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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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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.


 
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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.
by Zina Aziz
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How a Chick Landed in the Cockpit

Sometimes you accidentally become a pilot.
by Erika Armstrong
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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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Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

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.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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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!
by Ken Hoke
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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.
by Mark Lawrence
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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.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

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?
by Phil Derner Jr.
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