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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2017, 02:33:19 PM »
I came across the balloon one,but didn`t think it would be of much interest. :-\

Missed the F9F Panther first flight,thanks for adding that,it`s one of my favourite looking jets,I bet it made a nice noise too. 8)

I found this clip from " The Bridges at Toko-Ri which featured the F9F Panther,and the recently passed William Holden ........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF-SC-9b7tc
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« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2017, 04:46:20 PM »
Love this thread AT,  :goodjob:
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2017, 09:30:58 PM »
Love this thread AT,  :goodjob:

Thanks,thing I have noticed is many of the facts out there seem to be US based,I suppose that`s to be expected as they think they invented everything.  ;)
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2017, 11:44:19 PM »
21 November 1970: Operation Kingpin was a mission to rescue 61 American prisoners of war at the Sơn Tây Prison Camp, 23 miles (37 kilometers) west of Hanoi, North Vietnam. There were over 12,000 North Vietnamese soldiers stationed within five miles of the prison. The ultra-secret mission was carried out by 56 U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers and 98 airmen aboard 28 aircraft.


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 h flight.
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2017, 12:57:09 AM »
22nd Nov 1955.....Soviet Tupolev TU-16 Badger drops their first thermo-nuclear bomb in Siberia.

22nd Nov 1989.....The USAF Lockheed SR-71 program is officially ended,however 28th Sept 1994 US Congress voted to reactivate 3 of the aircraft for the USAF.
                           The first reactivated aircraft was delivered to the USAF 28th June 1995.The last flight of a SR-71 was 9th Oct 1999 AF Serial 61-7980 NASA 844.
                           It is on display at NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre at Edwards AFB.

22nd Nov 1993.....Qatar Airways is founded. 

22nd Nov 2003.....A DHL Airbus A300B4-200F OO-DLL was struck on the left wing shortly after taking off from Bagdad,the aircraft was severely damaged,causing a fire and complete loss of                                                               hydraulic flight control systems.
                           Despite the damage,the crew battled to control the aircraft and managed to get the aircraft down,where the aircraft veered off the runway before coming to a stop.

                           https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20031122-0
                           
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2017, 12:14:33 PM »
22nd November 1977 After a long delay, due to protests over local noise, British Airways and Air France began services to New York from London and Paris with Concorde.
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« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2017, 07:26:21 PM »
22nd November 1977 After a long delay, due to protests over local noise, British Airways and Air France began services to New York from London and Paris with Concorde.

Oops,I missed this one,good example of most of my reference and books etc being biased towards the US.

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« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2017, 12:31:43 PM »
23rd Nov 1942.....One of the most odd looking aircraft ever to fly,the Vought V-173,took to the skies for the first time,it was known by some as the Flying Pancake.
                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfpTDOAfj7Y

23rd Nov 1946.....An Avro Lancastrian powered with Rolls Royce Nene turbojets is credited as the first commercial passenger jet flight.It flew from London to Paris in 41 mins.

23rd Nov 1959.....The Boeing B720 made it`s first flight,a development of the Boeing 707,it had a shorter body and range than the 707.

23rd Nov 1989.....Air France begin services to New York from Lyon using the A310-300.

23rd Nov 1996.....Ethiopian Airlines flight 961 crash lands in the sea off Comoros,after running out of fuel due to a hijack - 125 people died.
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2017, 01:38:47 PM »
24th Nov 1939.....British Overseas Airways Corporation is founded,formed from the merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd.They also started to use the callsign " Speedbird".

24th Nov 1955.....The Fokker F.27 Friendship medium range twin turboprop transport prototype made it`s first flight.It began commercial flights 19th Nov 1958 with Aer Lingus.

24th Nov 1987.....The first flight of the Grumman F-14D Tomcat,first deliveries of the type began in 1991.This version had new engines,and much uprated systems, a new radar and a glass cockpit.
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2017, 11:02:56 AM »
25th Nov 1930.....First flight of the Fairey Hendon.                      More info on this here..........https://defenceoftherealm.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/forgotten-aircraft-fairey-hendon/

25th Nov 1940.....The first flight of the DH.98 Mosquito,W4050.   More info on this here.........http://www.mossie.org/W4050.htm

25th Nov 1940.....The first flight of the Martin B-26 Marauder.      More info on this here.........http://www.aviation-history.com/martin/b26.html

25th Nov 1968.....The FAA certifies the DC-9-20,it`s first flight had been Sept 18th 1968 - It was designed with improved short field performance for SAS.

