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Flight - Notable Historical Events

Ferdinand von ZeppelinJul 2, 1900

Orville WrightDec 17, 1903

Wilbur WrightSep 15, 1904

Robert GoddardApr 3, 1926

Charles LindberghMay 20, 1927

Anne Morrow LindberghAug 29, 1929

James DoolittleSep 24, 1929

Amelia EarhartMay 21, 1932

Igor SikorskySep 13, 1939

HitlerMar 13, 1943

Ted KaczynskiNov 15, 1979

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Flight - Historical Events
Date Event
622-07-16

Moslem Era begins-Mahomet begins flight from Mecca to Medina (Hejira)

1607-09-14

Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.

1783-06-05

Joseph & Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public balloon flight

1783-08-27

First hydrogen balloon flight (unmanned); reaches 900 m altitude

1783-11-21

Pilstre de Rozier & Marquis d'Arlandes make 1st free balloon flight

1784-02-04

1st unmanned balloon flight in Ireland

1784-06-23

1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren)

1785-01-07

1st balloon flight across English Channel (Jean Pierre Blanchard & John Jeffries)

1785-01-19

First manned balloon flight in Ireland

1785-07-12

1st manned flight by gas balloon in Netherlands

1793-01-09

1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia, piloted by Jean Pierre Blanchard

1849-02-09

Roman Republic declared in Rome replacing following flight of Pope Pius IX

1852-09-24

Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st engine powered dirigible/airship flight with steam power

1884-03-17

John Joseph Montgomery makes 1st glider flight, Otay, Calif

1900-07-02

First flight LZ-1, of a dirigible airship designed by Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin, at Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.

1901-08-14

The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.

1903-12-13

Wright Bros make 1st flight at Kittyhawk

1903-12-17

At 10:35 AM, 1st sustained motorized aircraft flight (Orville Wright)

1904-09-15

Wilbur Wright makes his 1st airplane flight

1904-11-09

1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes

1905-10-05

Orville/Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"

1906-09-13

1st airplane flight in Europe

1908-05-14

1st passenger flight in an airplane

1908-09-09

Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hr airplane flight, Fort Myer, Va

1908-09-17

Thomas Selfridge becomes first fatality of powered flight

1909-06-27

Etten-Leur 1st airplane flight in Neth (Belgium count De Lambert)

1909-07-25

France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel

1910-04-28

1st night air flight (Claude Grahame-White, England)

1910-06-02

1st roundtrip flight over English Channel (C S Rolls, England)

1910-09-27

1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)

1910-10-23

Blanche Scott became first woman solo a public airplane flight

1910-11-14

1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Va

1911-02-17

1st hydroplane flight to & from a ship (Glenn Curtiss, San Diego)

1911-02-18

The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away.

1911-04-12

1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m)

1911-09-17

1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hrs 4 min

1911-11-05

Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena completing 1st transcontinental airplane flight (49 days) (left Sheepshead Bay, NY, Sept 17)

1912-01-10

World's 1st flying boat's maiden flight, (Glenn Curtiss in NY)

1912-02-08

1st eastbound US transcontinental flight lands in Jacksonville, Fla

1912-02-22

J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph-161.29 kph

1913-08-20

Piotr Nesterow 1st flight (Kiev Ukraine)

1913-09-21

1st aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, performed in France

1914-01-01

1st scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)

1914-02-16

1st airplane flight from LA to SF

1914-06-06

1st air flight out of sight of land (Scotland to Norway)

1915-11-06

1st military flight in Dutch East Indies (Tandjong Priok)

1918-06-28

1st flight between Hawaiian Islands

1919-05-08

1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane

1919-05-27

1st transatlantic flight ends; US Navy flying boat takes 11 days

1919-06-15

1st nonstop Atlantic flight (Alcock & Brown) lands in Ireland

1919-06-25

1st advanced monoplane airliner flight (Junkers F13)

1919-08-06

1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)

1919-11-12

Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia

1919-12-13

Ross & Smith land in Australia from a flight from London

1920-02-04

1st flight from London to South Africa takes-off (lasts 1½ months)

1920-03-20

1st flight from London to South Africa lands (took 1½ months)

1920-05-17

1st De Havilland double-decker flight (London) lands in Schiphol

1920-05-17

1st flight by Dutch airlines KLM (Koninklijke-Luchtvaart-Maatschappij)

1920-07-29

1st transcontinental airmail flight from NY to SF

1921-02-23

1st US transcontinental air mail flight arrives in NYC from San Francisco

1921-02-24

1st transcontinental flight in 24 hrs flying time arrives Florida

1921-12-01

1st US helium-filled dirigible makes 1st flight

1923-01-09

Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro (helicopter) flight, Spain

1923-01-29

1st flight of autogiro (Juan de la Cierva, Madrid Spain)

1923-05-03

1st nonstop transcontinental flight (NY-San Diego) completed

1923-05-23

Launch of Belgium's SABENA airline: first flight from Brussels to Lympne, England

1923-08-23

Capt. Lowell Smith and Lt. John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours.

1923-09-04

Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.

1924-03-20

Finnair begins scheduled flight of Helsinki-Tallinn

1924-04-06

4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight

1924-09-28

2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops

1924-10-01

Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)

1925-06-03

Goodyear airship "Pilgrim" makes 1st flight (1st with enclosed cabin)

1926-04-03

2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard

1926-05-08

1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)

1926-05-09

Richard Byrd & Floyd Bennett make 1st flight over North Pole

1927-05-04

1st balloon flight over 40,000 feet (Scott Field, Ill)

1927-05-20

Charles Lindbergh begins NY flight (Spirit of St Louis)

1927-06-29

1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii

1927-07-04

First flight of the Lockheed Vega.

