Posts Tagged ‘American Airlines’
 

 
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...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 

New Photo of the American Airlines 787-8 and Why the Plane is a Big Deal

There are just a few out there, but we have another exclusive American 787 photo! But what makes this one so special? We explain.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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Today in Aviation History: October 23rd

A number of firsts today: First heavier-than-air flight in Europe, first use of a plane in warfare, first transcontinental service between New York and Los Angeles, an American Airlines DC-3 collides with a B-34 bomber, and mor...
by NYCAviation Staff

 

 

More to Love: Southwest and Virgin America Launch New Service as Wright Amendment Ends

Southwest Airlines and Virgin America celebrated the inauguration of new non-stop service at Dallas Love Field on Monday as the Wright Amendment restrictions officially ended.
by Gabe Andino
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The Little Airport That Could: La Guardia’s Tri-Jet Heavies

The story of how widebody tri-jets showed up at LGA, and how they drifted away, as told and wonderfully illustrated by planespotters.
by Brian Futterman
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