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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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Video: Watch DC-10 Fire Tanker Nose Dive Over a Mountain

Posted September 15, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Fire trucks are cool. Airliners are cool, too. Combine the two, using an aircraft type that we don’t get to see much of these days, and you have the DC-10 Fire Tanker. Three of them are in existence (910, 911 and 912), and they are capable of spreading fire retardant over a mile long, a […]

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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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Bleriot XI begins a flight over the Alps circa 1913.
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On This Day in Aviation History

Happy Birthday Captain Sully! January 23 in Aviation History

Posted January 23, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Chesley Sullenberger is born, Charles Lindbergh tells Congress to make peace with Hitler, a World Airways DC-10 crashes in Boston, more…

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United Flight 232 on final descent, with visible damage to its tail.
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On This Day in Aviation History

United Airlines Flight 232 Miracle Crash Landing: July 19 in Aviation History

Posted July 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

United Airlines Flight 232 crash lands in Sioux City, Iowa after an amazing feat of airmanship by its captain and crew, TWA begins showing in-flight movies, and more…

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This FedEx DC-10 (N306FE) was involved in an attempted hijacking in 1994. (Photo by JoePriesAviation.net)
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On This Day in Aviation History

April 7th in Aviation History: Disgruntled FedEx Pilot Attempts to Crash DC-10, Astronauts Make First Shuttle Spacewalk

Posted April 7, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Auburn Calloway attempts to take down a Federal Express DC-10, Story Musgrave and Don Peterson become the first astronauts to perform a space shuttle spacewalk, history’s first midair collision takes place over France, and more…

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Austrian Airlines restarted international flights with this Airbus A310, OE-LAA New York, from Vienna to JFK in 1989. (Photo by Joe Pries)
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On This Day in Aviation History

March 26th in Aviation History: Austrian Airlines Resumes International Flights After Two Decade Hiatus

Posted March 26, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Happy Birthday to the late Swissair! Austrian Airlines resumes international service, an Arrow Air DC-10 drops some engine parts, Comair pilots launch an 89-day strike, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: December 17th

Posted December 17, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Modern aviation is born as the Wright Brothers make the first powered flight. Other first flights on this date include the Douglas DC-3, the B-47 Stratojet and the Boeing 737-300, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: October 18th

Posted October 18, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Boeing unveils its Birds of Prey stealth fighter program, Pan Am and American swap aircraft, and more…

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Airline News

Dutch Authorities Covered Up Cause of 1992 Martinair DC-10 Crash in Portugal: Report

Posted February 15, 2011 by BNO News

The real cause of a 1992 Martinair plane crash in Portugal was covered up and was actually caused by pilot error rather than bad weather conditions, according to a new report published on Monday.

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