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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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Lurking Behind the Germanwings Cockpit Door

Posted March 26, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

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

Posted March 24, 2015 by Ben Granucci

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

Posted March 6, 2015 by David J. Williams

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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Delta MD-88 Goes Off of Runway at LGA

Posted March 5, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

A Delta Air Lines MD-88 slid off a runway and crashed into an embankment at New York’s La Guardia Airport this morning.

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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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What They Don’t Teach You in Ground School, Part II: Mistresses, Wives and the Mile High Club

Posted February 19, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

(Editor’s note: part one of this series can be read here.) The flustered aircraft salesman walks past the front desk of the FBO pulling at his tie, a permanent blush to his cheeks; for some reason, he can’t look me in the eye. Next in through the sliding doors is the flight crew looking similarly […]

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Airways Brewing Company Proudly Reveals #AvGeek Beer

Posted February 18, 2015 by David Parker Brown

Our friends over at Airline Reporter found a brewery that combines a love of aviation with a love of craft beer.

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Last Ride on the Seven Six Two: US Airways Retires the Boeing 767

Posted February 14, 2015 by Justin Cederholm

This week US Airways retired its last Boeing 767-200 after 25 years of service. NYCAviation was aboard the ceremonial final flight.

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What They Don’t Teach You in Ground School, Part I: Pushy Corporate Clients

Posted February 13, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

Desperate pilots don’t stay pilots long. In the short term, they may be in the air, but in the long run, the Client Factor will make a decision for them that they simply can’t live with.

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