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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2018, 04:53:45 PM »
22nd Nov 1898...Wiley Post, American pilot,was born.He was the first pilot to fly solo around the world.Also known for his work in high altitude flying,he helped develop one of the first pressure suits.

22nd Nov 1909...Wright Company is incorporated with a capital stock of $1,000,000.Formed to manufacture airplanes,the company’s President is Wilbur Wright,and his brother Orville is the Vice President.

22nd Nov 1916...First flight of the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5,a British biplane fighter.It was one of the fastest aircraft of the war,while being both stable and relatively manoeuvrable.

22nd Nov 1935...Pan Am commences the first trans-Pacific airmail service,flying a Martin M.130 from San Francisco to Manila,via Honolulu,Midway Island,Wake Island,and Guam.

22nd Nov 1946...First flight of the Martin 2-0-2,a twin piston-engine airliner.It was not pressurized,but was considered a long-range airliner.Total production of 2-0-2s and 2-0-2As was 47.

22nd Nov 1949...First prototype Gloster E.1/44, TX145,on test flight out of the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE),Farnborough,suffers engine flame-out,crash lands but is repaired.

22nd Nov 1955...Soviet Tupolev Tu-16 drops the first Soviet thermo-nuclear bomb RDS-37 in Siberia.It had a nominal yield of approximately 3 megatons.It was scaled down to 1.6 megatons for the live test.

22nd Nov 1961...In Operation Skyburner, USMC Lt Colonel Robert B.“Bob” Robertson sets a new world absolute speed record of 1,606.3 mph in a McDonnell F4 H-1 Phantom II.

22nd Nov 1968...Japan Airlines Flight 2.The DC-8 plane was scheduled to land at SFO but due to heavy fog and other factors,the captain mistakenly landed the plane in the waters of San Francisco Bay,                                          two and a half miles short of the runway.None of the 96 passengers or 11 crew were killed or injured.

22nd Nov 1989...Launch:Space Shuttle Discovery STS-33 at 0:23:30 UTC.Mission highlights:Fifth classified DoD mission; Magnum/IUS.Crew of five led by former USAF Col Frederick D. Gregory

22nd Nov 2003...A DHL Airbus A300 is struck by a missile near Baghdad,Iraq and loses hydraulic system function,but manages to land safely with only engine controls without any fatalities.

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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2018, 07:18:17 PM »
23rd Nov 1916....British ace Lanoe Hawker VC,the first British flying ace,is shot down by Manfred von Richthofen.Hawker was flying a Airco DH.2.,a single-seat biplane "pusher" fighter.

23rd Nov 1934....First flight of the Bloch MB.210,a French twin engine medium bomber.They were plagued with engine problems,mainly overheating,it was 1937 before a suitable replacement was sourced.

23rd Nov 1942....First flight of the Vought V-173 "Flying Pancake" was an American experimental test aircraft built as part of the Vought XF5U "Flying Flapjack" USN fighter aircraft program.

23rd Nov 1946....An Avro Lancastrian powered by 2 RR Merlin engines and 2 RR Nene turbojets turns off its Merlins,using the Nenes,becomes the first commercial aircraft to fly solely on jet power.

23rd Nov 1947....First flight of the Convair XC-99,a prototype heavy cargo aircraft.It was the largest piston-engined transport aircraft ever built,and was developed from the Convair B-36 Peacemaker bomber.

23rd Nov 1959....First flight of the Boeing 720,a four-engine narrow-body short/medium-range jet airliner.Developed in the late 1950s from the 707,the 720 has a shorter fuselage and a shorter range.

23rd Nov 1973....First flight of the AIDC T-CH-1 Chung Hsing,a turboprop-powered military trainer produced in Taiwan (Republic of China).It was based on the North American T-28 Trojan.

23rd Nov 2002....Launch:Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-113 at 19:38:25 UTC.Mission highlights:ISS assembly flight 11A:P1 truss,crew rotation,last successful mission before STS-107.


