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Cockpit Jumpseating: The Best Seat in the House

Working in aviation brings me some of the greatest experiences of my life. Few of them come close to being able to ride up front in airliners in the cockpit jumpseat.

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: Welcome to New York!

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

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AvGeeks Celebrate National Aviation Day!

Celebrate National Aviation Day with us by using the hashtag #AvDay to tell us what aviation means to you!

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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 effects of climate change.

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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?


 
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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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Up Close and Personal With a C-17 Globemaster

An aerial pairing of the C-17 Globemaster and the KC-135 Stratotanker was the recent highlight at a media day in which journalists were afforded the rare opportunity to ride along.
by Danielle Gibeault
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Rebuilding the Perception of Airline Pilots, One Passenger at at Time

Do you think the pilot is to blame when your flight hits turbulence or is delayed? Think again.
by Justin Schlechter
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DEVELOPING: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Crashes In The Desert of Mali

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. T...
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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.
by Eric Auxier
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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.
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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.
by Patrick Smith
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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!
by John F. Ciesla
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