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Pan Am Boeing 747-100 "Clipper Neptune's Car" (N742PA) seen in Zurich, 1985. (Photo by Eduard Mamet via wikimedia)
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Pan Am Grounds All Flights: December 4th In Aviation History

Posted December 4, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Pan Am ceases operations, Kuwaiti Airways Flight 221 is hijacked, the US Navy bombs Libya, and more…

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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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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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A Pan American Sikorsky S-42 flying boat taking off. (Photo by US Navy)
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Pan Am Begins First Mainland Flights to Hawaii, Harriet Quimby First Woman to Fly Across English Channel: April 16th in Aviation History

Posted April 16, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Pan Am flies from San Francisco to Hawaii with a Sikorsky S-42 flying boat, Harriet Quimby crosses the English Channel, Apollo 16 launches for the Moon, Canada forms its first air force, and more…

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One of the more interesting deals in the airline business involves Minnesota-based Sun Country and Amsterdam-based Transavia, who swap airplanes during their respective slow seasons. Right now it's Sun Country's turn, operating this Boeing 737-800 (PH-HZI) out of Minneapolis in a hybrid Transavia livery. (Photo by Doug Lambert)
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Final Call: India in Talks to Build Regional Jet, Man Builds Pan Am 747 in Garage

Posted March 30, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A true aviation geek has converted his garage into a replica Pan Am 747 cabin, India wants to build its own regional jet, two TSA agents bust up a Miami hotel room, and more…

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A Eurofighter Typhoon in flight.
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March 27th in Aviation History: Two 747s Collide in World’s Deadliest Aviation Disaster

Posted March 27, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The Tenerife disaster takes place, the Eurofighter Typhoon makes its first flight, Concorde flights to Miami begin, and more…

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A US Airways Fokker stored in the desert.
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March 15th in Aviation History: Fokker Stops Building Planes After 84 Years

Posted March 15, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Fokker quits building planes, Pan Am launches Airbus A300 service, and more…

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Pan Am's first office in Key West is marked by a sign
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March 14th in Aviation History: Pan Am is Founded in Key West

Posted March 14, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Pan American Airways is founded, the first American flies a Russian spacecraft, a number of US boxers are killed in a LOT Poland crash, and more…

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JetBlue Airbus A320 known as "Blue Sapphire" (N568JB). (Photo by Matt Molnar)
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On This Day in Aviation History: February 11th

Posted February 11, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The first African American flight attendant is hired, JetBlue begins operations, United completes Pan Am purchase, Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314 crashes and much more.

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Final Call: Modern UAVs Grounded in Favor of 1950s Spy Planes, Psychics Say Apollo 16 Met Moon Men

Posted January 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Obama Administration plans to ground the Global Hawk in favor of the U-2, ATR is destroying Bombardier in the turboprop market, Syria orders dozens of fighter trainers, and more…

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Bump Holman stands in front of the DC-3 with Lee Pike, his first flight instructor and first co-pilot with the Dodgers in 1954. Holman got his commercial pilot’s license at the age of 18. Photo by Barney Stein 	     	The Brooklyn Dodgers Convair 440 Metropolitan twin-engine plane was purchased on January 4, 1957. The Dodgers took delivery of the plane in mid-March. At the time of purchase, Dodger President Walter O’Malley announced to Associated Press, “This is the first time a major league club has bought an airplane.” 	     	Dodger President Walter O’Malley and Dodger Director Bud Holman are on the steps of the 44-seat Dodger Convair 440 Metropolitan twin-engine plane. Holman’s son Bump is visible in the cockpit window. O’Malley added to the order of Eastern Air Lines to purchase the plane directly through the Convair factory, with the assistance of his friend Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, President of Eastern. Bud Holman served as a Director of the Dodgers and was Eastern’s representative at the Vero Beach Airport. 	     	The Dodgers became the first major league baseball team to own their own airplane, as they purchased a Convair 440 Metropolitan twin-engine. From left to right, Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, President of Eastern Air Lines, Dodger Director Bud Holman, Dodger President Walter O’Malley and Dodger Director James Mulvey show a model of the Convair 440. The Dodgers made the purchase of the airplane on January 4, 1957, piggybacking on Rickenbacker’s order of airplanes for Eastern.
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On This Day in Aviation History: January 4th

Posted January 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A day of firsts: The Brooklyn Dodgers become the first baseball team to buy a plane, Pan Am launches the first all-cargo transatlantic service, a pope flies on a plane for the first time, Sputnik 1, the first satellite, falls out of orbit, and more…

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