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Maintenance Editorials

PHOTOS: Touring the China Airlines Maintenance Hangar

While in Taipei recently, Contributor Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren had a chance to tour China Airlines maintenance hangar.

Soaring NV’s gliders at Minden-Tahoe Airport – the LS4, two Duo Discus, two ASK-21s.
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Gone Gliding – Part Two

Howard Slutsken’s gone gliding, and taking us along for the ride! Follow along as he guides us through the preflight process and take-off.

VirginAmericaInFlight4-HIRES Columnists

Virgin America: Still the Best In Class?

Virgin America still maintains a clear edge; its product is competitive, and the vibe hasn’t been replicated elsewhere. But other airlines are taking aim.

Columnists

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.

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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.


 
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Officials from JetBlue, Customs and Border Protection, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation cut the ribbon on  the new T5i wing.

JetBlue Celebrates JFK’s New T5i Extension for International Arrivals

Yesterday, JetBlue Airways celebrated the opening of a new T5i international arrivals area. NYCAviation was on hand to get a first-hand look at the new facility.
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Sabena MD-11 at Newark Airport, circa 2000. (Photo by Tom Turner)

Today in Aviation History: November 7th

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Touch N’ Go: Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds, New photo of the AA Dreamliner

Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.) AvStories: ✈ Scaled Composites employees, friends and family of Mike and Michelle Alsbury have set up a GoFund...
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New Photo of the American Airlines 787-8 and Why the Plane is a Big Deal

There are just a few out there, but we have another exclusive American 787 photo! But what makes this one so special? We explain.
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A Lufthansa A-319 gets de-iced. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Aleksandr Martin

How the Ice Fighting Technology on Your Plane Makes Winter Flying Safe

Icing on baked goods is delicious. Icing on a plane can kill you. Unfortunately, many have died as a result, but the lessons learned have made preventive measures a piece of cake.
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A Fireball, similar to the FR-1 that made the first jet landing on an aircraft carrier.

Today in Aviation History: November 6th

Two important milestones for aircraft carriers, the third National Airlines folds, the Sumburgh helicopter disaster kills 45 people in England, and more...
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Image courtesy Mathieu Neuforge, via Wikimedia Commons

The Science of Fog

Meteorology Columnist Adam Daum gives us a clear understanding of fog: what the different types are, what causes it, and how it affects aviation.
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Gliders flying in formation near Lake Tahoe – Photo: Soaring NV

Gone Gliding – Part One

Glider pilots try to copy the birds when we’re centering on a thermal – a nice tight turn, feeling the lift happening from a wing lift or a bounce.
by Howard Slutsken
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