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REVEALED: The Dirty Truth About Chemtrails

“Captain X” Takes us inside the cockpit and reveals the TRUTH about chemtrails.

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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.

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Emirates Continues Its Foray Into North America

Emirates’ focus on acquiring large capacity aircraft follows a non-traditional path that is admired by many, and a cause for concern for others.

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A Real Solution to Suicide-Murder By Pilot? The 7 Past Incidents to Learn From

What can be changed in order to prevent another Germanwings 9525 from happening? Is there a foolproof solution? We learn from these past events…

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Lurking Behind the Germanwings Cockpit Door

In light of the tragic news earlier today, Columnist Erika Armstrong explores the culture of those who fly professionally and the ultimate betrayal among their ranks.


 
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Space Travel’s Biggest Benefit – World Peace? Why We Must Venture Further

Why do we travel to space? What if there was a reason greater than technological advancements and finding a home on other planets? Dare we say...
by Phil Derner Jr.
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Holding Up to Heavy Metal: What Airport Runways Are Made Of

A mile of runway can take you anywhere. We take a look beneath the surface to see how runways are engineered and maintained.
by Gabe Andino
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My First Time: Behind the Controls of a 737

Recently, I had a chance to get behind the controls of an airplane for the first time, in the left seat of a Boeing 737 simulator.
by Ben Granucci
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Air China's new Boeing 747-8i on short final at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Photo courtesy Jason Rabinowitz

PHOTOS: Air China’s 747-8i Lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Air China's new Boeing 747-8i arrived at JFK for the first time on Wednesday, and we've got photos of its first arrival!
by Ben Granucci
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Another amazing photo by Gordon Boettger, from 26,000 feet over the Carson Valley, during a glider wave flight

Gone Gliding Part Three – The Conclusion

In the conclusion to this three-part series, Howard Slutskin gets hooked up and towed out on his gliding adventure!
by Howard Slutsken
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The Cockpit Pucker Factor: Afraid of Fear

Dealing with an incident afterward in your mind is just as important as dealing with the original emergency. It’s learning how to not be afraid of fear.
by Erika Armstrong
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The Top Five Business Jets of Today

How do corporate jetsetters experience the polar opposite of no-frills air travel? We explore five possible answers.
by Nicholas Chieco
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A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 (reg D-AIKI) touches down at JFK Airport in New York. Photo by Tom Alfano.

Today in Aviation History: January 6

Happy birthday to Lufthansa! United Grounds Ted, the US Marines take delivery of their first AV-8 Harrier and more...
by NYCAviation Staff