Today in Aviation History — September 8.

Sep 08, 2011 No Comments by

As part of MAN’s continuing tour of aviation history, this post shows just some of the many notable happenings on this day September 8. You’ll be surprized.

2005 – Two Russian EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock, Arkansas. This marks the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.

1997 – The Boeing 777-300 is rolled out for the first time. It held the title as the “longest airliner ever built” for four years, until the Airbus A340-600 takes flight in 2001.

1967 – NASA launches the lunar lander Surveyor 5. Eventually it shoots and transmits 19,049 photographs back to Earth.


1944 – The first German V-2 rockets explode in London and Antwerp.

1856 –The first Canadians to fly are A.E. Kierzkowski and A.X. Rambau who fly in Eugene Godard’s balloon.

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