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Sinkhole Causes Problems at DFW

At around 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a large sinkhole opened up dangerously close to a runway at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, causing airport officials to shut down runway 18L. According to CBS News, the amount of delays was minimal, as departing flights were shifted to other runways. In the earlier hours of the morning, delays were about a half hour long. FlightStats.com data indicated that over 400 flights were delayed throughout the day. The sinkhole is about 25 feet…

The New Eastern Airlines Is Officially Taking Flight

In 1991, Eastern Airlines was grounded due to an overflow of problems. Now, 24 years later, the airline is once again starting its engines and spreading its wings. [caption id="attachment_1759" align="alignright" width="300"] Eastern Airlines' first Boeing 737-800 aircraft is greeted with a water cannon salute at Miami International Airport |…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Midwest Airlines

Similar to Michael Scott and the rest of the cast from the hit television show The Office, Midwest Airlines started from a paper company. In 1948 the Kimberly-Clark Corporation opened a corporate flight department to transport employees and executives between the company's headquarters in Eastern Wisconsin and the company's paper…

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…

Alitalia Begins Its Much Needed Refreshing Process

Just yesterday, Alitalia, the flag carrier of Italy, announced it would end its partnership with Air France - KLM. While most may regard this as a rejection by the bigger carriers for not seeing Alitalia as a viable partner, this is one of many steps Alitalia has taken since its…

Boneyards and M.R.Os Series (Part One): An Introduction and Some…

A lot of curiosity has been growing recently, from not only our team, but also our audience on what exactly happens behind-the-fence at boneyard airports. Throughout the near future, our team will be digging deeper to find answers to your questions through inside source Richard Averitt, who is employed at an…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Eastwind Airlines

Founded in 1995, Eastwind Airlines was short-lived and maintained a small fleet of only five airplanes. Known by their call sign, "Stinger,"  the bee-themed airline experienced several major events that shaped the course of their history, alongside the multitude of problems that ultimately led to their bitter end. In August…

Icelandair Announces Latest U.S. Route to Chicago

Icelandair, the quickly growing one-stop carrier based in Reykjavik, has announced its latest expansion to the United States to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). The flights will begin service in March of 2016 with four weekly roundtrips between Chicago and Reykjavik, allowing customers not only flights to Iceland, but affordable…

United Previews the Future With a New Website

Just this afternoon, United Airlines unveiled the beta version of its long awaited new homepage and booking features for its customers. While the previous home page was known for its outdated look and numerous bugs, United has attempted to build a website from scratch with similarities to its popular mobile…

16 Symptoms of the #AvGeekery Bug

The #AvGeek bug is a beautiful thing. Having an attachment to airplanes...there is nothing wrong with that, right? Just in case you were questioning if you caught the aviation bug, we have outlined 16 common symptoms. If these symptoms persist, seek immediate aviation stimulation. 1. Pulling the car over to…