A MetroJet Boeing 737-200 (N282AU(. (Photo by Konstantin von Wedelstaedt via Wikipedia)

US Airways Scraps MetroJet, Cathay Pacific is Founded, First All-Instruments Flight: September 24 in Aviation History

US Airways announces the end of MetroJet, Cathay Pacific Airlines is formed, Jimmy Doolittle makes the first all-instrument flight, more...
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Hubble Space Telescope is Launched, Longest Flight by a UAV: April 24th in Aviation History

Launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on Space Shuttle Discovery, a Global Hawk UAV flies from California to Australia nonstop, heli-logging pioneers Columbia Helicopters is founded, LOT Polish Airlines launches service to New Y...
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On This Day in Aviation History: October 11th

Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first president to fly, NASA launches the 100th Space Shuttle mission, a Congo Airlines 727 is shot down, and more...
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A Pan American Sikorsky S-42 flying boat taking off. (Photo by US Navy)

Pan Am Begins First Mainland Flights to Hawaii, Harriet Quimby First Woman to Fly Across English Channel: April 16th in Aviation History

Pan Am flies from San Francisco to Hawaii with a Sikorsky S-42 flying boat, Harriet Quimby crosses the English Channel, Apollo 16 launches for the Moon, Canada forms its first air force, and more...
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The Antonov An-225 Mriya CCCP-82060 is seen here with Buran strapped to its back during a demonstration at the 1989 Paris Air Show. (Photo by Ralf Manteufel)

March 22nd in Aviation History: Antonov An-225 Mriya Sets Takeoff Weight Record Carrying Russian Space Shuttle

The An-225 sets new world records while carrying Space Shuttle Buran, a USAir jet crashes at LaGuardia Airport in New York, a British Airways 747 is hijacked, and more...
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