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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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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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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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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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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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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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AirTran Unveils Dolphin-Covered Jet Celebrating Partnership with Georgia Aquarium

Posted April 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

AirTran Airways has unveiled a Boeing 737-700 adorned with large dolphins painted on the fuselage and engines in honor of the airline’s longtime support of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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