DateOn This Date In Aviation HistoryInformation Source
3/25/1947First flight of the Avia S.199,Czech built Jumo 211powered version of the Me-109G.Complete Book of Fighters, 2001
3/25/1958First flight of Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow Mk.1, RCAF25201. Pilot: Jan Zurakowski.Complete Book of Fighters, 2001
3/25/1958First Flight of the Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow.Aviation Century - War & Peace In The Air by Ron Dick & Dan Patterson
3/25/1944Fifteenth AIr Force bombers successfully close the Brenner Pass between Italy and Austria.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
3/25/1955The Chance Vought XF8U-1 Crusader, a jet carrier fighter, exceeded the speed of sound on its first flight, made at Edwards Air Force Base.United States Naval Aviation 1910-1960 by Deputy Chief Of Naval Operations
3/25/1957The first Vought F8U-1 Crusader was delivered to a fleet unit, VF-32, in the record time of two years after the flight of the experimental model.United States Naval Aviation 1910-1960 by Deputy Chief Of Naval Operations
3/25/1926The Messerschmitt Flugzenbau GmbH was formed in Germany by Willy Messerschmitt.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
3/25/1931First flight of the Royal Air Force's Hawker Fury single-seat biplane fighter.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
3/25/1955The initial flight of the Vought XF8U-1 fighter prototype for the US Navy was made from Edwards AFB, CA.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
3/25/1957The Vought F-8A Crusader entered operational service with US Navy squadron VF-32 at Cecil Field, FL.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
3/25/1971The Ilyushin IL-76 transport first flew.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
3/25/1942Flying a British Spitfire with the RAF, Major Cecil P. Lessing becomes the first Eighth Air Force pilot to fly a combat mission over France.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
3/25/1959First flight of Sikorsky S-60 Skycrane prototype. 
3/25/1958First flight of the Avro CF-105 Arrow Mk. 1 RL201. Pilot:Jan Zurakowski.X Planes and Prototypes By Jim Winchester
3/25/195521 months after design work had begun, pilot John Konrad lifts the Vought XF8U-1 Crusader prototype off of the runway at Edwards AIr Force Base on its first flight.Aeroplanes Vought 1917-1977 by Gerald P. Moran
3/25/1961First flight of the F-4B. Pilot : Thomas Harris.AIRtime McDonnell F-4 Phantom, No Month, 2002, Vol, No Month, 2002, Volume 001, Issue 2
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