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On This Day in Aviation History

August 6th in Aviation History: B-29 Superfortress Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

Posted August 6, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

The US drops first atomic bomb on Japan, Ted Williams returns to the Red Sox from Korea, Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Nebraska, and more.

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The Top 10 Best of Everything at EAA AirVenture 2011

Posted July 31, 2014 by Matt Molnar

With NYCAviation once again attending EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, we decided to take a look back at the last time we were there in 2011.






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Aviation News

Budget Woes to Blunt the Blues? Blue Angels May Get the Ax

Posted January 31, 2013 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

The US Blue Angels jet team may be facing the ax if Congress fails to stop the nation from going over the fiscal cliff.






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A North American PBJ-1H Mitchell bomber of U.S. Marine Corps bomber squadron VMB-613 with its bomb bay doors open. (Photo by US Marine Corps)
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US Recovers Remains of 7 Marines Missing Since World War II Plane Crash

Posted October 4, 2012 by BNO News

The remains of seven US Marines who went missing when their aircraft crashed in Vanuatu in 1944 have been returned to their families.






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The US Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35C, conducts a test flight over the Chesapeake Bay. (Photo by US Navy)
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Why the Pentagon’s New Fighter Jet Will Now Cost More Than $1 Trillion

Posted March 28, 2012 by Cora Currier, ProPublica

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is slated to replace nearly all of the other tactical jets in the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. But getting there is going to be slow and expensive, as a new government report details.






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The Day the Music Died memorial at the crash site near Clear Lake, Iowa.
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Today 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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Two Marines Rescued After Fighter Jet Crash off Mexican Coast

Posted August 11, 2011 by BNO News

Two U.S. Marines were rescued safely after their F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet crashed off Mexico’s Pacific coast on late Wednesday evening, officials said on Thursday.






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US Marine Killed in Helicopter Crash Off Hawaii, Three Injured

Posted April 1, 2011 by BNO News

A U.S. Marine Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion crashed off the coast of Hawaii killing one person and injuring another three, officials said Wednesday.






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On This Day in Aviation History: February 3rd

Posted February 3, 2011 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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Air Force One 29000 on final approach to JFK Airport. Photo by Eric Dunetz
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PHOTOS: Air Force One, Marine One and Air Force Two Visit New York on Earth Day

Posted April 23, 2010 by NYCA Admin

No matter what you might think of the guys on board, it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t think the meticulously polished aircraft used to transport the President and Vice President of the United States are among the prettiest you’ll ever see.






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