On This Day In Aviation History

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:31 pm

On this date in 1961 VF-74 became carrier-qualified.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:29 pm

Today in Aviation History - On October 12, 1944, First Lieutenant Charles Elwood Yeager, Air Corps, Army of the United States (A.U.S.), shot down five Bf 109s in one sortie becoming “ace in a day.”
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:23 am

On this date in 1954 the T-37 flew for the first time.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:51 pm

On this day in 1930 the Junkers Ju-52 flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:30 pm

On this date in 1949 the Fairchild C-123 Provider flew for the first time.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:33 pm

On this date in 1947 Chuck Yeager broke the mach meter.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:07 pm

On this day in 1938 the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:17 pm

On this date in 1964 the Sikorsky CH-53 flew for the first time.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:35 pm

On this date in 1962 a US Air Force Lockheed U-2 discovered launchpads for Medium Range Ballistic Missiles in Cuba, triggering the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:27 pm

On this date in 1985 the Fairchild T-46 Eaglet flew for the first time.
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