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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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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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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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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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Screenshot of Stormscapes2 [Link below]
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Touch N’ Go: Time-Lapse of Approaching Storms, Routehappy raises $3.3M

Posted December 10, 2014 by Tracy Lachowicz

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)   AvStories: ✈ Stormscapes2: Jaw dropping time-lapse of oncoming storms. [Slate] ✈ FAA issues commercial drone permits to 4 companies. [AP] ✈ Here’s What We Know About Lockheed’s Super-Secret Weapons Unit. [Business Insider] ✈ Routehappy Raises $3.3M in Funding to […]

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[Scroll down for our Tweet of the Day, from @SParksauthor]
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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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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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Screenshot, A-10 Cockpit
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Touch N’ Go: A-10 Cockpit Video, Recovering Lost WWII Planes, Bono’s Jet Loses Door During Flight

Posted November 13, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)   AvStories: ✈ This Incredible Video Will Bring You As Close As You’ll Get To Piloting An A-10 Warthog. [Business Insider] ✈ Door Falls Off Bono’s Learjet During Flight to Berlin. [Associated Press] ✈ How drones and GoPro cameras are […]

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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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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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Aerial view of Chicago Midway Airport. (Photo by Chris Bungo)
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Midway Airport Worker Busted Stealing Copper Wire From Runway

Posted August 16, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A fuel pump operator at Chicago’s Midway Airport allegedly stole 500 ft of copper from a runway and sold it to a scrap yard.

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"Front door" to the KLM's jet apartment
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Touch N’ Go: Airbus to Develop New Beluga, KLM Turns Jet Into Apartments, Qantas & China Eastern Joint Venture

Posted November 17, 2014 by Tracy Lachowicz

Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)   AvStories: ✈ Qantas and China Eastern propose joint venture. [Australian Aviation] ✈ KLM turns jet into a two bedroom apartment. [Gizmag] ✈ Today in Aviation History:  B-47 is forced by bad weather to remain aloft for 47 hours 35 […]

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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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An AIRMET/SIGMET map like this displays forecasts of turbulence for pilots and dispatchers. (Map by National Weather Service)
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Four Flight Attendants Hurt by Turbulence Thursday in Separate Incidents

Posted August 10, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Turbulent skies over the US on Thursday injured four flight attendants on three separate flights.

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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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Top Gun movie poster.
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Top Gun Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide

Posted August 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The director of Top Gun and several other blockbuster movies jumped off a Los Angeles bridge on Sunday.

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F-117 Nighthawk
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Touch N’ Go: Passenger Stuck with $1,171 Wi-Fi Bill, Why the F-117 is Still Flying

Posted November 18, 2014 by Tracy Lachowicz

Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)   AvStories: ✈ We Now Know Why The F-117 is Still Flying. [Intercepts] ✈ Rock Star Astronaut, Chris Hadfield, talks missions, tweets & books. [AirlineReporter] ✈ Watch an SR-71 Pilot Explain How the Cockpit Works. [PopMech] ✈ Passenger Stuck with […]

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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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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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