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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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Why Ryanair Can’t Legally Eliminate Co-Pilots

Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary has a knack for making headlines. As much as most people deplore Ryanair, some of O’Leary’s comments simply cannot be ignored. The other day it was released that O’Leary made the following comment in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek magazine : “Really, you only need one pilot. Let’s take out the…

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KLM’s Flying Blue Paint Goes Eco-Green

Web: www.stevenfrischling.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 22/01/2009 – KLM’s Flying Blue Paint Goes Eco-Green There is a lot of talk about ‘going green,’ and I try and discuss this topic when I can on Flying With Fish.  Airlines are experimenting with eco-friendly fuel (Air New Zealand and Continental), some are moving towards more eco-friendly meals (China…

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Delta Moves Forward With In-Flight WiFi

Web: www.stevenfrischling.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 10/12/2008 – Delta Moves Forward With In-Flight WiFi In an unexpected announcement, Delta Airlines has announced that they intend to launch in-flight WiFi ahead of schedule.  Instead of launching the new service in 2009, they will roll it out by the end of 2008. With all the changes in the…

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