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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2018, 05:11:31 PM »
24th Nov 1922....First flight of the Vickers Virginia,a twin engine biplane heavy bomber developed from the Vickers Vimy.Different gunner positions were trialled as were four bladed props.

24th Nov 1924....A KLM Fokker F.VII makes the first flight from the Netherlands to the Dutch East Indies,taking 127 hours 16 min.

24th Nov 1939....BOAC is formed by the merger of Imperial Airways and the original British Airways Ltd.On 1 April 1940,it started operations as a single company but had been evacuated to Bristol.

24th Nov 1955....First flight of the Fokker F27 Friendship first prototype.A high wing twin turboprop airliner,it was also one of the most successful European airliners of its era.

24th Nov 1968....Pan Am Flight 281 out of JFK to Puerto Rico to is hijacked and diverts to Havana,Cuba.Passengers were evacuated using a U.S. State Department aircraft. There were no fatalities.

24th Nov 1971....DB.Cooper hijacks a Boeing 727,releasing the pax in exchange for US$200,000 and 4 parachutes;the crew takes off with him on board,he parachutes from the plane,no trace of him is found.

24th Nov 1991....Launch:Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-44 at 6:44:00 pm EST.Mission highlights:DSP satellite deployment.Crew of six lead by ex-USAF and test pilot Col.Frederick Drew Gregory.

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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2018, 06:34:21 PM »

24th Nov 1971....DB.Cooper hijacks a Boeing 727,releasing the pax in exchange for US$200,000 and 4 parachutes;the crew takes off with him on board,he parachutes from the plane,no trace of him is found.


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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2018, 02:06:23 PM »
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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2018, 02:39:42 PM »
25th Nov 1913....Raymonde de Laroche flies 200 miles solo in four hours.The flight will win her the 1913 Fémina Cup for the longest solo flight by a woman that year.She flew a Voison biplane.

25th Nov 1924....The dirigible LZ 126 is commissioned into the U.S.Navy as USS Los Angeles (ZR-3) at Naval Air Station Anacostia in Washington,D. C.

25th Nov 1930....First flight of the Fairey Hendon,a monoplane heavy bomber.It was the first all-metal low-wing monoplane to enter service with the RAF.Just 15 of the type were built.

25th Nov 1940....First flight of the Martin B-26 Marauder,a twin-engined medium bomber.It had a reputation as being difficult to fly,but after modifications,it proved popular.Almost 5300 were built.

25th Nov 1940....First flight of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito,a twin-engine shoulder-winged multi-role combat aircraft.Of the 7781 built,only 4 remain airworthy,none in Europe as of 2018.

25th Nov 1956....Eight Boeing B-52 s complete a record nonstop flight of 17,000 miles over the North Pole.Probably just an act of sabre rattling towards the Russians.

25th Nov 1961....The US Navy's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier,USS Enterprise is commissioned.It`s mission,to boldy go where no man had gone before-oh that was a different Enterprise.

25th Nov 1973....KLM Flight 861,a Boeing 747 was hijacked over Iraqi airspace on a Amsterdam-Tokyo flight with 247 on board.Most of the pax and the cabincrew were released.It left Malta to Dubai where the                              incident ended without fatalities.

25th Nov 2009....First flight of the Gulfstream G650,a twin-engine business jet.The G650 is the company's largest and fastest business jet with a top speed of Mach 0.925.

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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2018, 04:01:41 PM »
26th Nov 1925....First flight of the Tupolev TB-1,a twin engine Soviet bomber,it was the first large all-metal aircraft built in the Soviet Union.It was used by the Navy,AirForce and Aeroflot.

26th Nov 1929....A Fleet Air Arm Fairey Flycatcher single-seat biplane fighter,lands aboard the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous,achieving the first night carrier landing by a fleet fighter.

26th Nov 1929....First flight of the Vickers Type 143,a single-seat fighter biplane.Six were built for Bolivia in 1930,which used the survivors in the Chaco War against Paraguay.

26th Nov 1938....France lays the keel of its second aircraft carrier,Joffre,intended as the first non-experimental French carrier.Joffre’s construction will be abandoned in June 1940.

