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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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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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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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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Video: Sudden Fear of Flying Forces British Boy to Ground Route Home from Middle East

Posted August 20, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A British boy and his dad are seeking an alternate route home after the child became acutely terrified of flying.

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KLM Cover Greetings [Scroll down for the video]
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Touch N’ Go: Airbus Files Patent For Flying Doughnuts, Airlines Budget for Satellite Capacity

Posted November 19, 2014 by Tracy Lachowicz

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)   AvStories: ✈ New planning tool helps airlines budget for satellite capacity. [RunwayGirl Network] ✈ EXCLUSIVE: On the Flight Deck with 787 Head Test Pilot Heather Ross. [NYCAviation] ✈ Flight in Film, Facts & Goofs>> What was wrong with the airport scenes […]

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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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Visiting Songdo: South Korea’s Aerotropolis

Posted August 1, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

South Korea is spending $35 billion to build an airport-based-city from scratch.

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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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Inside Mexico City International Airport's Terminal 2. (Photo by ProtoplasmaKid via Wikipedia, CC BY-SA)
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Mexico City Airport Replaces All 348 Police Officers

Posted August 21, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

All 348 police officers assigned to Mexico City International Airport have been reassigned two months after a deadly shooting.

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Screenshot from the C-2A Greyhound video. [Scroll down to view.]
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Touch N’ Go: Amazon Looking for Drone Pilots, C-2A Greyhound Anniversary Video

Posted November 20, 2014 by Tracy Lachowicz

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)   AvStories: ✈ Russia moving MiG-31 fighter jets near Ukraine border. [Washington Times] ✈ Mesmerizing Video of 6,000 Flights in UK Airspace. [NYCAviation] ✈ Amazon is Looking for a Few Good Drone Pilots. [Multi Channel Merchant] ✈ Today in Aviation History: Scott […]

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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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