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Today in aviation history – 5th December

On 5th December 1969 died Claudius Dornier, German aerial constructor and a founder of Dornier GmbH . Claudius Dornier was born in 1884. After graduating from engineering studies he worked with Ferdynand von Zeppelin and he did research on improving strength of light metals. Dornier GmbH founded that was founded in 1914, became well-known in […]

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Today in aviation history – 4th December

On 4th December 1932 Kazimierz Chorzewski made a test flight in RWD-9 aircraft. It was a developed version of a RWD-6 aircraft and it was build out of social contribution for the Challenge International des Avions de Tourisme. A construction of this aircraft was a hybrid of a high wing with one straight engine. RWD-9 […]

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Today in aviation history – 3rd December

On the 3rd of December 1965 in Moscow died Aleksander Romeyko – Russian and Polish general officer. He served in The Soviet Air Force since 1930’s in different commander’s and staff positions. Since 1944 Romeyko was a deputy of General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces in The First Polish Army, Chief of Staff in […]

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Today in aviation history – 2nd December

On the 2nd of December 1971 Mars 3 lander became the first spacecraft that attained soft landing on Mars. It was sent on 28th May form Baikonur Cosmodrome in Proton-K carrier rocket. It was supposed to gather information about atmosphere and surface of the Mars. After successful landing Mars 3 lander worked for 15 seconds […]

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Today in aviation history – 1st December

On the 1st of  December 1918 The Air Force Checkerboard became a national marking of the Polish Air Force under the regulation 38 of General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces. At first this marking consisted of 4 equal squares in national colours (red squares located in upper left and lower right corners). Contrasting red […]