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Week In Review for March 16, 2016: All The Links To This Week’s Videos And Stories On Avgeekery.com

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Avgeekery.com takes a look back with links to its top videos and stories for the past week.

GROUND RESTRICTION: This female air crew is entrusted with flying one of the world’s newest airliners but in this country, once they land they can’t drive a car.

GROUND STOP: Ed Force One, the customized 747 that is carrying Metallica on its world tour, was grounded for repairs after a towing accident.

ECLIPSE VIEW: There are aviation geeks but there are also eclipse geeks. A recent solar event along with an airline’s cooperation gave them an airborne ringside seat.

FAMILY ADVICE: For families with babies, here are some tips for surviving air travel. (And no, it doesn’t involve a dose of children’s Tylenol.)

CAREER ADVICE: If you want to become an airline pilot, here are some tips (and right now, there’s a demand for “drivers.”)

FATED TO FLY AEROBATICS: In an Avgeekery.com exclusive, a series of events helped lead Mike Gallaway to become a successful stunt pilot.

BOEING’S HARD CHOICES: Why it won’t be easy if the company decides it wants to replace the 757.

DANGEROUS COMINGS AND GOINGS: This week, Avgeekery.com featured a series of videos about some of the most dangerous airports from around the world. This mining company’s strip in the Andes requires nerves of steel. The landing approach at this Central American airport allows bystanders and up-close-and-personal view. Even with a thunderstorm closing in dead ahead, this pilot decided he could beat the weather. In the French Alps, this runway needs some leveling.

MAKE IT SO: In this Avgeekery.com exclusive, Herb Jackson, Jr., got a late start on his career as an airline pilot but mentors and hard work helped him achieve his goal.

HERE, WATCH THIS: A barefoot skier, a float plane … what could go wrong? (Nothing did, but watch anyway.)

NO NEED FOR SPEED: The Convair 880 was designed to deliver passengers faster than other commercial airliners. The bottom line didn’t compute.

Wendell Barnhouse is a veteran journalist with over 40 years of experience as a writer and an editor. For the last 30 years, he wrote about college sports but he has had an interest and curiosity about aviation since he was in grade school.

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