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On This Day: July 16

Aviation events for July 16

1930: Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA) is formed when Transcontinental Air Transport and Western Air Express merge.
1947: Geoffrey Tyson test-pilots the first jet fighter to be modified as a flying boat.
1947: First flight of the Saunders-Roe SR.A/1 TG263.
1948: First flight of the Vickers Viscount.
1957: Major John H. Glenn of the U.S. Marines sets a new record for a coast-to-coast flight across the U.S. The flight from Los Angeles, to New York takes just over three hours in a U.S. Navy Crusader supersonic jet.
1965: First flight of the North American OV-10 Bronco.
1969: The Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket blasts off from the Florida Space Center in route to the first moon landing.

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