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Shot From The Sky: This Wasn’t The First Time

Posted July 21, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Last week’s shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shocked the world. But it is far from the first time that an airliner has been shot down.

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Ethiopian's first 787 Dreamliner. (Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/NYCAviation)
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#TBT: Just Another Airplane? 20 Hours Aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Posted June 5, 2014 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

The state-of-the-art passenger comfort features on the new Boeing 787 have a lot of hype to live up to. Do they really make a difference?

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Flying (Not So) High with Honeywell

Posted June 2, 2014 by Jason Rabinowitz

So you think Honeywell is just that company that makes the thermostat on your wall? Well, you would be very wrong. Contributor Jason Rabinowitz visits with Honeywell and takes a look a the wide variety of products that they make for the aviation industry.

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FLYING A FALLEN HERO

Posted May 23, 2014 by Eric Auxier

Eric Auxier shares the memorable experience of being a captain on a fallen soldier’s final flight home.

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The Reality Behind the “Hawaii Near Collision”

Posted May 20, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Recently, a passenger’s account of a near collision between his flight and another near Hawaii has received a lot of attention. However, all was not as he made it seem. We separate the facts from the fiction and explain why this is proof that the system works.

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Turbulence: Everything You Need to Know, Part 2

Posted May 14, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith delves into wake turbulence, explaining the various factors behind this airborne phenomena and how pilots protect against the dangers of wake upsets.

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A National Air Ambulance Lear 35A takes off on an air ambulance mission. (Photo: Mark Lawrence)
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Lifeguard: Inside the Operations of an Air Ambulance Service

Posted May 12, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Air ambulance flights are one of the most essential uses of aviation. NYCAviation goes behind the scenes at National Air Ambulance to learn the inner workings of a “Lifeguard” operation.

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Turbulence: Everything You Need to Know, Part 1

Posted May 7, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Patrick Smith sheds light on the phenomena and how pilots handle turbulence in flight.

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The Post-Deregulation Skies: The Plucky Upstarts

Posted May 2, 2014 by Gabe Andino

The recent trend of airline consolidation has taken away the large variety of airlines we’ve grown accustomed to seeing over the years. We take a look back at some of the more notable start-up airlines and how they’ve shaped today’s airline industry.

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The LaGuardia Curfew Revisited: Why Your Late Flight Ended Up At JFK

Posted May 1, 2014 by Jason Rabinowitz

The weather in NYC is getting warmer, and that means that the infamous overnight curfew at LaGuardia Airport is back. What does it mean for your flight?

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Throwback Thursday: The Aircraft Viewing Areas of South Florida

Posted April 24, 2014 by Jason Rabinowitz

At three South Florida airports, an oasis for plane spotters and anyone interested in aviation awaits. NYCAviation takes you along on a tour of them!

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737-924 N68821, Boeing's 8,000th 737 delivery. (Photo: Boeing)
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Boeing 737: 8,000 and Counting

Posted April 23, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Boeing recently delivered the 8,000th 737. Mark Lawrence details the development and evolution of the world’s best-selling airliner.

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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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The Great Hall welcomes you at the Accra Ghana Airport. (Photo courtesy of the author)
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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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