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...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
The US Air Force Lockheed A-12, Serial Number 06932, looks very similar to the later SR-71 Blackbird. (Photo by US Air Force)

February 29th in Aviation History: American Announces Huge MD-80 Order, President Johnson Reveals Existence of A-12 Spy Plane

A Faucett Peru 737 crashes into a hillside, American Airlines orders 67 MD-80s, President Lyndon Johnson talks about the A-12 spy plane, and more...
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On This Day in Aviation History: December 14th

The X-29 makes its first flight, JAL adds personal TVs to their 747s, Burt Rutan's Voyager departs for first nonstop flight around the world, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 

 

On This Day in Aviation History: January 2nd

Tupolev Tu-204 makes its maiden flight, Boeing receives government help for SST program, UK forms its air ministry, and more!
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On This Day in Aviation History: March 6th

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!
by Phil Derner Jr.
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