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Davis Turner Planespotter and aviation journalist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Davis has previously worked on business plan research with StartupBoeing and historical analysis with Ricondo and Associates. Davis will be a freshman in college this fall, based in Chicago.
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INFORMATIONAL Nov 09, 2023 An Oversimplified Guide to Aircraft Lightning Strikes Lightning strikes aircraft all the time, but is it something to fear? Typically not, as aircraft are well-engineered to withstand strikes. Read More →
NEWS Nov 01, 2023 United Airlines Aircraft Diverts Mid-Flight as Woman Goes Into Labor A United Airlines flight returned to San Francisco en-route to Honolulu on Monday when a woman onboard went into labor. The plane landed safely and medical professionals assisted the mother and child. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Oct 26, 2023 Airplane Windows are Round Because This Plane Kept Crashing Oval windows are commonplace in modern aviation, but why do engineers prefer them? The history dates back to the failure of the de Havilland Comet, which employed square windows that would prove to be fatal. Read More →
NEWS Oct 15, 2023 Does Coffee Taste Better When Flying? Alaska Airlines Is Betting Yes Alaska Airlines has announced a new partnership with Stumptown Coffee. The partnership has resulted in a new coffee blend that Alaska claims tastes better in the sky. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Sep 27, 2023 Understanding IATA Codes: Why do Airports Have Three-Letter Codes? Have you tried booking a flight, but destinations are only listed as three-lettered codes like JFK, CDG, OR LAX? Have you ever heard someone tell you they are flying to SFO airport but didn't know what they meant? Well, this article will answer the burning question for you! Read More →
NEWS Sep 16, 2023 Why is Oakland Airport Facing Problems? Speculation is looming over whether Oakland Airport will rename itself over a lack of global image. Furthermore, there are rumors that Southwest will leave the airport completely for unnamed reasons. Does the airport really have a problem? Read More →
NEWS Sep 14, 2023 United Opens Largest Airport Lounge in the United States, and United's Largest Lounge in the World United now claims the largest airport lounge in the United States when their Concourse B United Club opened its doors to passengers yesterday. The lounge features three stories and 600 seats, alongside local artwork, food, and drink. Read More →
NEWS Aug 28, 2023 FAA Commits $121 Million to Fund Airport Safety The FAA has announced a new round of funding—$121 million—to improve domestic airport safety. The announcement comes on the heels of a scathing NYT report of domestic airspace safety where the FAA was criticized for how they have handled the recent rise in runway incursions. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Aug 24, 2023 How to Start an Airline: A Quick-Reference Guide Have you ever thought of starting your own airline? This article explains the steps necessary to starting an airline, from idea to first flight. Hopefully this quick-reference guide can get you started! Read More →
NEWS Aug 17, 2023 LATAM Pilot Dies Mid-Flight A LATAM Airlines pilot suffered a medical emergency mid-flight between Miami and Santiago, forcing a diversion to Panama City. Unfortunately, the pilot passed away following the emergency landing. Read More →