1927-07-14

1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii

1927-10-28

KLM-plane "Homing Pigeon" leaves Neth-Indies after 1st regular flight

1928-02-07

1st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)

1928-02-22

1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)

1928-04-13

1st trans atlantic flight Europe-US (Fitzmaurice-von Hunefeld-Köhl)

1928-06-08

1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)

1928-06-09

Charles Kingsford-Smith & Charles Ulm are 1st to fly across the Pacific when they end their flight from California to Brisbane

1928-09-28

Juan de la Cierva makes 1st helicopter flight over English Channel

1928-12-19

1st autogyro flight in US

1929-04-24

1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off

1929-04-26

1st non-stop England to India flight lands

1929-08-08

German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight

1929-08-20

1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed

1929-08-29

German airship Graf Zeppelin ends a round-the-world flight

1929-08-29

Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight

1929-09-24

Lt James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight

1929-09-30

1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)

1929-11-28

Adm Richard E Byrd makes 1st South Pole flight

1930-01-31

1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, NJ

1930-03-02

1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building

1930-04-02

1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda

1930-07-29

Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada

1930-09-02

1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs)

1930-10-09

1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls

1930-11-09

1st nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama

1930-11-24

Ruth Nichols sets women's transcontinental air flight record (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega

1931-01-07

Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast.

1931-05-27

Piccard & Knipfer make 1st flight into stratosphere, by balloon

1931-06-23

Wiley Post & Harold Catty took off for flight around world

1931-10-05

1st nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Wash (Herndon & Pangborn)

1932-05-21

1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands in Ireland

1932-08-24

1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart

1932-08-25

Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight

1932-10-15

Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.

1933-02-08

1st flight of all-metal Boeing 247

1933-04-03

1st airplane flight over Mt Everest

1933-04-13

1st flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale)

1933-07-15

Wiley Post began 1st solo flight around world

1933-07-22

1st solo flight round the world 7d 19hrs (Wiley Post)

1934-12-22

1st flight from Netherland to Curacao (Christmas flight 1934)

1935-01-19

KLM begins flight path between Curacao & Aruba

1935-02-11

1st US airplane flight with auto slung beneath fuselage, NY

1935-04-12

First flight of the Bristol Blenheim.

1935-11-06

1st test flight of Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft

1935-11-22

China Clipper (flying boat) took off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight

1935-12-17

First flight of the Douglas DC-3 airplane.

1936-02-23

1st rocket air mail flight, Greenwood Lake, NY

1936-03-04

1st flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany

1936-03-05

Spitfire makes its 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)

1936-05-16

1st British air hostess (Daphne Kearley) flight to France

1936-06-26

1st flight of Fw61 helicopter

1936-09-02

1st transatlantic round-trip air flight

1936-10-22

1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii

1937-02-21

Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman's Arrowbile.

1937-04-28

1st commercial flight across Pacific, Pan Am

1937-07-12

-13) Tupolev ANT-25 non-stop flight Moscow to San Jacinto Calif

1937-12-23

First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.

1938-06-07

The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.

1938-07-10

"Yankee Clipper" completes 1st passenger flight over Atlantic

1938-09-14

Graf Zeppelin II, world's largest airship, makes maiden flight

1939-01-27

First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.

1939-03-30

First flight of the Australian C.A.C. CA-16 Wirraway.

1939-06-20

Test flight of 1st rocket plane using liquid propellants

1939-06-24

Pan Am's 1st US to England flight

1939-06-29

Dixie Clipper completes 1st commercial plane flight to Europe

1939-07-15

Clara Adams (NYC) is 1st woman to complete round world flight

1939-08-27

Erich Warsitz makes first jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)

1939-08-27

Heinkel He-178 makes first manned flight with rocket/jet propulsion

1939-09-13

First (tethered) flight of the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, one of the first viable American helicopters, flown by Igor Sikorsky

1939-12-15

Snip departs for 1st flight to Paramaribo/Curacao

1939-12-29

First flight of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber prototype

1940-05-26

1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky

1940-07-18

1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct

1940-08-03

Seaplane Clare makes 1st British passenger flight to the US

1940-08-27

Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan)

1940-10-26

The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.

1941-01-09

Maiden flight by Canada's British-built Avro Lancaster military plane

1941-04-15

1st helicopter flight of 1 hr duration, Stratford, Ct

1941-11-12

Alma Heflin, the first American female test pilot for commercial aircraft, made her first test flight for the Piper Aircraft Corporation, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

1942-01-06

Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world ("Pacific Clipper").

1942-03-03

1st combat flight for Canadian British-built Avro Lancaster bomber

1942-05-13

Helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight

1942-07-18

Test flight of German Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time.

1942-09-07

First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator.

1942-10-01

Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st US jet, makes maiden flight

1942-11-15

World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.

1942-12-24

1st powered flight of V-1 'buzz bomb', Peenemunde, Germany

1942-12-28

Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus

1943-03-13

Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight

1943-03-15

Allied reconnaissance flight over Java

1943-06-01

Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, all die

1943-10-26

World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 "Pfeil".

1944-03-25

RAF Flight Sgt Nicholas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet over Germany without a parachute; his fall was broken by pine trees and soft snow, and he suffered only a sprained leg.

1944-05-01

Messerschmitt Me 262 Sturmvogel, 1st jet bomber, makes 1st flight

1944-07-05

Harry Crosby takes 1st rocket airplane, MX-324, for maiden flight

1944-08-16

First flight of the Junkers Ju 287.

1945-02-11

1st gas turbine propeller-driven airplane flight tested, Downey, CA

1946-05-30

United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY) 42 die

1946-06-13

1st transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, California-Maryland

1946-08-08

First flight of the Convair B-36.

