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Today in Aviation History: October 30th

Posted October 30, 2014 by NYCA Admin

On this day in 1985, Space Shuttle Challenger is launched on what would be its final successful mission; in 1976 a Pan Am 747SP sets a speed record for a trans-polar round-the-world flight; in 1908, Henry Farman completes Europe’s first flight between two towns.

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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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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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The Post-Deregulation Skies: Don’t Call it a Comeback

Posted May 27, 2014 by Gabe Andino

The recent trend of airline consolidation has taken away the large variety of airlines we’ve grown accustomed to seeing over the years. We take a look back at some airlines that were “second acts” of carriers that failed during deregulation.

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Computer rendering of the KLM and Pan Am 747s colliding at Tenerife.
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WE GAAN: The Horror and Absurdity of History’s Worst Plane Crash

Posted March 27, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Like most other aviation calamities, the 583 people killed in 1977 when a KLM 747 struck a Pan Am 747 at Tenerife resulted not from a single error or failure, but from a chain of improbable errors and failures, together with a stroke or two of really bad luck.

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January 21st in Aviation History: First Concorde Passenger Flight, Cargolux Lands on Van and 40 More Events!

Posted January 21, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

The Concorde begins scheduled service for both British Airways and Air France, crashes of Galaxy Airlines 203, Pan Am 1104 and an Iranian 727. NASA’s Spirit rover ceases communication from Mars, and more…

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First Pan Am 747 Lands At Heathrow: January 12 in Aviation History

Posted January 12, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

The first Pan Am 747 makes its inaugural proving flight to London, two Space Shuttle launches, launch of the Deep Impact probe and more…

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A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 (reg D-AIKI) touches down at JFK Airport in New York. Photo by Tom Alfano.
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Lufthansa Is Founded, Ted Is Grounded: January 6 In Aviation History

Posted January 6, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Happy birthday to Lufthansa! United Grounds Ted, the US Marines take delivery of their first AV-8 Harrier and more…

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President Richard M. Nixon and Dr. James C. Fletcher, NASA Administrator, discuss the proposed Space Shuttle vehicle in San Clemente, California, on January 5, 1972. (Photo by NASA)
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Nixon Launches Space Shuttle Program: January 5 in Aviation History

Posted January 5, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

The Space Shuttle program is launched, Amelia Earhart is declared legally dead, Independence Air ceases operations, and more…

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Wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland. (Photo by AP)
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Pan Am Flight 103 Is Bombed: December 21st In Aviation History

Posted December 21, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Pan Am Flight 103 is bombed over Scotland, New York Airways begins helicopter flights from Manhattan’s Pan Am Building and more…

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Apollo 17 awaits launch at Cape Canaveral. (Photo by NASA)
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Pearl Harbor Attacked, Last Moon Mission Launched: December 7th In Aviation History

Posted December 7, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

“A day which will live in infamy,” air marshals shoot a passenger, a USAir employee deliberately crashes a plane, and more…

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