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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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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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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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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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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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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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NYCAviation Store Now Open!

Posted April 13, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

NYCAviation is excited to announce that our online store is now open for business!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Video: Meet the Voice Behind the Airport

Posted November 22, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The soothing, authoritative, but motherly voice heard in airports around the world belongs to Carolyn Hopkins of northern Maine.

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Amelia Earhart Google Doodle
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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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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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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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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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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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