AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

31 July 1944

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry took-off for his last flight, a reconnaissance mission over the Rhone Valley. Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry – an aviator that needs no introduction. Who has not heard about ´The […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

24 July 1969

The first men who walked on the Moon, came back on Earth safely. It’s safe to say, that Apollo 11 is considered to be the most significant mission of the whole Apollo programme of NASA […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Mi-26T2V

A prototype of the heavy helicopter Mi-26T2V, presented at ´Russian Helicopters´ stand during the XIV International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Zhukovsky (Moscow area). Since the late 1950s, the emerging need for a heavy transport […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

17 July 1948

The wreckage of Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina ´Miss Macao´ was found. This aircraft, registered VR-HDT and operated by Cathay Pacific subsidiary, left Macau a day before, for the scheduled passenger flight, but was hijacked. This event […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Fiat G.91 R/4

Fiat G.91 R/4 ´75+00´ (formerly BD+248, German Air Force) exhibited at Luftfahrtmuseum Wernigerode, June 2018. Fiat G.91, a jet fighter-bomber designed by Fiat Aviazione (later Aeritalia) in early 1950s, was a result of both Korean […]