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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1899 – Birth of Ronald Cory Berlyn, British World War I flying ace.

1912 – Frank Coffyn takes aerial views of New York City with a cinema camera while controlling his Wright Flyer Model B  with his feet and knees.

1944 – First flight of the Curtiss SC Seahawk (SC-1 shown), an American scout seaplane.

1962 – Death of Radul Milkov Mikhailov, Bulgarian World War I pilot and high-ranking officer; he is credited of the first drop af an aerial bomb.

2001 – A Royal New Zealand Air Force Douglas A-4K Skyhawk from No. 2 Squadron crashes near HMAS Albatross in New South Wales practicing for an upcoming air show, killing the aircraft’s pilot.

2013 – Iraqi Airways begins flights to Kuwait for the first time since Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990.

Updated: February 16, 2016 — 11:26 AM

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