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November 2018 Flight Bites
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:43:46 PM »
Another new month already...

1st Nov 1918...French fighter pilot René Fonck scores his 75th and final victory.He ends the war as the highest-scoring Allied ace of World War I.He was one of the most decorated French war heroes.

1st Nov 1939...The first jet-powered plane,the Heinkel He 178,is demonstrated to officials of the Reich Air Ministry for their consideration as a warplane.The Nazi bigwigs pass on the design.

1st Nov 1940...The Avro 679 Manchester,twin-engine medium bomber entered RAF service in November 1940,barely twelve months following the outbreak of WWII.It was regarded as an operational failure. 

1st Nov 1944...Japanese kamikazes attack the United States Seventh Fleet in Leyte Gulf,sinking one and damaging five destroyers.

1st Nov 1944...A Boeing F-13 Superfortress photographic reconnaissance aircraft conducts a mission over Tokyo.It is the first allied aircraft to fly over Tokyo since the April 1942 Doolittle Raid.

1st Nov 1950...Lt Khominich S.Fedorovich shoots down a F-80 Shooting Star from his MiG-15,the first aerial victory by a jet over another jet.

1st Nov 1956...Aircraft from HMS`s Eagle,Albion,Bulwark conduct airstrikes against Egyptian airbases,destroying 200 aircraft by nightfall and knocking the Egyptian Air Force out of action.

1st Nov 1968...President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration suspends all American bombing of North Vietnam;Operation Rolling Thunder is suspended.

1st Nov 1980...British Airways terminates Concorde services to Bahrain and Singapore.A dispute with India prevented supersonic speeds in Indian airspace,the route was declared not viable.

1st Nov 1984...British Airways and some other international airlines begin relief flights carrying food and supplies to Ethiopia.

1st Nov 1984...American Eagle Airlines began operations.Known as Envoy Air Inc.from 2014,began as a collection of regional carriers with contracts to carry the American Eagle brand name.

1st Nov 1989...Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) bans smoking on many flights.

1st Nov 1992...Landing: Space Shuttle Columbia STS-52 at 9:05:53 am EST, Runway 33, Kennedy Space Center. Fla.

1st Nov 1993...Landing: Space Shuttle Columbia STS-58 at 10:05.42 am EST, Runway 22, Edwards AFB, Calif. It would be Columbia‘s final landing at Edwards.

1st Nov 2007...Paul Tibbets,US Air Force retired Brigadier General and Pilot of B-29 “Enola Gay” over Hiroshima,dies at the age of 92.

1st Nov 2011...LOT Polish Airlines Flight 016,a Boeing 767-300ER,makes a successful belly landing at Warsaw Chopin Airport in Warsaw,after its landing gear fails to extend.231 people are unharmed.

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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 08:14:29 PM »
2nd Nov 1923....Flying a Curtiss R2 C-1,U.S.Navy Lieutenant H.J.Rowe sets a new world airspeed record of 259.16 mph.It was a racing single-seater biplane with a monocoque fuselage.

2nd Nov 1943....First flight of the Grumman F7F Tigercat,a USN/USMC heavy fighter.It saw action as a night fighter and attack aircraft during the Korean War.364 were built by production end in 1946.

2nd Nov 1947....With Howard Hughes as pilot,the Hughes H-4 Hercules,known as the “Spruce Goose, ” makes its first and only flight,traveling at 135mph for about a mile at an altitude of 70 feet.

2nd Nov 1954....The VTOL Convair XFY transitions from vertical to horizontal flight and back.The Convair XFY Pogo tail-sitter was an experiment in vertical takeoff and landing.

2nd Nov 1956....Aerial reconnaissance reveals the destruction of the Egyptian Air Force,the British invasion force commander,orders British and French aircraft to begin a wide-ranging interdiction campaign

2nd Nov 1992....First flight of the Airbus A330,a medium- to long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner.Air Inter was the launch customer in 1994.Over 1400 have been built in various specs.

2nd Nov 2012....Space Shuttle Atlantis is towed from the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral,Florida,to an exhibition hall at Cape Canaveral's main tourist stop to be put on                          display. It is the final act of the Space Shuttle Program
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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 12:42:13 PM »
3rd Nov 1909....Alec Ogilvie patents the first airspeed indicator.The ASI measures the pressure differential between static pressure from the static port,and total pressure from the pitot tube.                                                      This difference in pressure is registered with the ASI pointer on the face of the instrument.The airspeed of an aircraft shown in miles per hour (MPH), knots, or both.

