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The USO Welcomes Traveling Servicemembers Through New York

For many years, the options for a servicemember to relax in a lounge before or after a flight through the New York City airports were extremely limited. However, on September 17, 2014, that all changed for those soldiers traveling through John F. Kennedy International Airport. That day saw the opening of the United Service Organization (USO) […]

Turkey's brand new A330-200 arriving at JFK for UN Week. Spotting Review

PHOTOS: Look Who Visited During UN Week 2014!

In late September, plane spotters converged on New York City for the annual UN Week. Take a look at which aircraft paid the area a visit.

La Guardia Airport, seen in 1948. Visible is the airport’s, now closed, “skywalk” observation deck. Accessed for 10 cents admission, it raised $150,000 in dimes in the first year alone. Photo from the Peter Black collection, in care of Jon Proctor. Aviation News

La Guardia Turns 75: An In-Depth Look at the Airport’s Distinguished History

On the 75th Anniversary of La Guardia Airport’s dedication, we take a deep look at its history in this heavily narrated photographic tour.

Southwest Airlines headquarters employees celebrate the end of the Wright Amendment at Dallas Love Field. (Photo: Southwest Airlines) Airline News

More to Love: Southwest and Virgin America Launch New Service as Wright Amendment Ends

Southwest Airlines and Virgin America celebrated the inauguration of new non-stop service at Dallas Love Field on Monday as the Wright Amendment restrictions officially ended.

An extreme case of foreign object debris. Featured

No Item Too Small: How Airports Deal with FOD

Foreign objects on airport paved surfaces can pose serious risks, from damaging tires or engines to causing a major catastrophe. See what airports do to ensure that objects and debris don’t interfere with air safety.


 
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The "enhanced centerline" and other safeguards on taxiway Z short of runway 31L at JFK. How many safeguards do YOU see here? Leave a comment with your answer, I'll revisit the topic sometime soon.

Hold Short(comings)

In light of recent developments meant to enhance situational awareness and aviation safety on the ground, Brian Futterman discusses the nature of runway incursions and challenges the merits of adding to existing technology inst...
by Brian Futterman

 
 
My first shot was shot in monochromatic mode. Just one of the settings I forgot to change before starting to shoot.

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Phil Derner shares a somewhat challenging planespotting experience. Aside from not being able to control the aircraft themselves, photographers must fend with weather, runways, road traffic and camera settings. Maybe he should ...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 

 
The Antonov An-225 Mriya CCCP-82060 is seen here with Buran strapped to its back during a demonstration at the 1989 Paris Air Show. (Photo by Ralf Manteufel)

March 22nd in Aviation History: Antonov An-225 Mriya Sets Takeoff Weight Record Carrying Russian Space Shuttle

The An-225 sets new world records while carrying Space Shuttle Buran, a USAir jet crashes at LaGuardia Airport in New York, a British Airways 747 is hijacked, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
A Eurofighter Typhoon in flight.

March 27th in Aviation History: Two 747s Collide in World’s Deadliest Aviation Disaster

The Tenerife disaster takes place, the Eurofighter Typhoon makes its first flight, Concorde flights to Miami begin, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 
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Douglas DC-8 Becomes First Supersonic Airliner: August 21 in Aviation History

A DC-8 dives into the record books, the first use of electric beacons for nighttime flights, a Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crashes, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 

 
Artist's rendering of an American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

American 787 Renderings Revealed

We're still a few years away from seeing American Airlines 787s in the flesh, but NYCAviation has obtained several new renderings of what they may look like once they are finally delivered.
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
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August 6th in Aviation History: B-29 Superfortress Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

The US drops first atomic bomb on Japan, Ted Williams returns to the Red Sox from Korea, Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Nebraska, and more.
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 
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On This Day in Aviation History: September 11th

Four airliners are hijacked and intentionally crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania in 2001, killing 2,993; A Continental EMB120 crashes at IAH in 1991; Eastern flight 212 crashes in CLT...
by Phil Derner Jr.