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An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter from the 1st Infantry Division. (Photo by SSgt Shane A. Cuomo/US Army)
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Taliban Commander Arrested for Shooting Down US Chopper

Posted September 19, 2012 by BNO News

Coalition forces arrested a Taliban commander who allegedly coordinated an attack against a US helicopter, killing two American soldiers.

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Osama bin Laden is marked as "deceased" on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List web page following the US raid that left him dead.
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VIDEO: Navy Seal Mark Owen Credits Army Pilots for Success of Bin Laden Raid

Posted September 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

We thought we had a pretty good idea of the Army’s helicopter badassery during the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. We now know even more.

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NATO Helicopter Crashes in Southern Afghanistan, Killing 11

Posted August 17, 2012 by BNO News

Seven American service members and four Afghans were killed Thursday when a coalition helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, military officials said, in what was one of the deadliest incidents for coalition troops so far this year.

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"Fill 'er up, check the oil and clean the windshield. Over."
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Photos: Riding Along KC-10 Refueling Flight as Air Force Week Takes Off

Posted August 15, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

NYCAviation was along for the ride as a KC-10 refueling tanker served fuel to four F-15s off the coast of Long Island.

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Round 2: F-16 Intercepts Two Planes During President’s Chicago Visit

Posted August 13, 2012 by BNO News

Similar to the recent intercepts in New York, two aricraft have been intercepted by a U.S. fighter jet during Obama’s recent visit to Chicago as well.

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A McDonnell Douglas F-15C-35-MC Eagle out of the 71st Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Wing, at Langley Air Force Base, Va., flies over Washington D.C. (Photo by U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers)
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Two Planes Met By F-15s Upon Entering President’s Airspace Over New York and Connecticut

Posted August 7, 2012 by BNO News

Fighter jets intercepted two planes that strayed into President Obama’s airspace during a campaign visit to Connecticut and New York Monday.

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Apollo 15 blasts off from Cape Canaveral. (Photo by NASA)
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Apollo 15 Blasts Off for the Moon: July 26 in Aviation History

Posted July 26, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Aloha Airlines predecessor makes its first flight, Space Shuttle Discovery makes first spaceflight since Columbia disaster, and more…

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Turkish Sikorsky S-70 helicopter similar to the crashed aircraft. (Photo by Turkish Naval Forces)
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Turkish Paramilitary Helicopter Crash Near Iraq Border Kills Four

Posted July 23, 2012 by BNO News

A paramilitary helicopter crashed in southeastern Turkey late Sunday afternoon, killing four service members and injuring eight others.

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A U.S. Air Force Block 40 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft returns to the fight after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission over Iraq on June 10, 2008
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US Air Force Pilot Rescued After F-16 Crashes Into Ocean Near Japan

Posted July 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A US Air Force pilot was plucked out of the Pacific Ocean on Sunday after his F-16 jet went down 250 miles northeast of Japan’s Hokkaido Island.

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Two US Sailors Missing in Oman Helicopter Crash Declared Dead

Posted July 22, 2012 by BNO News

Two American service members who were missing since a US Navy helicopter crashed in northern Oman last week have been declared dead.

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Video: Huge Air Force C-17 Cargo Jet Mistakenly Lands at Tiny Florida Airport

Posted July 21, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

The NJ-based crew of a huge Air Force C-17 Globemaster may be looking for work after mistakenly landing at a tiny airport in Florida.

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Douglas AC-47 Spooky. (Photo by Fly-by-Owen, CC BY-SA, via Wikimedia Commons)
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Remains of American MIA’s Killed in 1965 Vietnam Plane Crash Returning Home

Posted July 8, 2012 by BNO News

The remains of 6 US service members who went missing when their plane disappeared during a mission over Laos in 1965 have been recovered.

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Turkish Air Force General Dynamics F-16 jet.
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Turkey Scrambles Fighter Jets in Response to Syrian Helicopter Flights

Posted July 1, 2012 by BNO News

Turkey scrambled fighter jets three separate times on Saturday as Syrian helicopters approached the tense border area.

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The C-124 Globemaster served as a transport workhorse well into the Vietnam War. (Photo by US Air Force)
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Alaska Wreckage Belongs to Air Force C-124 Globemaster Missing Since 1952

Posted June 28, 2012 by BNO News

The aircraft wreckage found on a glacier near Anchorage is believed to be a plane that went missing in 1952 with 52 people on board.

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LAWA staff, construction workers from Walsh-Austin Joint Venture, and special guest, veteran Pete Howenstein pose in the great hall of the South Concourse with an American flag during a pre-Memorial Day tribute, May 24, 2012. (Photo by Stephen Shrank/NYCAviation)
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A Sneak Peek Inside New Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX

Posted June 6, 2012 by Stephen Shrank

Just before Memorial Day, Los Angeles International Airport took the opportunity to host veterans, press and other VIPs for a tour of the New Tom Bradley International Terminal construction site.

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Flight path of US Airways Flight 787
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Fighter Jets Scrambled to Intercept US Airways Flight Over Maine [UPDATED]

Posted May 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Fighter jets from the Maine Air National Guard were scrambled to intercept a US Airways jet Tuesday morning.

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Worst Person in the World: Air Cargo Handler Arrested for Stealing From Soldier-Bound Care Packages

Posted May 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A cargo handler wearing a stolen watch was arrested in New York on Wednesday, charged with stealing from care packages on their way to US troops overseas.

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A Virginia Guard Blackhawk helicopter on a training mission near Fort Hood, Texas. (Photo by Cotton Puryear, Va. Department of Military Affairs)
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Army Helicopter Accidentally Drops Missile Over Texas

Posted May 16, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A US Army helicopter accidentally dropped a missile over central Texas Tuesday evening, forcing 100 homes to be evacuated.

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French Air Force Dassault Falcon 7X (F-RAFA) on approach to JFK for the United Nations General Assembly 2010. (Photo by Tom Turner)
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Plane Carrying New French President Hit By Lightning Just Hours After Taking Office

Posted May 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

France’s new President Francois Hollande got an electrifying welcome aboard his new ride on Tuesday when the French Presidential plane was hit by lightning, just hours after taking office.

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The last flying Boeing 720 (C-FETB), whose final decades were spent working as a Pratt & Whitney engine testbed, is seen here taking off from Plattsburgh in 2008. (Photo by Senga Butts)
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The Last Flying Boeing 720 Flies No More

Posted May 11, 2012 by NYCA Admin

This week marked the final flight of the last remaining airworthy Boeing 720, concluding the unique airliner’s nearly 53 years of service.

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