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On This Day in Aviation History: December 31st

Posted December 31, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

The first General in the US is Jeanne Holm of the United States Air Force in 1970. The first flight of the Tu-144 in 1968, first German plane to visit England after WWI in 1922 and a few air travel records set in both 1958 and 1951.

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In an effort to make security more fun, passenger are urged to dance during body scanning while singing “Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto”.
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The Logbook: TSA Hunt Turns Up…Aviation Bloggers?

Posted December 30, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

TSA goes after aviation bloggers for posting “secret” document, an El Al 777 and Air France A318 almost collide over Belgrade, a privately-owned Russian jet buzzes Santa Monica, NTSB report on taxiway landing, Dutch and Nigerian x-rays coming and more.






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The destroyed airport parking garage that was bombed in Madrid, Spain in 2006.
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On This Day in Aviation History: December 30th

Posted December 30, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

TAROM Flight 3107 goes off the runway at Otopeni, Romania in 2007, Basque separatists bomb a parking garage at Madrid Airport in Spain in 2006 and the Wright Brother finally cash-in on their flying in 1905 in a failed deal with the French.






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The flightpath of Eastern flight 401 after its go-around to the crash site, showing their gradually descending altitude into the Everglades.
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On This Day in Aviation History: December 29th

Posted December 29, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

The crash of Eastern Airlines Flight 401 in the Florida Everglades in 1972, as well as the crashes of a Tarom AN-24 in 1974 and Turkish Airlines Flight 278 in 1994. In 1921, two men fly a plane over NY for over 26 hours.






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On This Day in Aviation History: December 28th

Posted December 28, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

United Airlines Flight 173 crashes in Oregon in 1978, Airborne Transport DC-3 disappears enroute to Miami in 1948 and Israeli commandos launch a surprise attack on Beirut Airport in 1968.






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Off-Road Driving With a Soviet Cargo Jet

Posted December 26, 2009 by NYCA Admin

What do you do when your 200-ton Soviet-era Antonov An-124 cargo jet gets stuck in the mud and the nearest tug is on the other side of the Urals? GUN IT.






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Santa’s North Pole Approach Plate

Posted December 25, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Ever wonder how Santa guides the reindeer and his sleigh back to his workshop? Here you go.






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Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDA makes its first approach to JFK in New York, August 1, 2008
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Emirates to Launch First Short-Haul A380: DXB-JED

Posted December 25, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Emirates will soon begin the world’s first short-haul service using an Airbus A380, flying it across the Arabian peninsula between their hub in Dubai and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.






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On This Day in Aviation History: December 25th

Posted December 25, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

The crash of UTA Flight 141 in 2003, Iraqi Airways Flight 163 crashes after a hijacking in 1986, USAF pilot plucked out of the Atlantic after surviving a crash a week before and more.






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The Logbook: Second 787 Flies While Two 737’s Crash

Posted December 23, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

The 2nd Boeing 787 flies, this time in ANA colors! American Airlines 737 crashes in Kingston, Jamaica, and a Ryanair copycat does the same in Prestwick. The FAA gives St. Nick the thumbs up for Thursday night’s operations and much more!






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