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American Airlines: September traffic rose 1.9 pct
Monday, 10 October 2011 09:12

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines says its September traffic rose 1.9 percent, driven by growth in both domestic and international flying. Its planes flew fuller for the month.

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Flying Chariot of the Wealthy, Noisy Bane of the Earthbound
Thursday, 06 October 2011 14:31

The 1977 accident on the Pan Am BuildingFluttering off their waterfront launching pads, the whirring helicopters dance through the city’s skies. They whisk in corporate executives and hurry travelers to the airports (those agreeable to a $1,750 minimum charge). They escort tourists on speedy sightseeing trips, go up to report the news and how traffic isn’t moving. They carry time-sensitive documents to Wall Street.

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Sri Lanka buys China planes weeks after Russia helicopter deal
Monday, 03 October 2011 15:38

Sri Lanka buys two MA-60China has delivered two passenger planes to boost Sri Lanka's post-war aviation industry, the island's air force said on Monday, as the South Asian nation seeks non-Western sources of financial assistance amid Western-led allegations of war crimes.

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India, 25 others oppose EU airline carbon charge plan
Monday, 03 October 2011 13:46

Air China planes are seen on the tarmac of the Beijing Capital International Airport July 11, 2011.European Union plans to charge airlines for carbon emissions are "discriminatory" and violate global laws, a group of 26 countries including the United States and China said in a joint declaration released by the Indian government on Friday.

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Superstitious fliers bring strange rituals to the skies
Friday, 30 September 2011 17:43

It's not the engines that make a plane fly, James Stinhagen believes. It's his finger circles.

"As the plane begins the takeoff roll, I whirl my finger around in a small circle faster and faster as the plane accelerates down the runway," Stinhagen, 62, of Troy, Mich., says.

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Commuting Long-Distance By Plane: 'I Profile TSA Agents'
Friday, 30 September 2011 16:13

Commuting by planeThe year 2010 was a good one for Michele Nadeem. She married the man of her dreams. They bought the home of her dreams. Then she got the job of her dreams. There was only one problem. The new home and husband were in Boston. The new job was in Florida. There was also a solution: commuting–by plane.

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Reno Air Races outpaced rivals to be last of a breed
Friday, 30 September 2011 14:59

Reno Air RacesIt makes sense that Nevada, long a haven for things that aren’t done elsewhere, is the last place in the nation for oval-course, wingtip-to-wingtip air races.

At the turn of the century the Silver State legalized prize fighting, then became a center for quickie divorces and quicker marriages, gambling, prostitution and atomic bomb tests. If you can’t do it elsewhere, the saying goes, come to the wide open spaces of Nevada.

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What every pilot should know about aviation insurance
Friday, 30 September 2011 11:37

Aviation insuranceAs pilots we all need to be aware of, and understand, any aviation insurance policies we might find ourselves involved with. There are a number of aviation insurance policies that might impact our actions as a pilot, and being aware of them can save yourself a lot of grief!

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EAA, AOPA team to push for driver’s license medical
Friday, 30 September 2011 11:22

AOPA eventThe Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) plan to ask for an exemption to allow pilots who fly recreationally to use the driver’s license medical standard currently available only to sport pilots.

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25 tips to make you a better pilot
Friday, 30 September 2011 11:10

Tios to make you a better pilotAs long as there have been pilots, there have been instructors, cum writers, who have been eager to develop cure-all lists of the magic ingredients required to become an ace aviator. And this is another of those lists. What’s so special about this one? There isn’t anything here that hasn’t been included on many of the self-improvement lists, which have gone before. And that’s exactly what makes this one special, if not different.

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