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Why The Circular Runway Concept Would Not Work

Posted March 20, 2017 by Phil Derner Jr.

A report from the BBC about a circular runway concept is going viral, but how does it hold up when examined objectively?

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@NYCAviation reached 20,000 followers on Saturday, November 10, 2012.
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What Our 20,000th Twitter Follower Means To Us

Posted November 10, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Here’s to welcoming the next 20,000 members of our aviation family.

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The epicenter was located in Irving, Texas, about 3.4 miles southeast of DFW. (Map by NYCAviation/Google Maps)
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Earthquake Strikes Just Outside Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

Posted September 30, 2012 by Matt Molnar

A minor 3.4 magnitude earthquake that rattled homes and nerves in central Texas Saturday night was centered just 3.4 miles southeast of DFW.

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Westchester County Airport's control tower, which Fox 5 reports will be responsible for the apocalypse.
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Debunking the Sleeping Westchester Airport Air Traffic Controllers Story

Posted February 28, 2012 by Matt Molnar

Last week, Joe Walden from New York’s Fox 5 fueled up the trusty news van with a tank of hyperbole and ventured out to Westchester County Airport, where he was met by all sorts of dastardly wrongdoing that could potentially kill every man, woman and child in the tri-state area. Or not.

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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 Matt Molnar

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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Help Wanted: Ryanair Needs A New Masochistic Spokesperson

Posted December 20, 2012 by Matt Molnar

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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Mitt Romney campaign press secretary Andrea Saul tweeted this photo of firemen rushing onto the aircraft in Denver. (Photo via @andreamsaul)
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Mitt Romney’s Wife in Denver Emergency Landing

Posted September 21, 2012 by Matt Molnar

A business jet carrying Ann Romney made an emergency landing in Denver Friday afternoon when the cockpit reportedly filled with smoke.

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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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Spirit email ad (top) and a Spirit Airbus A320 (bottom). (Composite by NYCAviation)
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Spirit Airlines Promo Combines Masturbation, Debate Fever, 9th Grade Humor

Posted October 4, 2012 by Matt Molnar

Say what you will about Spirit’s $100 bag fees, my inner high school freshman does appreciate their sophomoric sense of humor.

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Red Bull Stratos will make a second launch attempt Sunday morning. (Photo by Red Bull Stratos)
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Live Video: Red Bull Stratos and Felix Baumgartner Skydive Sunday

Posted October 14, 2012 by Matt Molnar

Weather permitting, Felix Baumgartner will attempt again to pull off the highest skydive in history at around 11:15 AM EDT Sunday morning.

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Video: What Really Happened With Allegiant 426′s “Low Fuel” Situation?

Posted July 29, 2015 by NYCAviation Staff

NYCA’s Phil Derner discusses Allegiant 426′s “low fuel” situation while trying to land at Fargo, North Dakota, while the airport was closed.

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Welcome Aboard the New NYCAviation.com!

Posted February 20, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

We have launched the fourth site redesign since our inception back in 2003, which allows our readers and members to more easily navigate all that our site has to offer, while paving the way for other site features that are coming in the near future!

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American Airlines flight attendants protest labor cuts in New York City, April 23, 2012. (Photo by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants)
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The Bankrupting Cost of Airline Bankruptcy

Posted May 13, 2012 by Matt Molnar

American Airlines spending $10 million-a-month on bankruptcy lawyers and consultants might seem outrageous, until you look at the alternative.

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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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The 25 tear old me, on that day in 2006. You can even see the belt loader in the background.
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The Day I Learned How to De-Ice an Airliner with a Broom

Posted January 12, 2017 by Phil Derner Jr.

What do you do in a pinch when you have no de-icing trucks at your airport? Find a resourceful Captain…

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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 Matt Molnar

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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Space Travel’s Biggest Benefit – World Peace? Why We Must Venture Further

Posted January 14, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

Why do we travel to space? What if there was a reason greater than technological advancements and finding a home on other planets? Dare we say…

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Live Video of Hurricane Sandy as It Hits New York Waterfront

Posted October 28, 2012 by Matt Molnar

Live feed of the East River just east of the Manhattan Bridge from a “Zone A” building in Brooklyn.

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Learjet 85 mockup parked next to the USS Intrepid. (Photo by Jason Tinacci)
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Photos: A Date With The New Learjet 85

Posted October 12, 2012 by Matt Molnar

We climb aboard Bombardier’s newest midsize business jet, the first to be built with a composite fuselage.

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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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