25th Nov 2009.....First flight of the Gulfstream G650.
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2017, 11:31:44 AM »
Oh I missed a few days!  Some follow-ups:

24th:
BOAC's RT callsign SPEEDBIRD was complemented by BEA's BEELINE which was dropped after the 1975 merger which formed BA.  It is now used by Brussels Airlines :)


25th:
In November 1938 one of the RAF's Hendons went for an unauthorised nocturnal jaunt at the hands of a couple of erks.  It didn't end well for the aircraft, K5094, nor for the LACs who received a one-year detention each.

That was one of only two Hendons written-off!  However they were quickly replaced by Wellingtons from that time onwards and were all gone after barely two years of service.
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« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2017, 12:30:50 AM »
26th Nov.....1951 First flight of the Gloster Javelin prototype WD804                 More info here........http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/javelin/history.php

26th Nov.....1957 First flight of the Piaggio P.166 I-PJAG                                   More info here.......http://www.p166.com/

26th Nov.....1991 Death of Ed Heinemann,designer of many Douglas aircraft      More info here.......http://www.nationalaviation.org/our-enshrinees/heinemann-edward/

26th Nov.....2003 Final flight of Concorde G-BOAF landed at Filton                     More info here.......http://www.concordesst.com/216.html
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Re: On this day.............
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2017, 02:58:55 PM »
27th Nov 1949.....First flight of the Douglas C-14 Globemaster II.

27th Nov 2012.....First flight of the Embraer Legacy 500.
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« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2017, 10:41:29 AM »
28th Nov 1912.....The Italian Air Battalion,Flotta Aerea d`Italia is made fully operational.

28th Nov 1929.....First flight over the South Pole is made in a Ford 4-AT Tri Motor commanded by Richard Byrd.

28th Nov 1938.....A Lufthansa FW200 flies from Berlin to Tokyo via Basra,Karachi,and Hanoi.The 8841 mile flight takes the distance record,and took 46hours 18 mins.

28th Nov 1975.....Evergreen International Airlines commences flight operations.

28th Nov 1979.....Air New Zealand flight 901,a DC-10 operated a sightseeing flight over Antarctica crashes into Mount Erebus killing all 257 on board.                                                                                                                         It was also the 50th anniversary of the first flight over the south pole.

28th Nov 1995.....First flight of the Gulfstream V.
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« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2017, 09:44:28 AM »
29th Nov 1940.....First flight of the Junkers JU-288.

29th Nov 1953.....American Airlines begins the first regular service between New York and Los Angeles,with the Douglas DC-7.

29th Nov 1990.....Finnair receives it`s first McDonnell Douglas MD-11.

29th Nov 1995.....First flight of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

29th Nov 1996.....First flight of the Tupolev TU-144LL.        More info here.........https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-062-DFRC.html


There was quite a few major aircrashes on this date,but I haven`t included them.  :-\
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« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2017, 11:18:09 AM »
30th Nov 1907.....Glenn Curtiss registers the Curtiss Aeroplane Company.It is the first US airplane manufacturing company.

30th Nov 1908.....The French Wright Company is founded.

30th Nov 1917.....The First Flight of the Vickers Vimy.

30th Nov 1941.....A Caproni Campini N1 Motorjet is the first jet powered aircraft to carry airmail.

30th Nov 1979.....The first flight of the Piper Malibu.

30th Nov 1986.....The first flight of the Fokker F100.

30th Nov 1999.....British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems.
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« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2017, 11:36:52 AM »

30th Nov 1979.....The first flight of the Piper Malibu.

One might wonder why it took them until 1983 to deliver a Malibu.

The 1979 prototype was an aerodynamic shell.  It was the first mass-market general aviation aircraft to be designed entirely using CAD and Piper were a bit cautious and wanted to verify it in flight.

The full-up pressurised production variant flew in August 1982.  Still looks good today.

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« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2017, 11:17:00 AM »
1st Dec 1911.....A float equipped Short Improved S.27 flown by RN Lt Arthur Longmore makes the first UK flight to take off from land and land on water.

1st Dec 1932.....The first flight of the Heinkel He 70.
           
1st Dec 1934.....The first airway air traffic control centre is opened in Newark NJ operated by staff from Eastern Airlines,United Airlines,American Airlines and TWA.

1st Dec 1945.....Avro Canada Ltd was formed.

1st Dec 1961.....Britannia Airlines was founded.

1st Dec 1969.....The first legislation to limit aircraft noise levels at airports is introduced in US Federal Air Regulation Prt 36.

1st Dec 1970.....The first flight of the Dassault Falcon 10.

1st Dec 1977.....The first flight of the Lockheed Have Blue,a predecessor to the F-117.

1st Dec 1984.....Intentional crash of a Boeing B720 at Edwards Airforce Base as part of the NASA Controlled Impact Demonstration.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVyZeSgxmsw

1st Dec 2001.....Trans World Airlines ceases operations and is merged into American Airlines.Last flight was MD-80 N948TW,Kansas City to St. Louis all 240 miles of it.
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« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2017, 01:45:33 PM »
2nd Dec 1919.....First flight of the Hadley Page Type W.

