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The Rise of Plane Spotting and How Airports Are Embracing Their Biggest Fans

AIRWAYS MAGAZINE – You don’t have to be a spotter to be fascinated by planes – at least that’s how the UK-based aviation writer, Matt Falcus, sees it. Falcus, a private pilot who became fascinated with aviation at a young age, runs airportspotting.com. “I think it always existed as a localized community around each airport,” …

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Crash: Malaysia B772 near Donetsk on Jul 17th 2014, aircraft was shot down – The Aviation Herald

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration 9M-MRD performing flight MH-17/KL-4103 from Amsterdam Netherlands to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia with 283 passengers and 15 crew, was enroute at FL330 about 20nm northeast of Donetsk Ukraine when the transponder data became unreliable at 13:18Z position N48.28 E38.08 and was lost at FL330 at 13:20Z. The aircraft came down near …

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Runway where UPS plane crashed known as tricky – Yahoo! Finance

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Landing on Runway 18 at Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport can be tricky for pilots, particularly ones flying big jets like the UPS cargo carrier that crashed this week, killing two people. With a large hill and trees at one end, the runway lacks the electronics for a full instrument landing. That …

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NTSB Calls For New ATC Procedures For Go-Arounds – Aviation Week

“Numerous” close calls at airports with certain layouts and independent takeoff and landing operations have prompted the NTSB to ask the FAA for changes to certain air traffic control procedures.In arecommendation letter published July 1, the NTSB asks for new separation standards to set the procedures controllers use in situations in which an aircraft departs …

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