AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

11 June 1937

Kawanishi E11K, a Japanese experimental flying boat performed its first flight. The story of this aircraft began in 1936, when the Imperial Japanese Navy drew up a request for a new small flying boat, intended […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

21 May 1969

Antonov An-26, a twin-engine, turboprop transport aircraft, performed its maiden flight. Antonov An-26 is one of the most-known aircraft designed by the Antonov construction bureau and, at the same time, stays among the best remembered […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

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 […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

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 […]