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Sometimes, figuring out how to get inside the fence for the first time is the hardest part. Photo by Ben Granucci, NYCAviation
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7 Steps to Become a Pilot

Posted August 12, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

“As strange as it seems, stepping into the thought process that you actually want to be a pilot, rather than having an abstract desire, is your first step.”

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The Cockpit Pucker Factor: Afraid of Fear

Posted January 7, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

Dealing with an incident afterward in your mind is just as important as dealing with the original emergency. It’s learning how to not be afraid of fear.

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Image courtesy Eric Kilby, via Flickr Creative Commons.
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Ghosts of Octobers Past

Posted October 16, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Columnist/Pilot Justin Schlechter shares a story of flight crew really earning their paychecks, as the the autumn nights over Alaska bring some challenges in their 747 at the end of a long Pacific hop.

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Building Time in the African Bush

Posted July 1, 2014 by Ryan Gaddis

New commercial pilots face the challenge of acquiring the necessary experience they need to advance their flying careers. Ryan Gaddis took the road less traveled, moving to Namibia to build his flight hours by flying the bush.

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There’s No Flying in Baseball?

Posted April 11, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith takes a look at the parallels between aviation and America’s favorite pastime.

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Cap’n Dillon’s Ecstatic Adventure!

Posted March 20, 2014 by Eric Auxier

NYCA columnist Eric “Cap’n Aux” Auxier takes flight with Dillon, a young man with cerebral palsy who pursues his dream of flight.

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Why We Are Safe in the Storm

Posted February 13, 2014 by David J. Williams

Winter weather poses a challenge to the airlines and pilots operating aircraft. Yet the airline industry maintains an excellent safety record despite the potentially hazardous conditions.

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The Unintended Consequences of the “1500 Hour Rule”

Posted December 16, 2013 by Brad Tate

The FAA recently raised minimum flight hour requirements for commercial pilots to 1,500 hours. Brad Tate explores whether this stricter hiring requirement truly benefits flight safety.

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Homecoming

Posted May 4, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

The heartwarming story of a pilot’s career coming full circle, his boyhood dreams becoming a reality while on approach in the airspace over New York City in a Boeing 747-400.

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