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Annie’s Bay: Bermuda’s SXM Alternative

When it comes to "AvGeek beach paradise" only one airport and beach usually comes to mind: St. Maarten and Maho Beach. The thrill of being near aircraft as they fly into Princess Juliana Airport makes St. Maarten a must for any aviation enthusiast.  However, an airport in Bermuda provides a small, isolated beach near L.F. Wade International Airport and it might be the best alternative to the St. Maarten experience. Bermuda is located about 1000 miles northeast of St. Maarten…

OPINION: United Begins Its Uphill Climb With New CEO Oscar…

After just under five years of leading one of the world’s biggest airlines, Jeff Smisek had resigned from United Airlines. The writing was on the wall after numerous years of lower than expected returns, unhappy customers and dissatisfied employees, with only needing a scandal with the Port Authority to seal the…

The Other View: My First and Disappointing Visit to EAA…

First thoughts. I really wanted to say my first experience to Oshkosh was unforgettable.  But it wasn't.  That's not to say that EAA AirVenture is a waste of time either.  There are several reasons I'll outline below of why Oshkosh was not great for me and why I'll give it…

TRIP REPORT: Icelandair Back to the United States

Flight: FI 647 Route: KEF ✈︎ IAD Flight Time: 10:30am Aircraft: B757-200 Service Class: Economy Over the course of our trip, we had traveled to eight countries and flown on many airlines ranging from low-cost carriers to business class with Etihad. Yet with all of this travel, I couldn't help but have…

Living in the Age of Airplanes: An #AvGeek’s Review

When a movie can move you, inspire you, and at the same time make your life better, you know it's greater than good.  You know it's elite.  Movies, documentaries especially can sometimes fail to relate to the people that are passionate about their subject area.  "Living In The Age of…

Another Great Year at Paine Field Aviation Day

Young people in aviation is a problem that is more prevalent than ever. The topic of young adults in aviation is something I dove into in an article I wrote previously.  Fortunately, events like Aviation Day at Paine Field are slowly bringing a solution to an ever-expanding problem. One of…

TRIP REPORT: Two German Airlines

Recently, I took a trip to Rome from Chicago on two German airlines.  On the way there, I flew Air Berlin via (who could've guessed?) Berlin.  On the way back, I flew Lufthansa via Munich. Check-In: Air Berlin: Air Berlin online check-in worked seamlessly for the first flight, the flight from…

A Personal Essay: The Call and Need For Pilots

“Arlington traffic, Experimental 'niner' two Delta is two miles west, maneuvering for the Forty-Five for left traffic, runway 34, full stop.” [caption id="attachment_1043" align="alignleft" width="300"] "Good morning, sunshine." | Photo provided by EIC Chase Meyer[/caption] That call, and many others like it streaming from the radios fill the many hangers…

Our Top 5 Favorite Airline Commercials

Let's face it, nobody is a fan of commercials, but if you are an #AvGeek you know that airline commercials can shed some light on other dull commercials. We all have been there when you are in the doctor's office and among all the car commercials, a commercial with an…

Chaos in the Cabin: How the Safety Briefing Can Be…

Before every flight, airlines are required to give a safety briefing. The majority of fliers tune out this briefing; however, at the time it matters most, regret can set in for those fliers who did not take three minutes to pay attention to the safety briefing. After being apart of…