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Today in Aviation History: February 25th

First flight of the Douglas DC-9, a Turkish Airlines 737 crashes in Amsterdam, all flights in North America become smoke-free, TWA begins domestic 747 service, Chuck Yeager flies his last USAF sortie, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

 
 

On This Day in Aviation History: May 5th

Cinco de Mayo is a busy day in aviation: Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space, Eastern Flight 855 narrowly averts near Miami, two unrelated hijackings on the same day in 1972, the merger of Air France with KLM and m...
by Phil Derner Jr.

 
 
A painting by Jean Baptiste Mauzaisse depicts French and Austrian forces at the Battle of Fleurus with the balloon l'Entreprenant in the background.

April 2nd in Aviation History: France Establishes World’s First Air Force, Boeing 777 Sets Speed Record

An 18th century French balloon becomes the first military aviation vehicle, SAAB is founded in Sweden, a 777 sets a round-the-world speed record, Rakesh Sharma becomes the first Indian to visit space, and more...
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A Washington Herald cover photo captured Atwood's approach to the White House South Lawn. (Photo by G.V. Bock, via Library of Congress)

Plane Lands on White House Lawn, Howard Hughes Sets Round-the-World Speed Record: July 14th in Aviation History

Harry Atwood lands his "Moth" biplane on the White House lawn, Howard Hughes sets a new round-the-world speed record, and more...
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6 Supermarine Spitfires in flight.

Myanmar Spitfire Hunter Still Optimistic Despite Negative Reports

An archaeologist searching for dozens of Spitfires said to be buried in Myanmar is playing down doubts about the existence of the trove.
by AFP
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