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BREAKING: Contact Lost With Air Algerie Flight

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. The aircraft had 110 passengers and 6 crew members onboard. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane […]

Pilot Factor Crop Book Reviews

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.

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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.

AsianaSFO Columnists

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.

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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!


 
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Into Africa: Airbus Style

Come aboard as Mark Lawrence takes us along for the ride on his trip to South Africa on Lufthansa and South African Airways.
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Panoramic shot of a thunderstorm near Denver Airport on June 4, 2014 (Photo: Paul Thompson, @FlyingPhotog on Twitter)

Why You Are Delayed: The Science Behind Thunderstorm Development

Thunderstorms are one of the top causes of flight delays. Meteorologist Adam Daum delves into the science behind this powerful force of nature.
by Adam Daum
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The Conspiracy That Isn’t: Debunking Chemtrails

The chemtrail conspiracy is a fact-less idea created by a misled and uninformed group. We explain the skinny on the science behind the unfortunate theory.
by Phil Derner Jr. and John Steffen
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Ethiopian's first 787 Dreamliner. (Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/NYCAviation)

#TBT: Just Another Airplane? 20 Hours Aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The state-of-the-art passenger comfort features on the new Boeing 787 have a lot of hype to live up to. Do they really make a difference?
by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
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The Noisy, Sweaty Hell of Small Planes

I spent the better part of five years immersed in general aviation. Frankly, as I see it, those are 1,500 hours that I’m never getting back.
by Patrick Smith
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils SpaceX Dragon V2 next generation astronaut spacecraft on May 29, 2014. Credit: Robert Fisher/America Space

Meet SpaceX’s New Manned Dragon: Cool Animation Shows ‘How It Works’

Want to meet and fly aboard SpaceX’s next generation manned Dragon V2 spacecraft? Well hop aboard for a ride to the International Space Station and back.
by Ken Kremer, UniverseToday.com
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Head-on with Honeywell's Convair 580 avionics testbed.

Flying (Not So) High with Honeywell

So you think Honeywell is just that company that makes the thermostat on your wall? Well, you would be very wrong. Contributor Jason Rabinowitz visits with Honeywell and takes a look a the wide variety of products that they mak...
by Jason Rabinowitz
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The CS-100 aircraft involved in the incident, FTV1. Image courtesy Alexandre Gouger via Wikimedia Commons.

Developing: C-Series Flight Tests on Hold After Engine Failure

Bombardier has halted the C-Series flight test program after one of the test aircraft experienced an uncontained engine failure while undergoing maintenance tests.
by Ben Granucci
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