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The Crash in Colombia, and a Primer on Fuel. And a Note to the Media: Maximum Aircraft Range is Not a Fixed Value! It depends!

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The Silent Anniversary: Fifteen Years Since Our Last Major Crash.

This isn’t a minor story. On the contrary, it’s one of the most impressive milestones in commercial aviation history.

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Passengers Evacuate With Luggage in Chicago Runway Fire

It’s Time to Get Serious About the Safety Demo.

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Welcome to “Hidden Airport”

Unexpected Pleasures at a Terminal Near You.

Update: RDU’s Beautiful Terminal 2

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The World’s Coolest Restaurant

Fine Dining In a Converted DC-10.

Plus: The Sad Confessions of a Non-Foodie.

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Homage to the Boarding Pass Wallet

The Weird and Wonderful World of Airline Collectibles.

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First Class, Low Class, No Class: The Passenger Hall of Shame

Welcome to Flying, Where The Rules of Civility and Decency No Longer Apply.

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Checked, Set, Roger

The Peculiar Ballet of the Cockpit Checklist.

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Rummaging Through the Seat Pocket of the Mind

Miscellaneous Musings on Air Travel, Volume 1: Armrests From Hell, ‘Roller Boards,’ and More Annoying Flight Attendant Habits!

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The Shuttle Shuffle

Donald Trump’s Failed Airline, and Memories of Shuttles Past.

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The Day of the Cockroach

September 11th, Then and Now

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Permanent Mystery

The Search For MH370 is Called Off.

Plus: Transponders for Dummies, Conspiracy Theories, Rogue Pilots and More.

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The Hijacking as Art

A New Movie About the Hero Stewardess From the Hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73. And, the ‘Golden Age of Air Crimes’ Remembered.

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The Drones Danger

Update: FAA Enacts Drone Registration Process. But Awareness, Rather Than Enforcement, is the Key to Safety.

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Luxury Airline Smackdown: The Good, the Bad, and the Overrated

Four Flights Aboard the Industry’s Most Elite Carriers. The Results Might Surprise You.

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A Non-Review of the New Movie “Sully”

Plus: Heroes, Miracles, and Others Who Weren’t So Lucky.

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The Eskimo and the Fluorescent Noodle

The New Alaska Airlines Livery. It’s Equal Parts Tradition and Travesty.

Plus, Paintjobs to Feel Good About!

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Q&A With the Pilot

Volume 2: Landing Gear, The Missing Window, and Everything You (Never) Wanted to Know About Lights.

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Pilotless Planes? Not So Fast.

An Op-Ed in the New York Times: Busting the Myth of the Plane That “Flies Itself.”

Plus, an Autopilot Demonstration.

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Images From Liberia

Scenes at and Around Roberts Field.

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Ode to the 757. What Can Replace this Most Versatile of Jetliners?

An Open Letter to Boeing: The Heck With the 737. Give Us a Real Plane.

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Q&A With the Pilot

Volume 1: Everything You Wanted to Know About Noisy Exit Hatches, Ryanair Pilots, Rates of Climb, Pilot Rest and More.

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Letter From Mumbai

An Afternoon in “Maximum City”

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Ask the Pilot On Facebook

Join the Official Fan Page and More…

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The Greatest Moments in Aviation History

Three Airplanes That Changed the World.

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Pilot Report: Long Live Air Malta!

European Aviation’s Pleasant Surprise.

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Should Kids Be Banned From First and Business Class?

An Updated Post: Two Experiences Rekindle a Controversial Debate.

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