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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1898 – Birth of Orlando Clive “Bridget” Bridgeman, British World War I flying ace.

1905 – The Aero Club of America is established in New York City.

1938 – A Lufthansa Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor makes the airline’s first flight to Japan, flying non-stop from Berlin to Tokyo via Basra, Karachi, and Hanoi. The 8,841-mile flight breaks the distance record and takes 46 hours, 18 minutes.

1943 – Vega Airplane Co. is absorbed into Lockheed Aircraft Corp.

1962 – First vertical tethered flight of the Lockheed XV-4 Hummingbird (shown), an American V/STOL jet prototype.

2010 – Death of Vittorio Sanseverino, Italian World War II pilot; he also had test flown many aircraft built by FIAT for the postwar Italian Air Force.

Updated: November 29, 2015 — 11:45 PM

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