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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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Gate Agents: Pawns of the Airline Industry

Posted June 24, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Their role in being the ones out front who often end up being sacrificed for those standing behind them is the reason that they are indeed the pawns of the industry.

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Why You Are Delayed: How Air Traffic Control Delay Programs Work

Posted June 17, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Flight delays happen for many reasons. Airlines can impose delays on themselves, or when weather hits, delays are put into place by air traffic control.

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#TBT: Sky Waitresses, The Forgotten Heroes

Posted June 12, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Flight attendants are often seen by passengers as little more than sky waitresses. However their duties go far beyond serving you a drink and some pretzels. Today, we take a look at why the triumphs and tragedies of flight attendants shouldn’t be overlooked in airliner accidents.

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Videos

Video: A Must-See AvGeek Music Montage by Airborne Films

Posted June 11, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Take a break and watch a great collection of HD aviation clips to feed your daily need for AvGeek!

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Throwback Thursday: Taking a Step Back to Appreciate Flight

Posted May 29, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

In today’s world of high-speed technology, so many take advantage of air travel, but forget its long history. Taking a step back and adding a little perspective can make airplane geeks out of anyone.

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Regional Jets, The Cure or the Disease?

Posted May 22, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The emergence of regional jets in the 1990s was a major game-changer among the business models of legacy carriers that are still evolving today. Are they saving an otherwise hurting industry, or more of a hindrance?

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The clothing you choose on a flight can make you or break you in an emergency situation.
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Video: The 4 Rules in Choosing a Safe Outfit To Fly In

Posted May 16, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Not enough people think about their health and the rare chance of aircraft emergencies when getting dressed for a flight. NYCA’s Phil Derner goes over his four rules for a safe attire.

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Throwback Thursday: The Why, How and Where of Flight Diversions

Posted May 15, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

While diversions do happen frequently, the decision to land a plane perhaps hundreds or thousands of miles from its destination is not taken lightly. A look at why planes divert and how pilots, dispatchers and managers choose where to land your plane safely.

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