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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2017, 12:33:55 PM »
6th Dec 1928.....North American Aviation Inc is founded.

6th Dec 1944.....The first flight of the Heinkel HE162 .            More here.....http://www.aviation-history.com/heinkel/he162.html

6th Dec 1957.....The first flight of the Lockheed L-188 Electra. 8)

6th Dec 1960.....The first flight of the Sikorsky S-61L Multi role Helicopter.

6th Dec 1966.....The Luftwaffe grounds it`s fleet of F-104 Starfighter`s to investigate several accidents with the type.

6th Dec 1975.....The first airmail flight by a supersonic aircraft is made in the USSR between Moscow and Alma Ata using a Tupolev TU-144.

6th Dec 1991.....The first flight of the Dornier 328.

6th Dec 1993.....The first flight of the Bombardier 415.
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #51 on: December 07, 2017, 01:44:59 PM »
Dec 7th 1940.....The first flight of the Fairy Barracuda prototype P1767.

Dec 7th 1941.....Surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy on US Base Pearl Harbor,and other US Military bases on Oahu,Hawaii.

Dec 7th 1942.....The first flight of the Bell XP-63 King Cobra.

Dec 7th 1962.....The first flight of the Aerospatiale Super Frelon heavy transport helicopter.

Dec 7th 1964.....Beale AFB California is announced as the home of the SR-71 aircraft.
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« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2017, 08:31:57 AM »
8th Dec 1938.....Germany officially launches it`s first aircraft carrier,the Graf Zeppelin is not completed,and is never operational.

8th Dec 1945.....The first flight of the Bell 47 prototype NC1H.

8th Dec 1949.....Muroc Army Airfield is renamed Edwards Air Force Base,honouring test pilot Glenn Edwards.

8th Dec 1964.....A United Airlines Caravalle makes the first landing in the USA completely controlled by computer.

8th Dec 2006.....NASA F/A 18 Hornet modified with an active aeroelastic wing is designated X-53.  More here.....https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-061-DFRC.html
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #53 on: December 09, 2017, 12:32:02 AM »
9th Dec 1904.....The Wright Brothers end flight trials with Flyer II after 105 tests and 80 brief flights.

9th Dec 1909.....Dr Henry Walden makes his first flight in his triplane Waldon III,from Long Island New York.

9th Dec 1932.....Wolfgang Von Gronau and crew complete the first around the world flight in a seaplane,using a Dornier Val,the trip takes 111days.

9th Dec 1946.....The first powered flight by the Bell X-1.

9th Dec 1951.....The first flight of Italy`s first true jet,the Fiat G.80.

9th Dec 1954.....The CIA Signs a contract to buy the first batch of 20 Lockheed U2 A`s.

9th Dec 1956.....Deliveries of the Lockheed C-130A begin.

9th Dec 1967.....Launch of an unmanned Saturn V,the Apollo 4 mission is the largest launch vehicle to fly successfully.

9th Dec 1970.....Artem Mikoyan,the designer of many MIG aircraft dies at the age of 65.

9th Dec 1983.....Delta Airlines receives the 1000th Boeing B737 built,a B737-232ADV N306DL.

9th Dec 1988.....The first flight of the Saab JAS 39 Grippen.

9th Dec 2002.....The first flight of the Diamond Twin Star.

9th Dec 2013.....American Airlines and US Airways merge to form the largest airline with 6700 daily flights to 336 cities in 56 countries.
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #54 on: December 10, 2017, 12:35:15 PM »
10th Dec 1951.....The first flight of the Kaman K-225,the first turbine powered helicopter.

10th Dec 1958.....The first domestic jet aircraft service is started by national Airlines using a Boeing B707 on the Miami to New York Idlewild route.

10th Dec 1969.....The first NASA flight of a YF-12.   More info here......https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-047-DFRC.html

10th Dec 1998.....Two RCAF Snowbird CT-114 Tutors collide during training near Moosejaw,killing one of the pilots.

10th Dec 2004.....In a tragic coincidence,six years to the day,two RCAF Snowbird CT-114 Tutors collide during training,killing one of the pilots.

10th Dec 2004.....The US FAA grounds all Beechcraft T-34 Mentor aircraft due to a number of fatal in flight structural failures.

