Today in Aviation History: November 20th

America's first municipal airport opens in Tucson, an aircraft reaches Mach 2 for the first time, several tragic crashes, and more...
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On This Day in Aviation History: September 7th

Three military milestones: 101 years ago today, the US Army established its first air field. In 1942, Consolidated's C-32 Dominator made its maiden flight. In 1997, the F-22 Raptor took off for the first time.
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On This Day in Aviation History: December 23rd

The deaths of two aviation greats; Andrei Tupolev in 1972 and Anthony Fokker in 1939. The B-1 Lancer makes its first flight in 1974, the first dogfight with a UAV in 2002 and the crashes of Azerbaijan Flight 217 in 2005 and Ali...
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An America West Boeing 737-100 (N708AW) spotted at San Jose International Airport in 1993. (Photo by Torsten Maiwald via Wikimedia Commons)

America West Begins Flying, Boeing Merges With McDonnell Douglas: August 1 in Aviation History

Happy birthday NORAD, America West Airlines and ALM-Antillean Airlines. Boeing and McDonnell Douglas merge, Gary Powers dies, and more...
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On This Day in Aviation History: September 11th

Four airliners are hijacked and intentionally crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania in 2001, killing 2,993; A Continental EMB120 crashes at IAH in 1991; Eastern flight 212 crashes in CLT...
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