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This Day in Aviation History
June 23rd, 1942
First flight of the Martin JRM Mars.

The Martin JRM Mars...

*This Day in Aviation History* *June 23rd, 1942* First flight of the Martin JRM Mars. The Martin JRM Mars is a large, four-engined cargo transport seaplane originally designed and built in limited numbers for the U.S. Navy during the World War II era. It was the largest Allied flying boat to enter production, although only seven were built. The United States Navy contracted the development of ...

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The MiG-23 that belonged to the air force of the GDR, in the service of the Luftwaffe. Germany, August 1993.

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This Day in Aviation History
April 17th, 1944
Howard Hughes sets a new US transcontinental speed record...

*This Day in Aviation History* *April 17th, 1944* Howard Hughes sets a new US transcontinental speed record, flying a Lockheed Constellation. On April 17, 1944, the second production C-69, piloted by Howard Hughes and TWA president Jack Frye, flew from Burbank, California, to Washington, D.C., in 6 hours and 57 minutes (c. 2,300 mi/3,701 km at an average 330.9 mph/532.5 km/h). On the return tr...

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AL8_Douglas_000439 by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives on Flickr. Photo from AL-8, the Douglas Kelley Photo Album. Douglas Kelley was a test pilot for Ryan Aeronautical and worked on the Spirit of St. Louis.

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“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.” - Happy Birthday Amelia Earhart

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