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On This Day: October 17

Aviation events for October 17

1922: Lieutenant V.C. Griffin, in a Vought VE-7SF airplane, achieves the 1st take-off from the USS Langley, America’s 1st operational aircraft carrier.
1945: LACSA formed in Costa Rica.
1974: First flight of the Sikorsky YUH-60 73-21650.
1977: The US ban of the Concorde was lifted when the Supreme Court of the United States declined to overturn a lower court's ruling rejecting the Port Authority's efforts to continue the ban.

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