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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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