26th Nov 1951....First flight of the Gloster Javelin prototype,a twin-engined T-tailed delta-wing subsonic night and all-weather interceptor.It served with the RAF until the late 1960`s.

26th Nov 1957....First flight of the Piaggio P.166,a twin-engine pusher-type utility aircraft.The P.166 had a new fuselage and tail unit,but retained the wing and engines from the P.136.

26th Nov 1985....Launch:Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-61-B at 4:26 am EST Mission highlights: Multiple comsat deployment, EASE/ACCESS experiment. First Mexican in space, Rodolfo Neri Vela.

26th Nov 2003....Concorde G-BOAF MSN 216,makes the very last flight before retirement from LHR to Bristol Filton,the place it was born on 20th April 1979.It went supersonic off the south west coast.

26th Nov 2004....USMC Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey,BuNo 165838,loses a 20 x 4 inch piece of a prop-rotor blade during test flight in Nova Scotia,Canada,but is able to make safe precautionary landing.

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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2018, 06:16:32 PM »
27th Nov 1914...The first air-sea battle in history occurs when Japanese Navy Farman seaplanes attempt to bomb German and Austro-Hungarian ships in Kiaochow Bay,during the Siege of Tsingtao.

27th Nov 1929...The first flight to the South Pole and back was launched.Richard E. Byrd and crew flew a Ford Trimotor called the Floyd Bennett.The trip took 18hrs and 41 mins.

27th Nov 1944...First flight of the Boeing XF8B,a single engine long-range shipboard fighter for the USN.Just three prototypes were built,it featured two three-bladed contra-rotating propellers.

27th Nov 1949...First flight of the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II,a 4 engine heavy-lift cargo aircraft.It featured two large clamshell doors and a hydraulically actuated ramp in the nose.

27th Nov 1969...First flight of the IAI Arava,a twin engine light STOL utility transport.It was intended both for the military and civil market,but was only built in relatively small numbers.

27th Nov 2009...The European Commission extends its blacklist to cover all airlines based in Djibouti,the Republic of the Congo and São Tomé.

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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2018, 04:30:28 PM »
28th Nov 1916....Three Royal Naval Air Service BE.2 cs,one of them flown by Flight Lieutenant Egbert Cadbury,shoot down the German Zeppelin L 21 off Lowestoft,England.

28th Nov 1922....First flight of the Fairey Flycatcher,a single-seat biplane carrier-borne fighter.It was designed to meet a requirement to replace the Gloster Nightjar.

28th Nov 1929....A Ford Trimotor flown by Harold June,Commander Richard Byrd,Bernt Balchen,Captain R. Ashley and C. McKinley complete the first flight over the South Pole.

28th Nov 1938....A Lufthansa Fw 200 makes the airline's first flight to Japan,Berlin to Tokyo via Basra,Karachi,and Hanoi.The 8,841 mile flight breaks the distance record and takes 46 hrs18 mins.

28th Nov 1942....Australian pilot F/Sgt R.Middleton earns a posthumous VC for bringing his crew of Short Stirling (BF372),home after a raid on Turin.Badly wounded he stayed onboard so the crew could bail out.

28th Nov 1945....Pan American World Airways orders 20 Boeing Stratocruisers (Model 377),a commercial version of the C-97 military transport.

28th Nov 1964....Launch:Mariner 4,NASA launches the first Mars fly-by spacecraft.It was designed to conduct closeup scientific observations of Mars and to transmit these back to Earth.

28th Nov 1966....2nd prototype Dassault Mirage IIIV,an experimental VTOL fighter design,crashes this date.Project,running several years behind schedule,is canceled and plans dropped.

28th Nov 1983....Launch:Space shuttle Columbia STS-9 at 11:00:00 EDT (16:00:00 UTC). Mission highlights:First Spacelab mission.Crew of six was lead by John W.Young,commander of Apollo 16.

