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Total Turbulence Helps Guide Flights To Smoother Skies

Real-time turbulence reports are now crowdsourced directly from flights en route. However, it’s the planes — not the passengers — doing the talking.

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REVEALED: The Dirty Truth About Chemtrails (Satire)

“Captain X” Takes us inside the cockpit and reveals the TRUTH about chemtrails.

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Fatal Facts: Analyzing the Truth Behind Airline Crash Safety Statistics

We always hear how safe air travel is, referenced with various brief stats and phrases, but where do they come from? Here’s the air travel safety breakdown.

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Emirates Continues Its Foray Into North America

Emirates’ focus on acquiring large capacity aircraft follows a non-traditional path that is admired by many, and a cause for concern for others.

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A Real Solution to Suicide-Murder By Pilot? The 7 Past Incidents to Learn From

What can be changed in order to prevent another Germanwings 9525 from happening? Is there a foolproof solution? We learn from these past events…


 
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FAA Proposes Rules For Commercial Unmanned Aircraft System Operations

At a press conference on Sunday, the FAA announced the long-awaited proposed rules for commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Here's what drone operators can expect.
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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.
by Justin Cederholm
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What They Don’t Teach You in Ground School, Part I: Pushy Corporate Clients

Desperate pilots don’t stay pilots long. In the short term, they may be in the air, but in the long run, the Client Factor will make a decision for them that they simply can’t live with.
by Erika Armstrong
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7 Steps to Write a Meaningless, Yet Viral, Aviation Story

Writing quality aviation content that gets people's attention isn't easy. Why go through all that hard work when there's an easy way to create a viral article that will get you crazy page views?
by Bernie Leighton
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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.
by NYCAviation Staff
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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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