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Re: On This Day In Aviation History

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:31 pm
by n33d4sp33d_85
73 years since the first flight of the McDonnell F2H Banshee.

Re: On This Day In Aviation History

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:34 pm
by n33d4sp33d_85
9 years since the first flight of the Chengdu J-20.

Re: On This Day In Aviation History

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:56 am
by n33d4sp33d_85
67 years since the first flight of the F2Y Sea Dart.

Re: On This Day In Aviation History

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:16 pm
by n33d4sp33d_85
83 years since the first flight of the Twin Beech 18. Here's a video of Matt Younkin's performance in a Twin Beech 18.

Re: On This Day In Aviation History

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:46 pm
by n33d4sp33d_85
45 years since the F-15 Eagle set nine world time-to-climb-records.
Good morning Avgeekery Nation! Our eye opener this morning is McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle 72-0119- AKA Streak Eagle. Beginning on this date in 1975, the stripped-down Streak Eagle set nine world time-to-climb-records



Re: On This Day In Aviation History

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:22 pm
by n33d4sp33d_85
Good morning Avgeekery Nation! Our eye opener this morning is the General Dynamics-Gurmman EF-111A Raven. On this date in 1991 a Raven or 'Spark Vark' maneuvered a pursuing Iraqi Mirage F1EQ fighter into the ground and became the only F-111 to score an aerial victory.

Re: On This Day In Aviation History

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:33 pm
by n33d4sp33d_85
54 years since the first flight of the Chengdu J-7, a licensed-built version of the famed MiG-21.


Re: On This Day In Aviation History

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:20 pm
by n33d4sp33d_85
54 years ago today, a mid-air collision occurred which became the subject of a book titled "One Of Our H-Bombs Is Missing".
On this date in 1966, a Strategic Air Command Boeing B-52G (58-0256) armed with four Mk-28 hydrogen bombs collided with a KC-135 (61-0273) over Palomares, Spain. The event was a true cold war nightmare.

Re: On This Day In Aviation History

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:21 pm
by n33d4sp33d_85
109 years since Eugene Burton Ely became the first pilot to land a powered aircraft on a ship.
Good morning Avgeekery Nation! Our eye opener this morning is none other than Eugene Burton Ely. Ely was the first to both takeoff (on November 14 1910) and land (on this date in 1911) a powered aircraft (his Curtiss Pusher biplane) from a ship.

Re: On This Day In Aviation History

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:24 pm
by n33d4sp33d_85
On this date in 1991, Eastern Airlines was dissolved after 64 years of operation. They've made several comeback bids and it looks like another one is in the offing. We'll see, but we sure loved those gorgeous 'Whisperjet' liveries!