On This Day In Aviation History

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri May 07, 2021 1:39 am

15 years ago today:
On this date in 2006 the Hanoi Taxi was enshrined in the National Museum of the US Air Force.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri May 07, 2021 4:15 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1969 - First flight of the Westland Sea King [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland_Sea_King]

1984 - First flight of the Pilatus PC-9 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilatus_PC-9]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri May 07, 2021 3:23 pm

77 years ago today:
On this date in 1944 the Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly flew for the first time.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri May 07, 2021 10:51 pm

The Battle of the Coral Sea began on this day in 1942.
On this date in 1942 the Battle of the Coral Sea began. This scout/dive bomber made a difference.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun May 09, 2021 4:24 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1942 - First flight of the Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggiane_ ... Sagittario]

1949 - First flight of the Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_ ... nderceptor]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun May 09, 2021 5:28 pm

59 years ago today:
On this date in 1962 the Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe (Skycrane) flew for the first time.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon May 10, 2021 4:12 am

On this day in 1950 the de Havilland DH.114 Heron flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon May 10, 2021 4:31 am

On this day in 1972 the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, affectionately known as the "Warthog", flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon May 10, 2021 4:34 am

On this day in 1991 the Bombardier CRJ100/200 flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon May 10, 2021 6:34 pm

On this day in 1986:
On this date in 1986 the US Navy announced that the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet would replace the same company's A-4F Skyhawk as the Blue Angels jets.
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