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#1 Advanced Landing Ground

Advanced Landing Grounds ( ALGs ) were temporary advance airfields constructed by the Allies during World War II during the liberation of Europe. They were built in the UK prior to the invasion and thereafter in northwest Europe from 6 June 1944 to V-E Day , 7 May 1945. It has been suggested that th

#2 Mitchel Air Force Base

Mitchel Air Force Base also known as Mitchel Field , was a United States Air Force base located on the Hempstead Plains of Long Island , New York , United States . Established in 1918 as Hazelhurst Aviation Field #2 , the facility was renamed later that year as Mitchel Field in honor of former New Y

#3 RAF Reykjavik

Royal Air Force Station Reykjavik or more simply RAF Reykjavik is a former Royal Air Force station , at Reykjavík Airport , Iceland . Former Royal Air Force station in Iceland RAF Reykjavik Hurricane aircraft at RAF Reykjavik during World War II IATA : RKV ICAO : BIRK Summary Airport type Military O

#4 San Vicente Airport

San Vicente Airport ( Filipino : Paliparan ng San Vicente ) ( IATA : SWL , ICAO : RPSV ) is an airport in San Vicente , Palawan , Philippines . The airport was opened for general aviation flights on 22 June 2017, and opened for commercial flights by the end of 2017. [2] The airport was built to boos

#5 Penghu Airport

Penghu Airport ( IATA : MZG , ICAO : RCQC ) , formerly Magong Airport ( Chinese : 澎湖機場 ; pinyin : Pénghú Jīchǎng ; Pe̍h-ōe-jī : Phênn-ôo Ki-tiû ), is a domestic airport in Huxi , Penghu County , Taiwan. With 2,380,265 passengers in 2017, it is the fifth-busiest airport in Taiwan, The ROC Air Force a

#6 Greymouth Airport

Greymouth Airport ( IATA : GMN , ICAO : NZGM ) is a small, uncontrolled aerodrome located in the suburb of Blaketown, 1 Nautical mile (1.9   km) south of the Greymouth CBD on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Airport Greymouth Airport Greymouth Airport, West Coast, New Zealand, 12 M

#7 Paintsville-Prestonsburg Combs Field

Paintsville-Prestonsburg Combs Field ( FAA LID : 9KY9 ) is a publicly owned, private-use airport located four nautical miles (7   km) southeast of the central business district of Paintsville , in Johnson County , Kentucky , United States . It is owned by the Paintsville-Prestonsburg Air Board. [1]

#8 Dover Air Force Base

Dover Air Force Base or Dover AFB ( IATA : DOV , ICAO : KDOV , FAA LID : DOV ) is a United States Air Force base under the operational control of the Air Mobility Command (AMC), located 2 miles (3.2   km) southeast of the city of Dover, Delaware . 436th AW is the host wing and runs the busiest and l

#9 Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth

Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth (abbreviated NAS JRB Fort Worth ) [1] ( IATA : FWH , ICAO : KNFW , FAA LID : NFW ) includes Carswell Field , a military airbase located 5 nautical miles (9   km; 6   mi) west of the central business district of Fort Worth , in Tarrant County , Texas ,

#10 Gardner Municipal Airport (Massachusetts)

Gardner Municipal Airport ( IATA : GDM , ICAO : KGDM , FAA LID : GDM ) [2] is a public airport located 2   nmi (3.7   km) southwest of the central business district of Gardner , a city in Worcester County , Massachusetts , United States . This airport is owned by the City of Gardner, and is located

#11 Independence Army Airfield

Independence Army Airfield was a World War II training base of the United States Army Air Forces Central Flying Training Command (CFTC). It is currently the city-owned Independence Municipal Airport . This article includes a list of references , related reading or external links , but its sources re

#12 March Air Reserve Base

March Air Reserve Base ( IATA : RIV , ICAO : KRIV , FAA LID : RIV ) ( March ARB ), previously known as March Air Force Base ( March AFB ) is located in Riverside County , California between the cities of Riverside , Moreno Valley , and Perris . It is the home to the Air Force Reserve Command 's Four

#13 CFB Bagotville

Canadian Forces Base Bagotville ( IATA : YBG , ICAO : CYBG ) , commonly referred to as CFB Bagotville , and also known as Bagotville Airport or Saguenay-Bagotville Airport, is a Canadian Forces base located 4.5 nautical miles (8.3   km; 5.2   mi) west of Bagotville in the city of Saguenay . Located

#14 Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport ( IATA : PKB [2] , ICAO : KPKB , FAA LID : PKB ) is seven miles northeast of Parkersburg , in Wood County, West Virginia . [1] It is owned by the Wood County Airport Authority [1] and is also known as Wood County Airport or Gill Robb Wilson Field . It serves the Mid-

#15 Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster

Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster ( IATA : NJP , ICAO : KNJP ) was a U.S. Navy military installation located in Warminster , Pennsylvania and Ivyland , Pennsylvania. For most of its existence (1949–1993), the base was known as the Naval Air Development Center (NADC) Warminster , [2] but it has als

#16 Hollywood Burbank Airport

Hollywood Burbank Airport , legally and formerly marketed as Bob Hope Airport after entertainer Bob Hope [5] [6] ( IATA : BUR , ICAO : KBUR , FAA LID : BUR ) , is a public airport 3 miles (4.8   km) northwest of downtown Burbank , in Los Angeles County, California , United States. [7] The airport se

#17 Naha Air Base

Naha Air Base ( 那覇基地 , Naha Kichi ) , formally known as the Kōkū Jieitai Naha Kichi ( 航空自衛隊那覇基地 ) , is an air base of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force formerly under control of the United States Air Force . It is located at Naha Airport on the Oroku Peninsula in Naha , Okinawa , Japan. [2] [3] For t

#18 Harmon Air Force Base

Harmon Air Force Base is a former World War II United States Army Air Forces airfield, and postwar United States Air Force Base on Guam in the Mariana Islands . Originally named "Depot Field", it was renamed in honor of Lieutenant General Millard F. Harmon . Harmon AFB was closed in 1949 due to budg

#19 Kota Kinabalu International Airport

Kota Kinabalu International Airport ( KKIA ) ( IATA : BKI , ICAO : WBKK ) is an international airport in Kota Kinabalu , the state capital of Sabah , Malaysia. It is located approximately 8   km (5.0   mi) southwest of the city centre. In 2017, 8   million passengers passed through the airport, maki

#20 Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport

Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport ( Spanish: Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas [aeɾoˈpweɾto aˈðolfo ˈswaɾeθ maˈðɾið βaˈɾaxas] ) ( IATA : MAD , ICAO : LEMD ) , commonly known as Madrid–Barajas Airport , is the main international airport serving Madrid in Spain. At 3,050   ha (7,500 acres) in


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#1 Canadair CL-415

The Canadair CL-415 ( Super Scooper , [2] later Bombardier 415 ) and the De Havilland Canada DHC-515 are a series of amphibious aircraft built originally by Canadair and subsequently by Bombardier and Viking Air , and De Havilland Canada . The CL-415 is based on the Canadair CL-215 and is designed s

#2 Yakovlev Yak-1

The Yakovlev Yak-1 ( Russian : Яковлев Як-1 ) was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II . The Yak-1 was a single-seat monoplane with a composite structure and wooden wings; production began in early 1940. [1] 1940s fighter aircraft family by Yakovlev This article needs additional citations for v

#3 Boeing 747

The Boeing 747 is a large, long-range wide-body airliner designed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in the United States. After introducing the 707 in October 1958, Pan Am wanted a jet 2 + 1 ⁄ 2 times its size, to reduce its seat cost by 30% to democratize air travel. In 1965, Joe Sutt

