July 3, 2022
Aviation History
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5/23/1924: Canada’s First Scheduled Air Service

Find out how Laurentide Air Service Ltd. began to offer regular airmail, passenger, and freight service in 1924.

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5/22/1906: Wright Brothers Granted Patent for “Flying Machine”

Today in Aviation, the Wright brothers were granted U.S. Patent 821,393 for a “Flying Machine” in 1906.

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The Airbus A300 Flying Zero-G

This is why the A300 offered 22 or so seconds of zero-G or complete weightlessness.

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5/21/1946: KLM’s Maiden Transatlantic Flight

Today in Aviation, a KLM (KL) DC-4 took off from Amsterdam bound for New York in 1946.

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5/20/1932: First Female Solo Transatlantic Flight

This is how Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic in 1932.

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5/18/1981: International Air Bahama Ceases Operations

Today in Aviation, The independent passenger carrier International Air Bahama ceased operations in 1981.

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5/17/1992: New Munich Airport Opens for Business

Today in Aviation, the current Munich Airport (MUC), located on the “Erding North” site, commenced operations in 1992. 

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5/16/1942: Canadian Pacific Airlines Is Founded

Today in Aviation, Canadian Pacific Airlines (CP) was officially formed in 1942. This is the story of how this once well-known airline began.

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5/15/2003: Government of Guernsey Acquires Aurigny

Today in Aviation, Aurigny Air Services (GR) was acquired for £5m by the States of Guernsey in 2003.

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5/13/1970: Joe McBryan Founds Buffalo Airways

Today in Aviation, the family-run Buffalo Airways (J4) was founded in 1970 by pilot Joe McBryan.

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