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Posts Tagged ‘Airplanes’

Making the Grade: Bridges, Roads, Aviation, and Transit

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Americans spend 6.9 billion hours delayed in traffic— that’s 42 hours per driver. In the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, ASCE graded bridges a C+, roads a D, aviation a D, and transit a D-. Collectively, transportation infrastructure widens the nation’s infrastructure investment gap, with unmet funding needs of $1.1 trillion for surface transportation and $42 billion for aviation between 2016 and 2025. So what can we do to help? Watch to find out and visit

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Jessica Ambats: Pulse-Pounding Aerial Photography

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

A behind-the-scenes look at how photographer Jessica Ambats captures the beauty of flight. Jessica specializes in air-to-air photography, a high-stakes type of aerial photography that involves shooting from an airplane with the doors removed while the plane being photographed flies as close as 20 feet away. Do not try this at home.

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Summary 2009 Traffic Data for U.S and Foreign Airlines: Total Passengers Down 5.3 Percent from 2008

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines and on flights to and from the United States on foreign airlines declined in 2009 by 5.3 percent from 2008, dropping to 769.6 million, the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported.

Total passengers on U.S. airlines and on foreign airlines to and from the United States declined from the same month in 2008 in 10 of the 12 months. The largest decline of 12.4 percent took place in February. During the first six months of 2009, the number of passengers declined 9.0 percent from the same period in 2008. During the last six months, the decline was 1.4 percent.

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