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A Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket is dropped from a US Navy Boeing P2B Superfortress, the Navy's version of the B-29. (Photo by NASA)
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Today in Aviation History: November 20th

Posted November 20, 2014 by NYCA Admin

America’s first municipal airport opens in Tucson, an aircraft reaches Mach 2 for the first time, several tragic crashes, and more…

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Bell X-2 Starbuster
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Today in Aviation History: November 18th

Posted November 18, 2014 by NYCA Admin

Boeing’s first monoplane makes its first flight, the X-15 sets a Mach 6 speed record, the Battle of Berlin begins, and more…

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KC-97 refueling a B-47 bomber
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Today in Aviation History: November 17th

Posted November 17, 2014 by NYCA Admin

President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport, the Soviets land a robot on the Moon, the Daily Mail offers a prize for the first London-Manchester flight, and more…

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Sabena MD-11 at Newark Airport, circa 2000. (Photo by Tom Turner)
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Today in Aviation History: November 7th

Posted November 7, 2014 by NYCA Admin

A Wright Flyer completes the first air freight flight, BOAC retires its last flying boat, Sabena flies for the last time, and more…

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China Airlines 747 sits in Victoria Harbour.
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Today in Aviation History: November 4th

Posted November 4, 2014 by NYCA Admin

Milestone: The first ever airship flight is completed between England and France. Tragedies: China Airlines and Bali Air Service flights overrun runways, and Balkan Bulgaran Airlines and Iberia flights crash while performing approaches.

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STS-61A; the last successful launch of Challenger
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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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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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