On This Day in Aviation History
On This Day in Aviation History: November 8th
1950: A US Air Force Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star flown by Lt. Russell J. Brown shoots down two North Korean MiG-15s in history’s first jet-on-jet dogfight.
1881: Happy birthday to Robert Estnault-Pelterie, the inventor of ailerons. He’s also credited with coining the word “astronautics.”
1836: A coal gas-fired balloon piloted by Charles Green lands in Weilburg, Germany, a day and 448 miles (722 km) after having departed London.