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The New York Times front page following the deadly midair collision in NYC
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: December 16th

Posted December 16, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The midair collision of a United DC-8 and TWA Constellation over New York City, Concorde makes the first sub-3-hour Atlantic crossing, an Air Canada CRJ crashes, and more…

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A KLM 747, similar to the aircraft involved in the Flight 867 incident.
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: December 15th

Posted December 15, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

In a near disaster, KLM Flight 867 loses all engines temporarily after flying through a cloud of volcanic ash, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing merge, the Boeing 787 makes its first flight, and more..

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The mounting point for the Space Shuttle seen here on the SCA has this funny reminder on it.
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: December 2nd

Posted December 2, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Airbus launches the A320neo program, NASA’s Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flies for the first time, LaGuardia Airport in New York opens for business, and more…

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Videos

Video: Mesmerizing Display of 6,000 Flights in UK Airspace

Posted November 20, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The skies over the UK are filled with thousands of daily flights. Check out this impressive visualization of how UK Air Traffic Control choreographs flights into and out of one of the busiest airspaces in the world.

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Aviation News

New Photo of the American Airlines 787-8 and Why the Plane is a Big Deal

Posted November 6, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

There are just a few out there, but we have another exclusive American 787 photo! But what makes this one so special? We explain.

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Video: AeroMobil 3.0 Fly Car Begins Testing

Posted October 29, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

AeroMobil 3.0, a flying car, has been operating test flights this month, operating off of grass runways.

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Delta 777-200LR N702DN (Photo by Mark Lawrence)
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: October 29th

Posted October 29, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The US Dept. of Justice approves the Delta/Northwest merger, John Glenn becomes the oldest man to enter space, a plane carrying the California Polytechnic State University football team crashes, and more…

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La Guardia Airport, seen in 1948. Visible is the airport’s, now closed, “skywalk” observation deck. Accessed for 10 cents admission, it raised $150,000 in dimes in the first year alone. Photo from the Peter Black collection, in care of Jon Proctor.
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Aviation News

La Guardia Turns 75: An In-Depth Look at the Airport’s Distinguished History

Posted October 15, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

On the 75th Anniversary of La Guardia Airport’s dedication, we take a deep look at its history in this heavily narrated photographic tour.

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Retrieval of American Airlines 587's tail section.
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A New Perspective on Aviation Safety, Post-9/11

Posted September 23, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Aviation accidents after 9/11 brought about a reminder of how we must all learn about and address aviation safety.

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Ryanair 737-MAX 8 Artwork
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Airline News

Ryanair and Boeing to Launch New 737 MAX 200

Posted September 8, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Ryanair today announced that they will be the launch customer for the Boeing 737 MAX 200. The European low-cost carrier placed an order for 100 of the new variant.

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