Posts Tagged ‘On This Day in Aviation History’
 

 
An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on final approach to Boston Logan Airport. (Photo by Michael Philip Manheim/NARA)

August 5th in Aviation History: First American DC-10 Flight, Reagan Fires FAA Controllers

On this day in 1964, the Vietnam War's first U.S. air operations take place. Terrorists attack Athens Airport in 1973. In 1981, Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers.
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The US Army MASH unit that inspired the movie and TV show conducted its first helicopter medical evacuation in Korea on August 4, 1959.

August 4th in Aviation History: MASH Makes First Helicopter Evacuation

NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is launched, MASH begins helicopter ops, a Bangkok Airways plane hits a control tower, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 
PATCO air traffic controllers picket outside of Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan.

August 3rd in Aviation History: America’s Air Traffic Controllers Strike

Today we look back at the 1981 Air Traffic Controllers Strike and mourn the worst accident ever involving a Boeing 707.
by NYCAviation Staff

 

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour Plane Crashes in Mississippi: October 20 in Aviation History

Three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd are killed in a plane crash, a huge air race from England to Australia takes off, and more...
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U.S. Navy's ZMC-2 metal skinned airship.

Orville Wright is Born: August 19 in Aviation History

Happy birthday to Orville Wright! Also, first flight of the B-25 Mitchell, Russian space dogs Belka and Strelka orbit the earth, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff