Plane Spotting Maps, Aviation News, and Airplane Pictures at NYCAviation

DSC_0105 Airline News

So Long, Senior Fleet

Today marks the end of an era as Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways flies its last scheduled passenger 747-400 flight and retires the final 3 aircraft. Columnist Justin Schlecter takes a look back at his 7 years spent flying the 747 in the right seat for Cathay.

934 Featured

Proud in the Turboprop Crowd

In the early morning hours of May 18, 2013, US Airways Flight 4560 made a wheels-up landing at Newark Liberty International Airport. Here is an account of how the crew flying N934HA prepared for and executed a safe emergency landing, taking advantage of the Dash-8 turboprop’s unique design.






IMG_2182 Editorials

Lebanon Is South of Maine: An Outsider’s Look At UN Week

A look at NYC’s annual UN Week, and the hobby of plane spotting in general, through the eyes of a student journalist.






IMG_0300 Aviation News

It’s Back! New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year Returns for 2016

The New York City plane spotting extravaganza known as UN Week is back for another promising year starting this weekend.






bm2 Enthusiast News

Horsepower (Not Horses) Takes Center Stage at Famed Ascot Racecourse

Planes soared over the famed Ascot Racecourse in England during the latest stop on the Red Bull Air Race World Championship tour. NYCA was there to see the action firsthand.







 
Latest Stories
 

 
image

The Dangers of Post-Crash Speculation

Oh, speculation. The social by-product of any disaster. How I loathe it.
by Phil Derner Jr.
1

 
 
Swept wings, afterburners lit, cruising past San Diego Airport. I may or may not have accomplished this from in the bathroom. (iPad Pro)

Toss Out Your PC. The Best Flight Sim Experience is On Your Phone

Flight simulator games on mobile devices offer graphics and gameplay that used to only be attainable on a PC. Phil reviews a few of the more popular flight sims available for phone or table...
by Phil Derner Jr.
1

 

 
Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting trucks on the move, moments after Andrew Wright's crash.

When The Unthinkable Happens: A Memoir of Being a Witness to a Crash

Last August, NYCAviation's Standards Editor was attending the media day for an air show when an aircraft crashed while practicing it's routine. This is his memoir of the events of thst day ...
by Ben Granucci
3

 
 
Students explore the North American SNJ-2 aircraft.

Behind The Scenes: Bethpage Jones Beach Airshow

Take a behind the scenes look at some of the events that went into preparing for the 2016 Bethpage Airshow At Jones Beach.Twenty years have passed since TWA 800 went down off the coast of Long Island. William Rizzo visited the memorial to the victims on the anniversary of the disaster. Orbis International recently unveiled its third generation Flying Eye Hospital, an MD-10, with which it will continue its efforts to fight preventable blindness around the world. Check out the first trailer for the highly anticipated film "Sully" starring Tom Hanks!
by Gabe Andino
2