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Re: June Aviation Bites
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2018, 09:23:20 PM »
BONUS DAY!  I missed this one in the hand-over. 

09 June

1928... Completion of the first aerial crossing of the Pacific Ocean.  Fokker F.VIIb/3m NC-1985 'Southern Cross' landed at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, at 10.50 local time after a total of 83 hours in the air.  They had started from Oakland, CA nearly nine days earlier.  The aircraft is preserved at Brisbane airport.
http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/First%20trans-Pacific%20flight%201928.htm

1944... Maiden flight of Avro 694 Lincoln, PW925 flown from Ringway airport by Captain H A Brown.  Originally known as Lancaster IV.  604 were built including one in Canada; VJ-Day intervened and stopped production there.   

1974... Maiden flight of Northrop YF-17 Cobra, 72-1569 flown by Hank Chouteau from Edwards AFB.  Two days later it became the first US fighter to exceed level Mach 1 on dry thrust.  Competitor to the YF-16 in the ACF fly-off competition but lost.  Later partnered with McDonnell Douglas to win the US Navy NACF as the hugely-modified F/A-18, but Northrop were cut-out of most of the revenue of that program.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_w92JPHLUg
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Re: June Aviation Bites
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2018, 06:44:52 PM »
25th June 1910.....The Hubbard monoplane was entered in the Montreal Air Meet of 25 June-5 July 1910.It was designed by John McCurdy and built by the Canadian Aerodrome Company,but it did not fly.

25th June 1919.....First flight of the Junkers F.13,it was the world's first all-metal passenger aircraft and Junkers' first commercial aircraft.It had a crew of two and room for 4 passengers.

25th June 1925.....First flight of the Boeing P-12,a pursuit fighter mainly operated by the USAAC and USN.Production ended in 1932 with 586 built.The Brazilian Air Force retired theirs in 1949.

25th June 1936.....First flight of the Type 142M Bristol Blenheim prototype K7033,a twin engine light bomber/fighter.Canada,Finland and Yugoslavia built them under license,over 4422 were built.

25th June 1938.....Manchester Ringway airport is opened.During WWII it was RAF Ringway.It now has 3 terminals and has capacity for up to 50 million passengers annually.

25th June 1944.....First flight of the Ryan FR Fireball,a piston/jetpowered fighter designed for the US Navy.It ultimately proved to unsuitable for operations aboard carriers and was withdrawn in mid-1947.

25th June 1946.....First flight of the Northrop XB-35,an experimental heavy bomber.It used the radical flying wing design,in which the tail section and fuselage are eliminated and all payload is carried in a thick                               wing.

25th June 1947.....First flight of the Boeing B-50 Superfortress,a revision of the Boeing B-29,it was featured more powerful Pratt & Whitney R-4360 radial engines, stronger structure,a taller tail fin,and other                                   improvements.

25th June 1950.....The Korean War breaks out when the North invades the South.21 countries of the United Nations contributed to the UN force,with the United States providing around 90% of the military                                         personnel.
 
25th June 1955.....The first flight of the Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer,a STOL transport aircraft with a high-wing cabin,a triple fin and rudder assembly and fixed tailwheel undercarriage.

25th June 1955.....First flight of the prototype Mystère-Delta,later named Mirage I,then further developed into the Mirage III series of combat aircraft.

25th June 1975.....First flight of the Yakovlev Yak-50,an aerobatic aircraft it was twice World Aerobatic Champion.It has also been used as a military trainer by several countries.

25th June 1992.....Launch: Space Shuttle Columbia STS-50 at 12:12:23 pm EDT.Mission highlights: Spacelab mission.Commander was Richard N.Richards,pilot was Kenneth D. Bowersox.

25th June 1997.....First flight of the Kamov Ka-52 "Alligator",a two seat version of the Ka-50 attack/scout helicopter. Russia’s Air Force is to receive 140 Ka-52s.
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Re: June Aviation Bites
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2018, 08:17:03 PM »
26th June 1869....The largest hydrogen balloon ever to make an untethered ascent,makes a short flight in Paris.It had a capacity of 424,000 cubic feet.

26th June 1898....Willy Messerschmitt,the prolific German aircraft designer,was born.

26th June 1909....The first commercial sale of an airplane in the United States is made as Glenn H. Curtiss sells one of his planes to the Aeronautic Society of New York for $7,500.

26th June 1934....The first flight of the Airspeed AS.6 Envoy,a twin-engined low-wing cabin monoplane of all-wood construction apart from fabric covered control surfaces.52 were completed.

26th June 1936....First flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61,often considered the first practical,functional helicopter.Just 2 were built,a replica is on display at the Hubschraubermuseum in Bückeburg, Germany.

26th June 1942....First flight of the first Grumman XF6F Hellcat prototype.A carrier-based fighter aircraft of WWII,over 12270 were built.The Uruguayan Navy retired them as late as 1960.

26th June 1948....The Berlin Airlift begins,with USAF Royal Air Force,and British civil transport aircraft carrying supplies into West Berlin.It was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War.