1946-11-14

Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11

1946-12-08

Army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight

1947-03-06

XB-45, 1st US 4-engine jet bomber, makes 1st test flight, Muroc, CA

1947-10-14

Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)

1949-02-26

USAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight

1949-03-02

Lucky Lady II (USAF B-50 Superfortress), completes 1st nonstop round- the-world flight at Fort Worth, Tx, covering 23,452-mis in 94 hrs

1949-05-13

1st British-produced jet bomber, the Canberra, makes its 1st test flight

1950-01-19

Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane

1951-05-29

1st North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair

1952-04-15

1st B-52 prototype test flight

1952-04-15

The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress

1952-06-16

Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down

1952-07-15

1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins

1952-07-29

1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet

1953-04-07

1st west-to-east jet transatlantic nonstop flight

1954-07-05

B-52A bomber made its maiden flight

1954-08-04

Boscombe Down 1st flight of supersonic P-1 Lightning

1954-08-23

First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.

1955-05-21

1st transcontinental round-trip solo flight-sunrise to sunset

1955-11-18

Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight

1955-11-24

1st test flight of Fokker's F-27 Friendship

1956-08-11

1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620

1956-08-24

1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC

1957-01-18

3 B-52's set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hr 19 min

1957-09-17

Scott Crossfield takes X-15 up for 1st powered flight

1957-10-12

1First commercial flight between California & Antartica

1958-02-11

Ruth Carol Taylor is 1st African-American woman hired as flight attendant, Ithaca NY

1958-05-27

Maiden flight of the F-4 Phantom II

1958-09-21

1st airplane flight exceeding 1200 hours, lands, Dallas Tx

1958-10-07

US manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury

1958-12-10

1st domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111

1959-01-25

1st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)

1959-06-08

X-15 makes 1st unpowered flight, from a B-52 at 11,500 m

1960-12-19

Mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight

1961-04-20

American Harold Graham makes 1st rocket belt flight

1961-07-19

1st in-flight movie shown (TWA)

1961-09-21

Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.

1961-10-26

First test flight of Saturn launch vehicle

1961-10-27

1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test

1962-05-22

Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.

1962-06-22

1st test flight of Hoovercraft

1962-06-29

1st flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner

1962-07-11

Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days

1962-08-29

US U-2 flight sees SAM launch pads in Cuba

1962-11-27

1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place

1963-02-09

1st flight of Boeing 727 jet

1963-05-15

Last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched

1963-09-04

Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.

1963-11-29

Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal, Canada

1963-12-08

Pan Am Flight 214 crashes outside Elkton, Maryland with 81 killed. Only case of lighting causing air crash

1964-01-30

Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail

1964-09-21

The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.

1964-12-22

First flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird).

1965-01-20

JPL proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return

1965-03-23

Gemini 3 launched, 1st US 2-man space flight (Grissom & Young)

1965-04-16

Test flight of heavy Saturn S-1C-rocket

1965-06-03

Gemini 4 launched; 2nd US 2-man flight (McDivitt & White)

1965-08-31

The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy Aircraft makes its first flight.

1966-06-03

Gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford & Cernan)

1966-06-20

Sheila Scott completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman

1966-06-24

Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die

1966-09-12

Gemini XI (Charles Conrad & R Gordon) launched for 71-hour flight

1966-10-01

West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.

1966-11-11

Gemini 12 (Lovell & Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight

1967-04-09

The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.

1967-04-23

Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty

1967-05-09

1st flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship

1967-06-04

Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.

1967-09-09

1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V

1967-11-09

1st unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module

1967-11-09

The unmanned Saturn V rocket is launched on its first successful test flight into Earth orbit

1967-11-15

The only fatality of the X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.

1968-08-21

William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)

1968-09-11

Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and 6 crew.

1968-09-14

USSR's Zond 5 is launched on 1st circumlunar flight

1968-09-15

Probable Test flight for a manned fly-around (scooped by Apollo 8)

1968-09-22

Zond 5 completes flight

1968-11-10

Launch of Zond 6, 2nd unmanned circumlunar & return flight

1968-12-31

1st test flight of Tupolev TU 144

1969-01-09

First trial flight of Concorde supersonic jetliner, Bristol, England

1969-02-09

Boeing 747 made its 1st commercial flight

1969-02-19

1st Test flight of Boeing 747 jumbo jet

1969-03-02

1st test flight of the supersonic Concorde

1969-04-09

1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol)

1969-06-04

22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana & survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft

1969-10-01

Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier

1970-01-21

PanAm Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London

1970-01-22

1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, NY to London in 6½ hours

1970-03-02

American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747

1970-03-25

Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)

1970-10-15

Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey

1971-10-24

Harry Drake sets longest arrow flight by a footbow (1 mile 268 yds)

1972-03-08

1st flight of the Goodyear blimp

1972-06-19

Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers face flight delays and cancellations after pilots threaten to strike over hijack fears

1972-08-21

1st hot air balloon flight over Alps

1972-09-15

An SAS domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm was hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.

1973-04-10

BEA flight to Basel Switz, crashes on landing, killing 104 of 143

1974-09-15

Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.

1975-09-16

The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.

1975-09-30

The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.

1976-05-03

Panama 747SP lands after record flight around world (46:26)

1976-05-24

1st commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Wash DC)

1976-06-19

US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth

1976-08-07

US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth

1976-08-09

USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth

1976-09-13

2nd Enterprise, approach & lands Test Cricket (ALT) flight (5m28s)

1976-10-06

Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados. All 73 people on-board were killed.

1976-10-12

4th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach & land test (ALT) flight

1976-10-25

5th Enterprise, approach & lands test (ALT) flight

1976-11-23

In Kozani, Greece, 50 people arere killed when an Olympic Airways flight crashed into mountainous terrain after being diverted to Kozani due to poor weather in Larissa

1977-02-18

Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on it's maiden flight

1977-02-19

Shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner

1977-02-26

1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)

1977-08-12

Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st atmospheric flight

1977-08-23

1st man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)

1977-10-30

Panama 747SP lands after polar flight around Earth in record 54:07

1977-11-21

First flight of Concorde (London to New York)

1978-06-26

Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.

1978-09-13

1st flight of McDonnell Douglas F-18A Hornet

1979-01-30

Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.

