1936 in Aviation History

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1936 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1936:

Events

The Royal Air Force's first monoplane bomber, the Avro Anson, enters service.
The Soviet aviator Valery Chkalov with two crew members makes a non-stop flight in a Tupolev ANT-25 to Udd Island in the Arctic.
The Bureau of Air Commerce begins to develop a nationwide air traffic control system in the United States.

January

January 10 - Civil transport version of the Heinkel 111 bomber revealed in public for the first time at Berlin Tempelhof airport. Named Dresden, the He 111 V4 carried registration D-AHAO.
January 13-14 - Howard Hughes makes record-breaking sprint across the country from Burbank, California to Newark, New Jersey in 9 hours, 26 minutes, 10 seconds at average speed of 259 mph. He utilizes a Northrop Gamma specially fitted with a 1,000 h.p. Wright SR-1820-G2 radial engine.
January 17 - The USAAC orders 13 Boeing Y1B-17 Flying Fortresses, previously known by the manufacturer's designation, Model 299.

February

British Marine Aircraft Ltd. was established at Hamble, Hampshire to produce Sikorsky S-42-A flying boats under licence in the United Kingdom but nothing came of this. The company subsequently became Folland Aircraft Limited.
February 13 - Imperial Airways commences airmail services to West Africa

March

March 23 - Imperial Airways begins scheduled flights between Hong Kong and Malaysia.
March 28 - NACA begins operational use of newly-constructed 8-foot high speed tunnel (8-Foot HST) at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, Langley, Virginia.

April

Aer Lingus - Ireland's national airline founded.

May

May 4-7 - Amy Johnson sets a new England-South Africa speed record of 3 days 6 hours 26 minutes in a Percival Gull Six.

June

June 16 - The United States Coast Guard Cutter George W. Campbell (WPG-32) is the first Treasury-class cutter commissioned. The Treasury-class cutters are the first United States Coast Guard ships capable of carrying an airplane (a Grumman J2F Duck, Curtiss SOC-4, or Waco J2W-1 seaplane).

July

July 14 - The British Royal Air Force is re-organised on functional grounds and RAF Fighter Command, RAF Bomber Command, RAF Coastal Command and RAF Training Command are established.
July 20 - Twenty Junkers Ju 52s ferry Spanish Nationalist troops from Morocco to Spain in the world's first major military airlift.

September

September 4-5 - Beryl Markham makes the first east-to-west solo crossing of the Atlantic by a woman in a Percival Vega Gull, from Abingdon, Berkshire to Cape Breton Island
11 September - TB-3-4AM-34FRN with A. B. Yumashev at the controls set a payload-to-altitude record: 5000 kg (11,023 lb) to 8116 m (26,627 ft).
16 September - TB-3-4AM-34FRN with A. B. Yumashev at the controls set a payload-to-altitude record: 10000 kg (22,046 lb) to 6605 m (21,670 ft).
20 September - TB-3-4AM-34FRN with A. B. Yumashev at the controls set a payload-to-altitude record: 12000 kg (26,455 lb) to 2700 m (8,858 ft).

October

1 October C. W. A. Scott and Giles Guthrie win the Schlesinger Race from England to Johannesburg, South Africa, flying Vega Gull G-AEKE landing at Rand Airport on 1 October 1936. The aircraft had left Portsmouth 52 hours 56 minutes 48 seconds earlier. Out of the original 14 entries to the race Scott and Guthrie were the only ones to finish, winning the 10,000 pounds prize money.
25 October - The United States Navy's first aircraft carrier, USS Langley (CV-1), is decommissioned for conversion into a seaplane tender, redesignated AV-3.
28 October - TB-3-4AM-34FRN with A. B. Yumashev at the controls set a payload-to-altitude record: 5000 kg (11,023 lb) to 8980 m (29,462 ft).

November

The German Luftwaffe's Condor Legion arrives in Spain to participate in the Spanish Civil War.

December

December 9 - A Dutch KLM Douglas DC-2 airliner crashes shortly after takeoff from Croydon Airfield in England. Among the dead are Juan de la Cierva y Cordoniu, inventor of the autogyro, and the Swedish admiral, industrialist, and politician Arvid Lindman.
December 21 - Eddie August Schneider, Bert Acosta, and Frederic Ives Lord, as the Yankee Squadron, travel by ship to fight in the Spanish Civil War with the Loyalists.
December 29 -Compaxxa Aeronxutica Uruguaya S.A. (CAUSA) founded by the Uruguayan banker Luis J. Supervielle and Coronel Tydeo Larre Borges. Its initial fleet is two Junkers Ju 52 floatplanes, which begin service between Montevideo, Uruguay, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

First flights

January

January 4 - Vought XSB2U-1 BuNo 9725

February

February 14 - Hawker Hector

March

March 4 - German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg
March 5 - Supermarine Spitfire prototype K5054
March 10 - Fairey Battle prototype K4303
March 17 - Armstrong Whitworth Whitley prototype K4586

May

May 12 - Messerschmitt Bf 110
May 14 - Miles Whitney Straight
May 27 - Fairey Seafox

June

June 2 - LACAB GR.8
June 15 - Vickers Wellington prototype K4049
June 15 - Westland Lysander prototype K6127
June 21 - Handley Page Hampden prototype K4240
June 25 - Bristol Blenheim prototype K7033
June 26 - Focke-Wulf Fw 61 D-EBVU, first fully-controllable helicopter

July

July 3 - Short Empire prototype RMA Canopus

October

October 28 - Dornier Do 19

December

December 13 - PZL.37 Łoś
December 21 - Junkers Ju 88 V1 prototype D-AQEN
December 22 - North American XB-21 s/n 38-485

Entered service

January

Hawker Hind with the Royal Air Force

March

Avro Anson with No. 48 Squadron RAF

July

Fairey Swordfish with No. 825 Squadron FAA

November

Fairey Hendon with No. 38 Squadron RAF

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