July 2, 2022
Today in Aviation
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7/01/2013: First Flight of Air Canada Rouge

Air Canada Rouge’s (RV) inaugural flight with Airbus A319ceo departed from Toronto (YYZ) bound for Kingston, Jamaica.

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6/30/1989: First Flight of The Boeing 737-500

The single Boeing 737-500 prototype flew 375 hours for the certification process, which was awarded on February 12, 1990.

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6/29/1962: First Flight of the Iconic Vickers VC10

The prototype – G-ARTA – took 19 minutes to fly to nearby Wisley, where extensive further testing and cabin fitting were carried out.

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6/28/2013: Air Pacific Rebrands as Fiji Airways

This is the story of how Air Pacific went back to its roots, resurrecting its early name of Fiji Airways (FJ) as the carrier set about a whole rebranding.

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6/27/2007: First Black Pilot Circumnavigates the World

Irving was just 23 years old when he broke two world records. He continues to inspire young aviators.

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6/24/1960: First Flight of the Hawker Siddeley HS 748

The HS 748 was versatile, robust and reliable regional airliner, powered by two Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

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6/22/1984: Virgin Atlantic Takes to the Skies

In 1984, Sir Richard Branson started Virgin Atlantic with plans to shake up the “boring” airline industry.

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6/21/1961: Aviation Traders’ ATL-98 ‘Carvair’ First Flight

The unique Aviation Traders’ ATL-98 ‘Carvair’ was able to accommodate 22 passengers and five vehicles on short flights.

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6/20/1983: Maiden Flight of the Venerable Dash 8

This is the story of the prototype de Havilland Canada (DHC) Dash 8-100.

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6/19/1894: Frederick W. Lanchester Presents Airflow Theory

Lanchester’s theory was groundbreaking but seen as the “dream of madmen.”

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