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Early aviation history

Early aviation history

Actor Cliff Robertson signals success after he test-piloted a replica of an airplane challenging the Wright brothers' status as the first to fly on Friday morning, July 11, 1986 in a tethered test flight at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, Conn. The aircraft, in the test flight, rose …

April 16, 2014 9:34 am
First flight across the English Channel

First flight across the English Channel

A plane piloted by Louis Bleriot, the French aviator, is shown after crossing the English Channel, July 25, 1909. (AP Photo)

July 25, 2013 11:58 am
Pilot accused of ferrying illegal immigrants to Chandler

Pilot accused of ferrying illegal immigrants to Chandler

A pilot is accused of using the Bisbee-Douglas International Airport to smuggle illegal immigrants to the Phoenix area.

May 25, 2013 12:00 am Related
The Aspen Fire in 2003

The Aspen Fire in 2003

An air tanker's retardant is spread ahead of flames early in the fire's progress. But the fire soon made such efforts look puny.

May 07, 2013 11:13 am

Possible 9/11 plane landing-gear part found in NYC

NEW YORK — A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that once prompted virulent national debate abou…

April 26, 2013 9:04 pmLoading…
Neil Armstrong: First man on the moon

Neil Armstrong: First man on the moon

Photo shows Neil A. Armstrong, on April 17, 1964, when he was an X15 pilot. (AP Photo)

August 25, 2012 2:07 pmLoading…

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