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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #55 on: December 11, 2017, 12:46:11 PM »
11th Dec 1961.....The first US military aircraft arrive in Vietnam - US Army Helicopters from the 8th and 57th companies arrive at Saigon equipped with 32 H-21C Shawnee Transport Helicopters.

11th Dec 1968.....The first DC-9-20 is delivered to SAS .

11th Dec 1972.....The last Apollo mission,Apollo 17 landed on the moon, (or did they?  ;) )

11th Dec 1986.....The first flight of the F-15E Strike Eagle.

11th Dec 2009.....The first flight of the Airbus A400M takes place in Spain.
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #56 on: December 11, 2017, 02:02:05 PM »
Some others for the list:

11 December 1959: Brigadier General Joseph H. Moore, U.S. Air Force, Wing Commander, 4th Tactical Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Speed Record when he flew a Republic F-105B-20-RE Thunderchief, serial number 57-5812, over a closed 100-kilometer (62.137 miles) closed course at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The Thunderchief averaged 1,878.67 kilometers per hour (1,167.35 miles per hour).¹ General Moore’s fighter bomber was a standard production aircraft and it was armed with a full load of ammunition for the M61 cannon.


11 December 1945: Three days after Lieutenant Colonel Henry E. Warden and Captain Glen W. Edwards set a transcontinental speed record flying a prototype Douglas XB-42 from Long Beach California to Washington, D.C. in 5 hours, 17 minutes, Colonel Clarence S. Irvine and the crew of the B-29 Pacusan Dreamboat also set a record, flying from Burbank, California to overhead Floyd Bennett Field, New York, in 5 hours, 27 minutes, 8 seconds. The average speed for the 2,464-mile flight was 450.38 miles per hour (724.82 kilometers per hour).
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #57 on: December 11, 2017, 10:21:43 PM »
Some others for the list:

11 December 1959: Brigadier General Joseph H. Moore, U.S. Air Force, Wing Commander, 4th Tactical Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Speed Record when he flew a Republic F-105B-20-RE Thunderchief, serial number 57-5812, over a closed 100-kilometer (62.137 miles) closed course at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The Thunderchief averaged 1,878.67 kilometers per hour (1,167.35 miles per hour).¹ General Moore’s fighter bomber was a standard production aircraft and it was armed with a full load of ammunition for the M61 cannon.


11 December 1945: Three days after Lieutenant Colonel Henry E. Warden and Captain Glen W. Edwards set a transcontinental speed record flying a prototype Douglas XB-42 from Long Beach California to Washington, D.C. in 5 hours, 17 minutes, Colonel Clarence S. Irvine and the crew of the B-29 Pacusan Dreamboat also set a record, flying from Burbank, California to overhead Floyd Bennett Field, New York, in 5 hours, 27 minutes, 8 seconds. The average speed for the 2,464-mile flight was 450.38 miles per hour (724.82 kilometers per hour).

I saw those two,but I was too cold to type them all out  :(
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #58 on: December 12, 2017, 08:57:57 AM »
12th Dec 1949.....A Capitol Airlines DC-3 passenger transport crashes near National Airport.

12th Dec 1951.....Alaska Air becomes the first airline to fly over the North Pole.

12th Dec 1951.....The first flight of the DHC-3 Otter.

12th Dec 1953.....Mach 2.5 ( 1650Mph )  is achieved for the first time by the Bell X1-A flown by Major Charles "Chuck" Yeager at 70,000ft.

12th Dec 1957.....A McDonnell F-101A Voodoo flown by Major Adrian Drew captures the world speed record for the US Airforce of 1207.6 Mph.

12th Dec 1979.....The first flight of the SH-60 Seahawk.

12th Dec 1985.....An Arrow Air Douglas DC-8 N950JW (flt 1285) charter for the US Army,crashes at Newfoundland killing all 256 persons on board.

12th Dec 2001.....Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium is founded.

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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #59 on: December 12, 2017, 02:51:02 PM »
12th Dec 1985.....An Arrow Air Douglas DC-8 N950JW (flt 1285) charter for the US Army,crashes at Newfoundland killing all 256 persons on board.


