1924 in Aviation History

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1924:


Violating the Treaty of Versailles, Germany establishes a secret training base for German pilots at Lipetsk in the Soviet Union. More than 450 German air force personnel will train there over the next ten years.
Following a military revolt, Brazil abolishes Brazilian Army and Brazilian Navy contrrol of aviation and places all military aviation units under the direct control of the general staff.


January 29 - Pateras Pesara flies an experimental helicopter in Paris. The machine flew 800 metres (2,640 ft) in just over 10 minutes.


February 20 - Three French Army officers make the first two-way aerial crossing of the Sahara Desert in a Breguet 14.


Huff Darland Dusters is established as the world's first crop dusting company in Georgia (U.S. state). It will eventually grow into Delta Air Service, then Delta Air Lines.
March 25 - Royal Air Force officers McLaren, Plenderleith, and Andrews set off in an attempted round-the-world flight in a Vickers Vulture II. Their attempt will ultimately fail in Siberia in early August.


April 1 - Imperial Airways is formed, with the backing of the British government.
April 1 - Britain's Fleet Air Arm is established
April 1 - The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
April 26 - Imperial Airways makes its first scheduled flight, Croydon Aerodrome-Paris, using a de Havilland DH.34.


May 19 - the first aerial circumnavigation of Australia is carried out, by an RAAF crew in a Fairey IIID.


June 23 - Lt Russell Maughan makes the first one-day crossing of the United States, completing the flight from Long Island to San Francisco in a Curtiss PW-8 in 21 hours, 48 minutes.


July 1 - Regular night airmail services commence in the United States, linking Chicago with Cheyenne.
July 10 - Japanese aircraft sink a ship for the first time, when Imperial Japanese Navy bombers use level bombing from an average height of 1,000 meters (3,281 feet) over the course of four hours to sink the retired coast defense battleship Iwami off Yokosuka.
July 17 - Pelletier d'Oisy completes a flight from Paris to Tokyo. The journey takes 120 hours in the air.


The Bolivian Air Force is formed, as the Cuerpo de Aviacix³n.
August 8 - US Navy airship USS Shenandoah docks with the USS Patoka while the latter is underway, showing that airships could operate from support ships far out to sea.
August 24 - Light cruiser USS Richmond rescues the crew of an Italian flying boat that is forced down in the Arctic Ocean by bad weather.
August 31 - Six U.S. Army aviators arrive in Labrador, completing a 175-day circumnvaigation of the world.


September 11 - Canada's first regular airmail service begins, with Laurentide Air Services linking Haileybury with Rouyn.
September 28 - two of four Douglas World Cruisers of the U.S. Army Air Service arrive in Seattle, completing the first aerial circumnavigation of the world. They had left the city on April 6, taking 175 days for the journey.


October 9 - In the United Kingdom, the Royal Auxiliary Air Force is established.
October 12-15 - transportation of the Zeppelin-Airship "LZ 126" (ZR III "Los Angeles") to USA under guidance of H. Eckener.


Twenty-two of Brazil's 39 naval pilots are arrested for antigovernment activity.
November 11 - Lt Dixie Kiefer makes the first night catapult launch from a ship, the USS California.
November 24 - a KLM Fokker F.VII makes the first flight from the Netherlands to the Dutch East Indies, taking 127 hours 16 minutes.


December 12 - The Cierva C.6 autogyro makes the first cross-country flight by a rotary-wing aircraft, piloted by Captain Joaqux­n Loriga Taboada the 10.5 km (7 statute miles) from Cuatro Vientos airfield to Getafe, Spain, in eight minutes.
December 13 - in an early parasite fighter experiment, Lt Clyde Flinter unsuccessfully attempts to dock his Sperry Messenger with the US Army airship TC-3.
December 14 - a Martin MO-1 is launched using an explosive-driven catapult fitted to a turret on USS Mississippi, requiring less distance than ever for the take-off.

First flights


Fairey Fawn


May 4 - Sikorsky S-29-A
May 26 - Tupolev ANT-2
May 30 - Marinens Flyvebaatfabrikk M.F.8


June 16 - Blériot-SPAD S.51
June 23 - Focke-Wulf A-16


July 19 - Blériot 135


Savoia Marchetti S.55
Hawker Cygnet
August 21 - Fokker F.VII


Aero A.24


November 6 - Dornier Do J

Entered service

Isaacs, Keith. "The Fairey IIID In Australia". Air Enthusiast, Number 24, April-June 1984. Bromley, Kent, UK:Pilot Press. ISSN 0143-5450. pp. 40-49.

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