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Retrieval of American Airlines 587's tail section.
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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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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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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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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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A group of New York based aviation photographers hanging out at LAX last October, doing what we love. Photo courtesy Maggie Bradley.
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Your Role in the Hobby of Plane Spotting

Posted May 8, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Many people have a preconceived notion that taking photos of airliners is illegal, harmful, or dangerous. They couldn’t be any more wrong.

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In the immediate aftermath of MH370's disappearance, CNN ran a ticker an unfortunate misspelling of airframe manufacturer Boeing's name.
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Don’t You Believe It: Choosing Your Aviation News Source

Posted March 17, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The Information Age has redefined how people get their information when breaking news happens. No longer is your choice simply between cable networks and broadcast networks, now there are specialty websites and Twitter accounts to consider as well. This is especially true when it comes to aviation events such as the recent Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 or Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702 incidents. Because when it comes to picking your source for aviation news, we know you have a choice.

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Airlines Can Stand Behind Their Brand by Having Their Customers’ Backs

Posted December 19, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

Taking care of your brand by taking care of your customers is something that not every airline understands these days. Why is it so important, and which airlines fail and which succeed?

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Plane Crashes: The Media S***storm

Posted July 9, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

What message is the mainstream media sending to the public after an event like plane crash, and why?

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Actual photo of me catching up on some sleep before departing on a ferry flight to God-knows-where.
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The High Risk Job of a Military Charter Loadmaster

Posted May 1, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

People jumped onto the internet Tuesday and saw the shockingly intense video of Monday’s National Airlines 747 crash that took place just after takeoff from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Though it is so very early in the investigation, early speculation indicates that it may have been a shift in the cargo load on the aircraft, […]

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Relaxing in the engine of a 767 after landing in Romania in 2007. Oh, and the engine wasn't on.
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Looking Back: Fueling a Life of Aviation

Posted March 13, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

Every aviation enthusiast has a collection of small stories that they can reminisce on to think about how they developed their passion for all that flies. This is mine.

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Ann Coulter is A-Ok Flying With Black Female Pilots…We Think

Posted January 31, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

Much of the internet is under the belief that Ann Coulter marched off of a plane because the pilot was a black woman. But is it true?

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Aviation Loses a Great Man and a Better Friend

Posted January 26, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

NYCAviation lost Co-Owner Matt Molnar this week, a loss that means so much to the aviation world and all those that were lucky enough to call him a friend.

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Dell dude is excited. (Photo composite by NYCAviation/Boeing/Dell)
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Dude, You’re Getting a Dreamliner

Posted January 24, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Dell Computer scion Michael Dell is a Boeing 787 Dreamliner customer, and no stranger to battery fires.

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Rendering of the new American Airlines livery on a Boeing 777-300ER. (Image by American Airlines)
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New American Airlines Branding Draws Mixed Reviews From Fliers

Posted January 17, 2013 by NYCA Admin

American Airlines revealed its new look on Thursday, tossing out the polished metal and Helvetica in favor of gray paint and Fruitiger.

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World’s Busiest Airport Shut Down Over Scary Toothbrush

Posted January 6, 2013 by NYCA Admin

A device that turned out to be a toothbrush caused a partial shutdown of Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport this past Friday.

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Gudmundur Karl Arthorsson might not be flying Icelandair anytime soon. (Photo by Andy Ellwood via Tumblr)
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A Drunk Pilot, A Drunk Passenger, A Roll of Duct Tape And Two Disrupted Flights

Posted January 5, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Two more wasted men—one of them an airline pilot—made headlines on Friday when each disrupted separate flights to New York.

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Brandon Pelletier urinates at LAX.
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Video (NSFW): Drunken Twilight Star Pees In The Middle Of LAX Terminal

Posted January 3, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Here’s an actor named Bronson Pelletier whipping it out and peeing on the rug in front of hundred of LAX passengers late last month.

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