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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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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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Throwback Thursday: The Why, How and Where of Flight Diversions

Posted May 15, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

While diversions do happen frequently, the decision to land a plane perhaps hundreds or thousands of miles from its destination is not taken lightly. A look at why planes divert and how pilots, dispatchers and managers choose where to land your plane safely.

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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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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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NYCA At The Movies – The Best Ever Aviation and Space Films (According to Us)

Posted February 27, 2014 by Gabe Andino

NYCAviation proudly presents its list of the best aviation and space movies of all time, as voted by our staff and readers.

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The American/US Airways Merger: The View from 35,000 Feet

Posted December 20, 2013 by Ken McQuillan

With the American Airlines/US Airways merger now finalized, two pilots – one from American and one from US Airways – shared their perspectives on the merger with NYCAviation.

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A Culture Lost – Five Ways Federal Air Marshals Have Changed Since 9/11

Posted October 15, 2013 by Clay Biles

The Federal Air Marshal Service has a long and storied history. Unfortunately, much of the culture gained over the first 40 years that air marshals existed has been lost in the post-9/11 world.

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FAA OKs Boeing to Test Dreamliner Battery Fix

Posted March 12, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

The FAA on Tuesday approved Boeing’s plan to get the 787 Dreamliner back into the air.

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Video: Syrian Fighters Shooting at an Airliner? NYCAviation Investigates

Posted February 1, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

A video appears online showing men shooting at a 747 as it approaches to land. What happens? Whose plane is it? NYCA digs deeper.

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Budget Woes to Blunt the Blues? Blue Angels May Get the Ax

Posted January 31, 2013 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

The US Blue Angels jet team may be facing the ax if Congress fails to stop the nation from going over the fiscal cliff.

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American’s New Airplane; Their First 777-300

Posted January 31, 2013 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

American Airlines Unveiled their newest aircraft type, the Boeing 777-300, dressed in their fancy new paint scheme.

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