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Air Force Pilots Balk at Flying the World’s Most Expensive Fighter Jet

Posted May 1, 2012 by Cora Currier, ProPublica

The pricey F-22 Raptor jet has just gotten back up in the air, but the safety problem that grounded it doesn’t seem to be resolved.

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VIDEO: Army Parachute Jumper Gets Caught on Flagpole at Texas Rangers Game

Posted August 26, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A US Army Golden Knight hit a bit of a snag while descending into Rangers Ballpark Wednesday night.

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Pilot Attempting to Impress Woman Intercepted by F-16s After Straying Into Mexican Airspace

Posted July 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Nothing turns on a lady more than flying your Cessna into the crosshairs of a heavily-armed supersonic fighter jet.

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Boeing Wins US Air Force KC-X Refueling Aircraft Contract

Posted February 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The Pentagon has announced that Boeing has beaten out EADS’s bid for the $35 billion KC-X aerial tanker program.

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A UK Army Air Corps Westland Apache WAH-64D Longbow (ZJ206).
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Apache Helicopter Gunner Prince Harry Killed Taliban During Afghanistan Tour

Posted January 21, 2013 by AFP

Britain’s Prince Harry said he killed Taliban fighters during his stint as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan.

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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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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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Russian Fighter Jet Crashes Near China Border, Killing Both Pilots

Posted October 20, 2011 by BNO News

Two pilots were killed early Thursday morning when their Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer fighter jet crashed while landing at an airbase in Russia’s Far East, officials said.

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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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Inside the US Coast Guard’s SAR Response to a Plane Crash

Posted March 18, 2014 by George Damanis

What’s involved in a waterborne search for a missing plane? The Coast Guard and its hardworking members have been and continue to be semper paratus, or “always ready.”

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British Airliner Strays Into Israeli Airspace, Has Near-Miss with Fighter Jet

Posted October 20, 2010 by BNO News

A British passenger plane strayed into Israeli airspace after taking off from Egypt and nearly collided with an Israeli Air Force fighter jet, the Israeli military said on Tuesday.

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Plane Carrying Michelle Obama in Close Call with Cargo Jet at Andrews Air Force Base

Posted April 19, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A US Air Force jet carrying First Lady Michelle Obama was forced to abort its landing at Andrews Air Force Base when it came too close to a military cargo aircraft, according to a Washington Post report.

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Thai Military Helicopter Crashes During Rescue Mission for Earlier Chopper Crash

Posted July 19, 2011 by BNO News

A Thai military helicopter has been reported missing on Tuesday and is believed to have crashed near the Myanmar border with nine people on board, officials said.

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The Real Red Flag: Up Close at the Air Force’s Largest Combat Exercise

Posted February 6, 2012 by Edward Russell

Up close and personal with military aircraft from around the world at the Air Force’s largest and most important combat training exercise.

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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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Royal Air Force Crew Safely Ejects From Burning Jet Off Coast of Scotland

Posted January 28, 2011 by BNO News

Two crew members from the UK RAF ejected their Tornado GR4 before it burst into flames and crashed in the sea off the west coast of Scotland during a routine training mission.

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