August 8, 2022
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6/02/1910: First Double Crossing of the English Channel

This is how Charles Rolls became the first person to fly a nonstop double crossing of the English Channel.

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Today in Aviation: Oasis Hong Kong Ceases Operations

Today in Aviation, long-haul carrier Oasis Hong Kong Airlines (O8) ceased operations in 2008. The final flight was from Vancouver (YVR) to Hong Kong (HKG).

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Today in Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines Begins Operations

Today in Aviation, Ethiopian Airlines (ET), formerly Ethiopian Air Lines, began operations in 1946. ET is the largest carrier in Africa.

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Today in Aviation: Air California is Rebranded Air Cal

Today in Aviation, Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA)-based Air California (OC) was rebranded as Air Cal in 1981.

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Today in Aviation: Volotea Begins to ‘Fly Around’

Today in Aviation, Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea (V7) commenced operations in 2012 from the carrier’s home base of Venice (VCE).

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Fokker 70

Today in Aviation, the Fokker 70 (F70) operated its maiden flight in 1993. The prototype PH-MKC departed Woensdrecht, in the southern Netherlands.

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Today in Aviation: Air Malta Takes Flight

Today in Aviation, Maltese flag carrier Air Malta (KM) operated its first flight in 1974 on a wet-leased Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing 720B.

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Today in Aviation: British Airways Begins Operations

Today in Aviation, four British companies, BOAC, BEA, Cambrian Airways, and Northeast Airlines, merged in 1974 to form British Airways (BA).

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Today in Aviation: Hapag-Lloyd Flug Takes to the Skies

Today in Aviation, the German leisure carrier Hapag-Lloyd Flug (HF) operated its maiden flight in 1973 with a Boeing 727-100. 124 passengers departed Hamburg (HAM) bound for Ibiza (IBZ).

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Today in Aviation: BA Retires the Iconic Vickers VC10

Today in Aviation, British Airways (BA) retired from its fleet the last Vickers VC10, a mid-sized, narrow-body long-range jet, in 1981.

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