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The 3 Plane Crashes You’ve Never Heard Of: Aviation’s Sacrificial Lambs

There are more than a few crashes from the last decade that you probably have never heard of, but your safety could benefit from their lessons. Why the lack of media coverage?

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Could Runway Closures Mean A Summer of Misery at JFK?

Beginning Sunday, JFK will have 1 runway closed and another shortened until late September. Find out why this is happening and what it means for travelers.

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What They Don’t Teach You in Ground School, Part II: Mistresses, Wives and the Mile High Club

(Editor’s note: part one of this series can be read here.) The flustered aircraft salesman walks past the front desk of the FBO pulling at his tie, a permanent blush to his cheeks; for some reason, he can’t look me in the eye. Next in through the sliding doors is the flight crew looking similarly […]

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Airways Brewing Company Proudly Reveals #AvGeek Beer

Our friends over at Airline Reporter found a brewery that combines a love of aviation with a love of craft beer.

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Last Ride on the Seven Six Two: US Airways Retires the Boeing 767

This week US Airways retired its last Boeing 767-200 after 25 years of service. NYCAviation was aboard the ceremonial final flight.


 
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INTERVIEW: Air-To-Air Photography With Scott Snorteland

Recently NYCA sat down with accomplished air to air photographer Scott Snorteland to find out what it takes to pull off a successful shoot.
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Pilot and Co-pilot: What’s the Difference?

This question is one of the greatest causes of frustration for a pilot speaking to non-pilots about what it is that they do.
by Jeff Choi
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Flying in Cargo Class: The Anatomy of an Air Freighter

As an airliner flies by, cargo and passenger jets look virtually the same.. Inside a freighter, though, it's an entirely different experience.
by Ken Hoke
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On the Wings of Giants: Airbus Banks on the Beluga

Throughout Airbus’ first two decades in the business, its competitors at Boeing would joke that “Every Airbus is delivered on the wings of a Boeing.”
by Paul Thompson
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Video: Crosswind + Downpour = Awesome Landing

Crosswind landings at BHX are intense, but add to it a sheet of rain and, well, see for yourself...
by Phil Derner Jr.
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Why Take Your Cat? Qatar Airways Lets You Fly With Your Falcon

Traveling with your falcon is possible. Qatar Airways has allowed them onboard for several years, knowing the importance of these animals to their owners.
by Paul Thompson
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Continuous Coverage: Blizzard of 2015

Major blizzard hitting the northeast, we will keep you posted with status reports and forecasts for weather, airports and flights!
by Phil Derner Jr.
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The Tupolev Tu-95, 62 Years Old & Still Going Strong

This article originally appeared on AirlineReporter.com. If it is possible to have a favorite aircraft, mine would be the Tupolev Tu-95. The story of the Tu-95 goes back to 1944. During the Great Patriotic War, the Soviets wa...
by Bernie Leighton
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