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Emirates Continues Its Foray Into North America

Emirates’ focus on acquiring large capacity aircraft follows a non-traditional path that is admired by many, and a cause for concern for others.

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A Real Solution to Suicide-Murder By Pilot? The 7 Past Incidents to Learn From

What can be changed in order to prevent another Germanwings 9525 from happening? Is there a foolproof solution? We learn from these past events…

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Lurking Behind the Germanwings Cockpit Door

In light of the tragic news earlier today, Columnist Erika Armstrong explores the culture of those who fly professionally and the ultimate betrayal among their ranks.

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DEVELOPING: Germanwings Flight 9525 Intentionally Crashed In The French Alps

A Germanwings aircraft flying between Barcelona and Dusseldorf has crashed in the French Alps Northwest of Nice. The aircraft was reported to be an Airbus A320. Initial reports from the French Government are that no survivors of the 150 on board are expected. The aircraft involved is reported to have been registered D-AIPX, operating Germanwings Flight […]

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The Evolution of Engine Starting: From Hand-Propping to Button Pushing

For many of us, our first understanding on how to start an airplane was when Bugs Bunny started the engines of the “World’s Largest Airplane” in Hare Lift (FF to 2:04). With a simple push of a button, all of the radial engines were up and running. And as ridiculous as that was, in the […]


 
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Touch N’ Go: Time-Lapse of Approaching Storms, Routehappy raises $3.3M

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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.
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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.
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Touch N’ Go: Boeing on track to meet Dreamliner deliveries, Hawaiian Airlines adding seats

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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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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.
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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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