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Folded Wings: the Last Douglas DC-10 Passenger Flight

Experience the McDonnell Douglas DC-10’s last passenger flight after nearly forty-three years of service.

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Starhustling with SOFIA: A 747SP Star is Reborn — Part Three

In Part One of Starhustling with SOFIA: A 747SP Star is Reborn, we talked about the NASA program and its unique Boeing 747SP, originally built to carry passengers on ultra-long haul routes but is now used to carry the world’s only flying infrared astronomy laboratory and flying infra-red telescope. http://airways.news/traveler/stargazing-sofia-747sp-part-one/ In Part two of Starhustling with SOFIA: […]

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Starhustling with SOFIA: A 747SP Star is Reborn — Part Two

In Part One of Starhustling with SOFIA: A 747SP Star is Reborn, we talked about the NASA program and its unique Boeing 747SP, originally built to carry passengers on ultra-long haul routes but is now used to carry the world’s only flying infrared astronomy laboratory and flying infra-red telescope. Starhustling with SOFIA: A 747SP Star is […]

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Starhustling with SOFIA: A 747SP Star is Reborn — Part One

I have a confession to make. I have never had much interest in astronomy or space, even to the degree that I avoid science fiction. I realize in many aviation circles, this makes me some sort of heretic. I am an AvGeek of course; I just tend to appreciate flight more at 30,000 feet rather […]

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Onboard the SWISS CSeries Inaugural Revenue Flight

PARIS — Today eight years after the program first launched, those onboard SWISS flight LX638 from Zurich to Paris Charles de Gaulle had the opportunity to be the first revenue passengers of the Bombardier CSeries CS100 — likely one of the two last all-new clean sheet aircraft to be designed and built in the west to enter service […]

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TAM Airbus A350 XWB: Inaugural Flight to the Americas

MIAMI — Over the last decade, Brazil has experienced an unprecedented period of “Boom and Bust.” In the earlier part of the decade, the country experienced an unbridled economic expansion driven by the global run-up in the demand for its commodities. Economic prosperity and the international spotlight followed – peaking perhaps with all the global acclaim […]

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