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On This Day: December 5

Aviation events for December 5

1909: George Taylor makes the first manned glider flight in Australia in a glider of his own design. He eventually makes a total of 29 flights at Narrabeen Beach in New South Wales.
1919: Avianca commences operations as SCADTA.
1921: Western Australia Airways opens the first scheduled regular airline service in the country.
1945: Flight 19 departs from Ft. Lauderdale NAS, and disappears into the Bermuda Triangle.

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