Posts Tagged ‘On This Day in Aviation History’
 

 

On This Day in Aviation History: September 11th

Four airliners are hijacked and intentionally crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania in 2001, killing 2,993; A Continental EMB120 crashes at IAH in 1991; Eastern flight 212 crashes in CLT...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 

On This Day in Aviation History: September 25th

PSA Flight 182 collides with a Cessna 172 in San Diego, killing 144. The Royal Jordanian Air Force is born, the first "blind" instrument flight takes place on Long Island, and the Wright Brothers arrive in Kitty Hawk.
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 

On This Day in Aviation History: August 15th

On this day in 1945, Japan announces that it is surrendering to the Allies; in 1957, a USAF F-104 hits a new altitude record; the FAA is created by Congress, and more...
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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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On This Day in Aviation History: September 23rd

The country's first air mail delivery takes place in New York, Qantas experiences the worst accident in their history, NASA announces it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.
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