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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.

(Photo by Art Brett) History

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.

Many airlines are trading 737-700s for larger 737-800s as they come off lease. Southwest, however, is more than happy to have the smaller birds – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter Editorials

Why are Airlines Continually Ordering Larger Aircraft?

The reason, as always, comes down to the most important question an airline has to answer: “what makes the most profit?”


 
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SWAT Team members stormed Sunwing flight 772 to apprehend a passenger who expressed a desire to blow up the aircraft.

Analysis: A Navy SEAL Breakdown of the Sunwing SWAT Takedown

When a SWAT Team stormed a diverted Sunwing flight, many people were shocked and frightened. Former Navy SEAL Rich Graham gives un an inside view into the tactical environment.
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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: Across The Pond

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: Europe!
by John F. Ciesla
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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...
by Ben Granucci
 

 
 
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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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Photo of Malaysian Airlines 777-200 9M-MRD, the actual aircraft said to be involved in the accident. The aircraft had been repainted back into normal colors prior to the crash.

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.
by NYCAviation Staff
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