#4 White & Thompson No. 1 Seaplane

The White & Thompson No. 1 Seaplane (also No. 1 Flying boat) was the first British built twin-engined biplane flying boat , [1] assembled just prior to the outbreak of the First World War to compete in an air-race around the UK. It was unsuccessful, only the single prototype being built. No. 1 Seapl

#5 MÁVAG Héja

The MÁVAG Héja ("Hawk") was a Hungarian fighter aircraft based on the Italian Reggiane Re.2000 . The 70 Reggiane Re2000s delivered from Italy were modified with Hungarian equipment and fitted with Hungarian-built Manfred Weiss WM K-14 engines. The Héja was re-designed for Hungarian manufacture as th

#6 Comac ARJ21

The Comac ARJ21 Xiangfeng ( Chinese : 翔凤 ; pinyin : xiángfèng ; lit. 'Soaring Phoenix ' ) is a 78–90 seat regional jet manufactured by the Chinese state-owned aerospace company Comac . Development of the ARJ21 (Advanced Regional Jet) began in March 2002, the first prototype was rolled out on 21 Dece

#7 Polikarpov I-6

The Polikarpov I-6 was a Soviet biplane fighter prototype of the late 1920s. It was designed with traditional wooden construction in comparison with the wood and steel tube construction Polikarpov I-5 . Its development took longer than planned and the lead designer, Nikolai Polikarpov , was arrested

#8 List of Chengdu J-7 variants

The following is a list of variants and specifications for variants of the Chengdu J-7 , which differed considerably between models in its 48 years of its production run. Production of the J-7 ceased after delivering of 16 F-7BGIs to the Bangladesh Air Force in 2013.

#9 Curtiss SC Seahawk

The Curtiss SC Seahawk was a scout seaplane designed by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company for the United States Navy . The existing Curtiss SO3C Seamew and Vought OS2U Kingfisher were gradually replaced by the Seahawk in the late stages of the war and into peacetime. [1] For the earlier biplan

#10 De Havilland Mosquito operational history

The de Havilland Mosquito was a British light bomber that served in many roles during and after the Second World War . Mosquito-equipped squadrons performed medium bomber , reconnaissance , tactical strike , anti-submarine warfare and shipping attack and night fighter duties, both defensive and offe

#11 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions. It is also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissa

#12 Cessna 182 Skylane

The Cessna 182 Skylane is an American four-seat, single-engined light airplane built by Cessna of Wichita, Kansas . It has the option of adding two child seats in the baggage area. American light aircraft Cessna 182 Skylane Role Light utility aircraft Type of aircraft National origin United States M

#13 Enola Gay

The Enola Gay ( / ə ˈ n oʊ l ə / ) is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber , named after Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets . On 6 August 1945, piloted by Tibbets and Robert A. Lewis during the final stages of World War II , it became the first aircraft to drop an atomic

#14 Short Admiralty Type 81

The Short Admiralty Type 81 was a series of British two-seat floatplanes built prior to the First World War , and used by the Royal Naval Air Service in the early years of the war. They were powered by 160   hp (120   kW) Gnome Lambda-Lambda 14 cylinder two-row rotary engines and had folding wings t

#15 Savoia-Marchetti SM.82

The Savoia-Marchetti SM.82 Marsupiale [2] was an Italian bomber and transport aircraft of World War II . It was a cantilever , mid-wing monoplane trimotor with a retractable, tailwheel undercarriage . There were 875 [3] (plus one prototype) built, the first entering service in 1940. Although able to

#16 Convair XFY Pogo

The Convair XFY Pogo was an experiment in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) tail-sitter . The Pogo had delta wings and three-bladed contra-rotating propellers powered by a turboprop engine. It was intended to be a high-performance fighter aircraft capable of operating from small warships . Landing

#17 Seaplane

A seaplane is a powered fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing (alighting) on water. [1] Seaplanes are usually divided into two categories based on their technological characteristics: floatplanes and flying boats ; the latter are generally far larger and can carry far more. Seaplanes

#18 Beriev Be-103

The Beriev Be-103 (in English sometimes called "Snipe") [2] is an amphibious seaplane designed by Beriev and constructed by the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO) in Russia . Intended for autonomous operation in the unmarked areas of Russia's far north and Siberia , the Be-1

#19 Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk

The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is a retired American single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack aircraft developed by Lockheed 's secretive Skunk Works division and operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). It was the first operational aircraft to be designed with stealth technology . Single-seat,

#20 Tupolev Tu-134

The Tupolev Tu-134 ( NATO reporting name : Crusty ) is a twin-engined , narrow-body jet airliner built in the Soviet Union for short and medium-haul routes from 1966 to 1989. The original version featured a glazed-nose design and, like certain other Russian airliners (including its sister model the


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#1 USS Patoka (AO-9)

USS Patoka (AO–9/AV–6/AG–125) was a replenishment oiler made famous as a tender for the airships Shenandoah   (ZR-1) , Los Angeles   (ZR-3) and Akron   (ZRS-4) . It was also notable in that its height ( 177 feet (54   m) ) figured prominently in the design of the Rainbow Bridge in Texas (the bridge

#2 USS Wasp (CV-7)

USS Wasp (CV-7) was a United States Navy aircraft carrier commissioned in 1940 and lost in action in 1942. She was the eighth ship named USS   Wasp , and the sole ship of a class built to use up the remaining tonnage allowed to the U.S. for aircraft carriers under the treaties of the time. As a redu

#3 Independence-class aircraft carrier

The Independence -class aircraft carriers were a class of light carriers built for the United States Navy that served during World War II. Light aircraft carrier class of the US Navy For the class of littoral combat ships, see Independence-class littoral combat ship . This article needs additional c

#4 USS Wright (CVL-49)

USS Wright (CVL-49/AVT-7) was a Saipan -class light aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy , later converted to the command ship CC-2 . It is the second ship named "Wright". The first Wright   (AV-1) was named for Orville Wright; the second honored both Wright brothers: Orville and Wilbur . [1] Saipan-cl

#5 USS Midway (CV-41)

USS Midway (CVB/CVA/CV-41) is an aircraft carrier , formerly of the United States Navy , the lead ship of her class . Commissioned 8 days after the end of World War II, Midway was the largest ship in the world until 1955, as well as the first U.S. aircraft carrier too big to transit the Panama Canal

#6 USS Cabot (CVL-28)

USS Cabot (CVL-28/AVT-3) was an Independence -class light aircraft carrier in the United States Navy , the second ship to carry the name. Cabot was commissioned in 1943 and served until 1947. She was recommissioned as a training carrier from 1948 to 1955. From 1967 to 1989, she served in Spain as Dé

#7 Carrier strike group

A carrier strike group ( CSG ) is a type of carrier battle group of the United States Navy . [1] It is an operational formation composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, usually an aircraft carrier , at least one cruiser , a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers or frigates , [2] and a carrier ai

#8 Japanese seaplane tender Akitsushima

Akitsushima ( 秋津洲 ) was a seaplane tender of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), serving during World War II from 1942 until being sunk in September 1944. Ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy For other ships with the same name, see Japanese ship Akitsushima . Akitsushima on 18 April 1942 History Empire

#9 USS Langley (CVL-27)

USS Langley (CVL-27) was an Independence -class light aircraft carrier that served the United States Navy from 1943 to 1947, and French Navy as La Fayette from 1951 to 1963. Independence-class aircraft carrier of the US Navy in service 1943-1947 For other ships with the same name, see USS Langley .

