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Proud in the Turboprop Crowd

Posted September 23, 2016 by Brian Futterman

In the early morning hours of May 18, 2013, US Airways Flight 4560 made a wheels-up landing at Newark Liberty International Airport. Here is an account of how the crew flying N934HA prepared for and executed a safe emergency landing, taking advantage of the Dash-8 turboprop’s unique design.

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Lebanon Is South of Maine: An Outsider’s Look At UN Week

Posted September 14, 2016 by Charles Eckert

A look at NYC’s annual UN Week, and the hobby of plane spotting in general, through the eyes of a student journalist.

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It’s Back! New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year Returns for 2016

Posted September 14, 2016 by Ben Granucci

The New York City plane spotting extravaganza known as UN Week is back for another promising year starting this weekend.

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Horsepower (Not Horses) Takes Center Stage at Famed Ascot Racecourse

Posted August 25, 2016 by Mark Kolanowski and Nicola Berry

Planes soared over the famed Ascot Racecourse in England during the latest stop on the Red Bull Air Race World Championship tour. NYCA was there to see the action firsthand.

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Man Versus Machine in the Aviation World

Posted August 24, 2016 by Stephen Carbone

As the amount of technology in aircraft has increased, so has the number of computers involved and the reliance on them for the aircraft’s operation.

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The Airplane movie frame was funny the first 80 times an airline had a computer failure.
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Or How About We Cut Delta Some Slack?

Posted August 10, 2016 by Phil Derner Jr.

Well, that power outage turned into a mess. But as much as the “big bad airlines” can disrupt our plans, are we going too hard on Delta?

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Survive an Aircraft Evacuation

Posted August 4, 2016 by Ken Hoke

Increase your chances of surviving an emergency evacuation by creating a game plan before departure.

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The Dangers of Post-Crash Speculation

Posted August 4, 2016 by Phil Derner Jr.

Oh, speculation. The social by-product of any disaster. How I loathe it.

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Swept wings, afterburners lit, cruising past San Diego Airport. I may or may not have accomplished this from in the bathroom. (iPad Pro)
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Toss Out Your PC. The Best Flight Sim Experience is On Your Phone

Posted July 28, 2016 by Phil Derner Jr.

Flight simulator games on mobile devices offer graphics and gameplay that used to only be attainable on a PC. Phil reviews a few of the more popular flight sims available for phone or tablet.

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Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting trucks on the move, moments after Andrew Wright's crash.
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When The Unthinkable Happens: A Memoir of Being a Witness to a Crash

Posted July 27, 2016 by Ben Granucci

Last August, NYCAviation’s Standards Editor was attending the media day for an air show when an aircraft crashed while practicing it’s routine. This is his memoir of the events of thst day and what followed.

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