On This Day In Aviation History

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue May 11, 2021 4:18 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1987 - First flight of the Learjet 31 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learjet_31]

2015 - First flight of the Pilatus PC-24 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilatus_PC-24]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue May 11, 2021 3:24 pm

On this day in 1969:
On this date in 1969 a Royal Navy F-4 Phantom of 892 Naval Squadron set a new world air speed record between New York and London of 4 hours and 46 minutes.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue May 11, 2021 7:09 pm

On this day in 1964:
On this date in 1964 Jackie Cochran turned 58 years young. She celebrated by setting a new women's world airspeed record of 1,429 MPH in a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 12, 2021 5:14 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1936 - First flight of the Messerschmitt Bf 110 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Bf_110]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 12, 2021 4:28 pm

On this day in 1938:
On this date in 1938 the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) was commissioned.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 12, 2021 7:28 pm

On this day in 1960:
On this date in 1960 a USAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules dropped a record 35,000 pound parachute load. Is there anything the mighty Herky Bird couldn't do?
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 12, 2021 7:29 pm

On this day in 1949:
On this date in 1949 the Berlin Blockade ended. Here's our favorite Airlift yarn.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu May 13, 2021 2:20 am

On this day in 1954:
On this date in 1954 the Republic F-84F Thunderstreak entered service with the United States Air Force.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu May 13, 2021 4:18 am

On this day in 1949 the English Electric Canberra flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu May 13, 2021 6:54 pm

On this day in 1989:
On this date in 1989 the Antonov An-225 Mriya made its first flight carrying the Buran space shuttle.
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