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Today in aviation history – 24th November

On 24th November 1924 Fokker F.VII from KLM as a first aircraft managed to fly from Holand to Dutch East Indies. The aircraft was piloted by Mijnheer van der Hoop

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Today in aviation history – 23rd November

On 23rd November 1916 died Lanoe Hawker – first British fighter ace from World War I. He was downed by Manfred von Richthofen. Leone Hawker was born on 30th December 1890 in Longparish. He was ordered with Victoria Cross.

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Today in aviation history – 22nd November

On 22nd November 1909 was established Wright Company that manufactured aircrafts. The company was established by two brothers – Wilbur and Orville Wright. They came from the United States and were the aviation pioneers. They are said to be the constructors of a first working aircraft.

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Today in aviation history – 21st November

On 21st November 1914 three British aircrafts Avro 504 took off off France and carried out first long-distance bombing raid. The aims of the attack were German Zeppelins near Friederichshafen. Each bomber dropped 20 pounds (9 kg) bombs. The raid was a success – the hydrogen factory was destroyed. During the raid one bomber was […]

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Today in aviation history – 20th November

On 20th November in Hurum (south-west from Oslo) crashed Dutch aircraft from Aero Holland Douglas DC-3. 34 people died, including 26 Jewish children travelling to Israel. Only 12-year-old boy survived.

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Today in aviation history – 19th November

On 19th November 1969 began mission Apollo 12. The crew consisted of Pete Conrad, Richard Gordon and Alan Bean. Mission’s aim was to land on the surface of the Moon. The commander – Pete Conrad became third man on the Moon.