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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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An Iran Air Boeing 747SP. (Photo by Tom Alfano)
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Iraq Intercepts Iranian Plane Enroute to Syria

Posted October 29, 2012 by BNO News

Iraqi authorities on Saturday ordered a Syria-bound cargo plane to land in Baghdad to make sure it was not carrying weapons.

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Photo Gallery: San Francisco Fleet Week 2010 Airshow

Posted October 11, 2010 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

NYCAviation visited gorgeous San Francisco this past weekend for the Fleet Week 2010 Airshow.

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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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PHOTOS: Afterburners, Bombers and Tankers Take the Stage at Red Flag-Nellis

Posted January 26, 2011 by Brandon Farris

NYCAviation was on-hand as Nellis Air Force base hosted one of its Red Flag training exercises on Tuesday.

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This is Syria's only operational Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft (YK-ATA), seen here at Paris-Le Bourget Airport in 2009. It may have been used to transport Mil Mi-25 attack helicopters to Syria from Russia through Iraqi airspace. (Photo by twin-otter64 via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)
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Did Syria Transport Russian Attack Helicopters Through Iraqi Airspace?

Posted November 30, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

In late October, Syria asked Iraqi authorities to grant air access for a cargo plane transporting refurbed attack helicopters from Russia.

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‘My Bad’: South Korean Military Apologizes for Shooting at Passenger Jet

Posted June 20, 2011 by BNO News

South Korean military officials on Monday apologized after its troops mistakenly opened fire on an Asiana Airlines passenger plane early Friday morning when they misidentified it for a North Korean military plane.

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Military Plane Crashes in Morocco, Killing 78

Posted July 26, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Nearly 80 people were killed on Tuesday morning when a Moroccan Royal Armed Forces C-130 Hercules transport aircraft crashed into a southern Morocco mountain during bad weather, state-run media reported. There were three survivors.

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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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F-16 Pilot Ejects Safely as Fighter Jet Crashes in Southern Wisconsin

Posted June 7, 2011 by BNO News

The pilot of a U.S. Air Force fighter jet that crashed in Wisconsin on Tuesday was able to eject safely, officials said.

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NYPD Helicopter Performs Daring Mountain Rescue of West Point Cadets

Posted February 21, 2011 by BNO News

Two West Point cadets were rescued off an 18-inch-wide ledge by a police chopper early Sunday morning on New York’s Storm King Mountain.

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Chilean President Declares Days of Mourning for Plane Crash Victims

Posted September 4, 2011 by BNO News

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Sunday announced two days of national mourning starting from Monday in memory of the 21 people who died in a plane crash on Friday.

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Big Flocking Deal: Air Force Two Hits Birds While Landing in California

Posted April 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An Air Force plane carrying Vice President Joe Biden suffered a bird strike while landing in southern California late this week.

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New York Man Charged in Scheme to Export Fighter Jet Engines to Iran

Posted March 23, 2011 by BNO News

U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday announced that a federal grand jury in Miami has indicted four family members on various counts of illegally attempting to export 22 F-5 fighter jet engines to Iran

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F-16 Pilot Still Missing Three Days After Crash in Nevada

Posted June 30, 2011 by BNO News

The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday said search and rescue efforts were still being conducted for the missing pilot of an F-16 aircraft that crashed Tuesday evening in Nevada.

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B-2 Spirit, one aircraft of which will not be seen in the 2012 airshow season. (Photo by Brandon Farris)
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New US Air Force Budget Grounds Airshow Demonstration Teams

Posted December 2, 2011 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

The Pentagon’s cost-cutting measures will not only disappoint millions of fans, but could jeopardize the entire airshow business nationwde.

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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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Emirates Jet Lands Safely in New York Amid Global Terror Alerts

Posted October 29, 2010 by BNO News

Fighter jets escorted an Emirates passenger plane as it entered US air space enroute to New York amid a continuing series of terror alerts on Friday.

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US Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon takes off in 2010.
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Sixth Boeing P-8A Poseidon Takes Flight

Posted April 24, 2011 by Brandon Farris

The fifth Boeing P-8A Poseidon made its first flight this week, the first Poseidon to fly since Boeing and the US Navy announced a new $1.6 billion contract for six of the heavily modified 737’s that are to replace the Navy’s fleet of aging Lockheed P-3 Orions.

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US Army Helicopter Shot Down in Eastern Afghanistan Killing 38, Including 22 Navy SEALs

Posted August 6, 2011 by BNO News

A US Army Chinook helicopter on a mission to deliver elite Navy SEALs on a rescue mission crashed Saturday morning, killing all 38 on board, including 22 members of the famous SEAL Team Six.

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