This Day in Aviation HistoryMarch 31st, 1995…

This Day in Aviation History
March 31st, 1995
First flight of the Grob Strato 2C.

The Grob Strato 2C was a German experimental high altitude research aircraft. Powered by two turbocharged piston engines and featuring an extremely long span wing of composite construction, one aircraft was built in the 1990s, but was abandoned despite setting a world altitude record for piston-engined aircraft on its last flight….

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This Day in Aviation HistoryMarch 29th, 1934…

This Day in Aviation History
March 29th, 1934
First flight of the Sikorsky S-42.

The Sikorsky S-42 was a 1930s commercial flying boat designed and built by Sikorsky Aircraft to meet a 1931 requirement from Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) for a long-range transatlantic flying boat. The “Flying Clipper” and the “Pan Am Clipper” were other names for the S-42….

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