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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: October 24th

Posted October 24, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Concorde makes its final commercial flight, first flight of the Lockheed Martin F-35 prototype, and more…

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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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Editorials

#TBT: 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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Fat Albert takes off during a performance in a rainy Seattle in 2010. Photo by author
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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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Osama bin Laden is marked as "deceased" on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List web page following the US raid that left him dead.
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Military News

VIDEO: Navy Seal Mark Owen Credits Army Pilots for Success of Bin Laden Raid

Posted September 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

We thought we had a pretty good idea of the Army’s helicopter badassery during the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. We now know even more.

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U.S. Navy's ZMC-2 metal skinned airship.
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On This Day in Aviation History

Orville Wright is Born: August 19 in Aviation History

Posted August 19, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Happy birthday to Orville Wright! Also, first flight of the B-25 Mitchell, Russian space dogs Belka and Strelka orbit the earth, and more…

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Military News

Two US Sailors Missing in Oman Helicopter Crash Declared Dead

Posted July 22, 2012 by BNO News

Two American service members who were missing since a US Navy helicopter crashed in northern Oman last week have been declared dead.

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A rainbow is formed in the mist rising from the ocean as a Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (HM-15) MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter conducts mine countermeasures operations near Naval Air Station, Alameda, Calif. (Photo by John Gaffney/US Navy)
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Crashes

US Navy Helicopter Crashes in Oman

Posted July 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A US Navy helicopter crashed in Oman on Thursday. The condition of its five crewmembers was not immediately known.

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On This Day in Aviation History

Hubble Space Telescope is Launched, Longest Flight by a UAV: April 24th in Aviation History

Posted April 24, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on Space Shuttle Discovery, a Global Hawk UAV flies from California to Australia nonstop, heli-logging pioneers Columbia Helicopters is founded, LOT Polish Airlines launches service to New York, and more…

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Two Midwest Airlines Boeing 717s, N902ME and sister ship N904ME, taxiing to their gates at LaGuardia Airport. (Photo by Ron Peel)
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Pan Am Orders 25 Boeing 747s, Apollo 13 Suffers ‘A Problem’: April 13th in Aviation History

Posted April 13, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

“Houston, we have a problem.” Also, Republic Airways says it will dump the Midwest brand in favor of Frontier, Apollo an AeroUnion Airbus A300 crashes in Mexico, the Bremen makes the first westbound transatlantic crossing, and more…

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