Posts Tagged ‘La Guardia Airport’

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Photos & Video: La Guardia Circa 1947 Teaches of Airport’s Additional Runways & United DC-4 Crash

Posted February 25, 2016 by Phil Derner Jr.

Old school LGA video gives the chance for a to learn about the crash of United Flight 521 and President Truman’s Air Force One.

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Over the Edge: How Safe Are LaGuardia’s ‘Short’ Runways?

Posted May 19, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

For decades, La Guardia Airport has been known for its short runways. Are they truly safe for us to takeoff and land on?

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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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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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(Photo by Art Brett)

The Little Airport That Could: La Guardia’s Tri-Jet Heavies

Posted August 28, 2014 by Brian Futterman

The story of how widebody tri-jets showed up at LGA, and how they drifted away, as told and wonderfully illustrated by planespotters.

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The Logbook: Another Air France A330 Atlantic Emergency

Posted November 30, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

In today’s daily digest, an eerie near-repeat of Air France 447 as its replacement flight declares Mayday over the Atlantic! Also, Atlantis comes home with amazing photos and video, a woman calls in a bomb threat for a very sane reason, a FedEx plane gives a Southwest winglet a manicure and more!

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