AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

30 April 1939

V. Kokkinaki and M. Gordienko arrived to New York, after their transatlantic flight from Moscow. On 28th April 1939, at 4:19 in the morning, V.K. Kokkinaki (pilot) and M.Kh. Gordienko (co-pilot) took-off for their non-stop […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

23 April 1953

NATO announced an aircraft acquiring programme, worth over 550 million USD. On 23rd April 1953, during a press conference held at Palais de Chaillot, the Secretary General of NATO, Lord Ismay (General Hastings Lionel ´Pug´ […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

16 April 1969

First flight of Let L 410 Turbolet. The L 410 aircraft was developed in the 1960s, being a response to a then emerging need in the USSR for a modern, lightweight, turboprop-powered short-range passenger and […]