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Coalition aircraft in formation over Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. From left to right: Qatari F-1 Mirage, French F-1C Mirage, US Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon, Canadian CF/A-18A Hornet and Qatari Alpha Jet. (Photo by US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Lee Corkran)
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August 7th in Aviation History: Operation Desert Shield Begins, First Flight of SpaceShipOne

Posted August 7, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

First flight of SpaceShipOne, Apollo 15 returns to Earth from the Moon, Operation Desert Shield begins, and more…

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(Photo by Manny Gonzalez)
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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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January 17th in Aviation History: British Airways Flight 38 Crash Lands at Heathrow

Posted January 17, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A British Airways 777 lands short of the runway at Heathrow, a B-52 collision peppers nukes over Spain, Operation Desert Storm begins in Iraq, and more…

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Kuwait Airways Airbus A300 destroyed during Iraqi invasion.
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Kuwait Airways Finally Wins Iraqi Compensation For Planes Destroyed During 1990 Invasion

Posted January 22, 2013 by AFP

Kuwait MPs Tuesday ratified a settlement deal under which Baghdad will pay $500 million for 10 plundered planes.

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This is Syria's only operational Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft (YK-ATA), seen here at Paris-Le Bourget Airport in 2009. It may have been used to transport Mil Mi-25 attack helicopters to Syria from Russia through Iraqi airspace. (Photo by twin-otter64 via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)
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Military News

Did Syria Transport Russian Attack Helicopters Through Iraqi Airspace?

Posted November 30, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

In late October, Syria asked Iraqi authorities to grant air access for a cargo plane transporting refurbed attack helicopters from Russia.

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An Iran Air Boeing 747SP. (Photo by Tom Alfano)
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Iraq Intercepts Iranian Plane Enroute to Syria

Posted October 29, 2012 by BNO News

Iraqi authorities on Saturday ordered a Syria-bound cargo plane to land in Baghdad to make sure it was not carrying weapons.

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Russian Mil Mi-28 demo flight at MAKS 2007. (Photo by Россин Денис Владимирович via Wikipedia)
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Iraq Buys Russian Attack Helicopters and Anti-Aircraft Missiles in $4.2 Billion Deal

Posted October 10, 2012 by BNO News

Iraq will purchase 30 Mil Mi-28NE attack helicopters and 42 Pantsir anti-aircraft weapon systems worth $4.2 billion.

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Turkish Sikorsky S-70 helicopter similar to the crashed aircraft. (Photo by Turkish Naval Forces)
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Turkish Paramilitary Helicopter Crash Near Iraq Border Kills Four

Posted July 23, 2012 by BNO News

A paramilitary helicopter crashed in southeastern Turkey late Sunday afternoon, killing four service members and injuring eight others.

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Patent drawing of the Aerial Steam Carriage soaring over the Thames River, circa 1843.
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March 28th in Aviation History: Aerial Steam Carriage Earns First Patent for a Propeller-Driven Aircraft

Posted March 28, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

William Samuel Henson’s Aerial Steam Carriage is granted a patent in 1843, Air France flies its last Caravelle service, Air Afrique is founded, first plane taken down by sabotage, and more…

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The first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental sits at Boeing Field after landing on its first test mission. (Photo by Brandon Farris)
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Today in Aviation History: March 20th

Posted March 20, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The passenger version of Boeing’s latest 747 takes flight, the botched takeoff of an Emirates A340 nearly ends in disaster, US and its allies invade Iraq, Amelia Earhart’s first attempt to circle the globe ends with a blown tire, and more…

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