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Rytis Beresnevicius
Defining urban travel in 1950s: the story of New York Airways

New York Airways provided a dream service – avoiding traffic and traveling through New York much faster while paying for the service as much as for a taxi. Read more:...


AeroTime Team
British Airways resurrects more historic aircraft liveries

British Airways is celebrating centenary with a series of heritage liveries. Since February 2019, BA is rolling out aircraft painted in distinct designs of airlines no longer in existence, but firmly in its own DNA. Take a look.  ...


AeroTime Team
History Hour: 1st flight of German aviation pioneer

German Air Shipping Company is often accounted as the first civil air company in the world. Having flown for the first time 100 years ago, the DLR is long gone, but you can still find clues of the airline when boarding modern aircraft....


Bryan R. Swopes
History Hour: Malabar Princess crash that inspired The Mountain

On November 3, 1950, Air India Flight 245 crashed on the west side of Mont Blanc, killing all 48 people on board. ...


Sibile Simkeviciute
We finally know what happened to Amelia Earhart

One of the most captivating mysteries in aviation history – the disappearance of Amelia Earhart – recently had a major breakthrough. A new study published by Professor Richard Jantz in a Forensic Anthropology Journal claims that bones found on a deserted Nikumaroro island in 1940s may have been Earhart’s, suggesting that she died as a castaway along with her navigator Fred Noonan....


Zivile Zalagenaite
History hour: the 1st female pilot takes to the skies

March 8, 2018, marks a very special day for women in aviation – exactly 108 years ago Raymonde de Laroche got her pilot’s license, becoming the first female pilot in the world.  ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
History Hour: Queen of the skies enters service

On January 22, 1970, Captain Robert M. Weeks and crew flew the Pan American World Airways  Boeing 747-121, N736PA,  Clipper Young America, New York to London on a 6 hour, 43-minute inaugural passenger-carrying flight of the new wide-body jet. Aboard were a crew of 20 and 335 passengers....


Zivile Zalagenaite
History Hour: The flight from Pole to Pole

On November 14, 1965 Captains Fred Lester Austin, Jr., and Harrison Finch, two retired Trans World Airlines pilots, took off from Honolulu on a 26,230-mile (42,213 kilometer), 57 hour, 27 minute flight around the world—from Pole to Pole!...


Yulius Yoma
History Hour: First flight of Boeing 747-400

On April 29, 1988,  Boeing test pilots James C. Loesch and Kenneth Higgins take the new Boeing 747-400, serial number 23719, registration N401PW, for its first flight from Paine Field, landing at Boeing Field 2 hours 29 minutes later....


Yulius Yoma
History Hour: Roll out of F-104A Starfighter

On April 17, 1956 Lockheed Aircraft Corporation rolled out the very first production F-104A Starfighter, 55-2956, at Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale, California. This airplane, one of the original seventeen pre-production YF-104As, incorporated many improvements over the XF-104 prototype, the most visible being a longer fuselage....