Tag: Aviation History

THE FIRST OPERATIONAL RNLAF F-35 HAS ARRIVED IN THE NETHERLANDS

The first operational RNLAF F-35 has arrived in The Netherlands

LEEUWARDEN AIR BASE, NETHERLANDS – October 31, 2019 is a special day in history for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). The first operational Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II (registration F-009) has arrived today on a beautiful, sunny, but cold Autumn day at it’s new home, Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands. 40 years ago

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THE DAY A BOEING TEST PILOT PERFORMED A BARREL ROLL WITH THE 707

Boeing Dash-80 FA239925

SEATTLE, WA – This month, 64 years ago, there was a Boeing test pilot who performed a barrel roll with the Boeing 367-80, known as the Dash 80. It’s incredible and surreal to see such a big airplane perform a barrel roll. This is the remarkable story behind the famous Dash 80 barrel roll. The Dash

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REMEMBERING JOE SUTTER, ‘FATHER OF THE BOEING 747’

SEATTLE – Today we remember Boeing icon Joe Sutter. He passed away 3 years ago on August 30, 2016 at the age of 95. In the mid-60s, Sutter led the team that designed the Boeing 747. He was given the nickname “Father of the 747”. Father of the 747 Joseph Frederick “Joe” Sutter (March 21, 1921 – August

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FRANK ZAPATA CROSSED THE ENGLISH CHANNEL ON HIS FLYBOARD AIR

Zapata crossed the English Channel on his Flyboard Air

CALAIS, FRANCE – Flying Frenchman Franky Zapata made aviation history on Sunday August 4, 2019 by crossing the English Channel on his Flyboard Air. This was Zapata’s second attempt to cross the Channel, after he failed 10 days ago, on July 25. Zapata’s dream came true on Sunday, when he became the first man in

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THURSDAY WAS THE BUSIEST DAY EVER FOR AVIATION

THE BUSIEST DAY EVER FOR AVIATION

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Thursday July 25, 2019 was the busiest day ever in the international aviation industry. More than 230,000 flights were observable via flight tracking service Flightradar24. The popular flight tracking site reported that 225,000 flights took place on Wednesday. The animated image that was recorded in Flightradar24’s tweet on Thursday shows the incredibly

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FRANKY ZAPATA TRIED TO CROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL ON HIS FLYBOARD AIR

Franky Zapata tried to cross the English Channel on his Flyboard Air

CALAIS, FRANCE – Franky Zapata is making aviation history today, by attempting to cross the English Channel on his Flyboard Air to mark the 110th anniversary of the first flight between Britain and France by French aviator Louis Bleriot on July 25, 1909 – who also left from Sangatte. Today a live stream from Euronews on

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