Log In
Flight Journal 20-20 600x120

On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1867 – Roberto Adolfo Chodasiewicz, a Polish-born Argentinian military engineer, demonstrate the operation of balloons with James Allen on the first aerostatic flight in South America.

1916 – Death of Victor S. Chapman, a French-American World War I pilot, dies in his Nieuport 16; he is the first U.S. airman to be killed in action.

1943 – The RAF uses chaff, codenamed “Window,” for the first time to foil German radar during the Operation Gomorrah raids on Hamburg.

1946 – Birth of Ellison Shoji Onizuka, Japanese-American astronaut and U.S. Air Force test pilot; he become the first Asian American to reach space.

1980 – First flight of the Microturbo Microjet 200, a French two-seat, lightweight jet trainer.

1982 – British Airways Flight 9, a Boeing 747-200, flies through a cloud of volcanic ash south of Java; all engines fail in flight, forcing the plane to glide; the crew is able to restart the engines and make a safe landing.


Updated: June 24, 2014 — 1:15 PM

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Airage Media © 2017
For all Licensing, Permissions, Awards and Reprint requests please contact our official partner Wright's Media for more information. Please note that Wright's Media is the only authorized company that we’ve partnered with for materials and assets. Wright's Media contact: airage@wrightsmedia.com or (877) 652-5295.
WordPress Video Lightbox