Your Role in the Hobby of Plane Spotting

Many people have a preconceived notion that taking photos of airliners is illegal, harmful, or dangerous. They couldn't be any more wrong.
by Phil Derner Jr.


Don’t You Believe It: Choosing Your Aviation News Source

The Information Age has redefined how people get their information when breaking news happens. No longer is your choice simply between cable networks and broadcast networks, now there are specialty websites and Twitter accounts...
by Phil Derner Jr.


Airlines Can Stand Behind Their Brand by Having Their Customers’ Backs

Taking care of your brand by taking care of your customers is something that not every airline understands these days. Why is it so important, and which airlines fail and which succeed?
by Phil Derner Jr.



Plane Crashes: The Media S***storm

What message is the mainstream media sending to the public after an event like plane crash, and why?
by Phil Derner Jr.


The High Risk Job of a Military Charter Loadmaster

People jumped onto the internet Tuesday and saw the shockingly intense video of Monday’s National Airlines 747 crash that took place just after takeoff from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Though it is so very early in the in...
by Phil Derner Jr.