2nd Dec 1937.....First flight of the Brewster F2A Buffalo.

2nd Dec 1939.....New York La Guardia Airport opened.

2nd Dec 1943.....First flight of the Grumman XF7F Tigercat.

2nd Dec 1945.....First flight of the Bristol Type 170 Freighter.
                          First flight of the Hadley Page Hermes.

2nd Dec 1948.....First flight of the Beechcraft T-34 Mentor.

2nd Dec 1976.....First flight of the Boeing 747 SCA,a converted ex American Airlines machine,which had been adapted to carry the Space Shuttle.

2nd Dec 1986.....A Concorde carrying 94 passengers returns to Charles De Gaulle Airport after an 18 day around the world journey.Total flight time was 31 hrs,51 mins.
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« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2017, 02:13:10 PM »
2nd Dec 1919.....First flight of the Hadley Page Type W.

2nd Dec 1937.....First flight of the Brewster F2A Buffalo.

2nd Dec 1939.....New York La Guardia Airport opened.

2nd Dec 1943.....First flight of the Grumman XF7F Tigercat.

2nd Dec 1945.....First flight of the Bristol Type 170 Freighter.
                          First flight of the Hadley Page Hermes.

2nd Dec 1948.....First flight of the Beechcraft T-34 Mentor.

2nd Dec 1976.....First flight of the Boeing 747 SCA,a converted ex American Airlines machine,which had been adapted to carry the Space Shuttle.

2nd Dec 1986.....A Concorde carrying 94 passengers returns to Charles De Gaulle Airport after an 18 day around the world journey.Total flight time was 31 hrs,51 mins.
The concorde flights would be out of this world, well almost lol

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« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2017, 11:59:37 AM »
3rd Dec 1945.....Lt.Com E.M "Winkle" Brown makes the first jet takeoff and landing on an aircraft carrier (HMS Ocean) in a DH.Sea Vampire.

3rd Dec 1972.....A Spantax Convair 990 crashed at Los Rodeos Airport Tenerife while taking off in almost zero visibility,killing all on board,7 crew and 148 passengers. :(

3rd Dec 1974.....First flight of the " Big Tail " SR-71 (959).

3rd Dec 1985.....The ATR-42 enters service with Air Littoral.

3rd Dec 1990.....Two Northwest Airlines aircraft collide on the ground in Detroit,FLT 1482 a DC9 ( N3313L ) and FLT 299 a B727-200 ( N287US ).
                         The DC9 made two wrong turns putting it on the runway the 727 was using to depart.
                         The DC-9 was destroyed by fire with 8 killed.The 727 managed to stop safely and only suffered wing damage.
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« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2017, 04:00:20 PM »
3rd Dec 1972.....A Spantax Convair 990 crashed at Los Rodeos Airport Tenerife while taking off in almost zero visibility,killing all on board,7 crew and 148 passengers. :(

Unfortunately, that wouldn't be the last time a plane crashed on take-off in zero visibility at Los Rodeos Airport  :(
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« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2017, 08:05:08 PM »
3rd Dec 1972.....A Spantax Convair 990 crashed at Los Rodeos Airport Tenerife while taking off in almost zero visibility,killing all on board,7 crew and 148 passengers. :(

Unfortunately, that wouldn't be the last time a plane crashed on take-off in zero visibility at Los Rodeos Airport  :(

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« Reply #48 on: December 04, 2017, 12:23:36 PM »


4th Dec 1952.....The first flight of the Grumman XS2F-1 Tracker.

4th Dec 1961.....The National Air and Space Museum receives the Douglas C-54 " Sacred Cow" used by US Presidents Roosevelt and Truman.

4th Dec 1967.....The A-7A Corsair II strike aircraft enters combat for the first time operating from USS Ranger.

4th Dec 1991.....Pan Am World Airways goes out of business after 64 years of service.The sudden shut down strands many passengers and 9,000 jobs are lost.
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« Reply #49 on: December 05, 2017, 12:53:05 PM »
5th Dec 1909.....George Taylor makes the manned first glider flight in Australia in a glider of his own design.He flew at Narrabeen Beach,New South Wales.

5th Dec 1921.....Western Australia Airways opens the first regular scheduled airline service in the country.
                         The first flight was made with a Bristol Tourer G-AUDI,but it crashed with flights being suspended until 21st Feb 1922.

5th Dec 1945.....Flight 19 (5 Grumman TBM Avengers) departs Fort Lauderdale NAS and all disappear into the Bermuda Triangle.

5th Dec 1961.....A US Navy F4-H Phantom II sets a new world altitude record in sustained level flight of 98,560ft.
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