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Screenshot from the Ryanair timelapse (watch below)
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Touch N’ Go: Plane Crash in Wichita, Woman Behind the Voice at 200 Airports, Turnaround Timelapse

Posted October 30, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)   AvNews: ✈ Plane Crashes into Building at Wichita Midcontinent Airport [NYCAviation] ✈ Lufthansa eyes long-haul, low-cost service with A330-200s [Runway Girl Network] ✈ Dynamic Airways to restart New York JFK-Georgetown, Guyana flights [World Airline News] ✈ VIDEO>>  Woman behind the […]

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Screenshot from the PBY-5A Catalina virtual tour -- Scroll down to #AvGeekGoodness
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Touch N’ Go: Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified, Flying Car Takes to the Skies

Posted October 29, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)   AvNews: ✈ Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified. [Discovery] ✈ Aeromobil 3.0, a flying car prototype, begins test flights. [NYCAviation] ✈ The High Cost of Cancelled Airline Flights. [24/7 Wall St.] ✈ Directing Planes, by Remote Control. [The New York […]

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[Screenshot from a P-51 making a gear-up belly landing.]
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Touch N’ Go: P-51 Belly Landing, Flight Attendants Want to Ban Electronics Again, Ebola Assumptions + More #AvGeek Goodness

Posted October 28, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)   AvNews: ✈ Watch This $2.2M P-51 Mustang Make A Gear-Up Belly Landing [Jalopnik] ✈ In honor of the Statue’s 128th birthday –  Taking Flight with Lady Liberty. [The National Air and Space Museum] ✈  Why it’s high […]

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Touch N’ Go: Dreamliners Losing Money, Balloon Ride Through Love Valley + more #AvGeek Goodness!

Posted October 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.) AvNews: ✈  Why Boeing Keeps Losing Money on Each 787 Dreamliner [Businessweek] ✈ U.S. to Monitor Visitors from 3 West African Nations for 21 Days [Frequent Business Traveler] ✈ Showboating Pilots: Crossing the Line Between Fun and Safety. […]

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Green laser shining on an aircraft. (Photo by Dept of Transportation)
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Laser Loser Admits To Zapping Plane Over Long Island

Posted January 23, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Six months after shining a laser at a plane and a police helicopter, a Long Island man has confessed—and now faces 5 years in prison.

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Patrick M. Byrne's Salt Lake City mugshot.
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Overstock CEO Arrested At Airport Carrying Loaded Gun

Posted January 19, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Patrick Byrne, the oft-embattled CEO of Overstock.com, was arrested in Salt Lake City after TSA screeners found a gun in his carry-on.

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San Diego arrivals video
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Video: 5 Hours Of San Diego Airport Arrivals Compressed to 26 Seconds

Posted December 6, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The busiest single-runway airport in the United States gets some creative planespotting treatment from filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker.

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This TSA sign about snow globes is no longer true, but there are still restrictions. (Photo by Scott Beale via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-ND)
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Snow Globe Expert Warns Of TSA Confusion At The Airport

Posted November 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

TSA has relaxed their outright ban on snow globes in carry-ons, but a snow globe expert says not so fast.

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Magic Johnson's Gulfstream III (N32MJ). (Photo by Andrew W. Sieber via Flickr, CC-BY-NC)
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Fired Flight Attendant Sues Magic Johnson

Posted October 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Magic Johnson’s former personal flight attendant is suing the retired basketball star for wrongful termination.

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TSA baggage inspection notice. (Photo by lynn.gardner via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)
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TSA To Fire or Suspend 44 Newark Airport Screeners

Posted October 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Transportation Security Administration says it will fire 25 screeners and suspend another 19.

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Air France's newest Boeing 777-300ER (F-GZNL) takes off for Paris on its delivery flight. (Photo by Boeing)
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Shock: Air France Workers to Strike This Month

Posted October 18, 2012 by NYCA Admin

In a country known for its robust history of strikes, Air France employees are no different from any other profession.

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A Kingfisher Airlines Airbus A320 (VT-KEG) taxis at Bangalore. (Photo by marirs via wikipedia, CC-BY-SA)
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Kingfisher Owner Faces Arrest Over $2 Million in Bounced Checks

Posted October 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An arrest warrant has been issued in Hyderabad for billionaire Vijay Mallya.

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A JetBlue Airbus A320 like this one was diverted to Amarillo after the Captain suffered a panic attack. (Photo by Kaz T)
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JetBlue Says No Thanks to Naples After NIMBY Complaints

Posted October 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Florida residents convinced JetBlue not to serve their city.

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Armavia's first and only Superjet 100 (EK95015) is seen at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport after its inaugural flight in April 2011. (Photo by Leonid Faerberg via Wikipedia)
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For Sale: One Armenian Airline, Includes Lightly Used Superjet

Posted October 15, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Superjet launch customer Armavia is for sale, says its owner.

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Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Bell 206 Jetranger helicopter (N211LA). (Photo by Matthew Field via wikimedia, CC-BY-SA)
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Man Gets 25 Years For Shooting LAPD Helicopter

Posted October 12, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Don’t try to shoot down helicopters and you won’t go to jail.

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A collection of luggage tags. (Photo by Steve D. via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)
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The Fascinating History of the Humble Baggage Tag

Posted October 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The fascinating history of the automated baggage tag and how it helps our luggage arrive on the same flight as us 99.97 percent of the time.

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The former Father Harkins at work. (Photo by CBS 3)
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Defrocked Priest Finds New Calling as TSA Screener

Posted October 3, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A priest allegedly expelled from the church over sex abuse accusations has shifted to a similarly divine career.

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Presumably the woman dressed up in a banana costume and danced upon receiving her check.
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TSA Reimburses Mom for Seized Peanut Butter

Posted October 2, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A woman who claimed her peanut butter was wrongly seized by TSA screeners has won a $3.99 reimbursement from the agency.

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Air traffic control radar. (Photo by Photodune)
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Party Balloon Knocks Greek Air Traffic Radar Offline

Posted October 1, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A Greek air traffic control radar was knocked offline when a child’s helium-filled balloon floated into power lines and cut power.

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El Al Boeing 747-400 (4X-ELD) departing JFK's Runway 22R enroute to Tel Aviv. (Photo by Mario Craig)
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El Al Wants to End Cairo Flights From Israel

Posted September 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Israel’s national airline seeks an immediate halt to its once-weekly Tel Aviv-Cairo flights, citing empty planes and high security costs.

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