Today in Aviation History

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  1. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Thought this might be an interesting thread, that might also help spring up other threads throughout the forum. I will update this thread daily. Have fun.

    November 17

    1962 – President John F. Kennedy dedicates the Dulles International Airport in Herndon, Virginia.

    1936 – RCAF accepted its first Blackburn Shark aircraft.

    1910 – Ralph Johnstone, pioneer pilot, becomes the 1st ‘American’ pilot killed in the crash of an airplane, Denver, Colorado.

    1906 – The Daily Mail of London offers a £10,000 prize for the 1st flight from London to Manchester.
     
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    Nice!

    How about November 17, 2035, the RCAF receives its first F-35 :lol:
     
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    Yeah, this will be a fun thread to read through.
     
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    I agree - good stuff Chris.
     
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    Nice, what a cool idea.
     
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    With all here. :thumbright:
     
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    ".... How about November 17, 2035, the RCAF receives its first F-35 "

    Haha :)

    MM
     
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    spin on to tomorrow (mainly as I couldn't find anything about the 17th :oops: )

    18 November

    November 18, 1977: Eastern Airlines puts the Airbus A300B2 on its service from Newark to Miami. This marks the first Airbus aircraft to fly for a U.S. airline.

    John
     
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    Terrific idea, Chris. Here's one from a few days ago. November 14 1910, Eugene Ely makes the first take-off from a ship by an aeroplane from a ramp built on the bows of the cruiser USS Birmingham.
     
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    #10 DerAdlerIstGelandet, Nov 18, 2011
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    November 18

    2009 – Virgin America commences service between their San Francisco (SFO) hub and Fort Lauderdale (FLL), as well as LAX-FLL.

    2002 – American Airlines and British Airways announce codeshares on several transatlantic flights.

    1997 – The FBI concludes its investigation of the TWA Flight 800 crash, declaring there is no evidence of foul play. The NTSB’s investigation would continue.

    1985 – Space Shuttle Enterprise, is ferried from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Washington Dulles Airport for display at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

    1985 – Cessna is purchased by General Dynamics.

    1978 – The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet naval strike fighter makes its first flight.

    1975 – Boeing Wichita delivers its first modified B-52D to the Strategic Air Command.

    1966 – Mach 6.33 becomes the newest flight speed record, achieved by a North American X-15 piloted by Captain William J. Knight.

    1955 – The Bell X-2 makes its first powered flight.

    1949 – 103 passengers cross the Atlantic aboard a Douglas C-74 Loadmaster, setting a record for the largest group carried on a transatlantic flight.

    1943 – Battle of Berlin (air), 440 Royal Air Force planes bomb Berlin causing only light damage and killing 131. The RAF lost nine aircraft and 53 air crew.

    1943 – F/O DF McRae and crew, flying a Vickers Wellington of No. 179 (RAF) Squadron, sank the German submarine U-211.

    1941 – No. 416 (Fighter) Squadron was formed in England.

    1930 – The Boeing XP-9 monoplane fighter makes its 1st flight in Dayton, Ohio.

    1923 – Alan Shepard (Rear Admiral, USN, Ret.) , American astronaut, was born [d. 1998]. Shepard was the first American in space. He later commanded the Apollo 14 mission, and was the fifth person to walk on the moon.
     
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    Will be a cool and educational thread I'm sure.....
     
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    Excellent idea Chris! I appreciate the time and effort sir and look forward to more and will contribute if I can.:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    #14 DerAdlerIstGelandet, Nov 19, 2011
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    Thanks, I do appreciate it. Not really a lot of time and work though. I am just using a website and transferring the info over. The purpose is just to hopefully help spring up some interesting topics throughout the forum. Someone might see a date here and decide to start a thread with more information on the topic.

    Anyhow...

    November 19

    1999 – China’s first spacecraft, Shenzhou 1, launched. They entered orbit, slid some menus under the International Space Stations door, and re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere.

    1977 – TAP Portugal Flight 425, a Boeing 727 registered CS-TBR, crashed on its third attempt to land in Funchal, Portugal. In heavy rains and strong winds, the aircraft touched down 2,000ft past the threshold and began to hydroplane. After vacating the runway the aircraft slid down a 200ft hill, killing 131 of the 164 on-board.

    1969 – Mohawk Airlines Flight 411 crashes into Pilot Knob Mountain, killing all 14 on-board.

    1969 – Apollo 12 lands on the Moon, allowing Charles “Pete” Conrad and Alan L. Bean to become the third and fourth humans to walk on its surface.

    1958 – The first two Fokker F-27 Friendships were delivered to Aer Lingus.

    1952 – A North American F-86D Sabre Jet fighter sets a new world speed record of 698.505 mph.

    1948 – Fairey Aviation Co. of Canada was established and took over the facilities of the Clark-Ruse Aircraft Co. at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

    1946 – Trans Canada Airlines received the first of five North Stars on loan from the RCAF.

    1940 – The formation of the Air Cadet League of Canada formed to tra12-18 year-olds for future enlistment in the RCAF.