3rd Nov 1915....Flt Sub-Lt Fowler makes the first take-off of an aircraft with a wheeled undercarriage from a ship,when he flies a Bristol Scout C from HMS Vindex.

3rd Nov 1926....Captain Charles Lindbergh jumped from his disabled airplane during a night airmail flight,making this the fourth time he has had to use his parachute to save his life.

3rd Nov 1926....First flight of the Boeing F2B,a biplane fighter of the USN.It was used by the Three Sea Hawks aerobatic flying team,famous for its tied-together formation flying.33 were built.

3rd Nov 1936....New Soviet Polikarpov I-15 and I-16 fighters fly their first missions of the Spanish Civil War,supporting Republican forces,allowing them to gain air superiority over Nationalists.

3rd Nov 1944....The first Japanese Fu-Go balloon bombs are launched against the US.Balloons were launched in the winter to take advantage of the more favourable winter jet stream.

3rd Nov 1945....The prototype Boeing 314,flying boat named the Honolulu Clipper,makes an emergency landing in the Pacific 650 miles east of Oahu due to double engine failure.

3rd Nov 1952....First flight of the Saab 32 Lansen,a two-seat,transonic military aircraft.Three principal variants of the Lansen were built for attack (A 32A),fighter (J 32B),and reconn (S 32C).

3rd Nov 1973....NASA launches Mariner 10,a robotic space probe intended to fly past Venus and Mercury,reaching both planets the following February and March respectively.It`s still up there.

3rd Nov 1994....Launch:Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-66 at 11:59:43.060 am EDT.Mission highlights:ATLAS-3 science platform.The crew of six was lead by Donald R. McMonagle.

3rd Nov 2000....Last flight of an EC-135E Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft,60-374 – nicknamed “The Bird of Prey” is delivered the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

3rd Nov 2003....British Airways Concorde G-BOAG leaves London Heathrow at 1500Z as BA9093C for the final time.It would fly on to Seattle Boeing Field,and retire to the Museum of Flight.

3rd Nov 2009....UM-239, a Xian MA60 operated by Air Zimbabwe, hits five warthogs on take-off from Harare International Airport. The take-off is rejected but the undercarriage collapses.
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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 07:54:50 PM »
4th Nov 1884....Harry Ferguson,irish aviator and inventor and the first person to fly in Ireland.After delays the Ferguson monoplane finally took off from Hillsborough on 31 December 1909.

4th Nov 1909....John Moore-Brabazon makes the first live cargo flight by airplane,when he puts a small pig in a waste-paper basket tied to a wing-strut of his airplane.Ryaniar`s business model?

4th Nov 1923....Flying a Curtiss R2C-1,a racing biplane,USN Lieutenant Alford J.Williams,Jr.sets a new world airspeed record of 266.59 miles per hour.

4th Nov 1924....First flight of the Canadian Vickers Vedette,the first aircraft in Canada designed and built to meet a specification for Canadian conditions.It was a single-engine biplane flying boat.

4th Nov 1927....Flying a Macchi M.52 seaplane,Mario de Bernardi sets a new world airspeed record of 297.8 mph mph near Venice.

4th Nov 1932....First flight of the Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing,a biplane with an atypical negative wing stagger,the lower wing is farther forward than the upper wing.

4th Nov 1942....First flight of the Latécoère 631 a civil transatlantic flying boat powered by 6 radial engines.The type was not a success, being unreliable and uneconomic to operate.

4th Nov 1953....The Douglas DC-7 begins service with American Airlines,allowing the company to offer coast-to-coast,nonstop service.

4th Nov 1962....The USAF detonates a nuclear-tipped Nike-Hercules ground-to-air missile,69,000 feet over Johnston Island.It would be the last atmospheric nuclear test ever performed by the U. S.

4th Nov 1966....First ever automatic blind landing by a passenger aircraft when a British European Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident landed in dense fog.

4th Nov 1968....First flight of the Aero L-39 Albatros,a high-performance military trainer.It was the first trainer aircraft to be equipped with turbofan power,and was exported to several countries.

4th Nov 1977...The first production aircraft of the Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet,a light attack jet and advanced jet trainer,makes it`s first flight.480were built,with many still in service.

