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Giving Pease A Chance: An Allegiant Air Flight Review

Posted January 20, 2015 by Michael Lothrop

Although Spirit and Frontier may be better known, Allegiant Air has enjoyed years of profitability as an ultra low cost carrier. Contributor Michael Lothrop takes a ride down to Florida to sample their product offering.

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So Long, Senior Fleet

Posted September 30, 2016 by Justin Schlechter

Today marks the end of an era as Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways flies its last scheduled passenger 747-400 flight and retires the final 3 aircraft. Columnist Justin Schlecter takes a look back at his 7 years spent flying the 747 in the right seat for Cathay.

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Donald Trump’s New Jet Arrives in New York: Is it a Campaign Plane?

Posted June 2, 2011 by Matt Molnar

Several months after its purchase, Donald Trump’s new Boeing 757 landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport for the first time on Wednesday. A huge upgrade in size over his recently-sold 727, could it be a signal that the Apprentice boss is in fact planning a run for the White House?

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Unstable Approach: Asiana 214′s Last Five Miles

Posted July 10, 2013 by John Steffen and Phil Derner Jr.

What is a stable approach and how “unstable” did Asiana Flight 214 become before impacting the ground?

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Meet the Doogie Howser M.D. of the Airline Industry

Posted December 31, 2013 by Eric Auxier

Aditya Palnitkar is an incredibly accomplished young man. Not only is he a world traveller who speaks several languages, he is also an author and businessman.

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Alaska Airlines Flies Abused Dog To California For Life Saving Surgery

Posted January 4, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

A German shepherd mix named Thor is smiling today—a big deal since it’s the first time he’s been able to open his mouth in at least 6 months.

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Always a Kid: First Time On A 747

Posted January 31, 2013 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Flying, at least commercially, is sort of humdrum for me these days. I guess that when you fly at least four times a month for two years, the magic of rocketing through the sky five miles up in a chair wears off. It doesn’t help either that there isn’t much I haven’t done, when it […]

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You’re the Pilot: In Flight Medical Emergency

Posted March 28, 2014 by Eric Auxier

You’re flying what should be a routine domestic flight. Just as you reach cruising altitude, the lead flight attendant calls the flight deck: there is a sick passenger onboard. What do you do?

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COMMENTARY: Economy Class Done Right

Posted June 11, 2014 by Patrick Smith

When it comes to economy class gripes, it’s legroom, or lack thereof, that most people whine about. There’s less and less of it, as airlines cram in extra rows, eager to squeeze out every last penny of revenue in the face of razor-thin profit margins.

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The Noisy, Sweaty Hell of Small Planes

Posted June 4, 2014 by Patrick Smith

I spent the better part of five years immersed in general aviation. Frankly, as I see it, those are 1,500 hours that I’m never getting back.

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Solar Impulse Comes To New York: A First Hand Account

Posted July 7, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

I have been tracking the Solar Impulse flight across the United States for quite a while now, and when word finally came down on the date and time of the landing at New York, I was excited. Not much keeps me up at 3am, but the chance to see a totally solar powered aircraft was […]

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Plumbers in the Sky: The Demise of the Flight Engineer

Posted April 20, 2015 by Michael Lothrop

Some airlines still require flight engineers, but not as many as before. While they may be gone as a profession, they are certainly not forgotten.

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Help Joplin Tornado Victims, Get Free NYCAviation Gear

Posted May 24, 2011 by Matt Molnar

The people of Joplin, Missouri and other tornado-devastated areas desperately need our help. We’ve set up a program that rewards your generosity. It’s not much, but every little nudge can only help.

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Cha-Cha-Changes: Flying The Refreshed Delta BusinessElite

Posted December 31, 2012 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

What better way to review Delta’s upgraded business class products than 24-hours of flying to and from Japan?

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Fancy Footwork: Jessica Cox is a Pilot in Command!

Posted June 13, 2014 by Eric Auxier

Sometimes you need to look past your limitations, take charge of your life, and do what you dream of doing. Jessica Cox is proof that if you can dream it, you can do it.

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COMMENTARY: Have Pillow, Will Travel (As Long As You’re a Girl)

Posted May 28, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Let’s talk for a minute about pillows. I’m vexed and perplexed by the widespread phenomenon of teenage girls carrying giant fluffy pillows onto airplanes.

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A New York Departure

Posted October 10, 2007 by Phil Derner Jr.

As ATA announces plans to terminate their New York LaGuardia service, one spotter looks back at the fond memories of spotting his favorite airline.

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5 Commonly Misused Weather Terms Explained

Posted October 7, 2014 by Adam Daum

Sometimes you hear a complicated meteorological term tossed around, likely by someone trying to show off. We debunk and explain five often-misunderstood weather terms.

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Come Along As We Cross the Pacific – An Inside Look

Posted August 18, 2014 by Ken Hoke

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride on the flight deck during an ocean crossing? How does the flight crew prepare for the flight and what do they do along the way?

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Why Take Your Cat? Qatar Airways Lets You Fly With Your Falcon

Posted January 28, 2015 by Paul Thompson

Traveling with your falcon is possible. Qatar Airways has allowed them onboard for several years, knowing the importance of these animals to their owners.

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