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January 19th in Aviation History: Jet Airways Becomes Largest Indian Airline and More

Posted January 19, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Jet Airways buys Air Sahara to become India’s largest domestic airline, Howard Hughes sets a new transcontinental speed record, Jules Vedrine lands his plane on top of a Paris department store, and more…

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A Washington Herald cover photo captured Atwood's approach to the White House South Lawn. (Photo by G.V. Bock, via Library of Congress)
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Plane Lands on White House Lawn, Howard Hughes Sets Round-the-World Speed Record: July 14th in Aviation History

Posted July 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Harry Atwood lands his “Moth” biplane on the White House lawn, Howard Hughes sets a new round-the-world speed record, and more…

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The first FedEx aircraft to carry a package, a Dassault Falcon 20 (N8FE), on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Christopher Owens)
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FedEx Begins Flying Packages, Woman Pilot Circumnavigates Globe: April 17th in Aviation History

Posted April 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

FedEx begins operations, Apollo 13 returns safely to earth, Jerrie Mock becomes the first woman to fly around the world solo, Howard Hughes sets a transcontinental speed record, and more…

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Aero L-29 Delfin on display at the Museum of Hungarian Aviation.
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April 5th in Aviation History: The Death of Howard Hughes, Czechoslovakia’s First Jet Flies

Posted April 5, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Howard Hughes dies, North Korea launches a satellite, Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2311 crashes in Georgia, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: November 2nd

Posted November 2, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Howard Hughes flies the Spruce Goose for the first and only time, the ISS gets its first residents and more…

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