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Video: What Really Happened With Allegiant 426′s “Low Fuel” Situation?

Posted July 29, 2015 by NYCAviation Staff

NYCA’s Phil Derner discusses Allegiant 426′s “low fuel” situation while trying to land at Fargo, North Dakota, while the airport was closed.

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Video: Mesmerizing Display of 6,000 Flights in UK Airspace

Posted November 20, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The skies over the UK are filled with thousands of daily flights. Check out this impressive visualization of how UK Air Traffic Control choreographs flights into and out of one of the busiest airspaces in the world.






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Beyond the Tower: The Controllers That Guide You the Rest of the Way

Posted August 28, 2014 by Eddie Trujillo

An air traffic controller takes us beyond the tower to see just how many steps go in to guiding your flight safely along.






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Why You Are Delayed: How Air Traffic Control Delay Programs Work

Posted June 17, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Flight delays happen for many reasons. Airlines can impose delays on themselves, or when weather hits, delays are put into place by air traffic control.






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Near Misses and Close Calls in the Air

Posted February 26, 2014 by Patrick Smith

With more planes flying than ever before, the number of incidents has risen. Should nervous passengers be worried?






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How Ya Doin’? Visiting Newark’s FAA Control Tower

Posted November 4, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Recently, we had the opportunity to visit the air traffic control tower at Newark Liberty International Airport. Here’s a look at how they do things in one of the nations busiest control towers.






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Editorials

The Long Term Effects of The “Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013″

Posted May 1, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

When the federal government enacted its sequestration plan, it hit the Federal Aviation Administration in several ways; The closing of many contracted control towers, as well as the furloughing of air traffic controllers. When the controllers began to be furloughed, the national air space devolved into chaos. Flight delays topping four hours in the Northeast, […]

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Party Balloon Knocks Greek Air Traffic Radar Offline

Posted October 1, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A Greek air traffic control radar was knocked offline when a child’s helium-filled balloon floated into power lines and cut power.






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Air Traffic Control Error Nearly Causes Three-Plane Collision Over DC

Posted August 2, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Three US Airways jets nearly collided when an air traffic controller messed up at Reagan National.






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Newark Airport Control Tower Evacuated Due to Smoke [UPDATED]

Posted July 10, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Flights into Newark Liberty Airport were halted Tuesday afternoon after smoke was reported in the control tower’s elevator shaft.






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