Category: ON THIS DAY IN AVIATION

Who Was the First Woman in the World to Get Pilot’s Licence?

Reading Time: 5 minutes On this day, 8 March, on the International Women’s Day, the whole world devotes the very special attention to women. To their achievements, their bravery and courage. In aviation this day also bears a very symbolic meaning and has its very own memorable occasion to mark. I believe you would agree that aviation is the […]

First Flight of Concorde: True Aviation Engineering Marvel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Concorde. The icon. The legend. The aviation engineering marvel. Today it celebrates the special event. On this day, 2 March, in 1969 the stylish Concorde took off for the maiden flight. Only 14 aircraft in service (out of 20 built in total), only two airlines operating the type (Air France and British Airways), only two […]

First Flight of Boeing 727: History of Risks and Benefits

Reading Time: 4 minutes On this day, on 9 February in 1963, the second successful Boeing’s commercial passenger jet – Boeing 727 – took off for its maiden flight into history. In the very beginning, the new aircraft did not promise to reach towering heights. Risky launch, weak order volume and gloomy future predicted more troubles than rewards. Originally, […]

World’s First Scheduled Passenger Airline Service on a Flying Boat

Reading Time: 3 minutes For the major part of the globe, the 1st of January marks the beginning of a new year. For the aviation industry, therefore, this day marks a special start, too. On this day in 1914, the introductory chapter of commercial aviation was written – the first scheduled flight of a passenger airline, between St. Petersburg […]

First Flight into Space: the Story Behind

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today the whole world joins a special celebration to mark the 59th anniversary of the first spaceflight performed by Yuri Gagarin on this day, 12 April, in 1961. When a human made history conquering space for the first time. The flight lasted only 108 minutes. But entered aerospace history as a primary achievement beginning a […]