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Aviation Articles for July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011

Here are some flying stories you may have missed this week: Airplane bought on eBay finds it’s way to the Smithsonian This article is from Channel 11 in Minneapolis. Matt Quy bought a basket-case airplane on eBay. His research during the restoration process found that he had purchased a historically significant airframe – significant enough […]

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Will you have the “Right Stuff” ?

December 5, 2008

Is There a Pilot On Board? There have been a couple of incidents lately where a passenger with a pilot’s license has been pressed into service helping out in an airline cockpit, as in this instance. I have heard a few people comment that they sometimes thought/dreamed about what it would be like if they […]

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Professional Pilots (?)

October 9, 2008

I just received the latest issue of the AvFlash newsletter which summarizes the articles on the AvWeb home page. Once again I find myself saying “What were these people thinking?”. The article that generated my comment was titled: Airline Crews in Trouble over YouTube Videos.  Just the title generates all sorts of ‘wonderful’ mental pictures. […]

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Formation Flying

June 19, 2008

The Flight The past three days have been spent flying from Japan to the U.S. and back. When we left Japan a couple of days ago, we were assigned Track one for the initial part of the flight, then transitioned to a random route. Air traffic control establishes specific tracks or routes across the oceans […]

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Overnight in China

June 16, 2008

The Flight The past couple of days have been taken up by a flight from Japan to Shanghai, China, a short overnight stay at the airport hotel and then a return flight to Japan. The weather in Japan has been really nice lately, partly cloudy and in the 70s (F). China has not been doing […]

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