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Was WestJet’s “Scary” Approach Really As Bad As It Seemed?

Posted March 20, 2017 by David J. Williams

Over the past week, images and video of a Westjet 737 making a “scary” approach have been making the rounds. We examine what went right in that situation.

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Why The Circular Runway Concept Would Not Work

Posted March 20, 2017 by Phil Derner Jr.

A report from the BBC about a circular runway concept is going viral, but how does it hold up when examined objectively?

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Why NYCAviation Uses The Weather Channel’s Winter Storm Naming System

Posted March 14, 2017 by Phil Derner Jr.

NYCA uses The Weather Channel’s winter storm naming system, much to the chagrin of Twitter users. Phil Derner explains why that is.

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Fact Time: Wednesday’s Ameristar MD-83 Overrun in Detroit

Posted March 9, 2017 by Phil Derner Jr.

A chartered Ameristar MD-83 carrying the Michigan men’s basketball team overran the runway at Willow Run Airport yesterday. Here are the current facts regarding the accident.

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Adult Onset Flight Anxiety – No One Is Immune

Posted February 21, 2017 by Anson Harris

Imagine being a seasoned flier with hundreds of flights under your belt and then suddenly finding yourself onboard and terrified. It can, and does, happen.

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Super Jumbo History at Boston Logan

Posted February 15, 2017 by Michael Lothrop

We go to Boston where Emirates operated the first ever A380 revenue flight at Logan International Airport.

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Is The F-35 Really Worth $1.5 Trillion?

Posted February 3, 2017 by Larkins Dsouza

The F-35 has been plagued by problems that have run up its price tag. Is this advanced fighter worth all that money?

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The Rush To Save A Vintage C-53

Posted January 23, 2017 by Jay Haapala

In a small town 30 minutes outside of Canton, Ohio sits a vintage C-53. If one airline pilot can’t raise the money to save it soon, it will meet the scrapper.

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The 25 tear old me, on that day in 2006. You can even see the belt loader in the background.
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The Day I Learned How to De-Ice an Airliner with a Broom

Posted January 12, 2017 by Phil Derner Jr.

What do you do in a pinch when you have no de-icing trucks at your airport? Find a resourceful Captain…

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The contract air traffic control tower at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (OXC) was one of 6 that were scheduled to be closed in the State of Connecticut in 2013.
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OPINION: The Risks of Reducing The FAA’s Control Of Our Aviation Infrastructure

Posted December 28, 2016 by David J. Williams

As a new presidential administration prepares to take over, questions loom regarding the future of how the FAA will control the nation’s aviation infrastructure.

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