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Video: Watch DC-10 Fire Tanker Nose Dive Over a Mountain

Posted September 15, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Fire trucks are cool. Airliners are cool, too. Combine the two, using an aircraft type that we don’t get to see much of these days, and you have the DC-10 Fire Tanker. Three of them are in existence (910, 911 and 912), and they are capable of spreading fire retardant over a mile long, a […]

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David Park Brown at the TAM Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility.
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#SelfieSunday

#SelfieSunday with AirlinerReporter.com’s David Parker Brown

Posted September 14, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

This week’s #SelfieSunday guest is Airline Reporter’s David Parker Brown!

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Flight path of N900KN, from FlightAware.com.
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Crashes

Private Aircraft Becomes Unresponsive Over US, Crashes Near Jamaica

Posted September 5, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A private aircraft that departed Rochester, New York, intending to land in Naples, Florida, crashes off of the coast of Jamaica after becoming unresponsive to air traffic control.

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On This Day in Aviation History

Douglas DC-8 Becomes First Supersonic Airliner: August 21 in Aviation History

Posted August 21, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A DC-8 dives into the record books, the first use of electric beacons for nighttime flights, a Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crashes, and more…

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Photo by Shannon Moore (@ageekmom on Twitter)
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Space News

LIVE: Watch “Rise of Independence,” Space Shuttle Raised Onto 747 in Houston

Posted August 14, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Watch live as the space shuttle replica Independence is raised and mounted onto the 747 shuttle carrier aircraft at Johnson Space Center.

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Wilbur Wright takes off from Le Mans, France.
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On This Day in Aviation History

August 8th in Aviation History: Wright Flyer’s First Europe Flight

Posted August 8, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Wright Flyer makes its first public flight, a small plane and a sightseeing helicopter collide over the Hudson River, and more…

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Coalition aircraft in formation over Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. From left to right: Qatari F-1 Mirage, French F-1C Mirage, US Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon, Canadian CF/A-18A Hornet and Qatari Alpha Jet. (Photo by US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Lee Corkran)
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On This Day in Aviation History

August 7th in Aviation History: Operation Desert Shield Begins, First Flight of SpaceShipOne

Posted August 7, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

First flight of SpaceShipOne, Apollo 15 returns to Earth from the Moon, Operation Desert Shield begins, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History

August 6th in Aviation History: B-29 Superfortress Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

Posted August 6, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

The US drops first atomic bomb on Japan, Ted Williams returns to the Red Sox from Korea, Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Nebraska, and more.

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The US Army MASH unit that inspired the movie and TV show conducted its first helicopter medical evacuation in Korea on August 4, 1959.
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On This Day in Aviation History

August 4th in Aviation History: MASH Makes First Helicopter Evacuation

Posted August 4, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft is launched, MASH begins helicopter ops, a Bangkok Airways plane hits a control tower, and more…

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PATCO air traffic controllers picket outside of Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan.
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On This Day in Aviation History

August 3rd in Aviation History: America’s Air Traffic Controllers Strike

Posted August 3, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Today we look back at the 1981 Air Traffic Controllers Strike and mourn the worst accident ever involving a Boeing 707.

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