June Aviation Historical Notes
June 13, 1910 Charles K. Hamilton flies the Curtiss Reims Racer from New York to Philadelphia.
June 15, 1921 Bessie Coleman is the first African-American woman to receive a Federation Aeronautic Internationale pilot license.
June 17, 1928 Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
June 12, 1934 Air Mail Act is signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
June 1, 1937 Amelia Earhart begins her around-the-world flight in a Lockheed Electra.
June 28, 1939 Pan American Airways completes first trans-Atlantic passenger flight.
June 23, 1931 Wiley Post and Harold Gatty circumnavigate the world in Winnie Mae.
June 20, 1941 U.S. Army Air Force is formed.
June 6, 1944 D-Day. A “sky-train” nine airplanes wide and 200 miles long carries American and British airborne troops to invade Europe.
June 26, 1948 The Berlin Airlift supplies the city by air.
June 11, 1957 First launch of the Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fl.
June 18, 1983 Sally Ride becomes the first female American astronaut in space when STS-7 launches from Kennedy Space Center.
-AOPA Magazine June 2015