Posts Tagged ‘Wright brothers’

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


Today in Aviation History: March 4th

American Airlines begins DC-4 cross country flights, the Hindenburg makes its first flight, Herbert Hoover becomes the first civilian to break the sound barrier, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff

Wilbur Wright takes off from Le Mans, France.

August 8th in Aviation History: Wright Flyer’s First Europe Flight

Wright Flyer makes its first public flight, a small plane and a sightseeing helicopter collide over the Hudson River, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff



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: December 9th

Trans-Canada Flight 810 crashes in 1956, United begins flights to Vietnam in 2004 exactly two years to-the-day after filing for bankruptcy. Delta receives the 1,000th 737 in 1983, MiG designer Artem Mikoyan dies in 1970, the fi...
by Phil Derner Jr.