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Backlit and off-center, but I'm not complaining! Though not astonishing, jetblue's new look is refreshing, and will be a nice new addition among their fleet.
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Aviation News

Bigger Titles and New Tail as JetBlue Unleashes New Livery

Posted October 14, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

Ten years of flying is just around the corner, and jetBlue commemorates with a revision of their paint scheme, unveiled today in Orlando.

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Aviation News

AirTran Dips a Plane in Black for Atlanta Falcons Scheme!

Posted October 13, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

AirTran’s 717-200 N891AT is all black and red for the Atlanta Falcons.

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Atlantic City Thunder Over The Boardwalk Airshow 2009

Posted August 22, 2009 by Scott Snorteland

Despite work and other daily responsibilities, rarely does my alarm go off as early as 5AM. As I struggled to get out of bed in the dark, I knew my day would be worth the five hours of sleep and four plus hour roundtrip drive…

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The plane spotters toolkit. Cleaning pen, cell phone battery recharger, SD card reader, and more!
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Editorials

The Plane Spotters Toolkit

Posted April 4, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

So, you have decided to start plane spotting. That’s great, welcome to our hobby! You have already picked out a great camera and lens, but what else do you need to become a master plane spotter? Sure, you could just sit near your favorite airport and hope something good flies by, but you can do […]

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Columnists

Taming the Beast: How to Name and Organize Your Digital Photos

Posted August 7, 2014 by Manny Gonzalez

The disappearance of film and the arrival of the Digital Age means unlimited photo taking! Yay! But now how do I save, sort, archive and search through tens of thousands of shots? Boo. Photography Columnist Manny Gonzalez tells us how.

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Featured

How to Choose a Camera: Sensors and Megapixels

Posted May 20, 2011 by Manny Gonzalez

Does a camera with more megapixels automatically mean it’s better than a camera with fewer? Not necessarily. Manny Gonzalez explains how camera sensors work and how size matters.

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Photography

Aviation Photography and Copyright Infringement: Taking a Stand

Posted March 29, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Pinterest recently modified their Terms of Service, reversing their “we can sell your pictures” policy. A small victory, but how far do photo abuses go in our world?

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Aviation News

Photos: 10 Years Later, Iconic TWA Flight Center Lives On

Posted July 20, 2011 by Tom Alfano

The past decade has been kinder to the TWA Flight Center than one might expect. Join us on a rare photographic tour inside the landmark Eero Saarinen structure at New York’s JFK Airport.

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: The Wild West

Posted July 15, 2014 by John F. Ciesla

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: the airports of the western United States both large and small.

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Airline News

Photos: First Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 Takes Off

Posted February 23, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Exclusive photos of the first Southwest 737-800 jet embarking on its maiden test flight.

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Enthusiast News

Are Some Popular Photo Sharing Sites Taking a Byte Out of Your Image Quality?

Posted August 22, 2011 by Mark Hsiung

Ever notice imperfections in your uploaded photos that weren’t there before? Us too!

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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: North of the Border

Posted July 22, 2014 by John F. Ciesla

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: Canada!

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Columnists

How to Pick the Best Lens For Aviation Photography

Posted July 10, 2014 by Manny Gonzalez

No matter how good a camera body you buy, a successful day of photography at your local airport or a summer airshow greatly depends on which lens you use. Photography columnist Manny Gonzalez explains what you should look for in a lens and why.

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Nikon MS-40 AA adapter allows common AA batteries to use in place of your MB40. (click image)
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How to Maximize Your Camera’s Battery Life

Posted April 27, 2011 by Manny Gonzalez

Pack all the sunblock, Gatorade and protein bars you want, your long days of aviation photography will always be limited by the amount of juice in your camera. So what are the driving factors that you need to know about what truly powers your hobby? Photography columnist Manny Gonzalez tells all.

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Photography

The Best Planespotting Photos of 2012

Posted January 3, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

After much debate, the best planespotting photos of 2012 have been selected! Check out the top picks and the runners up!

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Photos: Etihad’s First 787-9 on its Second Flight Ever

Posted December 12, 2014 by Brandon Farris

On its second flight ever, not long before being delivered to Etihad, the airlines’s first 787-9 is seen airborne over Seattle.

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Photos: Ethiopian Airlines Maintenance Hangar Tour

Posted July 12, 2013 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

What does it look like inside of Ethiopian Airlines’ maintenance hangar? Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren gives us a well-captioned photo tour.

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Aviation News

Photo Gallery: 2010 Oregon International Air Show at Hillsboro

Posted August 23, 2010 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Jeremy Lindgren shares some intense shots of everything from Harriers to Julie Clark to the incredible A-10 West demo team. Sit back and enjoy!

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Rotorfest 2011: Rotorheads’ Delight

Posted September 29, 2011 by Manny Gonzalez

There simply aren’t enough helicopter airshows around the country, but the annual Rotorfest rarely disappoints, as Manny Gonzalez shows us his gallery of mechanized joy.

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Photo Gallery: A Rare Peek Inside a P-3C Orion Navy Spy Plane

Posted November 4, 2010 by David Lilienthal

Since entering service in the 1960s, the Lockheed P-3 Orion has proven itself to be the US Navy’s workhorse anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft. NYCAviation’s David Lilienthal recently got a rare peek inside a P-3C from NAS Whidbey Island in Washington.

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