The New York City plane spotting extravaganza known as UN Week is back for another promising year starting this weekend.
It’s almost time again for New York City’s greatest plane spotting week of the year. UN Week is a little later than usual this year, but promises to be just as exciting.
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.
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.
The NASA SOFIA airborne telescope has uncovered a cluster of newborn stars within a giant cloud of gas and dust 6,400 light-years from Earth.
United’s 747SP “Friendship One” sets an around-the-world record, the crashes of Kenya Airlines 431, Pan Am 806, and disappearances of a Varig 707F and a British Tudor, and more…