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An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on final approach to Boston Logan Airport. (Photo by Michael Philip Manheim/NARA)
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On This Day in Aviation History

August 5th in Aviation History: First American DC-10 Flight, Reagan Fires FAA Controllers

Posted August 5, 2014 by NYCA Admin

On this day in 1964, the Vietnam War’s first U.S. air operations take place. Terrorists attack Athens Airport in 1973. In 1981, Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers.

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SWAT Team members stormed Sunwing flight 772 to apprehend a passenger who expressed a desire to blow up the aircraft.
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Editorials

Analysis: A Navy SEAL Breakdown of the Sunwing SWAT Takedown

Posted July 29, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

When a SWAT Team stormed a diverted Sunwing flight, many people were shocked and frightened. Former Navy SEAL Rich Graham gives un an inside view into the tactical environment.

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Columnists

Terminal Madness: What is Airport Security? (Part Two)

Posted June 25, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Why can’t TSA exhibit common sense now and then? If we’re to believe that TSA screeners are well-trained professionals, why can’t they handle an occasional judgment call?

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A group of New York based aviation photographers hanging out at LAX last October, doing what we love. Photo courtesy Maggie Bradley.
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Blog

Throwback Thursday: Your Role in the Hobby of Plane Spotting

Posted May 8, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Many people have a preconceived notion that taking photos of airliners is illegal, harmful, or dangerous. They couldn’t be any more wrong.

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Pacific Southwest Airlines flight 182 was a Boeing 727-214 airliner that collided with a private Cessna 172 over San Diego, California on September 25, 1978.
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Events

TIMELINE: The Golden Age of Air Crimes

Posted March 19, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Despite what many young Americans seem to think, aircraft sabotage did not begin with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has been with us for decades. Following is a list of some of the worst air-related terrorist acts of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

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Wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland. (Photo by AP)
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On This Day in Aviation History

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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The Ukaegbus in happier times (left, via NYPost.com), an overview of Newark Liberty International Airport (right).
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Aviation News

Woman Calls In Airliner Bomb Hoax To Keep Husband From Leaving Her

Posted December 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Marital tip: When you falsely accuse your husband of being a terrorist, he probably isn’t coming home to reconcile.

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A Tianjin Airlines Embraer E190 (B-3156) similar to the hijacked plane. (Photo by Allen Zhao via wikimedia)
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Government News

Three Chinese Plane Hijackers Sentenced To Death

Posted December 13, 2012 by BNO News

Three men who attempted to hijack a Tianjin Airlines jet in northwestern China in June were sentenced to death on Tuesday.

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Rezwan Ferdaus mugshot.
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Government News

RC Airplane Terror Plotter Sentenced to 17 Years

Posted November 2, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Rezwan Ferdaus, the man who plotted to fly bomb-laden radio-controlled planes into landmarks, has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

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On This Day in Aviation History

First Bombing Of An Airliner: October 10 in Aviation History

Posted October 10, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Boeing 727 is shot down in the Congo, a United Airlines flight becomes the first victim of a bombing, and more…

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