#10 USS Rudyerd Bay

USS Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81) was the twenty-seventh of fifty Casablanca -class escort carriers built for the United States Navy during World War II . She was named after Rudyerd Bay, within Ketcchikan Gateway Bourough , of the Territory of Alaska . Today, the bay lies within Misty Fjords National Monume

#11 USS Saratoga (CV-3)

USS Saratoga (CV-3) was a Lexington -class aircraft carrier built for the United States Navy during the 1920s. Originally designed as a battlecruiser , she was converted into one of the Navy's first aircraft carriers during construction to comply with the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. The ship en

#12 USS Steamer Bay

USS Steamer Bay (CVE-87) was a Casablanca -class escort carrier of the United States Navy . She was named after Steamer Bay, located within Etolin Island , Alaska . Launched in February 1944, and commissioned in April, she served in support of the Invasion of Lingayen Gulf , the Invasion of Iwo Jima

#13 Graf Zeppelin-class aircraft carrier

The Graf Zeppelin -class aircraft carriers were four German Kriegsmarine aircraft carriers planned in the mid-1930s by Grand Admiral Erich Raeder as part of the Plan Z rearmament program after Germany and Great Britain signed the Anglo-German Naval Agreement . They were planned after a thorough stud

#14 USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)

USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) , formerly CVA-63 , is a decommissioned United States Navy supercarrier . She was the second naval ship named after Kitty Hawk, North Carolina , the site of the Wright brothers ' first powered airplane flight. Kitty Hawk was the first of the three Kitty Hawk -class aircraft ca

#15 USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is the fifth Nimitz -class aircraft carrier in the United States Navy . She is the second Navy ship to have been named after the former President Abraham Lincoln . Her home port is NAS North Island , San Diego, California; she is a member of the United States Pacific Fle

#16 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB/CVA/CV-42) was the second of three Midway -class aircraft carriers . To her crew, she was known as " Swanky Franky ," " Foo-De-Roo ," or " Rosie ," with the last nickname probably the most popular. Roosevelt spent most of her active deployed career operating in the Med

#17 SM U-12 (Germany)

SM U-12 was a German submarine, built in 1911 and sunk off Scotland in 1915. It was the first submarine to launch a plane at sea. U-12 was a Type U 9 U-boat built for the Imperial German Navy . Her construction was ordered on 15 July 1908 and her keel was laid down by Kaiserliche Werft in Danzig . S

#18 USS Kitkun Bay

USS Kitkun Bay (CVE-71) was the seventeenth of fifty Casablanca -class escort carrier built for the United States Navy during World War II . She was launched in November 1943, and transferred to the Navy and commissioned in December. She served in the Mariana and Palau Islands campaign , the Battle

#19 USS Wasp (LHD-1)

USS Wasp (LHD-1) is a United States Navy multipurpose amphibious assault ship , and the lead ship of her class . She is the tenth USN vessel to bear the name since 1775, with the last two ships named Wasp being aircraft carriers . She was built by the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton in Pasca

#20 Timeline for aircraft carrier service

Aircraft carriers have their origins during the days of World War I . The earliest experiments consisted of fitting temporary "flying off" platforms to the gun turrets of the warships of several nations, notably the United States and the United Kingdom. The first ship to be modified with a permanent


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#1 Yemenia

Yemenia ( Arabic : اليمنية ) is the flag carrier airline of Yemen , [5] based in Sanaa . It operates scheduled domestic and international passenger flights to destinations in Africa and the Middle East out of its hubs at Aden International Airport , and to a lesser extent Seiyun Airport . National a

#2 Vanilla Air

Vanilla Air Inc. ( バニラ・エア株式会社 , Banira Ea Kabushiki Kaisha ) was a low-cost airline in Japan wholly owned by All Nippon Airways . Its head office was within Terminal 2 of Narita International Airport in Narita , Chiba Prefecture . [1] The airline ceased operations in October 2019 on its merger with

#3 SAS Group

SAS AB (Scandinavian Airlines System Aktiebolag ), [2] trading as SAS Group , is an airline holding company headquartered in the SAS Frösundavik Office Building in Solna Municipality , Sweden. It is the owner of the airlines Scandinavian Airlines and Scandinavian Airlines Ireland . SAS once owned 19

#4 Pantanal Linhas Aéreas

Pantanal Linhas Aéreas S.A. was a regional airline based in São Paulo , Brazil and incorporated by TAM Linhas Aéreas in 2013. It served destinations mainly in the southeast region of Brazil from its bases at Congonhas and Guarulhos airports in São Paulo. Pantanal Linhas Aéreas Sul-Matogrossenses IAT

#5 Ariana Afghan Airlines

Ariana Afghan Airlines Co. Ltd. ( Pashto : د آريانا افغان هوايي شرکت ; Dari : هواپیمایی آریانا ), also known simply as Ariana , is the flag carrier and largest airline of Afghanistan . [3] [4] Founded in 1955, Ariana is the oldest airline in the country and is state owned . [5] [6] The company has i

#6 Cebu Pacific

Cebu Pacific Air, Inc. , operating as Cebu Pacific ( PSE :   CEB ), is a Philippine low-cost airline based on the grounds of Mactan–Cebu International Airport (Terminal 2), Lapu-Lapu City, Metro Cebu , Philippines. Founded in 1988, [2] it is Asia's oldest low-cost airline. [6] It offers scheduled fl

#7 Monarch Airlines

Monarch Airlines , also known as Monarch , was a British charter and scheduled airline founded by Bill Hodgson and Don Peacock and financed by the Swiss Sergio Mantegazza family. The company later became a low-cost airline [3] [4] in 2004 before abandoning charter flying completely. The airline's he

#8 Wien Air Alaska

Wien Air Alaska (IATA: WC ) was a United States airline formed from Northern Consolidated Airlines (NCA) and Wien Alaska Airways . The company was famous for being the first airline in Alaska , and one of the first in the United States ; it ceased operations 38   years ago on 23 November 1984 when i

#9 Novoair

NOVOAIR ( Bengali : নভোএয়ার ) is an airline based in Dhaka , Bangladesh [3] operating mostly domestic flights. It operates 25 flights each day from Dhaka to its eight destinations. [4] [5] Bangladeshi airline NOVO AIR IATA ICAO Callsign VQ NVQ NOVOAIR Founded 2007 Commenced operations 9 January 201

#10 Endeavor Air

Endeavor Air is an American regional airline that operates as Delta Connection for Delta Air Lines . [1] The airline was founded as Express Airlines I in 1985 [2] and was renamed Pinnacle Airlines in 2002. In 2012, Pinnacle's parent company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization, then emerged as a whol

#11 Fastjet

Fastjet Limited is a UK based holding company of fastjet Zimbabwe an airline operating in Africa . The airline was initially created following the acquisition of Fly540 , an airline operating in East Africa; flights in fastjet's own name commenced in November 2012 in Tanzania. In order to satisfy lo

#12 Binter Canarias

Binter Canarias S.A. is the flag carrier of the Spanish autonomous community of the Canary Islands , based on the grounds of Gran Canaria Airport in Telde , Gran Canaria and Tenerife North Airport , San Cristóbal de La Laguna , Spain. [2] It is a regional air carrier operating inter-island services

#13 History of Braathens (1994–2004)

Braathens SAFE 's domestic market was deregulated on 1 April 1994. Since then, any airline within the European Economic Area is free to operate any domestic or international route. Braathens rejected a proposal from the main competitor Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) for a merger; instead the hel

