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Dennis Hazell (left) and Kent Powell (right) standing before the 9/11 Memorial at Washington Dulles International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing \ Edits: J. David Buerk Photography)

Reflections on 9/11: Washington Dulles Airport Managers Share Personal Stories of Tragic Day

We’ve all heard the stories and seen the pictures: a beautiful September morning 16 years ago that forever altered the landscape of America and the aviation industry. If you’re old enough, you recall where you were on that fateful day. These three American Airlines managers do as well. They all had direct and immediate involvement in American Airlines flight 77. Their compelling stories of tenacity and teamwork give us a firsthand perspective into the tragic day. With about 80 years…

Flying a War Torn Flag: Syrian Aviation Faces the Civil…

For years, Middle Eastern air carriers have been impacted by various conflicts in the region. However, some of the greatest impact is felt in the war-torn country of Syria. Syrian aviation has been confronted with the complicated issue of how to continue air carrier service while the Syrian Civil War…

Learning to Fly a Seaplane: A Personal Reflection Part 2

In the world of aviation, enthusiasts are often seen discussing aircraft that land on concrete runways rather than those that land over water. However, living in a state that has a large coastline, as well as needing to obtain my rating for my job, I wanted to share my story…

A Pilot’s Personality: An Interview With Suneil Banerjee

In a quest to find the best pilot social media personalities, there is certainly one name that is hard to overlook. Suneil Banerjee, known on Instagram as @the787dreamlife, is a first officer for British Airways on board their Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Suneil also maintains his own travel blog, and…

Documenting History: An Interview with Veteran Boeing Corporate Photographer Bob…

Photographing airplanes for a manufacturer like Boeing serves as a way of documenting history in one sense. Numerous aircraft have changed the way in which the world moves, including Boeing’s emblematic 747 or 707. While veteran Boeing corporate photographer Bob Ferguson was not hired to take pictures of these 1950s…

Blue Air: A Romanian-Scouse Gift

On Friday, Romanian carrier Blue Air launched its latest European base from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) featuring celebrations and a familiarization flight for guests and the media. Liverpool will be Blue Air's eighth established base and will house one of the airline's 189-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a sporting livery for…

The Ultimate Planespotter: An Interview With Airbus Corporate Photographer Alexandre…

Everyone has their own way of taking pictures of airplanes; some use an iPhone or a basic digital camera, while others might purchase professional camera equipment. Many planespotters don’t receive monetary compensation for braving the elements to photograph airplanes. But for many, it isn’t about the compensation, but rather about…

From Coach to First: My Peculiar Journey Across the Pacific

Nowadays if you want to hop on a flight across the Pacific, you’re left to decide between countless numbers of varying options. Some of the world’s top airlines operate nonstop flights from the United States to destinations across Asia. The question becomes, “So how do you decide which airline to…

Air Caraibes’ A350XWB Inaugural Flight: A Caribbean Journey

Air Caraibes took the delivery of their first Airbus A350XWB on Feb. 28, 2017 making them the first French carrier to operate the aircraft type. In addition to F-HHAV, Air Caraibes will be receiving six A350XWBs, one of which they will be receiving at the end of March and three…

Training to Become an Airline Pilot in the 21st Century

Intersted in becoming an airline pilot? Find out more information about flight schools at www.learn-to-fly.eu The basis of this article is to provide an insight to one person's views on training to become an airline pilot, in Europe, during the 21st century. I don't think I will ever get bored of…