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
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August 6th in Aviation History: B-29 Superfortress Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

The US drops first atomic bomb on Japan, Ted Williams returns to the Red Sox from Korea, Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Nebraska, and more.
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 
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

 

 
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

 
 

September 30th in Aviation History

Happy Birthday 747! Perhaps the most famous airliner in history rolled out on this date in 1968.
by Phil Derner Jr.