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A Real Solution to Suicide-Murder By Pilot? The 7 Past Incidents to Learn From

Posted March 27, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

What can be changed in order to prevent another Germanwings 9525 from happening? Is there a foolproof solution? We learn from these past events…

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On This Day in Aviation History: November 10th

Posted November 10, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

British Airways Concorde G-BOAD makes its last flight to JFK in 2003, Southern Airways Flight 49 is hijacked, Russian Lunokhod 1 is launched, the first European flight over one minute and more…






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On This Day in Aviation History: May 7th

Posted May 7, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

The Soviet Union proves that they shot down a U-2 spy plane after an American attempt to cover it up, Pacific Air Flight 773 crashes after a man shoots both pilots, Varig is founded, the Lockheed L-1011-500 enters service and more…






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On This Day in Aviation History: May 5th

Posted May 5, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

Cinco de Mayo is a busy day in aviation: Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space, Eastern Flight 855 narrowly averts near Miami, two unrelated hijackings on the same day in 1972, the merger of Air France with KLM and much more…






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C-17 Globemaster IIIs on a low-level training mission [by Staff Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, U.S. Air Force]
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September 15th in Aviation History

Posted September 15, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

The F-86 Sabre sets a world speed record, Wilbur Wright makes the first turn in an airplane, Nikita Khrushchev and a Tu-114 land at Andrews Air Force Base and more…






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