4th Nov 1981....NASA aborted the second flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia,just 31 seconds before the launch due to a computer mis-match.Commodore VIC-20 vs Sinclair ZX-81 ? lol

4th Nov 1982....Pan Am inaugurates service from Los Angeles to Sydney,at 7,487 non-stop miles (11,979 km),it is the longest non-stop flight in the world.

4th Nov 1993....First loss of a Boeing 747-400.China Airlines Flight 605, a Boeing 747-409, overruns Kai Tak Airport runway 13 while landing during a typhoon.No serious injuries are reported.

4th Nov 2010.... Qantas Airbus A380 VH-OQA,suffered a substantial mechanical failure of its left inboard engine after taking off from Singapore Changi Airport.The flight turned back and landed safely.

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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 09:53:45 AM »
4th Nov 1942....First flight of the Latécoère 631 a civil transatlantic flying boat powered by 6 radial engines.The type was not a success, being unreliable and uneconomic to operate.


Uneconomic but utterly stunning...

Only 10 were built and they were withdrawn after the disappearance at sea of F-BDRC in August 1948.

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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 07:45:03 PM »
Following the loss of F-BDRC in 1948,the Latécoère 631 was withdrawn from service by Air France,but other operators carried on.
Five of the eleven aircraft built were written off in accidents and one was lost during World War II.

28 March 1950, SEMAF's F-BANU crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Cap Ferret, Gironde with the loss of all twelve people on board.The aircraft was on a test flight from Biscarosse.

10 September 1955,Société France-Hydro's F-BDRE suffered the failure of a wing,and crashed with the loss of eight of the sixteen people on board.The aircraft was on a flight from Lac Lérè,Chad to Douala,French Cameroons en route to Biscarosse for maintenance.
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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 08:06:15 PM »
5th Nov 1908...Wilbur Wright receives the Grand Gold Medal of the Aéro Club of France for advances in aviation.

5th Nov 1911...Calbraith Rodgers completes the first coast-to-coast airplane flight across the USA in the Vin Fiz Flyer – Taking 49 days,70 stops with several crashes en-route.

5th Nov 1915...LtCdr Henry Mustin,launched from North Carolina via catapult in a Curtiss Model AB-2,recording both the world's first catapulting of an aircraft from a ship and a ship underway.

5th Nov 1921...Curtiss test pilot Bert Acosta wins the Pulitzer Trophy in a Curtiss CR-2 and establishes a new closed-circuit airspeed record of 176.7 mph.

5th Nov 1938...Non-stop flight by a pair of Vickers Wellesleys from Egypt to Darwin.This sets a new world distance record of 7,158 miles.It`s still the longest flight with a single piston engine.

5th Nov 1947...First flight of the Scottish Aviation Pioneer,a STOL utility transport.It could carry a pilot and up to four passengers.The RAF used it in the Malayan Emergency,Aden and Cyprus.

5th Nov 1956...The British and French bombing campaign against Egypt ends,with fixed-wing aircraft from the three British aircraft carriers alone having flown 1,300 sorties.3 Para land at El Gamil.

5th Nov 1959...A small engine fire forces pilot Scott Crossfield to make an emergency landing on Rosamond Dry Lake,Edwards AFB,California,in North American X-15,56-6671.

5th Nov 1981...First flight of the McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II.The AV-8B is used by the USMC,the Spanish Navy,and the Italian Navy.The UK abandoned the Harrier II project in 1975.

5th Nov 1995...Landing:Space Shuttle Columbia STS-73 at 6:45:21 am EST,KSC Runway 33.The crew of 7 was lead by Kenneth D. Bowersox.

5th Nov 2003...British Airways Concorde G-BOAG became the last Concorde to leave JFK by air.It flew to Seattle Boeing Field and retired to Museum of Flight, Seattle.

 
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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 10:01:36 PM »
6th Nov 1922....First flight of the  Bristol Bullfinch,an experimental fighter/recon aircraft.Variants were built as both parasol wing monoplanes and biplanes,both proved unsuccessful,3 prototypes were built.

6th Nov 1922....First flight of the Dornier Do J Wal,a twin-engine German flying boat.It had a high-mounted wing,with two piston engines mounted in tandem in a central nacelle above the wing.

6th Nov 1923....First flight of the Blériot-SPAD S.61,a conventional biplane fighter.The Polish Air Force ordered 250,as well as purchase licences.The Romanian Air Force also ordered 100 aircraft.

