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PhilDernerJr
02-02-2010, 02:35 PM
I am so very excited to announce that Flightglobal has named NYCAviation the Best Enthusiast Site of 2009! We also came in 3rd for Best Use of Social Media!

Winners List: http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/flight-international/

This is a huge accomplishment for us, not only as a website, but for the spotting community. We went up against websites that share a passion for aviation in so many different aspects, not just aviation photography, and we came out on top.

So much of our success is thanks to Matt for what he's done in implementing the site upgrades, kicking butt with two feet on the technical and writing side, and the outstanding job he's done in networking our site, as seen on Twitter. This is also because of all the support that we've received from members and every enthusiast that has ever visited this site. We do this for you folks and without your visiting and input, we're nothing.

The past half-year has been huge for us, and it's honestly just the beginning. Our traffic today alone is so high that servers are strained. We'll soon be upgrading the servers and modifying our message boards to give everyone a hassle-free and complete aviation enthusiast experience. Stay tuned!

You all will play a vital role in our future success! We'll need volunteers...writers, programmers, photographers, researchers, and more. Drop us an email and find out how you can help!

Again, THANK YOU ALL for coming to NYCAviation. We will make plans very soon to announce a celebratory party!!!

-Phil

UPDATE:

They have announced the judges' comments for their decisions http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... ments.html (http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/02/05/338088/webbies-2009-winners-and-judges-comments.html)

For Best Enthusiast Site:


The judges felt that NYCAviation was worthy of pole position for being "visually engaging". It mixes practical guides and information with fun features and a busy forum. Judges liked the way it made use of web tools like Google Maps, Flickr and Twitter for the benefit of the site and community and concluded: "This is a site that really helps enthusiasts do what they love."

For Best Use of Social Media:


The judges liked NYCAviation, a forum which is "growing into a large community of aviation enthusiasts". They found "feverish interaction" on its traditional website forum as well as the Facebook and Twitter platforms.

"This has translated to community growth and recognition. NYCAviation has a real opportunity to build on this base compelling crowd-sourced applications," they said.

MarkLawrence
02-02-2010, 02:52 PM
That's just totally AWESOME!! Congrats to both Phil and Matt - you guys are the genius behind it all!! Long live Aerola Aviation :)

AirtrafficController
02-02-2010, 02:57 PM
Congrats Phil and Matt for the outstanding work on this great aviation site! :borat: :borat:

lijk604
02-02-2010, 03:24 PM
Congrats Phil, Matt and the NYCA Team!

mirrodie
02-02-2010, 03:34 PM
Congrats Phil! And what's not to like? ;)


talk soon,
M

Derf
02-02-2010, 04:08 PM
Well done guys!!!

Iberia A340-600
02-02-2010, 04:34 PM
Congrats!

T-Bird76
02-02-2010, 05:15 PM
Congrats! Glad your long time goals are finally being realized to their fullest potential

hiss srq
02-02-2010, 05:25 PM
Congrats Phil, Matt and the entire behind the scenes gang that has put this site together. It really is a world class aviation site. :borat:

moose135
02-02-2010, 07:08 PM
Congratulations! That's a great job, Phil and Matt. Of course, some of us already knew NYCA was the "best enthusiast site", but it's great to be officially recognized!

jerslice
02-02-2010, 08:15 PM
Nice!

Steven Holzinger
02-02-2010, 09:59 PM
Congratulations all! :D :borat:

Gerard
02-02-2010, 10:16 PM
Very cool. Congrats to all involved. Gotta tell you when I come home from work and get on my computer this is the
first place I stop to see what is happening in the aviation world. Thanks.

NLovis
02-03-2010, 12:02 AM
WOOO WAY TO GO. I wasnt here for most of 09 but her I am and i'm ready to contribute. Lets get that 3rd to 1st shall we :borat:

coachrowsey
02-03-2010, 10:46 AM
Congrats Phil and Matt for the outstanding work on this great aviation site! :borat: :borat:


+1 here. This site rocks & every one is great. Thanks to my friend Art at Islip for pointing me here.

jran225
02-03-2010, 08:26 PM
Congrats to Phil, Matt, and the entire NYCAviation community! I joined the site just over four years ago, and have thoroughly enjoyed watching it grow to its present form. Keep up the good work, everybody!

Cheers,
-Omar S.

Mayi757
02-04-2010, 03:45 AM
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2008/06/25/0625_borat_460x276.jpg

george
02-04-2010, 01:46 PM
Congratulations! :borat:

Delta777LR
02-05-2010, 10:39 AM
Congrates to Phil and Matt!! NYCA has always been the best!!!

PhilDernerJr
02-05-2010, 12:04 PM
They have announced the judges' comments for their decisions http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... ments.html (http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/02/05/338088/webbies-2009-winners-and-judges-comments.html)

For Best Enthusiast Site:


The judges felt that NYCAviation was worthy of pole position for being "visually engaging". It mixes practical guides and information with fun features and a busy forum. Judges liked the way it made use of web tools like Google Maps, Flickr and Twitter for the benefit of the site and community and concluded: "This is a site that really helps enthusiasts do what they love."

For Best Use of Social Media:


The judges liked NYCAviation, a forum which is "growing into a large community of aviation enthusiasts". They found "feverish interaction" on its traditional website forum as well as the Facebook and Twitter platforms.

"This has translated to community growth and recognition. NYCAviation has a real opportunity to build on this base compelling crowd-sourced applications," they said.

Nassau Flyers
02-05-2010, 01:23 PM
Nice. Congrats Phil and Team

moose135
02-05-2010, 09:16 PM
...They found "feverish interaction" on its traditional website forum...
Looks like they caught Tommy and Midnight Mike! :wink:

NLovis
02-05-2010, 11:13 PM
Wooo way to go

JZ1
02-08-2010, 08:34 PM
Great news. Congratulations and feel proud to be associated with this site.

Bellucciman
02-09-2010, 12:20 PM
Congratulations Phil & Matt! You've got a great site that I'm proud to be a member of!

Matt Molnar
02-09-2010, 01:23 PM
Thanks very much for the congrats, everyone. We couldn't do it without you. :borat:

Midnight Mike
02-09-2010, 05:36 PM
They found "feverish interaction" on its traditional website forum...
Looks like they caught Tommy and Midnight Mike! :wink:[/quote]


Now that is funny! :lol: :borat: