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Dying Man Shares Previously Unseen Amateur Video of Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Posted January 31, 2010 by NYCAviation Staff

A Florida man has shared some never-before-seen footage of Challenger’s catastrophic 1986 launch.

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Spy Photo: WestJet’s First Logo Jet Spotted at Boeing Field

Posted January 30, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Calgary-based Westjet is set to receive its first logo jet, a Boeing 737-800 wearing the titles “la garantie qui tient,” the French version of the airline’s “Care-antee” marketing campaign.






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NYCAviation To Compete on AirplaneGeeks.com’s “Jetpardy”

Posted January 30, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

AirplaneGeeks.com is hosting an online game, “Jetpardy”, where NYCAviation’s Founder will be going up against Henry Harteveldt from Forrester Research and Brett Snyder from CrankyFlier.com. Tune in Sunday, January 31st at 8pm!






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Book a flight on Oceanic! Pricey!
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Book ‘Lost’ Flight on Oceanic Airlines Through Kayak.com

Posted January 28, 2010 by Matt Molnar

Seems like a bad idea if you ask us, but if you really want to experience a plane crash in the middle of the Pacific and end up on a mystery island where no one can find you, Kayak.com has a deal for you.






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The Logbook: Spanish Fighters Take Down American F-15s

Posted January 25, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Spanish Typhoon shoots down four American F-15s in combat training. India seems to be a safe-haven for drunk pilots and a place where upgrades to First Class fail to produce all the amenities. An Ethiopian 737 crashes off the coast of Lebanon, Delta looks to spends on aircraft upgrades, UK says the VC-10 is safe, and China Eastern pax get $3 tix.






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Taban Air is believed to have five Tu-154s like this one (owned by Kalavia, reg RA-85786) in its fleet. This may or may not be the one which crashed on Sunday.
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Taban Air Tu-154 Crash Lands in Northeastern Iran (w/ New Photos)

Posted January 24, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A Taban Air Tu-154 carrying 157 people has crash-landed and caught fire at Mashhad International Airport in northeastern Iran.






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Luxemburg Airport Technician Needs New Drawers After Close Encounter with a 747

Posted January 23, 2010 by NYCA Admin

An airport technician was nearly crushed by a Cargolux 747 Freighter landing at Luxemburg.






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The Logbook: Haiti Relief Flight Update w/ Photo and Video

Posted January 23, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Have a glimpse at what ramp operations are like at Port-au-Prince in Haiti with photo and video. Five Continental employees prepare to go on trial for the 200 crash of the Concorde, AirAsia gives free flights for baby born on-board, Space Shuttle sales price comes down and an Aeromexico ERJ goes off the runway in Tijuana.






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The brittle concrete EMAS system safely catches aircraft the overrun runways, just lile this CRJ. (Photo © Charleston Yeager Airport)
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The Logbook: TSA Luggage Powder Planting…Just Kidding!

Posted January 21, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A TSA agent plays a joke on an unsuspecting passenger that sends him to another government service…the unemployment line. An errant US Airways CRJ is caught by an EMAS, Emirates to bring A380 back to JFK, Sully’s water-logged A320 for sale, Gulfstream off the runway at TEB, Delta adds extra MD-90s and more!






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The Logbook: Bomb Threat in Sherwood Forest

Posted January 20, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A man threatens to blow up Robin Hood Airport on Twitter! A former ATA 757-300 diverts to Guam, ATCers in Spain are making 7-figures, reports say 2009 had the worst pax revenue drop ever, Obama’s nominee for TSA lead bows out, the FAA clears an Alitalia 767-300 tail strike at JFK.






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