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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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Seats on an American Airlines plane. (Photo by SpecialKRB via Flickr, CC BY-NC)
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American Hangover: Seats Come Loose Twice After NY Times Blasts Airline

Posted October 1, 2012 by NYCA Admin

American Airlines has had better weekends, to say the least.

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This job stinks -- literally -- but somebody's got to do it, and on "Airport 24/7: Miami" that somebody is Albert Coreschi. (Photo by Travel Channel)
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‘Airport 24/7: Miami’ Offers Compelling Look At People Who Make The Airport Tick

Posted October 1, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Avgeeks will love it, but “Airport 24/7″ shows the aviation and air travel business is filled with stories and characters that appeal to all.

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The LiveTV display included a "Back to the Future" DeLorean. (Photo by Jason Rabinowitz)
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The Future of In-Flight Amenities On Display at APEX Expo 2012

Posted October 1, 2012 by Jason Rabinowitz

The Airline Passenger Experience Expo featured everything an airline might need in their aircraft, from LED lighting to satellite internet.

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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 NYCA Admin

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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Philadelphia Police patch
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Flight Attendant Caught With Loaded Gun at Philadelphia Airport, Cop Accidentally Fires It

Posted September 25, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Republic Airways flight attendant and a Philadelphia cop are both in trouble after an incident with a loaded gun at Philadelphia Airport.

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James Bond is about to give Goldfinger a physics lesson.
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Mitt Romney, Plane Windows and Bond, James Bond

Posted September 25, 2012 by NYCA Admin

You’ve already read a million opinions on this so I’ll keep mine brief and then we’ll skip to a video.

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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 NYCA Admin

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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