AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

8 January 1948

Maiden flight of ´aircraft 174´, the jet aeroplane being a base for an early Soviet fighter, Lavochkin La-15 (Ла-15, NATO reporting name: Fantail) Lavochkin construction bureau, also known as OKB-301, is usually being associated with […]

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Yakovlev Yak-42D / Як-42

Yakovlev Yak-42D ´RA-42438´, operated by Saratov Airlines (Саратовские авиалинии / Саравиа), approaching Prague-Ruzyně airport, January 2014. In the beginning, there was a Yakovlev Yak-40 – an iconic passenger jet aircraft from the Soviet era, designed […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

25 December 1979

The first Soviet troops landed in Kabul and Bagram – the Soviet-Afghan War officially began. When, in April of 1978, the Saur Revolution (also known as April Revolution or April Coup) ended the rule of […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

20 November 1942

The Alaska Highway was completed, allowing the opening of the Northwest Staging Route, one of the most important air ferry routes in the World War II. When the United States officially joined the Allies war […]