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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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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 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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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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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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Aerial view of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
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Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Parking Attendants Stole $400,000

Posted August 7, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Three parking attendants at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum annex have been charged with pocketing $400,000 in fees.

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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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United Flight 175 impacts the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
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9/11 Negligence Lawsuit Against American and United Moves Forward

Posted September 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A judge ruled that a lawsuit against American Airlines and United Airlines over the destruction of the World Trade Center may proceed.

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Screen shot of Chuck Aaron, Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter Pilot
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Touch N’ Go: Boeing on track to meet Dreamliner deliveries, Hawaiian Airlines adding seats

Posted December 4, 2014 by Tracy Lachowicz

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)   AvStories: ✈ Boeing says on track to meet Dreamliner delivery forecast. [Reuters] ✈ Career Spotlight Series: Chuck Aaron, Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter Pilot. [Flying Mag] ✈ Hawaiian Airlines joins other airlines in adding seats. [West Hawaii Today] ✈ $20,000 In Loot […]

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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 shiny Spirit Airlines Airbus A320. (Photo by Matt Molnar)
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Passenger Sues Spirit Airlines Over ‘Deceptive’ Fee

Posted August 8, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Spirit Airlines is being sued in Miami over a so-called “passenger usage fee” which runs $16.

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Screenshot: F-35C Completes First Arrested Landing aboard Aircraft Carrier
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Touch N’ Go: 1st Carrier Landing for F-35C, Fly it Forward, Mike Alsbury Memorial Fund

Posted November 4, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.) AvNews: ✈ Scaled Composites employees, friends and family of Mike and Michelle Alsbury have set up a GoFundMe for Mike’s family. [GoFundMe] ✈ Wedding at 32,000 feet is a first for Southwest Airlines. [USA Today] ✈ Fed-Ex has saved $1.8 […]

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A Jat Airways Boeing 737-300 (YU-ANV) seen in Zurich. (Photo by Gordon Gebert)
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AirAsia in Talks to Buy Jat Airways From Serbian Government

Posted September 6, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia is in talks to buy Jat Airways from the Serbian government and plans to build a European hub in Belgrade.

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Qatar a350wx assembly
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Touch N’ Go: US Navy Airship Program Canceled, Watch the A350 be assembled

Posted December 8, 2014 by Tracy Lachowicz

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)t   AvStories: ✈ Breaking News – U.S. Navy Airship Program Canceled. [Airships.net] ✈ Check out the National Museum of the US Air Force’s virtual cockpit tours. [AFMuseum] ✈ Flight Review: China Airlines’ New 777-300ER Wows Passengers. [NYCAViation]   #AvGeek Goodness: ✈ Take a […]

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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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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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SpaceshipTwo [Courtesy of Virgin Galactic]
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Touch N’ Go: Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds, New photo of the AA Dreamliner

Posted November 6, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.) AvStories: ✈ Scaled Composites employees, friends and family of Mike and Michelle Alsbury have set up a GoFundMe for Mike’s family. [GoFundMe] ✈ New Photo of the American Airlines 787-8 and Why the Plane is a Big Deal. [NYCAviation] ✈  Virgin Galactic pilot […]

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New York's easternmost airport, Montauk could be shuttered in favor of housing. (Photo by Bing)
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Are Days Numbered for Montauk Airport?

Posted September 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An $18 million price tag combined with residential zoning and non-existent profits could mean MTP’s days as an airport are numbered.

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