Stalled on take-off from Gander.  Sadly the cause was never established, in fact the investigation was one of the few in history that had a dissenting opinion filed.

Even more tragically, Arrow Air had been put on an FAA watch-list in 1984 but the DoD renewed its air-charter contract for the following years

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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #60 on: December 12, 2017, 02:52:50 PM »
Remember this on the news and From memory the weather at the time was very poor.

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« Reply #61 on: December 12, 2017, 03:02:05 PM »
Aye I was only a young'un but remember being very moved by it.  The troops were from the 101st Airborne returning from peacekeeping in Sinai.

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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2017, 08:18:10 PM »
I recall this being on the news as well  :(   More info here...............https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19851212-0

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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #63 on: December 13, 2017, 11:19:42 AM »
13th Dec 1918.....The first flight is made from England to India is made by AS MacLaren,Halley,and McEwan in a Handley Page V-1500 bomber.

13th Dec 1949.....The prototype of the North American Aviation XF-93 arrives at Edwards Airforce base for testing.

13th Dec 1962.....The USAF Stargazer balloon reaches 82,000ft.

13th Dec 1977.....A National Jet Services DC-3 charter aircraft crashes on takeoff from Evensville Indiana,killing 29 on board,including all but one player,and all the coaches of the University of                                                       Evensville Mens basketball team.Not long afterwards,the lone player who was not on the flight is killed in a car crash. :o

13th Dec 1982.....The Boeing B767 enters service with United Airlines.

13th Dec 1984.....The first flight of the Grumman X-29 FSW ( Forward Swept Wing ).
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« Reply #64 on: December 14, 2017, 11:26:19 AM »
14th Dec 1903.....Wilbur Wright makes the first and unsuccessful attempt at powered flight at Kill Devil Hills North Carolina,his aircraft stalls after 3.5 seconds and crash lands 105 feet away.

14th Dec 1920.....An AT+T Handley Page 0/400 crashes at Cricklewood in thick fog killing 4.

14th Dec 1956.....Brazil becomes the first South American country to buy an aircraft carrier,it buys HMS Vengeance from the Royal Navy.

14th Dec 1959.....F-104 Starfighter sets a new altitude record of 103,389ft piloted by Cdr L Flint.

14th Dec 1972.....Eugene Cernan becomes the last person to walk on the moon at the conclusion of the Apollo 17 mission.

14th Dec 1977.....The first flight of the Mil Mi-26.

14th Dec 1986.....Burt Rutan`s Voyager takes off for the first unrefueled flight around the world.It takes nine days to cover the 26,366 miles.
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« Reply #65 on: December 14, 2017, 12:20:28 PM »
14th Dec 1972.....Eugene Cernan becomes the last person to walk on the moon at the conclusion of the Apollo 17 mission.


There was a bit of friendly banter between Mr Cernan and Jack Schmitt about that title.

Mr Cernan was the last man to step *off* the Moon, but Mr Schmitt was the last to step *onto* it.

Mr Cernan was also one of three astronauts to walk on the Moon twice.

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« Reply #66 on: December 14, 2017, 12:50:21 PM »
14th Dec 1972.....Eugene Cernan becomes the last person to walk on the moon at the conclusion of the Apollo 17 mission.


There was a bit of friendly banter between Mr Cernan and Jack Schmitt about that title.

Mr Cernan was the last man to step *off* the Moon, but Mr Schmitt was the last to step *onto* it.

Mr Cernan was also one of three astronauts to walk on the Moon twice.

A bit of Lunar Hokey Cokey  ;D  - Now you mention it I do recall some silliness being involved.
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« Reply #67 on: December 15, 2017, 11:40:13 AM »
15th Dec 1920.....The first of a number of flying schools opens to train reserve pilots for the military opens in Orly,France.

15th Dec 1955.....The DH98 Mosquito flies it`s last operational sortie with the RAF. ( Some sources suggest it wasn`t until May 1963 from No3 CAACU)  :-\

15th Dec 1959.....Major JW Roberts sets a new airspeed record in a F-106 Delta Dart of 1516 Mph.

15th Dec 1963.....Alia Royal Air Jordanian commences flight operations.

15th Dec 1989.....Atlantic Coast Airlines is founded.

