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A MetroJet Boeing 737-200 (N282AU(. (Photo by Konstantin von Wedelstaedt via Wikipedia)
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US Airways Scraps MetroJet, Cathay Pacific is Founded, First All-Instruments Flight: September 24 in Aviation History

Posted September 24, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

US Airways announces the end of MetroJet, Cathay Pacific Airlines is formed, Jimmy Doolittle makes the first all-instrument flight, more…

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U.S. Navy's ZMC-2 metal skinned airship.
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Orville Wright is Born: August 19 in Aviation History

Posted August 19, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Happy birthday to Orville Wright! Also, first flight of the B-25 Mitchell, Russian space dogs Belka and Strelka orbit the earth, and more…

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Closeup of the Space Shuttle Challenger STS-6 patch.
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April 4th in Aviation History: Space Shuttle Challenger’s Maiden Spaceflight

Posted April 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Space Shuttle Challenger makes her maiden spaceflight, a US Air Force C-5 crashes in Vietnam, the USS Akron airship crashes near New Jersey, and more…

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An American Airlines Douglas DC-4.
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March 4th in Aviation History: American Begins Flying the Douglas DC-4 on Cross-Country Flights

Posted March 4, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

American Airlines begins DC-4 cross country flights, the Hindenburg makes its first flight, Herbert Hoover becomes the first civilian to break the sound barrier, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: November 4th

Posted November 4, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Milestone: The first ever airship flight is completed between England and France. Tragedies: China Airlines and Bali Air Service flights overrun runways, and Balkan Bulgaran Airlines and Iberia flights crash while performing approaches.

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On This Day in Aviation History: November 2nd

Posted November 2, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Howard Hughes flies the Spruce Goose for the first and only time, the ISS gets its first residents and more…

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TSA Fires ‘Get Your Freak On’ Screener, America’s Secret UAV Base in Ethiopia: Final Call

Posted October 27, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Jack the Cat has been found! But he’s sick! Also, TSA has fired the screener who left an inappropriate note in a woman’s suitcase, another Air France strike, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: October 19th

Posted October 19, 2011 by NYCA Admin

TWA flies its first scheduled nonstop transcontinental service, Dallas Love Field is opened by the Army, aviation pioneer Eugene Ely is killed, and more…

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Goodyear Blimp Bursts Into Flames and Crashes, Killing Pilot

Posted June 14, 2011 by BNO News

A Goodyear blimp burst into flames Sunday evening in the western region of Germany, killing the pilot, while three passengers were able to survive the accident, local media reported.

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On This Day in Aviation History: May 6th

Posted May 6, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

The Hindenburg Disaster in Lakehurst, New Jersey ends the era of the airship. Several firsts, such as PSA’s inaugural flight, United’s flights between NY and San Francisco, first flight of the P-47 Thunderbolt, and TWA’s delivery of the Boeing 307 Stratoliner, and more…

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