Steven Slater poses with his JetBlue ID card.

August 9th in Aviation History: Steven Slater Slides to Stardom

The US drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, a LANSA Lockheed Electra crashes in Peru, Steven Slater flips out on a JetBlue flight, and more...
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An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on final approach to Boston Logan Airport. (Photo by Michael Philip Manheim/NARA)

August 5th in Aviation History: First American DC-10 Flight, Reagan Fires FAA Controllers

On this day in 1964, the Vietnam War's first U.S. air operations take place. Terrorists attack Athens Airport in 1973. In 1981, Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers.
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On This Day in Aviation History: August 29th

The US Air Force Academy opens in Colorado, Count von Zeppelin flies from Lake Constance to Berlin, the Canberra B 2 sets an altitude record, a charter flight crashes into a mountain in Norway, and more...
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On This Day in Aviation History: January 2nd

Tupolev Tu-204 makes its maiden flight, Boeing receives government help for SST program, UK forms its air ministry, and more!
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On This Day in Aviation History: May 7th

The Soviet Union proves that they shot down a U-2 spy plane after an American attempt to cover it up, Pacific Air Flight 773 crashes after a man shoots both pilots, Varig is founded, the Lockheed L-1011-500 enters service and m...
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