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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On This Day in Aviation History: December 23rd

The deaths of two aviation greats; Andrei Tupolev in 1972 and Anthony Fokker in 1939. The B-1 Lancer makes its first flight in 1974, the first dogfight with a UAV in 2002 and the crashes of Azerbaijan Flight 217 in 2005 and Ali...
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Today in Aviation History: November 17th

President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport, the Soviets land a robot on the Moon, the Daily Mail offers a prize for the first London-Manchester flight, and more...
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On This Day in Aviation History: October 11th

Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first president to fly, NASA launches the 100th Space Shuttle mission, a Congo Airlines 727 is shot down, and more...
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On This Day in Aviation History: August 15th

On this day in 1945, Japan announces that it is surrendering to the Allies; in 1957, a USAF F-104 hits a new altitude record; the FAA is created by Congress, and more...
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