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A British Airways (Operated by Comair) 737-800. Featured

Comair – South Africa’s Alternative

South African Airways is the best known airline in South Africa, but there are two other longstanding airlines providing service in the region. Mark Lawrence was on location for an in-depth profile of the Comair Group airlines, kulula.com and British Airways (Operated by Comair).

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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.


 
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Oshkosh from 3 Feet AGL: EAA AirVenture from a Child’s Perspective

EAA's annual KidVenture inspires future aviators by bringing the thrill of flight to children of all ages.
by Sarina Houston
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PATCO air traffic controllers picket outside of Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan.

August 3rd in Aviation History: America’s Air Traffic Controllers Strike

Today we look back at the 1981 Air Traffic Controllers Strike and mourn the worst accident ever involving a Boeing 707.
by NYCAviation Staff

 

 
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Southwest ends Sea World Marketing Partnership, Will Repaint Shamu 737s

After 25 years, Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are ending their marketing partnership. Under criticism from animal rights activists, the airline will repaint all three aircraft painted in the special "Shamu" color scheme.
by Steven Paduchak
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#TBT: The Top 10 Best of Everything at EAA AirVenture 2011

With NYCAviation once again attending EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, we decided to take a look back at the last time we were there in 2011.
by Matt Molnar
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Boeing 787-10: The Dream Gets Bigger

The aircraft’s latest model, the 787-10, will be assembled in North Charleston, South Carolina, as opposed to the state of Washington,
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Epic New Aviation Documentary Set To Wow Audiences In 2015

An epic new aviation documentary is set to wow audiences in 2015. Check out the first trailer for Aviation: the Invisible Highway here!
by Ben Granucci
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Oshbash 2014: Twitter Meetup Focuses on General Aviation Growth

Over 100 self-proclaimed avgeeks gathered last night at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Oshbash, a social media meetup designed to allow Twitter friends to meet in person.
by Sarina Houston
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The Ugliest Planes of All Time

I passionately submit that it does, absolutely, matter what the airplane looks like. Do we not care what our bridges and skyscrapers look like, functionality aside?
by Patrick Smith
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