On This Day in Aviation History

September 7, 2010

On This Day in Aviation History: September 7th

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1909: The U.S. Army’s first airfield is established in College Park, Maryland. College Park (CGS) has subsequently become the world’s oldest continuously operated airport.

1942: First flight of the Consolidated C-32 Dominator heavy bomber. Because first deliveries would not occur until 1945, the aircraft’s impact in World War II was minimal. Production was halted with the 118th copy. Sadly, there no C-32 airframes remaining.

1997: First flight of the F-22 Raptor takes place over Georgia.



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