On This Day In Aviation History

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:23 am

On this day in 1958 the Blackburn Buccaneer flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:27 am

On this day in 1985 the British Aerospace Harrier II, a derivative of the AV-8B Harrier II flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat May 01, 2021 12:24 am

On this day in 1982 two RAF Avro Vulcans embark on a long-range bombing mission during the Falklands War.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat May 01, 2021 5:15 am

On this day in 1940 the Douglas SBD Dauntless flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat May 01, 2021 11:28 pm

18 years ago today George W. Bush became the first sitting president to arrive in an arrested landing in a fixed-wing aircraft on an aircraft carrier.
On this date in 2003 the President came aboard.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun May 02, 2021 4:18 am

On this day in 1961 the Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter, a turboprop-powered version of the PC-6 Porter, flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun May 02, 2021 7:46 pm

On this day in 1957:
On this date in 1957 the first McDonnell F-101A Voodoo was delivered to the USAF 27th Tactical Fighter Wing.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun May 02, 2021 11:21 pm

On this date the 100th and last B-1B Lancer was delivered to the US Air Force.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon May 03, 2021 4:38 am

On this day in 1977 the Bell XV-15 flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon May 03, 2021 5:25 pm

On this day in 1976:
On this date in 1976 a Pan Am Boeing 747SP took 1 day 22 hours to make a record around-the-world flight.
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