1980: The United States Air Force Academy graduates its first female cadets. Ninety-seven women are commissioned as Second Lieutenants.
1966: The ARRS observes its 20th anniversary. In this period, the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service rescued more than 12,000 people throughout the world.
1958: Gen Otto P. Weyland accepts TAC’s first production F-105B Thunderchief from Republic at its Farmingdale plant in Long Island. (Third production model shown in […]
1973: SKYLAB 2 launches from Kennedy Space Center on a Saturn IB with Astronauts Charles Conrad, Jr., Paul Weitz, and Dr. Joseph Kerwin aboard. […]
1985: A MAC C-141 flies the body of the Unknown Soldier of the Vietnam War from Travis AFB to Andrews AFB prior to its interment […]
2002: The X-45A Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV), designated Blue, flies for the first time at Edwards AFB over an oval shaped track for […]
1956: Operation REDWING (Cherokee test). Over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, Maj David Crichlow flies the B-52 “Barbara Grace” to nearly 50,000 feet and drops […]
1927: Charles A. Lindbergh, a Captain in the Missouri National Guard’s 110th Observation Squadron, lands his Ryan Monoplane, the “Spirit of St. Louis,” in Paris […]
1908: Lt Thomas E. Selfridge, the first US Army officer to fly an airplane, flies the White Wing at Hammondsport. It was Dr. Alexander […]
1980: After Mount St. Helens erupts, a C-141 from the 63 MAW at Norton AFB, CA and a C-130 from the 62 MAW at McChord […]