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Deck of the USS Enterprise.
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: November 25th

Posted November 25, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

KLM Flight 861 is hijacked while enroute to New Dehli, aircraft carrier USS Enterprise is commissioned, the first successful parachute jump in Antarctica and more…

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Artist sketches of D.B. Cooper, who vanished in 1971 with $200,000 in stolen cash.
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: November 24th

Posted November 24, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

DB Cooper jumps out of a Northwest Orient plane, BOAC is formed through a merger, and more…

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Apollo 12 crew: Pete Conrad, Richard Gordon, Alan Bean (Scroll down for video of the moon landing.)
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: November 19th

Posted November 19, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

China launches their first spacecraft, TAP Flight 425 crashes, Apollo 12 lands on the Moon, construction of Ronald Reagan Airport begins, and more.

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Ely takes off from the USS Birmingham, Hampton Roads, Virginia
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: November 14th

Posted November 14, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Female aviator Amy Johnson breaks a speed record, Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes with the Marshall University football team, the 747-8 program is launched, and more…

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Screenshot, A-10 Cockpit
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Touch and Go

Touch N’ Go: A-10 Cockpit Video, Recovering Lost WWII Planes, Bono’s Jet Loses Door During Flight

Posted November 13, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.)   AvStories: ✈ This Incredible Video Will Bring You As Close As You’ll Get To Piloting An A-10 Warthog. [Business Insider] ✈ Door Falls Off Bono’s Learjet During Flight to Berlin. [Associated Press] ✈ How drones and GoPro cameras are […]

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SpaceshipTwo [Courtesy of Virgin Galactic]
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Touch and Go

Touch N’ Go: Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds, New photo of the AA Dreamliner

Posted November 6, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.) AvStories: ✈ Scaled Composites employees, friends and family of Mike and Michelle Alsbury have set up a GoFundMe for Mike’s family. [GoFundMe] ✈ New Photo of the American Airlines 787-8 and Why the Plane is a Big Deal. [NYCAviation] ✈  Virgin Galactic pilot […]

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A Fireball, similar to the FR-1 that made the first jet landing on an aircraft carrier.
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: November 6th

Posted November 6, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Two important milestones for aircraft carriers, the third National Airlines folds, the Sumburgh helicopter disaster kills 45 people in England, and more…

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Screenshot: F-35C Completes First Arrested Landing aboard Aircraft Carrier
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Touch and Go

Touch N’ Go: 1st Carrier Landing for F-35C, Fly it Forward, Mike Alsbury Memorial Fund

Posted November 4, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

(Touch N’ Go is updated throughout the day with our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more.) AvNews: ✈ Scaled Composites employees, friends and family of Mike and Michelle Alsbury have set up a GoFundMe for Mike’s family. [GoFundMe] ✈ Wedding at 32,000 feet is a first for Southwest Airlines. [USA Today] ✈ Fed-Ex has saved $1.8 […]

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Crashes

Updated: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight

Posted November 1, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Continuing coverage of the breakup and crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo in California’a Mojave Desert.

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"Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 Tropical KvW" by Konstantin von Wedelstaedt - http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singapore-Airlines/Boeing-747-412/0118307/L/.  via Wikimedia Commons
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: October 31st

Posted October 31, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Historically, Halloween has proven itself not the safest day to fly, as it is the anniversary of five airliner crashes killing a total of over 600 people, including EgyptAir Flight 990. It was also the day Ed Sullivan first met a young band called The Beatles in Heathrow Airport.

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