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STS-61A; the last successful launch of Challenger
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: October 30th

Posted October 30, 2014 by NYCA Admin

On this day in 1985, Space Shuttle Challenger is launched on what would be its final successful mission; in 1976 a Pan Am 747SP sets a speed record for a trans-polar round-the-world flight; in 1908, Henry Farman completes Europe’s first flight between two towns.

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Today in Aviation History: October 28th

Posted October 28, 2014 by NYCA Admin

The Cuban Missile Crisis comes to an end, the Airbus A300 flies for the first time, an Air China pilot hijacks his own plane, a Continental 757 lands on a taxiway, and more…

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Eighth Saturn I flight
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Today in Aviation History: October 27th

Posted October 27, 2014 by NYCA Admin

Cuba shoots down a U-2 spy plane, NASA launches the first Saturn rocket, Air Mali is formed, and more…

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A UTAir Antonov An-24 does its best monster truck impression.
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Editorials

#TBT: Is This The Most Dangerous Takeoff Ever Captured On Video?

Posted October 23, 2014 by NYCA Admin

These old Russian planes were built to plow through just about anything within reason, but these pilots throw reason into the mud.

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Comair Jet Crashes Off of Wrong Runway: August 27th in Aviation History

Posted August 27, 2014 by NYCA Admin

Today in 1910, air-to-ground radio transmission is born; 1913, the first loop-the-loop maneuver is performed; in 1939, the jet age begins with the first flight of the Heinkel 178; 2006, Comair 5191 crashes in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Steven Slater poses with his JetBlue ID card.
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August 9th in Aviation History: Steven Slater Slides to Stardom

Posted August 9, 2014 by NYCA Admin

The US drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, a LANSA Lockheed Electra crashes in Peru, Steven Slater flips out on a JetBlue flight, and more…

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An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on final approach to Boston Logan Airport. (Photo by Michael Philip Manheim/NARA)
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August 5th in Aviation History: First American DC-10 Flight, Reagan Fires FAA Controllers

Posted August 5, 2014 by NYCA Admin

On this day in 1964, the Vietnam War’s first U.S. air operations take place. Terrorists attack Athens Airport in 1973. In 1981, Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers.

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The remnants of Shuttle Columbia rain down over Texas.
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10 Years Since Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster: February 1st in Aviation History

Posted February 1, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Today marks the anniversaries of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, UAL’s emergence from bankruptcy, Boeing’s decision to discontinue the 727 and more…

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Dell dude is excited. (Photo composite by NYCAviation/Boeing/Dell)
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Dude, You’re Getting a Dreamliner

Posted January 24, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Dell Computer scion Michael Dell is a Boeing 787 Dreamliner customer, and no stranger to battery fires.

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Green laser shining on an aircraft. (Photo by Dept of Transportation)
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Touch and Go

Laser Loser Admits To Zapping Plane Over Long Island

Posted January 23, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Six months after shining a laser at a plane and a police helicopter, a Long Island man has confessed—and now faces 5 years in prison.

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