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06.02.15 Prachi Gupta

Anyone relieved that the NSA cellphone record collection has expired will find a new surveillance issue to be concerned about with this new, frightening report from the AP: The FBI has a fleet of at least 115 airplanes equipped with cameras and cellphone surveillance technology, flown under the cover of fake companies set up by […]

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03.10.15 Prachi Gupta

Pointing lasers at planes might sound like a dumb prank, but it’s an arrestable offense. Let the story of 36-year-old Frank Egan be a cautionary tale to anyone considering it: From inside the third-story apartment where he lives with his mom, Egan pointed his Laser 303 at aircrafts on the La Guardia Airport runway on […]

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02.09.15 Rhiannon Platt

After 24,591 separate complaints about air-travel related noise, residents of Long Island’s posh Hamptons neighborhood simply can’t take any more. The sound of “noisy” airplanes, as defined by the FAA, have been tormenting residents like Teresa McCaskie, who told NBC that she is unable to sleep. After thousands of complaints, the town is set to […]

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02.03.15 Prachi Gupta

The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded that selfies likely caused a small plane to crash in Colorado in May. Quartz writes that Amritpal Singh, who was transporting musician Jatinder Singh, most likely became “disoriented by the flash of his cellphone” after taking a selfie. It’s the first time the board has ever cited a […]

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09.19.13 Bucky Turco

Earlier today, we received an alert from NotifyNYC, that said there will be “20-30 aircrafts flying single file out of Sky Manor Airport at 1,100 feet down the Hudson River this afternoon at 3:30 PM.” So, we grabbed our video equipment and scrambled up to the roof of our Hell’s Kitchen office to witness this […]

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12.30.10 Bucky Turco

An American Airlines jet landing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming slid off the runway into a snow bank earlier this week. No one was hurt and the aircraft wasn’t damaged, but it still must have been a harrowing experience based on this video shot from inside the cabin, where a passenger can be heard praying to […]

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12.10.10 Lauri Apple

The Federal Aviation Administration has no fucking idea who owns one-third of the airplanes in the U.S. right now. And they’re a little worried! Something about terrorists, criminals, and etc. Maybe you own one of these planes? […]

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07.28.10 Marina Galperina

A Delta 757 with a Dalí-stache on its sky shnoz went into service today. The gimmick plane will fly domestically to promote a Salvador Dalí exhibit at the High Museum of Art (not what it sounds like). “Dalí: The Late Work” rounds up the last half of his repertoire when he got all weird (i.e. […]

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06.03.10 Marina Galperina

If you see little glowing planes doing aerial maneuvers above McCarren Park in Williamsburg at 20 miles per hour, don’t get all terrorist-panicky. Two Brooklynites scratch-built them “out of trash,” painted cardboard and mail-ordered electric bits from Hong Kong and they’ll teach you how. […]

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