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Pan Am Boeing 747-100 "Clipper Neptune's Car" (N742PA) seen in Zurich, 1985. (Photo by Eduard Mamet via wikimedia)
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Pan Am Grounds All Flights: December 4th In Aviation History

Posted December 4, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Pan Am ceases operations, Kuwaiti Airways Flight 221 is hijacked, the US Navy bombs Libya, and more…

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PATCO air traffic controllers picket outside of Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan.
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America’s Air Traffic Controllers Strike: August 3 in Aviation History

Posted August 3, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Today we look back at the 1981 Air Traffic Controllers Strike and mourn the worst accident ever involving a Boeing 707.

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Air-to-air photo of the Boeing 367-80 Dash 80, showing the aircraft passing over Washington's Olympic Peninsula. (Photo by Joe Parke, via Boeing)
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Boeing 707 Prototype Makes First Test Flight, First USSR-US Service Takes Off: July 15 in Aviation History

Posted July 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

1916: A timber merchant named William E. Boeing and a US Navy engineer named George Conrad Westervelt form a new aircraft company called the Pacific Aero Products Company. A year later it would be renamed Boeing Airplane Company. 1923: Dobrolyot, a Soviet state airline and predecessor of today’s Aeroflot, launches its first scheduled domestic service, […]

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April 8th in Aviation History: British Airways and Iberia Merge Business Operations, Engine Falls Off a BOAC 707

Posted April 8, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

British Airways and Iberia formally combine their businesses, an engine explodes and falls off of a BOAC Boeing 707 near Heathrow, a South African de Havilland Comet crashes in the Mediterranean, and more…

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Rendering of a Continental Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
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March 12th in Aviation History: Blizzard of 1993 Shuts Down Airports from Georgia to Nova Scotia

Posted March 12, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Southwest grounds 44 aircraft for inspection, a pair of B-52s fly around the world, an Air Vietnam DC-4 is shot down, and more…

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This B-47 Stratojet and its JATO bottles coughs its way into the sky, giving the runway some second-hand smoke.
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March 11th in Aviation History: Air Force Jet Nearly Nukes Georgia Coast

Posted March 11, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

China’s first privately owned airline takes off while Canadian airline JetsGo stops going, Japan gets their first 767 AWACS, a B-47 jettisons a nuke, and more…

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The X-15 became the first manned aircraft to exceed Mach 4 on this day in 1961.
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March 7th in Aviation History: The X-15 Breaks Mach 4, Kepler Space Observatory is Launched

Posted March 7, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The X-15 exceeds Mach 4, a British engineer flies in an inflatable airplane, the crashes of Northwest Flight 307, Garuda Indonesia Flight 200 and a Skymaster Airlines 707, and more…

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Photo of the Day: A V Australia Boeing 777-300ER (VH-VOZ) skips the drive-through at In-N-Out Burger on final approach to LAX
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Final Call: How a Simple Mistake Ruined a $240 Million Air Force Jet, American to Layoff 13,000 Employees

Posted February 2, 2012 by NYCA Admin

How a civilian contractor ruined an expensive USAF JSTARS surveillance plane, American wants to dump its pensions and lay off 13,000 workers, a new report says air safety has improved 93 percent, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: January 30th

Posted January 30, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

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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On This Day in Aviation History: January 24th

Posted January 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A bomb kills dozens at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow, the Department of Homeland Security is born, a B-52 crashes and drops two nuclear bombs on North Carolina, and more…

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