August 15, 2022
Maiden Flight
History

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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Today in Aviation

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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History

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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History

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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5/28/1971: First Flight of Dassault Aviation Mercure

This is the story of the Dassault Aviation Mercure project, from its first flight in 1971 to its final operational days in 1995.

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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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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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Airlines Routes

Delta Air Lines Debuts A321neo out of Boston

Delta Air Lines (DL) operated its first Airbus A321neo revenue flight out of Boston this morning.

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History

5/19/2008: First Flight of the Sukhoi Superjet 100

Today in aviation, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 flew for the first time in 2008.

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