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Adam Schupak Hey there! I'm Adam, a passionate avgeek absolutely obsessed with everything that flies. I'm a student glider pilot, but have the ultimate ambition of become a commercial airline pilot. Besides aviation, I'm also passionate about urban design, civil engineering, and trains.
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STORIES Jan 16, 2024 Bored Pilots Pushed Their Aircraft to Its Limit: The Crash of Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701 On a repositioning flight in 2004, two bored pilots decided to push their aircraft to its limit. The results of this experiment on Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701 were disastrous. Read More →
NEWS Jan 06, 2024 FAA Warrants 737 MAX Inspections For Possible Loose Bolts In late December of 2023, another novice, extremely dangerous potential issue was spotted in Boeing's previously flawed 737 MAX aircrafts. Boeing is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue warnings to airlines to inspect their new 737 MAX aircrafts for possible loose bolts. This is yet another issue with an aircraft type already stricken with issues and production delays. Read More →
STORIES Dec 27, 2023 The Russian Concorde: Why Did The Tupolev TU-144 Fail? During the Cold War, the ever-looming threat of technological inferiority drove innovation in the aviation industry on both sides of the Iron Curtain. One of the most prominent examples was the race to conquer commercial supersonic air travel. The Tupolev Tu-144 was built as the Soviet Union's response to the Concorde in the West. Unlike the Concorde, the Tu-144 never experienced the same level of success as its western counterpart. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 20, 2023 JANET: The Top-Secret Airline Transporting Government Officials to Area 51 Did you know that the U.S. government flies an airline to some of the most secretive places on Earth? This airline, operating from "Just Another Non-Existent Terminal," supposedly flies to some of the most mysterious and secretive locations in the United States, including (supposedly) Area 51. This is the captivating case of JANET Airlines, the carrier that flies to nowhere. Read More →
STORIES Dec 10, 2023 How This Nigerian Scammer Sold a Fake Airport for $242 Million In our hyper-computerized society, scammers proliferate nearly every part of modern commerce and the internet. Before the advent of mass access to the internet nearly 30 years ago, one of the biggest scams in history went down. This story is a wild adventure and a cautionary tale involving a Nigerian and Brazilian banker, a fake airport, and two countries. This is how a Nigerian banker sold a fake airport to Brazil. Read More →
NEWS Dec 02, 2023 Amazon is Offering $25 Flights for Students This Week This December, American college students who are members of Amazon Prime Student can save big on airfare, as Amazon has partnered with Student Universe to provide 3,000 flight tickets for just $25. How else can students save this holiday season? Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 19, 2023 The Mysterious Plane Crash of a UN Secretary in Congo The second secretary general of the United Nations met an untimely end in a plane crash during the Congo Crisis in 1961. The circumstances behind this plane crash still remain a mystery. New information that has surfaced in recent years paints a different narrative about the plane crash than that of official authorities regarding the incident. Read More →
NEWS Nov 11, 2023 U.S. Drone Shot Down Near Yemen Amid Rising Middle East Tensions On the week of November 6, a United States military drone was shot down in the Middle East. The shootdown comes among rising tensions between the United States and its ally Israel and Iran. In recent weeks, the United States military has slowly increased it's presence in the Middle East over fears of Israel's conflict with Hamas escalating into a regional conflict. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 02, 2023 Is The Bermuda Triangle Dangerous For Planes? There are many areas on Earth that are infamous for disappearances. Non more so than the Bermuda Triangle. While the area is most known for its numerous ship disappearances, many planes have also disappeared in the area as well. No disappearance is more infamous than that of flight 19. Read More →
TRIP REPORTS Oct 31, 2023 Tailwind Air: The Fastest Way Between NYC and Boston? Travelling between New York City and Boston is often a hassle for travelers looking to save time. Flying, driving, and taking the train all take over three hours to traverse the 200 miles between the two Northeastern Cities. One airline, Tailwind Air, claims to have a solution to this problem. Is the airline really the fastest way to travel between New York and Boston? Read More →