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Air India Pilots Strike Forces 150 Flight Cancellations Saturday

Posted April 30, 2011 by BNO News

State-owned Air India cancelled 150 flights Saturday as nearly half of its 1,600 pilots continued their strike for the fourth day.

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Second Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Completes First Test Flight

Posted April 27, 2011 by Brandon Farris

The second Boeing 747-8I took to the skies on Tuesday for its first test flight. This will be the first 747-8I to be delivered to Lufthansa by the end of this year.

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Shooting Spree by Afghan Pilot at Kabul Airport Kills At Least 9

Posted April 27, 2011 by BNO News

An Afghan military officer opened fire at an air force base in the Afghan capital on late Wednesday morning, officials said, killing at least nine people and injuring others.

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Nikon MS-40 AA adapter allows common AA batteries to use in place of your MB40. (click image)
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How to Maximize Your Camera’s Battery Life

Posted April 27, 2011 by Manny Gonzalez

Pack all the sunblock, Gatorade and protein bars you want, your long days of aviation photography will always be limited by the amount of juice in your camera. So what are the driving factors that you need to know about what truly powers your hobby? Photography columnist Manny Gonzalez tells all.

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Southwest Airlines Jet Skids Off Runway in Chicago

Posted April 26, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 skidded off a runway after landing at Chicago’s Midway Airport, Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured.

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NASA Selects 150 Twitter Followers to Attend Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch

Posted April 26, 2011 by BNO News

NASA has invited 150 of its followers on the social networking website Twitter to a behind-the-scenes perspective from the press site at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour on Friday.

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On This Day in Aviation History: April 25th

Posted April 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The North American F-86 Sabre becomes the first jet-powered aircraft to break the sound barrier, the US Navy’s first all-metal plane makes its maiden flight, a new sailplane distance record is set, and more…

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President Obama to View Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch With Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

Posted April 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

President Barack Obama and his family will attend the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on Friday seated beside Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, the victim of an assassination attempt in January.

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US Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon takes off in 2010.
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Sixth Boeing P-8A Poseidon Takes Flight

Posted April 24, 2011 by Brandon Farris

The fifth Boeing P-8A Poseidon made its first flight this week, the first Poseidon to fly since Boeing and the US Navy announced a new $1.6 billion contract for six of the heavily modified 737’s that are to replace the Navy’s fleet of aging Lockheed P-3 Orions.

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Video: Chaos Inside St. Louis Airport During Tornado

Posted April 23, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A traveler at St Louis’s Lambert International Airport started filming when he saw a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 blown away from its jetway Friday night, capturing some tense moments as the terminal was evacuated.

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