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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #125 on: January 09, 2018, 10:57:59 PM »
9th Jan 1962.....The first flight of the Hawker Siddeley HS121 Trident,narrow body jet airliner.

Wasn't it Northeast that packed seven-abreast into the Trident? Ouch

http://www.shockcone.co.uk/hs121/trident/variants.htm

Four-abreast 'family' seating in he front cabin.

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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #126 on: January 10, 2018, 06:54:05 PM »
10th Jan 1912.....Lt.Com Charles Samson becomes the first person to fly an aircraft off a moving ship.

10th Jan 1912.....The first flight of the Short S.36.

10th Jan 1929.....The first flight of the Consolidated P2Y flying boat maritime patrol aircraft.

10th Jan 1935.....The first flight of the French,6-engined flying boat the Latecoere 521 was one of the first large trans-Atlantic passenger aircraft.

10th Jan 1941.....The introduction of the Douglas A-20 Havoc,a multirole twin prop aircraft.

10th Jan 1943.....The Fairey Barracuda,a torpeadoe bomber enters service.

10th Jan 1944.....The RCAF begins to receive it`s Avro Lancaster bombers with 229 ordered to start.

10th Jan 1946.....A Sikorsky R5 sets an unofficial helicopter altitude record of 21,000ft at Stratford Connecticut.

10th Jan 1960.....The first flight of the Beagle Husky,originally known as the Auster J/1Y,a light 3 seater aircraft.

10th Jan 1966.....The first flight of the Bell OH-58 Kiowa,a military helicopter,based on the Model 206A Jet Ranger.

10th Jan 1967.....The death of aviation record breaker Laura Houghtaling Ingalls.She was a distant relation to Laura Ingalls Wilder of Little House On The Prairie fame!

10th Jan 1982.....Gulfstream III Spirit Of America completes around the world flight in 43hrs,39mins,and 6 seconds.

10th Jan 1990.....The first flight of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11.

10th Jan 1992.....TWA files for bankruptcy for the first time,they would do so agin just a few years later.

10th Jan 2009.....Zambian Airways suspends operations.


Hopefully a few things there of interest. :)
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #127 on: January 11, 2018, 07:21:55 PM »
Please note that from now on I will be putting the On this Day aircraft info in a specific On this Day Thread.

I hope folk continue to enjoy the snippets of info.  :-\

Follow this link please to the new thread location..............http://www.niaviation.co.uk/index.php?topic=24043.0
« Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 10:53:42 PM by Angry Turnip »