• Archive for June, 2012

    LaGuardia’s Expressway Visual

    by  • June 29, 2012 • Airports • 1 Comment

    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...

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    50 States in 30 Days

    by  • June 27, 2012 • Airlines • 6 Comments

    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...

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    The State With No Commercial Flights

    by  • June 25, 2012 • Airports • 13 Comments

    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...

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    Turkish Airlines Announces Flights to Houston

    by  • June 19, 2012 • Airlines • 0 Comments

    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...

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    World’s Most Dangerous Airport: Lukla, Nepal

    by  • June 17, 2012 • Airports • 0 Comments

    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...

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    MRJ: The Next Generation of Regional Jet

    by  • June 16, 2012 • Manufacturers • 4 Comments

    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...

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    Wings Over Wayne: Seymour Johnson AFB

    by  • June 16, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    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...

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    Allegiant To Begin Long Haul Operations

    by  • June 16, 2012 • Airlines • 0 Comments

    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...

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    Spotting Guide: Houston Hobby (KHOU)

    by  • June 14, 2012 • Spotting Guides • 0 Comments

    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...

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