Posts Tagged ‘On This Day in Aviation History’


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...
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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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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...
by NYCAviation Staff



On This Day in Aviation History: September 7th

Three military milestones: 101 years ago today, the US Army established its first air field. In 1942, Consolidated's C-32 Dominator made its maiden flight. In 1997, the F-22 Raptor took off for the first time.
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On This Day in Aviation History: September 17th

NASA unveils the Space Shuttle Enterprise, East African Airways begins Nairobi-London service, maiden flight of the X-15 rocket plane, first fatality on a powered airplane, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.