On This Day In Aviation History

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri May 20, 2022 2:30 pm

On this date in 1951 US Air Force Captain James 'The Ceegar Kid' Jabara became the first fighter ace to score his five victories while flying a jet (in Jabara's case an F-86 Sabre) and against jets (victories over Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15s).
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat May 21, 2022 2:41 pm

On this day in 1958 the Dassault Étendard IV flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat May 21, 2022 2:42 pm

On this date in 1927 "Lone Eagle" Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris after his solo flight across the Atlantic
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun May 22, 2022 4:10 am

On this day in 1946 the de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon May 23, 2022 4:03 am

On this day in 1967 the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon May 23, 2022 11:16 pm

On this date in 1956 the Douglas X-3 Stiletto flew for the first time
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue May 24, 2022 11:20 pm

On this date in 1936 the Feiseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork) flew for the first time
On this date in 1956 the Piper PA-24 Comanche flew for the first time
On this date in 1976 the first Concorde SSTs to visit the United States (one British Airways jet and the other an Air France example) landed at Dulles in Washington DC.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 25, 2022 4:02 am

On this day in 1953 the North American F-100 Super Sabre flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 25, 2022 4:07 am

On this day in 1968 the Grumman EA-6B Prowler flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 25, 2022 4:26 am

On this day in 1976 the Boeing E-3 Sentry flew for the first time.

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