#14 Nepal Airlines

Nepal Airlines Corporation ( Nepali : नेपाल वायुसेवा निगम , romanized:   Nepāl Vāyusevā Nigam , lit.   ' Nepal Air Service Corporation ' ), formerly known as Royal Nepal Airlines ( शाही नेपाल वायुसेवा , Śāhī Nepāl Vāyusevā , ' Royal Nepal Air Service ' ), is the flag carrier of Nepal . Founded in 19

#15 America West Holdings

America West Holdings Corporation was an Arizona -based company whose primary holding was America West Airlines . On May 19, 2005, America West Holdings Corporation announced it would acquire the Arlington, Virginia -based US Airways Group . America West Holdings Corporation Industry Aviation Founde

#16 AirAsia Japan

AirAsia Japan Co., Ltd ( エアアジア・ジャパン株式会社 , Eāajia Japan Kabushiki Gaisha ) was the name of two incarnations of a Japanese low-cost airline , which had operated as a joint venture between AirAsia of Malaysia and Japanese partners. Low-cost airline of Japan; operated 2011–2013 / 2014–2020 This article

#17 British United Airways

British United Airways ( BUA ) was a private, independent [nb 1] British airline formed as a result of the merger of Airwork Services and Hunting-Clan Air Transport in July 1960, making it the largest wholly private airline based in the United Kingdom at the time. British and Commonwealth Shipping (

#18 Aero Feliz

Aero Feliz ( English : Happy Air ) was a passenger airline that operated in the Mexican Republic from 1990 until 1992. [3] It is notable for being one of the first charter , low-cost airlines in Mexico. Former Mexican charter airline Aero Feliz IATA ICAO Callsign XA HDQ [1] AERO FELIZ Founded 1990  

#19 Virgin Australia Airlines (NZ)

Virgin Australia Airlines (NZ) Limited formerly Pacific Blue Airlines (NZ) Limited , [1] was an airline based in New Zealand . It was established as the New Zealand subsidiary of Australian airline Virgin Blue (now Virgin Australia ). It was a fully owned subsidiary of Virgin Australia Holdings . It

#20 Railway Air Services

Railway Air Services ( RAS ) was a British airline formed in March 1934 by the big four railway companies ( Great Western Railway , London Midland & Scottish , London & North Eastern and Southern Railway ) and Imperial Airways . The airline was a domestic airline operating routes within the United K


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#1 List of Schütte-Lanz airships

Schütte-Lanz (SL) is the name of a series of rigid airships designed and built by the Luftschiffbau Schütte-Lanz company from 1909 until 1917. [1] One research and four passenger airships were planned for post-war use, but were never built. The Schütte-Lanz company was an early competitor of the mor

#2 Zeppelin LZ 17

LZ 17 Sachsen was the fourth Type H improved Schwaben-class Zeppelin that first flew on 3 May 1913 and operated as a passenger airship with DELAG ( Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft ) until WWI , when it was commandeered for service with the Imperial German Army . After being transferred t

#3 Luftschiffer

Luftschiffertruppe , a German word meaning "airshipmen's troop", was the designation [ citation needed ] of the German airship units. This article possibly contains original research . ( May 2011 ) This article does not cite any sources . ( March 2008 )

#4 LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin operational history

LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin was a German passenger-carrying, hydrogen-filled rigid airship which flew from 1928 to 1937. It was designed and built to show that intercontinental airship travel was practicable. Its operational history included several long flights, such as a polar exploration mission, a roun

#5 Rigid Airship Design

Rigid Airship Design B.V. was a company founded in the Netherlands in 1998 with the aim of building a modern rigid airship. In 1996, Scottish intellectual and airship expert Ian Alexander initiated a project in the Netherlands in co-operation with the Technical University of Delft , to design and co

#6 List of Zeppelins

This is a complete list of Zeppelins constructed by the German Zeppelin companies from 1900 until 1938. Other rigid airships that are also sometimes referred to as zeppelins but not built by Zeppelin are not included. For other uses of "Zeppelin", see Zeppelin (disambiguation) . This article needs a

#7 Zeppelin LZ 100

The Imperial German Navy Zeppelin LZ 100 , given the tactical number L 53 , was an V-class World War I zeppelin of the Imperial German Navy . It was shot down by the British RAF and was the last Airship of the First World War. LZ 100 (L 53) Zeppelin LZ 100 (L 53) Role V-class reconnaissance-bomber r

#8 Union Army Balloon Corps

The Union Army Balloon Corps was a branch of the Union Army during the American Civil War , established by presidential appointee Thaddeus S. C. Lowe . It was organized as a civilian operation, which employed a group of prominent American aeronauts and seven specially built, gas-filled balloons to p

#9 Schütte-Lanz SL 11

The Schütte-Lanz SL 11 was a German military dirigible built in 1916 by Luftschiffbau Schütte-Lanz . It was the first German airship to be shot down while bombing England. German airship in the First World War Silhouette of SL 11 History German Empire Name SL 11 Operator German Army Builder Luftschi


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#1 81st Training Wing

The 81st Training Wing is a wing of the United States Air Force and the host wing at Keesler Air Force Base , Mississippi. The 81st Training Wing has the Air Force's largest Technical Training Group and trains more than 40,000 students annually. Training includes weather, basic electronics, communic

#2 932nd Airlift Wing

The 932nd Airlift Wing is an Air Reserve Force Reserve Command flying unit. It is assigned to the Twenty-Second Air Force , Air Force Reserve Command , stationed at Scott Air Force Base , Illinois. 932nd Airlift Wing 932nd Airlift Wing Boeing C-40C Clipper 09-0540 Active 1963–present Country United

#3 Jagdgeschwader 52

Jagdgeschwader 52 (JG 52) [lower-alpha 1] was a German World War II fighter Geschwader ( wing ) that exclusively used the Messerschmitt Bf 109 throughout the war. The unit originally formed near Munich in November 1938, then moved to a base near Stuttgart . JG 52 became the most successful fighter-

#4 VA-216 (U.S. Navy)

VA-216 , nicknamed the Black Diamonds , was an Attack Squadron of the US Navy . It was established on 30 March 1955, and disestablished 15 years later on 1 August 1970. [1] An A-4B Skyhawk from VA-216 Black Diamonds aboard USS   Saratoga , 1967. Active 30 March 1955 – 1 August 1970 Disbanded 1 Augus

#5 465th Bombardment Group

The 465th Bombardment Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 465th Troop Carrier Wing at Évreux-Fauville Air Base , France, where it was inactivated on 8 July 1957. 465th Bombardment Group 465th Bombardment Group making a bomb run during 1944 Active 1943–1945;

#6 No. 64 Squadron RAF

No. 64 Squadron was a squadron of the Royal Air Force . It was first formed on 1 August 1916 as a squadron of the Royal Flying Corps . It was disbanded on 31 January 1991 at RAF Leuchars . Defunct flying squadron of the Royal Air Force This article includes a list of general references , but it lack

#7 122nd Fighter Wing

The 122nd Fighter Wing ( 122 FW sometimes 122nd) is a unit of the Indiana Air National Guard , stationed at Fort Wayne Air National Guard Station , Fort Wayne, Indiana. If activated to federal service, the wing is gained by the United States Air Force Air Combat Command . Unit of the Indiana Air Nat

#8 No. 5 Squadron RAF

Number 5 (Army Co-operation) Squadron (although His Majesty the King awarded No. V (Army Cooperation) Squadron ) was a squadron of the Royal Air Force . It most recently operated the Raytheon Sentinel R1 Airborne STand-Off Radar (ASTOR) aircraft from RAF Waddington , Lincolnshire , between April 200

