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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 JUMPSEATS

Posted April 17, 2014 by Eric Auxier

While the ability to travel for free is a definite perk of being an airline pilot, the ability to ride in the jumpseat is more of a necessary evil. It is small and uncomfortable, but it can also be the difference between a pilot making it to work on time and being stuck in an airport thousands of miles away.

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There’s No Flying in Baseball?

Posted April 11, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith takes a look at the parallels between aviation and America’s favorite pastime.

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OPINION: What Makes a Great-Looking Jetliner?

Posted April 2, 2014 by Patrick Smith

“Aesthetically it’s no 747, but it’s a handsome plane,” I wrote of the 787 previously in a column. “Confident in a way not unlike its older and smaller sibling, the 757.”

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A Haul and a Hop on Hawaiian Airlines

Posted March 26, 2014 by Ben Granucci

NYCAviation recently had a chance to fly Hawaiian Airlines and to try out both one of their longest flights and one of their shortest.

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You’re The Captain: Explosive Decompression at 40,000 Feet

Posted March 13, 2014 by Eric Auxier

Imagine that you’re the captain of an airliner, cruising at 40,000 feet, when you experience an explosive decompression. What do you do next to get back on the ground?

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COMMENTARY: When A Pilot Dies In Flight

Posted March 12, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Once in awhile, it happens; but all flight decks are staffed by two equally trained and highly capable pilots, removing any cause for concern by the public.

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What’s Wrong With Airports? 15 Things Every Airport Needs

Posted March 6, 2014 by Patrick Smith

For a whole host of reasons, airports are often bewildering, maddening places. Here are 15 things no airport terminal should be without.

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NYCA At The Movies – The Best Aviation Scenes

Posted February 28, 2014 by Gabe Andino

NYCAviation presents a list of some of the most memorable aviation scenes in feature film.

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Near Misses and Close Calls in the Air

Posted February 26, 2014 by Patrick Smith

With more planes flying than ever before, the number of incidents has risen. Should nervous passengers be worried?

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Waking Up to the Issues of Pilot Fatigue: Part Three

Posted February 21, 2014 by Karlene Petitt

In the third article in our series, Karlene Petitt takes a look at the impact of the new pilot fatigue regulations on long haul international pilots.

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Great Aviation Instagrams You Should Be Following

Posted February 5, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Do you like looking at pictures of airplanes? Of course you do. So take a look at these great aviation Instagrammers. We promise that you wont be disappointed!

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Awesome Aviation Podcasts You Should Be Listening To!

Posted January 29, 2014 by Ben Granucci

There is a ton of awesome aviation content available on the internet. But it isn’t just written content, it’s audio podcasts as well! Here are a few of our favorites.

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Five Years Later, Still a Miracle

Posted January 15, 2014 by Stephen Weisbrot

On January 15th, 2009, US Airways flight 1549 ditched into the Hudson River after striking a flock of birds. Today, it is still a miracle.

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Flying in Style: Onboard American Airlines Inaugural A321 Transcontinental Service

Posted January 9, 2014 by Manny Gonzalez

Earlier this week, NYCAviation had the opportunity to ride onboard American Airlines bran new Airbus A321 Transcontinental service. So how did we like the ride inside the new jet? Consider us impressed!

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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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Getting to Know the NYCAviation Staff: A Q&A

Posted December 25, 2013 by Ben Granucci

At NYCAviation, we’re all aviation enthusiasts at heart. Here is a look at what drew some of us to aviation and what else interests us.

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Focus on the Fixed Base Operator: National Jets

Posted December 17, 2013 by Mark Lawrence

NYCAviation recently paid a visit to Fort Lauderdale-based fixed base operator National Jets. While we were there, we got a special look into the services they provide and how they differentiate themselves from other FBOs.

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The Unintended Consequences of the “1500 Hour Rule”

Posted December 16, 2013 by Brad Tate

The FAA recently raised minimum flight hour requirements for commercial pilots to 1,500 hours. Brad Tate explores whether this stricter hiring requirement truly benefits flight safety.

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Flying to the Movies with Air Hollywood

Posted December 13, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Inside of a warehouse north of Los Angeles, CA, lies a vast collection of aviation pieces large and small. Here, at a film studio known as Air Hollywood, they bring the aviation scenes in the movies to life. NYCAviation recently paid them a visit and got a look at what exactly goes into making these films take flight.

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Alliance Reliance: The Pitfalls and Possibilities of Air Carrier Partnerships

Posted December 5, 2013 by Douglas Wint

With the recent trend towards consolidation, airline alliances have become a useful way to connect route networks. Doug Wint analyzes the pros and cons.

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