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Airline News

So Long, Senior Fleet

Posted September 30, 2016 by Justin Schlechter

Today marks the end of an era as Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways flies its last scheduled passenger 747-400 flight and retires the final 3 aircraft. Columnist Justin Schlecter takes a look back at his 7 years spent flying the 747 in the right seat for Cathay.

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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)
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: December 19th

Posted December 19, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

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…

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Editorials

Shot From The Sky: This Wasn’t The First Time

Posted July 21, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Last week’s shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shocked the world. But it is far from the first time that an airliner has been shot down.

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: December 22nd

Posted December 22, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

A failed shoe-bombing attempt on an American Airlines flight, the first flights of the Dassault Mirage F1, the Northrop HL-10, the SR-71 Blackbird and the Tupolev ANT-6, and more…

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Aviation News

Video: On Board the US Air Force Doomsday Plane

Posted June 8, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Diane Sawyer gets an unprecedented look inside the E-4B Nightwatch, aka the Doomsday Plane, the 747 built to keep the nation’s command and control structure operational from the air if ground bases are rendered useless by a nuclear attack.

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Belly landings with all surviving are wonderful news, but not that exciting when the pilot forgot the plane needed wheels to land.
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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: February 4th

Posted February 4, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

Charles Lindbergh is born in 1902! PIA Flight 300 lands on its belly, ANA Flight 60 crashes mysteriously, Kenya Airways starts service and more…

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