The 82nd Airborne Division is formed, First flight of the Junkers Ju 287, the crashes of Northwest Flight 255 and West Caribbean Airways Flight 708,
First flight of the Cessna 620, Russia sends its third man to space, a bomb explodes aboard Pan Am Flight 830, Ronald Reagan jokes about bombing Russia, Shuttle Atlantis completes STS-43 and more…
In 1930, the first transatlantic flight takes off from England. In 1967, the carrier USS Forrestal catches fire in the Gulf of Tonkin. In 1985, Space Shuttle Challenger launches with Coke and Pepsi on board.
The “Superga Air Disaster” kills the entire Torino AC football team, US Airways joins Star Alliance, EAS Flight 4226 crashes after overshooting a runway and demolishing dozens of buildings, Lunar Orbiter 4 and Magellan space probe launch, Amy Johnson sets another speed record and more!
The Airbus A380 makes its maiden test flight, Pioneer 10 contacts earth for the last time, some tragic crashes involving Thai Airways, Aviateca, American Airlines and Aeroflot and more!
Eight high school girls die when Delta Air Lines Flight 9877 crashes into their hotel room in 1967. Also, Aloha Airlines announces the end of operations, Sudan Airways Flight 111 is hijacked, John Glenn bows out of Senate race, German man claims ownership of airspace above his property and much more.
Hooters Air begins operations, the crash of Air Algerie Flight 6239, a transcontinental speed record set by an SR-71, Japan flies the world’s heaviest passenger, a Sikorsky Sea King sets a distance record and more!
The crashes of Belvia Flight 1834 and Indian Airlines Flight 605, China’s Long March 3 rocket kills villagers in a launch accident, India receives its first Soviet-built fighters, the first GPS satellite launched and more.
Space Shuttle Challenger astronauts conduct first untethered spacewalk, The Beatles arrive at JFK for their first US tour, a Cessna completes a 65-day flight and much more.
Pan Am becomes the first airlines to start 747 flights in 1970, STS-42 brings the first female Canadian into space in 1992, a P-3 Orion distance record in 1971, Apollo 5 launches in 1968, and the crashes of American Airlines Flight 7680 at EWR in 1952.
LOT Polish Airlines was born in 1929! Also, the crashes of Adam Air 574, Eastern 980, Air India 855 and Middle Eastern 438. Fiji Airways was formed in 1960, the first regular scheduled flight in 1914, first Heathrow flight in 1946 and more!
The first General in the US is Jeanne Holm of the United States Air Force in 1970. The first flight of the Tu-144 in 1968, first German plane to visit England after WWI in 1922 and a few air travel records set in both 1958 and 1951.
TAROM Flight 3107 goes off the runway at Otopeni, Romania in 2007, Basque separatists bomb a parking garage at Madrid Airport in Spain in 2006 and the Wright Brother finally cash-in on their flying in 1905 in a failed deal with the French.
The crash of Eastern Airlines Flight 401 in the Florida Everglades in 1972, as well as the crashes of a Tarom AN-24 in 1974 and Turkish Airlines Flight 278 in 1994. In 1921, two men fly a plane over NY for over 26 hours.
United Airlines Flight 173 crashes in Oregon in 1978, Airborne Transport DC-3 disappears enroute to Miami in 1948 and Israeli commandos launch a surprise attack on Beirut Airport in 1968.
The crash of UTA Flight 141 in 2003, Iraqi Airways Flight 163 crashes after a hijacking in 1986, USAF pilot plucked out of the Atlantic after surviving a crash a week before and more.