Posts Tagged ‘Aeroflot’

One of the 16 US Army Air Forces B-25 Mitchell bombers that took off from the USS Hornet for the Doolittle Raid. (Photo by US Navy)

Doolittle Raid Scores First US Revenge on Japan, Boeing Changes its Name: April 18th in Aviation History

Jimmy Doolittle leads an unprecedented raid against the Japanese, William Boeing changes the name of his company, Roland Garros is shot down over Germany, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

An Eastern Air Lines Douglas DC-9 similar to that which was hijacked on this day in 1970

March 17th in Aviation History: Hijacker Kills Eastern Air Lines Pilot in Boston Hijacking Attempt

A hijacking attempt over Boston ends safely for passengers but not the first officer, Air Inter launches service in France, Linda Finch recreates Amelia Earhart's flight around the world, a JAL 747 makes the first nonstop Tokyo...
by NYCAviation Staff


Today in Aviation History: February 25th

First flight of the Douglas DC-9, a Turkish Airlines 737 crashes in Amsterdam, all flights in North America become smoke-free, TWA begins domestic 747 service, Chuck Yeager flies his last USAF sortie, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff



Today in Aviation History: February 5th

The world's first airline launches passenger service, US starts inspecting baggage, a B-47 loses a nuke, TWA starts transatlantic flights, two transcontinental flying speed records are set and more...
by NYCAviation Staff


On This Day in Aviation History: November 21st

A British Airways 747 nearly crashes into a hotel, Aeroflot gets banned from the U.S., the first untethered balloon flight, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.