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Postby Raffles » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:05 pm

We can use this thread as per its title.

Today is the 59th anniversary of the crash of the De Havilland Comet G-ALYP.  :RIP:

Read about it here ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BOAC_Flight_781
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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:41 pm

First flight of the MD-11: 10th of January 1990 :cheers:

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Postby Raffles » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:47 pm

Good, the thread is gathering momentum already.
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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:29 pm

First flight of the Bell 206A: 10 January 1966.... :cheers:

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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:52 pm

1935 – 11/01 Amelia Earhart makes the first solo flight across the Pacific from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California.
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Postby Raffles » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:10 am

Thanks I haven't looked in my calendar today...
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Postby Jovanny » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:01 pm

[color=#FF00FF]Oh yes I love these kind of threads, thanks Raffles :kiss:

12 January 1970 – A Pan Am Boeing 747, on a proving flight from New York, is the first wide-bodied airliner to make a landing at Heathrow Airport in London.
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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:22 pm

15/01/2009 – US Airways Flight 1549 ditches in the Hudson River just after taking off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City after duel engine failure.
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Postby Raffles » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:02 pm

4 years ago already!
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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:54 pm

16/01/1991 – Eastern Air Lines is dissolved after 64 years of operation.

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Postby four engine jock » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:08 pm

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16/01/1991 – Eastern Air Lines is dissolved after 64 years of operation.

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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:09 am

17/01/2008 – British Airways Flight 38, a Boeing 777-200ER, lands short of the runway at London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom. Nine of the 152 people on board are treated for minor injuries, but there are no fatalities; this is the first loss of a Boeing 777-200ER, and the first loss of any 777 due to operational incident.

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Postby Raffles » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:19 pm

A solid plane...
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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:21 pm

19/01/1960 – First flight of the Convair CV-580 Super Convair.

19/01/1960 First fatal flight of the Sud Aviation Caravelle (flight SAS 871)

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Postby Raffles » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:48 pm

I've had the privilege of flying the Convair 580 and I've been in a Caravelle cockpit once.
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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:57 pm

20/01/1959 – First flight of the Vickers Vanguard:

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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:03 pm

21/01/1963 First flight of the Fairchild Hiller FH-110:

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21/01/1972 First flight of the Lockheed S-3 Viking:

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21/01/1976 Introduction of the Concorde:

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Postby Raffles » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:34 pm

What is that in the background of the Hiller? C123?
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Postby Raffles » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:58 am

Today 43 Years Ago, The 747 Made its first passenger flight. It was a Pan Am 747-121.

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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:16 am

23/01/1951 – First flight of the Douglas F4D-1 (Skyray)

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23/01/1939 – First flight of the Douglas A-20 Havoc

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23/01/1909 – First flight of the Blériot XI,

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