    1938 – RCAF became directly responsible to the Minister of National Defence instead of the Chief of the General Staff, and achieved equal status with the RCN and Canadian Army.

    1938 – Construction begins on a new airport serving the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Built in nearby Virginia, this airport will become Ronald Reagan National Airport.

    1922 – Malert was formed, later to transform into MALEV Hungarian Airlines.
     
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    #15 DerAdlerIstGelandet, Nov 20, 2011
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    November 20

    1993 – An Avioimpex Yak 42D crashes near Ohrid, Macedonia. The aircraft was on a flight from Geneva, Switzerland to Skopje, but had been diverted to Ohrid due to poor weather conditions at the Skopje airport. On landing the aircraft crashed into Mount Trojani near Ohrid. All eight crew members and 115 of the 116 passengers were killed.

    1974 – Lufthansa Flight 540, a 747-130 registered D-ABYB, crashed as it climbed out of Nairobi, Kenya. The crash occurred because the pilots left the slats in the retracted position.

    1967 – TWA Flight 128, a Convair 880 registered N821TW, crashed on approach to Cincinnati, killing 70 of the 82 on-board. The aircraft fell 9,357ft short of the runway due to the crew attempting a night, visual no-glidescope approach in poor weather.

    1964 – Linjeflyg (yes, it’s spelled correctly) Flight 277, a Convair CV-340 registered SE-CCK, crashed on approach to Ängelholm-Helsingborg Airport in Sweden, killing 31 of the 43 on-board. The pilots had begun descent too early and confused wrong lights for runway lights and hit some telephone poles.

    1963 – The first McDonnell-built Air Force Phantoms, F-4Cs, are delivered to a Tactical Air Command squadron.

    1956 – It was announced that No. 435 (Transport) Squadron would move from Namao, Alberta to Capodichino, Naples, Italy to assist UNEF in the Egyptian-Israeli crisis.

    1953 – The 1st man to exceed Mach 2 (twice the speed of sound) is American test pilot Scott Crossfield in a Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket.

    1948 – American balloon reaches a record height of 26 miles.

    1945 – The Boeing B-29 Pacusan Dreamboat sets a world nonstop distance record of 8,198 miles on a flight from Guam to Washington, D.C.

    1919 – The 1st municipal airport in the United States opens in Tucson, Arizona and is still in use today.

    1904 - Wilbur Wright makes the first ever circuit flight in an airplane.
     
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    LMAO on the Chinese 1st Space Craft!
     
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    1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation.

    Sort of aviation and more importantly the day the world went 'phew'...

    John
     
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    November 21

    2004 – China Eastern Flight 5210, a CRJ-200 registered B-3072, crashed into a park shortly after takeoff from Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China, killing all 53 on-board and 2 on the ground. The aircraft had been parked overnight and had accumulated frost on the wings…which were not de-iced before departure. The aircraft stalled after being airborne for less than a minute and came back down to Earth.

    1989 – a British Airways Boeing 747 narrowly misses crashing into the Penta hotel near Heathrow Airport

    1986 – The first ever RAF air-to-air refuelling of a fully-loaded passenger carrying transport aircraft. It was carried out on a trooper flight to Oman as part of Exercise Saif Sareea. The refuelling took place over Sicily as part of the 4,200 mile, 9 hour flight.

    1981 – Aeroflot is banned from flying to the United States, after an earlier Aeroflot flight that overflew American military installations, straying from its supposed flight path.

    1970 – US aircraft begin the first major bombing campaign of North Vietnam since 1968. 300 aircraft attack the Mu Gia and Ban Gari passes.

    1948 – The Roundel, the RCAF service publication, made its first appearance.

    1917 – 21-24 – the Zeppelin LZ59 makes a 6,757 km journey through Africa in 96 hours (average speed 71 km/h).

    1914 – Three RNAS Avro 504s bomb the Zeppelin sheds at Friedrichshafen.

    1783 – The 1st free or untethered human flight takes place when Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier flies as high as 500 feet and travels 5 miles over Paris in a Montgolfier hot-air balloon.
     
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    November 22

    1946 – The first RCAF Vampire taken on strength.

    1943 – G/C CR Dunlap assumed command of No. 139 Wing (RAF), comprised of three squadrons of North American Mitchell aircraft. This was the only time an RCAF officer commanded an RAF operational wing.

    1935 – Pan Am commences the first trans-Pacific airmail service, flying a Martin M.130 from San Francisco to Manila, via Honolulu, Midway Island, Wake Island, and Guam.

    1909 – Wright Company is incorporated with a capital stock of $1,000,000. Formed to manufacture airplanes, the company’s president is Wilbur Wright and his brother Orville is the vice president.

    1898 – Wiley Post, American pilot, was born (d. 1935). Wiley Post was the first pilot to fly solo around the world. Also known for his work in high altitude flying, Post helped develop one of the first pressure suits.
     
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    Was a sore point at the time , it was if "colonials" weren't as smart . This and similiar actions led the RCAF to want to associate themselves with USAAF rather then RAF in Tiger Force .
     
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