1979-06-12

Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min

1979-08-19

Crew of Soyuz 32 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 aft 175 d flight

1979-11-15

A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

1979-11-17

Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball on a flight to Austin, TX

1980-11-20

Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight

1981-02-20

Flight readiness firing of Columbia's main engines; 20 seconds

1981-05-26

Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14

1981-07-07

The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, successfully completes a 163 mile flight across the English Channel

1981-12-01

Yugoslavian charter flight crashes into Mont San-Pietro in Corsica, 180 killed

1982-06-08

Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die

1982-09-09

Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight

1982-11-11

5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launched 1st coml flight

1982-11-16

Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight

1982-12-18

Flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds

1983-01-22

2nd flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 22 seconds

1983-07-22

Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world

1983-07-23

Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.

1983-09-01

Korean Boeing 747, flight 007, strays into Siberia & is shot down by a Soviet jet

1984-06-02

Flight readiness firing of Discovery's main engines

1984-06-26

1st flight of Shuttle Discovery (41-D) scrubbed at T -4

1985-06-14

Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists hijacked TWA Flight 847

1985-06-30

39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut

1985-07-04

Tinker Bell's nightly flight begins

1985-08-12

Japanese Boeing 747SR crashes, 520 die (worst in-flight toll)

1985-09-06

Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9 crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.

1985-09-12

Flight readiness firing of Atlantis' main engines; 20 seconds

1985-10-03

21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched

1986-03-24

NASA publishes "Strategy for Safely Returning the Space Shuttle to Flight Status"

1986-09-10

Bryan O'Connor named chairman of Space Flight Safety Panel

1986-12-14

Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards AFB, California on 1st non-stop, non-refueled flight around world

1986-12-23

Experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, complete 1st nonstop, round-the-world flight without refueling lands

1987-01-28

Wrestler Jim Neidhart indicted for assaulting a flight attendant

1987-08-01

Crossbow flight record (2,005 yds 1'9") set by Harry Drake in Nevada

1987-08-02

Don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1'3")

1987-08-10

Flight Readiness Firing of Discovery's main engines is successfully

1988-04-28

Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess

1988-06-05

Longest champagne cork flight is 177'9 in NY

1988-11-15

Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)

1988-12-21

Lockerbie disaster: Pan Am Flight 103 destroyed mid air by a terrorist bomb killing all 258 on board over Scotland

1989-03-19

Boeing B-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight

1989-03-29

1st US private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight (NM)

1989-07-17

1st Test flight of US stealth-bomber

1989-09-10

East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary & Czechoslovakia)

1989-11-22

Eastern Airlines pilots & flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired

1990-01-25

Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die

1990-06-13

Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya

1991-04-20

1st non stop flight Schiphol-Flamingo airport Bonaire

1991-11-14

American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.

1991-11-24

1st intl flight from Long Island's MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)

1992-11-02

First test flight of Airbus A330

1992-11-15

Cuban Ilyushin IL-18 flight to Puerto Plata crashes, 34 die

1993-01-10

Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA)

1993-02-08

Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die

1993-04-02

1st test flight of Fokker 70 (Amsterdam)

1993-04-06

1st test flight of Ilyushin IL-96M (Moscow)

1994-03-27

The Eurofighter takes its first flight in Manching, Germany.

1995-12-20

American Flight 965 crashes in Columbia, 159 die, 5 survive

1996-07-17

TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.

1996-08-06

Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people

1996-08-29

Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.

1996-10-31

Transportes Aéreos Regionais (TAM) Flight 402, a Fokker F100, crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.

1997-05-28

Linda Finch completes Amelia Earhart attempted around-the-world flight

1997-06-28

TV evangelist Robert Schuller attacks a flight attendant

1997-09-07

The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor takes place.

1998-02-28

First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.

1998-09-02

Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.

1998-10-29

While en route from Adana to Ankara, a Turkish Airlines flight with a crew of 6 and 33 passengers is hijacked by a Kurdish militant who orders the pilot to fly to Switzerland. The plane instead lands in Ankara after the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking that he was landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel.

1999-04-05

Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.

1999-07-23

ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan.

1999-09-23

Qantas Flight 1 overruns the runway in Bangkok during a storm. While some passengers only received minor injuries, it is still the worst crash in Qantas's history to date.

1999-10-09

The last flight of the SR-71.

1999-10-31

EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.

1999-11-09

TAESA Flight 725, crashes a few minutes after leaving the Uruapan airport en-route to Mexico City. 18 people were killed in the accident.

2000-01-30

Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.

2000-01-31

Alaska Airlines flight 261 MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 persons aboard.

2000-07-25

Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground.

2000-10-31

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and four crew members

2001-01-31

In the Netherlands a Scottish court convicts a Libyan and acquits another for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

2001-08-24

Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.

2001-09-11

Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard

2001-10-04

Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.

2001-11-12

In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

2001-12-01

Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.

2001-12-22

Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.

2002-01-28

TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.

2002-02-27

Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire in London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.

2002-04-15

An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.

2002-05-25

China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.

2002-07-01

A Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71.

2003-07-08

Sudan Airways Flight 39, with 116 people on board, crashes in Sudan; the only survivor is a two-year-old boy who subsequently dies as a result of his injuries.

2003-09-12

The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

2003-10-24

Concorde makes its last commercial flight.

2003-11-26

Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England.

2003-12-17

SpaceShipOne flight 11P, piloted by Brian Binnie, makes its first supersonic flight.

2004-01-03

Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.

2004-11-30

Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.

2005-04-27

The Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.

2005-07-26

Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission - Launch of Discovery, NASA's first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.

2005-08-16

West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 crashes near Machiques, Venezuela, killing all 160 aboard.

2005-08-23

TANS Peru Flight 204 crashes near Pucallpa, Peru, killing 41.

2005-09-05

Mandala Airlines Flight 091 crashes into a heavily-populated residential of Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 104 people on board and at least 39 persons on ground.

2005-12-07

Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of US federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.

2005-12-23

Azerbaijan Airlines Flight 217 from Baku, Azerbaijan, to Aktau, Kazakhstan crashes shortly after takeoff killing 23 people.

