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The Evolution of Engine Starting: From Hand-Propping to Button Pushing

Posted March 6, 2015 by David J. Williams

For many of us, our first understanding on how to start an airplane was when Bugs Bunny started the engines of the “World’s Largest Airplane” in Hare Lift (FF to 2:04). With a simple push of a button, all of the radial engines were up and running. And as ridiculous as that was, in the […]

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Gustave vs. the Wright Brothers: Who Was Really First?

Posted December 17, 2014 by Melanie Rivera

For years, the Wright brothers’ first flight has been heatedly debated, with some historians claiming that Gustave Whitehead was actually the first. Here’s what we know.






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Sabena MD-11 at Newark Airport, circa 2000. (Photo by Tom Turner)
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Today in Aviation History: November 7th

Posted November 7, 2014 by NYCA Admin

A Wright Flyer completes the first air freight flight, BOAC retires its last flying boat, Sabena flies for the last time, and more…






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Wilbur Wright takes off from Le Mans, France.
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August 8th in Aviation History: Wright Flyer’s First Europe Flight

Posted August 8, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Wright Flyer makes its first public flight, a small plane and a sightseeing helicopter collide over the Hudson River, and more…






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U.S. Navy's ZMC-2 metal skinned airship.
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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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Cover of the New York Daily News featuring death of Thurman Munson.
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Thurman Munson Plane Crash, Army Buys First Wright Flyer: August 2 in Aviation History

Posted August 2, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The US Army takes delivery of its first airplane, Delta Flight 191 crashes in Dallas, Thurman Munson dies in a plane crash, and more…






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A Washington Herald cover photo captured Atwood's approach to the White House South Lawn. (Photo by G.V. Bock, via Library of Congress)
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Plane Lands on White House Lawn, Howard Hughes Sets Round-the-World Speed Record: July 14th in Aviation History

Posted July 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Harry Atwood lands his “Moth” biplane on the White House lawn, Howard Hughes sets a new round-the-world speed record, and more…






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The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1-2 sits on the Rogers Dry Lakebed at Muroc Air Force Base, California in 1949.
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Today in Aviation History: March 10th

Posted March 10, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The first flight to exceed 1,000 mph, US forces firebomb Tokyo, the world’s first nighttime flight, and more…






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The LZ-129 Hindenburg, the famous Zeppelin, at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in 1936.
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Today in Aviation History: March 4th

Posted March 4, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

American Airlines begins DC-4 cross country flights, the Hindenburg makes its first flight, Herbert Hoover becomes the first civilian to break the sound barrier, and more…






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On This Day in Aviation History: December 17th

Posted December 17, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Modern aviation is born as the Wright Brothers make the first powered flight. Other first flights on this date include the Douglas DC-3, the B-47 Stratojet and the Boeing 737-300, and more…






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