28th Nov 1995....First flight of the Gulfstream V / C-37A,long-range,large business jet aircraft.Used by civil and military operators.Powerplant 2 × Rolls-Royce BR710A1-10 turbofan 14,750 lbf.

28th Nov 2002....Arkia Israel Airlines Flight 582 was a flight operated by a Boeing 757-300 aircraft that narrowly avoided two surface to air missiles as it departed Mombasa for Tel Aviv.

28th Nov 2005....Boeing delivers its last 757 passenger airliner to Shanghai Airlines,concluding a 23-year production run.It is the 1,050th Boeing 757,with more than 1,000 still in service.

28th Nov 2008....First flight of the Comac ARJ21 Xiangfeng,a twin-engined regional jet,manufactured by the Chinese aerospace company Comac.To date only 12 have been built.






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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2018, 06:32:42 PM »
29th Nov 1940....First flight of the Junkers Ju 288,a a German bomber protoype,22 were built,but it was plagued by design faults,so it did not go into production.

29th Nov 1944....29 B-29s conduct the first night incendiary raid against Japan,attacking industrial areas in Tokyo and destroying an estimated 0.1 square mile (0.15 square kilometer) of the city.

29th Nov 1945....A U.S.Army Sikorsky R-5 helicopter off the coast of Long Island,New York,makes the first air-sea rescue involving a practical helicopter.

29th Nov 1953....American Airlines using the Douglas DC-7,starts the first regular commercial service between New York and LA.It was the last major piston engine-powered transport made by Douglas.

29th Nov 1974....First flight of the Boeing Vertol YUH-61,a twin turbine-engined, medium-lift, military assault/utility helicopter.It lost to the Sikorsky UH-60A or Blackhawk if you prefer.

29th Nov 1995....First flight of the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.The larger upgrade from the F/A-18 Hornet,it replaced the F-14 Tomcat which was retired in 2006.

29th Nov 2012....The U.S. Navy successfully conducts the first land-based catapult launch of the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air vehicle at Naval Air Station Patuxent River,Maryland.
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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2018, 04:56:44 PM »
Last one of the month already-December will likely be the last of these :-(


30th Nov 1913....The first air-to-air dogfight,pilots from rival Mexican factions exchanged revolver shots in the air over Naco, Mexico.No reports of any hits were recorded.

30th Nov 1917....First flight of the Vickers Vimy,a British heavy bomber.It achieved success as both a military and civil aircraft and set several notable records for long-distance flights.

30th Nov 1923....Second of two prototypes of the Short Springbok Mk. I,J6975,crashes a new wing design is prepared for the Short Springbok Mk. II.It was a 2 seat fighter and reconn biplane,just 6 built.

30th Nov 1934....The record-setting French aviatrix Hélène Boucher dies when the Renault Viva Grand Sport she is piloting on a test flight crashes into the woods at Guyancourt, France.

30th Nov 1939....The Red Army invade Finland,they repelled Soviet attacks for more than two months before the Moscow Peace Treaty on 13 March 1940.June 1941 it resumed with Germany backing Finland.

30th Nov 1941....Mario de Bernardi flies airmail from Milan to Guidonia Montecelio,Italy,in a Caproni Campini N.1 motorjet.The first time mail is carried in any form of jet aircraft.

30th Nov 1979....First flight of the Piper PA-46 Malibu,a single engine light aircraft.Early Malibu`s were all piston-engined,but a turboprop version,the Meridian now called the M500,is available.

30th Nov 1986....First flight of the Fokker 100,a medium-sized,twin-turbofan jet airliner.In 1997,production of the Fokker 100 was terminated after 283 airframes had been delivered.Many are still in service.

30th Nov 1999....British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merged to form BAE Systems,Europe’s largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.

30th Nov 2000....Marc Garneau made his third and final space flight aboard Endeavour on STS-97.He became the first Canadian in outer space in October 1984.He has logged over 677 hours in space.

30th Nov 2000....Launch:Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-97 at 22:06 EST. Mission highlights: ISS assembly flight 4A: P6 solar arrays,radiators.Crew of five was lead by USN Capt Brent W. Jett.


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