2006-05-03

Armavia Flight 967 crashes into the Black Sea, killing 113 people on board, with no survivors.

2006-07-10

Pakistan International Flight PK-688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan shortly after takeoff, killing all 45 people on board.

2006-07-27

The Federal Republic of Germany is deemed guilty in the loss of Bashkirian 2937 and DHL Flight 611, because it is illegal to outsource flight surveillance.

2006-08-27

Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.

2006-12-15

First flight of the F-35 Lightning II.

2007-01-01

Adam Air Flight 574 disappears over Indonesia with 102 people on board.

2007-05-05

Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon.

2007-07-17

TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aéreas) Flight 3054 crashes upon landing during rain in São Paulo. This is Brazil's deadliest aviation accident to date with an estimated 199 deaths.

2007-09-16

One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.

2007-10-25

The first Airbus A380 passenger flight, operating for Singapore Airlines, with flight number SQ 380, flying scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia.

2008-08-20

Spanair Flight 5022, from Madrid to Gran Canaria, skids off the runway and crashes at Barajas Airport. 146 people are killed in the crash, 8 more die afterwards. Only 18 people survive.

2009-01-15

US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.

2009-02-12

Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes near Buffalo in the state of New York killing 50 people.

2009-06-01

Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.

2009-06-30

Yemenia Flight 626 crashes off the coast of Moroni, Comoros killing 152 people and leaving 1 survivor

2009-12-15

Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.

2009-12-25

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253

2010-01-25

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.

2010-05-12

An Afriqiyah Airways Flight crashes and kills everyone but one person on board.

2012-06-06

The Solar Impulse completes the world's first intercontinental flight powered by the sun

2013-10-16

49 people are killed after Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes in the Mekong River, Laos

2014-03-08

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 people loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history

2014-07-17

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashes (presumed shot down by either pro-Russian separatists or the Ukrainian militia), killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board

2014-07-23

44 people are killed after TransAsia Airways Flight 222 crashed into buildings in Taiwan

2014-07-24

116 people are killed after Air Algérie Flight 5017 crashed in Mali

2014-12-28

AirAsia Flight QZ8501, enroute from Surabaya to Singapore, crashes in the Java Sea killing all 162 people aboard.

2016-04-24

Pilot lands solar-powered plane after risky flight across Pacific Ocean

2016-05-16

Ryanair flight to Manchester evacuated in Norway over bomb scare

2016-05-19

EgyptAir says flight from Paris to Cairo missing with 66 on board

2016-05-21

Flight data showed smoke alerts on EgyptAir plane before crash -CNN

2016-05-26

EgyptAir Enlists European Companies to Look for Black Boxes From Flight 804

2016-08-18

Brazil police pull US swimmers from flight in robbery probe

2016-09-05

Satellite owner says SpaceX owes it $50 million or a free flight

2016-12-23

Ivanka Trump accosted on JetBlue flight by passenger

2016-12-27

New York to Paris flight diverts to Republic of Ireland to use toilets

2017-01-17

Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Is Called Off After Nearly 3 Years

2017-04-08

US releases flight path of plane used in Syria chemical attack

2017-04-11

Man filmed being dragged off United flight causes outrage in China

2018-04-21

Southwest giving passengers $5000 checks on accident flight

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Flight - Notable Birthdays

Todd BeamerNov 24, 1968

Flight - Birthdays
Date Event
1746-11-12

Jacques-Alexandre-César Charles, Beaugency, French inventor and balloonist who, with Nicholas Robert, was the first to take flight in a hydrogen balloon

1844-03-06

Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov, composer (Flight of the Bumble Bee) (NS 3/18)

1870-05-27

Knute Erickson, The Non-Stop Flight

1870-10-06

Frank Hemphill, The Non-Stop Flight

1873-10-17

Regnar Bjelke, Millions in Flight

1881-11-08

Robert Esnault-Pelterie, Paris, French Engineer and aviation pioneer who contributed to early heavier-than-air flight in Europe

1885-02-17

Oscar W. Forster, The Flight of the Duchess

1889-05-24

Igor Sikorsky, Vertical Flight

1889-07-12

Harvey S. Haislip, Flight Command

1892-11-06

John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean)

1894-02-01

Dick Merrill, Atlantic Flight

1900-01-23

Ralph Graves, Cleve Ohio, actor (Dirigible, Flight, Dream Street)

1905-01-16

Ellis Gray, Flight

1906-11-18

Lucien Hafley, The Flight of the Phoenix

1907-02-16

Alec Wilder, The Flight of the Phoenix

1907-07-16

Ned Calmer, The First Flight of the Wright Brothers (December 17, 1903)

1907-11-27

Betty Hopkins, Flight Lieutenant

1908-05-11

David Davidson, Flight Overdue

1909-08-29

Jayne Drennan, Angel's Flight

1912-01-02

Renato Guttuso, Italian painter (Flight from Etna, Crucifixion)

1913-06-20

Michael Audley, The Flight of the Phoenix

1914-03-22

John Stanley, Alvin's Solo Flight

1914-10-22

William F. Claxton, The Last Flight

1916-08-16

Felippe Birriel, Flight of the Lost Balloon

1917-06-23

Jus Addiss, The Odyssey of Flight 33

1918-03-09

Marguerite Chapman, Chatham NY, actress (Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars)

1918-03-27

Jack Stone, The Flight of the Phoenix

1918-05-19

Bernard Balmuth, Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac

1919-01-13

Colin Willock, Flight of the Snow Geese

1920-02-17

Trevor Dudley Smith, The Flight of the Phoenix

1920-08-19

Doris L. Rich, Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight

1920-08-31

James Lanphier, NY, actor (Flight of Lost Balloon)

