French engineer, Henri Giffard, flies the 1st powered, manned airship. Powered by a steam engine and propeller, the airship flies at about 5-mph and covers 17 miles from Paris to Trappes, France. The craft marks the beginning of the practical airship.
Aviation pioneer Jimmy Doolittle completes the first flight to take off, fly and land using only instruments.
Cathay Pacific is founded.
First flight of the North American XT-28A Trojan.
The second incarnation of the Luftwaffe is founded in Germany.
The Tupolev Tu-104 enters service with Aeroflot.
13 days after 9/11, US Airways decided to terminate all flights from MetroJet.