1936 in aviation


1936 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1936:

Events

February

* British Marine Aircraft Ltd. was established at Hamble, Hampshire to produce Sikorsky S-42-A flying boats under licence in the United Kingdom but nothing came of this. The company subsequently became Folland Aircraft Limited.inote|Fagan|Fagan
* February 13 - Imperial Airways commences airmail services to West Africa

March

* March 23 - Imperial Airways begins scheduled flights between Hong Kong and Malaysia.

April

* Aer Lingus - Ireland's national airline founded.

May

* May 4-7 - Amy Johnson sets a new England-South Africa speed record of 3 days 6 hours 26 minutes in a Percival Gull Six.

July

* July 14 - The British Royal Air Force is re-organised on functional grounds and Fighter Command, Bomber Command, Coastal Command and Training Command are established.
* July 20 - Twenty Junkers Ju 52s ferry Spanish Nationalist troops from Morocco to Spain in the world's first major military airlift.

eptember

* September 4-5 - Beryl Markham makes the first east-to-west solo crossing of the Atlantic by a woman in a Percival Vega Gull, from Abingdon, Berkshire to Cape Breton Island
* 11 September - TB-3-4AM-34FRN with A. B. Yumashev at the controls set a payload-to-altitude record: 5000 kg (11,023 lb) to 8116 m (26,627 ft).
* 16 September - TB-3-4AM-34FRN with A. B. Yumashev at the controls set a payload-to-altitude record: 10000 kg (22,046 lb) to 6605 m (21,670 ft).
* 20 September - TB-3-4AM-34FRN with A. B. Yumashev at the controls set a payload-to-altitude record: 12000 kg (26,455 lb) to 2700 m (8,858 ft).

October

* 28 October - TB-3-4AM-34FRN with A. B. Yumashev at the controls set a payload-to-altitude record: 5000 kg (11,023 lb) to 8980 m (29,462 ft).

December

* December 21 - Eddie August Schneider, Bert Acosta, and Frederic Ives Lord, as the Yankee Squadron, travel by ship to fight in the Spanish Civil War with the Loyalists.

First flights

January

* January 4 - Vought XSB2U-1

February

*February 14 - Hawker Hector

March

* March 4 - German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg
* March 5 - Supermarine Spitfire
* March 10 - Fairey Battle prototype "K 4303"
* March 17 - Armstrong Whitworth Whitley prototype "K 4586"

May

* May 12 - Messerschmitt Bf 110
* May 14 - Miles Whitney Straight
* May 27 - Fairey Seafox

June

* June 15 - Vickers Wellington prototype "K 4049"
* June 15 - Westland Lysander prototype "K 6127"
* June 21 - Handley Page Hampden prototype "K 4240"
* June 25 - Bristol Blenheim prototype "K 7033"
* June 26 - Focke-Wulf Fw 61 "D-EBVU", first fully-controllable helicopter

July

* July 3 - Short Empire prototype "RMA Canopus"

October

* October 28 - Dornier Do 19

December

* December 13 - PZL.37 Łoś
* December 21 - Junkers Ju 88 V1 prototype "D-AQEN"
* December 22 - North American XB-21 s/n 38-485

Entered service

January

* Hawker Hind with the Royal Air Force

March

* Avro Anson with No. 48 Squadron RAF

July

* Fairey Swordfish with No. 825 Squadron FAA

November

* Fairey Hendon with No. 38 Squadron RAF

References

* [http://daveg4otu.tripod.com/airfields/ham.html Fagan, Dave. 'Hamble' "Aviation in Hampshire UK 1900 to 2000"] Retrieved May 20 2005


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