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La Guardia Airport, seen in 1948. Visible is the airport’s, now closed, “skywalk” observation deck. Accessed for 10 cents admission, it raised $150,000 in dimes in the first year alone. Photo from the Peter Black collection, in care of Jon Proctor.
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Aviation News

La Guardia Turns 75: An In-Depth Look at the Airport’s Distinguished History

Posted October 15, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

On the 75th Anniversary of La Guardia Airport’s dedication, we take a deep look at its history in this heavily narrated photographic tour.

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Retrieval of American Airlines 587's tail section.
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Blog

A New Perspective on Aviation Safety, Post-9/11

Posted September 23, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Aviation accidents after 9/11 brought about a reminder of how we must all learn about and address aviation safety.

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Airline News

Ryanair and Boeing to Launch New 737 MAX 200

Posted September 8, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Ryanair today announced that they will be the launch customer for the Boeing 737 MAX 200. The European low-cost carrier placed an order for 100 of the new variant.

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This Libyan Airbus A320 (5A-LAI) is not going anywhere for a while.
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Editorials

Are There Really 11 Missing Aircraft in Libya Threatening a 9/11 Repeat?

Posted September 3, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

An anonymous US government official says 11 aircraft are missing from Libya and threatening a repeat 9/11 attack. Are they a threat? Are they even missing?

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(Photo by Mark Eisner, http://mark.theeisners.co.uk/)
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Columnists

Cockpit Jumpseating: The Best Seat in the House

Posted August 20, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Working in aviation brings me some of the greatest experiences of my life. Few of them come close to being able to ride up front in airliners in the cockpit jumpseat.

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AvGeeks Celebrate National Aviation Day!

Posted August 19, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Celebrate National Aviation Day with us by using the hashtag #AvDay to tell us what aviation means to you!

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Video: Woman Forced Off Plane After Booking Wrong Destination

Posted August 6, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

A woman was forcefully removed from a US Airways flight bound for Portugal, after she thought she was headed to Brazil, and removed to get off the aircraft.

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Education

Lesson in Safety: How Airlines Deal with Thunderstorms

Posted August 6, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The summer months mean thunderstorms across the US. How do airlines cope with these disruptive weather forces? An airline dispatcher gives us an inside look.

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SWAT Team members stormed Sunwing flight 772 to apprehend a passenger who expressed a desire to blow up the aircraft.
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Editorials

Analysis: A Navy SEAL Breakdown of the Sunwing SWAT Takedown

Posted July 29, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

When a SWAT Team stormed a diverted Sunwing flight, many people were shocked and frightened. Former Navy SEAL Rich Graham gives un an inside view into the tactical environment.

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Prepping to Relive the Greatest Week of Geek

Posted July 9, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

NYCAviation Founder Phil Derner Jr. shares his thoughts as he returns to Los Angeles for the Airliners International convention.

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