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People line up at the ever-popular “Windsock” at Paine Field – the 767-2C is just about to begin its maiden flight. (Photo: Mal Muir | AirlineReporter.com) Aviation News

First Boeing 767-2C Takes Flight – First Step Towards the KC-46A

The first Boeing 767-2C, the prototype that will lead to the beginning of the KC-46 tanker program, recently made its first flight.

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Giving Pease A Chance: An Allegiant Air Flight Review

Although Spirit and Frontier may be better known, Allegiant Air has enjoyed years of profitability as an ultra low cost carrier. Contributor Michael Lothrop takes a ride down to Florida to sample their product offering.

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Giving Them Wings: The Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, GA

450 students doing five jumps each in two different parachutes — in less than three days. It’s impressive, and it happens at Ft. Benning almost every week.

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Delta Completes Second Phase of JFK Expansion

Delta Air Lines has unveiled the second phase of their expansion of JFK’s Terminal 4.

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Space Travel’s Biggest Benefit – World Peace? Why We Must Venture Further

Why do we travel to space? What if there was a reason greater than technological advancements and finding a home on other planets? Dare we say…


 
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The Apollo 17 spacecraft, containing astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, and Harrison H. Schmitt, glided to a safe splashdown at 2:25 p.m. EST on Dec. 19, 1972, 648 kilometers (350 nautical miles) southeast of American Samoa. The astronauts were flown by recovery helicopter to the U.S.S. Ticonderoga slightly less than an hour after the completion of NASA's sixth and last manned lunar landing in the Apollo program. (Photo by NASA)

Today in Aviation History: December 19th

The world's first airport opens near Paris, the last moon mission returns to earth, a Chalk's Ocean Airways crash is captured on video, and more...
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Gustave vs. the Wright Brothers: Who Was Really First?

For years, the Wright brothers’ first flight has been heatedly debated, with some historians claiming that Gustave Whitehead was actually the first. Here's what we know.
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PHOTOS: Touring the China Airlines Maintenance Hangar

While in Taipei recently, Contributor Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren had a chance to tour China Airlines maintenance hangar.
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The New York Times front page following the deadly midair collision in NYC

Today in Aviation History: December 16th

The midair collision of a United DC-8 and TWA Constellation over New York City, Concorde makes the first sub-3-hour Atlantic crossing, an Air Canada CRJ crashes, and more...
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A KLM 747, similar to the aircraft involved in the Flight 867 incident.

Today in Aviation History: December 15th

In a near disaster, KLM Flight 867 loses all engines temporarily after flying through a cloud of volcanic ash, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing merge, the Boeing 787 makes its first flight, and more..
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Photos: Etihad’s First 787-9 on its Second Flight Ever

On its second flight ever, not long before being delivered to Etihad, the airlines's first 787-9 is seen airborne over Seattle.
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Soaring NV’s gliders at Minden-Tahoe Airport – the LS4, two Duo Discus, two ASK-21s.
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Gone Gliding – Part Two

Howard Slutsken's gone gliding, and taking us along for the ride! Follow along as he guides us through the preflight process and take-off.
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Virgin America: Still the Best In Class?

Virgin America still maintains a clear edge; its product is competitive, and the vibe hasn't been replicated elsewhere. But other airlines are taking aim.
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