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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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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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So You Got A Drone For The Holidays! Now What?

Posted January 1, 2016 by Jay Haapala

Did you recently unwrap a new drone? Here’s what you need to know in order to fly it safely and legally.

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Left Behind by the On-Time Machine

Posted December 14, 2015 by Brad Tate

On-time departures are a critical aspect of airline operations and how they are viewed by the flying public. However, is it worth sacrificing passenger satisfaction in some instances in order to stay on time?

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Captain: A Double-Edged Sword

Posted November 16, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

By the simple act of firing one of their own for keeping passengers alive, they have brought the wrath of an entire industry into an incident which wouldn’t normally get a second look.

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A Double Dream: Qatar Airways Takes Home Two New 787s

Posted November 6, 2015 by Mark Lawrence

Qatar Airways took delivery of 2 787-8 Dreamliners recently in Everett, WA, and NYCAviation was there for the festivities!

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Divert (From the Pilot’s Point Of View)

Posted September 24, 2015 by Brad Tate

The vast majority of airline flights reach their destination as planned. Occasionally bad weather or other factors cause flight crews to have to divert to an alternate airport, disrupting both the airline’s and passenger’s plans. Brad Tate explains the process behind diverting to another airport.

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Blue Collar on a White Shirt

Posted September 23, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

When an oil pressure gauge starts to move in flight, pilots use both colors of their collar and open up several learned skills at once.

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New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year Returns for 2015

Posted September 17, 2015 by Ben Granucci

It’s almost time again for New York City’s greatest plane spotting week of the year. UN Week is a little later than usual this year, but promises to be just as exciting.

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Why Student Pilots Quit

Posted September 16, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

There are 120,000 student pilots right now debating what to do next.

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Qantas Swings Back Into Profit After An Aggressive Restructuring

Posted September 14, 2015 by Zina Aziz

After a number of dark years for the airline’s finances, things are finally starting to look up for Qantas as they have begun to return to profitability.

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