The US Air Force Lockheed A-12, Serial Number 06932, looks very similar to the later SR-71 Blackbird. (Photo by US Air Force)

February 29th in Aviation History: American Announces Huge MD-80 Order, President Johnson Reveals Existence of A-12 Spy Plane

A Faucett Peru 737 crashes into a hillside, American Airlines orders 67 MD-80s, President Lyndon Johnson talks about the A-12 spy plane, and more...
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Coalition aircraft in formation over Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. From left to right: Qatari F-1 Mirage, French F-1C Mirage, US Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon, Canadian CF/A-18A Hornet and Qatari Alpha Jet. (Photo by US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Lee Corkran)

August 7th in Aviation History: Operation Desert Shield Begins, First Flight of SpaceShipOne

First flight of SpaceShipOne, Apollo 15 returns to Earth from the Moon, Operation Desert Shield begins, and more...
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On This Day in Aviation History: November 2nd

Howard Hughes flies the Spruce Goose for the first and only time, the ISS gets its first residents and more...
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On This Day in Aviation History: September 22nd

The F-14 Tomcat is retired from the US Navy, a man crosses the Atlantic in a hot-air balloon, an E-3 Sentry crashes outside Elmendorf AFB and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.


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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