Project Bullet: First Transcontinental Flight to Average Supersonic Speed

Jul 16

Project Bullet: First Transcontinental Flight to Average Supersonic Speed

Today in 1957, John Glenn went 725 mph strapped to a Vought F8U Crusader. Three hours, 23 minutes later, he set a transcontinental speed record.

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First Solo Flight Around the World: Wiley Hardeman Post

Jul 15

First Solo Flight Around the World: Wiley Hardeman Post

Today in 1933, Wiley Hardeman Post took off from Floyd Bennett Field, Long Island, on the first solo around-the-world flight in a Lockheed Model 5C Vega.

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First All British Powered Flight: Sir Alliot Verdon Roe

Jul 13

First All British Powered Flight: Sir Alliot Verdon Roe

Today in 1909, Alliot Verdon Roe assembled his own triplane and made the first all British Powered flight from Walthamstow Marsh.

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First to Fly a Mile High: Walter Brookins

Jul 09

First to Fly a Mile High: Walter Brookins

Today in 1910, Walter Brookins became the first flier to take an airplane more than a mile up over Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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