On This Day In Aviation History

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:48 pm

38 years ago today, the USAF Thunderbirds suffered it's worst accident in team history.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:58 am

On this date in 1973, the Fairchild YA-10 was announced as the winner of the A-X flyoff over the Northrop YA-9. Today you know the winner as the bringer of the brrrrrrrrt...the A-10 Warthog. How tough are they? This tough.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:53 pm

73 years since the aircraft made famous by Chuck Yeager took to the air for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:54 pm

65 years since the first flight of the C-1 Trader, a transport version of the S-2 Tracker.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:00 pm

63 years since the first flight of the Supermarine Scimitar.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:44 pm

46 years ago today, the prototype of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, known as the YF-16 made a unplanned flight during a high-speed taxi test.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:05 pm

48 years since the first flight of the S-3 Viking.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:22 am

44 years since the Concorde was first entered service with British Airways.
On this date in 1976, the Concorde was introduced. Who flew the Speedbird?
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:23 am

On this date in 1951, while flying a Republic F-84E Thunderjet with the 27th Fighter Escort Group (FEG), Lieutenant Colonel William E. Bertram shot down a MiG-15 over Korea. This was the first aerial victory for the F-84E.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:19 am

On this date in 1970, Boeing's behemoth 747 went to work with Pan Am and TWA. Such a great gamble, but it wouldn't work in this century, would it?
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