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INFORMATIONAL May 22, 2024 How Flight Trackers Make Flying Safer Integrating biometric validation, facial recognition, automated visa processing, ticketing, and boarding, coupled with ADS-B and ASDE-X, has evolved aviation security, ensuring a safe and secure travel experience. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL May 12, 2024 Historic Monuments Sometimes Prevent Airports from Expanding The National Park Service's Registry of Historic Places impacts the ability for airports to expand without written consent by local history and preservation staffs. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Apr 12, 2024 Before GPS: How Did Pilots Navigate in the Early Days of Aviation? Before GPS, pilots used several navigation methods. These include pilotage, dead reckoning, the beacon station system, radio ranges, radar, and INS. Future systems will leverage computer power, broadband connectivity, and AI. Read More →
STORIES Apr 06, 2024 The Aircraft That Mysteriously Caught Fire: South African Airways Flight 295 Whenever a major air incident occurs, authorities can determine the cause of the crash following a comprehensive investigation. However, the case of South African Airways Flight 295 is unique. Unfortunately, the exact cause of this tragedy continues to remain unknown. This is the mystery of the Helderberg, a Boeing 747-200 from South African Airways. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Apr 04, 2024 What Happened to Donald Trump's $365 Million, All-Boeing 727 Airline? Aside from being a successful businessman and a former American president, Donald Trump is also known for his stunning private Boeing 757. But did you know that Trump once owned his own airline some 30 years back? We will be recounting the story of the Trump Shuttle. Read More →
STORIES Apr 03, 2024 Long Live the Queen: The Ageless Reign of the Boeing 747 The 747 has flown for nearly half the entire history of aviation. It will continue to serve for decades to come. Read More →
STORIES Apr 02, 2024 Remembering Hooters Air: The Restaurant's Attempt to Launch an Airline Hooters Air was a short-lived brand experiment by the US-based restaurant chain that ultimately failed. However, it did intrigue the public enough for many to try it. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 30, 2024 How This Boeing 747 Went Supersonic When we think of supersonic travel, we immediately think of aircraft like the Concorde and various types of fighter jets. That's because these aircraft were built to regularly fly at supersonic speeds. But what if I told you that a Boeing 747 once went supersonic? Believe it or not, this happened back in 1991 and that's what we will be discussing today. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 26, 2024 The Unusual Things Airlines Transport Besides Passengers Aviation has facilitated the transport of various commodities aside from passengers and the usual cargo. When the time comes to transport some large loads, aviation is there to help. Airlines often transport unusual items for various reasons. Read More →
STORIES Mar 21, 2024 Ghost in the Machine: The Eery Aftermath of Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 The legacy of the crash of Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 includes the ghostly appearances of the deceased pilots appearing to warn future Eastern pilots of danger and to vow to protect future L-1011s from disaster. Read More →