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Around the World in 80 Jumpseats

While the ability to travel for free is a definite perk of being an airline pilot, the ability to ride in the jumpseat is more of a necessary evil. It is small and uncomfortable, but it can also be the difference between a pilot making it to work on time and being stuck in an airport thousands of miles away.

Malaysia Airlines 777-2H3-ER, registered 9M-MRO, which went missing Friday as flight 370. (photo via Aero Icarus on Flickr) Aviation News

DEVELOPING: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Intentionally Diverted

Malaysia Airlines has lost contact with a 777-200 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, carrying 239 people.

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There’s No Flying in Baseball?

Patrick Smith takes a look at the parallels between aviation and America’s favorite pastime.

(Mark Lawrence) Airport News

The Changing Face of FLL

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is in the midst of a large-scale runway and terminal improvement project. Mark Lawrence visits FLL to get the latest on the status of the project and how it has impacted operations at the busy South Florida airport.

The Solar Impulse team has built a second aircraft to fly around the world in stages in 2015. Solar Impulse team is working around Solar Impulse 2 to prepare the official presentation of the solar airplane that will happen on April 9, 2014. The test flights phase will start in spring and last until the end of summer 2014 at Payerne airfield. The first round-the-world solar flight is scheduled for 2015. Image courtesy of Solar Impulse. Aviation News

Solar Impulse 2 Unveiled, Round-The-World Flight Planned

On the heals of the successful Across America journey last summer, Solar Impulse has unveiled the all-new solar powered aircraft that will take them around the world in 2015.


 
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NYC Airports Get Ready for Super Bowl XXLVIII

NYC area airports will see a large number of flights coming in for Super Bowl XLVIII. Here's what to expect.
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Indictments Today in 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK

On Thursday, the FBI arrested five suspects believed to have taken part in the infamous 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK, made famous in the film "Goodfellas".
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January 22nd in Aviation History: Pilot Mistakes Ireland for California and More

Pan Am becomes the first airlines to start 747 flights in 1970, STS-42 brings the first female Canadian into space in 1992, a P-3 Orion distance record in 1971, Apollo 5 launches in 1968, and the crashes of American Airlines Fl...
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January 21st in Aviation History: First Concorde Passenger Flight, Cargolux Lands on Van and 40 More Events!

The Concorde begins scheduled service for both British Airways and Air France, crashes of Galaxy Airlines 203, Pan Am 1104 and an Iranian 727. NASA's Spirit rover ceases communication from Mars, and more...
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January 20th in Aviation History: Air Inter 148 Crashes, North American Airlines Born

Today in aviation history, Air Inter Flight 148 crashes, North American Airlines is born, E2C Hawkeye makes its first flight and much more!
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January 19th in Aviation History: Jet Airways Becomes Largest Indian Airline and More

Jet Airways buys Air Sahara to become India's largest domestic airline, Howard Hughes sets a new transcontinental speed record, Jules Vedrine lands his plane on top of a Paris department store, and more...
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January 18th in Aviation History: A380 Unveiled, United Flt 266 Crashes Into Pacific Ocean

The Airbus A380 is unveiled, the F-4 Phantom is yanked from front-line service, Bell makes its 25,000th Helo, United Flight 266 crashes, as well as Capital Airlines Flight 20.
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January 17th in Aviation History: British Airways Flight 38 Crash Lands at Heathrow

A British Airways 777 lands short of the runway at Heathrow, a B-52 collision peppers nukes over Spain, Operation Desert Storm begins in Iraq, and more...
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