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25 February 1975. Brigadier General Charles E. Yeager of USAF made his final flight as an active duty Air Force pilot, flying YF-4E 65-0713 named  Glamorous Glennis.

10,131.6 flight hours were accumulated by him during his service. He retired a few days later 1 March 1975. after 12 222 days of service. 

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Feb 28th, 1994

On this day in history the first ever active combat in NATO's history took place southwest of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina when six Serbian Air Force light attack jets were engaged by USAF F-16C's of the 526th TFS. Captain Robert Gordon "Wilbur" Wright and Captain Stephen L. "Yogi" Allen immediately destroyed four aircraft between them with an additional aircraft later reported by the Serb's as destroyed after being hit by a missile explosion while trying to escape in low-level flight.

Feb 28th is also my daughter's birthday and indeed she was born in 1994 which is probably why I don't actually remember this air combat action.

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15 March 1967. The first Sikorsky HH-53B  66-14428 made its maiden flight at Stratford, Connecticut.

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17 minutes ago, yakarov79 said:

15 March 1967. The first Sikorsky HH-53B  66-14428 made its maiden flight at Stratford, Connecticut.

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I used to live the next town over. I had friends and family that worked at Sikorsky.every time i drove by you would see something cool out in the yard . funny thing is years latter i moved upstate and used to commute past Kaman helicopters too.

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