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On This Day: September 15

Aviation events for September 15

1784: Italian diplomat, Vincenzo Lunardi, makes the 1st ascent in a hydrogen balloon in Britain.
1904: Wilbur Wright in the airplane Flyer II makes his 1st controlled half-circle while in flight.
1934: Aeronaves de Mexico (Aeromexico) is founded.
1959: Scott Crossfield is first to pilot the X-15.
1969: First flight of the Cessna FanJet500, the prototype which led to the Cessna Citation.
1977: Air Seychelles established.
1983: First flight of the Agusta A129 Mangusta MM590.
1987: A Eurocopter Panther sets new time-to-altitude records for helicopters in its class.
1991: First flight of the C-17 Globemaster III.

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