6th Nov 1929....First flight of the Junkers G.38,a large German four-engined transport.During the 1930s,the design was licensed to Mitsubishi,who built six  designated Ki-20.

6th Nov 1935....First flight of the Hawker Hurricane prototype K5083,a single-seat fighter designed by Sydney Camm.It was at the forefront of Britain’s defence in 1940.Over 14,500 were built.

6th Nov 1936....Luftwaffe’s Condor Legion,a force of about 100 aircraft,begins to depart Germany for Seville,Spain,to support Nationalist forces in the Spanish Civil War.

6th Nov 1942....First flight of the Heinkel He 219 Uhu,a twin engine night fighter.It had advanced intercept radar,was also the first operational military aircraft to be equipped with ejection seats.

6th Nov 1945....After its piston engine fails,a mixed-propulsion Ryan FR-1 Fireball flown by USMC pilot J.C. West makes the first landing under jet power on an aircraft carrier,on USS Wake Island.

6th Nov 1956....The first ship-based helicopter assault takes place,as helicopters from HMS Ocean and HMS Theseus land 425 Royal Marines of 45 Commando and 23 tons of stores in Port Said,Egypt.

6th Nov 1957....First flight of the Fairey Rotodyne,a compound gyroplane.It had a tip-jetrotor that burned a mixture of fuel and compressed air bled from two wing-mounted Napier Eland turboprops. 

6th Nov 1980....First flight of the MacCready Solar Challenger,a solar-powered electric aircraft,powered entirely by the photovoltaic cells on its wing and stabilizer, without reserve batteries.

6th Nov 2002....National Airlines,already operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy,permanently ceases operations.The airline operated a fleet of 19 Boeing 757-200s in a two-class configuration.


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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2018, 10:19:21 PM »
7th Nov 1910...Pilot Didier Masson takes flight on a biplane designed by E.Lilian Todd across the Garden City aviation field.Todd is credited for being the first woman in the world to design airplanes.

7th Nov 1945...Gp Cpt H.J.Wilson sets a new official airspeed record of 606 mph (976 km/h) in a Gloster Meteor.Unofficial German speed records by the rocket-powered Me 163 had exceeded 625 mph.

7th Nov 1950...BOAC retires its last flying boat airliners from service.The Solent 2 introduced by BOAC could carry 34 passengers and 7 crew.

7th Nov 1966...First flight of the Pilatus PC-11,an all-metal intermediate glider.It has a 15-metre wingspan and no flaps.Air brakes are provided on the top surface of each wing for glidepath control.

7th Nov 1976...First flight of the Dassault Falcon 50,a super-midsized,long-range business jet,featuring a trijet layout with an S-duct air intake for the central engine.

7th Nov 1976...The first non-stop trans-Canada flight by jet fighters was carried out by two 434 Squadron CF-5 s using mid-air refueling.

7th Nov 2001...Concorde resumes flying after a 15-month hiatus.It featured more secure electrical controls,Kevlar lining on the fuel tanks and specially developed burst-resistant tyres.2003 it is retired.

7th Nov 2006...FedEx announces the first cancellation of the Airbus A380.Instead FedEx orders 15 Boeing 777 Freighters.

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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2018, 07:47:55 PM »
Not very much to report this day.

8th Nov 1936....Soviet aircraft play an important role in the Republican defense of Madrid.There were about 300 Russian pilots in or around Madrid by the end of November 1936.

8th Nov 1942....Pilots equipped with anti-G suits carried out combat operations for the first time in history.They were members of 807 Squadron FAA,wearing the Canadian designed Franks suit.

8th Nov 1950....Lt.Russell Brown shoots down a MiG-15 from his F-80 Shooting Star,the first victory USAF over soviet MiG-15.

8th Nov 1978....First flight of the Challenger 600,a family of bizjets.First produced by Canadair,then produced from 1986 by Canadair as a division of Bombardier Aerospace.Over 1000 built.

8th Nov 1984....Launch:Space Shuttle Discovery STS-51-A at 12:15:00 UTC.Mission highlights:Multiple comsat deployments,retrieval of two other comsats Palapa B2 and Westar VI.

8th Nov 1989....A KC-10A Extender tanker aircraft refuels a Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit bomber for the B-2's first aerial refueling.
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2018, 10:01:11 PM »

8th Nov 1978....First flight of the Challenger 600,a family of bizjets.First produced by Canadair,then produced from 1986 by Canadair as a division of Bombardier Aerospace.Over 1000 built.

