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Paul Mantz, Amelia Earhart, Harry Manning and Fred Noonan, Oakland, California, 

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Fred Noonan: More Than Just Amelia Earhart’s Navigator

Fred Noonan may be best known as Amelia Earhart’s navigator, but his contributions to aviation stretch far beyond that fateful flight.

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UN Week: New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year

Each September, the leaders of the world converge on New York City for what is known as UN Week. The many VIP aircraft that arrive during this time make this week a plane spotter’s paradise. Here is a look at where you should go to join in the fun and what you might see.

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Boeing and SpaceX Selected for NASA’s Next Human Spaceflight Program

Late Tuesday afternoon, NASA announced the selection of Boeing and SpaceX as the two spacecraft providers for the Commercial Crew Program. Flights are expected to begin by the middle of 2017.

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Is Flying in Africa Unsafe?

Aviation in Africa has a poor reputation for safety, but many African nations are stepping up efforts to improve flight safety in the continent.

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SimpliFlying Awards Honor the Best Airlines in Social Media

The Annual SimpliFlying Awards for Social Media Excellence were held last Friday in Brooklyn, NY. Take a look at who was recognized and what they have done.


 
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Perfect Weather On Tap For This Weekend’s Greenwood Lake Airshow

The 2014 Greenwood Lake Airshow is happening this weekend in West Milford, NJ. Airshow correspondant Scott Snorteland tells us what to expect at the show.
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LIVE: Watch “Rise of Independence,” Space Shuttle Raised Onto 747 in Houston

Watch live as the space shuttle replica Independence is raised and mounted onto the 747 shuttle carrier aircraft at Johnson Space Center.
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Is Qantas Really the Safest Airline?

Qantas history is scarred by at least seven fatal incidents prior to 1951, and the carrier has been perfect ever since. Its record is an outstanding one.
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Up Close and Personal with the Cast of Airplane Repo

Standing in a tight circle at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the cast of Discovery Channel's Airplane Repo looked like they could be ready to repossess an airplane or two.
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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: The Northeast

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: The Northeast!
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A Look Inside Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines recently opened its doors to give NYCA an inside look at how one of the largest airlines on the planet operates.
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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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New Hurricane Forecast: Time to Buy Bread & Milk, or Ticket to the Caribbean?

With only two named storms so far, many are wondering why we haven’t seen more action and if we can already breathe a proverbial sigh of relief.
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