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On This Day: June 28

Aviation events for June 28

1911: The first airplane charter flight is made by English aviator Thomas Sopwith who is hired by Wannamaker’s New York store to deliver repaired glasses to Philadelphia merchant W. A. Burpee.
1927: The first non-stop flight between the United States and Hawaii is made by U.S. Lts. Albert F. Hegenberger and Lester J. Maitland. They fly 2,407 miles (3,874 km) from Oakland to Honolulu in 25 hours, 30 minutes.
1927: Iberia Airlines is founded.
1978: The Dassault Super Étendard enters operational service with the Aéronavale.

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