1967: Two 48th ARRS HH-3Es complete the 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of the Atlantic, following Lindbergh’s route: 30 hours, 46 minutes, with 9 refuelings. The […]
1967: The Airborne Launch Control System (ALCS) achieves its initial operating capability, giving SAC the ability to launch ICBMs from airborne command posts.
1912: Wilbur Wright dies of typhoid fever at the age of 45 at Dayton.
1966: The ARRS observes its 20th anniversary. During this time span ARRS rescued more than 12,000 people throughout the world.
1980: The United States Air Force Academy graduates its first female cadets. Ninety-seven women are commissioned as Second Lieutenants.
1927: Lt James H. Doolittle performs the first known successful outside loop.
1972: President Nixon and USSR Premier Kosygin in Moscow sign an agreement for use of outer space for peaceful purposes.
1968: 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron’s Satan’s Angels use a Paveway Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) in combat for the first time. Modified F-4Ds fitted with laser […]
1934: Capt (later Maj Gen) Westside T. Larson receives the 1933 Mackay Trophy for developing instrument takeoff and landing procedures on land and sea, and […]
1957: Maj Robinson Risner flies Lindbergh’s transatlantic route in an F-100 named Spirit of St. Louis II in 6 hours 40 minutes (as compared to […]