Monthly archives for June, 2012

LaGuardia’s Expressway Visual

LaGuardia’s Expressway Visual

Most aviation enthusiasts have heard of the Runway 19 River Visual Approach into Washington D.C.’s Reagan National Airport. New York’s LaGuardia Airport is home to another interesting and unique Visual Approach. The Runway 31 Expressway Visual has got to be one of the most fun approaches out there. Tall buildings and heavily populated areas to […]

50 States in 30 Days

50 States in 30 Days

You may have heard of “Mark On AirTran” a few years back when a man spent a month straight on an airliner in order to get over his fear of flying, all while staying connected with the world via his blog and social media. I, Kyle Dunst, will be doing something along those lines but […]

The State With No Commercial Flights

The State With No Commercial Flights

With the thousands of flights that operate in and out of our nation’s airports every day, the thought of an entire state not seeing a single commercial flight seems absurd. The truth is, however, that only 49 of the United States see scheduled airline service. The state of Delaware is the only one in the […]

The Aviation Enthusiast’s Bucket List (or at least mine)

The Aviation Enthusiast’s Bucket List (or at least mine)

A Bucket List is defined as a set of feats you hope to accomplish before you die. For all of the AvGeeks out there (you know who you are), the majority of your list is probably aviation related. This is my list of what every true aviation enthusiast should do before they “Kick the Bucket”, […]

Turkish Airlines Announces Flights to Houston

Turkish Airlines Announces Flights to Houston

Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport announced Tuesday that Turkish Airlines will be it’s newest International carrier. Beginning April of next year, the airline will operate four weekly nonstop flights from Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport to Houston’s largest airport and United hub. The route will utilize Boeing 777-300ER’s, capable of carrying well over 300 passengers. The main […]

World’s Most Dangerous Airport: Lukla, Nepal

World’s Most Dangerous Airport: Lukla, Nepal

Situated at an elevation of 10,000 feet in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal, Lukla’s airport is undoubtedly the most dangerous in the world. Tenzing-Hillary Airport (VNLK), named after the famous first climbers to summit Mount Everest, features a single 1500 foot runway with a 12% slope gradient. The airport serves as the main arrival point […]

MRJ: The Next Generation of Regional Jet

MRJ: The Next Generation of Regional Jet

If you have traveled by air anytime in the last decade, chances are you have been on an ERJ or CRJ. Regional Jets operate the majority of short to medium haul routes in practically every country in the world. In recent years two Companies, Bombardier and Embraer, have held monopolies in the regional jet industry. […]

Wings Over Wayne: Seymour Johnson AFB

Wings Over Wayne: Seymour Johnson AFB

Last year I had the chance to go to what was arguably one of the best air shows in the country. Wing Over Wayne, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina, featured some of the best military and civilian performers, with the USAF Thunderbirds as the headliner. Unfortunately, it looks like the air […]

Allegiant To Begin Long Haul Operations

Allegiant To Begin Long Haul Operations

United States Low Cost Carrier, Allegiant Air, has finally received ETOPS Certification from the FAA and is set to begin flights to Hawaii later this month. The ETOPS, or Extended Twin Engine Operations, Certification will allow the airline to operate the long flights over open water from destinations in the US to Honolulu and Maui. […]

Spotting Guide: Houston Hobby (KHOU)

Spotting Guide: Houston Hobby (KHOU)

Hobby (KHOU) is the Houston metropolitan area’s smaller major airport, the other being George Bush Intercontinental. Although the vast majority of flights through the airport are operated by Southwest Airlines, Hobby also see’s aircraft from American Eagle, AirTran, Delta, JetBlue, Republic, and Frontier. In addition to commercial operations, Hobby also sees a huge amount of […]

About Kyle

I am a recent college graduate with a degree in Aviation Management. I spend my time as an airline industry professional, private pilot, blogger and world traveler. I have visited 36 countries to date and don't plan on slowing down. This blog is my way of sharing the latest developments in the airline industry as well as experiences from my world travels. All views and opinions are strictly my own.

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