#9 Jagdstaffel 30

Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 30 , commonly abbreviated to Jasta 30 , was a "hunting group" (i.e., fighter squadron) of the Luftstreitkräfte , the air arm of the Imperial German Army during World War I . The unit would score a minimum of 63 aerial victories during the war, at the expense of twelve kill

#10 No. 75 Squadron RAAF

No.   75 Squadron is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fighter unit based at RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory . The squadron was formed in 1942 and saw extensive action in the South West Pacific theatre of World War II , operating P-40 Kittyhawks . It was disbanded in 1948, but reformed

#11 436th Airlift Wing

The 436th Airlift Wing is an active United States Air Force unit. It is assigned to Air Mobility Command 's Eighteenth Air Force , and is based at Dover Air Force Base , Delaware. This article needs additional citations for verification . ( March 2012 ) 436th Airlift Wing 436th Airlift Wing C-5M Sup

#12 No. 108 Squadron RAF

No. 108 Squadron RAF was originally a squadron of the Royal Flying Corps during World War I which continued to serve with the Royal Air Force in World War II . Defunct flying squadron of the Royal Air Force No. 108 Squadron RAF Active November 1917 – July 1919 January 1937 – March 1945 Country Unite

#13 No. 28 Squadron RAF

No. 28 Squadron of the Royal Air Force operates the Puma and Chinook helicopters from RAF Benson . Flying squadron of the Royal Air Force No. 28 Squadron RAF Squadron badge Active 7   November   1915   ( 1915-11-07 ) – present Country United Kingdom Branch Royal Air Force Type Operational Conversion

#14 Jagdgeschwader 26

Jagdgeschwader 26 (JG   26) Schlageter was a German fighter - wing of World War II . It was named after Albert Leo Schlageter , a World War I veteran, Freikorps member, and posthumous Nazi martyr, arrested and executed by the French for sabotage in 1923. The wing fought predominantly against the Wes

#15 VA-12 (U.S. Navy)

Attack Squadron TWELVE ( ATKRON TWELVE or VA-12 ), also known as the "Flying Ubangis" or "Clinchers" , was an attack squadron of the United States Navy active during the Cold War . From their home port at Naval Air Station Cecil Field in Florida , the squadron made more than thirty major overseas de

#16 58th Special Operations Wing

The 58th Special Operations Wing (58 SOW) is a combat unit of the United States Air Force stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base , New Mexico . The 58 SOW is part of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Nineteenth Air Force . This article needs additional citations for verification . ( Januar

#17 119th Wing

The 119th Wing (119 WG) is a composite unit of the North Dakota Air National Guard , stationed at Fargo Air National Guard Base , North Dakota. If activated to federal service, elements of the Wing are gained by the United States Air Force Air Combat Command . 119th Wing 178th Reconnaissance Squadro

#18 149th Fighter Wing

The 149th Fighter Wing (149 FW) is a unit of the Texas Air National Guard , stationed at Kelly Field Annex , Joint Base San Antonio , Texas. If activated to federal service, the Wing is gained by the United States Air Force Air Education and Training Command . 149th Fighter Wing TSgt. Gerardo Guevar

#19 97th Intelligence Squadron

The United States Air Force 's 97th Intelligence Squadron is an intelligence unit located at Offutt Air Force Base , Nebraska. Nebraska-based unit studying and devising communication securities 97th Intelligence Squadron Boeing RC-135V Rivet Joint Active 1917–1919; 1935–1944; 1979–present Country  

#20 57th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron

The 57th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron , also known as "The Black Knights of Keflavik", [ citation needed ] is an inactive United States Air Force unit. The 57 FIS was last stationed at Naval Air Station Keflavik , Iceland . It was inactivated on 1 March 1995. 57th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron 57th F


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Design / Design


#1 SCR-720

The SCR-720 was a World War II Airborne Interception radar designed by the Radiation Laboratory (RadLab) at MIT in the United States. It was used by US Army Air Force night fighters as well as the Royal Air Force (RAF) in a slightly modified version known as Radar, Airborne Interception, Mark X , or

#2 Air data inertial reference unit

An Air Data Inertial Reference Unit (ADIRU) is a key component of the integrated Air Data Inertial Reference System (ADIRS), which supplies air data ( airspeed , angle of attack and altitude ) and inertial reference (position and attitude) information to the pilots' electronic flight instrument syst

#3 Milton Van Dyke

Milton Denman Van Dyke (August 1, 1922 – May 10, 2010) was Professor of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University . He was known for his work in fluid dynamics , especially with respect to the use of perturbation analysis in aerodynamics . His often-cited book An Album of


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Designer / Designer


#1 List of pilots awarded an Aviator's Certificate by the Royal Aero Club in 1911

The Royal Aero Club issued Aviators Certificates from 1910. These were internationally recognised under the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale .

#2 Hugo Sundstedt

Hugo Sundstedt (12 July 1886 - 8 July 1966) was a Swedish-American aviation pioneer. Swedish-American aviation pioneer Hugo Sundstedt Born ( 1886-07-12 ) July 12, 1886 Örebro , Sweden Died July 8, 1966 (1966-07-08) (aged   79) Liberty, New York Occupation Aviator

#3 James Irwin

James Benson Irwin (March 17, 1930   – August 8, 1991) was an American astronaut , aeronautical engineer , test pilot , and a United States Air Force pilot . He served as Apollo Lunar Module pilot for Apollo 15 , the fourth human lunar landing. He was the eighth person to walk on the Moon and the fi

#4 Leslie MacDill

Colonel Leslie MacDill was a United States Army Air Corps officer. MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa, Florida is named in his honor. Colonel MacDill was one of aviation’s early pioneers. Colonel Leslie MacDill Colonel Leslie MacDill Born ( 1889-02-18 ) February 18, 1889 Monmouth, Illinois Died Novem

#5 Charles Irving Elliott

Charles Irving "Sam" Elliott (1892–1972) was a pioneer aviator in the Hawaiian Islands . As an airline pilot, he is credited with the first scheduled passenger flight between the Hawaiian Islands, the first scheduled airmail flight between the Hawaiian Islands, and the first scheduled cargo flight i

#6 Oskar Bider

Oskar Bider (12 July 1891 in Langenbruck – 7 July 1919 in Dübendorf ) was a Swiss aviation pioneer. Swiss aviation pioneer (1891–1919) Oskar Bider Born ( 1891-07-12 ) 12 July 1891 Langenbruck , Switzerland Died 7 July 1919 (1919-07-07) (aged   27) Dübendorf , Switzerland Nationality Swiss Occupation

#7 George Herbert Scott

Major George Herbert "Lucky Breeze" Scott , CBE , AFC , [1] (25 May 1888 – 5 October 1930) was a British airship pilot and engineer. After serving in the Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force during World War I , Scott went on to command the airship R34 on its return Atlantic crossing in 1919,

#8 Javaid Laghari

Javaid Laghari ( Urdu : جاويد لغارى; TI is a Pakistani American who has served as senator, science and technology administrator, president of a university, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and is the author of five books and over 600 publications, and numerous invited talks and inte

#9 Neil Armstrong

Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930   – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer , and the first person to walk on the Moon . He was also a naval aviator , test pilot , and university professor. American astronaut and lunar explorer (1930–2012) For other uses, see Neil A

#10 Peter M. Bowers

Peter M. Bowers (May 15, 1918 – April 27, 2003) was an aeronautical engineer, airplane designer, and a journalist and historian specializing in the field of aviation . [2] [1] [3] American journalist Peter M. Bowers Born ( 1918-05-15 ) May 15, 1918 Died April 27, 2003 (2003-04-27) (aged   84) Alma  

