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Notable Moments in Aviation History

01January

  • 07/1785: First balloon flight across the English Channel
  • 26/1911: First takeoff and landing of an aircraft on water in the U.S.

02February

  • 04/1902: Charles Lindbergh was born in Detroit
  • 20/1962: John Glenn flew into orbit
  • 22/1921: Transcontinental airmail began

03March

  • 08/1910: France’s La Baronne Dé Larchoe became the first certified woman pilot
  • 15/1972: NASA announced space shuttle program
  • 22/1921: Transcontinental airmail began

04April

  • 12/1961: Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space
  • 16/1867: Wilbur Wright was born
  • 17/1964: Geraldine “Jerrie” Fredritz Mock was the first woman to fly around the world
  • 27/1927: Spirit of St. Louis completed

05May

  • 15/1939: The AOPA was founded
  • 20/1927: Charles Lindbergh flew solo nonstop from New York to Paris across the Atlantic
  • 21/1932: Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic

06June

  • 26/1936: First successful helicopter flight

07July

  • 20/1969: Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon
  • 22/1933: Wiley Post in the Winnie Mae became the first person to fly solo around the world

08August

  • 19/1871: Orville Wright was born
  • 19: National Aviation Day
  • 21/1911: First documented spin recovery by an aircraft

09September

  • 02/1910: Blanche Scott became the first U.S. woman pilot to fly solo

10October

  • 11/1910: Theodore Roosevelt became the first president to fly
  • 29/1998: John Glenn became the oldest person in space

11November

  • 01/1870: The National Weather Service was founded
  • 02/1947: First and only flight of the Spruce Goose

12December

  • 14/1986: Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager flew the Voyager on the first nonstop, non-refueled flight around the world.
  • 17/1903: Orville and Wilbur Wright make first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (Wright Brothers Day)
 
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