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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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UN Week: New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year

Posted September 17, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Each September, the leaders of the world converge on New York City for what is known as UN Week. The many VIP aircraft that arrive during this time make this week a plane spotter’s paradise. Here is a look at where you should go to join in the fun and what you might see.

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Is Flying in Africa Unsafe?

Posted September 16, 2014 by Ryan Gaddis

Aviation in Africa has a poor reputation for safety, but many African nations are stepping up efforts to improve flight safety in the continent.

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The Honor of Being Chosen For a Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship

Posted September 11, 2014 by Joseph Schmidt

An aspiring pilot shares his story of being selected as one of the recipients of the Jason Dahl Memorial Scholarship for 2014.

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Watching Airplanes: Crossing Generations to Foster the Aviation Dream

Posted September 10, 2014 by Michael Lothrop

Watching airplanes is a hobby that can bridge generations and foster a love of aviation in children. One plane spotter shares a recent experience.

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Are There Really 11 Missing Aircraft in Libya Threatening a 9/11 Repeat?

Posted September 3, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

An anonymous US government official says 11 aircraft are missing from Libya and threatening a repeat 9/11 attack. Are they a threat? Are they even missing?

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Many airlines are trading 737-700s for larger 737-800s as they come off lease. Southwest, however, is more than happy to have the smaller birds – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter
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Why are Airlines Continually Ordering Larger Aircraft?

Posted August 27, 2014 by Bernie Leighton

The reason, as always, comes down to the most important question an airline has to answer: “what makes the most profit?”

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Researching Weather and Climate Change at 35,000ft

Posted August 18, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Over 40 years ago, airliners started being used to collect high altitude air samples for climate research. Today that research continues, and has been expanded to improve weather forecasting and also better understand the effects of climate change.

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Large models illustrating Southwest’s special liveries hang in the atrium of the company’s HQ. Photo courtesy JL Johnson, AirlineReporter.com
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Checking out Southwest’s Culture-Centric HQ

Posted August 14, 2014 by JL Johnson

One loyal flier goes beyond the plane to experience the culture inside Southwest Airlines’ headquarters.

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New Hurricane Forecast: Time to Buy Bread & Milk, or Ticket to the Caribbean?

Posted August 8, 2014 by Adam Daum

With only two named storms so far, many are wondering why we haven’t seen more action and if we can already breathe a proverbial sigh of relief.

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#TBT: The Top 10 Best of Everything at EAA AirVenture 2011

Posted July 31, 2014 by Matt Molnar

With NYCAviation once again attending EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, we decided to take a look back at the last time we were there in 2011.

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Epic New Aviation Documentary Set To Wow Audiences In 2015

Posted July 30, 2014 by Ben Granucci

An epic new aviation documentary is set to wow audiences in 2015. Check out the first trailer for Aviation: the Invisible Highway here!

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Analysis: A Navy SEAL Breakdown of the Sunwing SWAT Takedown

Posted July 29, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

When a SWAT Team stormed a diverted Sunwing flight, many people were shocked and frightened. Former Navy SEAL Rich Graham gives un an inside view into the tactical environment.

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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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#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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