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Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 eskimo tail. (Photo by Alaska Airlines)
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Military News

Fighter Jets Escort Alaska Airlines Plane to Seattle After Hijack Warning

Posted January 18, 2013 by AFP

Two F-15s escorted an Alaska Airlines flight to SeaTac Thursday after an anonymous caller told the FBI that a passenger could be a hijacker.

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Round 2: F-16 Intercepts Two Planes During President’s Chicago Visit

Posted August 13, 2012 by BNO News

Similar to the recent intercepts in New York, two aricraft have been intercepted by a U.S. fighter jet during Obama’s recent visit to Chicago as well.

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A McDonnell Douglas F-15C-35-MC Eagle out of the 71st Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Wing, at Langley Air Force Base, Va., flies over Washington D.C. (Photo by U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers)
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Two Planes Met By F-15s Upon Entering President’s Airspace Over New York and Connecticut

Posted August 7, 2012 by BNO News

Fighter jets intercepted two planes that strayed into President Obama’s airspace during a campaign visit to Connecticut and New York Monday.

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An America West Boeing 737-100 (N708AW) spotted at San Jose International Airport in 1993. (Photo by Torsten Maiwald via Wikimedia Commons)
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On This Day in Aviation History

America West Begins Flying, Boeing Merges With McDonnell Douglas: August 1 in Aviation History

Posted August 1, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Happy birthday NORAD, America West Airlines and ALM-Antillean Airlines. Boeing and McDonnell Douglas merge, Gary Powers dies, and more…

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United Airlines Flight 956 track. (Map by FlightAware.com)
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Airline News

United Flight Diverted to Boston Due to Bomb Scare

Posted July 31, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A United flight from Newark to Geneva diverted to Boston with a NORAD escort Tuesday night after a suspicious device was found onboard.

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Flight path of US Airways Flight 787
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Airline News

Fighter Jets Scrambled to Intercept US Airways Flight Over Maine [UPDATED]

Posted May 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Fighter jets from the Maine Air National Guard were scrambled to intercept a US Airways jet Tuesday morning.

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Flight path of the twin-engine Cessna 421, N48DL. (Map by FlightAware.com)
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Government News

Unconscious Pilot at Controls of Plane Over Gulf of Mexico

Posted April 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Two F-15 pilots Thursday morning discovered that the pilot of a plane flying aimlessly over the Gulf of Mexico was apparently unconscious.

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FAA diagram showing restricted areas around Los Angeles during President Obama's visit.
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Marijuana-Filled Cessna Intercepted After Flying Too Close to Air Force One

Posted February 16, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A small plane that flew too close to Air Force One near Los Angeles Thursday morning was intercepted and found to be carrying marijuana.

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Cessna Intercepted by F-15′s Near Camp David After Violating Restricted Airspace

Posted July 10, 2011 by BNO News

Two fighter jets on Saturday intercepted two small planes near Camp David, where President Barack Obama is spending the weekend.

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Pilot Attempting to Impress Woman Intercepted by F-16s After Straying Into Mexican Airspace

Posted July 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Nothing turns on a lady more than flying your Cessna into the crosshairs of a heavily-armed supersonic fighter jet.

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