Aviation History

How Pan Am Boeing 707 offered us the world

On October 26, 1958, Pan Am Boeing 707 took off from Idlewild Airport (now JFK International Airport) to Paris, France. The airline’s first daily transatlantic flight named Clipper America started a new era of commercial aviation....


Top 10 most advanced fighter aircraft in 1920

Capable airmen are a great supplement to any nation’s army, as buzzing of their colourful machines provides great comfort for every footman and cavalryman. Amongst all engineering marvels that a military man pilots, fighters are some of the most remarkable. In  action, they disallow the enemy to drop bombs from above and greatly encumber every form of reconnaissance, thus becoming an indispensable part of aeronautical warfare....


Champagne bubbles & overheating engines: Boeing 747 service entry

On September 30, 1968, the doors of the Everett assembly plant opened. A tractor towed out a glistening new jetliner, and the sunlight slowly unveiled its Federal Aviation Administration tail number: N7470. The Queen of the Skies was introduced, symbolizing the beginning of Boeing 747 five-decade reign.  ...


35 years since Japan Airlines Flight 123 crash

August 12, 2020, marks the tragic 35 year anniversary of Japan Airlines Flight 123 crash, the deadliest single-aircraft accident in aviation history, in which 520 people lost their lives. ...


Howard Hughes: Aviator, Billionaire, Philanthropist

Howard Hughes, an eccentric billionaire with love for films and aviation, left a significant mark on the United States airline industry. He designed and flew his own planes, directed movies, collected...


Lippisch-Dornier Aerodyne: Wingless and tailless aircraft

Wingless and tailless are usually the last words, which describe an aircraft. Even though people are used to seeing and flying with regular design airplanes, containing wings and tails, the aviation industry holds various weird and strange aircraft designs....


Unbelievable survivors of plane crashes

Aviation history holds many disastrous aircraft crashes, which happened due to numerous reasons. Starting from the terrible weather and technical aircraft failure, finishing with a lack of fuel to reach the destination. Some of the tragic airplane crashes have a miraculous side of the story ‒ the survivors. Some of them followed the safety protocol, others fainted out and got lucky to survive the crash. These stories of survivors truly satisfy th...


40 years after the Itavia Flight 870

On June 27, 1980, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 passenger jet routing from Bologna to Palermo, Italy, crashed into the Tyrrhenian Sea between the islands of Ponza and Ustica. All 81 people on board, including passengers and crew, died. Even 40 years after the accident, the tragic Itavia Flight 870 is still surrounded by mystery, accusations and conspiracy theories.    ...


Four historical crashes that lead to safer sky nowadays

The risk of dying on a plane is one in 11,000,000, when dying in a car accident are about one in 5,000.While air travel can be associated with unprecedented safety, comfort, and speed, unfortunately every coin has a dark side. We looked at four major historical commercial aircraft crashes and the significant safety improvements made in their aftermath.  ...


The Top 5 First Times in the Aviation

The aviation industry stands out by having an enormous and fascinating history. Aviation has numerous first times beginning with the world’s first hot-air balloon, the dirigible, first licensed woman pilot, and many more. All those first times made extraordinary marks in the history of aviation. In this article, let's take a quick glance at the top 5 first times that amazed the world and created history....