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Lurking Behind the Germanwings Cockpit Door

Posted March 26, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

In light of the tragic news earlier today, Columnist Erika Armstrong explores the culture of those who fly professionally and the ultimate betrayal among their ranks.

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INTERVIEW: Air-To-Air Photography With Scott Snorteland

Posted February 5, 2015 by NYCAviation Staff

Recently NYCA sat down with accomplished air to air photographer Scott Snorteland to find out what it takes to pull off a successful shoot.

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The Tupolev Tu-95, 62 Years Old & Still Going Strong

Posted January 27, 2015 by Bernie Leighton

This article originally appeared on AirlineReporter.com. If it is possible to have a favorite aircraft, mine would be the Tupolev Tu-95. The story of the Tu-95 goes back to 1944. During the Great Patriotic War, the Soviets watched with both awe and horror as the Boeing B-29 Superfortress devastated Japan. It was decided that the Air Force needed an […]

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Qatar’s A350 XWB: An Inside Look with 19 Great Photos

Posted January 19, 2015 by Paul Thompson

Qatar Airways recently unveiled the world’s first A350 XWB. NYCAviation correspondant Paul Thompson was in Doha to get a first hand look.

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My First Time: Behind the Controls of a 737

Posted January 12, 2015 by Ben Granucci

Recently, I had a chance to get behind the controls of an airplane for the first time, in the left seat of a Boeing 737 simulator.

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Gone Gliding Part Three – The Conclusion

Posted January 8, 2015 by Howard Slutsken

In the conclusion to this three-part series, Howard Slutskin gets hooked up and towed out on his gliding adventure!

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The Top Five Business Jets of Today

Posted January 6, 2015 by Nicholas Chieco

How do corporate jetsetters experience the polar opposite of no-frills air travel? We explore five possible answers.

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Gustave vs. the Wright Brothers: Who Was Really First?

Posted December 17, 2014 by Melanie Rivera

For years, the Wright brothers’ first flight has been heatedly debated, with some historians claiming that Gustave Whitehead was actually the first. Here’s what we know.

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PHOTOS: Touring the China Airlines Maintenance Hangar

Posted December 16, 2014 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

While in Taipei recently, Contributor Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren had a chance to tour China Airlines maintenance hangar.

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Soaring NV’s gliders at Minden-Tahoe Airport – the LS4, two Duo Discus, two ASK-21s.
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Gone Gliding – Part Two

Posted December 12, 2014 by Howard Slutsken

Howard Slutsken’s gone gliding, and taking us along for the ride! Follow along as he guides us through the preflight process and take-off.

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Flight Review: China Airlines’ New 777-300ER Wows Passengers

Posted December 8, 2014 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Join us as we experience Taiwan-based China Airlines’ brand new 777-300ER first hand on a flight that will not soon be forgotten.

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A JetBlue E190 flies over the Lincoln Memorial, as viewed from the World War II Memorial.
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Honoring Our Soldiers: A Very Special JetBlue Flight to Washington DC

Posted November 11, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Yesterday, we had the honor of joining JetBlue on a special flight, with a special plane, to Washington DC for a few of our nation’s soldiers and veterans.

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Routehappy Partners with Expedia, Helps Improve Passenger Experience

Posted November 10, 2014 by Jason Rabinowitz

Starting this week, all users of the flight search site Expedia will benefit from full use of Routehappy’s Scores and Happiness Factors.

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How the Ice Fighting Technology on Your Plane Makes Winter Flying Safe

Posted November 6, 2014 by David J. Williams

Icing on baked goods is delicious. Icing on a plane can kill you. Unfortunately, many have died as a result, but the lessons learned have made preventive measures a piece of cake.

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Gliders flying in formation near Lake Tahoe – Photo: Soaring NV
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Gone Gliding – Part One

Posted November 4, 2014 by Howard Slutsken

Glider pilots try to copy the birds when we’re centering on a thermal – a nice tight turn, feeling the lift happening from a wing lift or a bounce.

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Are Regional Airlines Feeling the ‘Middle Class Squeeze’? A Look at United’s Hidden Costs

Posted October 28, 2014 by David J. Williams

United’s cost of regional service will be mostly prohibitive unless regional carriers are able to reduce costs by 30% to compete with the United’s own product.

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Is This The Most Dangerous Takeoff Ever Captured On Video?

Posted October 23, 2014 by NYCA Admin

These old Russian planes were built to plow through just about anything within reason, but these pilots throw reason into the mud.

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The USO Welcomes Traveling Servicemembers Through New York

Posted October 20, 2014 by Ben Granucci

For many years, the options for a servicemember to relax in a lounge before or after a flight through the New York City airports were extremely limited. However, on September 17, 2014, that all changed for those soldiers traveling through John F. Kennedy International Airport. That day saw the opening of the United Service Organization (USO) […]

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The Real Impact of Ebola on Airline Travel

Posted October 6, 2014 by David J. Williams

The rapid speed of jet airliners and the large capacities of the intercontinental wide-bodies make the rapid and distant spread of Ebola an issue.

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Condor Airlines Gives Insight on What Makes a Leisure Airline Move

Posted September 19, 2014 by Eric McKirdy

You may have never heard of Condor Airlines, but they’re one you should get to know. NYCAviation was among the media dignitaries invited to attend a conclave at Condor headquarters to become acquainted with Germany’s rising star airline.

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