June 28, 2022
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6/9/1958: Gatwick Airport Reopens after Two-years Reconstruction

This is the story of how London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) reopened after two years of reconstruction in 1958.

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6/08/1988: ANA Paints Eyeballs on Jets to Cut Bird Strikes

Did you know that painting eyeballs on aircraft can cut bird collisions by 20%?

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6/7/1938: Maiden Flight of the Boeing Model 314 Clipper

Find out why Boeing created the “Clippers” and where the first colossal airliner was constructed and flown.

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6/06/1932: First Flight of the AW.15 Atalanta

Discover the origins of the British four-engine airliner, the Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta.

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5/06/2012: Solar Impulse 1 Maiden Intercontinental Flight

This is how the world’s first solar-powered aircraft capable of flying both day and night flew intercontinental in 2012.

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6/04/1948: Philippine Airlines’ First Transpacific Sleeper Service

Transpacific flights have been available since the mid-1930s. The first occurred years after the first transatlantic flight.

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6/03/1925: First Flight of the Goodyear Blimp

This is the first flight of the groundbreaking airship, the world’s first blimp to fly with helium.

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Inaugural Flight

Experience what it was like to be on board Lufthansa’s (LH) inaugural Boeing 747-8i flight exactly 10 years ago today.

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6/01/1981: First Flight of the Short 360

This is the short story of the Short 360 36-seater airliner, from its maiden flight to its recent operations.

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5/31/1946: London Heathrow Begins Commercial Operations

This is the story of how London Heathrow Airport (LHR) officially opened for commercial air travel.

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