75 years after its first flight on the 22nd of May 1946, the ‘Chippy” is still flown and loved by many. From the late 1940s, the de Havilland Chipmunk became the RAF’s primary trainer aircraft. The RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight still has two Chipmunks, invaluable for training fighter
Tuesday, 3rd of February, 1959 (62 years ago) A Beechcraft 35 Bonanza, operated by Dwyer Flying Service, Inc, registration N3794N, flying from Mason City Municipal Airport, Iowa, to Hector Airport, North Dakota, impacted cornfield terrain while on initial climb in bad weather conditions near Clear Lake, Iowa, USA. The aircraft
17 December 1903, 10:35 a.m. On this day in 1903, the Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot. Orville and Wilbur Wright, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, had been working on the development of a machine capable of flight since 1899. They started with
“The Greatest Pilot Of The Greatest Generation“ (February 13th,1923 – December 7th, 2020) Seventy-nine years to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbour, famed test pilot, World War II ace, and the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager, died at
The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito is a British twin-engined, shoulder-winged multirole combat aircraft, introduced during the Second World War. Unusual in that its frame was constructed mostly of wood, it was nicknamed the “Wooden Wonder”, or “Mossie”. In 1941, it was one of the fastest operational aircraft in the world.