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Japan Airlines Has a New ‘Nature’ Jet

Posted October 12, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Japan Airlines has repainted one of its domestic-use Boeing 777-200s to promote the company’s support of preservation-minded causes.

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Losing an Engine on Takeoff: Abort or Floor It?

Posted October 11, 2011 by David J. Williams

Engine failure on takeoff. Yikes! David Williams teaches us how pilots deal with the frightening prospect and the training that goes into making sure everyone comes out alive.

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Who Should Pay After The Reno Air Races Disaster?

Posted September 19, 2011 by Max Kennerly

Aviation attorney Max Kennerly offers insight into the possible legal repercussions of the Reno Air Race tragedy which left 10 dead and dozens more injured.

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A Day in the Life of a News Chopper Camera Operator

Posted August 25, 2011 by Ken McQuillan

The news chopper has become an integral tool for TV reporting, quickly capturing birds-eye views of car chases and house fires that cameramen on the ground cannot. An aerial cinematographer in Detroit talks about his job.

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Are Some Popular Photo Sharing Sites Taking a Byte Out of Your Image Quality?

Posted August 22, 2011 by Mark Hsiung

Ever notice imperfections in your uploaded photos that weren’t there before? Us too!

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Two Planes Crash in South Africa While Returning from Airshow, Killing 13

Posted August 16, 2011 by NYCA Admin

South African search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday morning located two planes on a mountain in the country’s northeast after they went missing during severe weather on Sunday.

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New Korean Air Airbus A380 Makes First Flight to America

Posted August 9, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Korean Air’s first transpacific Airbus A380 flight arrived in New York today, also marking the first scheduled use by any carrier of the superjumbo between east Asia and the east coast of North America.

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New Zealand Engineer Dead After Being Sucked Into Plane Engine

Posted August 9, 2011 by BNO News

Police in New Zealand are investigating the death of an aircraft engineer, Miles Hunter, 51, who was sucked into the engine of a C-130 Hercules transport plane early Monday morning.

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Interactive Photo: Boeing 787 Dreamliner Cockpit

Posted August 8, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Click, zoom and drag the image below to explore all the buttons, knobs and displays in the the state-of-the-art all-glass cockpit in the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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Photos and Video: Top 10 Best of Everything at EAA Airventure 2011

Posted August 5, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A photo and video montage of my favorite things at Oshkosh 2011, from the Blue Angels Ford Mustang to the Marine Corps Harrier flight demo.

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Photo Gallery: A Plane Geek’s Memorable First Trip to Oshkosh

Posted August 3, 2011 by NYCAviation Staff

I have for years dreamed of making the pilgrimage and attending my first AirVenture, as the show is officially called. For various reasons I’ve never been able to make it; most of the excuses having something to do with the lack of money and the rest with lack of time. But this year, this year, opportunity came a knockin’.

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JetBlue Offering $4 ‘Carmageddon’ Flights Between Long Beach and Burbank

Posted July 13, 2011 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue announced that it would operate two roundtrip “planepools” between Long Beach International Airport and Bob Hope Airport in Burbank on the first day the busy highway is shut down, Saturday, July 16.

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Naked Man Arrested After Swimming Near JFK Airport Fuel Farm

Posted July 13, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A nude swimmer who wasn’t a turtle washed ashore at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Tuesday.

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New York City to Host First Blimp Race in 25 Years on Monday

Posted July 3, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Three blimps flown by DirecTV, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and Hangar One Vodka will race up New York’s Hudson River on Sunday in the first competition of its kind in 25 years.

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VIDEO: Solar Impulse Aircraft Takes Flight at Paris Air Show

Posted June 27, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

The all-solar-powered aircraft that is expected to make the world’s first around-the-world flight of its kind next year gave audiences at the Paris Air Show a 20-minute demo on Sunday.

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Pregnant Turtles Delay Air Traffic in New York

Posted June 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Pregnant turtles native to Jamaica Bay have once again emerged to nest on land, marching onto one of the runways at JFK International Airport and causing what one Twitter user called, “[the] cutest delay ever!”

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PHOTOS: Lufthansa Begins First Airbus A380 Service to Miami

Posted June 13, 2011 by Mark Lawrence

Another page was added to the journals of South Florida aviation history on Friday with the arrival of the first Lufthansa A380 superjumbo jet at Miami International Airport.

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Donald Trump’s New Jet Arrives in New York: Is it a Campaign Plane?

Posted June 2, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Several months after its purchase, Donald Trump’s new Boeing 757 landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport for the first time on Wednesday. A huge upgrade in size over his recently-sold 727, could it be a signal that the Apprentice boss is in fact planning a run for the White House?

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Video: First Trailer for ABC’s New ‘Pan Am’ Series

Posted May 18, 2011 by NYCA Admin

ABC has begun showing off the first trailer for their new drama, “Pan Am,” set to premiere this fall starring Christina Ricci.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (and More) About the History of Engine Cowlings

Posted April 25, 2011 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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