Posts Tagged ‘Northwest Airlines’


On This Day in Aviation History: May 7th

The Soviet Union proves that they shot down a U-2 spy plane after an American attempt to cover it up, Pacific Air Flight 773 crashes after a man shoots both pilots, Varig is founded, the Lockheed L-1011-500 enters service and m...
by Phil Derner Jr.


On This Day in Aviation History: May 6th

The Hindenburg Disaster in Lakehurst, New Jersey ends the era of the airship. Several firsts, such as PSA's inaugural flight, United's flights between NY and San Francisco, first flight of the P-47 Thunderbolt, and TWA's delive...
by Phil Derner Jr.


On This Day in Aviation History: December 3rd

NASA loses contact with the Mars Polar Lander, a Northwest DC-9 and 727 collide in Detroit in 1990, Pioneer sends back high-res photos of Jupiter, the Mk5 Sea Vampire becomes the first jet to land on an aircraft carrier, and mo...
by Phil Derner Jr.


Joseph Kittinger's record-breaking skydive from 102,800 feet (31,300 m). (Photo by US Air Force)

Joe Kittinger Skydives From 102,800 Feet: August 16th in Aviation History

The 82nd Airborne Division is formed, First flight of the Junkers Ju 287, the crashes of Northwest Flight 255 and West Caribbean Airways Flight 708,
by NYCAviation Staff


Delta Air Lines Sells Mesaba and Compass Regional Subsidiaries

Delta on Thursday announced it has entered into definitive agreements to sell two of its regional airline subsidiaries, Mesaba Airlines and Compass Airlines.
by BNO News