On This Day In Aviation History

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:06 pm

78 years since the US Army Air Corps activated the 8th Air Force.
On this date in 1942, The United States Army Air Forces activated the VIII Air Force. Happy birthday to the Mighty 8th!
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:21 am

49 years since the now retired EA-6B Prowler first enter service with the United States Navy.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:55 pm

62 years since the maiden flight of the T-2 Buckeye.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:58 pm

50 years since the last B-58 Hustler was retired from service with the US Air Force.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:55 am

46 years ago today, the F-16 Fighting Falcon made it's first flight.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:18 pm

34 years since the first flight of the two-seat ground attack variant of the Mirage 2000.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:13 am

19 years since the first AgustaWestland AW139 took to the air.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:11 pm

52 years since the Canadian-built version of the F-5A Freedom Fighter took to the skies for the first time.
Good morning Avgeekery Nation! Our eye opener this morning is the Canadair CF-5. On this date in 1968, this Canadian-built derivative of Northrop's F-5 Freedom Fighter flew for the first time..
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:07 pm

53 years ago today, Saab's 37 Viggen took to the air for the first time.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:18 pm

104 years since the first flight of the Sopwith Pup.


57 years since the first flight of the Boeing 727.


51 years since the first flight of the Boeing 747.
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