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Danger sign at St. Maarten's Princess Juliana International Airport.
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Video: When Surfing the Fence in Saint Maarten Goes Terribly Wrong

Posted April 7, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The jet blast warning signs at Maho Beach are generally ignored, but a new video of a woman face planting behind a JetBlue takeoff might prove the signs are there for good reason.

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JetBlue CEO Dave Barger appeared on NBC's Today. (Screengrab from NBC)
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JetBlue Pilot Meltdown: The Day After

Posted March 28, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Less than a day after JetBlue Captain Clayton Osbon suffered a psychotic episode while operating a flight to Vegas, the morning talk shows essentially boiled the incident down to one ridiculous question: “Will a psychopathic airline employee kill me and my family today?”

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Regional Jets: The Cure or the Disease?

Posted March 22, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

The emergence of regional jets in the 1990s was a major game-changer among the business models of legacy carriers that are still evolving today. Are they saving an otherwise hurting industry, or more of a hindrance?

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Taking a Step Back to Appreciate Flight

Posted March 20, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

In today’s world of high-speed technology, so many take advantage of air travel, but forget its long history. Taking a step back and adding a little perspective can make airplane geeks out of anyone.

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An LSG Sky Chefs truck seen at DFW in 2006
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Dead Airport Worker Delays Catering for Dallas Flights

Posted March 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The unfortunate death of an LSG Sky Chefs employee was made more unfortunate by a brief Associated Press report of the incident.

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American Airlines CEO Bob Crandall on Charlie Rose
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Video: Former American Airlines CEO Bob Crandall Interviewed on Charlie Rose

Posted March 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The outspoken former CEO of American Airlines made an appearance on the Charlie Rose Show on Tuesday, where he shared insight about a number of issues, ranging from the failure of deregulation to the future of his bankrupt old airline.

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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 NYCA Admin

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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Video: Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Caught on Tape from Orlando Airport

Posted February 22, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Only the second known amateur video of the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy has surfaced 26 years after the disaster.

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Tight ramp areas at airports like LGA make it smart for airlines like Southwest to implement their new wireless ground communication system. (Photo by Matt Smith)
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Southwest Goes Wireless On the Ramp, Saving Dollars and Lives

Posted February 22, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Southwest Airlines has implemented a wireless communication system from Flightcom for airport rampers, not only to keep people safe, but to help out the bottom line as well.

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Spirit Airlines Jumps On the Jeremy Lin Bandwagon

Posted February 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Following their time-honored tradition of using sales inspired by current events, Spirit’s latest email sale recites one of the dozens of puns the sports media have come up with for the surname of breakout Knicks star Jeremy Lin.

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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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Video: Buh-Bye from SNL’s Total Bastard Airlines

Posted February 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A classic skit from the early-90s cast of Saturday Night Live features virtually everyone on the show at the time, including David Spade, Chris Farley and Adam Sandler.

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Video: Things Flight Attendants Say

Posted January 25, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Someone had to do it: A Flight Attendant version to add to the exploding “Stuff [insert type of person here] Say” viral video genre. Good news: It’s funny.

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Red Tails Delivers Stunning Special Effects, But No Substance: Movie Review

Posted January 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Red Tails reduces one of World War II’s most compelling stories to the intellectual level of a Disney cartoon. But the special effects are great.

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The Why, How and Where of Flight Diversions

Posted November 3, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

While diversions do happen frequently, the decision to land a plane perhaps hundreds or thousands of miles from its destination is not taken lightly. A look at why planes divert and how pilots, dispatchers and managers choose where to land your plane safely.

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Captain Schumer to the rescue!
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Piloticians

Posted August 17, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

Members of government love to speak up when it comes the airline industry, and Senator Charles Schumer has perhaps spoken the loudest.

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Your Role in the Hobby

Posted July 10, 2006 by Phil Derner Jr.

Many people have a preconceived notion that taking photos of airliners is illegal. They’re wrong.

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