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Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster: January 28th in Aviation History

Posted January 28, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

The Space Shuttle Challenger explodes after launch, the crash of a TAME 727 in Colombia, a DC-3 chartered by the INS goes down in 1948 and more…

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A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 (reg D-AIKI) touches down at JFK Airport in New York. Photo by Tom Alfano.
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Lufthansa Is Founded, Ted Is Grounded: January 6 In Aviation History

Posted January 6, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Happy birthday to Lufthansa! United Grounds Ted, the US Marines take delivery of their first AV-8 Harrier and more…

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A Eurofighter Typhoon in flight.
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March 27th in Aviation History: Two 747s Collide in World’s Deadliest Aviation Disaster

Posted March 27, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The Tenerife disaster takes place, the Eurofighter Typhoon makes its first flight, Concorde flights to Miami begin, and more…

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Austrian Airlines restarted international flights with this Airbus A310, OE-LAA New York, from Vienna to JFK in 1989. (Photo by Joe Pries)
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March 26th in Aviation History: Austrian Airlines Resumes International Flights After Two Decade Hiatus

Posted March 26, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Happy Birthday to the late Swissair! Austrian Airlines resumes international service, an Arrow Air DC-10 drops some engine parts, Comair pilots launch an 89-day strike, and more…

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The Antonov An-225 Mriya CCCP-82060 is seen here with Buran strapped to its back during a demonstration at the 1989 Paris Air Show. (Photo by Ralf Manteufel)
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March 22nd in Aviation History: Antonov An-225 Mriya Sets Takeoff Weight Record Carrying Russian Space Shuttle

Posted March 22, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

The An-225 sets new world records while carrying Space Shuttle Buran, a USAir jet crashes at LaGuardia Airport in New York, a British Airways 747 is hijacked, and more…

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Austrian Airlines' first flight took place on this day in 1958
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March 18th in Aviation History: Austrian Airlines Launches Service

Posted March 18, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Europe’s first airplane takes flight, Austrian Airlines launches service, Delta offers voluntary severance to 30,000 employees, the crash of a Boeing 307 Stratoliner during a test flight, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: December 17th

Posted December 17, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Modern aviation is born as the Wright Brothers make the first powered flight. Other first flights on this date include the Douglas DC-3, the B-47 Stratojet and the Boeing 737-300, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: November 14th

Posted November 14, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

Female aviator Amy Johnson breaks a speed record, Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes with the Marshall University football team, the 747-8 program is launched, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: October 23rd

Posted October 23, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

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 more…

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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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