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What They Don’t Teach You in Ground School, Part II: Mistresses, Wives and the Mile High Club

(Editor’s note: part one of this series can be read here.) The flustered aircraft salesman walks past the front desk of the FBO pulling at his tie, a permanent blush to his cheeks; for some reason, he can’t look me in the eye. Next in through the sliding doors is the flight crew looking similarly […]

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Airways Brewing Company Proudly Reveals #AvGeek Beer

Our friends over at Airline Reporter found a brewery that combines a love of aviation with a love of craft beer.

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Last Ride on the Seven Six Two: US Airways Retires the Boeing 767

This week US Airways retired its last Boeing 767-200 after 25 years of service. NYCAviation was aboard the ceremonial final flight.

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What They Don’t Teach You in Ground School, Part I: Pushy Corporate Clients

Desperate pilots don’t stay pilots long. In the short term, they may be in the air, but in the long run, the Client Factor will make a decision for them that they simply can’t live with.

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7 Steps to Write a Meaningless, Yet Viral, Aviation Story

Writing quality aviation content that gets people’s attention isn’t easy. Why go through all that hard work when there’s an easy way to create a viral article that will get you crazy page views?


 
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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.
by Erika Armstrong
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Touch N’ Go: US Navy Airship Program Canceled, Watch the A350 be assembled

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)t   AvStories: ✈ Breaking News – U.S. Navy Airship Program Canceled. [Airships.net] ✈ Check out the N...
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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.
by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
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Touch N’ Go: Boeing on track to meet Dreamliner deliveries, Hawaiian Airlines adding seats

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)   AvStories: ✈ Boeing says on track to meet Dreamliner delivery forecast. [Reuters] ✈ Career Spotligh...
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WATCH LIVE: Orion EFT-1 Launch Will Test Human Flight Into Deep Space

Orion, NASA’s newest spacecraft, is set to launch atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:05 a.m. Watch it live!
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De-Icing: Why Are They Spraying Our Jet?

If you’ve flown in cold weather, you have probably seen an aircraft being de-iced. Here's why they were washing your airplane with slimy green goop.
by Ken Hoke
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Cool NASA Animation Beautifully Details Every Step of Orion’s First Launch!

A cool animation details NASA’s Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) mission, which will go farther than any human spacecraft has in the past 40 years.
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Boeing 747 Flies Once More From Minneapolis-St. Paul

In November, Delta added two domestic MSP-ATL 747 flights on Thanksgiving weekend. Spotters took notice, and several booked a rare domestic date with the Queen.
by Jeremy Dando
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