Started life as the LearStar design which Bill Lear shopped around for a taker.  He got a royalty on each Challenger, and the Lear family later sued Bombardier and won back-payments for the CRJ too.  Should've changed the model number away from CL-600... or have built the FJX!
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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2018, 11:22:13 PM »
Indeed,it had a messy start to it`s life and all sorts of legal wrangles.

After disagreements,Bill Lear was phased out of the project,and in March 1977 it was renamed the Challenger 600.
The original conventional tailplane was in the engine exhaust path,and it was changed for a T-tail.

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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2018, 07:17:12 PM »
9th Nov 1904....Wilbur Wright flies the Wright Flyer II a distance of 3 miles near Dayton,Ohio,the first flight of longer than five seconds.

9th Nov 1932....Wolfgang von Gronau and crew in a Dornier Wal D-2053 called the "Grönland Wal" completed the first flight around the world by a seaplane.Their flight took 111 days.

9th Nov 1944....First flight of the Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter,a long-range heavy military cargo aircraft.C-97s served in the Berlin Airlift, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

9th Nov 1946....First flight of the Lockheed R6V Constitution,a large propeller-driven double-decker transport for the U.S. Navy and Pan American Airways.Only two of were ever built.

9th Nov 1961....USAF Major Robert M White flew the North American X-15 at 4,093 mph (6,590 km/h),making him the first pilot to fly a winged craft at six times the speed of sound (Mach 6).

9th Nov 1967....Launch of the Apollo 4 mission,an unmanned Saturn V,the largest launch vehicle ever to fly successfully.It was the first Apollo flight after the stand-down after the Apollo 1 fire.

9th Nov 1980....Dan-Air registers the last commercial flight by a de Havilland Comet.The aircraft flew enthusiasts on a round-trip flight from London.

9th Nov 2005....Launch:Venus Express,the first exploration mission of the European Space Agency,launched from Kazakhstan.It arrived on Venus the following April.
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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2018, 06:48:25 PM »
10th Nov 1907...Henry Farman becomes the first European to be airborne in a powered heavier-than-air machine for longer than 1 minute,he flies for 1min 14secs covering a distance of 3,379 ft.

10th Nov 1919...First flight of the Blériot-SPAD S.27,a small French airliner.It was built by adapting the design of the S.20 fighter into a airliner with a small cabin within the fuselage.

10th Nov 1945...First flight of the Yakovlev Yak-11,a trainer aircraft used by the Soviet Air Force,and other Soviet-influenced air forces from 1947 until 1962.Over 4500 were produced.

10th Nov 1949...First flight of the Sikorsky H-19,an improved version of the HRP helicopter.It was known as the Westland Whirlwind built under license,it served with the RN and RAF.

10th Nov 1970...The first of two Russian unmanned lunar rovers,Lunokhod 1,was launched.As mission Luna 17,the craft was the first remote-controlled robot to land on another celestial body.

10th Nov 1982...First flight of the Mil Mi-28 "Havoc" a Russian all-weather,day-night,military tandem,two-seat anti-armor attack helicopter.It carries a single gun undernose,plus external loads.

10th Nov 1988...The US Air Force publicly unveils the F-117 Nighthawk,a single-seat,twin-engine stealth attack aircraft.It first flew in 1981 and was retired in April 2008,due to the F-22.

10th Nov 2003...The final flight of BA Concorde G-BOAD is flown from (LHR) to New York’s JFK,to deliver the aircraft to the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum.It was JFK’s very last Concorde movement.

10th Nov 2005...The Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner establishes a new world record for nonstop distance by a commercial airplane,11,664 nautical miles in 22hrs and 42mins from Hong Kong to London.

10th Nov 2008...Ryanair Flight 4102,EI-DYG,from Frankfurt to Rome Ciampino Airport,suffered multiple bird strikes on approach,despite warnings to go around,both engines ingested birds,port side                                               landing gear collapsed on touchdown.Final accident report has still not been released.

 
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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2018, 06:11:49 PM »
11th Nov 1918....The Armistice with Germany brings World War I to an end..... " At the going down of the sun,and in the morning,we will remember them "

11th Nov 1922....Étienne Oehmichen flew 'Oehmichen No.2',an improved helicopter featuring small vertically mounted rotors which rotated in the opposite direction from the large lifting rotors.

