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Up Close and Personal With a C-17 Globemaster

Posted July 24, 2014 by Danielle Gibeault

An aerial pairing of the C-17 Globemaster and the KC-135 Stratotanker was the recent highlight at a media day in which journalists were afforded the rare opportunity to ride along.

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Rebuilding the Perception of Airline Pilots, One Passenger at at Time

Posted July 24, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Do you think the pilot is to blame when your flight hits turbulence or is delayed? Think again.

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: North of the Border

Posted July 22, 2014 by John F. Ciesla

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: Canada!

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EXCLUSIVE: How Malaysia Airlines Can Survive Beyond 2014

Posted July 21, 2014 by Eric McKirdy

Despite years of financial losses and two Boeing 777 crashes, Malaysia Airlines could choose to rebound as a stronger company.

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: The Wild West

Posted July 15, 2014 by John F. Ciesla

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: the airports of the western United States both large and small.

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The Flyover: Keeping a Tradition Alive

Posted July 15, 2014 by Scott Snorteland

If you think a flyover is special and have enjoyed them in the past, make sure to embrace the Thunderbirds at the All-Star game tonight as it has become even more special now.

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Aviation Weather Hazards: Understanding Tornadoes

Posted July 14, 2014 by Adam Daum

Tornadoes are perhaps the most recognized, feared and damaging progeny of thunderstorms. Resident NYCAviation meteorologist Adam Daum breaks down how tornadoes develop, how they’re detected and how they impact air operations.

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Ethiopian Airlines: From Humble Beginnings to an Aviation Powerhouse

Posted July 11, 2014 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Looking back to its first days in 1946, it would be hard to imagine Ethiopian becoming the African aviation powerhouse it is today. Yet nevertheless the airline managed to continue to grow through obstacles small and large over the years, resulting in the modern fresh carrier we see today.

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Five of the World’s Best Airport Viewing Areas

Posted July 10, 2014 by Sarina Houston

When NYCAviation heard about the opening of the viewing area at Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel, I thought I’d look further into what made this hotel so plane spotter-friendly.

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#TBT: How to Pick the Best Lens For Aviation Photography

Posted July 10, 2014 by Manny Gonzalez

No matter how good a camera body you buy, a successful day of photography at your local airport or a summer airshow greatly depends on which lens you use. Photography columnist Manny Gonzalez explains what you should look for in a lens and why.

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos, Part Two: Chicago’s Midway and O’Hare

Posted July 8, 2014 by John F. Ciesla

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: the Chicago airports of Midway and O’Hare.

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#TBT: St. Maarten’s Tropical Plane Spotting Paradise

Posted July 3, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Airline pilot and columnist Justin Schlechter goes back to his aviation enthusiast roots to share the experience of his first trip to St. Maarten.

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Building Time in the African Bush

Posted July 1, 2014 by Ryan Gaddis

New commercial pilots face the challenge of acquiring the necessary experience they need to advance their flying careers. Ryan Gaddis took the road less traveled, moving to Namibia to build his flight hours by flying the bush.

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos, Part One: The Midwest

Posted July 1, 2014 by John F. Ciesla

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. So climb aboard the Wayback Machine and enjoy the view.

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Into Africa: Airbus Style

Posted June 10, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Come aboard as Mark Lawrence takes us along for the ride on his trip to South Africa on Lufthansa and South African Airways.

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Why You Are Delayed: The Science Behind Thunderstorm Development

Posted June 9, 2014 by Adam Daum

Thunderstorms are one of the top causes of flight delays. Meteorologist Adam Daum delves into the science behind this powerful force of nature.

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Throwback Thursday: Taking a Step Back to Appreciate Flight

Posted May 29, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

In today’s world of high-speed technology, so many take advantage of air travel, but forget its long history. Taking a step back and adding a little perspective can make airplane geeks out of anyone.

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The Post-Deregulation Skies: Don’t Call it a Comeback

Posted May 27, 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 airlines that were “second acts” of carriers that failed during deregulation.

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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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Throwback Thursday: Regional Jets, The Cure or the Disease?

Posted May 22, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The emergence of regional jets in the 1990s was a major game-changer among the business models of legacy carriers that are still evolving today. Are they saving an otherwise hurting industry, or more of a hindrance?

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