On This Day In Aviation History

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Re: On This Day In Aviation History

Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:51 pm

65 years ago today, the Chance-Vought F-8 Crusader flew for the first time.


62 years ago today, the Avro CF-105 Arrow flew for the first time.


49 years ago today, the Ilyushin Il-76, NATO code-named 'Candid' flew for the first time.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:53 pm

41 years ago today:
Eye opener: On this date in 1979, Qantas retired their last Boeing 707 and became the world's first first all-747 fleet carrier.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:46 pm

49 years ago today, CASA's C-212 Aviocar took to the air for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:48 pm

Eye opener: On this date in 1956, the Temco TT-1 Pinto jet trainer flew for the first time.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:01 am

26 years ago today, the Eurofighter Typhoon flew for the first time. Here's a video I took of the UK's version of the Eurofighter Typhoon at the 2018 edition of RIAT.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:47 pm

45 years ago today:
Eye opener: On this date in 1975 the deHavilland Canada DHC-7 Dash Seven flew for the first time.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:43 pm

50 years ago today:
On this date in 1970, the Concorde went supersonic for the first time. Speedbird! https://www.avgeekery.com/transatlantic ... 2x-super…/
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:55 pm

40 years ago today:
On this date in 1980, the 1000th Learjet was delivered. Here's how they build them. https://www.avgeekery.com/watch-this-is ... ild-a-le…/
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:57 pm

85 years ago today, the PBY Catalina flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:00 pm

63 years ago today, the CP-107 Argus maritime patrol aircraft built by Canadair flew for the first time.

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