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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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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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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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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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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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JetBlue's latest special livery, Vets In Blue, arriving at JFK for the first time. Photo courtesy Jason Rabinowitz.
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Photos: JetBlue Honors Our Veterans With a Stunning New Special Livery

Posted November 10, 2014 by Ben Granucci

This morning, JetBlue officially unveiled their latest special livery, honoring the veterans of the US Armed Forces. We take a look at the new livery, along with the Airline’s other special liveries and tailfins.

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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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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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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 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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