August 10, 2022

Is Math Important to Become a Pilot?

MIAMI – I receive many direct messages from aspiring young Aviators, asking if mathematics is important to become a pilot. Most pilots would say “No,” because we joke that “you only need your 3 X table.” This is because most airliners descend on a 3 x height vs distance equation. For example: If you’re cruising […]

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Clean Configuration vs “Let’s Get Dirty for Landing”

MIAMI – Before we dive into the topic, let’s explain briefly how a wing creates lift and how lift is augmented by Flaps and Slats.  An airliner’s wing is designed to generate the optimum amount of lift with the minimum drag for a specific speed (Mach) and at normal cruise altitudes (35-41,000ft). This is especially […]

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Airports Enthusiast Corner

Miami International Airport: An Airside Tour (+Photos)

MIAMI – Miami International Airport (MIA), perhaps one of the most unique airports in the U.S., recently gave Airways access to an airside tour. The morning tour, designed for local photographers and camera crews to update their MIA footage, encompassed nearly the entire airport. A bus provided transport from the southeast side of the airport […]

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AvGeek Industry

Video: Changing Tires On A Boeing 777-300ER In One Minute

MIAMI — Have you ever wondered how often an airplane gets its tires changed? How about the weight, pressure, or even the size of these tires? These rubbers need to support a 500,000-pound jet coming down hard without blowing up or tearing apart. In fact, regulations demand that airplane tires must withstand up to four […]

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Airlines AvGeek

Exclusive: Full Access To Air Italy’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 (+Videos)

OLBIA — Last week, Airways had the exclusive opportunity to participate in the inaugural international flight from New York (JFK) to Milan-Malpensa (MXP) on Italy’s newest airline, Air Italy (IG). The carrier launched flights to JFK after receiving its first Airbus A330-200 from Qatar Airways (QR) on June 1. READ MORE: Flying Air Italy’s New York Inaugural […]

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Airlines AvGeek Traveler

#FlybackFriday — L’esprit du Voyage: Air France from Paris to Caracas, Affaires Class

Reported by Enrique Perrella. Flying the average country’s flag carrier can easily become an annoying routine. These, often devote its efforts in offering a standardized service with the always-necessary regional touches that will contrast them with the competition. Air France (AF) is an airline that’s been around for eight decades. As its name suggests, it […]

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Airlines AvGeek

Delta’s Boeing 747-400 Farewell Flight Schedules Announced

MIAMI — It hasn’t been an easy year for the Queen of the Skies. Less than a week ago, United retired the iconic Boeing 747 from its fleet, leaving behind 47 years of continuous, unstoppable service. Read More: Farewell Friend Ship 747: Final Curtain Call For United’s 747-400 Today, Delta announced that it’s ready to do the […]

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Airlines AvGeek Passenger Experience Traveler

Ni Hao! Flying China Eastern’s Superb First Class from New York to Shanghai

For the average Western traveler, China is a very challenging country to visit. My first and previous experience in this country—exactly one year ago—wasn’t positive. I had the opportunity to fly with China Southern (CZ) from Los Angeles (LAX) to the airline’s base in Guangzhou (CAN) and later on to Beijing (PEK). My return with […]

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Airlines Airports AvGeek Uncategorized

Sapporo’s “New Chitose” International Airport – A Japanese Marvel

SAPPORO — Sapporo’s “New Chitose” (CTS), also known as 新千歳空港 “Shin Chitose Kūkō” is one of Japan’s busiest airports. This architectural marvel serves one of the world’s most traveled routes; between Tokyo and Sapporo, carrying 8.2 million passengers in 2012. In addition to CTS, the city of Sapporo also boasts Okadama Airport, which is located […]

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Airchive AvGeek Industry

A History of Boeing’s Everett Plant Part 2: The 747 Crisis and Development of the 767

MIAMI — Welcome to part two of our multi-part epoch on the fascinating history of the Boeing Everett plant. We will be rolling the series out over the next month, so sit back, grab a glass of your favorite beverage, and enjoy the read. Did you miss part one? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back: READ […]

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