AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

31 January 1970

Mikhail Leontyevich Mil (Михаил Леонтьевич Миль) died from stroke, at the age of 60. Mikhail Mil was one of the aviation pioneers and one of the greatest aviation designers. Despite the fact that his first […]

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Douglas DC-6B

Douglas DC-6B, OE-LDM, from the Flying Bulls collection of Hangar 7 in Salzburg, just after its arrival to Pardubice, Czech Republic, for 2014 edition of Aviatická pouť (Aviation Fair) air show. DC-6 is the biggest, […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

24 January 1961

Goldsboro incident. On 23rd January 1961, a USAF B-52G Stratofortress took-off from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, for a routine flight around the East Coast – and carrying two Mark 39 […]

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-105 / МиГ-105

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-105.11 test orbital vehicle, also known as Experimental Passenger Orbital Aircraft – EPOS (экспериментальный пилотируемый орбитальный самолет – ЭПОС), exhibited in the Central Air Force Museum in Monino, Moscow area. The idea of an […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

17 January 1966

Palomares incident. 54 years ago, a Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, carrying four B28 nuclear bombs, took-off from Seymour Johnson air base in North Carolina for the scheduled flight to the Soviet Union border and back, being […]