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Aviation News

The Patrouille de France Soars Into New York, Launching Their US Tour

Posted March 24, 2017 by Ben Granucci

The Patrouille de France arrived at Stewart International Airport in Upstate New York on Thursday, kicking off their 6 week tour of North America.

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Editorials

The Forgotten Victims of Alaska Airlines Ending the Virgin America Brand

Posted March 23, 2017 by Phil Derner Jr.

With so many reactions being aired following Alaska Announcing the coming end of Virgin America, who stands to suffer the most?

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Columnists

Was WestJet’s “Scary” Approach Really As Bad As It Seemed?

Posted March 20, 2017 by David J. Williams

Over the past week, images and video of a Westjet 737 making a “scary” approach have been making the rounds. We examine what went right in that situation.

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Why The Circular Runway Concept Would Not Work

Posted March 20, 2017 by Phil Derner Jr.

A report from the BBC about a circular runway concept is going viral, but how does it hold up when examined objectively?

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Adult Onset Flight Anxiety – No One Is Immune

Posted February 21, 2017 by Anson Harris

Imagine being a seasoned flier with hundreds of flights under your belt and then suddenly finding yourself onboard and terrified. It can, and does, happen.

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Editorials

The Rush To Save A Vintage C-53

Posted January 23, 2017 by Jay Haapala

In a small town 30 minutes outside of Canton, Ohio sits a vintage C-53. If one airline pilot can’t raise the money to save it soon, it will meet the scrapper.

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PHOTOS: The Grand Canyon Onboard The Maverick Experience

Posted December 15, 2016 by Michael Lothrop

In Las Vegas, everything is larger than life, and that includes Maverick Helicopters’ sightseeing business. It’s more than just a tour there, it’s an experience.

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Airline News

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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Lebanon Is South of Maine: An Outsider’s Look At UN Week

Posted September 14, 2016 by Charles Eckert

A look at NYC’s annual UN Week, and the hobby of plane spotting in general, through the eyes of a student journalist.

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Editorials

Man Versus Machine in the Aviation World

Posted August 24, 2016 by Stephen Carbone

As the amount of technology in aircraft has increased, so has the number of computers involved and the reliance on them for the aircraft’s operation.

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When The Unthinkable Happens: A Memoir of Being a Witness to a Crash

Posted July 27, 2016 by Ben Granucci

Last August, NYCAviation’s Standards Editor was attending the media day for an air show when an aircraft crashed while practicing it’s routine. This is his memoir of the events of thst day and what followed.

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Behind The Scenes: Bethpage Jones Beach Airshow

Posted July 25, 2016 by Jared Blech

Take a behind the scenes look at some of the events that went into preparing for the 2016 Bethpage Airshow At Jones Beach.

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PHOTOS: The RIANG Open House and Airshow

Posted June 21, 2016 by Mark Kolanowski

The 2016 installment of the Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Airshow was a bittersweet and unique weekend of aerial entertainment that overcame numerous challenges from Mother Nature and the performance schedule during a difficult time for the airshow industry. June 2, 2016 was a dark day for the American military demonstration teams. Maj. […]

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Columnists

Buying for Flying: An Investment in the Sky

Posted June 9, 2016 by Erika Armstrong

“…My return on this investment is priceless.”

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PHOTOS: The Thunder Rolls at Shaw Air Force Base

Posted June 1, 2016 by David Lilienthal

Don’t call it an air show! Thunder Over The Midlands highlights the best of the US Armed Forces, with a focus on how they work together.

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RFID Bag Tracking…Why?

Posted June 1, 2016 by Andrew Poure

Contributor Andrew Poure warns of the pitfalls that RFID-enabled checked bag tags will bring and why he thinks it won’t work.

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The Time Has Come For Bag Tags To Join The 21st Century

Posted May 31, 2016 by Ben Granucci

Standards Editor Ben Granucci explores all of the benefits of using RFID Technology for tracking checked bags, just like Delta Air Lines will soon do.

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US Airports Investing Billions to Upgrade Dire State of Infrastructure

Posted March 21, 2016 by Zina Aziz

America’s major airports have gotten a bad rap for aging, outmoded facilities. However, many airports have made large investments to meet the ever increasing demand for air travel.

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How a Chick Landed in the Cockpit

Posted March 7, 2016 by Erika Armstrong

Sometimes you accidentally become a pilot.

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PHOTO TOUR: Step Onboard Qatar Airways A350-900XWB

Posted January 8, 2016 by Ben Granucci

Recently, NYCAviation was invited onboard one of Qatar Airways’ A350-900XWBs. While onboard, we had a chance to tour the entire plane as well as to speak with representatives of both the airline and Airbus. Here is a look at what it was like in and around the aircraft.

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