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"Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 Tropical KvW" by Konstantin von Wedelstaedt - http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singapore-Airlines/Boeing-747-412/0118307/L/.  via Wikimedia Commons
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Today in Aviation History: October 31st

Posted October 31, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Historically, Halloween has proven itself not the safest day to fly, as it is the anniversary of five airliner crashes killing a total of over 600 people, including EgyptAir Flight 990. It was also the day Ed Sullivan first met a young band called The Beatles in Heathrow Airport.

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Delta 777-200LR N702DN (Photo by Mark Lawrence)
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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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Today in Aviation History: October 24th

Posted October 24, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Concorde makes its final commercial flight, first flight of the Lockheed Martin F-35 prototype, and more…






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An American Airlines DC-3 at La Guardia Airport. (Photo by Matthew Smith)
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Today in Aviation History: October 23rd

Posted October 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A number of firsts today: First heavier-than-air flight in Europe, first use of a plane in warfare, first transcontinental service between New York and Los Angeles, an American Airlines DC-3 collides with a B-34 bomber, and more…






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Bellview Airlines 737 similar to the one in the 2005 crash [By Rolf Wallner via Wikimedia Commons]
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October 22nd in Aviation History

Posted October 22, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Bellview Airlines flight 210 crashes in Lagos, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers union is decertified, a BAC-111 prototype crashes and more…






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Comair Jet Crashes Off of Wrong Runway: August 27th in Aviation History

Posted August 27, 2014 by NYCA Admin

Today in 1910, air-to-ground radio transmission is born; 1913, the first loop-the-loop maneuver is performed; in 1939, the jet age begins with the first flight of the Heinkel 178; 2006, Comair 5191 crashes in Lexington, Kentucky.






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Douglas DC-8 Becomes First Supersonic Airliner: August 21 in Aviation History

Posted August 21, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A DC-8 dives into the record books, the first use of electric beacons for nighttime flights, a Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crashes, and more…






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Wilbur Wright takes off from Le Mans, France.
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August 8th in Aviation History: Wright Flyer’s First Europe Flight

Posted August 8, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Wright Flyer makes its first public flight, a small plane and a sightseeing helicopter collide over the Hudson River, and more…






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Coalition aircraft in formation over Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. From left to right: Qatari F-1 Mirage, French F-1C Mirage, US Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon, Canadian CF/A-18A Hornet and Qatari Alpha Jet. (Photo by US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Lee Corkran)
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August 7th in Aviation History: Operation Desert Shield Begins, First Flight of SpaceShipOne

Posted August 7, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

First flight of SpaceShipOne, Apollo 15 returns to Earth from the Moon, Operation Desert Shield begins, and more…






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August 6th in Aviation History: B-29 Superfortress Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

Posted August 6, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

The US drops first atomic bomb on Japan, Ted Williams returns to the Red Sox from Korea, Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Nebraska, and more.






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