Today in Aviation History: November 24th

DB Cooper jumps out of a Northwest Orient plane, BOAC is formed through a merger, and more...
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On This Day in Aviation History: April 25th

The North American F-86 Sabre becomes the first jet-powered aircraft to break the sound barrier, the US Navy's first all-metal plane makes its maiden flight, a new sailplane distance record is set, and more...
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Joseph Kittinger's record-breaking skydive from 102,800 feet (31,300 m). (Photo by US Air Force)

Joe Kittinger Skydives From 102,800 Feet: August 16th in Aviation History

The 82nd Airborne Division is formed, First flight of the Junkers Ju 287, the crashes of Northwest Flight 255 and West Caribbean Airways Flight 708,
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Pan Am's first office in Key West is marked by a sign

March 14th in Aviation History: Pan Am is Founded in Key West

Pan American Airways is founded, the first American flies a Russian spacecraft, a number of US boxers are killed in a LOT Poland crash, and more...
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Initial planning of the Lufthansa Heist occurred during a meeting at the Airline Diner near LaGuardia Airport on Astoria Blvd. Today known as the Jackson Hole Diner, the landmark neon Airline Diner sign still stands.

On This Day in Aviation History: December 11th

The Luccheses rob $6 million from JFK Airport in the 1978 Lufthansa Heist. Also, Thai Airways Flight 261 crashes in 1998, as well as Philippine Airlines Flight 434 in 1994. The prototype for the Concorde makes its debut and Kat...
by Phil Derner Jr.