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Today in Aviation History: October 27th

Posted October 27, 2014 by NYCA Admin

Cuba shoots down a U-2 spy plane, NASA launches the first Saturn rocket, Air Mali is formed, and more…

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An artistic conception of the X-37B in Earth orbit. Credit: The U.S. Air Force
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USAF’s Super-Secret X-37B Approaches a Milestone

Posted April 9, 2014 by David Dickinson at Universe Today

A secretive mission will pass a quiet milestone at the end of this month when the U.S. Air Force’s unmanned spaceplane the X-37B surpasses 500 days in space.

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January 17th in Aviation History: British Airways Flight 38 Crash Lands at Heathrow

Posted January 17, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A British Airways 777 lands short of the runway at Heathrow, a B-52 collision peppers nukes over Spain, Operation Desert Storm begins in Iraq, and more…

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Wreckage of Lynyrd Skynyrd's crashed Convair 240.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour Plane Crashes in Mississippi: October 20 in Aviation History

Posted October 20, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed in a plane crash, a huge air race from England to Australia takes off, and more…

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A US Air Force Boeing VC-25 (SAM 29000) flies over Mount Rushmore. (Photo by US Air Force)
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Pentagon Frustrated With Boeing After Moving Air Force One Work to Texas

Posted September 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Pentagon has fired off a sternly-worded letter to Boeing regarding the airframer’s move of Air Force One repairs from Kansas to Texas.

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A U.S. Air Force Block 40 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft returns to the fight after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission over Iraq on June 10, 2008
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US Air Force Pilot Rescued After F-16 Crashes Into Ocean Near Japan

Posted July 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A US Air Force pilot was plucked out of the Pacific Ocean on Sunday after his F-16 jet went down 250 miles northeast of Japan’s Hokkaido Island.

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Video: Huge Air Force C-17 Cargo Jet Mistakenly Lands at Tiny Florida Airport

Posted July 21, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

The NJ-based crew of a huge Air Force C-17 Globemaster may be looking for work after mistakenly landing at a tiny airport in Florida.

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World’s First Jet Plane Takes Off in Nazi Germany: July 18 in Aviation History

Posted July 18, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The world’s first jet plane makes its first flight, John Glenn is born, the first female 747 captain takes off, and more.

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The C-124 Globemaster served as a transport workhorse well into the Vietnam War. (Photo by US Air Force)
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Alaska Wreckage Belongs to Air Force C-124 Globemaster Missing Since 1952

Posted June 28, 2012 by BNO News

The aircraft wreckage found on a glacier near Anchorage is believed to be a plane that went missing in 1952 with 52 people on board.

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Video: US Air Force Boeing X-37B Space Plane Lands at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Posted June 17, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

US Air Force footage of the secret X-37B space plane landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on June 16, 2012 at 5:48 AM local time. The plane’s mission has not been disclosed.

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