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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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United Flight 1475 hit a big bird near Denver. (Photo via Twitter)
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United Plane Suffers Bird Strike Near Denver

Posted August 1, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A United Airlines jet hit a large bird near Denver on Tuesday.

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Reagan National Airport control tower. (Photo by dbking via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY)
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Air Traffic Control Error Nearly Causes Three-Plane Collision Over DC

Posted August 2, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Three US Airways jets nearly collided when an air traffic controller messed up at Reagan National.

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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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Newark Liberty International Airport control tower.
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Man Arrested for Molesting Sleeping Woman on Flight to Newark

Posted August 22, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Bawer Aksal of North Bergen, NJ, was arrested after a female passenger aboard a Phoenix-Newark flight complained that he touched her.

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Screenshot from AmericaSpace's video.
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Touch N’ Go: Launch Pad Cameras Footage of Antares Explosion

Posted November 24, 2014 by Tracy Lachowicz

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)   AvStories: ✈ WATCH: Up-Close Launch Pad Cameras Capture Antares ORB-3 Explosion in Frightening Detail. [AmericaSpace] ✈ Founder of NYCAviation sat down with Arise Xchange to discuss fuel prices, airfares & fees. (FF to 12:10.) [Arise News] ✈ Today in Aviation […]

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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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Delta CRJ with bees. (Photo via MyFoxNY)
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Swarm of Bees Covers Wing of Delta Regional Jet in Pittsburgh

Posted August 3, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A massive swarm of bees attached itself to the wing of a Delta Air Lines regional jet at Pittsburgh International Airport Wednesday evening.

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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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United 757 with slide deployed. (Photo by Bob Sullivan, NBC News, via KING5)
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United Captain Accidentally Deploys Emergency Slide

Posted August 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The captain of a United Airlines Boeing 757-200 accidentally deployed one of the plane’s emergency escape slides in Seattle.

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Screenshot: Russian passengers push plane that was frozen to the ground
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Touch N’ Go: Passengers push plane frozen to the ground, Thanksgiving message from the ISS

Posted November 26, 2014 by Tracy Lachowicz

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)   AvStories: ✈ Passengers push frozen plane to runway (VIDEO). [RT] ✈ KLM’s refit of its Boeing 777-200ER: Ten abreast economy isn’t an upgrade – no matter how you spin it. [Runway Girl Network] ✈ Your Head’s in the Clouds, Where’s […]

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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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British Airways Airbus A380. (Image by Airbus)
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British Airways to Delay A380 Deliveries

Posted August 3, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

British Airways is reportedly in talks to defer initial deliveries of the Airbus A380 superjumbos it has on order.

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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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A Travel Service Boeing 737-800 (OK-TVF) takes off from Brno, Czech Republic. (Photo by MarekV, CC BY-SA)
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Travel Service to Launch Prague-Miami Flights

Posted August 28, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Prague-based Travel Service Airlines is set to operate twice-weekly flights between Prague and Miami beginning November 14th.

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Computer rendering of a Ryanair 737 MAX 200. [Courtesy of Boeing]
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Touch N’ Go: Boeing Hits Milestone for NASA, Ryanair finalizes 737 Max 200 order

Posted December 1, 2014 by Tracy Lachowicz

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)   AvStories: ✈ Ryanair finalizes 737 MAX 200 Boeing order. [Seattle Times] ✈ A Complete Guide to Aviation Gifts. [About] ✈  Boeing Completes First Milestone for NASA’s Commercial Crew Transportation Systems. [SpaceRef] ✈ More Labor Troubles at American Airlines. [Huffington […]

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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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Spain did not identify the suspects by name, but said two were from Chechnya and one from Turkey. (Photo by Spanish Interior Ministry)
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Spain Arrests Al Qaeda Suspects Who Planned Bomb Attacks Using Small Planes

Posted August 5, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Spanish authorities have arrested three Al Qaeda operatives who had obtained explosives and had been training to fly ultralight airplanes.

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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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Filling your car with jet fuel is only acceptable if it has a jet engine. (Photo by Skip Steuart via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND)
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Here’s Why Jet Fuel is Bad For Cars

Posted August 31, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Wait, is this really a thing that people have to be told? Yup.

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