15th Dec 1996.....The merger of Boeing and McDonnell Douglas is announced.

15th Dec 2005.....The Lockheed Martin F-22 enters service with the USAF.The last F-22 was delivered to the USAF in 2012,187 in total.

15th Dec 2006.....Lufthansa becomes the first airline to order the Boeing B747-800.

15th Dec 2006.....The first use of a sythetic fuel to power a US Airforce B-52 using a fuel blend by Syntroleum.

15th Dec 2006.....The first flight of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightening II.

15th Dec 2009.....The first flight of the Boeing B787 Dreamliner in Seattle.
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« Reply #68 on: December 16, 2017, 12:08:09 AM »
If my memory serves me correctly I think there was a Mosquito at 23MU Aldergrove around 1961 - 1963 along with Washingtons, Lincolns, and Yorks.

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« Reply #69 on: December 16, 2017, 05:03:19 PM »
Sorry this is late for today,but our electricity was off from 0920 until 1130,then 1140 until 1640.It`s like living in the dark ages up here sometimes. :(
I had some of this done,and PING,off it went again-Grrrr!

16th Dec 1928.....Lt James E.Dyer USN wins the Herbert Schiff Memorial Trophy for having the best record for Naval flyers year ending June 30th,with 1,215 hrs without accident.

16th Dec 1957.....Senator Stuart Symington is named 1957 winner of the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.  More here..https://naa.aero/awards/awards-and-trophies/wright-brothers-memorial-trophy

16th Dec 1960.....United flight 826 (DC-8 N8031U) collides in midair over Staten Island New York City with TWA flight 266 (Lockheed Super Constellation N6907C).128 from both aircraft plus 6 on                                                       ground are killed.

16th Dec 1979.....A British Airways Concorde lands in London after flying from New York in 2 hours 58 mins.Average speed was 1172 Mph.

16th Dec 1994.....The first flight of the Antonov AN-70.

16th Dec 1997.....Air Canada flight 646 a CRJ-200 C-FSKI crashes after a failed go-around near Fredericton,New Brunswick.All on board survived.
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« Reply #70 on: December 16, 2017, 07:46:49 PM »
Sorry this is late for today,but our electricity was off from 0920 until 1130,then 1140 until 1640.It`s like living in the dark ages up here sometimes. :(

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« Reply #71 on: December 16, 2017, 08:14:50 PM »
Sorry this is late for today,but our electricity was off from 0920 until 1130,then 1140 until 1640.It`s like living in the dark ages up here sometimes. :(

Life ain't easy in Westeros...

Chortle , chortle,yeah I doubt wearing a suit of armour in this weather would involve much merry merriment either.

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17th Dec 1903.....Orville Wright makes the first sustained,controlled,powered flight in the Flyer airplane at Kill Devil Hills,North Carolina.The historic flight lasts 12 seconds and covers 120ft.
                           They carried out 4 flights that day,the longest flown by Wilbur Wright,lasted 59 secs covering 852 ft.

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RriKI7u72Xs

17th Dec 1935.....The first flight of the Douglas DC-3.By the time production ended,10,665 aircraft had been built with many still operating today.

17th Dec 1947.....The first flight of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber took place.

17th Dec 1951.....The Lockheed Super Constellation enters service with Eastern Air Lines.

17th Dec 1963.....The first flight of the Lockheed C-141A Starlifter.

17th Dec 1969.....The USAF closes Project Blue Book,the 22 year investigation into sightings of UFO`s.

17th Dec 1994.....KLM retires it`s last DC-10.

17th Dec 2003.....Burt Rutan`s " SpaceShip One " becomes the first privately designed and manufactured manned aircraft to exceed the speed of sound.Actual speed was Mach 1.2.

                           https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceShipOne

                           6 flights later it,after speeds were increased in increments,it achieved Mach 3.09  8)
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« Reply #73 on: Yesterday at 12:43:37 AM »
Terrific stuff AT.  Some very nostalgic dates from aviation history.  Look forward to these each day thanks.

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« Reply #74 on: Yesterday at 12:46:26 AM »
Thank you-I thought I would get these in early as Dec 17th is a very important day in aviation,plus I don`t want any more power cuts messing things up. :(
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