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JetBlue's latest special livery, Vets In Blue, arriving at JFK for the first time. Photo courtesy Jason Rabinowitz.
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Photos: JetBlue Honors Our Veterans With a Stunning New Special Livery

Posted November 10, 2014 by Ben Granucci

This morning, JetBlue officially unveiled their latest special livery, honoring the veterans of the US Armed Forces. We take a look at the new livery, along with the Airline’s other special liveries and tailfins.

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The speed ring is highly visible on this 1932 Waco biplane, used by Texaco. (Photo by RuthAS)
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History of Engine Cowlings

Posted October 9, 2014 by David J. Williams

Rarely is much attention paid to one of the most important design aspects of modern jet engines: The cowlings. Aviation safety expert David J. Williams explores the history and development of the modern engine enclosure.

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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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What is real and what is fake? "Select dramatizations employed"
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#AvGeek Review: The New “Airplane Repo”

Posted August 21, 2014 by Jason Rabinowitz

We revisit our review of last year’s premier of Airplane Repo. The new season premiers this Friday night.

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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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Smoke On! The 2014 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach

Posted May 29, 2014 by Scott Snorteland

The 11th annual Bethpage FCU Air Show at Jones Beach occurred over Memorial Day weekend. Scott Snorteland gives us an inside look at this sign of summer.

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Photo Review: LAX Spotters Weekend 2013

Posted October 28, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Over 100 people came out to enjoy a weekend of LAX spotting in an event set up by PHXSpotters and NYCAviation.

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A Delta Boeing 737 on short final for runway 31R as JFK Runway Run participants run down runway 4R.
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JFK Runway Run Attracts Serious Runners, Aviation Enthusiasts to JFK’s Runways

Posted April 18, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Last weekend, the JFK Rotary Club held their annual JFK Runway Run, bringing out serious runners to the runways of JFK International Airport, as well as some quite slow aviation enthusiasts. The 5k race, which helps raise money for scholarships and community functions, presents a rare opportunity for the average citizen to be escorted air-side […]

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Ft Lauderdale Airport Set To Grow Bigger with New Runway

Posted April 3, 2013 by Mark Lawrence

With the increased growth of air travel into South Florida, and in particular Miami International, officials at Ft Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Broward County embarked on a massive project to increase capacity.  Breaking ground on January 23, 2012, the project started to expand the previous general aviation runway 9R/27L to a six story elevated […]

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App Shootout: FlightRadar24 vs. Planefinder
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App Shootout: FlightRadar24 vs. Planefinder

Posted March 22, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Which app helps plane spotters track flights the best? NYCAviation looks at two popular live-tracking options: FlightRadar24 and Planefinder.

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The Future of NYCAviation

Posted March 11, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

Losing our Editor and friend, Matt Molnar, was a heavy blow for our organization and the aviation world. What’s next for NYCAviation?

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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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A New American Hits New York

Posted January 28, 2013 by Eric Dunetz

American Airlines unveiled their new look to New York City on Friday as part of their  “Becoming New American” tour, flying in the first Boeing 737 painted in the company’s new livery. The new look marks the first overhaul of the Dallas-based carrier’s public image in a generation. American Airlines VP of New York and […]

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The crowd looks to the sky in unison at the F18 above them while the JU-52 rests.
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Photos: 63 Pictures from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012

Posted August 6, 2012 by NYCA Admin

NYCAviation presents the greatest aviation celebration known to man: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012.

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Amelia Earhart Google Doodle Honors Aviator’s Birthday

Posted July 24, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Amelia Earhart and her red Lockheed Vega topped Google’s homepage on Tuesday to mark the pioneering female aviator’s 115th birthday.

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The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart: An Infographic

Posted July 2, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937. Here’s a great infographic about her life.

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Could this snazzy neon Budweiser sign soon welcome you at an airport near you? (Photo by Jeremy Brooks, CC BY-NC)
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Want to Drink a Budweiser BNA? How About a Bud Light LAX?

Posted June 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Beer giant Anheuser-Busch has filed trademark applications for 42 airport codes, but it’s not clear why.

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Did any runways catch fire due to the heat today? Almost. (Photo by Matt Molnar)
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Record Heat Bakes Northeast US Airports

Posted June 20, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A number of airports in the northeast experienced record high temperatures on Wednesday.

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Photos: Bizjet Bonanza at the NBAA Northeast Forum 2012

Posted June 13, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The annual event showed off the wares of 35 aircraft, ranging from the AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter to the Piaggio P.180 Avanti turboprop to Embraer’s biggest business jet, the Lineage 1000.

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An Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8 Freighter on display at the 2011 Paris Air Show. (Photo by Rohan Visvanathan, via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND)
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High Art: History, Hype and The World’s Biggest Planes

Posted May 25, 2012 by Patrick Smith

Can a reborn jetliner again change the world — or look good trying?

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