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Newark Liberty International: Doolittle Sets Coast-to-Coast Records

By Portfolio Editor Roz Hamlett While more famous aviators such as Charles Lindbergh were capturing America’s imagination in the 1920s and ‘30s, General James “Jimmy” Doolittle was flying a little below the radar. But he was a thoroughly accomplished and … Continue reading

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LaGuardia Airport history: Bessie Coleman, the first African-American to fly airplanes

By Roz Hamlett, Portfolio Editor In the same year that Amelia Earhart took her first flying lesson – 1921 – Bessie Coleman received her pilot’s license, making her the first African-American licensed pilot in the world.  The following year, her … Continue reading

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Newark Airport: America’s First Love Affair with Flight

By Roz Hamlett, Editor In 1928 the same year Amelia Earhart was winning the hearts, minds and imaginations of Americans by becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic (as a passenger), the first hard-surfaced strip of any commercial … Continue reading

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