Category Archives: history of aviation

A Halloween Tale: Kennedy Airport, Flight 401 and the Walking Dead

“The boundaries between life and death are at best shadowy and vague.  Who shall say where one ends and where the other begins?”  — Edgar Allen Poe By Portfolio Editor Roz Hamlett Unlike many ghost tales, this one – which originated … Continue reading

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Flashback: Early Air Traffic Controllers

By Portfolio Editor Roz Hamlett A flashback to Newark Airport’s history: operations at the first Airway Traffic Control Station in 1936 on a bleak and drizzly January afternoon.  At the time, Newark Airport was becoming the busiest commercial airport in the nation.  … Continue reading

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Port Authority: The Lost Luxury of Air Travel

By Melissa Jerome, Tunnels, Bridges & Terminals Staff Rushing out the door wearing my sneakers and yoga pants, I grab my duffel bag and head out to catch a flight. Once on the plane, I pop in my headphones before … Continue reading

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