July Aviation Notables!
July 2, 1900-First Flight of the Zeppelin rigid airship.
July 4, 1908-Glenn Curtiss flies the June Bug more than a mile.
July 25, 1909-Louis Bleriot crosses the English Channel in his Bleriot.
July 14-15,1919-The Vickers Vimy flies non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean.
July 15-22, 1933-Wiley Post flies his Lockheed Vega, Winnie Mae, solo around the world.
July 28, 1935-The B-17 Flying Fortress is unveiled.
July 2, 1937-Amelia Earhart is lost en route to Howland Island from Lae, New Guinea.
July 1, 1941-Jacqueline Cochran is the first woman to ferry a bomber across the Atlantic as part of the “Wings for Britain”.
July 19, 1941-The Tuskegee Airmen, the first black fighter pilot squadron, is formed.
July 20, 1969-Apollo 11 land on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are the first to make the giant leap.
July 22-27, 1976-Viking I is the first US spacecraft to land on another planet-Mars.
July 22-27,1999-Eileen Collins is the first woman to command a US space mission.
July 2, 2002-Steve Fossett completes circumnavigation of the globe in his balloon, Spirit of Freedom.
July 6, 2013-Solar Impulse completes its first cross country flight.
Source- AOPA Pilot Magazine, July 2015