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Maintenance Editorials

PHOTOS: Touring the China Airlines Maintenance Hangar

While in Taipei recently, Contributor Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren had a chance to tour China Airlines maintenance hangar.

Soaring NV’s gliders at Minden-Tahoe Airport – the LS4, two Duo Discus, two ASK-21s.
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Gone Gliding – Part Two

Howard Slutsken’s gone gliding, and taking us along for the ride! Follow along as he guides us through the preflight process and take-off.

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Virgin America: Still the Best In Class?

Virgin America still maintains a clear edge; its product is competitive, and the vibe hasn’t been replicated elsewhere. But other airlines are taking aim.

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Pilotspotting: The Art of Recognizing a Pilot On Sight

My friends are in awe when I’m usually correct and then I’ll verify by asking “So, what do you fly?” They’ll ask how I knew they were a pilot, but I don’t like to reveal my secrets.

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Flight Review: China Airlines’ New 777-300ER Wows Passengers

Join us as we experience Taiwan-based China Airlines’ brand new 777-300ER first hand on a flight that will not soon be forgotten.


 
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Photos: Boeing 747-8F Begins Taxi Tests

Boeing today commenced taxi testing of their new 747-8 Freighter in preparation for her first flight.
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Week In Review

First-hand account from inside United's gear-up landing, a TSA screener gets an ear-chewing after letting shotgun shells through security, the Red Bull Air Races come to NYC this summer, Embraer pilots back in the hot seat, and...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 

 
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The Logbook: Delta, Delta, and More Delta

In today's daily digest, Delta adds service, cuts service and looks to start a new codeshare. Meanwhile, Kingfisher accidentally squawks a hijack and Jet Airways toys with a plane full of passengers.
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
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The Logbook

In today’s daily digest, NTSB Chair rips the media a new APU, an Iran Air A300 goes off the runway in Tehran, a Scottish man acts up and diverts a US Airways flight, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
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When I’m Looking Up, He’s Looking Down

It goes without saying that anyone who loves aviation instinctively looks up to the sky when they hear a plane passing over. It doesn’t matter what kind of plane, any time I hear that whine of prop or the roar of a jet, I alw...
by Tom Alfano

 

 
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On This Day in Aviation History: September 14th

A bomb goes off at Seoul's airport, an F-14 rolls off the deck of the USS John F. Kennedy, an Aeroflot 737 crashes in Russia, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
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SPY PHOTOS: SunExpress New Livery Revealed

World's first photos of a new livery for SunExpress 737s.
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
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On This Day in Aviation History: February 12th

Continental/Colgan Flight 3407 crashes in upstate New York, an Iran Air Tu-154 crashes into a mountain, United's Ted low cost subsidiary begins operations, an Air Rhodesia flight is shot down in South Africa and more...
by NYCAviation Staff