3 December 1945 – This Day in Aviation

3 December 1945: The first landing and takeoff aboard an aircraft carrier by a jet-powered aircraft were made by Lieutenant-Commander Eric Melrose Brown, MBE, DSC, RNVR, Chief Naval Test Pilot at RAE Farnborough, while flying a de Havilland DH.100 Sea Vampire Mk.10, LZ551/G. The ship was the Royal Navy Colossus-class light aircraft carrier, HMS Ocean … Continue reading 3 December 1945 →

Source: 3 December 1945 – This Day in Aviation

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2 thoughts on “3 December 1945 – This Day in Aviation

  1. Old NFO December 11, 2016 / 13:47

    I ‘think’ this was probably the first use of FCLP too… 🙂 Brass ones there, and he clanked when he walked!

    • ORPO1 December 12, 2016 / 08:37

      Indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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