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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu May 13, 2021 8:01 pm

On this day in 1957:
On this date in 1957 Three USAF North American F-100 Super Sabres set a new world distance record for single-engine aircraft when they flew from London to Los Angeles (6,710 miles) in 14 hours and 4 minutes.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri May 14, 2021 4:02 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1939 - First flight of the Short Stirling [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Stirling]

1940 - First flight of the Yermolayev Yer-2 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yermolayev_Yer-2]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat May 15, 2021 4:09 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1939 - First flight of the EKW C-36 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EKW_C-36]

1941 - First flight of the Gloster E.28/39 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloster_E.28/39]

1943 - First flight of the Nakajima C6N [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakajima_C6N]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat May 15, 2021 4:12 am

On this day in 1939 the Fairchild PT-19 flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat May 15, 2021 4:19 am

On this day in 1984 the AMX International AMX, a ground-attack aircraft jointly developed by Italy and Brazil, flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat May 15, 2021 5:46 pm

On this day in 1963:
On this date in 1963 pilot/astronaut Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper lifted off atop an Atlas booster in Faith 7 to begin the final manned space mission of the Mercury program Gordo completed 22 Earth orbits before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun May 16, 2021 4:34 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1957 - First flight of the Saunders-Roe SR.53 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saunders-Roe_SR.53]

1987 - First flight of the Boeing VC-25 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_VC-25]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun May 16, 2021 4:33 pm

10 years ago today:
On this date in 2011 the Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off on STS-134. Endeavour didn't return to space but the Shuttle got quite a piggyback ride.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun May 16, 2021 7:29 pm

On this day in 1992:
On this date in 1992 the 2000th C-130 Hercules airlifter rolled out the doors at Lockheed Martin's Marietta assembly plant.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sun May 16, 2021 11:15 pm

On this day in 1943:
On this date in 1943 Operations Chastise kicked off.
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