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    INTERVIEW: Meet Self-Professed #AirlineGeek And Author Of “America’s Local Service Airlines”

    10 questions with the man who unlocked the history of the small and medium sized airlines that first connected America by air. There are people who work in the aviation industry and people who love the aviation industry.  There are some rare people who fit both those criteria.  Meet David H. Stringer, an accomplished author, aviation professional, […]

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    Eight Notable Presidential Campaign Aircraft That Changed The Speed Of Politics

    Airplanes have revolutionized our nation and changed the way candidates campaign. The airplane has been an important campaign tool for presidential candidates from the early 1950s. Not all candidates, however have had a dedicated campaign plane. Many simply used on-demand charters of business aircraft. And very few actually had access to aircraft owned by them […]

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    How Boeing Built The Legends

    When Boeing built the revolutionary 727 and 747, it had to develop equally revolutionary ways to test and certify the advanced aircraft. Boeing faced a number of challenges along the way. Spray patterns of the 727’s tires could have quenched the outboard engines. A redesign was necessary to prevent potential flameouts. The 747 also faced a […]

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    The Queen of The Skies Lifts Off in All Her Majesty

    We all know that the glory days of the 747 are waning as Boeing 777s, 787’s and Airbus A350s and A380s continue to replace the Queen of the Skies on many trunk routes.  Yet there is something very magical about a giant 747 lifting off the ground. Would you stand at the end of this […]

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    The Spirit Of John Muir: A 747 Converted Into The World’s Largest Fire Fighting Aircraft

    It’s a bird … it’s a plane … no, it’s Super Tanker, a 747 converted to the world’s largest fire-fighting aircraft. With most 747s being retired as commercial airliners, the history-making four-engine jet still has several valuables uses. A few months ago, Avgeekery.com wrote about seven ways that the 747 is being re-purposed. One of […]

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    Week In Review: The Top Stories On Avgeekery.com

    The week that was at Avgeekery.com. Here’s a look back at some of the top stories on our site from this week. March 5, 2016 GROUNDED: An in-depth look of how and why the Boeing 717 series wasn’t a commercial success. A POSITIVE STEP? The much-maligned and problem-plagued F-35 Joint Strike Fighter had a successful […]