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Are There Really 11 Missing Aircraft in Libya Threatening a 9/11 Repeat?

Posted September 3, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

An anonymous US government official says 11 aircraft are missing from Libya and threatening a repeat 9/11 attack. Are they a threat? Are they even missing?

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A sightseeing helicopter circles over the Statue of Liberty (Photo:Skyride.com)
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No More Helicopter Tours? New York and New Jersey Officials Seek a Ban

Posted September 3, 2014 by Nate Anderson

Sightseeing helicopter tours are an increasingly popular attraction for NYC tourists. However they have also become increasingly unpopular among local residents and politicians, who are calling for them to be banned.

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Lesson in Safety: How Airlines Deal with Thunderstorms

Posted August 6, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The summer months mean thunderstorms across the US. How do airlines cope with these disruptive weather forces? An airline dispatcher gives us an inside look.

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#TBT: Aviation Safety: Moving Forward by Looking Back

Posted June 19, 2014 by David J. Williams

Over the years, a particular focus has been placed on aviation safety improvements. Many of these improvements have come to be thanks to the lessons learned from past crashes.

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#TBT: Sky Waitresses, The Forgotten Heroes

Posted June 12, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Flight attendants are often seen by passengers as little more than sky waitresses. However their duties go far beyond serving you a drink and some pretzels. Today, we take a look at why the triumphs and tragedies of flight attendants shouldn’t be overlooked in airliner accidents.

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The clothing you choose on a flight can make you or break you in an emergency situation.
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Video: The 4 Rules in Choosing a Safe Outfit To Fly In

Posted May 16, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Not enough people think about their health and the rare chance of aircraft emergencies when getting dressed for a flight. NYCA’s Phil Derner goes over his four rules for a safe attire.

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Turbulence: Everything You Need to Know, Part 2

Posted May 14, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith delves into wake turbulence, explaining the various factors behind this airborne phenomena and how pilots protect against the dangers of wake upsets.

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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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Laser Attacks on Aircraft a Rapidly Growing Concern

Posted February 25, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Laser attacks on aircraft are on the rise. To combat this problem, the FAA and FBI have taken strong steps to find and prosecute those guilty of pointing lasers at aircraft.

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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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