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DEVELOPING: Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two Crashes During Test Flight

Posted October 31, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

UPDATED 3:03pm EDT Virgin Galactic has reported via Twitter that their Spaceship Two aircraft crashed during a test flight today. During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo. WK2 landed safely. (2 of 4) — Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) October 31, 2014   Space Blogger ParabolicArc.com was present during […]

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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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Screenshot from the Ryanair timelapse (watch below)
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Touch N’ Go: Plane Crash in Wichita, Woman Behind the Voice at 200 Airports, Turnaround Timelapse

Posted October 30, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)   AvNews: ✈ Plane Crashes into Building at Wichita Midcontinent Airport [NYCAviation] ✈ Lufthansa eyes long-haul, low-cost service with A330-200s [Runway Girl Network] ✈ Dynamic Airways to restart New York JFK-Georgetown, Guyana flights [World Airline News] ✈ VIDEO>>  Woman behind the […]

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Screenshot from the PBY-5A Catalina virtual tour -- Scroll down to #AvGeekGoodness
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Touch N’ Go: Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified, Flying Car Takes to the Skies

Posted October 29, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)   AvNews: ✈ Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified. [Discovery] ✈ Aeromobil 3.0, a flying car prototype, begins test flights. [NYCAviation] ✈ The High Cost of Cancelled Airline Flights. [24/7 Wall St.] ✈ Directing Planes, by Remote Control. [The New York […]

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[Screenshot from a P-51 making a gear-up belly landing.]
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Touch N’ Go: P-51 Belly Landing, Flight Attendants Want to Ban Electronics Again, Ebola Assumptions + More #AvGeek Goodness

Posted October 28, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)   AvNews: ✈ Watch This $2.2M P-51 Mustang Make A Gear-Up Belly Landing [Jalopnik] ✈ In honor of the Statue’s 128th birthday –  Taking Flight with Lady Liberty. [The National Air and Space Museum] ✈  Why it’s high […]

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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: October 24th

Posted October 24, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Concorde makes its final commercial flight, first flight of the Lockheed Martin F-35 prototype, and more…

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[Scroll down for our Tweet of the Day, from @SParksauthor]
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Touch N’ Go: Dreamliners Losing Money, Balloon Ride Through Love Valley + more #AvGeek Goodness!

Posted October 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.) AvNews: ✈  Why Boeing Keeps Losing Money on Each 787 Dreamliner [Businessweek] ✈ U.S. to Monitor Visitors from 3 West African Nations for 21 Days [Frequent Business Traveler] ✈ Showboating Pilots: Crossing the Line Between Fun and Safety. […]

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An American Airlines DC-3 at La Guardia Airport. (Photo by Matthew Smith)
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Today in Aviation History: October 23rd

Posted October 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A number of firsts today: First heavier-than-air flight in Europe, first use of a plane in warfare, first transcontinental service between New York and Los Angeles, an American Airlines DC-3 collides with a B-34 bomber, and more…

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From Air Zealand's "Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made"
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Touch N’ Go: Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made, Vintage Pan Am + More #AvGeek Goodness!

Posted October 22, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)   AvNews: ✈ Air New Zealand  celebrates the third & final film in The Hobbit Trilogy with “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made” [YouTube] ✈ Boeing and Chinese firm to turn “gutter oil” into jet fuel. […]

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Bellview Airlines 737 similar to the one in the 2005 crash [By Rolf Wallner via Wikimedia Commons]
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October 22nd in Aviation History

Posted October 22, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Bellview Airlines flight 210 crashes in Lagos, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers union is decertified, a BAC-111 prototype crashes and more…

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