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Rendering of a Qatar Airways Airbus A350XWB. (Image by Fixion/Airbus)
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On This Day in Aviation History

February 27th in Aviation History: The Father of Area 51 is Born and A Bumbling Ryanair Evacuation

Posted February 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

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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TAM Brasil Airbus A330-200 (PT-MVB) touches down in Miami
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Final Call: Air Force One Burns $180K An Hour, Drunk Flight Attendant Forces Flight Cancellation

Posted February 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

New numbers from the Pentagon reveal how much it costs to fly Air Force One, a flight attendant had a few too many drinks on a trip to North Dakota, United wants Boeing to pay up over 787 delivery delays, and more…

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February 22nd in Aviation History: Airbus A320 Makes its First Flight, Man Tries to Crash Delta DC-9 Into the White House

Posted February 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Airbus A320 makes its maiden test flight, Samuel Byck attempts to hijack a Delta DC-9 to crash it into the White House, a plane breaks the 100 mph for the first time, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: February 3rd

Posted February 3, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Day the Music Died: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson are killed in a plane crash. Also, a US Marines jet slices down a cable car in Italy, Lufthansa launches the first regular transatlantic airmail service and more…

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Photo of the Day: A V Australia Boeing 777-300ER (VH-VOZ) skips the drive-through at In-N-Out Burger on final approach to LAX
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Final Call: How a Simple Mistake Ruined a $240 Million Air Force Jet, American to Layoff 13,000 Employees

Posted February 2, 2012 by NYCA Admin

How a civilian contractor ruined an expensive USAF JSTARS surveillance plane, American wants to dump its pensions and lay off 13,000 workers, a new report says air safety has improved 93 percent, and more…

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Photo of the Day: A Volga-Dnepr Antonov An-124 RA-82078 staring at us from Leipzig. Photo by Sebastian G.
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Final Call: Musical Merger Talks as Delta Considers Buying US Airways, New UAV Resembles Giant Sperm

Posted January 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Delta now talking about buying US Airways, a supersonic RAF fighter shook the bloody bejeesus out of northern England, SFO opens a yoga studio, and more…

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Photos and Video: Onboard the New England Patriots Awesome C-5 Galaxy Flyover

Posted January 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

We love flyovers no matter what teams are involved. Watch the Air Force’s largest jet perform a loud and low pass over Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

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On This Day in Aviation History: December 27th

Posted December 27, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

Apollo 8 splashes down after orbiting the Moon, US planes bomb a volcano to divert a lava flow, a Scandinavian Airlines flight crashes in Stockholm, and more…

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A C-24 Globemaster's cargo doors open up to swallow its payload.
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On This Day in Aviation History: December 20th

Posted December 20, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

A Continental 737 slides off the runway and burns at Denver, the first flight of the Delta Dagger, the first flight over Antarctica, and more…

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B-2 Spirit, one aircraft of which will not be seen in the 2012 airshow season. (Photo by Brandon Farris)
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New US Air Force Budget Grounds Airshow Demonstration Teams

Posted December 2, 2011 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

The Pentagon’s cost-cutting measures will not only disappoint millions of fans, but could jeopardize the entire airshow business nationwde.

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