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Photographing Airplanes … Don’t Be So Boring

Having grown up watching planes fly over my house, all day and night, and having spent the last 27 years (of my 37 years on this Earth) generally found with a camera in my hand, it is only natural that I can at times be found shooting photos of airplanes. Over the years I’ve shot…

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This Is Why You Don’t Stand Behind A Jet Taking Off …

At the west end of St. Maarten’ Princess Juliana International Airport’s (SXM) Runway 10/28 sits a tiny sliver of beach, Maho Beach, a tourist draw for sun bathers and airplane geeks to lay out on the sand as arriving aircraft as low as 25 feet cross over them on their way in, and blow sand…

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Saudia Capitalizes On Fed Up Indian Pilots

Saudi Arabian Airlines’ fleet is growing quickly and quietly, as the airline expands is presence and sets its sights on joining the SkyTeam airline alliance in May of this year.   With the airline’s rapid expansion the carrier needs to equally expand its roster of experienced pilots … and not just any pilots, but Captains.  …

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Happy 108th Birthday Airplanes!

On December 17th 1903, a morning, not unlike today, sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight become a reality in Kill Devil Hills, Dare County, North Carolina, when Orville and Wilbur Wright launched the Wright Flyer into the skies and into history. The Wright Brothers’ Wright Flyer, 21 feet 1 inch long, constructed of giant spruce…

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Air India Has Everything It Needs To Succeed Rather Than Fail

Fish’s Note: Today’s Flying With Fish appears as a guest post on Benet Wilson’s AviationQueen.com blog with the title ‘Guest Post: Air India Is At A Crossroads’. I’m a huge fan of Benet Wilson, who happens to be AviationWeek’s Online Managing Editor.  You can read today’s post HERE on AviationQueen.com … or right here.  …

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Why Boeing’s New Sky Interior Isn’t Good For Flyers (listen up photogs)

EDITED ON 28-MARCH-2011 at 7:05PM EST – Edited to correct the following, Boeing 737-800 aircraft with Big Bin overhead bins hold 114 “standard” sized bags and Sky Interior overhead bins hold 118. This information was reversed originally. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the new Boeing Sky Interior being fitting into its new…

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Mexicana Is Back … just like I said they would be!

On the 28th of August 2010 Mexicana ceased its operations, ending its streak as the longest continuously operating airline in the Americas after 89 years of service. Between August and October 2010 I wrote about Mexicana, and the likelihood the airline would return a few times, and even appeared on AirplaneGeek.com at the end of…

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How Far Would You Let a Heavy Metal Singer Push An Airbus’ Limits?

Iron Maiden’s lead singer Bruce Dickenson is a man of many talents, skilled vocalist, world-class fencer, BBC Radio 6 presenter … and commercial airline pilot. Yes, Iron Maiden’s lead singer is also a commercial airline captain, flying the Boeing 757-200 for Astraeus Airlines. In fact, in an unheard of move Bruce Dickenson worked with Astraeus…

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A Twin-Aisle Narrow Body Plane? Maybe It’s Not So Strange

No one likes the middle seat on a flight … well maybe someone does, but I have yet to meet them. Airlines need to add as many seats as possible to a flight, and fill them, to maximize their revenue potential, but with more airline options the competition to attract passengers is more challenging than…

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What Would You Do If You Ran The Airline?

Web: www.twitter.com/flyingwithfish — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 11/02/2009 – What Would You Do If You Ran The Airline? Yesterday USA Today ran a travel column by David Grossman entitled “What would you do if you were CEO of a major airline?” The timing of David’s column for me comes after a significant  time of thinking about this…

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