Posts Tagged ‘On This Day in Aviation History’
 

 
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

 
 
 

The White House Enters the Jet Age: August 26th in Aviation History

The White House enters the jet age, Mehran Karimi Nasseri begins what would be the 18 year layover in Charles De Gaulle Airport in that inspired the film The Terminal; 2003, the final report on the Shuttle Columbia disaster is ...
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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

 

 
Wilbur Wright takes off from Le Mans, France.

August 8th in Aviation History: Wright Flyer’s First Europe Flight

Wright Flyer makes its first public flight, a small plane and a sightseeing helicopter collide over the Hudson River, and more...
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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...
by NYCAviation Staff