26th June 1988.... Air France Flight 296,an Airbus A320,makes a low pass over Mulhouse-Habsheim Airport in landing configuration during an airshow and crashes into trees at the end of the runway.Of 130                                         passengers aboard,3 die.

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Re: June Aviation Bites
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2018, 11:09:05 AM »
June 27th 1912....Italy forms a specialised Air Battalion (Battagliore Aviatori).

June 27th 1923....The first refueling in mid-air (with hose) of one airplane by another is made by a De Havilland D.H.4-b from another one over San Diego,California.

June 27th 1950....U. S.Air Force C-47 Skytrains and C-54 Skymasters evacuate U. S. nationals from Korea as war breaks out.

June 27th 1950....First flight of the FMA IAe 33 Pulqui II,a jet fighter designed by Focke-Wulf`s former technical director Kurt Tank in Argentina.It had elements of the wartime Focke-Wulf Ta 183.

June 27th 1950....A USAF F-82 Twin Mustang shoots down a North Korean Air Force Yak-9,the first air-to-air kill of the Korean War.

June 27th 1976....Air France Flight 139,an Airbus A300,is hijacked from Athens it is diverted to Libya and then to Uganda,Entebbe.Israeli troops eventually storm the airport and free most of the hostages.

June 27th 1977....First flight of the CASA C-101 Aviojet,a low-wing single engine jet-powered advanced trainer and light attack aircraft.It is flown by the Patrulla Aguila aerobatics team.

June 27th 1982....Launch: Space shuttle Columbia STS-4 at 15:00:00 UTC.Mission highlights: Last shuttle R&D flight,first DoD payload.STS-4 was the final test flight for the shuttle.

June 27th 1985....A RAF Lockheed C-130K Hercules C.1P(XV206)of 1312 Flight,and a Royal Navy Westland Sea King HAS5(XZ919) helicopter of 826 Naval Air Squadron,collide in cloud north of the Falkland Islands.

June 27th 1995....Launch: Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-71 at 19:32:19 UTC.Mission highlights:Spacelab mission.STS-71 marked the first docking of a space shuttle to the Mir space station.

June 27th 2009....Kingfisher Airlines Flight 3334,an Airbus A320,(VT-ADR)collides with a building at Bagdogra Airport India.The aircraft was substantially damaged.


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Re: June Aviation Bites
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2018, 06:21:29 PM »
I hope know one has melted in the good weather,don`t be tempted to water your gardens,or it will rain for the next 4 months.!

Anyway,back to today`s aviation bites.

28th June 1908....Jacob Ellehammer,a Danish watchmaker and inventor makes the first piloted, powered aeroplane flight in Germany.

28th June 1911....The first airplane charter flight is made by English aviator Thomas Sopwith who is hired by Wannamaker’s New York store to deliver repaired glasses to Philadelphia merchant W. A. Burpee.

28th June 1919....The Treaty of Versailles is signed.Among its many provisions and clauses,is one which prohibits Germany from ever again possessing armed aircraft.

28th June 1923....The first flight of the Armstrong Whitworth Awana,a prototype troop-transport.It was a large,twin-engine four-bay staggered biplane,with a box-like fuselage,and a three-rudder biplane tail.

28th June 1927....Spanish airline Iberia is founded.Flight operations started on 14 December 1927,using a Rohrbach Ro.VIII Roland,a German built high wing monoplane.

28th June 1939....The Pan Am Yankee Clipper,the largest airplane of the day,left Botwood on the first scheduled transatlantic passenger flight.The New York-to-Southampton route had stops at Shediac,Botwood                              and Foynes.

28th June 1939....The Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) was established,absorbing the 48 RAF companies of the Auxiliary Territorial Service which had existed since 1938.

28th June 1941....WWII-At the end of the first week of Operation Barbarossa,the Luftwaffe has destroyed 4,017 Soviet aircraft in exchange for 150 of its own.

28th June 1948....Sdn Ldr Basil Arkel sets a new helicopter speed record of 124 mph (200 km/h) in a Fairey FB-1 Gyrodyne.Only two of these experimental aircraft were built.

28th June 1955....Jean Moire lands a Bell 47 helicopter on top of Mont Blanc,at an altitude of 4,807 m (15,772 ft).

28th June 1957....Two Lockheed U-2s and pilots of the SAC's 4028th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (SRS) based at Laughlin Air Force Base,Del Rio Texas are lost on the same day,ejection seats were not                                      fitted to the U2 at the time to save weight.

28th June 1957....The KC-135 Stratotanker enters USAF service with 93d Air Refueling Squadron.The USAF still operates almost 400 of these aircraft-over 800 were built and have been upgraded over the years.

28th June 1968....The RAF retires the Avro Anson,a twin-engined,multi-role aircraft,it served in a variety of roles for the RAF,FAA,Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and many other air forces,over 11,000 were built.

28th June 1978....The Dassault-Breguet Super Etendard,a French carrier-borne strike fighter enters service with the French Navy.In French service,the Super Étendard was replaced by the Dassault Rafale in                                    2016.