#11 Carl Cover

Carl Anson Cover (26 April 1893 – 27 November 1944) was the chief test pilot and first to fly the Douglas Aircraft Company DC-1 , DC-2 , DC-3 , DC-4 , and the DC-5 airliners. Cover became Senior Vice President and general manager for Douglas Aircraft and later Vice President of Bell Aircraft . Ameri

#12 Alberto Santos-Dumont

Alberto Santos-Dumont ( Palmira , 20 July 1873 — Guarujá , 23 July 1932) was a Brazilian aeronaut , sportsman, inventor, [1] [2] and one of the few people to have contributed significantly to the early development of both lighter-than-air and heavier-than-air aircraft. The heir of a wealthy family o

#13 Karl Jatho

Karl Jatho ( [kaʁl ˈjatʰo] 3 February 1873 – 8 December 1933) was a German inventor and aviation pioneer, performer and public servant of the city of Hanover . 19/20th-century German aviation pioneer Jatho biplane 1907 at Vahrenwalder Heide

#14 Tryggve Gran

Jens Tryggve Herman Gran MC (20 January 1888 – 8 January 1980) was a Norwegian aviator, polar explorer and author. [3] Norwegian aviator, polar explorer and author Tryggve Gran Tryggve Gran around 1912-1913 Born ( 1888-01-20 ) 20 January 1888 [1] Bergen , Norway Died 8 January 1980 (1980-01-08) (age

#15 John S. Bull

John Sumter Bull (September 25, 1934 – August 11, 2008), was an American naval officer and aviator , fighter pilot , test pilot , mechanical and aeronautical engineer , and NASA astronaut . U.S. Navy test pilot, engineer and astronaut For other uses, see John Bull (disambiguation) . John S. Bull Por

#16 Samuel Langley

Samuel Pierpont Langley (August 22, 1834 – February 27, 1906) was an American aviation pioneer, astronomer and physicist who invented the bolometer . He was the third secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and a professor of astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh , where he was the director of

#17 Chuck Yeager

Brigadier General Charles Elwood Yeager ( / ˈ j eɪ ɡ ər / YAY -gər , February 13, 1923   – December 7, 2020) was a United States Air Force officer, flying ace , and record-setting test pilot who in 1947 became the first pilot in history confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight.

#18 Farid Zizi

Farid Zizi is a French public servant . On 1 August 2018, he was nominated CEO of France Aviation Civile Services (formerly DSNA Services). [1] French public servant Farid Zizi Nationality French Education Aerospace engineer Alma   mater École Polytechnique École nationale de l'aviation civile Occup

#19 John M. Miller III

John Matthew Miller III (1896 – c. 1980's) was an American naval aviator, air mail pilot, transport pilot, autogiro pilot, flight instructor, aircraft manufacturer, airport operator, agricultural pilot, and helicopter test pilot. He worked for the United States Navy , the US Aerial Mail Service , Pi

#20 Marga von Etzdorf

Margarete (Marga) von Etzdorf (1 August 1907 - 28 May 1933) [1] was a German aircraft pilot , notable for being the first woman hired to fly for an airline, and the first woman to fly solo across Siberia , from Germany to Tokyo , Japan . [2] German aviator Margarete von Etzdorf von Etzdorf, 1932 Bor


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Engine / Engine


#1 Continental O-470

The Continental O-470 engine is a family of carbureted and fuel-injected six-cylinder, horizontally opposed , air-cooled aircraft engines that was developed especially for use in light aircraft by Continental Motors . Engines designated "IO" are fuel-injected. [1] [2] 6-cylinder air-cooled aircraft

#2 Lockheed J37

The Lockheed J37 (company designation L-1000 ) was one of the first turbojet engines designed in the United States . [1] It was not considered very important when it was first introduced in the 1930s and development was allowed to languish. By the time it was developed enough for production use, oth

#3 Lycoming O-145

The Lycoming O-145 is a family of small, low-horsepower, four-cylinder, air-cooled engines. It was Lycoming Engines ' first horizontally opposed aircraft engine and was produced from 1938 until the late 1940s. The family includes the reduction-geared GO-145. [1] [2] [3] The O-145 received its Approv


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Event / Event


#1 2002 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 2002: Wikimedia list article Years in aviation : 1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005 Centuries : 20th century   ·   21st century   ·   22nd century Decades : 1970s   1980s   1990s   2000s   2010s   2020s   2030s Years : 1999   2000   2001   2

#2 2010 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 2010: Years in aviation : 2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013 Centuries : 20th century   ·   21st century   ·   22nd century Decades : 1980s   1990s   2000s   2010s   2020s   2030s   2040s Years : 2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   201

#3 Aeroflot accidents and incidents in the 1980s

Following is a list of accidents and incidents experienced by Aeroflot during the 1980s. The deadliest accident the carrier experienced in this decade occurred in July   1985   ( 1985-07 ) , when Flight 7425 , a Tupolev Tu-154B-2 , stalled en route and crashed near Uchkuduk , then located in the Uzb

#4 1969 in aviation

This is a list of aviation -related events from 1969: Years in aviation : 1966   1967   1968   1969   1970   1971   1972 Centuries : 19th century   ·   20th century   ·   21st century Decades : 1930s   1940s   1950s   1960s   1970s   1980s   1990s Years : 1966   1967   1968   1969   1970   1971   19

#5 List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft (1955–1959)

This is a list of notable accidents and incidents involving military aircraft grouped by the year in which the accident or incident occurred. Not all of the aircraft were in operation at the time. Combat losses are not included except for a very few cases denoted by singular circumstances. This tran

#6 1948 in aviation

This is a list of aviation -related events from 1948: Years in aviation : 1945   1946   1947   1948   1949   1950   1951 Centuries : 19th century   ·   20th century   ·   21st century Decades : 1910s   1920s   1930s   1940s   1950s   1960s   1970s Years : 1945   1946   1947   1948   1949   1950   19

#7 List of Soviet aircraft losses during the Soviet–Afghan War

The following is a partial and unofficial list of helicopter and airplane crashes, accidents and shotdowns that occurred during the Soviet–Afghan War of 1979–89. In total, at least 333 helicopters and 118 Soviet jets were reported lost during the war. [1] This transport-related list is incomplete ;

#8 List of accidents and incidents involving the DC-3 in 1962

This is a list of accidents and incidents involving the Douglas DC-3 A that occurred in 1962, including aircraft based on the DC-3 airframe such as the Douglas C-47 Skytrain and Lisunov Li-2 . Military accidents are included; and hijackings and incidents of terrorism are covered, although acts of wa

#9 British Airways Flight 149

British Airways Flight 149 was a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport , then the international airport for Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia , via Kuwait and Madras International Airports , operated by British Airways using a Boeing 747-136 , with registration G-AWND, on 2 Aug

#10 Accidents and incidents involving the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

This is a partial list of accidents and incidents involving the Boeing-designed B-17 Flying Fortress . Combat losses are not included except for a very few cases denoted by singular circumstances. A few documented drone attrition cases are also included. Main article: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Air

#11 List of accidents and incidents involving airliners by airline (A–C)

This list of accidents and incidents involving airliners by airline summarizes airline accidents and all kinds of minor incidents by airline company with flight number, location, date, aircraft type, and cause. This article needs additional citations for verification . ( June 2012 ) JetBlue Flight 2

