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 […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

12 February 1914

The second prototype of ´Ilya Muromets´ performed a demonstration flight with 16 passengers, setting a new world record for number of passengers carried. Although Igor Sikorsky is usually associated with helicopter industry and known as […]

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 […]

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 […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

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 […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

27 March 1994

Maiden flight of Eurofighter Typhoon. In 1989, the consortium created by four nations – Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and Italy – began the construction of the 4th generation European air superiority fighter, the Eurofighter Typhoon […]