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Writing Prompts

Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:25 am

Hello All!
I Am currently enrolled in a School course where I will be writing various papers of various types. We are allowed to pick anything that we wish to write about. So what i'm asking is if anyone has any interesting essay topics relating to aviation! I am not asking to see your old papers or anything like that, I just want to hear some Ideas for topics!

Thanks!
 
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Re: Writing Prompts

Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:05 am

The economics of the "airfare."
 
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Re: Writing Prompts

Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:05 am

Argumentative essay and pick two similar airliners (or airlines, airline models like LCC vs. Legacy) and stuff like that. I wrote an entire one about Airbus and Boeing wide-body aircraft (and I chose Airbus to defend as better)
 
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Re: Writing Prompts

Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:36 am

The "Race to the Bottom," how many or most of the airlines of the world are destroying the joy of flying by turning comfortable aircraft into sardine cans and forcing passengers to pay for minor relief. "Come Fly with Me" ain't what it used to be.

Use the idea, but also use proper English :-)
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Re: Writing Prompts

Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:11 am

* Go check out the thread on Essential Air Service, there's plenty there. Pick a side, does not really matter which, there are good arguments to make.

* Warren Buffet famously said that investors have poured money into airlines for 100 years with terrible results. He has since put $10 Billion into airline stocks. Was he right then? Is he right now?
 
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Re: Writing Prompts

Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:14 am

The all time a.net topic has to be "The horror of crossing the Atlantic in an airplane with only one aisle"
 
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Re: Writing Prompts

Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:38 am

The public policy side is also a great source for papers. You could do something on the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 in the U.S., on one of the various open skies pacts, or on one of the historic bilaterals such as the U.S.-Japan bilateral or Bermuda II. Depending on what the instructor wants, you could do anything from a basic descriptive piece to a more complex and argumentative policy analysis.
 
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Re: Writing Prompts

Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:20 am

Development, implementation, and the decline of the Boeing 747
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Re: Writing Prompts

Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:33 am

IPFreely wrote:
The all time a.net topic has to be "The horror of crossing the Atlantic in an airplane with only one aisle"


Of all the ones mentioned thus far, this topic would fit the "most interesting" request made by the original poster.
With the right writing, it could be one hell of a read.
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Re: Writing Prompts

Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:22 am

- How ETOPS changed overseas flying

- The only way the U.S. airline industry could survive post 9-11 was bankruptcy

- Freedoms of the air and how, despite ETOPS, several airlines have retained 5th freedom routes

- How carbon fiber and nanotech have changed and will continue to change airline travel

- How autonomous vehicles are set to disrupt short haul air routes worldwide

- The history and drug-like allure of frequent flyer programs

- From Dc-3 to the 787 how the American Airline Industry has evolved

- Playing a videogame - how fly-by-wire technology is being deployed across the aviation industry
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Re: Writing Prompts

Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:05 pm

How about "A short story: the rise and fall of the A380"?
 
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Re: Writing Prompts

Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:29 pm

Should Boeing re-open the 757 line?
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