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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1913 – Birth of Alexander Ivanovich Pokryshkin, World War II Soviet fighter ace and tactician.

1934 – French aviatrix Maryse Hilsz lands her Breguet 27 S (a Bre 330 N°2 modified) christened ‘Joe III’ in Tokyo, half way of her Asian tour Paris-Tokyo-Paris.

1952 – First flight of the North American AJ-2P Savage (shown), a photo reconnaissance version of the American AJ-2 twin engine, carrier-based bomber.

1965 – The first nonstop transcontinental helicopter flight across the U.S., flown from the USS Hornet at San Diego, Calif., to the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt off Jacksonville, Fla. – is completed successfully; the U. S. Navy Sikorsky SH-3A Sea King flew 2,116 miles.

1993 – Death of Aioi Takahide, Japanese Sino-Japanese War and World War II flying ace.

2003 – Hooters Air, an American airline owned by the founders of a popular restaurant chain, begins operations.

Updated: March 6, 2014 — 9:45 AM

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