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Paul Thompson
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Jun 13 2015
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I’m no longer an author, just a registered commenter like yourself. :(

Jun 13 2015
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The Dreamliner demo for Farnborough 2014 was better. Same dramatic takeoff, but note the touch and go, immediately followed by a hard-banking turn. The Airbus guys got their panties in a wad after Boeing pulled this stunt, so they had to tone it down this year. True story.

Jun 10 2015
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That’s a great question. I bet his life insurance premiums are through the roof.

Jun 4 2015
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The only reason I’d want to come back is for the money. It was pretty good.

Jun 4 2015
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The exact verbiage I was given was: “We want to take the site in another direction. We want less airline content (even though those stories brought the most traffic), and we want someone who isn’t afraid to be brutal to the airlines.”
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Jun 4 2015
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The sub-blog thing drove me nuts. I can see having designated sites for military and aviation, but then other blogs would still post their own military and aviation stories (and I’m not talking about promotional sharing). IMHO, if Gizmodo or Gawker or whoever wanted to post an aviation story, it should have gone Read more

May 30 2015
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Wow! As an employee of a major airline, and member of a union whose leaders have been in contract negotiations for FOUR YEARS, I know that happy employees don’t unionize. This doesn’t surprise me though, coming from Gawker. The lack of communication and feedback when I wrote for Flight Club was infuriating! Matt and Read more

Apr 14 2015
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They're tested before the start of employment, but not afterward (unless they do something stupid, like damaging a plane, or falling asleep in the belly under takeoff).

Apr 14 2015
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No, not all cargo holds are pressurized, or heated. That's an option.

Mar 26 2015
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No, unfortunately I haven't taken many trips so far this year - only two. I flew a Qatar 777 from IAH to Doha on January, then in February I flew Alaska Airlines for the first time, on a trip from DEN to Seattle. I'm currently begging American to get me on one of their early 787 flights.

Feb 26 2015
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I think this one is sold out as well, though you might have luck by trying Craigslist or something.

Feb 26 2015
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Sounds pretty cool, huh? It'll be my first one to attend, but I can hardly imagine a better venue in which to consume some delicious PNW craft beer.

Feb 26 2015
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I highly doubt it was Chris' headline. When I wrote here, the editors would often change what I had written to make it more click-baity.

Feb 26 2015
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By 8:00AM Wednesday (six hours before this was published) over two thirds of the planes needing inspections had already been completed. Read more

Feb 17 2015
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Also pretty significant - Kirby Chambliss' canopy came off mid-flight while he was in the warm-up area. It hit him in the nose. Thankfully it didn't knock him out.