On This Day in Aviation History

August 5, 2014

August 5th in Aviation History: First American DC-10 Flight, Reagan Fires FAA Controllers

An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on final approach to Boston Logan Airport. (Photo by Michael Philip Manheim/NARA)

1989: Piedmont Airlines is formally absorbed by USAir.

1984: An Aeroflot Antonov AN-12 loses all four engines after flying into heavy hail and crashes in Pakistan, killing all 23 aboard.

1981: President Reagan fires the remaining 11,359 striking air traffic controllers who had walked out two days earlier.

1973: Arab terrorists open fire inside and toss grenades inside a terminal at Athens Airport, killing three and injuring 55. The attack was intended for passengers traveling to Israel, but the Tel Aviv flight had already departed—most of the victims were waiting for a flight to New York. The attackers are captured and later executed.

1971: The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 enters commercial service with American Airlines with a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago. American commercials pitch the plane as being “as comfortable as a 747 but able to land at almost any commercial airport.”

1969: Space probe Mariner 7 makes its closest approach to Mars, beaming back photos and data from just around 10,000 miles above the Martian surface.

1964, The first U.S. air operations of the Vietnam War are launched from the carriers Ticonderoga and Constellation during Operation Pierce Arrow.

1930: Neil Armstrong, NASA astronaut and first human to set foot on the moon, is born in Wapakoneta, Ohio.



About the Author

admin





 
 

 

A Flight Through History: Selfridge ANGB Celebrates its First 100 Years

The Michigan Air National Guard celebrated the 100th anniversary of Selfridge ANGB with the USAF Thunderbirds highlighting a jam-packed airshow
by Mark Kolanowski
0

 
 

Elon Musk Announces Plans for Long- and Short-Haul Spaceflight

In light of his recently announced plans for the future of space flight, could Elon Musk's plans for a BFR be a BFD?
by Stephanie Gehman
0

 

 

PHOTOS: Checking Out The Performers At The MCAS Beaufort Airshow

Correspondent David Lilienthal visited the MCAS Beaufort Airshow last weekend and shares his photos with us.
by David Lilienthal
0

 
 

So Long, Senior Fleet

Today marks the end of an era as Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways flies its last scheduled passenger 747-400 flight and retires the final 3 aircraft. Columnist Justin Schlecter takes a look back at his 7 years spent flyin...
by Justin Schlechter
6

 
 

Behind the Scenes with the U.S. Navy TACDEMO Team

NYCAviation had the privilege of getting a behind the scenes look at the U.S. Navy Tactical Demonstration Team during the Quonset Point Airshow.
by Mark Kolanowski
0

 




  • Speedbird

    Aug 5th 1989 , Piedmont Airlines was officially merged into USAir creating an airline with 454 aircraft . 50,000 emplyees.

  • Speedbird

    Aug 5th 1989 , Piedmont Airlines was officially merged into USAir creating an airline with 454 aircraft . 50,000 emplyees.

  • Athens airport service is a 24 hours Athens airport taxi service specialist. We specialise in Athens Airport Transfers, private airport taxi service and provide you with a chauffeur driven airport cars to and from all major Greece Airports http://www.istanbultransfer.net We provide a fast and reliable airport transfer and taxi service to and from all Athens airports. Our offices are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and we would be delighted to take you to any Athens airport . Our Services are primarily Airport transportation to and from all Athens Airports. We guarantee to make all your bookings as quick and easy as possible with instant confirmations, regardless if booked online or on the phone. Our fleet cars are all of high-quality and condition. Our drivers wear formal suits and have undergone training in customers care with professional approach. Whether traveling on business or pleasure we trust that we will be able to provide the right service for you, taking you to your destination not only in comfort, butwith style too.

  • I just want to emphasize the great work with this blog