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Was WestJet’s “Scary” Approach Really As Bad As It Seemed?

Over the past week, images and video of a Westjet 737 making a “scary” approach have been making the rounds. We examine what went right in that situation.

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Why The Circular Runway Concept Would Not Work

A report from the BBC about a circular runway concept is going viral, but how does it hold up when examined objectively?

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Why NYCAviation Uses The Weather Channel’s Winter Storm Naming System

NYCA uses The Weather Channel’s winter storm naming system, much to the chagrin of Twitter users. Phil Derner explains why that is.

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Fact Time: Wednesday’s Ameristar MD-83 Overrun in Detroit

A chartered Ameristar MD-83 carrying the Michigan men’s basketball team overran the runway at Willow Run Airport yesterday. Here are the current facts regarding the accident.

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Adult Onset Flight Anxiety – No One Is Immune

Imagine being a seasoned flier with hundreds of flights under your belt and then suddenly finding yourself onboard and terrified. It can, and does, happen.


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Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour Plane Crashes in Mississippi: October 20 in Aviation History

Three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed in a plane crash, a huge air race from England to Australia takes off, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 
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The Logbook

In today's daily digest, Mike Tyson gets arrested for boxing, Midwest adds SFO and RDU, Trump's 727 is for sale, British Airways merger with Iberia, a JetLink Air CRJ hits a terminal in Rwanada, Hawaiian's 80th anniversary and ...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 

 
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AeroMexico 767s Return to JFK June 1st

AeroMexico will upgrade service for the summer season by bringing 767s back to JFK again beginning June 1. Flights 402/403 between MEX-JFK will operate twice a week. The 767-300 is in the carrier’s new livery.
by Matt Molnar

 
 
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Iraqi Government Firms Up 787 Buy

The Government of Iraq finalized their previously announced deal to purchase 10 Boeing 787-8 airliners for Iraqi Airways.
by Mark Lawrence

 
 
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JetBlue to Remain New York’s Hometown Airline

JetBlue Airways announced today that it is keeping its headquarters in New York City, following a year of speculation that the company might move out of the area to reduce costs.
by Matt Molnar

 

 
"Ole Blue Eyes" begins its way around the taxiways for a departure off of JFK's Runway 22R, along with "True Blue" and "Baby Blue." Photo by Eric Dunetz

11 Photos Celebrating 10 Years of JetBlue

New York's bluest hometown airline turns the big 1-0 today. Here are some of favorite photos of jetBlue in action. Happy birthday!
by Matt Molnar

 
 
The wreckage of the Boeing 747-100 that operated TWA Flight 800 was reconstructed in a hangar. (Photo by NTSB)

TWA Flight 800 and TAM Flight 3054 End in Tragedy: July 17th in Aviation History

Tragic crashes of TWA Flight 800 and TAM Flight 3054, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn, Apollo 11 launch, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 
Follow these directions to NAA's Bldg 141 at JFK! Green is the driving route, purple is for walking/public transport. (click to enlarge)

Free Mets Tickets at North American Airlines Blood Drive!

North American Airlines is teaming up with New York Hospital Queens in their first blood drive, giving away a pair of NY Mets tickets to donors. Find out how you can help save lives!
by Phil Derner Jr.