September 15th in Aviation History

The F-86 Sabre sets a world speed record, Wilbur Wright makes the first turn in an airplane, Nikita Khrushchev and a Tu-114 land at Andrews Air Force Base and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.


October 10 in Aviation History

A Boeing 727 is shot down in the Congo, a United Airlines flight becomes the first victim of a bombing, and more...
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Today in Aviation History: February 25th

First flight of the Douglas DC-9, a Turkish Airlines 737 crashes in Amsterdam, all flights in North America become smoke-free, TWA begins domestic 747 service, Chuck Yeager flies his last USAF sortie, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff


Space Shuttle Atlantis leaves the launch pad for the first time in 1985. (Photo by NASA)

X-15 Sets New Airspeed Record, History’s First Mid-Air Collision: October 3 in Aviation History

Space Shuttle Atlantis leaves earth for the first time, an X-15 flies Mach 6.72, history's first midair collision, and more...
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On This Day in Aviation History: December 20th

A Continental 737 slides off the runway and burns at Denver, the first flight of the Delta Dagger, the first flight over Antarctica, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.