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UN Week: New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year

Each September, the leaders of the world converge on New York City for what is known as UN Week. The many VIP aircraft that arrive during this time make this week a plane spotter’s paradise. Here is a look at where you should go to join in the fun and what you might see.

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Boeing and SpaceX Selected for NASA’s Next Human Spaceflight Program

Late Tuesday afternoon, NASA announced the selection of Boeing and SpaceX as the two spacecraft providers for the Commercial Crew Program. Flights are expected to begin by the middle of 2017.

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Is Flying in Africa Unsafe?

Aviation in Africa has a poor reputation for safety, but many African nations are stepping up efforts to improve flight safety in the continent.

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SimpliFlying Awards Honor the Best Airlines in Social Media

The Annual SimpliFlying Awards for Social Media Excellence were held last Friday in Brooklyn, NY. Take a look at who was recognized and what they have done.

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The Honor of Being Chosen For a Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship

An aspiring pilot shares his story of being selected as one of the recipients of the Jason Dahl Memorial Scholarship for 2014.


 
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Researching Weather and Climate Change at 35,000ft

Over 40 years ago, airliners started being used to collect high altitude air samples for climate research. Today that research continues, and has been expanded to improve weather forecasting and also better understand the effec...
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Come Along As We Cross the Pacific – An Inside Look

Have you ever wondered what it's like to ride on the flight deck during an ocean crossing? How does the flight crew prepare for the flight and what do they do along the way?
by Ken Hoke
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Orville Wright Talks First Flight for #SelfieSunday

Who better than to start our weekly Selfie Sunday series than the first man in flight, Orville Wright?
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Rise of the Independence at Space Center Houston

As hundreds of onlookers watched, the 171,860 pound (86 ton) space shuttle Independence replica gently rose off its mobile transporter and onto the the NASA905 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
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All photos by Justin Barlow

Cathay Pacific Bids Farewell to the 747 at SFO

Cathay Pacific bids a fond farewell to the Queen of the Skies, and looks forward to the future with replacements from Boeing and Airbus.
by Eric McKirdy
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Delta Air Lines Moves LGA-BOS Shuttle Flights to Terminal C

Delta Air Lines today announced that the New York operations of its Delta Shuttle flights to Boston Logan will move from LaGuardia’s Marine Air Terminal to Terminal C beginning November 2.
by Nate Anderson
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Large models illustrating Southwest’s special liveries hang in the atrium of the company’s HQ. Photo courtesy JL Johnson, AirlineReporter.com

Checking out Southwest’s Culture-Centric HQ

One loyal flier goes beyond the plane to experience the culture inside Southwest Airlines' headquarters.
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Perfect Weather On Tap For This Weekend’s Greenwood Lake Airshow

The 2014 Greenwood Lake Airshow is happening this weekend in West Milford, NJ. Airshow correspondant Scott Snorteland tells us what to expect at the show.
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