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Toss Out Your PC. The Best Flight Sim Experience is On Your Phone

Flight simulator games on mobile devices offer graphics and gameplay that used to only be attainable on a PC. Phil reviews a few of the more popular flight sims available for phone or tablet.

Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting trucks on the move, moments after Andrew Wright's crash. Editorials

When The Unthinkable Happens: A Memoir of Being a Witness to a Crash

Last August, NYCAviation’s Standards Editor was attending the media day for an air show when an aircraft crashed while practicing it’s routine. This is his memoir of the events of thst day and what followed.

Students explore the North American SNJ-2 aircraft. Editorials

Behind The Scenes: Bethpage Jones Beach Airshow

Take a behind the scenes look at some of the events that went into preparing for the 2016 Bethpage Airshow At Jones Beach.

Chris Rhoades, TWA F/A General Manager scans the names of the passengers and crew of TWA 800. Aviation News

Revisiting TWA 800 Twenty Years Later

Twenty years have passed since TWA 800 went down off the coast of Long Island. William Rizzo visited the memorial to the victims on the anniversary of the disaster.

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Orbis Unveils Its New Flying Eye Hospital

Orbis International recently unveiled its third generation Flying Eye Hospital, an MD-10, with which it will continue its efforts to fight preventable blindness around the world.


 
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US Airports Investing Billions to Upgrade Dire State of Infrastructure

America's major airports have gotten a bad rap for aging, outmoded facilities. However, many airports have made large investments to meet the ever increasing demand for air travel.
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How a Chick Landed in the Cockpit

Sometimes you accidentally become a pilot.
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Photos & Video: La Guardia Circa 1947 Teaches of Airport’s Additional Runways & United DC-4 Crash

Old school LGA video gives the chance for a to learn about the crash of United Flight 521 and President Truman's Air Force One.
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AvGeek Lesson: Everything There Is To Know About Runway Numbers

Do those runway numbers mean anything? They sure do! We explain it to you and offer a little trivia in the process.
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NATs: Flying the North Atlantic Organized Track System

Each day, over 2000 aircraft fly across the Atlantic. Find out how pilots navigate and communicate on the North Atlantic Tracks!
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The Quest for Eddie

Late last week, the newest incarnation of Iron Maiden's "Ed Force One" touched down in Fort Lauderdale. Staff member Mark Lawrence was there for the arrival.
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National Airlines Announces Scheduled Service Between Long Island and Puerto Rico

As part of their recently announced dive into scheduled service, National Airlines has announced passenger service from Islip Airport to two airports in Puerto Rico.
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The Big Threat in Aviation: Politicians in the Cockpit

Politics have been playing a big part in the airline industry the last several years. But is political participation for the better or worse?
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