On This Day In Aviation History

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:15 am

On this day in 1936 both the Westland Lysander and Vickers Wellington each flew for the first time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Wellington

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland_Lysander
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:17 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1960 - First flight of the Mil Mi-10 (NATO reporting name: Harke) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil_Mi-10]

1984 - Saab 340 enters service with Crossair [https://www.facebook.com/avgeekery/post ... 1975403093]

2007 - First flight of the Airbus A330 MRTT [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A330_MRTT]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:07 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1934 - First flight of the IMAM Ro.41 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMAM_Ro.41]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:24 pm

On this date in 1954 the Lockheed XFV flew for the first time.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:33 am

On This Day In Aviation History

1916 - First flight of the Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Air ... tory_R.E.8]

1941 - First flight of the Brewster SB2A Buccaneer [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster_SB2A_Buccaneer]

1955 - First flight of the Tupolev Tu-104 (NATO reporting name: Camel) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_Tu-104]

1959 - First flight of the Dassault Mirage IV [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Mirage_IV]

1961 - First flight of the HAL HF-24 Marut [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_HF-24_Marut]

1997 - First flight of the Eurocopter EC155 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurocopter_EC155]
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:48 pm

On this date in 1986, B-47E-25-DT Stratojet, AF SN 52-0166 became the last B-47 flight when the jet was restored to flight status and flown from NAWC China Lake to Castle AFB for display.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:29 am

On this day in 1981 the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk flew for the first time.

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:56 pm

On this date in 1960 the Boeing B-29 was retired. This one found a great hiding place.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:56 pm

On this date in 1961 the DC-4 based Aviation Traders Carvair flew for the first time.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:15 pm

On This Day In Aviation History

1945 - First flight of the Vickers VC.1 Viking [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_VC.1_Viking]

1947 - First flight of the Martin XB-48 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_XB-48]
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