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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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A US Air Force Boeing VC-25 (SAM 29000) flies over Mount Rushmore. (Photo by US Air Force)
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Pentagon Frustrated With Boeing After Moving Air Force One Work to Texas

Posted September 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Pentagon has fired off a sternly-worded letter to Boeing regarding the airframer’s move of Air Force One repairs from Kansas to Texas.

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Thousands of the recovered bottles of liquor were displayed at a press conference held by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. (Photo by Queens DA's Office)
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Ain’t No Party Like an Airport Party: Airline Caterers Stole 100,000 Mini Booze Bottles

Posted September 13, 2012 by NYCA Admin

18 JFK Airport workers were arrested for stealing and reselling over $750K of alcohol and duty free items from American Airlines flights.

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Southwest's first three Boeing 737-200s ready for delivery. Behind them are a new TWA 727 and City of Everett, the first-built 747. (Photo by Southwest Airlines)
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What Were Delivery Flights Like in the 1980s?

Posted September 7, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A look back at how Southwest Airlines celebrated the deliveries of its first three shiny new Boeing 737-200s.

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FAA Headquarters in Washington DC. (Photo by Matthew Bisanz, via Wikimedia Commons)
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Did FAA Managers Urge Employees to Vote Democrat?

Posted September 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

FAA managers illegally told workers that Republican wins would mean budget cuts for the agency, according to a government transparency group.

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Miami Dolphin wearing an AA helmet.
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Miami Dolphins Charter Plane Clips Tail of American Jet in Dallas

Posted August 30, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An American Airlines Boeing 767 carrying the Miami Dolphins clipped another American aircraft while taxiing in Dallas late Wednesday night.

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Curtis Saxton was stranded in Salt Lake City with his wife and two children. (Screengrab via ABC4)
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Here’s Why You Don’t Fly Cross-Country on Standby Tickets With Kids During the Summer When You’re Broke

Posted August 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Saxton family was stranded at Salt Lake City International Airport for six days, but it wasn’t anyone’s fault but their own.

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Should American replace the eagle in its logo with the Twitter bird?
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American Airlines Responds to Every Tweet, Even When Your Handle is @hotdoghandjobs

Posted August 2, 2012 by NYCA Admin

American has done an exemplary job of keeping their Twitter complainants happy, or at the very least, responding in a timely fashion.

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Constructed from very light balsawood sheet and strip, boron filament, carbon fiber and a transparent covering of plastic film, these rubberband-powered planes can fly for up to 40 minutes at a time.
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FLOAT: Inside the World of Competitive Rubberband-Powered Aircraft

Posted June 29, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

A documentary about handmade “Indoor freeflight rubber-powered duration aircraft” is about to take off.

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