#12 Flash Airlines Flight 604

Flash Airlines Flight 604 was a charter flight provided by Egyptian private charter company Flash Airlines . On 3 January 2004, the Boeing 737-300 that was operating the route crashed into the Red Sea shortly after takeoff from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport , killing all 135 passengers, most

#13 1918 in aviation

This is a list of aviation -related events from 1918: Years in aviation : 1915   1916   1917   1918   1919   1920   1921 Centuries : 19th century   ·   20th century   ·   21st century Decades : 1880s   1890s   1900s   1910s   1920s   1930s   1940s Years : 1915   1916   1917   1918   1919   1920   19

#14 Pedro Zanni

Pedro Leandro Zanni (12 March 1891, Pehuajó – 29 January 1942, Campo de Mayo ) was a pioneering Argentinian pilot of the early 20th century who made the then longest west-to-east flight in a non-amphibious aircraft in his circumnavigation attempt of 1924. This article needs additional citations for

#15 List of air rage incidents

This is a list of air rage incidents in commercial air travel that have been covered in the media. Air rage occurs when air travelers or airline personnel act violently, abusively or disruptively towards others in the course of their travel. When these incidents have occurred in flight, they have of

#16 2012 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 2012 . Years in aviation : 2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015 Centuries : 20th century   ·   21st century   ·   22nd century Decades : 1980s   1990s   2000s   2010s   2020s   2030s   2040s Years : 2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   20

#17 1947 BSAA Avro Lancastrian Star Dust accident

On 2 August 1947, Star Dust , a British South American Airways (BSAA) Avro Lancastrian airliner on a flight from Buenos Aires , Argentina, to Santiago , Chile, crashed into Mount Tupungato in the Argentine Andes . An extensive search operation failed to locate the wreckage, despite covering the area

#18 Oregon International Air Show

The Oregon International Air Show - formerly the "Portland Rose Festival Air Show" - is an annual event held in Oregon , United States . The event began in 1988, and has an average annual attendance of 55,000. Profits from the show are distributed to local charities . [1] Oregon International Air Sh

#19 2003 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 2003: Years in aviation : 2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006 Centuries : 20th century   ·   21st century   ·   22nd century Decades : 1970s   1980s   1990s   2000s   2010s   2020s   2030s Years : 2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   200

#20 1997 in aviation

This is a list of aviation -related events from 1997: Years in aviation : 1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000 Centuries : 19th century   ·   20th century   ·   21st century Decades : 1960s   1970s   1980s   1990s   2000s   2010s   2020s Years : 1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   20


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Glider / Glider


#1 Akaflieg Berlin B12

The Akaflieg Berlin B12 is a high performance two-place glider aircraft that was designed and built in Germany . [1] Conceived as a research vehicle, only one unit was constructed. German two-seat glider, 1977 Akaflieg Berlin B12 The B12T rolling for a winch launch Role Two place glider aircraft [1]

#2 Eta (glider)

The Eta is a German - Italian Open Class two-seater flapped self-launching glider manufactured by ETA Aircraft. On introduction it was the highest performing glider. [ clarification needed ] [1] German-Italian two-seat motor glider, 2000 Eta Eta at Lübeck airport Role Open-class sailplane Type of ai

#3 Space Shuttle orbiter

The Space Shuttle orbiter is the spaceplane component of the Space Shuttle , a partially reusable orbital spacecraft system that was part of the discontinued Space Shuttle program . Operated from 1977 to 2011 by NASA , [1] the U.S. space agency, this vehicle could carry astronauts and payloads into

#4 Waco CG-4

The Waco CG-4 was the most widely used American troop/cargo military glider of World War II . It was designated the CG-4A by the United States Army Air Forces , [1] and given the service name Hadrian (after the Roman emperor ) by the British. American WWII glider CG-4/Hadrian CG-4A Role Military gli


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Helicopter / Helicopter


#1 Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight

The Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight is a medium-lift tandem-rotor transport helicopter powered by twin turboshaft engines . It was designed by Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol following Vertol's acquisition by Boeing . Tandem transport helicopter designed by Vertol "Sea Knight" redirects here

#2 Bell UH-1 Iroquois

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (nicknamed " Huey ") is a utility military helicopter designed and produced by the American aerospace company Bell Helicopter . It is the first member of the prolific Huey family , as well as the first turbine-powered helicopter in service with the United States military . Fam

#3 Cicaré CH-1

The Cicaré CH-1 was a helicopter designed and built by Augusto Cicaré in Argentina in the early 1960s. [1] CH-1 Augusto Cicaré and his mother with the CH-1. Role Experimental helicopter Type of aircraft Manufacturer Cicaré Designer Augusto Cicaré First flight 1961 Number built 1

#4 Eurocopter EC135

The Eurocopter EC135 (now Airbus Helicopters H135 ) is a twin-engine civil light utility helicopter produced by Airbus Helicopters (formerly known as Eurocopter). It is capable of flight under instrument flight rules (IFR) and is outfitted with a digital automatic flight control system (AFCS). First

#5 Bell 206

The Bell 206 is a family of two-bladed, single- and twin-engined helicopters , manufactured by Bell Helicopter at its Mirabel, Quebec , plant. Originally developed as the Bell YOH-4 for the United States Army 's Light Observation Helicopter program, it was not selected by the Army. Bell redesigned t

#6 Westland Scout

The Westland Scout is a light helicopter developed by Westland Helicopters . Developed from the Saro P.531 , it served as a land-based general purpose military helicopter, sharing a common ancestor and numerous components with the naval-orientated Westland Wasp helicopter. The type's primary operato

#7 Mil Mi-14

The Mil Mi-14 ( Russian : Миль Ми-14 , NATO reporting name : Haze ) is a Soviet shore-based nuclear-capable amphibious anti-submarine helicopter derived from the earlier Mi-8 . Mi-14 Polish Navy Mil Mi-14PL in 2011 Role Anti-submarine helicopter Type of aircraft Manufacturer Mil Moscow Helicopter Pl

#8 Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne

The Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne was an attack helicopter developed by Lockheed for the United States Army . It rose from the Army's Advanced Aerial Fire Support System (AAFSS) program to field the service's first dedicated attack helicopter. Lockheed designed the Cheyenne using a four-blade rigid-rotor

#9 Boeing Vertol XCH-62

The Boeing Vertol XCH-62 ( Model 301 ) was a triple- turbine , heavy-lift helicopter project designed for the United States Army by Boeing Vertol . Approved in 1971, one prototype reached 95% completion before it was canceled in 1975. The prototype was scrapped in 2005. XCH-62 HLH Role Heavy-lift he

#10 NHIndustries NH90

The NHIndustries NH90 is a medium-sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter . It was developed in response to NATO requirements for a battlefield helicopter which would also be capable of being operated in naval environments. The NH90 was developed and is manufactured by NHIndustries , a co

#11 Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk

The Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk was a private-venture, prototype attack helicopter built in 1970 with Sikorsky Aircraft research and development (R&D) funds. A tandem, two-seat aircraft designed around the dynamic drive and rotor systems of the Sikorsky S-61 , it was designed to serve as an attack helic


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Manufacturer / Manufacturer


#1 McDonnell Douglas

McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturing corporation and defense contractor formed by the merger of McDonnell Aircraft and the Douglas Aircraft Company in 1967. Between then and its own merger with Boeing in 1997, it produced a number of well-known commercial and military aircr

#2 Dan-Air Engineering

Dan Air Engineering Limited was the maintenance arm of Dan Air Services Limited , itself a subsidiary of Davies and Newman , one of Britain's foremost wholly privately owned, independent [nb 2] ship broking and airline companies during the 1970s and 80s. Arm of Dan Air Services Limited Dan Air Engin

#3 General Motors

The General Motors Company [2] ( GM ) is an American multinational automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Detroit , Michigan , United States. [3] It is the largest automaker in the United States and was the largest in the world for 77 years before losing the top spot to Toyota in 2008. [4

#4 Fiat S.p.A.

