Posts Tagged ‘Royal Air Force’


Royal Air Force Crew Safely Ejects From Burning Jet Off Coast of Scotland

Two crew members from the UK RAF ejected their Tornado GR4 before it burst into flames and crashed in the sea off the west coast of Scotland during a routine training mission.
by BNO News


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

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...
by admin



NATO Launches First Attack Helicopter Missions in Libya

NATO forces on early Saturday morning began using attack helicopters for the first time during military operations over Libya, the multinational force said.
by BNO News


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.