On This Day In Aviation History

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Re: On This Day In Aviation History

Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:51 am

75 years ago today, the de Havilland DH 104 Dove flew for the first time.



60 years ago today:
Phabulous Phantom Phriday looks back at the record-breaking F4H Phantom II. On this date in 1960 a F4H-1F set a world speed record over a 100-km (62.1-mi) closed-circuit course, averaging 1,390.24 mph.


23 years ago today, the Suhkoi Su-47 Berkut, originally known as the S-37, flew for the first time.



5 years ago today, the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:23 pm

69 years ago today, the de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen flew for the first time.



55 years ago today, the Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) A-7 Corsair II flew for the first time.



39 years ago today, the Boeing 767 flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:32 pm

53 years ago today:
On this date in 1967 France, West Germany, and Britain signed a memorandum that called for the development of the Airbus A300 wide-bodied jet airliner. They never would have gotten them built without GUPPIES! https://www.avgeekery.com/so-many-airbu ... -born-on…/


9 years ago today:
On this date in 2011 Boeing delivered the first 787 Dreamliner to All Nippon Airways. Air France made their first 787 look simply magnifique.


6 years ago today:
OTD in 2014, the Aeronautica Militare bid farewell to the HH-3F Pelican.

If you haven't read it about it yet, here's the story we posted back then:
https://theaviationist.com/…/italian-ai ... s-farewe…/
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:40 am

56 years ago today, the British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2 (for "tactical strike and reconnaissance 2") flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:10 pm

66 years ago today:
on this date in 1954 the North American F-100 Super Sabre entered service with the 479th Fighter Wing, USAF.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:46 am

86 years ago today, the Savoia-Marchetti SM. 79 Sparviero (Italian for sparrowhawk) flew for the first time.



68 years ago today, the Dassault MD.454 Mystère IV flew for the first time.



59 years ago today, the Ilyushin Il-38 (NATO reporting name: May) flew for the first time.



13 years ago today, the Kawasaki P-1 flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:22 pm

72 years ago today:
On this date in 1948 the Vought F7U Cutlass flew for the first time.


66 years ago today:
On this date in 1954 the mighty F-101 Voodoo flew for the first time. https://www.avgeekery.com/the-day-the-f ... -wonder-…/


59 years ago today:
On this date in 1961 the first production contract for the Boeing-Vertol H-46 Sea Knight tandem-rotor helicopter was issued.


32 years ago today:
On this date in 1988 the Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off on STS-26, signaling NASA's return to space after the Challenger disaster.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:36 pm

45 years ago today:
On this date in 1975 the Hughes (Boeing) AH-64 Apache attack helicopter flew for the first time.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:44 pm

73 years ago today:
On this date in 1947 the F-86 Sabre flew for the first time.


62 years ago today:
on this date in 1958 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was born.


34 years ago today:
On this date in 1986 the Boeing B-1B went into service.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:04 pm

39 years ago today:
On this date in 1981 President Reagan resurrected the B-1 program when he announced an order for 100 B-1Bs. Fear the BONES! https://www.avgeekery.com/the-b-1b-bone ... its-pres…/
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