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Travel

Seven Safety Tips For Traveling to Dangerous Places

Posted June 30, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

The world can be a very unforgiving place when you step off the path of paved tourism. Here are some tips when visiting “less desired” places.

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Classroom

Four Engines vs. Two: The Surprising Mathematical Guarantee of Safety

Posted June 25, 2015 by David J. Williams

One would think that an aircraft with additional engines would provide even better performance on normal takeoffs, but the extra engines actually reduces it.

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Aviation News

Anatomy of a Story: Why the ‘Airliner Hacking’ Claim is Bull

Posted May 19, 2015 by John Steffen and Phil Derner Jr.

A recent claim in a Wired article has people fearing that control of their airliners can be taken over by a hacker. We explain why this is utterly ridiculous.

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Education

Over the Edge: How Safe Are La Guardia’s ‘Short’ Runways?

Posted May 19, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

For decades, La Guardia Airport has been known for its short runways. Are they truly safe for us to takeoff and land on?

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Blog

Fatal Facts: Analyzing the Truth Behind Airline Crash Safety Statistics

Posted March 31, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

We always hear how safe air travel is, referenced with various brief stats and phrases, but where do they come from? Here’s the air travel safety breakdown.

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Blog

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

Posted March 27, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

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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Crashes

The 3 Plane Crashes You’ve Never Heard Of: Aviation’s Sacrificial Lambs

Posted March 2, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

There are more than a few crashes from the last decade that you probably have never heard of, but your safety could benefit from their lessons. Why the lack of media coverage?

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Featured

No Item Too Small: How Airports Deal with FOD

Posted October 13, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Foreign objects on airport paved surfaces can pose serious risks, from damaging tires or engines to causing a major catastrophe. See what airports do to ensure that objects and debris don’t interfere with air safety.

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Blog

A New Perspective on Aviation Safety, Post-9/11

Posted September 23, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Aviation accidents after 9/11 brought about a reminder of how we must all learn about and address aviation safety.

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Editorials

Are There Really 11 Missing Aircraft in Libya Threatening a 9/11 Repeat?

Posted September 3, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

An anonymous US government official says 11 aircraft are missing from Libya and threatening a repeat 9/11 attack. Are they a threat? Are they even missing?

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