On This Day In Aviation History

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:48 pm

82 years ago today:
Here's a special #ThrowbackThursday for our fans in the Great White North! It was #OTD in 1938 that the Royal Canadian Air Force's senior air officer became directly responsible to the Minister of National Defence, thus making the air force a separate service equal in status to the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Navy. Do you know what year the US would finally make the equivalent move?
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:11 am

75 years ago today the Saab 91 Safir flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:15 am

73 years ago today the Grumman F9F Panther flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:18 am

68 years ago today the Percival Pembroke flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:25 am

58 years ago today the Soko J-20 Kraguj (Sparrowhawk) flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:37 am

30 years ago today the Nanchang/Hongdu JL-8/K-8 Karakorum flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:26 pm

42 years ago today:
On this day back in 1978, the US Air Force ordered development of the KC-10. 60 tankers would eventually be ordered. While a few have been retired, most of them are still flying today.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:29 pm

39 years ago today:
On November 21th of 39 years ago an improbable challenge took place. An Italian Air Force F-104S Starfighter raced the Ferrari 126CK driven by Canadian driver Gilles Villeneuve. Can you guess who won?
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:44 am

104 years ago today the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:49 am

26 years ago today the MD Helicopters MD 600N flew for the first time.

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