Tag Archives: First Flight

80 Years Young

This past March 5 marked the 80th anniversary of the first flight of England’s famed Vicker’s Supermarine Spitfire. Early in the morning in 1936, the Spitfire, registration number K5054, flew for the very first time at Eastleigh Aerodrome. Only a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Orville

In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared this day, August 19, as the first National Aviation Day. Why August 19? Well, it is the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday. For most of us who fly airplanes, today is a special … Continue reading

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Jerrie Mock Returns Home

Today, 47 years ago, Jerrie Mock returned from her trip. It was a special trip and she was no passenger. She was the pilot. And the only one onboard her 1953 Cessna 180 she named the “Spirit of Columbus.”   … Continue reading

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First Flight

If you are a pilot, or if you are not but have a serious interest in history, you owe it to yourself to visit First Flight on the outer banks in North Carolina.  This is the place where the Wright … Continue reading

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