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It’s Back! New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year Returns for 2016

Posted September 14, 2016 by Ben Granucci

The New York City plane spotting extravaganza known as UN Week is back for another promising year starting this weekend.

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New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year Returns for 2015

Posted September 17, 2015 by Ben Granucci

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.

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Today in Aviation History: October 30th

Posted October 30, 2014 by NYCA Admin

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.

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

Posted September 17, 2014 by Ben Granucci

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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“Friendship One” 747SP (N454UA) has seen “fresher” days. Captured here sitting at ACY in 2005, this was also once N538PA while operating under Pan Am. (Photo by Tom Turner)
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On This Day in Aviation History: January 30th

Posted January 30, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

United’s 747SP “Friendship One” sets an around-the-world record, the crashes of Kenya Airlines 43 and Pan Am 806, Orville Wright passes away, and more…

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Boeing 747SP-Based Telescope Discovers Newborn Stars

Posted January 14, 2012 by Jason Major, UniverseToday.com

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.

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On This Day in Aviation History: October 26th

Posted October 26, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Pan Am enters the jet age with 707 service from New York to Paris. Also, first flight of the P-51 Mustang, the “newest” B-52 is delivered and more…

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“Friendship One” 747SP (N454UA) has seen “fresher” days. Captured here sitting at ACY in 2005, this was also once N538PA while operating under Pan Am. (Photo by Tom Turner)
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On This Day in Aviation History: January 30th

Posted January 30, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

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…

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