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On This Day: 1915

Aviation events for 1915

January 3: A Bristol Scout C takes off from HMS Vindex, marking the first time a wheeled aircraft had taken off from a ship. Read more...
January 19: First German aerial bombing of Britain, by two Zeppelins, thereby opening up a new era in the exploitation of aeronautics. During World War I, a total of 56 tons of aerial bombs was dropped on London and 214 tons on the rest of Britain.
February 20: During the Panama-Pacific Exhibition, Allan Loughead is allowed to launch an air service and flies 600 passengers across the bay during 50 days. The 10-minute flight costs $10 per passenger.
March 3: Natl Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA forerunner) created.
March 22: The term naval aviator is adapted for U. S. Navy officer pilots to replace the identification navy air pilot in official terminology. This term is still in use today.
April 3: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA forerunner) created.
May 14: The U.S. Navy contracts with the Connecticut Aircraft Company for its first airship.
July 18: Katherine Stinson becomes the first woman to loop the loop in an airplane. The stunt pilot performs the full rotation of her airplane over Chicago.
August 11: The U.S. Naval Observatory asks Eastman Kodak to develop a special aerial reconnaissance camera that could be used from an airplane flying at heights of 3,000 ft. to 6,000 ft.
November 6: The 1st catapult launching of an airplane from a moving ship is made from the USS North Carolina in Pensacola, Florida.
November 16: Victor Carlstrom becomes the 1st pilot to fly from Toronto to New York. Carlstrom flies in a Curtiss R-2 biplane and was in the air for 6 hours and 40 minutes.

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