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Security Breach at Newark Liberty International Airport Prompts Lockdown

At approximately 7:00PM on Sunday evening, travel plans for passengers traveling through Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal C, took a turn for the worse.  A man entered a prohibited exit to C3 which is a secured hallway: this prompted an immediate evacuation of the terminal. This was of course after United States Customs and Border Protection agents detained the man at gate 121, and handed him over to the Port Authority Police Department. The suspect was then transported to Beth Israel Hospital for…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Big Sky Airlines

From their start in 1978, Big Sky Airlines played an important role in connecting small cities across Montana, as well as cities in Washington, Idaho, Colorado, and Wyoming during a significant portion of its existence. The regional airline was based in Billings, Montana, and was very important to the state…

Carly Rae Jepsen Performes Live At JetBlue’s T5

JetBlue is known for daring to be different.  On Thursday, August 21, 2015 Carly Rae Jepsen helped fulfill that idea and airline’s other value of fun.  She hosted a concert at JetBlue’s flagship terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Terminal Five.  Carly is a Grammy® nominated artist that has…

Two Rebookings to Paradise: An American Airlines Review

I start this review with a question: what do the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway and American Airlines have in common? Answer: they both take two days to get their passengers to Bermuda. I had booked flights with my family for a week long vacation in Bermuda flying out of Columbia…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: TACA/LASCA

TACA (Transportes Aereos del Continente Americano) was formed in 1931 when a New Zealand billionaire, Lowell Yerex, wanted to form a chain of airlines in Central and South America. Each airline started with Stinson aircraft and all planes proudly displayed the TACA brand. However, competition and a small market in most…

Happy National Aviation Day!

As an #AvGeek, National Aviation Day is, in some ways, a big deal for our community. It is a day in which aviation is solely recognized as more than a way to get from one place to another, but as a milestone for humanity. A little more than a century…

Washington Airspace Power Outage Prompts Delays Across the East Coast

At noon on August 15, many were looking forward to a beautiful weekend with nice temperatures across the board but were rudely awakened when their travel plans were interrupted by a power outage in the Washington Center Area (ZDC). [caption id="attachment_2629" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Screenshot from FAA advisories[/caption] The FAA reported…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at…

Very few airlines have been able to conquer both the sea and the air. One of the few airlines to do so was Chalk’s Ocean Airways. Based in Florida, the small airline used seaplanes to transport locals and tourists around the state and to the Bahamas. At one point the…

A Pilot Explains Hail and How It Can Effect An…

So who flies into a hail storm? The short answer is nobody does this on purpose. This past Friday, a Delta A320 (flight 1889) with 125 passengers and five crew was enroute from Boston to Salt Lake when it ran into some hail near Denver. The aircraft was heavily damaged…

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s Chief of Marketing

This past Tuesday our Associate editor, Joe Pesek, was able to sit down with the Chief of Marketing and Air Service Development at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Todd Payne, to discuss the airport’s history, its once great hub, and its recent resurgence thanks in large part to low cost and…