On This Day in Aviation History: February 8th

Freddie Laker founds Laker Airways, the FAA retires Amelia Earhart's aircraft registration, the first Boeing 247 takes flight, the crashes of Independent Air 1851 in 1989 and Eastern Air Lines 663 in 1965 and more...
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On This Day in Aviation History: July 29th

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.
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On This Day in Aviation History: December 20th

A Continental 737 slides off the runway and burns at Denver, the first flight of the Delta Dagger, the first flight over Antarctica, and more...
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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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On This Day in Aviation History: November 13th

A day of firsts: The first balloon crossing of the Pacific, first space probe to orbit another planet, first true helicopter flight, and more...
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