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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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NASA 905 Spreads Her Wings in New Texas Exhibit

After a two-night roll through the streets in April 2014, NASA 905 was reassembled at Space Center Houston and mated with a full-scale orbiter mockup.
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Why An FAA Rule Change Won’t Stop Student Pilots

Aviation medical examiners will no longer issue student pilot certificates under a new rule adopted by the FAA. Unlike the old rules, starting on April 1 (yes, April Fool’s Day), these new certificates will never expire and s...
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ANALYSIS: Could Spirit be looking to merge with Frontier?

Following last week's abrupt departure of Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza, ZIna Aziz explores whether the airline's future could include a merger with Frontier Airlines.
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PHOTO TOUR: Step Onboard Qatar Airways A350-900XWB

Recently, NYCAviation was invited onboard one of Qatar Airways' A350-900XWBs. While onboard, we had a chance to tour the entire plane as well as to speak with representatives of both the airline and Airbus. Here is a ...
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Qatar Airways Begins Scheduled Service to Philadelphia with the A350

Wearing the livery of Qatar Airways, the first Airbus A350 XWB to begin scheduled service to the United States landed at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on the morning of Friday, January 1st. Flight 727 arriv...
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So You Got A Drone For The Holidays! Now What?

Did you recently unwrap a new drone? Here's what you need to know in order to fly it safely and legally.
by Jay Haapala
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EVA Air Continues US Growth with Daylight JFK Service

EVA Air continues its US expansion with additional flights to JFK.
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Left Behind by the On-Time Machine

On-time departures are a critical aspect of airline operations and how they are viewed by the flying public. However, is it worth sacrificing passenger satisfaction in some instances in order to stay on time?
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