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Get Free NYCAviation Gear When You Donate to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake Relief Fund

Posted March 16, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

In the wake of the horrible events that are still taking place in Japan, NYCAviation has set up a donation page to help the millions that are estimated to be in need of assistance. Donations will be rewarded with free NYCAviation t-shirts and stickers.

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The Premium Economy Question: Is it Worth It?

Posted November 22, 2011 by Edward Russell

Several US airlines now offer customers a Premium Economy option with more legroom and amenities. Do passengers think it’s a good value? And is it effective for the airlines’ bottom line? Columnist Edward Russell investigates.

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Santa Claus Stops in Seattle Aboard Vintage Plane

Posted December 19, 2011 by John Harrell

Allowing his reindeer to rest up a week before the big day, Santa arrived at Seattle’s Museum of Flight on Saturday aboard a restored de Havilland Beaver dubbed “Santa One,” greeting eager children and their parents with Mrs. Claus on a visit from the North Pole.

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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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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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BREAKING: Leonardo DiCaprio Was Onboard Delta Flight That Did Not Blow Up and Kill Everyone at JFK

Posted November 22, 2010 by NYCA Admin

DiCaprio is making a new John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy movie. Last night, a plane he was on suffered an engine failure at JFK Airport. Coincidence? I think not.

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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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Hot dog copter in action. (Photo by David Coates/The Detroit News)
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Hot Dog Copter Rains Meat Tubes on Detroit

Posted May 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The best helicopter ever dropped 140 pounds of hot dogs over a Detroit parking lot Wednesday morning.

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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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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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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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Historic Flight Foundation Provides a Unique Glimpse Into Aviation’s Golden Age

Posted January 5, 2011 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Since its public debut in May, John Sessions and his Historic Flight Foundation have been out to change the way people experience vintage aircraft, from bombers to airliners to biplanes. And it’s working.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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JetBlue Unveils New Building Blocks Tail Design

Posted February 16, 2011 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue has unveiled their newest tail design, the creation of an employee who won a design contest.

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