1915: Max Immelmann Gets First Kill in Flying Ace Career

Aug 01

1915: Max Immelmann Gets First Kill in Flying Ace Career

Today in 1915, Max Immelmann, the Eagle of Lille, begins his hard earned career as a Flying Ace with his first of 17 kills.

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1991: Senate Approves Females to Fly Combat Missions

Jul 31

1991: Senate Approves Females to Fly Combat Missions

Today in 1991, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to overturn a 43-year-old law that bars women from flying warplanes in combat.

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1938: Howard Hughes Escapes Death in Fastest Flight Around the World

Jul 30

1938: Howard Hughes Escapes Death in Fastest Flight Around the World

Today in 1938, Howard Hughes talks about defying death three times with his four companions during their record-breaking flight around the world.

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First Flight of an Airplane Across the English Channel by Louis Blériot

Jul 25

First Flight of an Airplane Across the English Channel by Louis Blériot

Today in 1909, Louis Blériot piloted his Blériot XI, a a 25hp monoplane, across the English Channel from Calais, France, to Dover, England.

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Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan Flies His Way Across the Atlantic

Jul 17

Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan Flies His Way Across the Atlantic

Today in 1938, Douglas Corrigan crosses the Atlantic receiving national attention because the press was amazed his rattletrap aircraft survived the journey.

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