Posts Tagged ‘On This Day in Aviation History’


World’s First Jet Plane Takes Off in Nazi Germany: July 18 in Aviation History

The world's first jet plane makes its first flight, John Glenn is born, the first female 747 captain takes off, and more.
by NYCAviation Staff

The wreckage of the Boeing 747-100 that operated TWA Flight 800 was reconstructed in a hangar. (Photo by NTSB)

TWA Flight 800 and TAM Flight 3054 End in Tragedy: July 17th in Aviation History

Tragic crashes of TWA Flight 800 and TAM Flight 3054, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn, Apollo 11 launch, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff


On This Day in Aviation History: December 22nd

A failed shoe-bombing attempt on an American Airlines flight, the first flights of the Dassault Mirage F1, the Northrop HL-10, the SR-71 Blackbird and the Tupolev ANT-6, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.



October 21st in Aviation History

A Cessna vanishes after reporting a UFO, an airline merger is completed to form British Caledonian, the Japanese launch the first Kamikaze attack, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.


October 14th in Aviation History

The X-15 reaches an altitude of 49 miles, Chuck Yeager becomes the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound, and more...
by admin