On This Day In Aviation History

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:15 pm

On this day 84 years ago, the Ju-87 'Stuka' made it's maiden flight.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:26 am

50 years since the Mi-24 'Hind' made it's maiden flight.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:37 pm

76 years since the first flight of the de Havilland Vampire.

68 years since the first flight of the Grumman F9F-8 Cougar.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:42 pm

On this day 20 years ago, the C-27J Spartan made its maiden flight.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:23 pm

71 years since the first flight of the F7U Cutlass

65 years since the first flight of the F-101 Voodoo

55 years since the first flight of the XC-142

36 years since the first flight of the An-74

29 years since the first flight of the YF-22
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:45 pm

77 years since the P-59 Airacomet's first flight.

72 years since the F-86 Sabre's first flight.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:46 am

49 years ago today, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, the star of the 1986 blockbuster film 'Top Gun' took to the air for the first time.
https://theaviationist.com/2019/12/21/o ... st-flight/
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:23 am

Today marks 55 years ago that the SR-71 Blackbird first took to the skies.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:11 pm

84 years since the SB2U Vindicator made it's maiden flight. The Vindicator was known for a squadron's ill-fated mission during the Battle of Midway where only one pilot survived. The survivor was Ensign George Gay.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:19 pm

19 years since the maiden flight of India's newest fighter aircraft known as the Tejas.
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