April 14 in aviation: the first flight of Bristol 188, the first flight of Comp Air 12.

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On April 14, 1906, in Dayton, Ohio, the Wright brothers began sending letters to the Ministries of War in Germany, Italy, Japan, and Russia, offering them for sale the aircraft they had built.

the Wright brothers
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Other aviation events on April 14.

Bristol 's first flight 188.

On April 14, 1962, the first flight of the Bristol 188 aircraft took place. Bristol 188 was a British supersonic research aircraft built by the Bristol Airplane Company in the 1950s. Its length, thin section and intended purpose led to the aircraft being nicknamed the Pencil ”.

British United Airways Flight 1030X crashed on landing.

On April 14, 1965, British United Airways Flight 1030X, a Douglas C-47, crashed at Jersey Airport due to a pilot error. Of the 27 passengers and crew on board the aircraft, only one flight attendant survived.

Pan Am places the first order for Boeing 747

On April 14, 1966, Pan Am placed the first order for the future Boeing 747.

Landing Space Shuttle Columbia STS-1.

On April 14, 1981, the Columbia STS-1 Space Shuttle landed at 18:20:57 UTC Edwards AFB, on runway 23, after the first test flight.

Flight 4815 of Rico Linhas Aéreas crashed in the direction of Manaus.

On April 14, 2004, Rico Linhas Aéreas Flight 4815, an Embraer 120ER plane, crashed while approaching Eduardo Gomes International Airport in Manaus, Brazil, killing all 33 passengers and crew on board. The cause of the accident was never determined.

The first flight of Comp Air 12.

On April 14, 2007, the first flight of Comp Air 12 took place. Comp Air CA12 is a turboprop civil utility aircraft, currently under development. Comp Air is looking for certification. It is configured as a conventional low-wing monoplane with tricycle running gear.

Interruption of air activities after the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

On 14 April 2010, air activities ceased after the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

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