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Onboard Delta’s Bizarre Buzz-Generating New York Rangers Fan Flight

Posted May 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

With an unusual promotion, Delta had — during the age of a generally negative zeitgeist toward airlines — pulled off the unthinkable: Rank-and-file passengers were rooting for an airline the way they do their favorite hockey team.

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Frank Ragusa, general manager of Ocean Beauty Seafoods, holds up the prized salmon to the crowd. (Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/NYCAviation)
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Chefs Battle for Salmon Supremacy in Alaska Airlines Copper River Cook-Out

Posted May 20, 2012 by David Parker Brown

It has become a yearly tradition to wake up before it gets light and head on down to Alaska Air Cargo at SeaTac Airport to welcome the season’s first Alaskan Copper River Salmon.

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Scoot executives pose with a model Boeing 777 with a full-size version in the background. (Photo by Scoot)
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Back TZ The Future: Singapore’s Scoot to Resurrect IATA Code of ATA

Posted May 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Scoot, the new no frills, long-haul carrier launched by Singapore Airlines, says the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has assigned it a new two-character flight designator code: TZ.

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Runway 10 at Pompano Beach, Fla. (Photo by John Spade via Flickr)
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Top 10 Posts of the Week: Superjet Crash in Indonesia, Dreamliner Visits DC and More

Posted May 12, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Lots of attention on the Sukhoi Superjet tragedy in Indonesia, while the Boeing 787 Dream Tour flew into Reagan National, a man tried to smuggle too many cats and a new underwear bomb plot. Plus, the week’s top 10 NYCAviation Message Board threads.

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The last flying Boeing 720 (C-FETB), whose final decades were spent working as a Pratt & Whitney engine testbed, is seen here taking off from Plattsburgh in 2008. (Photo by Senga Butts)
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The Last Flying Boeing 720 Flies No More

Posted May 11, 2012 by NYCA Admin

This week marked the final flight of the last remaining airworthy Boeing 720, concluding the unique airliner’s nearly 53 years of service.

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Over a dozen North American B-25 Mitchell bombers gathered in Ohio this month. (Photo by Bryan Heim/NYCAviation)
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Doolittle Reunion: Massive Gathering of B-25 Bombers Takes Off in Ohio

Posted April 24, 2012 by Bryan Heim

The first day of the Doolittle Raiders reunion was dampened by record rainfall, but day two featured 20 amazing old aircraft soaring in front of 10,000 excited enthusiasts.

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The Scimitar and its distant British and French cousin, Concorde. (Photo by Matt Molnar/NYCAviation)
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Intrepid Museum Unloads Three Warplanes to Clear Room for Space Shuttle Enterprise

Posted April 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum purged three planes from its collection on Wednesday — a Royal Navy Supermarine Scimitar, a US Marine Corps Douglas F3D Skyknight, and a North Korean Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15.

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The B-25 "Grumpy". (Photo by Bryan Heim/NYCAviation)
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Mission Briefing: Doolittle Raiders 70th Anniversary Flight Prepares for Departure

Posted April 10, 2012 by Bryan Heim

The World War II B-25 bomber known as Grumpy will soon make a historic flight commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.

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MD-11 Versus Wall: Wall Wins

Posted March 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

I guess you could argue the wall in this photo looks worse for wear than the cargo plane that hit it. After all, it does have a gaping hole in it, whereas the MD-11 suffered a measly crumpled radome. But…

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Models Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and Erin Heatherton pose in front of the Victoria's Secret helicopter N533HC in San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Photos: Victoria’s Secret Helicopter Delivers Models to Paradise

Posted March 13, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The lingerie retailer painted a helicopter pink to fly Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, and Erin Heatherton around Puerto Rico.

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Video: How to Start a Boeing 737 Classic

Posted March 3, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Watching two men walk through the 20 minute process of starting an airliner might be yawn-inducing to many, but to us it may be the height of plane geekery.

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Video: Spectacular HD Footage from a Boeing 737 Cockpit

Posted February 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A month after finding perhaps the most epic Airbus A320 cockpit video of all time, we’ve come across its Boeing 737 equivalent.

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Plane of Note: Cargolux Boeing 747-8 Freighter Makes First Appearance at JFK

Posted January 26, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Beijing, Baku and Budapest have all been visited by Boeing’s biggest bird, but before Wednesday, the Big Apple had not.

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Plane of Note: Virgin America’s Steve Jobs Jet

Posted January 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Virgin America has quietly named one of its Airbus A320 aircraft, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish,” in honor of a famous quote delivered by the Apple founder.

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Photos and Video: Onboard the New England Patriots Awesome C-5 Galaxy Flyover

Posted January 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

We love flyovers no matter what teams are involved. Watch the Air Force’s largest jet perform a loud and low pass over Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

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Boeing 787 Dream Tour Flies On to Bangkok and Singapore in February

Posted January 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The world tour of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner has added two stops to its itinerary for February: Bangkok and Singapore.

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Former White House Bomb Sniffing Dog Goes Rogue at Detroit Airport [UPDATED]

Posted January 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A dog recently fired from his bomb sniffing job at the White House is on the lam at Detroit Metro Airport after escaping from handlers Monday night.

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PHOTOS: Singapore Airlines Upgrades New York JFK Service to Airbus A380 Super Jumbo

Posted January 17, 2012 by Manny Gonzalez

Singapore Airlines rolled out a major upgrade Monday on their Singapore-Frankfurt-New York JFK service, shedding the previously used Boeing 747-400 for the larger Airbus A380 super jumbo aircraft.

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Video: Ridiculously Great Cockpit Footage Aboard an Airbus A320

Posted January 16, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Amazing angles from the flightdeck of an Airbus A320 flying around Brazil.

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FAA Clears Santa’s New NextGen-Equipped Sleigh for Flights

Posted December 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspectors have given the thumbs-up for the reindeer-powered sleigh known as Santa One to fly on Christmas Eve so Santa Claus can deliver presents to children around the world. The approval came after a thorough inspection of the aircraft at the North Pole.

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