Dr. Robert H. Goddard is granted a patent for his liquid fuel rocket engine.
Robin Olds is born in Honalulu, HI. He would rise to the rank of Brigardier General, a fighter pilot in three wars.
Flamboyant flying tycoon Howard Hughes lands in New York after a record-breaking flight around the Northern Hemisphere.
A Soviet crew breaks the world distance flying record by staying airborne for over two days while flying from Moscow over the North Pole.
Six Royal Air Force (RAF) Vampires land after completing the first transatlantic flight made by jet aircraft.
First flight of the Martin XP6M-1 Seamaster, BuNo 138821.
First flight of the Sukhoi T-431, prototype of the Sukhoi Su-9.
First flight of the VFW-614 D-BABA.
After receiving orders from United Airlines, Boeing begins full-scale development of the Boeing 767.
Air Cargo Germany receives its operating certificate.