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NYCAviation To Compete on AirplaneGeeks.com’s “Jetpardy”

Posted January 30, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

AirplaneGeeks.com is hosting an online game, “Jetpardy”, where NYCAviation’s Founder will be going up against Henry Harteveldt from Forrester Research and Brett Snyder from CrankyFlier.com. Tune in Sunday, January 31st at 8pm!

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Book ‘Lost’ Flight on Oceanic Airlines Through Kayak.com

Posted January 28, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Seems like a bad idea if you ask us, but if you really want to experience a plane crash in the middle of the Pacific and end up on a mystery island where no one can find you, Kayak.com has a deal for you.

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The Logbook: Spanish Fighters Take Down American F-15s

Posted January 25, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Spanish Typhoon shoots down four American F-15s in combat training. India seems to be a safe-haven for drunk pilots and a place where upgrades to First Class fail to produce all the amenities. An Ethiopian 737 crashes off the coast of Lebanon, Delta looks to spends on aircraft upgrades, UK says the VC-10 is safe, and China Eastern pax get $3 tix.

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Taban Air is believed to have five Tu-154s like this one (owned by Kalavia, reg RA-85786) in its fleet. This may or may not be the one which crashed on Sunday.
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Taban Air Tu-154 Crash Lands in Northeastern Iran (w/ New Photos)

Posted January 24, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A Taban Air Tu-154 carrying 157 people has crash-landed and caught fire at Mashhad International Airport in northeastern Iran.

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Luxemburg Airport Technician Needs New Drawers After Close Encounter with a 747

Posted January 23, 2010 by NYCA Admin

An airport technician was nearly crushed by a Cargolux 747 Freighter landing at Luxemburg.

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The Logbook: Haiti Relief Flight Update w/ Photo and Video

Posted January 23, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Have a glimpse at what ramp operations are like at Port-au-Prince in Haiti with photo and video. Five Continental employees prepare to go on trial for the 200 crash of the Concorde, AirAsia gives free flights for baby born on-board, Space Shuttle sales price comes down and an Aeromexico ERJ goes off the runway in Tijuana.

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The brittle concrete EMAS system safely catches aircraft the overrun runways, just lile this CRJ. (Photo © Charleston Yeager Airport)
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The Logbook: TSA Luggage Powder Planting…Just Kidding!

Posted January 21, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A TSA agent plays a joke on an unsuspecting passenger that sends him to another government service…the unemployment line. An errant US Airways CRJ is caught by an EMAS, Emirates to bring A380 back to JFK, Sully’s water-logged A320 for sale, Gulfstream off the runway at TEB, Delta adds extra MD-90s and more!

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The Logbook: Bomb Threat in Sherwood Forest

Posted January 20, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A man threatens to blow up Robin Hood Airport on Twitter! A former ATA 757-300 diverts to Guam, ATCers in Spain are making 7-figures, reports say 2009 had the worst pax revenue drop ever, Obama’s nominee for TSA lead bows out, the FAA clears an Alitalia 767-300 tail strike at JFK.

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Harrison Ford is a big aviation enthusiast and pilot. He once bought a helicopter in South America for $2 million on the spot.
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The Logbook: Indiana Jones 5 – Crusade for Meigs Field

Posted January 19, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley calls Harrison Ford an “Elitist” for his comments on the closing of Meigs Field, and more…

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A United Airlines 757 (N507UA) seen here completing the Expressway Visual 31 approach. (Photograph by Matt Molnar)
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LaGuardia Airport Flights Diverted Due to Misplaced Construction Crane

Posted January 19, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A report has emerged that a large crane being used to build a new trash transfer station in College Point got a bit too close for comfort to LaGuardia Airport runway 31 arrivals earlier this month.

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NYCAviation Interviewed in Upgrd.com Podcast

Posted January 18, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

The team at Upgrd.com interviewed Phil Derner from NYCAviation on their weekly podcast, discussing recent airline news, Phil’s experience working for a charter airline on the road, and discussing the hobby of aviation enthusiasm; why the hobby is fun, airport security issues, and our recent appearance on the Today Show.

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Controller PAtrick Harten greets US Airways 1549 Captain Sullenberger and First Officer Skyles at a hearing with the house Aviaiton Subcommittee.
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One Year After the ‘Miracle on the Hudson,’ an Exclusive Interview with Air Traffic Controller Patrick Harten

Posted January 18, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

On the one-year anniversary of US Airways Filght 1549, we caught up with Air Traffic Controller Patrick Harten to talk about what has happened since the accident and learn more about what went on behind the scenes and also more about the events from his perspective.

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American Airlines Terminal 8 at JFK Shut Down by Security Breach

Posted January 16, 2010 by NYCA Admin

American Airlines says operations are returning to normal as of 6:09pm eastern time following the evacuation of their JFK Airport terminal Saturday afternoon.

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Amerijet has sent two rotations to Haiti with a 727 so far today. (Photo by Mario J. Craig)
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Flight Coverage of Haitian Earthquake Relief

Posted January 14, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Air transport is the best means by which to get much-needed aid into Haiti after their devastating earthquake. With scores of aircraft trying to get in, we provide continuous coverage of what’s been heading their way, and the challenges that are faced in helping millions in their recovery. (Updated 1:27pm)

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Photograph courtesy of Boeing
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Photo: Say Hello to Japan’s Newest KC-767J Tanker

Posted January 13, 2010 by NYCA Admin

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force has taken delivery of its fourth KC-767 tanker from Boeing.

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Long Island Pilots May Still Face Trial After Brazilian Court Overturns Their Acquittal

Posted January 13, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A Brazilian court on Tuesday threw out another judge’s acquittal of two American pilots involved in the 2006 Gol Flight 1907 crash, which killed 154 people.

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(Photo by Bill Striffler, used with permission)
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Investigators Probe United Airlines Landing Gear Collapse At Newark

Posted January 12, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Investigators are continuing their investigation into why the right main landing gear of a United Airlines Airbus A319 collapsed during an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on Sunday morning.

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Small Plane Crashes Off South Shore of Long Island

Posted January 9, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Two men escaped uninjured after their single-engine plane crashed into the frigid waters of Great South Bay off the coast of Sayville this afternoon.

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The Logbook: Marathon of “Law and Order: Aviation Unit”

Posted January 8, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

NAACP slaps US Airways with a discrimination suit, a drunk man gets arrested after F-16s escort his plane to Colorado, two Qantas employees are detained in Vietnam and Canadian authorities tell Air Canada to maintain their nuts. Also, Embraer Lineage 1000′s first flight and the Sukhoi 100′s is coming in March.

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The Logbook: Kiss Airport Security Goodbye

Posted January 7, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A goodbye kiss was learned to be the culprit behind the Newark security scare last week. Also, Ryanair says they won’t look to buy Aer Lingus anymore, Florida airports explore de-icing method and a bank robber wears his ramp uniform!

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