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Myanmar Spitfire Hunter Still Optimistic Despite Negative Reports

Posted January 19, 2013 by AFP

An archaeologist searching for dozens of Spitfires said to be buried in Myanmar is playing down doubts about the existence of the trove.

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A Washington Herald cover photo captured Atwood's approach to the White House South Lawn. (Photo by G.V. Bock, via Library of Congress)
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Plane Lands on White House Lawn, Howard Hughes Sets Round-the-World Speed Record: July 14th in Aviation History

Posted July 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Harry Atwood lands his “Moth” biplane on the White House lawn, Howard Hughes sets a new round-the-world speed record, and more…

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A painting by Jean Baptiste Mauzaisse depicts French and Austrian forces at the Battle of Fleurus with the balloon l'Entreprenant in the background.
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April 2nd in Aviation History: France Establishes World’s First Air Force, Boeing 777 Sets Speed Record

Posted April 2, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An 18th century French balloon becomes the first military aviation vehicle, SAAB is founded in Sweden, a 777 sets a round-the-world speed record, Rakesh Sharma becomes the first Indian to visit space, and more…

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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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Today in Aviation History: February 25th

Posted February 25, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

First flight of the Douglas DC-9, a Turkish Airlines 737 crashes in Amsterdam, all flights in North America become smoke-free, TWA begins domestic 747 service, Chuck Yeager flies his last USAF sortie, and more…

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UK Orders 14 New Chinook Helicopters from Boeing in $1.6 Billion Deal

Posted August 22, 2011 by BNO News

British Defense Secretary Liam Foxon Monday announced that the Royal Air Force has agreed to buy more than a dozen new Chinook helicopters worth $1.64 billion for its mission in Afghanistan.

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Red Arrows Stunt Pilot Killed in England Airshow Crash

Posted August 21, 2011 by BNO News

A pilot of the UK Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team was killed on Saturday afternoon when his aircraft crashed after a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival in Dorset, the UK Ministry of Defense confirmed.

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NATO Launches First Attack Helicopter Missions in Libya

Posted June 5, 2011 by BNO News

NATO forces on early Saturday morning began using attack helicopters for the first time during military operations over Libya, the multinational force said.

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On This Day in Aviation History: May 5th

Posted May 5, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

Cinco de Mayo is a busy day in aviation: Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space, Eastern Flight 855 narrowly averts near Miami, two unrelated hijackings on the same day in 1972, the merger of Air France with KLM and much more…

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Royal Air Force Crew Safely Ejects From Burning Jet Off Coast of Scotland

Posted January 28, 2011 by BNO News

Two crew members from the UK RAF ejected their Tornado GR4 before it burst into flames and crashed in the sea off the west coast of Scotland during a routine training mission.

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