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On this day.............
« on: November 08, 2017, 09:06:07 PM »
8th Nov 1974 the first flight of the FMA IA58 Pucara.

8th Nov 1989 the first aerial refueling of a B-2 Spirit bomber,a KC-10A Extender aircraft was used.
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 12:07:01 AM »
Liking this thread idea.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 09:04:56 AM »
So do I. I have looked at it over the years, especially linking it to the calendar with a view to have it recurring as a post on the front page but haven't been able to get it to work properly. If it proves popular I'll look in to it again :)

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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 11:17:08 AM »
Thanks folks,I have been looking through my aviation books and magazines to find a few facts,hopefully some might even prove interesting!

I wonder would it better as a rolling thread for the month or a daily post? I think a rolling post like the overflights might be better,as there might not be any facts for every day. :-\


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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 11:28:26 AM »
9th Nov 1950 A US Navy pilot flying a F9F Panther shoots down a Mig-15,marking the 1st US Navy jet vs jet victory.

9th Nov 1978 First flight of the AV-8B Harrier II.

9th Nov 1980 Dan Air`s last commercial DH106 Comet flight on a enthusiasts trip from/to Gatwick.
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 12:48:31 PM »
10th Nov 1907 .... Louis Bleriot and his No.VII establish what will become the standard layout of an aircraft,ie covered fuselage,a monoplane,a single tail unit and a forward facing propeller.

10th Nov 1972 .... Southern Airways flight 49 was hijacked by three men and was flown to multiple locations in the US and one Canadian city.The aircraft`s tyre`s were shot out by the FBI as the plane was refueled at an USAF base in Orlando,the aircraft then took off and landed at a partially foamed runway in Havana Cuba,where the hijackers were captured trying to escape.
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 11:50:22 PM »
11th Nov 1983....First flight of the CASA CN-235

11th Nov 1956....First flight of the mighty Convair B-58A Hustler- it was the first operational bomber capable of Mach 2.

11th Nov 2015....First flight of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet - 1st delivery aircraft scheduled for 2020.
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2017, 12:23:15 AM »
this thread is full of potentially fascinating info, but I am puzzled by the one about Dan Air?

I believe I saw them operating from BFS in the mid 1980's, was there a close down & restart or more than one 'Dan Air' if their last commercial flight was 1980?

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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 12:35:31 AM »
Surely it was the last flight using the DH106 Comet rather than last ever flight of the airline.

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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2017, 09:48:41 AM »
o right, that makes more sense  :)

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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2017, 11:33:17 AM »
this thread is full of potentially fascinating info, but I am puzzled by the one about Dan Air?

I believe I saw them operating from BFS in the mid 1980's, was there a close down & restart or more than one 'Dan Air' if their last commercial flight was 1980?

Just to confirm - it was Dan Air`s last flight using the DH106 Comet,Dan Air was bought over by BA in the early 1990`s for the nominal fee of £1.
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2017, 02:17:37 AM »
12th Nov 1919 .... Vickers Vimy G-EAOU flown by brothers Keith and Ross Smith with mechanics Jim Bennet and Wally Shiers set out to fly from England to Austrailia.
                           They arrived Dec 18th at Darwin.  This Vimy was known as God `Elp All Of Us  :) .

12th Nov 1952.... First flight of the TU-95 ( Nato codename BEAR ).

12th Nov 1996....Kazakhstan Airlines Il-76 UN-76435 and Saudi Arabian Airlines B747 HZ-AIH collide in mid-air killing 349 people near Charki Dadri,India.

12th Nov 2003....First commercial flight for Etihad Airways.
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2017, 01:20:10 PM »
13th Nov 1907.... First piloted helicopter rises vertically,untethered in France.It had twin rotors powered by a 24HP engine.

13th Nov 1981.... Double Eagle V with Ben Abruzzo,and his crew makes the first balloon crossing of the Pacific Ocean.
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 08:32:07 AM »
14th Nov 1974....the F-15 Eagle enters service with 555th TFTS at Luke AFB.

14th Nov 1987....Air Transat begin airline operations,Montreal to Acapluco was the route.

14th Nov 2005....Boeing launches the B747-8.
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2017, 04:03:42 PM »
14th Nov 1987....Air Transat begin airline operations,Montreal to Acapluco was the route.

And 30 years later to the day, they reveal their new livery.  Hmm.

Reminds me to buy shares in white-paint manufacturer.



Versus the good old days of three-holers and cheatlines:

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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2017, 11:18:32 AM »
15th Nov 1948.....El Al Becomes the offical airline of Israel.

