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wayno7777
04-25-2006, 09:41 AM
This Week in Aviation History
April 22 - 1972 -- The pilot of a Vought F-8 Crusader scored the last of the type's 19
MiG air kills over Vietnam.
April 23 - 1945 -- A P-51D equipped with a 1340 lb thrust Aerojet rocket to give it a
high end power boost, flew for the first time. Pilot Bob Chilton reported the
assist raised the top speed of the fighter from 429 mph to 513 mph.
April 24 - 1909 -- For the first time, movie film is shot from an airplane in flight as Wilbur Wright flew a Wright biplane in Centocelle, Italy.
April 25 - 1914 -- First flight of a US military aircraft against another country: Lt. (jg)
P.N.L. Bellinger flew a Curtiss AB-3 from the USS Mississippi against Mexico to
look for mines in Vera Cruz Harbor.
April 26 - 1917 -- Boeing Airplane Company was organized out of Pacific Aero
Products Company.
April 27 - 1934 -- The Stinson Model A, low wing trimotor airliner,
flew for the first time.
April 28 - 1988 -- An Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 (N73711) suffered partial fuselage
failure when part of the fuselage collapsed in flight. It landed with one fatality,
a stewardess was sucked outside from the depression at 19,000 feet.
April 29 - 1918 -- Lt. Edward Rickenbacker scored his first air victory.
April 30 - 1953 -- The last operational mission was flown by an F-80 during the
Korean War. After that, the the 8th Fighter Bomber Wing, equipped with RF-80s
flew reconaissance missions.
from http://www.aeroknow.com/index.htm

wayno7777
04-25-2006, 09:41 AM
This Week in Aviation History
April 22 - 1972 -- The pilot of a Vought F-8 Crusader scored the last of the type's 19
MiG air kills over Vietnam.
April 23 - 1945 -- A P-51D equipped with a 1340 lb thrust Aerojet rocket to give it a
high end power boost, flew for the first time. Pilot Bob Chilton reported the
assist raised the top speed of the fighter from 429 mph to 513 mph.
April 24 - 1909 -- For the first time, movie film is shot from an airplane in flight as Wilbur Wright flew a Wright biplane in Centocelle, Italy.
April 25 - 1914 -- First flight of a US military aircraft against another country: Lt. (jg)
P.N.L. Bellinger flew a Curtiss AB-3 from the USS Mississippi against Mexico to
look for mines in Vera Cruz Harbor.
April 26 - 1917 -- Boeing Airplane Company was organized out of Pacific Aero
Products Company.
April 27 - 1934 -- The Stinson Model A, low wing trimotor airliner,
flew for the first time.
April 28 - 1988 -- An Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 (N73711) suffered partial fuselage
failure when part of the fuselage collapsed in flight. It landed with one fatality,
a stewardess was sucked outside from the depression at 19,000 feet.
April 29 - 1918 -- Lt. Edward Rickenbacker scored his first air victory.
April 30 - 1953 -- The last operational mission was flown by an F-80 during the
Korean War. After that, the the 8th Fighter Bomber Wing, equipped with RF-80s
flew reconaissance missions.
from http://www.aeroknow.com/index.htm

Low_Flyer_MkVb
04-25-2006, 10:55 AM
You forgot 25th April 1943 - Whirlwinds in action against trains and barges in the Calais area. FW190's were engaged. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

wayno7777
04-25-2006, 07:33 PM
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