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This Date in Aviation History: September 19 - September 21 This Date in Aviation History: September 19 - September 21

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from September 19 through September 21.

Aviation History Snapshot: The Golden Age Aviation History Snapshot: The Golden Age

The Pan American Airways China Clipper, a Martin M-130, flies over San Francisco in 1936.

This Date in Aviation History: September 15 - September 18 This Date in Aviation History: September 15 - September 18

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from September 15 through September 18.

This Date in Aviation History: September 12 - September 14 This Date in Aviation History: September 12 - September 14

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from September 12 through September 14.

The Curtiss XP-37: My, what a big nose you have! The Curtiss XP-37: My, what a big nose you have!

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Curtiss XP/YP-37.

Flight 93 National Memorial Flight 93 National Memorial

Started at first as a local effort, the memorial for the passengers and crew who died on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 eventually became a National Memorial as part of the National Park Service. I took these photos during two separate visits to the memorial, before the visitor’s center had been completed.…

This Date in Aviation History: September 8 - September 11 This Date in Aviation History: September 8 - September 11

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from September 8 through September 11.

This Date in Aviation History: September 11, 2001 This Date in Aviation History: September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001 – Terrorists hijack four commercial airliners and use them to attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A fourth attack targeting Washington, DC is thwarted by passengers.

This Date in Aviation History: September 5 - September 7 This Date in Aviation History: September 5 - September 7

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from September 5 through September 7.

The Grumman XF4F-3S Wildcatfish: Cats never did like water The Grumman XF4F-3S Wildcatfish: Cats never did like water

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Grumman XF4F-3S Wildcatfish.

This Date in Aviation History: September 1 - September 4 This Date in Aviation History: September 1 - September 4

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from September 1 through September 4.

This Date in Aviation History: August 29 - August 31 This Date in Aviation History: August 29 - August 31

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from August 29 through August 31.

Gliding in the Stratosphere Gliding in the Stratosphere

On August 26, the Perlan Project successfully flew a glider at 62,000 feet to set a new world altitude record. The pressurized glider is towed aloft by a specially modified Grob Egrett G520 turboprop and then released at 42,000 feet. The glider then climbs higher still by using seasonal stratospheric mountain waves…

The Dash 80 Barrel Roll: Which way is up? The Dash 80 Barrel Roll: Which way is up?

Some musings about airplanes, photography, and our penchant for seeing things the way we need to see them

This Date in Aviation History: August 25 - August 28 This Date in Aviation History: August 25 - August 28

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from August 25 through August 28.

This Date in Aviation History: August 22 - August 24 This Date in Aviation History: August 22 - August 24

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from August 22 through August 24.

This Date in Aviation History: August 18 - August 21 This Date in Aviation History: August 18 - August 21

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from August 18 through August 21.

National Aviation Day National Aviation Day

In 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt chose August 19, Orville Wright’s birthdate, as the day on which we honor the development of aviation and related sciences in the United States. Orville was still alive at the time, though his brother Wilbur had died of typhoid fever in 1912. Orville piloted a plane for the…

This Date in Aviation History: August 15 - August 17 This Date in Aviation History: August 15 - August 17

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from August 15 through August 17.

Truck! Truck! Truck! Truck! Truck! Truck!

While rushing to get to a BBQ dinner on the other side of the airport, this van driver crossed an active runway and came closer than you’d like to getting hit by an Envoy Air Embraer 145 taking off with 57 passengers on board. Though it looks like a reckless move on the part of the van driver, he did have clearance…

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