Events

#SpotLAX2020 Has Been Cancelled. Here’s Why:

Over the past several months, I have wrestled with a difficult decision: whether or not we could safely hold #SpotLAX2020 in September. With different parts of the country experiencing the crisis brought on by COVID-19 differently and at different times, it was not an easy decision to make. Initially, I was hopeful that we could […]

Editorials

Speak Like an #AvGeek: A Glossary For Enthusiasts

If you spend any amount of time planespotting at an airport, sharing photos on the NYCAviation Photo Hangar, combing through #AvGeek hashtagged conversations on Twitter or doing any other similar aircraft-centric activity, you’ve likely heard hundreds of aviation terms thrown around. Some of the more commonplace terminology such as “low vis”, “livery”, “altitude” and “ATC” […]

Editorials

Flying During These Unprecedented Times Of Coronavirus

An airline pilot shares what life has been like flying (and not flying) during the age of COVID-19, along with the uncertainty that lies ahead.

Editorials

Airlines Leading the Way in the Age of COVID

At a time when distancing, cleanliness, and other infection controls are at the forefront, airlines can lead the way in ensuring travelers stay healthy.

Airport News

SWISS Shows Off Its Revamped JFK Lounge

NYCAviation toured the fully-remodeled SWISS International lounge at JFK’s Terminal 4


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American Airlines Airbus A300 N18066

Monday Marks Last Day of American Airlines A300 Service

The last ever scheduled flight of an American Airlines Airbus A300 will be operated on Monday, August 24th. (Updated 8/26)
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Richard Martin's broken bike.

American Airlines Breaks Bikes

What recourse do you have when an airline destroys your $1,800 bicycle and screws up your long-planned vacation? According to American Airlines, nothing.
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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.

Photo Phail

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.