Canadair CL-13B “Sabre Mk.6” (ID JA-111) on display (5/11/2008) at the Luftwaffenmuseum, Gatow-Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Photo 20081021-571 by John Shupek copyright © 2008 Skytamer Images, skytamer.com)
Canadair CL-13B “Sabre Mk.6” (ID JA-111) on display (5/11/2008) at the Luftwaffenmuseum, Gatow-Berlin, Berlin, Germany

17 April 1913 (England/Germany): Briton Gustav Hamel lands after a non-stop flight of 4 hours and 18 minutes from Dover, England, to Cologne, Germany in a Blériot XI.

17 April 1921 (USA): Aviation meet at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

17 April 1926 (USA): Western Air Express starts its service between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City.

17 April 1969 (USA): USAF Maj. Jerauld Gentry pilots the Martin X-24 “Lifting Body” research aircraft on its first free flight.

17 April 1970 (England/France): A Sikorsky CH-53D “Sea Stallion” helicopter flies between London and Paris to demonstrate that modern helicopters can provide reliable inter-city services.

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