Air-to-air photo of the Boeing 367-80 Dash 80, showing the aircraft passing over Washington's Olympic Peninsula. (Photo by Joe Parke, via Boeing)

Boeing 707 Prototype Makes First Test Flight, First USSR-US Service Takes Off: July 15 in Aviation History

1916: A timber merchant named William E. Boeing and a US Navy engineer named George Conrad Westervelt form a new aircraft company called the Pacific Aero Products Company. A year later it would be renamed Boeing Airplane Compan...
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On This Day in Aviation History: November 13th

A day of firsts: The first balloon crossing of the Pacific, first space probe to orbit another planet, first true helicopter flight, and more...
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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...
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Apollo 11 flies towards earth orbit with the American flag in the foreground. (Photo by NASA)

Apollo 11 Moon Launch, JFK Jr. Plane Crash: July 16th in Aviation History

Apollo 11 launches for the Moon, John F. Kennedy Jr. dies in a plane crash, first ever aircraft hijacking, TWA is formed, and more...
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A VC-25 passes over the Statue of Liberty during a controversial photo shoot.

On This Day in Aviation History: January 26th

The US Air Force takes delivery of the first Boeing 747 version of Air Force One. NASA launches Ranger 3 to the Moon, Glenn Curtiss flies the first seaplane and more...
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