11th Nov 1924....Lieutenant Dixie Kiefer makes the first night catapult launch from a ship, the U. S. Navy battleship USS California (BB-44).His aircraft is a Vought UO-1.

11th Nov 1935....A.W.Stevens (born Belfast,Maine) and O. A. Anderson set a new balloon altitude record of 72,395 ft near Rapid City,South Dakota.Their Explorer II record held until 1956.

11th Nov 1935....Jean Batten becomes the first woman to fly solo across the South Atlantic,taking 2 days 13hrs to cross from Senegal to Brazil in a Percival Gull.

11th Nov 1942....Hostilities between Allied and French forces in French North Africa end.U.S Navy planes have shot down 20 French aircraft in air combat and destroyed many more on the ground.

11th Nov 1946....First flight of the Short Solent,a 4 engine passenger flying boat.It was developed from the Short Seaford,itself a development of the Short Sunderland.Just 16 built.

11th Nov 1946....First flight of the Avions Fairey Belfair,also known as the Tipsy Belfair.A 2-seat light aircraft,it was a victim of the glut of light aircraft on the market following World War II.

11th Nov 1946....First flight of the Sud-Ouest SO.6000 Triton.The first French jet aircraft began in 1943,as a clandestine project.A German Junkers Jumo 004-B2 was fitted aboard the first prototype.

11th Nov 1956....First flight of the Convair B-58 Hustler,the first operational jet bomber capable of Mach 2 flight.It used a delta wing with four General Electric J79 engines in underwing pods.

11th Nov 1966....Gemini 12,the 18th manned American space-flight,launched.It was the 10th and final manned Gemini flight.Commander was James A. Lovell with  Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.

11th Nov 1970....The UK government agrees to fund development of the Rolls-Royce RB211 turbofan,rescuing the project from bankruptcy.RB211`s powered amongst others the Boeing 747,757 and 767.

11th Nov 1982....Launch:Space shuttle Columbia STS-5 at 12:19:00 UTC.Mission highlights:Multiple comsat deployments.First EVA of program canceled due to suit problems.

11th Nov 1983....First flight of the CASA/IPTN CN-235,a medium-range twin-engined transport,it has been used as a regional airliner and military transport.It has proved popular worldwide.

11th Nov 2009....Swedish airline MCA Airlines declares bankruptcy.MCA Airlines was a scheduled airline based in Stockholm,Sweden.It was only founded 2008.
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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2018, 05:45:44 PM »
12th Nov 1906....Alberto Santos-Dumont set the first world record recognized by the FAI,by flying 722 ft in 21.5 secs.He also became the first person to be filmed in an airplane in flight.

12th Nov 1912....The first display of naval aircraft at an Imperial Japanese Navy fleet review takes place at Yokohama,with Lt Yōzō Kaneko flying a Farman seaplane and Lt Sankichi Kōno a Curtiss seaplane.

12th Nov 1919....Keith and Ross Smith set out to fly a Vickers Vimy,G-EAOU,from England to Australia,the first time this had been attempted,They arrive in Darwin on December 18.

12th Nov 1921....The first air-to-air refueling was made when Wesley May stepped from the wing of one aircraft to that of another,carrying a five-gallon can of gasoline strapped to his back.

12th Nov 1932....First flight of the de Havilland DH.84 Dragon,a small commercial twin engine biplane.They were used worldwide with military and civilian operators.Over 200 were built.

12th Nov 1941....The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal was torpedoed,by the German submarine U-81.The carrier sank the following day in the Mediterranean Sea east of Gibraltar.

12th Nov 1944....29 RAF Avro Lancaster bombers carrying 12,000-pound "Tallboy" bombs score two hits and a near miss on the German battleship Tirpitz at Altenfjord, Norway,causing the ship to capsize.

12th Nov 1970....First flight of the Kawasaki C-1,a twin-engined short-range military transport,used by the JASDF.They entered service in Dec 1974 with 31 aircraft built.

12th Nov 1980....Voyager 1 makes its closest approach to Saturn,flying 77,000 miles above its surface and taking photo of its rings.

12th Nov 1981....Launch:Space shuttle Columbia STS-2 at 15:09:59 UTC.Mission highlights:First reuse of a manned orbital space vehicle;first test of Canadarm robot arm; Truncated due to fuel cell problem.

