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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.

The Southwest Airlines NOC with screens showing airline operations. Columnists

Touring the Southwest Airlines Network Operations Control

In May of this year, Southwest Airlines unveiled a new crown jewel at their Dallas Love Field headquarters: their Network Operations Control (NOC). I


 
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A Story of Comforting a Fearful Flier

First Officer Brian tells a story of a sports celebrity seeking some pre-flight comfort due to his fear of taking to the skies. What'd Brian tell him?
by Brian, RenewedPilot.com
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Retrieval of American Airlines 587's tail section.

A New Perspective on Aviation Safety, Post-9/11

Aviation accidents after 9/11 brought about a reminder of how we must all learn about and address aviation safety.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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Spirit’s first flight out of Kansas City receives a dual water cannon salute. (Photo: Aaron Wright, KC Aviation Dept.(

Flight Review: Experiencing Spirit’s “Bare Fare” Model Firsthand

This article originally appeared on AirlineReporter.com. It’s true, people vehemently despise Spirit Airlines. Just the mention of the company elicits emotion-filled horror stories. Indeed they have a solid 1 out of 5 star ra...
by JL Johnson
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#SelfieSunday with Denise Lockie, Miracle on the Hudson Survivor

This week's #SelfieSunday guest is Denise Lockie, a survivor of US Airways Flight 1549.
by Denise Lockie
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A Runway Dream Comes True in Fort Lauderdale

FLL has over the past few years become one of the fastest growing airports in the United States, and is celebrating the opening of a second runway.
by Mark Lawrence
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Condor Airlines Gives Insight on What Makes a Leisure Airline Move

You may have never heard of Condor Airlines, but they're one you should get to know. NYCAviation was among the media dignitaries invited to attend a conclave at Condor headquarters to become acquainted with Germany's rising sta...
by Eric McKirdy
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Paul Mantz, Amelia Earhart, Harry Manning and Fred Noonan, Oakland, California, 

March 17, 1937, before the first around-the-world attempt. Image via WikimediaCommons

Fred Noonan: More Than Just Amelia Earhart’s Navigator

Fred Noonan may be best known as Amelia Earhart’s navigator, but his contributions to aviation stretch far beyond that fateful flight.
by Ian Petchenik
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UN Week: New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year

Each September, the leaders of the world converge on New York City for what is known as UN Week. The many VIP aircraft that arrive during this time make this week a plane spotter's paradise. Here is a look at where you should g...
by Ben Granucci
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