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On This Day in Aviation History: February 17th

Asiana Airlines is established in 1988, Aloha comes out of bankruptcy protection in 2006, the Turkish prime minister survives a plane crash in London in 1959, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.

US Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon takes off in 2010.

Sixth Boeing P-8A Poseidon Takes Flight

The fifth Boeing P-8A Poseidon made its first flight this week, the first Poseidon to fly since Boeing and the US Navy announced a new $1.6 billion contract for six of the heavily modified 737’s that are to replace the Navy's...
by Brandon Farris


On This Day in Aviation History: April 12th

A day of major space milestones: Russia Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space and the US launches the first Space Shuttle 20 years later. Also, a British Airways Concorde loses part of its rudder, the first passenger flig...
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October 17th in Aviation History

British Airways and Air France win their suit to allow Concorde to serve New York and the first US Navy aircraft carrier takeoff.
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An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on final approach to Boston Logan Airport. (Photo by Michael Philip Manheim/NARA)

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

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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