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Today in Aviation History: November 25th

Posted November 25, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

KLM Flight 861 is hijacked while enroute to New Dehli, aircraft carrier USS Enterprise is commissioned, the first successful parachute jump in Antarctica and more…

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Artist sketches of D.B. Cooper, who vanished in 1971 with $200,000 in stolen cash.
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Today in Aviation History: November 24th

Posted November 24, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

DB Cooper jumps out of a Northwest Orient plane, BOAC is formed through a merger, and more…

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A Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket is dropped from a US Navy Boeing P2B Superfortress, the Navy's version of the B-29. (Photo by NASA)
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Today in Aviation History: November 20th

Posted November 20, 2014 by NYCA Admin

America’s first municipal airport opens in Tucson, an aircraft reaches Mach 2 for the first time, several tragic crashes, and more…

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Apollo 12 crew: Pete Conrad, Richard Gordon, Alan Bean (Scroll down for video of the moon landing.)
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Today in Aviation History: November 19th

Posted November 19, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

China launches their first spacecraft, TAP Flight 425 crashes, Apollo 12 lands on the Moon, construction of Ronald Reagan Airport begins, and more.

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Today in Aviation History: November 18th

Posted November 18, 2014 by NYCA Admin

Boeing’s first monoplane makes its first flight, the X-15 sets a Mach 6 speed record, the Battle of Berlin begins, and more…

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KC-97 refueling a B-47 bomber
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Today in Aviation History: November 17th

Posted November 17, 2014 by NYCA Admin

President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport, the Soviets land a robot on the Moon, the Daily Mail offers a prize for the first London-Manchester flight, and more…

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Ely takes off from the USS Birmingham, Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Today in Aviation History: November 14th

Posted November 14, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Female aviator Amy Johnson breaks a speed record, Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes with the Marshall University football team, the 747-8 program is launched, and more…

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Sabena MD-11 at Newark Airport, circa 2000. (Photo by Tom Turner)
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Today in Aviation History: November 7th

Posted November 7, 2014 by NYCA Admin

A Wright Flyer completes the first air freight flight, BOAC retires its last flying boat, Sabena flies for the last time, and more…

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A Fireball, similar to the FR-1 that made the first jet landing on an aircraft carrier.
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Today in Aviation History: November 6th

Posted November 6, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Two important milestones for aircraft carriers, the third National Airlines folds, the Sumburgh helicopter disaster kills 45 people in England, and more…

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China Airlines 747 sits in Victoria Harbour.
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Today in Aviation History: November 4th

Posted November 4, 2014 by NYCA Admin

Milestone: The first ever airship flight is completed between England and France. Tragedies: China Airlines and Bali Air Service flights overrun runways, and Balkan Bulgaran Airlines and Iberia flights crash while performing approaches.

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"Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 Tropical KvW" by Konstantin von Wedelstaedt - http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singapore-Airlines/Boeing-747-412/0118307/L/.  via Wikimedia Commons
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Today in Aviation History: October 31st

Posted October 31, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Historically, Halloween has proven itself not the safest day to fly, as it is the anniversary of five airliner crashes killing a total of over 600 people, including EgyptAir Flight 990. It was also the day Ed Sullivan first met a young band called The Beatles in Heathrow Airport.

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STS-61A; the last successful launch of Challenger
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Today in Aviation History: October 30th

Posted October 30, 2014 by NYCA Admin

On this day in 1985, Space Shuttle Challenger is launched on what would be its final successful mission; in 1976 a Pan Am 747SP sets a speed record for a trans-polar round-the-world flight; in 1908, Henry Farman completes Europe’s first flight between two towns.

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Delta 777-200LR N702DN (Photo by Mark Lawrence)
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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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Today in Aviation History: October 28th

Posted October 28, 2014 by NYCA Admin

The Cuban Missile Crisis comes to an end, the Airbus A300 flies for the first time, an Air China pilot hijacks his own plane, a Continental 757 lands on a taxiway, and more…

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Eighth Saturn I flight
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Today in Aviation History: October 27th

Posted October 27, 2014 by NYCA Admin

Cuba shoots down a U-2 spy plane, NASA launches the first Saturn rocket, Air Mali is formed, and more…

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Today in Aviation History: October 24th

Posted October 24, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Concorde makes its final commercial flight, first flight of the Lockheed Martin F-35 prototype, and more…

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An American Airlines DC-3 at La Guardia Airport. (Photo by Matthew Smith)
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Today in Aviation History: October 23rd

Posted October 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A number of firsts today: First heavier-than-air flight in Europe, first use of a plane in warfare, first transcontinental service between New York and Los Angeles, an American Airlines DC-3 collides with a B-34 bomber, and more…

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Bellview Airlines 737 similar to the one in the 2005 crash [By Rolf Wallner via Wikimedia Commons]
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October 22nd in Aviation History

Posted October 22, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Bellview Airlines flight 210 crashes in Lagos, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers union is decertified, a BAC-111 prototype crashes and more…

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Comair Jet Crashes Off of Wrong Runway: August 27th in Aviation History

Posted August 27, 2014 by NYCA Admin

Today in 1910, air-to-ground radio transmission is born; 1913, the first loop-the-loop maneuver is performed; in 1939, the jet age begins with the first flight of the Heinkel 178; 2006, Comair 5191 crashes in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Douglas DC-8 Becomes First Supersonic Airliner: August 21 in Aviation History

Posted August 21, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A DC-8 dives into the record books, the first use of electric beacons for nighttime flights, a Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crashes, and more…

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