July 3, 2022
Aviation History
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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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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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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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5/30/1958: First Flight of the Douglas DC-8

This is the story of the legendary DC-8, from its inception to its first flight. 

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5/29/1934: First UK Airmail Service Begins

Discover the history and legacy of the first regular airmail service in the UK.

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5/27/1999: Maiden Flight of the CRJ700

This is the story of the 70-seat stretched version of the popular CRJ200 Bombardier aircraft.

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5/26/1929: Junkers W 33 Sets World Altitude Record

This is the story of the German-built Junkers W 33 and how it set a world altitude record in 1929.

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5/25/1937: First Flight of the Gasuden Koken

Today in Aviation, the Gasuden Koken, aka the Kōken-ki made its maiden flight in 1937.

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American Airlines’ Jumbo Years

This is the story of American Airlines (AA) and the Boeing 747, as seen through the type’s 24-year-long history with the carrier.

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