15th Nov 1965.....The first flight over both poles is made by a Flying Tigers  B707.

15th Nov 2006.....The rather colourful South African airline, Mango begins flight operations.
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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2017, 11:29:19 AM »
16th Nov 1920.....Australia`s national airline QANTAS was founded in Queensland,it`s first aircraft was an Avro 504K.

16th Nov 1945.....As part of Operation Paperclip,the US Army secretly admits a large number of captured scientists and engineers to work on rocket technology,one of them was a certain Werner Von Braun.

16th Nov 1960.....The first flight of the Canadiar CL-44, a development of the Bristol Britannia.

16th Nov 1970.....The first flight of the Lockheed L-1011 / Tristar.


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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2017, 11:37:11 AM »

16th Nov 1960.....The first flight of the Canadiar CL-44, a development of the Bristol Britannia.


You might wonder why the CL-44 had a different nose and flight-deck than the Britannia.

Atthe time Canadair was owned by General Dynamics and the parent company proposed grafting-on the nose of the Convair CV-880 to give a consistent brand-image.  It also looked a bit sportier.


And that's another useless Smudge Trivium.

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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2017, 02:29:46 PM »
17th Nov 1906.....A prize of £10,000 is offered by the Daily Mail for the first flight from London to Manchester.

17th Nov 1956.....The first flight of the Dassault Mirage III.

17th Nov 1997.....ValuJet Airlines ceases operations after merging to AirTran Airways.
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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2017, 09:33:37 AM »
18th Nov 1949.....A Douglas C-74 Loadmaster with 103 passengers and crew,cross the North Atlantic making it the largest number to have made the journey in a single flight.

18th Nov 1966.....Captain William J,Knight achieves a world record speed in the North American X-15 of Mach 6.33 or 4,250 Mph. :o

18th Nov 1978.....The First flight of the YF-18A Hornet.

18th Nov 1985..... Cessna is purchased by General Dynamics.( It was sold again to Textron Inc in 1992 ).
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« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2017, 10:51:26 AM »
18th Nov 1985..... Cessna is purchased by General Dynamics.( It was sold again to Textron Inc in 1992 ).

GD paid $660 million in 1985 for control of Cessna and the McAuley propellor subsidiary.

When it came to 1992, Dassault was in the bidding against Textron as they really wanted the Citation line as the entry-level supplement to the Falcons.  But Textron outbid them at $600 million...

Inflation Calculator says that $660 million in 1985 dollars would be $860 million in 1992, so it was a very poor outcome for GD; lost a quarter-billion dollars on that gamble:

Other odd mid-1980s purchases which didn't work out:

Chrysler buying Gulfstream
Lear Siegler buying Piper

The only one that survived was Raytheon's purchase of Beech.
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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2017, 03:11:05 PM »
19th Nov 1977.....A TAP Boeing B727 overuns the runway at Funchal,Maderia Islands and explodes killing 131 people.
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19th Nov 1978.....The first flight of the Beriev A-50 AEW aircraft based on the IL-76.
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20th Nov 1953.....Test pilot Scott Crossfield is the first man to fly exceed Mach 2,in a Douglas D558-2 Skyrocket,speed was 1291 mph.

20th Nov 1974.....Boeing B747 suffers it`s first major accident when a Lufthansa flight crashed and caught fire shortly after take off,59 people died.
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20th Nov 1998.....Air Tahiti Nui commences flight operations .












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« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2017, 02:10:58 PM »
Not much to report for this day,but I came across these two that maybe of interest.  :-\

21st Nov 1981.....Aeroflot is banned from flying to the US after an Aeroflot flight had flown over a number of US Military Installations,and had repeatedly strayed off it`s flight path to do so.

21st Nov 1989.....A British Airways Boeing B747 narrowly avoids crashing into the Penta Hotel near London Heathrow.
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                          The Captain of the aircraft involved later committed suicide. :o
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« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2017, 02:26:16 PM »
November is a bit sparse isn't it.

Found this one:

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On 21 November 1783, the first free (untethered) flight by humans was made by Pilâtre, together with the Marquis François-Laurent d’Arlandes; they landed five miles away, some twenty-five minutes after launching, reaching a height of 900 meters. The balloon was propelled by an iron furnace.

https://www.icao.int/secretariat/PostalHistory/aviation_history_human_flights_with_balloons.htm


Also first flight of the Grumman F9F Panther, the Ironwork's first jet, in 1947.  How far we've come in 70 years, back to blending the wing into the fuselage :)