1921-12-11

Hilda Marcin, Flight 93

1922-05-19

Wynn Handman, The Regard of Flight

1922-06-11

Kelty MacLeod, The Flight in the Heather

1922-10-30

Jean O'Donnell, Flight Angels

1923-07-25

David Gerber, Flight 93

1923-10-17

Georg Oddner, The Flight of the Eagle

1923-11-01

Gordon R. Dickson, The Flight of Dragons

1924-10-18

Leslie Ruth Howard, The Mystery of Flight 777

1925-9-29

Paul B. MacCready, The Flight of the Gossamer Condor

1927-06-05

Clint Prentice, Angel's Flight

1927-08-10

Emmet G. Lavery Jr., The Ghost of Flight 401

1927-08-31

John Talignani, Flight 93

1927-12-16

Peter Dickinson, The Flight of Dragons

1929-01-20

Delia Esther Quinones, A Flight of Hope

1930-04-11

Ronald Fraser, The Flight of the Phoenix

1930-05-10

Marilyn Ball, The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story

1930-12-06

Patrick Driscoll, Flight 93

1931-01-30

Gerald L. Adler, The Disappearance of Flight 412

1931-02-04

Armando Roblan, Freedom Flight

1932-02-13

Patricia Cushing, Flight 93

1932-02-21

Jerry Catron, The Last Flight

1932-06-16

Harry Raybould, The Last Flight

1932-06-20

Hannes Hüttner, The Flight

1932-08-22

Gabriele Tinti, The Flight of the Phoenix

1935-04-26

Donald Peterson, Flight 93

1935-06-25

Charles Sheffield, Future Flight

1936-05-02

Silvio Anselmo, The Flight of the Innocent

1936-07-10

Ed Limato, Flight

1936-08-29

Kristin White Gould, Flight 93

1936-11-17

Luis Rafael Sánchez, A Flight of Hope

1937-03-05

Salvatore Borghese, The Flight of the Innocent

1938-01-27

Timothy Elworthy, Captain of The Queen's Flight

1938-03-15

Bob Locker, The Seattle Pilots: Short Flight Into History

1938-04-25

Christina Lindström, The Flight of the Eagle

1938-11-08

Pleuni Touw, Bride Flight

1938-12-30

Paul Ditchfield, Flight of the Phoenix

1939-9-01

Carl-Axel Dominique, The Flight of the Eagle

1940-9-16

Lillebil Ankarcrona, Flight Level 450

1941-03-06

William Cashman, Flight 93

1941-10-15

Ingemo Engström, Flight North

1942-02-19

Hugo Williams, Flight to Berlin

1942-9-26

Robert Wald, Flight of the Navigator

1943-07-20

Lorraine Bay, Flight 93

1944-10-17

William Aldrich, Flight of the Phoenix

1944-12-19

Steve Tyrell, Flight of the Navigator

1945-02-12

Cliff De Young, Flight of the Navigator

1945-9-21

Derril Bodley, The Flight That Fought Back

1946-04-24

Georgine Corrigan, Flight 93

1946-05-20

Jean Peterson, Flight 93

1946-07-04

Håkan Lindberg, The Flight of the Eagle

1946-07-19

Stephen Coonts, Flight of the Intruder

1947-03-14

Pam Ayres, Fight or Flight

1947-05-18

Idalia Pérez Garay, A Flight of Hope

1947-9-16

Alexandra Stoddart, The Flight of Dragons

1948-04-21

Cynthia Hayward, The Disappearance of Flight 412

1948-04-28

Marion Britton, Flight 93

1949-02-24

Mark Rothenberg, Flight 93

1949-04-05

Joseph DeLuca, Flight 93

1950-03-22

Steve Meek, Final Flight

1950-04-04

Ettore Pasculli, Flight from Paradise

1950-04-28

Willie Colon, Bronx NY, actor (Last Flight)

1950-07-29

Colleen Fraser, Flight 93

1951-01-23

Chesley Sullenberger, Saving Flight 1549/Coldplay

1951-08-27

Luis Molina Casanova, A Flight of Hope

1951-08-30

Dana, singer/actress (Flight of the Doves)

1952-07-20

Deborah Welsh, Flight 93

1952-08-22

Wanda Green, Flight 93

1952-10-13

Bryan Allen, The Flight of the Gossamer Condor

1952-10-15

Alan Beaven, Flight 93

1953-03-18

Carl Zutz, The Regard of Flight

1953-04-12

Christian Berrum, Flight of the Navigator

1953-07-02

Glen Tackett, Flight of the Living Dead

1954-10-29

Stephen Luscombe, Flight of the Navigator

1954-11-20

Caron L. Steiner, The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story

1954-9-13

Linda Gronlund, Flight 93

1955-03-29

François Margolin, Flight of the Red Balloon

1955-9-08

Ric Reitz, Flight

1956-02-05

Betty Ong, flight attendant that died on September 11, 2001, on American Airlines Flight 11

1956-04-04

Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, Suk Giuma Libya, bomber (Pan Am Flight 103)

1956-06-14

Adam Tomlinson, Deceived by Flight

1957-11-02

Jason Dahl, Flight 93

1959-11-08

Lisa E. Falk, Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232

1959-11-09

Edward Felt, Flight 93

1959-11-12

Massimo Lodolo, The Flight of the Innocent

1959-9-09

Louis J. Nacke II, Flight 93

1960-01-27

David Jeremiah, The Crash of Flight 191

1960-03-18

Marc Klein Essink, Bride Flight

1960-04-16

Carlo Carlei, The Flight of the Innocent

1961-02-09

Jussi Lampi, The Flight Before Christmas

1961-06-28

Lisa Grootenboer, Iron Maiden: Flight 666

1961-11-17

Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)

