AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

12 March 1938

Maiden flight of PZL.44 Wicher (English: Gale), a prototype of Polish two-engine airliner. The inter-war years were a period when aviation truly boomed all over the world. Especially in the 1930s, the popularity of air […]

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26 February 1937

First flight of Fiat G.50 Freccia (English: Arrow), an Italian fighter aircraft. The Fiat G.50 Freccia was created to meet the demand of Regia Aeronautica (the Italian Air Force) for a modern interceptor aircraft. In […]

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5 February 1960

Maiden flight of PZL TS-11 ´Iskra´, a Polish jet trainer aircraft. The idea of creating a jet-powered trainer for the Polish Air Force was born in the middle of 1950s, upon the introduction of jet […]

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29 January 2010

Maiden flight of Sukhoi PAK FA prototype, the aircraft also known as Sukhoi T-50 (company designation) and then as Su-57 (NATO reporting name: Felon, although unconfirmed). The roots of a Russian new generation fighter programme […]

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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

4 December 1938

Miles M.18 aeroplane performed its maiden flight The Miles M.18 was a British light civil utility aircraft designed in late 1930s by Walter G. Capley. This single-engine, twin-seat, low-winged and fixed undercarriage aeroplane was built […]

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10 April 1963

Maiden flight of EWR VJ 101, a German experimental VTOL jet fighter. At the turn of the 1950s and 1960s, the idea of jet-powered VTOL aeroplane has spread around the world. Several nations with developed […]

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5 March 1936

Supermarine Spitfire, a true legend of aviation and one of the most iconic aircraft in history, made its first flight. The history of this legendary aeroplane has begun in 1931, when the British Air Ministry […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

21 December 1988

Maiden flight of Antonov An-225 Mriya. Initially developed for the purposes of Soviet space programme ´Buran´ and intended to transport the Buran space-shuttle, Mriya is today the heaviest aircraft ever built, with the maximum take-off […]