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 Matt Molnar

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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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 Matt Molnar

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 Matt Molnar

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 Matt Molnar

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 Matt Molnar

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 Matt Molnar

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

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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 Matt Molnar

In a country known for its robust history of strikes, Air France employees are no different from any other profession.

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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 Matt Molnar

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: 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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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 Matt Molnar

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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