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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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This is a scary toothbrush.
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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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Water laps at a jetway outside LaGuardia's Central Terminal. (Photo via Fox5)
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NYCAviation’s Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of 2012

Posted December 30, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

From space shuttles to Sandy, a look back at our most popular stories of 2012.

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Help Wanted: Ryanair Needs A New Masochistic Spokesperson

Posted December 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Attention public relations professionals: Do you have access to a reliable supply of Xanax? Then Ryanair has a job for you.

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Otto at the controls.
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Blowup Girlfriends Fly Free On Southwest

Posted December 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Twitter exchange clarifies the airline’s policy on air-filled companions.

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Filling your car with jet fuel is only acceptable if it has a jet engine. (Photo by Skip Steuart via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND)
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New Jersey Gas Station Accidentally Fills Cars With Jet Fuel

Posted December 10, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Unless you drive a jet dragster or a diesel, putting jet fuel in your car will likely result in stalling and/or damage.

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Anyone want a Falcon omelette? (Photo by Gunthercx via wikimedia, CC-BY-SA)
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Atlanta Airport Employees Throw Eggs At New Orleans Saints

Posted November 29, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The New Orleans Saints got a messy welcome to Atlanta for their game against the Falcons this weekend.

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Seats on an American Airlines plane. (Photo by SpecialKRB via Flickr, CC BY-NC)
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Should American Have Blamed Interns For Loose Seats?

Posted November 29, 2012 by NYCA Admin

New reports suggest that interns at an outsourced contractor were partially responsible for American’s 757 seat problems.

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Ford Ecoboost 1.0L 3-cylinder engine block in a carry-on. (Photo by Ford)
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Ford Demonstrates How To Pack An Engine Block In Your Carry On

Posted November 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

From snow globes to cranberry sauce, the TSA has rules prohibiting all sorts of items, but it seems they left engine blocks off the list.

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Hainan Airlines pilots don't want to hear this.
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New Chinese Airline Pilots Must Pass The Smell Test – Literally

Posted November 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Managers at Hainan Airlines are sniffing the armpits of pilot candidates to keep bad smells off of their airplanes.

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