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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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@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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Clayton Osbon mugshot.
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Judge Orders Former JetBlue Pilot To Stay Away From Planes

Posted November 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Former JetBlue Captain Clayton Osbon has been allowed to go home by reason of insanity, but is banned from going near planes.

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Boeing owned Candadair T-33 (N416X).
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Boeing Flight Test Photographer: World’s Greatest Avgeek Job?

Posted November 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Meet a team whose job it is to fly around in vintage fighter jets to take pictures of new Boeings.

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Radar image of Nor'easter on Wednesday morning. (via National Weather Service)
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Nor’easter Spurs Over 1,000 Flight Cancellations

Posted November 7, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Over 1,000 flights to and from northeast airports were cancelled Wednesday as a winter storm approached the region with strong winds, snow and rain.

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New York Magazine's Hurricane Sandy cover, "The City and the Storm."
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New York Mag’s Stunning Sandy Cover Was Shot From A Moving Helicopter

Posted November 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

How photographer Iwan Baan captured Hurricane Sandy’s Manhattan blackout in one photo.

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Hurricane Sandy Live Video Feed
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Live Video of Hurricane Sandy as It Hits New York Waterfront

Posted October 28, 2012 by NYCA Admin

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

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A UTAir Antonov An-24 does its best monster truck impression.
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Is This The Most Dangerous Takeoff Ever Captured On Video?

Posted October 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

These old Russian planes were built to plow through just about anything within reason, but these pilots throw reason into the mud.

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A British Airways Boeing 777-300ER (G-STBF) pushes back from a gate at Heathrow. (Photo by Ken Iwelumo via wikimedia)
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Bahraini Prince Arrested At Heathrow After Drunken Plane Rage

Posted October 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Shortly after boarding a British Airways flight Mubarak Hamad allegedly charged into the cockpit while screaming of shoddy service.

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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 NYCA Admin

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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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 NYCA Admin

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

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Felix Baumgartner during a Red Bull Stratos test jump. (Photo by Red Bull Stratos)
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Live Video: Felix Baumgartner Skydives From the Edge of Space

Posted October 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Weather permitting, at around 1:30 PM ET (11:30 AM MDT) Tuesday, Felix Baumgartner will step out of a balloon 120,000 feet above New Mexico.

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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 NYCA Admin

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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A particularly dirty SeaPort Airlines Pilatus (N933SP) takes off from Boeing Field. (Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren)
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Athens, Georgia Wins Flights to Nashville Courtesy of Uncle Sam

Posted October 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Essential Air Service program has awarded a $1.5 million annual contract to SeaPort Airlines to fly between Athens and Nashville.

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