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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1866 – The Aeronautical Society of Great Britain is founded in London (later to become the Royal Aeronautical Society); it remains in existence.

1912 – First flight of the Curtiss Model F (shown), an American early flying boat.

1913 – Birth of Chitoshi Isozaki, Japanese 2nd Sino-Japanese War and World War II fighter ace.

1953 – The U.S. Navy begins operational flight tests from the first angled-deck aircraft carrier ever built, the USS Antietam (CV-36).

1985 – Death of Karl Deilmann, German World War I flying ace.

1998 – Operation Manu Tama’i takes place when the Chilean air force sends Northrop F-5E Tigers, refueled by a Boeing KB-707, to Rapa Nui (Easter Island).

Updated: January 12, 2015 — 6:35 PM

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