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DOJ’s “Collusion”: You Scratch My Airplane’s Back, I’ll Scratch Yours

Posted July 7, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

The Department of Justice’s charges of collusion at multiple airlines should come as no surprise to the ironic actions of none other than…
The Department of Justice.

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The Apollo 17 spacecraft, containing astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, and Harrison H. Schmitt, glided to a safe splashdown at 2:25 p.m. EST on Dec. 19, 1972, 648 kilometers (350 nautical miles) southeast of American Samoa. The astronauts were flown by recovery helicopter to the U.S.S. Ticonderoga slightly less than an hour after the completion of NASA's sixth and last manned lunar landing in the Apollo program. (Photo by NASA)
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: December 19th

Posted December 19, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

The world’s first airport opens near Paris, the last moon mission returns to earth, a Chalk’s Ocean Airways crash is captured on video, and more…

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Airline News

Boeing 747 Flies Once More From Minneapolis-St. Paul

Posted December 2, 2014 by Jeremy Dando

In November, Delta added two domestic MSP-ATL 747 flights on Thanksgiving weekend. Spotters took notice, and several booked a rare domestic date with the Queen.

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Today in Aviation History: October 29th

Posted October 29, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

The US Dept. of Justice approves the Delta/Northwest merger, John Glenn becomes the oldest man to enter space, a plane carrying the California Polytechnic State University football team crashes, and more…

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Columnists

Smoke In The Cockpit: A True Story of Danger and Hilarity

Posted April 9, 2012 by Patrick Smith

A routine flight is plunged into weirdness after the crew smells smoke. How to deal with a possible emergency — not to mention a plane full of obsessed Japanese tourists.

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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 6th

Posted May 6, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

The Hindenburg Disaster in Lakehurst, New Jersey ends the era of the airship. Several firsts, such as PSA’s inaugural flight, United’s flights between NY and San Francisco, first flight of the P-47 Thunderbolt, and TWA’s delivery of the Boeing 307 Stratoliner, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: December 3rd

Posted December 3, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

NASA loses contact with the Mars Polar Lander, a Northwest DC-9 and 727 collide in Detroit in 1990, Pioneer sends back high-res photos of Jupiter, the Mk5 Sea Vampire becomes the first jet to land on an aircraft carrier, and more…

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Joseph Kittinger's record-breaking skydive from 102,800 feet (31,300 m). (Photo by US Air Force)
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Joe Kittinger Skydives From 102,800 Feet: August 16th in Aviation History

Posted August 16, 2010 by NYCAviation Staff

The 82nd Airborne Division is formed, First flight of the Junkers Ju 287, the crashes of Northwest Flight 255 and West Caribbean Airways Flight 708,

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Pinnacle Airlines served Northwest Airlines regional operations since they bought the company from Republic in 1986, and would later merge with Delta. (Photo by Matthew Smith)
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Aviation News

Delta Air Lines Sells Mesaba and Compass Regional Subsidiaries

Posted July 2, 2010 by BNO News

Delta on Thursday announced it has entered into definitive agreements to sell two of its regional airline subsidiaries, Mesaba Airlines and Compass Airlines.

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