1961-9-05

Giusi Cataldo, The Flight of the Innocent

1962-03-11

Jeffrey Nordling, Flight 93

1962-04-04

Scott Eilers, Flight

1962-9-26

Richard Guadagno, Flight 93

1963-01-29

Risto Kaskilahti, The Flight Before Christmas

1963-05-29

Tom Burnett, Flight 93

1963-08-31

Lauren Grandcolas, Flight 93

1963-10-15

Waleska Martinez, Flight 93

1963-12-01

Tanika Gupta, Flight

1964-05-27

Christian Adams, Flight 93

1964-06-19

Yiannis Lascaris, Greeks on Uncertain Flight

1964-08-21

Edgardo Rubio, Freedom Flight

1964-11-14

Robn Meeks, Flight to Danger

1964-9-27

Jill Rappaport, Tales in Flight

1965-03-30

Piers Morgan, Flight

1965-07-20

Noel Quiñones, Flight of Fancy

1965-08-27

Leroy Homer Jr., Flight 93

1965-09-05

Barbara Lufthansa Herzog, born during Lufthansa Frankfurt-NY flight

1966-03-17

Chris Steele, Taking Flight 2

1966-04-13

Montserrat Oliver, Flight of the Butterflies

1966-08-01

Arne Kruithof, The Flight That Fought Back

1966-12-08

Matt Adler, Flight of the Navigator

1966-12-08

Eric Bassanesi, Flight to Hell

1967-04-16

Kari Juusonen, The Flight Before Christmas

1967-10-08

John Foy, Flight of the Phoenix

1967-10-24

Adam Tomei, Flight

1968-05-16

Kenneth Ian Davis, Flight of the Navigator

1968-11-24

Todd Beamer, Flint Michigan, passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93

1968-11-24

Todd Beamer, Flight 93

1968-11-24

Scott Dickison, Flight 93

1968-12-23

Janus Hanski, The Flight Before Christmas

1969-04-08

Juhlene Moller, Flight of the Phoenix

1969-06-22

Sidney Williams, The Theory of Flight

1969-08-12

Christine Snyder, Flight 93

1969-08-22

Jason Benjamin, Flight

1969-10-24

Sunao Yoshida, Flight Night

1969-9-02

Philip Pavel, Flight

1969-9-10

Biski Gugushe, Flight 93

1970-05-22

Mark Bingham, Flight 93

1970-06-12

Etienne Smit, Flight of the Phoenix

1970-06-22

Steven Page, Flight

1970-09-03

Jeremy Glick, American United Airlines Flight 93 passenger (d. 2001)

1970-10-11

Kevin Paul, The Flight That Fought Back

1971-01-20

Derrick Green, Iron Maiden: Flight 666

1971-02-05

David Chisum, Flight of the Living Dead

1971-05-18

Mattijn Hartemink, Bride Flight

1971-05-23

Zoltán Farkas, Before the Bat's Flight Is Done

1971-07-18

Natasha Williams, The Theory of Flight

1971-08-12

Bob Smith, Flight

1971-11-18

Toni M. Youngblood, The Flight That Fought Back

1972-06-29

Samantha Smith, The Mystery of Flight 401

1972-06-30

Ethan Marc, Taking Flight

1972-12-30

Jussi Chydenius, The Flight Before Christmas

1972-9-02

Vuokko Hovatta, The Flight Before Christmas

1973-02-19

Douglas A. Johnson, Flight from Shadow

1973-08-23

Joey Cramer, Flight of the Navigator

1973-10-08

Elizabeth Wainio, Flight 93

1973-11-03

Sticky Fingaz, Flight of the Phoenix

1974-04-11

Tricia Helfer, Green Lantern: First Flight

1974-05-08

Rob Verdery, Flight

1975-04-29

April Telek, Flight 93

1975-10-03

Bryce Wagoner, The Flight That Fought Back

1975-9-05

J.P. Calderon, Fight or Flight

1976-04-26

Alfredo Cifredo-Hernández, Flight of Fancy

1976-04-29

Stephanie Emerson, Flight of the Living Dead

1976-08-01

Herbert 'Flight Time' Lang, Practice with the Globetrotters

1978-02-18

Shannon Black, Flight

1978-10-27

Doug O'Conner, TWA Flight 800

1978-11-20

Nadine Velazquez, Flight

1979-07-30

Craig S. O'Neill, Fight or Flight

1979-08-17

Matt Slivinski, Flight of the Conchords

1979-11-16

Drew Kilcoin, Flight

1980-03-04

Nicole Miller, Flight 93

1980-06-04

Karina Smulders, Bride Flight

1980-08-07

Jade-Addon Hall, Felony Flight

1980-11-04

Shashi Naidoo, Hijack on Flight 73

1980-12-23

Lexi Love, Flight Attendants

1980-9-25

Sam kalibar, The Plane That Wouldn't Talk: Birgenair Flight 301

1981-01-07

Bobby Williams, Taking Flight

1981-01-11

Toshiya Kuge, Flight 93

1981-04-08

Deora Bodley, Flight 93

1981-04-24

Jennifer Smolos, Life in Flight

1982-01-06

Cash Teran, Flight Risk

1982-04-25

Nicolas Müller, The Art of Flight

1982-07-03

Dane Davenport, Flight

1982-11-03

Will Sherrod, Flight

1983-03-18

Corbin Michaels, Taking Flight

1983-12-30

Ashley Bashioum, Flight of the Living Dead

1984-05-01

Matthew Goodwin, Flight

1984-05-26

Pierce Ross, Fight or Flight

1984-9-19

Zack Kibria, Flight

1986-07-26

Matthew Richmond, Flight

1987-11-24

Kenzie Marie, Flight Attendants

1988-03-28

Kacey Jordan, Flight Attendants

1988-08-30

Daniel Busheikin, Angel Flight Down

1989-02-28

Jon McCue, PR Take Flight: Crisis in the Newsroom

1989-05-07

Serena Burns, You Have a Nice Flight

1989-07-17

Alexia Dox, First in Flight

1989-11-04

Cali Couture, Flight Attendants

1989-9-02

Matias Ponce, Flight World War II

1993-11-03

Isabella Grasso, Flight

1994-05-17

Justin Martin, Flight

1995-02-23

Giulio Autelitano, Flight

1999-04-06

Kwesi Boakye, Flight

Flight - Notable Weddings

Red GrangeOct 13, 1941

Vladimir PutinJul 28, 1983

Glenn McGrathJul 17, 1999

Flight - Weddings
Date Event
1941-10-13

NFL halfback Red Grange (38) weds flight attendant Margaret Hazelberg

1983-07-28

Russian president Vladimir Putin (30) weds flight attendant Lyudmila Shkrebneva (25)