28th June 1984....First flight of the Fuji T-5 or KM-2Kai,a Japanese turboprop-driven primary trainer.It`s powered by an Allison 250-B17D turboprop with a three-bladed constant speed propeller.

28th June 1988....First flight of the Sukhoi Su-27M,an upgrade of the Su-27,it incorporated canards and a multi-function radar that transformed the aircraft into a multi-role aircraft.

28th June 2004....Singapore Airlines launched a non-stop 18 1/2 h, 10,335-mile flight on the long-range Airbus 340-500 between Singapore to Newark,New Jersey.

28th June 2007....First flight of the Rans S-19 Venterra,a two-seat light sport monoplane.The S-19 is an aluminum semi-monocoque design,with stressed skin construction.



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Re: June Aviation Bites
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2018, 04:40:44 PM »
29th June 1909....Orville Wright makes the first flight with the new Wright A before the U. S. Army at Fort Myer,built to replace the one destroyed in September 1908.

29th June 1914....Glenn Curtiss takes up nine passengers in New York in his seaplane America,built for Rodman Wanamaker.

29th June 1927....Flt Lt.G. E. Brooks,flying in an Avro 504 K,conducts the first flight test of Wallace Turnbull’s variable-pitch propeller,a major Canadian innovation in aviation technology.

29th June 1929....The Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company and the Wright Aeronautical Corporation merge to form the Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

29th June 1932....A F9C Sparrowhawk parasite fighter hooks onto the USS Akron for the first time.Not one for the faint hearted!

29th June 1948....The Air Parcel Post Bill becomes U. S. law, establishing domestic air parcel post and raising first class postage rates for air mail from five cents to six cents.

29th June 1962....First flight of the Vickers VC-10,a mid-sized,narrow-body jet airliner.They went on to serve with the RAF as transport/tankers.Powered by 4 × Rolls-Royce Conway Mk 301 Turbofans.

29th June 1963....First flight of the Saab 105,a high-wing,twinjet trainer.The Swedish Air Force bought a total of 150 aircraft and another 40 were exported to Austria, designated Saab 105Ö.

29th June 1995....First flight of the Bell 407.A four-blade,single-engine,civil utility helicopter;a derivative of the Bell 206L-4 LongRanger.Over 1400 have been built in civil and military roles.

29th June 2007....First flight of the Piasecki X-49 "SpeedHawk",a twin-engined experimental high-speed compound helicopter.It has many advanced systems including a rotor hub fairing,and a fly-by-wire flight                               control system.

29th June 2011....KLM becomes the first airline in the world to provide flights using biofuel.
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Re: June Aviation Bites
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2018, 04:17:39 PM »
End of the month,still scorchio out there!


30th June 1901....At enormous personal risk,Herr Berson and Professor Süring,establish the first ratified altitude record for balloons.Their 8,510-cu. ft. balloon ascends to 35,435 feet.

30th June 1910....Glenn H. Curtiss drops dummy bombs from his own Curtiss biplane on the shape of a battleship marked by flagged buoys on Lake Keuka,New York.

30th June 1926....Alan Cobham sets out on a round trip from England to Australia in a de Havilland DH.50. He will arrive back in London on October 1 and receive a knighthood for his accomplishment.

30th June 1941....German fighter pilot Werner Mölders shoots down five Soviet bombers,bringing his total to 82.He surpasses the World War I record of 80 victories set by Manfred von Richtofen in 1918.

30th June 1947....First flight of the Vickers Valetta,a twin-engine military transport,a development of the Viking airliner,it had 2 × Bristol Hercules 230 14-cylinder radial piston engines of 1,975hp each.

30th June 1947....First flight of the Avions Fairey Junior,also known as the Tipsy Junior was a single-seat light aircraft built in Belgium.Fairey test pilot Peter Twiss landed the 2nd prototype on the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.

30th June 1950....P-51 Mustangs of No. 77 Squadron RAAF are sent to Korea as part of Australia's contribution to the war.
 
30th June 1968....First flight of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy,a large military heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlifter.The C-5M Super Galaxy is an upgraded version with new engines and modernized avionics.

30th June 1971....The crew of Soyuz 11,are killed after undocking from space station Salyut 1 after a 21 day stay.A valve fails on separation.The capsule lands normally,their deaths are only discovered when it is opened.

30th June 1977....US president Jimmy Carter cancels the B-1 Lancer program.A supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber.The program was restarted in 1981,as an interim measure until the stealth bomber entered service.

30th June 1978....First flight of the Rutan Defiant,a four-seat, twin-engine aircraft with the engines in a push-pull configuration.Nineteen are registered with the FAA as of 2005.

30th June 1989....First flight of the Boeing B737-500.The -500 series was offered,due to customer demand,as a modern and direct replacement of the 737-200.It has become a favorite of some Russian airlines.

30th June 2009....Lithuanian Star1 Airlines commences operations.It had one Boeing B737-700.On 22 September 2010,Star1's sole aircraft was seized upon landing at Dublin due to unpaid fees-the airline folded 1st Oct 2010.

29th/30th June 2010....Arrow Air folds and ceases operations.It was an American passenger and cargo airline based at Miami International Airport (MIA)
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