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Editorials

Gustave vs. the Wright Brothers: Who Was Really First?

Posted December 17, 2014 by Melanie Rivera

For years, the Wright brothers’ first flight has been heatedly debated, with some historians claiming that Gustave Whitehead was actually the first. Here’s what we know.

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Paul Mantz, Amelia Earhart, Harry Manning and Fred Noonan, Oakland, California, 

March 17, 1937, before the first around-the-world attempt. Image via WikimediaCommons
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Fred Noonan: More Than Just Amelia Earhart’s Navigator

Posted September 18, 2014 by Ian Petchenik

Fred Noonan may be best known as Amelia Earhart’s navigator, but his contributions to aviation stretch far beyond that fateful flight.

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(Photo by Art Brett)
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The Little Airport That Could: La Guardia’s Tri-Jet Heavies

Posted August 28, 2014 by Brian Futterman

The story of how widebody tri-jets showed up at LGA, and how they drifted away, as told and wonderfully illustrated by planespotters.

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