1996-05-04

"CSI Miami" actor David Caruso (40) weds flight attendant Margaret Buckley (33)

1999-07-17

Cricketer Glenn McGrath (29) weds flight attendant Jane Louise Steele

2007-10-06

"The Montel Williams Show" talk show host Montel Williams (51) weds American Airlines flight attendant Tara Fowler on a beach in Bermuda

Flight - Notable Deaths

Todd BeamerSep 11, 2001

Flight - Deaths
Date Event
1823-04-07

Jacques-Alexandre-César Charles, French inventor and balloonist who (with Nicholas Robert) was the first to take flight in a hydrogen balloon, dies at 76

1911-01-09

Edvard Rusjan, Slovene flight pioneer (b. 1886)

1920-08-06

Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator, first flight in independent Poland (b. 1890)

1936-08-02

Louis Blériot, French aviator who made the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft, dies of a heart attack at 64

1942-08-16

Regnar Bjelke, Millions in Flight

1944-10-20

Milo Burcham, P-38 Flight Characteristics

1945-09-09

Ellis Gray, Flight

1945-12-31

Knute Erickson, The Non-Stop Flight

1951-06-12

Oscar W. Forster, The Flight of the Duchess

1965-04-30

Helen Chandler, actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 56

1966-02-01

Nicholas Piantanida, sets balloon flight record & dies in descent

1969-02-11

James Lanphier, actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), dies at 48

1979-10-26

Jus Addiss, The Odyssey of Flight 33

1982-10-31

Dick Merrill, Atlantic Flight

1983-09-29

Jack Stone, The Flight of the Phoenix

1985-06-15

Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (b. 1961)

1985-08-25

Samantha Smith, The Mystery of Flight 401

1985-11-01

David Davidson, Flight Overdue

1986-03-09

Ned Calmer, The First Flight of the Wright Brothers (December 17, 1903)

1987-01-07

Larry Carr, pianist (Flight to Rhythm), dies at 72

1988-06-23

Dayton Lummis, actor (Moonfire, Flight that Disappeared), dies

1990-03-08

Jack Lindsay, Flight from Treason

1991-11-01

Jayne Drennan, Angel's Flight

1991-11-12

Gabriele Tinti, The Flight of the Phoenix

1991-12-06

Charles A. Levine, Farewell Message of Mr. Levine and Captain Hinchcliffe, Just Before Their Departure on Their Return Flight to America

1992-03-09

James Brooks, US mural painter (Flight, La Guardia NY), dies at 85

1993-11-11

John Stanley, Alvin's Solo Flight

1994-01-23

Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian marshal (Flight KAL 007), dies at 76

1994-03-15

Felippe Birriel, Flight of the Lost Balloon

1994-08-21

George Golden, Flight Into Danger

1994-09-22

Lucien Hafley, The Flight of the Phoenix

1995-07-21

Trevor Dudley Smith, The Flight of the Phoenix

1995-10-03

Michael Audley, The Flight of the Phoenix

1996-02-11

William F. Claxton, The Last Flight

1996-03-22

Betty Hopkins, Flight Lieutenant

1997-03-13

Ronald Fraser, The Flight of the Phoenix

1997-03-18

Harry Raybould, The Last Flight

2001-01-31

Gordon R. Dickson, The Flight of Dragons

2001-09-11

Todd Beamer, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1968)

2001-09-11

Mark Bingham, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1970)

2001-09-11

John Ogonowski, pilot for American Airlines Flight 11 (b. 1951)

2001-09-11

John Talignani, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Lauren Grandcolas, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Tom Burnett, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Kristin White Gould, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Colleen Fraser, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Marion Britton, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Christian Adams, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Leroy Homer Jr., Flight 93

2001-09-11

Donald Peterson, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Richard Guadagno, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Mark Rothenberg, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Todd Beamer, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Georgine Corrigan, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Mark Bingham, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Wanda Green, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Lorraine Bay, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Deborah Welsh, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Jean Peterson, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Alan Beaven, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Waleska Martinez, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Patricia Cushing, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Linda Gronlund, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Christine Snyder, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Hilda Marcin, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Toshiya Kuge, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Louis J. Nacke II, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Edward Felt, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Deora Bodley, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Elizabeth Wainio, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Patrick Driscoll, Flight 93

2001-09-11

William Cashman, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Joseph DeLuca, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Nicole Miller, Flight 93

2001-09-11

Jason Dahl, Flight 93

2002-11-02

Charles Sheffield, Future Flight

2003-03-30

Delia Esther Quinones, A Flight of Hope

2004-07-15

Sunao Yoshida, Flight Night

2005-01-14

Clint Prentice, Angel's Flight

2005-03-26

Colin Willock, Flight of the Snow Geese

2005-09-21

Derril Bodley, The Flight That Fought Back

2006-08-31

William Aldrich, Flight of the Phoenix

2007-08-28

Paul B. MacCready, The Flight of the Gossamer Condor

2007-10-07

Georg Oddner, The Flight of the Eagle

2007-12-06

Bernard Balmuth, Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac

2008-08-29

Glen Tackett, Flight of the Living Dead

2009-05-17

Doris L. Rich, Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight

2010-01-02

David Gerber, Flight 93

2010-07-03

Ed Limato, Flight

2011-01-10

Isabella Grasso, Flight

2011-05-17

Ethan Marc, Taking Flight

2013-01-09

Leslie Ruth Howard, The Mystery of Flight 777

2013-01-09

Armando Roblan, Freedom Flight

2013-11-03

Bobby Williams, Taking Flight

2014-02-16

Emmet G. Lavery Jr., The Ghost of Flight 401

2014-08-15

Hannes Hüttner, The Flight


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