PHOTO OF THE WEEK

PZL M18B Dromader

PZL M18B Dromader, SP-FOH, taxiing after the water drop display – air show at the 11th FAI European Advanced Aerobatic Championships 2019 in Toruń, Poland. The PZL M18 Dromader is a Polish agricultural and fire-fighting […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

16 October 1958

Boeing 377 Stratocruiser of the Pan Am Flight 6, made an emergency landing in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. The Pan Am Flight 6 (sometimes erroneously referred as Flight 943) was the multi-stopover airline […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

11 September 1932

Two famous Polish aviators Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura died in a tragic crash of their RWD-6 aircraft on the way to Czechoslovakia. 88 years ago, on 11th September 1932, Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

4 September 1936

Louise Thaden became the first woman pilot that won the Bendix Trophy Race. Thaden, together with her co-pilot Blanche Noyes, was flying a Beechcraft C17R ´Staggerwing´, a single engine biplane. Flying at an average speed […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

7 August 1997

Space Shuttle ‘Discovery’ launched for the NASA STS-85 mission. The STS-85 mission has begun at 10:41:00 EDT, when ´Discovery´ crewed by astronauts – Commander Curtis L. Brown; Pilot Kent V. Rominger; Mission Specialists N. Jan […]

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 […]