12th Nov 1995....Launch:Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-74 at 7:30:43.071 a.m. EST.Mission highlights:2nd Shuttle-Mir docking.Delivered docking module.IMAX cargo bay camera.

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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2018, 08:31:29 PM »
13th Nov 1907....First flight of the Cornu helicopter.Widely credited with the first free flight of a rotary-wing aircraft.It made a number of short hops,staying aloft for over a minute.

13th Nov 1926....The Schneider Trophy race is flown at Hampton Roads,USA.Won by Mario De Bernardi (Italy) in a Macchi M.39 at 246.5 mph.It also set world speed records that year.

13th Nov 1940....The Handley Page Halifax enters RAF service.A four-engined heavy bomber,Halifaxes flew a total of 82,773 operations and dropped 224,207 tons of bombs,while 1,833 aircraft were lost.

13th Nov 1942....A USN OS2U Kingfisher floatplane rescues US WW I ace Eddie Rickenbacker,and two other survivors of a ditched B-17D from a life raft.They had been adrift in the Pacific for 22 days.

13th Nov 1981....Ben Abruzzo and crew make the first crossing of the Pacific Ocean by balloon,in the Double Eagle V.He died on 11/2/1985 when the Cessna 421 he was piloting crashed near Albuquerque.

13th Nov 1992....First flight of the Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey,a US two-seat,single-engine,flying boat sold as a kit aircraft for amateur construction as well as a light-sport aircraft.

13th Nov 2011....Emirates orders 50 Boeing 777 airliners worth about US$18,000,000,000,the largest value order in Boeing's history,with an option to purchase 20 more 777s for another $8,000,000,000.

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Re: November 2018 Flight Bites
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 07:30:22 PM »
14th Nov 1910...Eugene Burton Ely took off in a Curtiss pusher from a temporary platform erected over the bow of the light cruiser USS Birmingham.The first take-off from a ship.

14th Nov 1930...First flight of the Handley Page H.P.42/H.P.45 were British four-engine biplane airliners.They were the land-based backbones of Imperial Airways,four of each were built.

14th Nov 1933...Fred Haise,American astronaut,was born.Haise was the Lunar Module Pilot on the aborted Apollo 13 lunar mission.Later he flew 5 flights as the Commander of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.

14th Nov 1935...First flight of the Noorduyn Norseman,a Canadian single-engine bush plane.It remained in production for almost 25 years with over 900 produced.It could be fitted with floats.

14th Nov 1942...First flight of the Lockheed XP-49,a development of the P-38 Lightning fighter,to use the new 24-cylinder P+W X-1800 engine.No gain was made on the P-38,and the project scrapped.

14th Nov 1944...RAF Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory,his wife Dora,and 8 aircrew are killed when Avro 685 York Mk. C.I, MW126,crashes south of Grenoble,France,in a blizzard.

14th Nov 1969...NASA launches Apollo 12,the second manned mission to the surface of the Moon.Commander Charles"Pete"Conrad and LMP Alan L.Bean spent just over 1 day and 7 hrs on the lunar surface.

14th Nov 1970...First flight of the Aerosport Rail,a minimalist ultralight,designed by Harris Woods.It is little more than a 2 by 5 inch squared aluminium tube (rail) with all-metal wings and a T-tail.

14th Nov 1974...The first McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle,an F-15B is delivered to the United States Air Force 555th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron at Luke Air Force Base.

14th Nov 1981...Landing: Space shuttle Columbia STS-2 at 21:23:11 UTC.The flight was cut short when one of the three fuel cells that produced electricity and drinking water failed.

14th Nov 1987...Air Transat,a Canadian low-cost leisure airline based in Montreal, Quebec,began airline operations,their first flight is from Montreal to Acapulco.

14th Nov 2006...EasyJet announces an order for 52 Airbus A319`s.They are the largest operator of the Airbus A319 worldwide with 132 in service.

14th Nov 2008...Launch:Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-126 at 19:55 EST.Mission highlights: ISS assembly flight ULF2: MPLM Leonardo,crew rotation.The crew of 7 are lead by ex USN Cpt Christopher Ferguson.

14th Nov 2009...Pilot Dave Stock is killed in English Electric Lightning T5 ZU-BEX during an airshow at AFB Overberg,South Africa after a hydraulic failure,he had tried to eject but the canopy ejection failed.

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