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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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Man Versus Machine in the Aviation World

As the amount of technology in aircraft has increased, so has the number of computers involved and the reliance on them for the aircraft’s operation.

The Airplane movie frame was funny the first 80 times an airline had a computer failure. Blog

Or How About We Cut Delta Some Slack?

Well, that power outage turned into a mess. But as much as the “big bad airlines” can disrupt our plans, are we going too hard on Delta?

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Survive an Aircraft Evacuation

Increase your chances of surviving an emergency evacuation by creating a game plan before departure.

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The Dangers of Post-Crash Speculation

Oh, speculation. The social by-product of any disaster. How I loathe it.


 
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Akbar Al Baker Touts Qatar’s Upcoming Service to Atlanta

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker held a press conference on Tuesday in advance of his airline's inaugurating service to Atlanta to discuss their competitive strategy, service offering and future plans.
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Bombardier Lands First US C-Series Customer with Delta Order

Delta Air Lines has committed to purchasing 75 aircraft to add to its fleet from the manufacturer, along with the option for an additional 50.
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JetBlue Receives First A321 Assembled In The United States

NYCAviation was on hand in Mobile, Alabama earlier this week for the first delivery of an A320 Family aircraft assembled in the United States.
by Eric Dunetz
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The crash of Delta Flight 191 brought the dangers of windshear to the forefront

Windshear – Lessons Learned

31 years ago Delta Flight 191 encountered a microburst on approach to DFW and crashed. Thanks to the lessons learned from that tragedy, windshear warning and avoidance has become an integral part of aviation safety management.
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West Coast Powerhouse: Alaska Airlines To Buy Virgin America

Early Monday morning, Alaska Airlines announced its intention to buy Virgin America in a cash purchase totaling $2.6 billion USD.
by Stephanie Gehman
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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.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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