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An SR-71B Blackbird, NASA 831, slices across the snow-covered southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California after being refueled by an Air Force tanker during a 1994 flight. SR-71B was the trainer version of the SR-71. Notice the dual cockpit to allow the instructor to fly the airplane. (Photo by NASA)
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Last Flight of the SR-71 Blackbird: October 9 in Aviation History

Posted October 9, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The SR-71 Blackbird makes its final flight, Clement Ader flies the world’s first powered airplane, and more…

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Rendering of a Qatar Airways Airbus A350XWB. (Image by Fixion/Airbus)
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Today in Aviation History: February 27th

Posted February 27, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Qatar Airways gives Airbus an ultimatum over A350 design, a Ryanair crew has difficulty evacuating a plane, Lockheed Skunk Works engineer Kelly Johnson is born, and more…






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On This Day in Aviation History: December 22nd

Posted December 22, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

A failed shoe-bombing attempt on an American Airlines flight, the first flights of the Dassault Mirage F1, the Northrop HL-10, the SR-71 Blackbird and the Tupolev ANT-6, and more…






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A Sikorsky SH-3A, similar to these, set a distance record on a transcon flight on this day in 1965.
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On This Day in Aviation History: March 6th

Posted March 6, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Hooters Air begins operations, the crash of Air Algerie Flight 6239, a transcontinental speed record set by an SR-71, Japan flies the world’s heaviest passenger, a Sikorsky Sea King sets a distance record and more!






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