Plane Spotting Maps, Aviation News, and Airplane Pictures at NYCAviation

800px-JFK_runway_23R_&_Jamaica_Bay-equalized Aviation News

Updated: Could Runway Closures Mean A Summer of Misery at JFK?

Beginning Sunday, JFK will have 1 runway closed and another shortened until late September. Find out why this is happening and what it means for travelers.

Turkish Airlines Columnists

Getting Chicks Into the Cockpit

Our culture has not caught up with its own ideology yet (i.e. letting women “have it all”), but I will firmly state that it’s headed in the right direction.

lightning-aircraft-au-merl Columnists

Getting You There Safely: Working With the Weather

From dispatchers to meteorologists to air traffic controllers, pilots up front could not do it without their daily expertise, knowledge and professionalism.

747jh002 Columnists

Plumbers in the Sky: The Demise of the Flight Engineer

Some airlines still require flight engineers, but not as many as before. While they may be gone as a profession, they are certainly not forgotten.

Turbulent skies - Grempz - Flickr CC Commercial License Airline News

Total Turbulence Helps Guide Flights To Smoother Skies

Real-time turbulence reports are now crowdsourced directly from flights en route. However, it’s the planes — not the passengers — doing the talking.


 
Latest Stories
 

 
Image courtesy Solar Impulse.

Solar Impulse Unveils Details of Round-The-World Flight

Solar Impulse recently announced the route for this year's around the world flight. Find out if it will be coming to an airport near you!
by Ben Granucci
0

 
 
IMGP0428

Giving Pease A Chance: An Allegiant Air Flight Review

Although Spirit and Frontier may be better known, Allegiant Air has enjoyed years of profitability as an ultra low cost carrier. Contributor Michael Lothrop takes a ride down to Florida to sample their product offering.
by Michael Lothrop
1

 

 
QR-A350-Night-Panoramic

Qatar’s A350 XWB: An Inside Look with 19 Great Photos

Qatar Airways recently unveiled the world's first A350 XWB. NYCAviation correspondant Paul Thompson was in Doha to get a first hand look.
by Paul Thompson
0

 
 

Giving Them Wings: The Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, GA

450 students doing five jumps each in two different parachutes -- in less than three days. It's impressive, and it happens at Ft. Benning almost every week.
by David Lynn
0

 
 
Official pose prior to the ceremonial ribbon cutting for the Terminal 4B extension. (Photo: Douglas Wint).

Delta Completes Second Phase of JFK Expansion

Delta Air Lines has unveiled the second phase of their expansion of JFK's Terminal 4.
by Douglas Wint
0

 

 
spacetravel_feature_4535473625

Space Travel’s Biggest Benefit – World Peace? Why We Must Venture Further

Why do we travel to space? What if there was a reason greater than technological advancements and finding a home on other planets? Dare we say...
by Phil Derner Jr.
1

 
 
runway-new1

Holding Up to Heavy Metal: What Airport Runways Are Made Of

A mile of runway can take you anywhere. We take a look beneath the surface to see how runways are engineered and maintained.
by Gabe Andino
3

 
 
On short final for a touch-and-go at Heathrow.

My First Time: Behind the Controls of a 737

Recently, I had a chance to get behind the controls of an airplane for the first time, in the left seat of a Boeing 737 simulator.
by Ben Granucci
4