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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.

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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.






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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.






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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.






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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.







 
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Week In Review

First-hand account from inside United's gear-up landing, a TSA screener gets an ear-chewing after letting shotgun shells through security, the Red Bull Air Races come to NYC this summer, Em...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
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The Logbook: Delta, Delta, and More Delta

In today's daily digest, Delta adds service, cuts service and looks to start a new codeshare. Meanwhile, Kingfisher accidentally squawks a hijack and Jet Airways toys with a plane full of p...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 

 
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The Logbook

In today’s daily digest, NTSB Chair rips the media a new APU, an Iran Air A300 goes off the runway in Tehran, a Scottish man acts up and diverts a US Airways flight, and more...It goes without saying that anyone who loves aviation instinctively looks up to the sky when they hear a plane passing over. It doesn’t matter what kind of plane, any time I hear that whi...
by Tom Alfano

 
 
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On This Day in Aviation History: September 14th

A bomb goes off at Seoul's airport, an F-14 rolls off the deck of the USS John F. Kennedy, an Aeroflot 737 crashes in Russia, and more...World's first photos of a new livery for SunExpress 737s.
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
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On This Day in Aviation History: February 12th

Continental/Colgan Flight 3407 crashes in upstate New York, an Iran Air Tu-154 crashes into a mountain, United's Ted low cost subsidiary begins operations, an Air Rhodesia flight is shot do...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 
The Airbus A380 passes the Prudential Building in Boston while approaching Runway 33L. (Photo by Mark Garfinkel)

PHOTOS: Airbus Sneaks A380 Into Boston

An Airbus A380 made a surprise visit to Boston Logan Airport today for proving runs, the first visit for the type. Great coverage was still obtained thanks to Matt Tomlin and Mark Garfinkel...
by Phil Derner Jr.