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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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(Photo by Art Brett)
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History

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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Awesome Vintage Aviation Photos: Welcome to New York!

Posted August 19, 2014 by John F. Ciesla

Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: LaGuardia!






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Covers of Newsday and the Daily News covering the TWA Flight 843 accident.
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On This Day in Aviation History

TWA L-1011 Veers Off the Runway and Catches Fire at JFK: July 30 in Aviation History

Posted July 30, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A TWA L-1011 aborts takeoff and burns at JFK while all 292 on board escape unharmed, an ANA 727 collides with a Japanese fighter, and more.






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English: Mounted under the fuselage of a modified Lockheed L-1011, the Orbital Sciences X-34 technology demonstrator is taken aloft for its first captive carry flight. (Photo by NASA/Tony Landis)
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Space News

Live Video: Pegasus Rocket Launch From an Lockheed L-1011 Airliner at 12:00 PM ET Wednesday

Posted June 13, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Pegasus rocket carrying the NuStar spacecraft is set to launch from the belly of a Lockheed L-1011 flying 40,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean at around 12:00 pm ET on Wednesday.






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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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Photo Gallery: Arrow Air Ceases Operations After 63 Years of Service

Posted July 1, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Arrow Air, the Miami-based cargo carrier with a long history of cargo, passenger and even aircraft leasing operations, grounded their fleet on Wednesday, concluding several years of financial gloom.






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