering why we haven’t seen more action and if we can already breathe a proverbial sigh of relief.
by Adam Daum
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August 8th in Aviation History: Wright Flyer’s First Europe Flight

Wright Flyer makes its first public flight, a small plane and a sightseeing helicopter collide over the Hudson River, and more...
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#TBT: Taming the Beast: How to Name and Organize Your Digital Photos

The disappearance of film and the arrival of the Digital Age means unlimited photo taking! Yay! But now how do I save, sort, archive and search through tens of thousands of shots? Boo. Photography Columnist Manny Gonzalez tells...
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