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 […]

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 […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

26 June 1948

The Berlin airlift begins. For more information about the airlift and the celebrations of its 70th anniversary, please check one of our featured stories.