Fiat S.p.A. , or Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Automobile Factory of Turin), was an Italian holding company whose original and core activities were in the automotive industry , and that was succeeded by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA). The Fiat Group contained many brands such as F

#5 Reid and Sigrist

Reid and Sigrist was an English engineering company based at New Malden in Surrey . [1] It later acquired sites at Desford and Braunstone in Leicestershire . Initially it developed and manufactured aircraft instrumentation and pilot selection aids but later diversified into flying training and aircr

#6 Higgins Industries

Higgins Industries was the company owned by Andrew Higgins based in New Orleans, Louisiana , United States. Higgins Industries is most famous for the design and production of the Higgins boat , an amphibious landing craft referred to as LCVP (landing craft, vehicles, personnel), which was used exten

#7 Victory Aircraft

Victory Aircraft Limited was a Canadian manufacturing company that, during the Second World War , built mainly British-designed aircraft under licence. It acted as a shadow factory , safe from the reach of German bombers. Victory Aircraft Lancaster X, named the "Mynarski Memorial Lancaster" Victory

#8 MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, LLC. (formerly McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems ) is an American aerospace manufacturer. It produces light utility helicopters for commercial and military use. The company was a subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft until 1984, when McDonnell Douglas acquired it and renamed it McDonnell

#9 Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney is an American aerospace manufacturer with global service operations. It is a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies . Pratt & Whitney's aircraft engines are widely used in both civil aviation (especially airlines ) and military aviation . Its headquarters are in East Hartford, Connecti

#10 Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corporation

Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corporation Limited known as Ameco Beijing is the largest [ according to whom? ] aircraft maintenance supplier in China. Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corporation Trade name Ameco Beijing Type joint venture Industry Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO)

#11 Robertson Aircraft Corporation

Robertson Aircraft Corporation was a post- World War I American aviation service company based at the Lambert-St. Louis Flying Field near St. Louis, Missouri, that flew passengers and U.S. Air Mail , gave flying lessons, and performed exhibition flights. It also modified, re-manufactured, and resold

#12 Samsung Aerospace

Samsung Aerospace (SSA) was a South Korean aerospace manufacturer . [1] Samsung Aerospace Native name 삼성항공산업 주식회사 三星航空産業株式會社 Romanized name Samseong Hanggong Saneop Jusik Hoesa Founded 1   August   1977   ( 1977-08-01 ) Defunct 1999   ( 1999 ) Fate Merged into KAI

#13 Messerschmitt

Messerschmitt AG ( German pronunciation: [ˈmɛsɐʃmɪt] ) was a German share-ownership limited , aircraft manufacturing corporation named after its chief designer Willy Messerschmitt from mid-July 1938 onwards , and known primarily for its World War II fighter aircraft , in particular the Bf 109 and Me

#14 Indonesian Aerospace

Indonesian Aerospace ( IAe ) ( Indonesian : PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) ), is an Indonesian aerospace company involved in aircraft design and the development and manufacture of civilian and military regional commuter aircraft. The company was formerly known as Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantar

#15 KI Holdings

KI Holdings Co., Ltd. ( KIホールディングス株式会社 , KI Holdings kabushikigaisha ) is a business holdings company headquartered in Totsuka-ku in Yokohama, in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan. It is a subsidiary of Koito Manufacturing Company. KI Holdings manufactures railway equipment, and aircraft lighting. In

#16 Aviatik

Automobil und Aviatik AG was a German aircraft manufacturer during World War I . The company was established at Mülhausen (today in France) in 1909 [1] and soon became one of the country's leading producers of aircraft. It relocated to Freiburg in 1914 and to Leipzig in 1916 and established a subsid

#17 Cirrus Aircraft

The Cirrus Design Corporation , doing business as Cirrus Aircraft (formally Cirrus Design ), is an aircraft manufacturer that was founded in 1984 by Alan and Dale Klapmeier to produce the VK-30 kit aircraft. The company is owned by a subsidiary of the Chinese government-owned AVIC , and is headquart

#18 Pilatus Aircraft

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. is an aerospace manufacturer located in Stans , Switzerland . In June 2016, the company employed 1,905 people. [2] Aircraft manufacturer located in Switzerland Pilatus Aircraft Industry Aerospace Founded 10 December 1939 Headquarters Stans , Switzerland Area served worldwide Ke

#19 Avio

Avio S.p.A. is an Italian company operating in the aerospace sector with its head office in Colleferro [1] near Rome , Italy . Founded in 1908, it is present in Italy and abroad with different commercial offices and 10 production sites. Avio operates in: solid-propellant motors for space and tactica


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Museum / Museum


#1 Imperial War Museum Duxford

Imperial War Museum Duxford is a branch of the Imperial War Museum near Duxford in Cambridgeshire , England. Britain's largest aviation museum , [2] Duxford houses the museum's large exhibits, including nearly 200 aircraft , military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibiti

#2 Museum of Aeronautical Science

The Museum of Aeronautical Science (航空科学博物館) is an aviation museum located in Shibayama , Chiba prefecture , Japan . It is near Narita International Airport . It opened in 1989. [1] Aviation museum Museum of Aeronautical Science Facility appearance Established 1   August   1989   ( 1989-08-01 ) Type


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Weapon / Weapon


#1 Iron Dome

Iron Dome ( Hebrew : כִּפַּת בַּרְזֶל , romanized :   Kippat Barzel ) is a mobile all-weather air defense system [8] developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries . [7] The system is designed to intercept and destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired from

#2 List of Syrian civil war barrel bomb attacks

A barrel bomb is a type of improvised explosive device used extensively by the Syrian Air Force during the Syrian civil war . They are typically made from a barrel that has been filled with High Explosives , along with shrapnel and/or oil . In Syria they are typically dropped from a helicopter . [1]

#3 9K38 Igla

The 9K38 Igla ( Russian : Игла́ , "needle", NATO reporting name SA-18 Grouse ) is a Russian/ Soviet man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. A simplified, earlier version is known as the 9K310 Igla-1 (NATO: SA-16 Gimlet ), and the latest variant is the 9K338 Igla-S ( SA-24 G

#4 Bofors 57 mm Naval Automatic Gun L/70

Bofors 57   mm Naval Automatic Gun L/70 ( Swedish : 57 mm sjöautomatkanon L/70 ( 57   mm SAK 70 )), [1] [2] among other names (see Names ), is a series of dual-purpose naval guns designed and produced by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors (since March 2005 part of BAE Systems AB ), designed in

#5 Little Boy

" Little Boy " was the codename for the type of atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 during World War II . It was the first nuclear weapon used in warfare. The bomb was dropped by the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay piloted by Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. , comm

#6 Nike Zeus

Nike Zeus was an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system developed by the US Army during the late 1950s and early 1960s that was designed to destroy incoming Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile warheads before they could hit their targets. It was designed by Bell Labs' Nike team, and was initially

#7 Type 5 15 cm AA gun

The Type 5 15 cm AA gun ( 五式十五糎高射砲 , Go-shiki jyūgo-senchi Koshahō ) was a large caliber anti-aircraft gun developed by the Imperial Japanese Army during the final days of World War II . The Type 5 number was designated for the year the gun was accepted, 2605 in the Japanese imperial year calendar,


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