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La Guardia Airport, seen in 1948. Visible is the airport’s, now closed, “skywalk” observation deck. Accessed for 10 cents admission, it raised $150,000 in dimes in the first year alone. Photo from the Peter Black collection, in care of Jon Proctor.
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Aviation News

La Guardia Turns 75: An In-Depth Look at the Airport’s Distinguished History

Posted October 15, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

On the 75th Anniversary of La Guardia Airport’s dedication, we take a deep look at its history in this heavily narrated photographic tour.

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The speed ring is highly visible on this 1932 Waco biplane, used by Texaco. (Photo by RuthAS)
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History of Engine Cowlings

Posted October 9, 2014 by David J. Williams

Rarely is much attention paid to one of the most important design aspects of modern jet engines: The cowlings. Aviation safety expert David J. Williams explores the history and development of the modern engine enclosure.






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737-924 N68821, Boeing's 8,000th 737 delivery. (Photo: Boeing)
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Editorials

Boeing 737: 8,000 and Counting

Posted April 23, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Boeing recently delivered the 8,000th 737. Mark Lawrence details the development and evolution of the world’s best-selling airliner.






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Pacific Southwest Airlines flight 182 was a Boeing 727-214 airliner that collided with a private Cessna 172 over San Diego, California on September 25, 1978.
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Events

TIMELINE: The Golden Age of Air Crimes

Posted March 19, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Despite what many young Americans seem to think, aircraft sabotage did not begin with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has been with us for decades. Following is a list of some of the worst air-related terrorist acts of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.






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Cessna 172 Skyhawk: An Insight Into The Facts and History

Posted October 9, 2013 by Daniel Mammone

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is one of the most successful general aviation airplanes worldwide, used extensively for flight training and recreational flying.






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The Collings Foundation's B-17G "Nine O Nine" Departing KOXC
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Celebrating World War II History With The Collings Foundation

Posted September 17, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Each year the Collings Foundation tours the United States with their B-17G, B-24J, and TP-51C on the Wings of Freedom tour. We caught up with them recently at a tour stop in Connecticut.






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British Airways Turns 90

Posted August 25, 2009 by NYCA Admin

The earliest forerunner of one of today’s greatest airlines introduced service 90 years ago today, using a World War I surplus bomber to move a single passenger, a delivery of leather and a brace of geese across the English Channel.






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American Airlines terminal at JFK. (Photo by Tom Alfano)
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American Airlines: Something Disgraceful in the Air

Posted July 30, 2006 by Tom Alfano

American Airlines has decided to scrap the landmark stained glass windows in their JFK terminal when it undergoes renovation, and Tom isn’t happy about it.






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